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Tour # 15 days/12 nights accommodated Depart Auckland October 27. Return November 10, 2014

This tour links from our BEST OF CHINA tour

Discover North Korea as it opens to the outside world. Discover its beauty, its people and its culture.


Depart Auckland airport late this evening. Please note that your escort may be travelling with our BEST OF CHINA tour and you will meet me in Beijing.

Day 2. Tuesday. BEIJING ARRIVE. (D)
Arrive Beijing this morning. Transfer to the hotel with a tour of introduction en route.

Day 3. Wednesday. BEIJING. (BLD).
Visit the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City), Tian an men Square, and Temple of Heaven. Also take a ride through the ancient Hutongs.

Day 4. Thursday. BEIJING - GREAT WALL. (BLD)
Full day excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and the Ming Tombs including the Sacred Way and Chang Tomb. This evening a Peking Duck dinner is provided.

Day 5. Friday. BEIJING (BL)
Visit the Summer Palace this morning. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure.

Day 6. Saturday. BEIJING - PYONGYANG (BD)
Transfer to Beijing airport and fly to Pyongyang. We will be met on arrival by our local guide and transferred to the Koryo Hotel with a visit to the Mansudae Grand Monument en route.

Day 7. Sunday. PYONGYANG (BLD)
This morning is free to visit a local protestant church or the Kumsusan Memorial palace. This afternoon visit Fountain Park walk in Moranbang Hill to meet the local people, and visit the Folk Village.

Day 8. Monday. MT MYOHYANG. (BLD)
Drive to Mt Myohyang, one of the most beautiful scenic areas of North Korea. Visit the Buddhist temple and Exhibition Hall and we have time to walk a mountain trail and see the beautiful scenery and waterfalls.

Day 9. Tuesday PYONGYANG - Nampo excursion (BLD)
Drive to Nampo with a visit to a cooperative farm and Taekwando school. Lunch in Nampo and visit a local orphanage and see the West Sea Barrage. Return to Pyongyang.

Day 10. Wednesday. PYONGYANG. (BLD)
This morning visit Pyongyang film studio, Korean Art gallery, and Manygongdae native house. This afternoon visit Pyongyang Maternity hospital and June 9th Secondary School. A SPECIAL EXPERTIENCE THIS EVENING WILL BE ATTENDANCE AT THE MASS GAMES

Day 11. Thursday. PYONGYANG. (BLD)
This morning visit the Juche Tower for a panormaic view over the city, and Mnasudae art studio. Lunch at a revolving restaurant before taking a ride on the Metro. We also visit the Grand People's Study House and enjoy a performance at the Childrens Palace.

Our full day tour takes us to Kaesong including a visit to the Panmunjom demilitarised area (Subject to approval on the day), Koryo museum, and Tomb of King Wanggon.

Day 13. Saturday

Transfer to the railway station and depart mid morning by train travelling through North Korea to the Chinese border. After completing immigration formalities continue through the night. Four berth cabins (best available) provided.

Day 14. Sunday

Arrival in Beijing is scheduled for around 8.30am. Transfer to the airport for departure.

Day 15. Saturday

Arrive Auckland this morning.

Tour cost per person from Auckland:

2 per room
Single room

Tour cost includes:-

** Round trip economy class air fares from Auckland.
(Upgrade to Business class if you wish - extra expense.)

** Arrival and departure transfers at all points in China and North Korea

** 11 nights hotel accommodation and 1 night train including 3 meals daily from dinner day 2 to breakfast day 14 inclusive.

** Comprehensive sightseeing with English speaking guide including all admissions

** Services of Connoisseur Holidays escort for a minimum of 6 travelling

** China and North Korea visa fees, tips, and taxes


Day 12. Friday. BEIJING - CHENGDE (BLD)

Drive to the ancient Imperial Summer capital of Chengde this morning. Visit the Summer resort this afternoon. Two nights at Yunshan hotel or similar.

Day 13. Saturday. CHENGDE. (BLD)

Explore the ancient ruins including Puning and Putuozongcheng Temples.

Day 14. Sunday. CHENGDE - BEIJING. (BLD)

Free time to explore at your leisure this morning and return to Beijing this afternoon.

Day 15. Monday. BEIJING DEPART. (B)

Transfer to the airport for departure.

Day 16. Tuesday. AUCKLAND ARRIVE.

Arrive Auckland this morning

Extra cost per person: 2 per room $990. Single room $1,270

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