A few times each year we run our Chollima express tour, for those short on time or funds but are still keen to visit North Korea!
The tour is priced at just £399 starting and ending in Dandong and includes train travel, hotel, and all meals, tours, and guides within North Korea. To facilitate the low price of this tour we also use a local standard hotel rather than the more common 4* Yanggakdo hotel used on our other tours to Pyongyang.
Please note this a vary fast paced tour with just one full day and two nights in Pyongyang. We'll squeeze in some evening sightseeing to make the most of your time in the country!
Day 1: Meet your Lupine tour leader in Dandong outside the railway station at 07:30. The train departs and we cross the Yalu river on the Sino-Korea Friendship bridge over to Sinuiju.
The train stops at North Korean customs where we will remain for around 2
hours before continuing the journey to Pyongyang. View the Korean countryside and workers in the fields through the train windows throughout your journey to the capital.
The journey is a great chance to mix with locals on the train and also stand on the bustling platforms while the train stops at each town along the way.
We reach Pyongyang in time for dinner and to head out and see Kim Il-sng square lit up at night. Evening spent out in the company of the locals at either the bowling alley or funfair.
Overnight in a city centre hotel.
Today we'll spend the day around the capital, beginning with an early visit to large bronze statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il before heading on to the incredibly vast Korean War musuem, home to the USS Pueblo, the only US Navy ship held by a foreign power. We'll then head on to visit the Juche tower before having lunch.
In the afternoon we'll take a ride for 6 stops along the ornate Pyongyang Metro before emerging at the base of the Arch of Triumph where we'll have the opportunity to climb to the top.
We'll nip into the export store to grab some souvenirs before heading to our very favourite dinner spot, the Duck BBQ Restaurant.
We'll head back in to the city at night to see some more sights and hopefully visit the circus or funfair.
Day 3: In the morning we'll head out early to see the city in the morning before heading to Pyongyang station to catch the 10:00 train to Pyongyang. Arrival in to Dandong around 17:00 where the tour ends.
Lupine tour leader:A Lupine tour leader will assist the group through customs. If the group is bigger than 10 the tour leader will accompany for the whole tour.
Visas:We take care of this for you and issue you with a North Korean visa on arrival. The cost is 50 Euros.
Dandong add-on: For an extra £10 (if sharing a room) or £20 (if travelling alone) you can depart Beijing a day earlier and have a full extra day in Dandong to break up the journey. We can also arrange full day trips of Dandong from £65 which include a trip to Tiger Mountain Great wall, boat trip along the Yalu river, broken bridge walk, Korean war museum and lunch.
Additional days: We can add extra days in North Korea on request. Prices range from £89-£199 per day, depending on how many others are taking the extra day.
Entrance fees:Not all of the evening activities are included.
Flights: Our partner in China can book one way/return flights for you on request. Please contact us for up to date schedules and prices.