July 12 - August 4/5 2018

Pyongyang Summer School Korean Language Programme

21 nights in North Korea + Beijing
Orientation + Beijing-Pyongyang travel
time

This is your chance to be among the first Westerners studying Korean in North Korea! Spend your summer
studying at the Pyongyang Tourism University’s summer school in the morning, and exploring the sights
of Pyongyang in the afternoon!

From 2,199 EUR per person

Please apply by 29th June, 2018.

Pyongyang Summer School Korean Language Programme

21 nights in North Korea + Beijing
Orientation + Beijing-Pyongyang travel
time

This is your chance to be among the first Westerners studying Korean
in North Korea! Spend your summer studying at the Pyongyang Tourism
University’s summer school in the morning, and exploring the sights
of Pyongyang in the afternoon!

From 2,199 EUR per person

  • Overall

    Interested in the how Korean is spoken in North Korea? Been studying Korean and would like to spend some time in Pyongyang improving your language skills? Or you are an absolute beginner and would like to start from scratch? Join us this summer for Koryo Tours' inaugural Pyongyang Summer School.

    On this 3-week trip to the DPRK you will be spending your week-day mornings at Pyongyang's Tourism Univeristy attending Korean language lessons given by local teachers. This special programme does not just offer you the chance to be among the first Westerners studying Korean language in the DPRK - it will also give you more than enough time to discover the sights and sounds of Pyongyang and surroundings during the comprehensive afternoon and weekend sightseeing programs, and even have you in the capital for a big national holiday (7.27 - Victory Day).

    All levels of language learners are welcome! Local teachers will cater to the different levels during class and should the number of participants allow, classes of different levels will be offered.

    Upon application please e-mail info@koryogroup.com with a description of your level of Korean language, whether you have formally studied the language or have been exposed to it otherwise.

    Please note that there is a pre-study orientation held in Beijing (July 12-13) which will be held in three mandatory sessions. Spending three weeks living in Pyongyang is a big commitment and we want to make sure that you are fully prepared.

    Orientation Session 1: Introductions and Programme Overview

    Orientation Session 2: Travel Etiquette, Safety, and Practicalities for Travel in the DPRK

    Orientation Session 3: The Basics of Language in North Korea and Cultural Matters

    These lectures and discussions based on 25 years of our experience working in North Korea will help to ensure that you get the most out of your time in Korea.

    Please read the following for important information about your transport options for this tour, and how each one relates to the visa requirements for China. The default option is round-trip train travel from Beijing to Pyongyang, and back again. Flight upgrades are available. See below for more details.

    Transport Options

    Option 1 // Round-trip train (Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing): A 24-hour train journey each way in hard-sleeper class (six bunks per berth) with a transfer in Dandong, China. The train arrives in Pyongyang approximately three hours after the flight so train arrivals will miss one or two activities in the city. This option is for those travelling on a budget with time to spare (and train enthusiasts, of course). [+0 EUR]

    Option 2 // Flight departure (Beijing-Pyongyang // 90 minutes) + train return (Pyongyang-Beijing // 24 hours): In our view, this is the most comprehensive way to visit the DPRK. We highly recommend this option: it maximizes your time and sightseeing opportunities; lets you experience both Air Koryo and the international train; plus allows you to start the trip rested, while taking the leisurely route home. [+199 EUR]

    Option 3 // Train departure (Beijing-Pyongyang // 24 hours) + flight return (Pyongyang-Beijing // 90 minutes): An alternative to Option 2. This option is ideal for those wishing to take the train one-way of the journey, but need to transit through Beijing by flight on their return. Please note the train arrives in Pyongyang approximately three hours after the flight so train arrivals will miss one or two activities in the city. [+199 EUR]

    Option 4 // Round-trip flight (Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing):Choosing the round-trip flight option gets you between Beijing and Pyongyang in 1.5 hours (each way), and lets you experience the infamous Air Koryo ‘burger’ twice! For many nationalities, this also allows for the possibility of transiting in Beijing, rather than having to get a Chinese visa (please see below). This option is for those with little time to spare, travellers wanting simply to transit through China, or aviation enthusiasts. [+299 EUR]

    Visa Information

    We arrange your North Korean visa as part of your tour package [+50 EUR]. However, given the tour starts and finishes in China you may also need to consider entry and exit procedures in China for your trip. This can be obtained at a Chinese embassy abroad. We recommend obtaining at least a double-entry Chinese visa for your trip.

    Over 50 nationalities can obtain a visa-waiver for up to 144 hours when in transit through Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) using direct international flights. Most other nationalities can transit for up to 24 hours. If you don't want to visit China as part of your trip, this could be the easiest option for you. It is not possible to obtain a transit-waiver when using a train for entry or exit from China.

    Please be sure to check your visa status for travel through China while planning your trip. We are unable to arrange Chinese visas, but can provide documentation in support of visa applications upon payment of a tour deposit.

    See below for an overview of all tour options and extras.

    Highlights

    • Learn Korean at a North Korean university
    • Experience life in Pyongyang
    • Tour the highlights of Pyongyang, Kaesong, and Mt. Myohyang
  • Itinerary

    Briefing Day
    1. July 12  // Thursday

      Pre-Tour

      • Recommended latest arrival in Beijing on the afternoon or evening of Wednesday January 11.

      AM

      • Orientation Meeting I: The group will gather at the Koryo Tours office in Beijing for introductions and overview of the programme.Time TBC. Please be punctual.
      • Group lunch at a North Korean restaurant in Beijing.

      PM

      • Orientation Meeting II: This briefing will last approximately one hour and designed so that you will get the most of your time in the country. It will cover travel etiquette, safety, and practicalities for travel in the DPRK.

      Overnight: Hotel in Beijing not included in the tour. Contact us for recommendations near out office!

    2. July 13  // Friday

      AM

      • Orientation Meeting III: An Introduction to Language in North Korea and Cultural Matters.
      PM
      • Those entering the country by train depart Beijing Railway Station by overnight sleeper-train to Dandong.
      • Those taking the flight the next morning have a free day afternoon in Beijing.
      • Optional North Korean film screening at Koryo Tours: Time TBD

      Overnight: Hotel in Beijing not included in the tour. Contact us for recommendations near out office!

    3. July 14 // Saturday

      AM

      • Those departing by train arrive in Dandong and transfer to Dandong-Pyongyang train at Dandong Railway Station.
      • Those departing by flight check-in at Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 2

      PM
      • Flight departure from Beijing on Air Koryo flight JS 252 at 14:05. A 1.5 hour flight with basic lunch (no vegetarian option).
      • Arrival to Pyongyang's Sunan International Airport (FNJ) at 16:35. DPRK immigration and customs, meet your Korean guides, and transfer to the city.
      • Arrival at Pyongyang Railway Station around 17:30.
      • Group Dinner
      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.
    4. July 15 - Sunday

      AM

      • Mansudae Fountain Park //  Centrally-located pleasant park popular with local citizens afterschool and on weekends. Flanked by examples of representative architecture from different eras.
      • Chollima Monument  //  Winged-horse statue commemorating the quick rebuilding of the country in the 1950’s following the Korean War. From here we will walk to the Arch of Triumph - a 60-m archway commemorating the liberation of Korea from Japanese colonial rule and larger than its counterpart in Paris. Viewing platform has a fee (2 €).

      • Lunch at a local restaurant

      PM

      • Tower of the Juche Idea //  Iconic tower on the Taedong River dedicated to the DPRK’s guiding philosophy. Take the elevator to the top for great views of the city. Lift ticket paid on the spot (5 €).

      • Party Foundation Monument // Iconic Monument made up of stone depictions of hands gripping the hammer, sickle, and writing brush – symbols of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Built in 1995 for the 40th anniversary of the Party.

      • Pyongyang Feature Film Studio // See the home of 'Cholliwood', the DPRK's domestic film industry. Visits sets of traditional Korea, colonial Korea, China, Europe, and more!

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.

    5. July 16 // Monday

      AM

      • Introduction language class // This morning the language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism commence. A local teacher will give 3 lectures à 45 minutes, adapting to the participants' skills and needs. This session will also decide a possible split-up in different levels, depending on the number of participants and the variation of existing knowledge
      • Lunch at Okryu Noodle Restaurant // Pyongyang Cold Noodles at Pyongyang’s most famous restaurant. Housed in a huge traditional building on the banks of the Taedong River.
      PM
      • Mansudae Art Studio // The DPRK’s centre of artistic excellence, where the majority of sculptures, mosaics, and paintings around the country are made. Visit workshops to see artists at work and an exhibition where pieces are sold.

      • Pyongyang Metro Tour // One of the deepest metro systems in the world with stunning artwork reflecting the name of each station. Ride six stations on the Chollima Line

      • Kumkob Food Processing Factory // A tour of the processing facilities of a local Pyongyang foodstuff factory.

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.
    6. July 17 // Tuesday

      AM

      • Language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism, followed by lunch at a local restaurant
      PM

      • City Cycling from Kwangbok Street to Munsu waterpark through Mirae Street and across Okryu Bridge, past the Juche tower and Party Foundation Monument

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.
    7. July 18 // Wednesday

      AM

      • Language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism, followed by lunch in a local restaurant or the hotel

      PM

      • Grand People’s Study House  // National library and public university in neo-traditional Korean style building overlooking  Kim Il Sung Square. Gain insight into higher education and research in the DPRK and great views of Pyongyang.
      • Korean Central Art Museum // National gallery of Korean art from ancient times on through the socialist realist works of today. The local guides an excellent introduction to Korean culture and history through art.
      • Walk along the Taedonggang and boating on the river (approx. 2 EUR rental fee) // A great way to see Pyongyang from a different angle and do what locals do on a hot summer day.  

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.
    8. July 19 // Thursday

      AM

      • Language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism, followed by lunch in a local restaurant or the hotel
      PM
      • Mangyondae Native House // Birthplace and childhood home of President Kim Il Sung. A traditional Korean house in a beautiful natural surrounding.

      • Schoolchildren’s Palace // Tour one of Pyongyang’s centres of extracurricular excellence with study rooms for fine arts, dance, sports, and music, then watch a spectacular performance put on by the students.

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.

    9. July 20 //  Friday

      AM

      • Language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism, followed by lunch in a local restaurant or the hotel
      PM

      • Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum // Tour this world-class museum led by a local museum guides. Renovated in 2012 and its exhibits of Korean War from the DPRK perspective containing artifacts, documents, photos, and lifelike dioramas. The exterior grounds house the War Victory Monument and displays of Korean People’s Army Hero Equipment and captures equipment from the US military, including the USS Pueblo. Central to the understanding of the country today and highlight of the trip.

      • Kwangbok Department Store // Opportunity to use Korean currency and shop with the citizens of Pyongyang! Try the snack stand on the first floor for some of Pyongyang’s best local eats.

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.

    10. July 21 // Saturday

      AM


      Drive south to Sariwon (approx. 1.5 hrs drive) // The provincial seat of North Hwanghae Province and centre of regional industry.
      • Sariwon Tour including Mt. Jongbang and Songbul Temple
      • Migok Cooperative Farm //  We will spend some time here helping the local farmers with their work on the fields. Bring some sun protection!
      PM
      • Sariwon Folk Village and City View // Mock-up of a traditional Korean town which includes a history museum, food street, and pavilions. There is a small tavern selling Makkoli, traditional rice wine. Climb a nearby hill for a view of Sariwon City and the surrounding plains.

      • Drive on to Kaesong (approx. 1.5-2 hrs drive)
      • Kaesong Koryo Museum // Once the Songgyung Academy, a Confucian school, and now a museum on the Koryo Dynasty exhibiting historical objects, statues, pagodas, and porcelain from that era. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
      • Kaesong Korean Stamp Exhibition Hall // Store selling stamps, postcards, local ginseng, souvenirs, art, and more! One of the best postcard collections in the country and friendly staff.
      • Sonjuk Bridge // Small stone bridge built in 1290 which was the site of the assassination of loyal Koryo Dynasty minister Jong Mong Ju by a son of Ri Song Gye, founder of the next dynasty, in 1392. This bloody act extinguished the Koryo which had ruled over Korea for 474 years and is said to have left a permanent mark on the bridge to this day. 

      Overnight: Local hotel, Kaesong.

    11. July 22 // Sunday

      AM

      • Old City Walk and South Gate // A morning stroll through Kaesong’s historic district lined with homes dating back to the late Ri Dynasty to the city’s historic South Gate.
      • Tomb of King Kongmin // Tomb of the 31st king of the Koryo Dynasty, a talented statesman and prolific painter, and his Mongolian wife set at the end of a picturesque valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      • Panmunjom Truce Village // Located in the middle of the 4 km wide Demilitarised Zone, Panmunjom is the site of the signing of the 1953 armistice at the end of the Korean War. This is the only location where visitors can directly view soldiers from both sides and the demarcation line dividing Korea. On some days it is possible to enter the hut straddling both Koreas and there cross temporarily into the south.

      • Traditional Royal Korean Lunch (pangsanggi) // A meal made of 12 dishes served in brass bowls fit for the kings of old. The more dishes, the more distinguished the guest! Traditional Korean 'sweet meat soup' is an option here (5 EUR). PM

      • Concrete Wall and view of DMZ // View of a complex fortification system erected on the southern boundary of the DMZ accompanied by a military guide. The wall is seen as evidence of intent to permanently divide the nation. A 45 minute drive each way from Kaesong through scenic countryside.
      • Drive back to Pyongyang (approx. 3 hours drive)
      • Dinner in Pyongyang and checking back into the hotel
      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.
    12. July 23 // Monday

      AM

      • Language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism, followed by lunch in a local restaurant or the hotel
      PM

      • Science and Technology Centre // Newly built atom-shaped educational facility, library, computer lab, and exhibition of the latest developments in science and technology.

      • This afternoon will be spent at Pyongyang's Culinary Festival where you will learn how to make some of the most traditional Korean dishes such as Kimchi, Kimbab, Noodles and Greenbean Pancakes 
      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.
    13. July 24 // Tuesday

      AM

      • Language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism, followed by lunch in a local restaurant or the hotel

      PM

      • Kim Il Sung University // A tour of Pyongyang's most prestigious University.
      • Pyongyang Central Zoo (2 EUR entrance fee and additional cost for special exhibitions on the zoo grounds) //  Newly renovated zoological gardens at the foot of Mt. Taesong popular with locals.
      • Walk along Ryomyong Street // Pyongyang's newest street, opened in 2017, lined with tall green building symbolizing eco-friendliness.
      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.
    14. July 25 // Wednesday

      AM

      • Language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism, followed by lunch in a local restaurant or the hotel

      PM

      • Sports activities // Be it volleyball, table tennis or football - we will get some exercise together with the students and teachers of the Tourism University.
      • Changgwangwon Health Complex // Huge health and leisure facility with Olympic-sized pool, barber shops, beauty salons, massage, and saunas. Leave feeling ten years younger, locals say! Tickets for activities (approx. 4 EUR for swimming, varying prices for haircuts, massages, etc.) purchased on the spot. One of our favorites!

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.
    15. July 26 // Thursday

      AM

      • Language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism, followed by lunch in a local restaurant or the hotel

      PM

      • Local Secondary School // Tour of a local secondary school and possibly giving your teaching skills a go!
      • Pyongyang Circus // A one hour circus show including clowns, trapeze artists, jugglers, and much more. Tickets purchased on the spot -20 EUR.

      • Mansugyo Beer Bar // A standing bar serving seven type of local beer (0.50 -1 EUR per beer). Popular with locals after work and on weekends!
      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.
    16. July 27 // Friday (Victory Day!)

      As today is a national holiday we will not have language classes but instead enjoy the holiday vibes and mingle with the locals in Pyongyang.

      AM

      • Walk in Moranbong Park // A walk through Pyongyang’s central park through historic monuments, ancient and modern architecture.
      • Mass Dance // As it's a national holiday, we expect to see large student organised dances held around Pyongyang on major holidays (weather dependent). Join in the fun!
      PM

      • Maeri Shooting Range // Shoot at targets with low caliber sports pistols and rifles in the facility that trained Olympic medalists. Pay by the bullet (0.50 -1 EUR) depending on the type of gun and target.

      • Golden Lane Bowling Centre // Where Pyongyang locals go for their ten-pin fix (2.5 EUR per person per game). Also has billiards and arcade games. Non-bowlers can head next door to the Kumrung Leisure Centre for an airgun shooting range (approximately 6 EUR per 20 round cartridge) and some of the best coffee in Pyongyang.
      • Taedonggang Bar No. 3  // Upscale bar across the street from the Tower of the Juche Idea. There are a variety of beers on tap produced at Pyongyang’s Taedonggang Brewery outside of town (2-2.5 EUR per glass).

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.

    17. July 28 - Saturday

      AM

      • Drive north passing rivers valleys and hills to Mt. Myohyang, the ‘mountain of mysterious fragrance’. A 2.5 hour to 3 hour drive.

      • International Friendship Exhibition // A subterranean exhibition hall displaying gifts of all kinds given to the DPRK leaders by foreign states, leaders, and organizations. The exhibition is a fascinating look into material culture in the second half of the 20th century. Highlights include a plane given by the Soviet Union, basketball signed by Michael Jordan from the US State Department, and vodka given by Dennis Rodman. The visit takes most of the morning.

      • Pohyon Buddhist Temple // A peaceful temple dating back to 1042 with stone pagoda and repository of a print blocks and historic text of the Tripitaka Koreana, Buddhist scriptures first produced to invoke divine assistance from foreign invasion during the Koryo Dynasty.
      PM

      • Manpok Valley Walk // Hiking past waterfalls, interesting rocks, lovely wooded areas and viewing points.
      • Drive south back to Pyongyang. A 2.5 hour to 3 hour drive.

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.

    18. July 29 // Sunday

      AM

      • Drive west along the ‘Youth Hero Highway’ to Nampo, the port city of Pyongyang on the Taedong River estuary. A 45 minute to 1 hour drive.

      • Kangso Mineral Water Factory // Bottling plant for the DPRK's most popular brand of sparking water.

      • West Sea Barrage // An 8 km concrete, steel, and earthen barrage constructed between the Taedong River estuary and the West Sea for land reclamation, irrigation, flood prevention, and power generation. It also acts as a ship locks and fish ladder. One of the DPRK’s greatest engineering feats.
      PM
      • Taean Glassware Factory // A tour of the large grounds of this glassware producing factory just outside Nampo town. 
      • Drive east back to Pyonyang (approx. 1 hr drive)

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.

    19. July 30 // Monday

      AM

      • Language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism, followed by lunch in a local restaurant or the hotel

      PM

      • Jonsung Revolutionary Site // A system of underground tunnels and bunkers used by Korean government’s cabinet during the 1950’s. Learn about life underground during the years of American bombing.

      • City walk // A walk through downtown Pyongyang past monuments, museums, and ministries.  

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.

    20. July 31 // Tuesday

      AM

      • Language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism, followed by lunch in a local restaurant or the hotel

      PM

      • Konji-Ri Revolutionary Site // Headquarters of the Korean People’s Army during the Korean War in the hills north of Pyongyang. Preserved traditional homes which served as army offices during the war, bunkers, as well as burnt trees and bomb casing from American aerial attacks set among a bucolic landscape. The on-site museum compliments the War Museum in Pyongyang.

      • Funfair // We’ll take on the rides of one of Pyongyang’s funfair with the locals. Tickets purchased on the spot (1 EUR entry, 2-7 EUR for rides).

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.

    21. August 1 // Wednesday

      AM

      • Language classes at the Pyongyang University of Tourism, followed by lunch in a local restaurant or the hotel

      PM

      • Railway Museum // Museum dedicated to the development of the DPRK’s railways with a number of antique engines and cars on display.

      • Pyongyang International Football Academy // Premier football school for young and promising athletes. Tour the facilities and learn about the history of football in the DPRK.

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.

    22. August 2 // Thursday

      AM

      • Exam time! // Take your final Korean language exam.
      • While the teacher's are grading your exams you'll head to Mt. Ryonggak for a BBQ lunch in a woodland setting just outside of the city.

      PM

      • Graduation Ceremony // Get your certificate and final grade from the past weeks of language classes.

      • Three Revolutions Exhibition // Exhibitions halls showing the nation’s achievements of the Technological, Cultural, and Ideological revolutions.
      • Funfair and/or Beer Bar // To celebrate the successful end of the language classes, spend the evening at another beer bar or hit some more rides at one of Pongyang's funfairs!

      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotel, Pyongyang.

    23. August 3 // Friday

      AM

      • Pyongyang Catfish Factory // A full-scale facility where you can learn about the fascinating science of catfish production. Also, great views of the South Pyongyang Thermal Station, a grand display of industrial power.  
      • Jangchon Vegetable Farm // A taste of modern rural life just outside Pyongyang city. Visit the farm’s cultural centre, kindergarten, home, and research laboratory. Good bye, city life!
      •  Lunch in Mangyongdae Songsan Restaurant
      PM
      • Taedonggang Fruit Farm // A farm specialising in fruit production.
      • Mirim Equestrian Centre // The DPRK’s first civilian horse riding centre in located in the eastern suburbs of Pyongyang. A large facility with indoor and outdoor tracks. Visitors can ride horses and ponies. All skill levels can be accommodated. Safety equipment is provided and ½ hour of riding included. Many Orlov horses here were gifts from Vladimir Putin.
      • Mirim Flight Centre //  Featuring a fleet of Microlight aircraft. Visitors under 90kg can take flights over Pyongyang with a skilled local pilot. Amazing views of the centre of the city from low-altitude.
      • Moran Beer Bar
      • Farewell Dinner in Mansudae Restaurant
      Overnight: Sosan or Chongnyon Hotels, Pyongyang
    24. August 4 // Saturday

      Departure Day

      AM
      • Flight departure from Pyongyang on Air Koryo Flight JS151 with scheduled arrival at Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) Terminal 2 at 9:50 am.
      PM
      • Train departure by local train to the Korean-Chinese border at 10:25, transfer in Dandong and onward travel to Beijing with scheduled arrival to Beijing Station on Sunday August 5th at 08:30. We typically book soft sleeper (four beds per cabin) for the return journey. Please note that in some rare instances, soft sleeper tickets may sell out and we will book hard sleeper (six beds per cabin) instead.

      End of Course

      Or...why not

      Extend a few days on a private tour and explore more of the DPRK.


      End of Tour

      JS 151 to Beijing at 8;30/Depart by train to Dandong and Beijing










  • Extras

    • Entry and Exit Method

      This tour travels between between Beijing-Pyongyang train each way in a hard-sleeper carriage (6 bunks per compartment). The train journey takes 24 hours with a transfer at the city of Dandong. One-way or round-trip flights are also available. The flight takes around 90 minutes. For an extra 199 EUR you can upgrade to a one-way flight. A round-trip ticket costs an additional 299 EUR.

    • Upgrade to your own room

      All hotel rooms on our all-inclusive group tours feature twin beds, and will be shared. If you'd like a room to yourself then you can upgrade for an extra 40 EUR per night.

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    • Visit the DPRK border town of Sinuiju

      If you're heading back to Beijing by train this option lets you get off for an overnight in Dongrim before the next day's tour of Sinuiju — the border city with China. Spend an extra 24 hours in the DPRK seeing the sites of North Pyongan province. You will then continue on through to Beijing.

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    • Visit Dandong — the Chinese gateway to the DPRK

      Instead of immediately returning to Beijing when your tour ends you can take some extra time to visit this fascinating border city, which directly faces the DPRK town of Sinuiju, but lies on the Chinese side of the Yalu River. We offer both one-night and two-night fully guided extensions that take in all the sights of Dandong, with a special North Korea theme.

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  • What is / is not included?

    • Included
      Train Beijing – Pyongyang with transfer in Dandong
      Train Pyongyang – Beijing with transfer in Dandong
      All meals in the DPRK + one group meal in Beijing
      Hotel accommodation (shared room) in DPRK
      Language instructions
      Part-time accompaniment by professional tour guides
      All transportation in the DPRK
      Entry fees for locations listed on the itinerary (please not that some locations may have optional activities at additional costs, please see below)
      Certificate of programme completion from Pyongyang Tourism University
      DPRK visa
    • Not included
      Flight upgrade (+199 EUR one-way; +299 EUR round-trip)
      Accommodation in Beijing (2 nights required for orientation)
      Optional single room supplement of 40 EUR per night
      Textbooks (5 EUR per book // contact us for more details)
      Optional activities such as the lift up the Juche Tower (5 EUR) or a visit to the funfair (approx. 2 EUR entrance fee per person)
      Entry tickets for special events if applicable – for example Pyongyang Circus (approx. 20 EUR per person)
      Meals include a complimentary beer and water, but you will need to purchase extra drinks if needed
      Spending money for souvenirs
      Tips for tour guides
      Sinuiju Extension: RMB 50 for the bus across the bridge to Dandong to be paid on the spot to the local guides
  • Notes

    Please note that when on tour your day-to-day itinerary may differ to what is advertised above. Typically the order will change based on local opening times, but the overall content will remain the same unless. If an items is not possible on tour, it is typically replaced by a similar or related location. Thank you for your understanding.

Please apply by 29th June, 2018.

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