If our North Korea tour dates don’t fit, we can organise your very own private tour to North Korea tailor made around what you want to see and do. The tour can be for one person or 100!
We are one of the only companies to service the whole of North Korea, so simply let us know where you want to visit and we can make it happen within reason.
Our North Korea independent tours are perfect for solo travellers, families, couples, friends, or for people who simply can’t find the group dates to match.
You will be accompanied by two Korean guides (several languages available), and you will have your own driver and vehicle. Our independent tours are very flexible in terms of itinerary and interests.
We cater to your budget! Independent tours come in Budget, Standard and Deluxe price ranges.
We have staff in China that are able to meet you, assist you, answer your questions and ensure you have a great trip before your tour starts. If you’d like to explore this fantastic option, please check out the info below & get in touch with us.
Standard tours provide an excellent mix of comfort and affordability; this gives you a significant upgrade in terms of accommodation over budget tours. The standard hotels are not only newer and more comfortable, they offer far more entertainment and services with only a small bump in price.
Budget tours are for those who are not fussy about comfort and want to explore the DPRK at the best possible price. With 2/3-Star accommodation in Pyongyang and 2nd class hotels in most other cities, the Budget tour accommodation also gives you a fascinating glimpse of the Soviet Bloc holidays of yesteryear.
In some less frequently visited cities there will not be 2nd class hotel options – in the event that you want to stay in these cities anyway, we will provide a separate quote for that night (or those nights) which will adjust the overall cost slightly.
Prices are per person per night. Infants two years of age and under are free and children 13 years of age and under receive 30% discount per night.
The above tour costs include all meals unless detailed as an option on the itinerary, hotel accommodation, two Korean tour guides and a driver, all transportation within the DPRK and all entry fees for attractions unless specified within the itinerary.
EXTRA COSTS (PER PERSON)
- Train fare between Beijing and Pyongyang = €190 each way (Second class sleeper)
- Train fare between Dandong (Chinese border town) and Pyongyang = €120 each way
- Flight between Beijing and Pyongyang with Air Koryo = €350 each way €600 return
- Flight between Shanghai and Pyongyang with Air Koryo = €370 each way or €630 return
- DPRK Visa = €60
To work out how much your independent tour will cost, multiply the nightly rate (depending on the number of your group) by the number of nights you wish to stay. Add your desired transport method with the visa fee, and that’s the cost of your trip!
For example, if you are travelling with a friend and you wish to stay in the DPRK for 4 standard nights and would like to travel in by train from Beijing and fly out with Air Koryo.
€215 x 4 nights = €860 + €190 train from Beijing to Pyongyang = €1050 + €350 fly out with Air Koryo = €1,400 + €60 DPRK visa = €1,460 per person or €2,920 in total for two. It’s that easy!
We can offer you example itineraries or feel free to browse through our group tours to give you a better idea on what you can do on your tour. Within reason, we can give you the chance to design your own tour. All independent tourists are met prior to the tour by one of our staff, who will give you your tickets, visas, and go through DPRK procedures and orientation.
We recommend travelling with more friends and family to really cut down the costs of independent tours. The more you have in your group the cheaper it is for everyone!
Independent tours under 16 people are not usually accompanied by one of our western guides. For tours of 16+, we offer the option of one of our guides travelling with you at no extra charge. For tours of fewer than 16 people, you can have one of our guides travel with you, but there will be an extra fee, depending on how many people with whom you are travelling. Please contact us for further information and or quotes on deluxe packages.
Air Koryo gives children under the age of 12 – 2 years of age 25% discount on flights. Infants under the age of 2 will receive 90% discount on Air Koryo flights.
Tours are also available in several languages. Please inquire while booking.
TRAIN TIMETABLES – FROM BEIJING
Beijing - Pyongyang. Daily departure at 17.25. Arrival in Pyongyang the next day at 17.30.
Pyongyang - Beijing. Daily departure at 10.25. Arrival in Beijing the next day at 9.00.
TRAIN TIMETABLES – FROM DANDONG
Dandong - Pyongyang. Daily departure at 10.00. Arrival in Pyongyang at 17.30.
Pyongyang to Dandong. Daily departure at 10.25. Arrival in Dandong at 17.00 local time.
Flights from Beijing
|Beijing-Pyongyang||JS 152||April 1st – June 30th: Monday|
July 1st – October 30th: Monday, Friday
|Beijing-Pyongyang||JS 152||Tuesday, Saturday||13:00||16:00|
|Pyongyang-Beijing||JS 151||April 1st – June 30th: Monday|
July 1st – October 30th: Monday, Friday
|Pyongyang-Beijing||JS 151||Tuesday, Saturday||8:50||9:50|
- JS (Air Koryo) Beijing – Pyongyang €350 each way or return €600
- Business Class with JS (Air Koryo) Beijing – Pyongyang €515 each way or return €865
- Air China Beijing – Pyongyang €470 each way or return €700
Flights from Shanghai
|Shanghai Pudong-Pyongyang||JS 158||10th April – 30th Nov Friday, Monday||00:30||3:50|
|Pyongyang-Shanghai Pudong||JS 157||10th April – 30th Nov Thursday, Sunday||22:10||23:30|
- JS (Air Koryo) Shanghai Pudong – Pyongyang €370 each way or return €630
Flights from Shenyang
|Shenyang-Pyongyang||JS 156||Wednesday, Saturday||14:00||16:00|
|Pyongyang-Shenyang||JS 155||Wednesday, Saturday||11:50||12:00|
- JS (Air Koryo) Shenyang – Pyongyang €310 each way or return €530
Flights from Russia
|Vladivostok-Pyongyang||JS 272||Monday, Friday||12:20||13:00|
|Pyongyang-Vladivostok||JS 271||Monday, Friday||8:30||11:00|
- JS (Air Koryo) Vladivostok – Pyongyang €325 each way or return €575
Domestic North Korean Flights
|Pyongyang-Orang (Chongjin)||Air Koryo||Tuesday, Friday||10:00||10:50|
|(Chongjin) Orang-Pyongyang||Air Koryo||Tuesday, Friday||15:00||15:50|
|Pyongyang-Sinuiju||Air Koryo||Monday, Friday||10:30||11:00|
|Sinuiju-Pyongyang||Air Koryo||Monday, Friday||13:30||14:00|
- JS (Air Koryo) Pyongyang – Orang one way €130 or return €180
- JS (Air Koryo) Pyongyang – Sinuiju one way €100 or return €190