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, 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, 3 Revolutions Exhibition, Walk through Mirae Scientist Street, 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
Breakfast, Fountain Park, Mansudae Grand Monuments (giant bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il)*, Chollima Statue, Celebrations in the city centre, Lunch at a local restaurant, Ride on the Pyongyang Metro (the world’s deepest metro system), Visit to Pyongyang Zoo, Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)
Day 4 (Monday, 16th August)
*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.