Experience one of North Korea’s most important national
holidays that will see mass dances and other festivities!
From 1,255 EUR per person
Please apply by 8th July, 2022.
Experience one of North Korea’s most
important national holidays that will
see mass dances and other festivities!
From 1,255 EUR per person
Travel to North Korea for Victory Day will give you a deep insight into the country and the culture. Not only will you get to enjoy all the must-see sights of the capital Pyongyang, but you’ll also be there for North Korea’s Victory Day celebrations. July 27th 1953 was the day the Korean War armistice was signed which was the formal ending of fighting in the Korean War, and is a major annual holiday.
This year will mark the 69th anniversary and we will make sure that you’re in Pyongyang on the day for one of the most unique holidays. Join in the celebrations with the locals, who are all in high spirits. This includes picnicking in Moranbong Park, attending (and taking part in) mass dances and enjoying any other events planned on this day.
As well as a city tour of Pyongyang including the Juche Tower, Kim Il Sung Square and the local Kwangbok Supermarket, you will also have the opportunity to visit the DMZ North-South Korea border and stay in traditional Korean accommodation.
You will also visit local industry in Nampo on the west coast of Korea, and even take time out for a relax on the beach.
If you have a couple of days more to spare, why not check out our Victory Day Long Tour which takes you to Mt Myohyang and Anju, a city that is rarely visited by foreigners.
Scroll down for an overview of our Victory Day tour package highlights, tour itinerary, transport options, DPRK tourist visa information, and extra add-ons.
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*Pre-Tour Briefing | We require all travellers to attend a pre-tour briefing that covers regulations, etiquette, safety, and practicalities for travel in North Korea. The briefing lasts approximately one hour followed by a question and answer session. Please be punctual for the briefing. You can come early, meet your fellow travellers, and pay any outstanding tour fees. A proper briefing is an essential part of travel to North Korea.
For this tour, we will hold two briefings. One in the morning for those departing by train this afternoon and the other in the afternoon for those departing by flight the next day.
Overnight | Hotel in Beijing not included in the tour for those taking the flight the next day. Contact us for recommendations near our office! Those travelling by train will spend the night on the train.
Arrival day in Pyongyang
Overnight | Yanggakdo International Hotel, Pyongyang. Home away from home for most (but not all!) foreign visitors to Pyongyang, this 47-story hotel is located on an island in the middle of the Taedong River and offers great views of the city. Comfortable rooms and comprehensive leisure facilities: swimming pool, spa, billiards, bowling, gift shops, tea houses and beer brewed on-site.
Pyongyang and Nampo
Overnight | Hanggu Hotel, Nampo. A basic nautical themed hotel in Nampo city proper. Excellent banquet hall and seafood restauraunt. Limited hours of hot water.
Victory Day, the 69th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement.
Overnight | Yanggakdo International Hotel, Pyongyang.
Overnight | Minsok Folk Hotel, Kaesong. Traditional style hotel where guests sleep on heated floors in Korean style. Housed in beautiful courtyards of Kaesong’s old city, structures date back to the Ri Dynasty. Basic bathroom facilities. Hot water not guaranteed and erratic electricity supply – please bring a torch.
Kaesong, the DMZ & Sariwon
Departure Day from Pyongyang and Return to Beijing by flight or train. Please confirm your preferred transport method upon booking*
End of Tour
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.
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
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
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 slightly 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 the DPRK 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 8th July, 2022.