3 Days Classic Harbin Winter Tour

"Ice and Snow World"


Exploring the best of Harbin, the Ice City during the Ice & Snow Festival from January 5th to the end of February of the next year! Actually, you can come to Harbin from late December for the amazing ice wonderland is already waiting for you to explore. The 3-day CLASSIC itinerary will make you not only get the essential parts of Harbin city, but also fully enjoy the fun and charm of Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival, with kinds of winter activities you can only experience here.

Highlights of this tour

  • Appreciate the amazing ice and snow sculptures in Harbin Ice & Snow Festival;
  • Watch winter swimming and experience the local ice activities, like ice sloping, ice boating, etc.;
  • Feel exotic Russian flavor by walking through Zhongyang Street and St. Sophia Church.

Please note: the best time to visit Harbin is during Dec.24~early March for the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is holding and you can fully enjoy the gorgeous ice and snow artworks here.

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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3 Days & 2 Nights
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You, your family, friends or group
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Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Harbin Arrival

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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.

Ice City - Harbin
Day 2 Harbin (B, L)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. You’ll have a relaxing city tour in Harbin. 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.)

Next, 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.

Notes: 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.

St. Sophia Church in the SunsetSnow Sculptures in Sun IslandSiberian Tiger Park
Day 3 Harbin & Harbin Departure (B)

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Today, 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!

Laodaowai Street Block

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