2018 will see the launch of our budget day tour to Sinuiju, the North Korean border city with China!

This is our cheapest ever trip in to North Korea at just £250 (includes NK visa) and would be suited to anyone already travelling in China who wants to take a glimpse in to life in the DPRK.

The tour runs every day excluding Mondays and can be booked with just a weeks notice. We can also extend the tour with an overnight stay in North Korea for a total price of £320.

This tour is hot off the press, we'll be adding photos to this page in the coming days.

Our tour meets in Dandong at 8:00 am, the Chinese border city with North Korea, where a Lupine rep will answer any questions you have. You will join the daily bus into North Korea with a mixture of other tourists from both China and abroad. Please note a Lupine tour leader does not normally join this tour, unlike our longer group tours in to North Korea.

After clearing North Korean customs at the border, you will go to the main square of Sinuiju train station to see the large statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Next you'll head to the Korean Revolution museum and Sinuiju Art musem before taking a break for an included lunch.

In the afternoon we'll make a visit to a local school to see a performance by the students and have a chance to grab some unique souvenirs before heading back across the bridge into China, arriving around 16:30.

We also have an option to extend the tour with an overnight stay in Sinuiju for an extra £70. If you stay overnight the bus will then take you to Donglin, a county near Sinuiju. You'll check-in to the Donglin Holiday hotel and have dinner there with a performance. In the morning you will climb Donglin mountain and then after an included lunch visit the Yalu River park right on the border before crossing back to China.

Tour price: £250 (Price includes North Korean visa)


- We can arrange accomodation for you in Dandong on the Chinese side of the border for £20 a night in a twin room.
- We can arrange sleeper trains between Beijing and Dandong for £40 each way in hard sleeper class, and £55 in soft sleeper.
- Add on our popular Dandong day tour to make the most of your time in the region.
- We can also arrange day tours in neighbouring Shenyang, email for prices.