At Lupine we've always felt that travelling by train is one of the most rewarding ways to see the world. Two of the first three tours we offered upon launching Lupine in 2008 involved travelling by train - the Trans Mongolian and North Korea. Since then we have always tried to add train journeys to our trips when possible.
In 2019 we decided to launch longer epic train journeys, each of them starting at the home of Lupine - Wigan, in North West England. The first of these journeys was Wigan to Pyongyang. That is now being followed by Wigan to Iraq. We are currently working hard on new ideas and hope to launch a new journey every 18 months!
In our push to become more sustainable we aim to increase the percentage of our tours that use train as a major mode of transport over the coming years.
Please note that although we only run tours to areas we feel we can keep our clients safe, the British FCO advises against all but essential travel to North Korea, Iraq and Diyarbakir.
We research the security of our destinations and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise you to do your own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.
Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this. For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, please click here
We run several train tours throughout the year; all beginning at the home of Lupine: Wigan, in North-West England, however, if it's more convenient you're welcome to join the tour in London for a reduced price.
All accommodation is included and is a mixture of overnight sleeper train berths and comfortable hotels (minimum 3 star).
We'll provide guidance and support to assist you with getting any visas that are required.
Our Wigan to Pyongyang train trip is priced at £3195 per person. The slightly longer Atherton to Pyongyang tour is £3395.
Our Wigan to Iraq journey is priced at £2295 per person.
The deposit required to confirm your booking is £950 per person for the tours ending in North Korea and £750 per person for the tours ending in Iraq.
Our current upcoming group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.
|Tour Dates||Tour Name||Total Nights||Price||Places|
|Atherton to Pyongyang Tour||32||£3,395.00||0||Full info|
|Wigan to Pyongyang Tour||29||£3,195.00||3||Book shopping_cart|
|Wigan to Pyongyang Tour||29||£3,195.00||0||Full info|
|Wigan to Iraq Tour||20||£2,295.00||6+||Book shopping_cart|
|Atherton to Pyongyang Tour||32||£3,395.00||6+||Book shopping_cart|