Escape the chaos in China over the Chinese New Year Holiday and enjoy North Korea tourism
at its best, getting a comprehensive look into all of the main sites of the DPRK. Round-trip
by train or upgrade to flight.
From 1,199 EUR per person
Please apply by 15th January, 2019.
Escape the chaos in China over the Chinese New Year Holiday
and enjoy North Korea tourism at its best, getting a comprehensive
look into all of the main sites of the DPRK. Round-trip by train
or upgrade to flight.
From 1,199 EUR per person
Head to Pyongyang by train or plane and enjoy an extensive Pyongyang city tour, visiting all of the must-see sites - as well as some not-so-frequently-visited ones.
Making the most of North Korea tourism, this tour also includes a trip to the DMZ, the border to North and South Korea and often referred to as ‘the world’s most dangerous border’ - but is today the the centre of North-South reconciliation.
As well as this, we also pack in a trip to Sariwon and Sinchon for a look back at some of the most divisive history of the Korean War.
Our Chinese New Year in North Korea Tour is perfect for those going from China to North Korea, seeking adventure travel on a budget. Or, those wanting to escape China during Chinese New Year holidays.
Mark North Korea off your bucket list and get a key insight into this little-explored country. Prepare yourself for a truly fascinating experience with Koryo Tours.
If your wallet hasn’t quite recovered post-Christmas, our Chinese New Year in North Korea Long Weekend may be the right answer!
Scroll down for an overview Chinese New Year in North Korea tour highlights, tour itinerary, transport options, DPRK tourist visa information, and extra add-ons.
Arrival day in Pyongyang
Overnight | The Yanggakdo Hotel, Pyongyang. Great views of the city and creature comforts on an island in the middle of the Taedong River. Home away from home for the majority of tour groups visiting Pyongyang. Shops, bookstore, cafes, revolving restaurant, beer brewed on-site.
Pyongyang City Tour and Drive to Sariwon
Party Founding Museum | The building built by the Japanese in 1923 where President Kim Il Sung founded the Korean Worker's Party on October 10 1945. The building was turned into a museum in 1970. Next to the museum is the building where President Kim Il Sung lived in the early days of his presidency.
Grand People’s Study House // National library
and public university in traditional Korean style with great views of Kim Il
Sung Square. Learn about education in the DPRK.
Sariwon and Sinchon
Departure Day from Pyongyang and Return to Beijing by flight or train. Please confirm your preferred transport method upon booking*
This tour travels between Beijing-Pyongyang by 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. We recommend flight entry with a train return for the best overall experience on your trip.See more
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.See more
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.See more
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.See more
The DPRK’s ski season — yes, it has a ski season! — usually runs from December to March. Add on two extra nights to your winter tour and you'll have the rare chance to try out the nine main runs at Masikryong — the DPRK’s only ski resort. This place has been widely reported on, yet is not often visited. Sign up to this ski option, and be one of the first to experience it.See more
Koryo Tours is able to arrange hotel bookings in Beijing at the following hotels on behalf of people travelling with us. We have four hotels on offer with different levels of comfort and all located a short walk from our office. Select which hotel you are interested in and your Tour Manager will confirm the dates and cost for you. We will make the booking and add the cost to your tour invoice.See more
This is a unique opportunity to cook with chefs of the Culinary Association of the DPRK, who will teach you how to cook Korean classics like Pyongyang cold noodles (raengmyon), kimchi, green bean pancakes, and other local delicacies. This optional cooking class costs 75 EUR for two hours, and will be followed by a dinner of your own making. Please do note that by participating in this cooking course, you might miss out on some evening activities and a dinner in Pyongyang.See more
We're unable to take you on one of our tours if you do not have medical insurance that covers the destination in question. Issues of isolation and infrastructure where we go mean it would be irresponsible of us to do so. We can provide this if you do not have it — or you can use your own.
Groups will be in the experienced hands of two or three local Korean guides and an experienced Koryo Tours tour leader.
Please note that when on tour your day-to-day itinerary may differ to what is advertised above. Your tour leader will ensure, however, that everything available at the time is covered, and replacement options are provided where needed. We will also add in extras when there is time (such as a visit to a local bar or amusement park). We visit North Korea regularly so know all the best places to go, and how to make the most of your days there to guarantee the experience of a lifetime. After the tour, we will send out a list of all participants' emails so you can keep in touch, swap photos etc. If you do not wish to be on this list then please let us know.
Please apply by 15th January, 2019.