3 Days Harbin Ice Festival Tour

Grand Festival in Snow Wonderland


The world-famous Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is an annual winter festival that takes place with a different theme every year in Harbin and it is considered as the largest ice and snow festival in the world.

Besides, travelers can watch winter swimming in the Songhua River and try some exciting ice activities on your own to celebrate this grand festival to the fullest. Enjoy!!!

Highlights of this tour

  • Throw yourself into the wonderland of sparkling ice and snow at Sun Island Scenic Resort and the Ice and Snow World to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of winter festival;
  • Pay good visits to admire the historical sites and seek the old history of Harbin at St. Sophia Cathedral, Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, and Laodaowai Street Block;
  • Take close and good photos of the endangered Siberian tigers and other rare fierce animals.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
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Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
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You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Harbin Arrival & Harbin

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Harbin, the Capital of Heilongjiang Province, which is well known as the "Ice City" in China. Your local guide will meet you at the arrival hall of airport / railway station. Then you will be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to explore this city.

Arrival Ideas:

Harbin Taiping International Airport is 33 km from downtown area. It has flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Guilin and more destinations in China. While Harbin West Railway Station has high speed trains linking Harbin with Beijing (7~8 hrs), Jilin (2 hrs), Shenyang (2.5~3 hrs), Dalian, Shanghai, etc.

Evening Ideas:

In this evening, you can get to Zhaolin Park with the largest scale of outdoor ice lantern show in the world. (Please note: it holds every year from January 5th to the end of February. Please wear warm done coat and shoes when visiting it at night.)

Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern
Day 2 Harbin (B, L)

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Today's tour begins to visit the Sun Island Scenic Resort, which is a major venue of Ice and Snow Festival located north Harbin right by the Songhua River. It is a popular recreational zone with a Russian-style town, some small lakes, several exquisite gardens as well as various interesting galleries and museums. When winter comes, this snow-covered land is also the best place to appreciate the amazing snow and ice sculptures. While in hot seasons, it is a perfect summer resort.

Then, visit the nearby Siberian Tiger Park, the largest breeding center in the world for endangered Siberian Tigers. You’ll not only pay a safe walk to observe different kinds of tigers (Siberian Tigers, White Tigers, Snow Tiger, Liger, Jaguar), but also take a bus with wire-mesh protection through the park to closely see the tigers and take some photos.

After dinner, you will head to the amazing Ice and Snow World, the highlights of Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, to appreciate the magical and extraordinary ice lanterns and sculptures with colorful lights at night. Please wear enough layers of proper clothes and warm shoes to keep you away from the freeze especially when you want to stay here longer to enjoy the beautiful scenery.)

Note: 1) The open time of Ice and Snow Festival is not fixed, but it usually lasts about 2 months from late December to early March. The Ice and Snow world is only open during the festival. 2) An indoor Ice and Snow Paradise with smaller scale is built in the scenic area of the Ice and Snow World, and tourists could also enjoy the ice and snow there as well when the festival ends.

Snow Sculptures in Sun IslandSiberian Tiger Park
Day 3 Harbin Departure (B, L)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. You will firstly visit Sophia Square to admire the holy appearance of the St. Sophia Cathedral, which is a typical Byzantine architecture and was once the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East. At present it is used as an arts gallery.

Close to the church, you’ll then visit the exotic Zhongyang Pedestrian Street which is a long corridor of European architectures with 71 buildings in different styles with long history standing by. (The Stalin Park is very close to the pedestrian, so if are interested and time permits, you could walk there to feel the charm of Russian architectures and enjoy many creative artistic sculptures.)

Then, you will go to visit the Laodaowai, where Harbin originated. It is popular as a featured street block full of old Baroque styled architectures with traditional Chinese elements. Take a leisure stroll along the streets to appreciate the ancient buildings and interesting folk sculptures and hear the good telling of the old life of Harbin people and history of Harbin in the past 100 years. After that, you will have a new experience to the Jiuzhan Park to watch some interesting activities on ice, such as going winter swimming in the so cold water under the frozen water surface, doing winter fishing through a hole dug on the iced Songhua River, etc.

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or train station for your flight / train to next destination. Service ends!

St. Sophia Church in the SunsetLaodaowai Street Block

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