China Tours

Discover North Korea

14 days/11 nights accommodated.

Depart Auckland Saturday 22 September, 2018

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

This tour links from our BEST OF CHINA, CHINA HIGHLIGHTS, and MOSCOW-MONGOLIA-BEIJING by private train commencing Moscow 08 September, 2018 tours


Day 1. Saturday 22 September. DEPART AUCKLAND.
Depart Auckland late this evening.

Day 2. Sunday 23 September. ARRIVE BEIJING. (D)
Arrive Beijing and transfer to our Hotel.This afternoon visit the Temple of Heaven, Drum Tower, and take a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs.

Day 3. Monday. 24 September. BEIJING. (BLD)
Full day excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and visit the Ming Tombs

Day 4. Tuesday. 25 September. BEIJING. (BD).
Visit the Summer and Imperial Palaces
This afternoon we receive a briefing on North Korea.

Day 5. Wednesday. 26 September. BEIJING - PYONGYANG (BD)
Transfer to Beijing airport and fly to Pyongyang. We will be met on arrival by our local guide then transfer to the hotel Yanggakdo or similar with a tour of introduction to the city en route including Mansudae Grand Monument, Fountain Park, and Arch of Triumph.

Day 6. Thursday 27 September. PYONGYANG - NAMPO (BLD)
We visit the monument to the Party Foundatin, Mansudae Art studio, and walk to the top of Ryonggak Mountain for a panoramic view over Pyongyang and have a picnic lunch on the mountain. This afternoon walk on Moran Hill and visit Mangyondae Native House before driving to Nampo. Overnight Hot Springs Hotel. Every room has its own bath which can be filled directly from the thermal spring.

Day 7. Friday 28 September. NAMPO - PYONGYANG. (BLD)
Visit a local orphanage and West Sea Barrage and this afternoon return to Pyongyang with a visit to Chonsamri Co-operative farm and Kwangbok Supermarket en route. Return to the Yanggakdo Hotel. TONIGHT OR TOMORROW NIGHT WE WILL ENJOY THE SPECTACLE OF THE MASS GAMES.

Day 8. Saturday 29 September PYONGYANG (BLD)
Sightseeing today includes the Grand People's Study House, Korean Central Art Studio, Foreign Language Book Store, and walk along the Taedong River Embankment. This afternoon visit the Korean War Museum, USS Pueblo, and Pyongyang Film Studios.

Day 9. Sunday. 30 September. PYONGYANG. (BLD)
Visit Kimsusan Palace of the Sun and Juche Towerand this afternoon mix with the local people in in Kim Il Sug Square, Fountain Park, a local beer bar, and visit the Grand Theatre.

Day 10. Monday. 01 October. MT MYOHYANG (BLD)
Drive to Mt Myohyang, one of the most scenic areas of North Korea. Visit the International Friendship exhibition, Pohyon temple, and we have time to walk the mountain trails and enjoy the beautiful scenery and waterfalls. A Korean barbecue besidde a waterfall is provided for lunch. Return to Pyongyang and stroll through Kim Il Sung Square. Lamb barbecue dinner.

Day 11. Tuesday. 02 October. PANMUNJOM EXCURSION (BLD)</em>
Our full day tour takes us to Kaesong including a visit to the Panmunjom demilitarised area, Koryo museum, and Tomb of King Kongmin. Return to Pyongyang and take a stroll on Mirae Scientists Street or take a cruise on a pleasure boat - extra expense. Farewell dinner at a barbecue duck restaurant.

Day 12. Wednesday. 03 October. PYONGYANG DEPART (BLD)
Transfer to the rail station and depart by train at 10.10am. Four berth soft class sleeper cabins provided. Enjoy the scenes of rural North Korea as we travel north and cross into China.

Day 13. Thursday. 04 October. BEIJING ARRIVE AND DEPART. (B)
Arrive Beijing 8.34am.
Transfer to the airport and depart
You are welcome to stay over and explore more of China.

Day 14. Friday. 05 October. AUCKLAND ARRIVE.
Arrive Auckland.

* Applies at hotels only. 4 berth cabins on the train
Tour cost per person 2 per room Single room
Auckland/Auckland$7,740* $9,360*

Tour cost includes:-
** Return economy class air fares from Auckland. Upgrade to Premium economy or Business Class available - extra expense
** Arrival and departure transfers at all points in Beijing and North Korea
** 10 nights hotel accommodation and 1 night train
** 11 breakfasts and dinners plus 7 lunches. Meals on the train will probably be snacks purchased from the department store previous day!
** Train fare Pyongyang - Beijing. Only 4 berth cabins are available.
** Comprehensive sightseeing with English speaking guide including all admissions
** Services of tour escort for a minimum of 6 travelling
** North Korea visa fee and taxes

China visa fee (double entry), is not included