Pyongyang Marathon Tour / Tour zum Tag der Sonne – 15 Tage

Nordkorea Reisen, Reisen 2021

 


Day 0 (Thursday, 8th April)
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.

 


Day 1 (Friday, 9th April)
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 (2.30pm) 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, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Cemetery, 4 Revolutions Exhibition, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 2 (Saturday, 10th April)
Breakfast, Ride on the Pyongyang Metro (the world’s deepest metro system), Visit to Pyongyang Zoo, Lunch at a local restaurant, 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 3 (Sunday, 11th April)
Breakfast, Pyongyang Marathon (it’s optional to run the full marathon/half marathon/10km/5km; the marathon running fee – full EUR 150/half EUR 100/10km or 5km EUR 70 – is not included in the tour price and must be paid by each runner on the spot), Drive back to the hotel (time to take a quick shower), Lunch at a local restaurant, Tower of the Juche Idea (built in 1982 on the occasion of the 70th birthday of President Kim Il Sung), Monument to Party Founding (built in 1996 to honour the Workers’ Party of Korea), Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 4 (Monday, 12th April)
Breakfast, Fountain Park, Mansudae Grand Monuments (giant bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il)*, Chollima Statue, Lunch at a local restaurant, Grand People’s Study House (library in the centre of Pyongyang), School Children’s Palace, Mangyongdae Native House (Birthplace of President Kim Il Sung), Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 5 (Tuesday, 13th April)
Breakfast, Drive to Pyongsong, Paeksong Revolutionary Site (site where Kim Il Sung University hid during the Koran War), Lunch at a local restaurant, Drive to Mt. Myohyang, Ryongmun Cavern (huge underground cave with fascinating rock formations), Dinner and overnight at Chongchon Hotel

 


Day 6 (Wednesday, 14th April)
Breakfast, Pohyon Temple (Buddhist temple of the 11th century), International Friendship Exhibition (huge underground exhibition of state gifts given to the DPRK leaders by international statesmen and business people), Lunch at Chongchon Hotel, Drive to Pyongyang, Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 7 (Thursday, 15th April)
Day of the Sun – Birthday of President Kim Il Sung
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), Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum (Museum of the Korean War), USS Pueblo (US spy ship captured by the Korean People’s Army in the territorial waters of the DPRK in 1968), Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 8 (Friday, 16th April)
Breakfast, Mansudae Artist Studios (artist studios that design and manufacture statues and monuments), Foreign Language Bookshop, Lunch at a local restaurant, City walk along “Kwangbok Sports Village” (recently renovated sports facilities built in 1989), City Walk (along the track Pyongyang Grand Theatre, Yunisang Musical House, Pyongyang Central Station, Koryo Hotel, Changgwangsan Hotel, Pyongyang Indoor Stadium, Potong Gate), Diner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 9 (Saturday, 17th April)
Breakfast, Grand People’s Study House (library in the centre of Pyongyang), School Children’s Palace, Mangyongdae Native House (Birthplace of President Kim Il Sung), Lunch at a local restaurant, Walk through Mirae Scientist Street, Tomb of Tangun (the mythological founder of Korea), Dinner at Pyongyang Hot Pot Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 10 (Sunday 18th April)
Breakfast, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum (Museum of the Korean War), USS Pueblo (US spy ship captured by the Korean People’s Army in the territorial waters of the DPRK in 1968), Lunch at a local restaurant, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Cemetery, Dinner at Taedonggang Diplomatic Club (it’s possible to rent a Karaoke room after dinner), Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 11 (Monday, 19th April)
Breakfast, Drive to Nampo on the Korean West Coast, Visit to a cooperative farm, Lunch picnic near Kangso Mineral Water Factory, Kangso Tombs (ancient tombs of the Koguryo times; UNESCO World Heritage Site – outside visit only, the optional inside visit of the tombs requires a fee to be paid on the spot), Overnight at Ryonggang Hot Spa Hotel (with thermal water pools in each room)

 


Day 12 (Tuesday, 20th April)
Breakfast, Drive to Sinchon, Museum of US War Atrocities, Lunch at a local restaurant, Drive to Sariwon, City Walk, Songbul Temple, Folklore Street, Jongbang Castle, Dinner and overnight at Hotel 8th March (or similar)

 


Day 13 (Wednesday, 21st April)
Breakfast, Drive to the Korean East Coast, Lunch at a local restaurant in the harbour city of Wonsan, Wonsan Agricultural University, Kosan Fruit Farm, Dinner and overnight at Tongmyong Hotel

 


Day 14 (Thursday, 22nd April)
Breakfast, Wonsan Botanical Garden, Ulim Waterfall, Continue to Pyongyang, Lunch at a local restaurant, City Wallk, Ride with the Pyongyang Metro, Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 15 (Friday, 23rd April)
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.