Fußball Groundhopping Tour – 8 Tage

Nordkorea Reisen, Reisen 2021

 


Day 0 (Thursday, 12th August)
For guests who enter via Beijing: 13:00h (1pm) – Obligatory pre-tour meeting of the group in Beijing’s Yi Beiping Beijing Story Restaurant (PDF). Handover and payment of your North Korean visa. Pre-tour briefing. Complementary Chinese-Korean Dinner (1 meal per person is included in the tour fee, extra drinks have to be paid individually). Train passengers take the night train to Pyongyang departing Beijing Railway Station at 17:25h. For guests who enter via Vladivostok: Information on how to obtain your North Korean visa will be provided at a later stage.

 


Day 1 (Friday, 13th August)
For guests who enter via Beijing: 12:00h (12pm) – Departure for flight passengers to Pyongyang with Air Koryo from Beijing Capital International Airport (Terminal 2), 14:30h (14.30pm) Arrival in Pyongyang. For guests who enter via Vladivostok: Flight details will be provided at a later stage. Transfer from the airport into the city centre, Arch of Triumph (built in 1982 to commemorate the return of President Kim Il Sung to Pyongyang after the end of the Korean War / an optional visit to the viewing platform costs EUR 5 per pax), Orientation walk in the city centre, Kim Il Sung Square, Vienna Coffee House, Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 2 (Saturday, 14th August)
Breakfast, Visit to an official Torch Cup Match (expected to take place in Kim Il Sung Stadium or May Day Stadium, ticket fee of approx. EUR 20-30 is not included in the tour fee), Lunch in a local restaurant, Visit to Yanggakdo Stadium (entry fee of approx. EUR 10-20 is not included in the tour fee), Dinner at Pyongyang Hot Pot Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 3 (Sunday, 15th August)
Liberation Day – 76th anniversary of the liberation from Japanese occupation
Breakfast, Fountain Park, Mansudae Grand Monuments (giant bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il)*, Chollima Statue, Visit to Pyongyang Zoo, Lunch at a local restaurant, Celebrations in the city centre, Ride on the Pyongyang Metro (the world’s deepest metro system), Dinner at a local restaurant, Visit to Taedonggang Craft Brewery Bar (one of the many possibilities on this tour to enjoy local made beers), Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 4 (Monday, 16th August)
Breakfast, Drive to the Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, City walk in Kaesong, Koryo Museum, Korean Stamp Shop, Lunch at a local restaurant (you can pre-order Dog Meat Soup for around EUR 5), Visit to Unjong Goat Farm (including a traditional mask dance performance by the local farmers), Drive back to Pyongyang, Reunification Monument (built in 2001 to commemorate the efforts of President Kim Il Sung for the Korean Reunification), Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 5 (Tuesday, 17th August)
Breakfast, Visit to Pyongyang Football Academy (school for the best football talents) with the possibilitiy to set up a game against a youth team (this requires a small fee to be paid), Football items merchandise shop, Lunch at a local restaurant, Visit to a funfair in Pyongyang (entry and rides on roller coasters and carousels may require a small fee to be paid on the spot), Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 6 (Wednesday, 18th August)
Breakfast, Visit to an official Torch Cup Match (expected to take place in Kim Il Sung Stadium or May Day Stadium, ticket not included in the tour price), lunch at a local restaurant, Monument to Party Founding, Visit Kim Il Sung Stadium / or May Day Stadium (access fee not included in the tour price), Dinner at Duck Barbecue Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 7 (Thursday, 19th August)
Breakfast, Kumsusan Palace of the Sun (Mausoleum of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il)*, Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery*, Lunch at a local restaurant, Kwangbop Temple (Buddhist temple of the Koguryo period, destroyed by US bombs in the Korean War, rebuilt in 1990), Tower of the Juche Idea (built in 1982 to mark the 70th birthday of President Kim Il Sung / an optional visit to the viewing platform costs EUR 5 per pax), Monument to Party Founding (built in 1996 to honour the Worker’s Party of Korea), Dinner at Pyongyang Duck Barbecue Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 8 (Friday, 20th August)
Breakfast, Departure

 


 *Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery and Mansudae Grand Monuments are no ordinary tourist places anymore, making it increasingly difficult for tourists to visit these sites. It is impossible to know beforehand whether the group will be able to see those places. Therefore, please keep in mind that a visit is intended, however cannot be guaranteed. If visits are impossible, other sites will be included instead.