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Home >> Group Tours >> August, 2014 >> Liberation Day Short Tour 12 – 16/08/2014

Liberation Day Short Tour 12 – 16/08/2014

Gwangbokjeol, also called as the Liberation Day of North Korea, celebrated annually on August 15, is one of the Public holidays in South Korea. It commemorates Victory over Japan Day, which liberated Korea from colonial rule.

Tour duration: 05 days 04 nights
Start: Beijing – Finish: Beijing
Tour type: Classic
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Beijing - Pyongyang - Kaesong/DMZ - Beijing

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Pyongyang Arrival (D) (Flight)
Day 02: Pyongyang - Nampo (B, L, D)
Day 03: Nampo - Kaesong DMZ (B, L, D)
Day 04: DPRK Liberation Day (B, L, D)
Day 05: Pyongyang Departure (B) (Flight)

Day 01: Pyongyang Arrival

1) Departure Beijing for Pyongyang by Air Koryo flight.
2) Arrival in Pyongyang, being transferred to hotel in Pyongyang, stop enroute to visit Arch of Triumph, Fountain Park, Changgwansan Health Complex.
3) Check-in at the hotel and have a short relaxation before we gather again for a welcome dinner.
4) Dinner at the hotel.
5) Free at leisure.
Accommodation in Pyongyang
Meal: Welcome dinner

Day 02: Pyongyang - Nampo

1) Visit the Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery.
2) Kumsusan Memorial Palace of the Sun.
3) Lunch.
4) We drive to Nampo via the Youth Hero Highway.
5) Nampo West Sea Barrage.
6) Chongsan-ri co-operative farm.
7) Kangso Mineral Water factory.
8) Dinner.
Accommodation in Nampo
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: DMZ Kaesong

1) Continue to Kaesong then have a leisurely walk in Janamsan Park.
2) Pakyon Waterfalls.
3) Koryo History Museum.
4) Visit Koryo Stamp Shop to buy some DPRK postcards, stamps and posters.
5) Explore the ancient Anhwa Temple and the Sonjuk Bridge.
6) Sightsee the Kwangdok Pavillion and Tomb of King Kongmin of the Koryo Dynasty on top of Janam Mountain.
7) Drive back to Pyongyang.
8) Dinner.
Accommodation in Pyongyang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: DPRK Liberation Day

1) Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum (Korean War Museum).
2) USS Pueblo.
3) Party Foundation Monument.
4) Pyongyang Feature Film Studios.
5) Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace.
6) Foreign Languages Bookshop.
7) Mansudae Grand Monument.
8) Taesongsan Park.
9) Moranbong Park.
10) Dinner.
Accommodation in Pyongyang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Departure

After breakfast, being transferred to the Pyongyang airport for a departure flight to Beijing.
Accommodation not included
Meal: Breakfast

What's included ?

  • Transportation to the Beijing airport
  • Beijing - Pyongyang - Beijing flight tickets on Air Koryo
  • 04 nights accommodation (double room, 4 stars)
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Coach transportation in DPRK
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Admission fees (except those listed below)

 

What's Excluded ?

  • DPRK Visa fees
  • International flight not mentioned
  • Chinese visa fees, if applicable
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra drinks during meals (one complimentary beer included)
  • Tips for guides and drivers (please budget $10/day/traveler)
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