6 Days Beijing & Harbin Stunning Winter Tour

Snow-capped World with Great Sights


This 6-day tour is specially designed for who want to explore the "Ice and Snow World" from Beijing. In the different but stunning winter time, you will appreciate the Northern China and Northeast China by visiting the imperial palace, garden, lake and temple in Beijing as well as attend the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival for more snow fun.

Highlights of this tour

  • See the iconic sights in Beijing, like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall;
  • 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.

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.
Travel Route:
Beijing / Harbin
Travel Length:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Ni Hao, welcome to Beijing, the iconic city as well as the capital of China!

You will be met by your local tour guide at the arrival hall of Beijing Capital Airport, or railway station, then be escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

Arrival Ideas: At present, there are many international and domestic flights to Beijing. Besides, you can take a high speed train to this capital city from Shanghai (5-6 hrs), Xian (5.5 hrs), Guangzhou (8-9.5 hrs), etc.

Beijing Flight Arrival

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Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

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After breakfast, start to explore the historical face of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square which is now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Stepping into the Tiananmen, you will see one of the world’s 5 most important palaces – Forbidden City, a huge palace complex of more than 9,000 rooms where 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties used to live in. Pass through various doorways to admire the magnificent and well preserved buildings decorated with yellow glazed tile roof, white marble base and splendid colorful paintings.

After lunch, drive to the outskirts of Beijing to spend an enjoyable time in Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. Stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and corridors. Feast your eyes on the vast lotus in Kunming Lake and the colored paintings in Long Corridor.

Optional activity: 1). In the evening, you could watch a wonderful Kungfu Show in the Red Theater (Hong Ju Chang) which usually starts at 19:30. 2). Or, you could enjoy the well-known Beijing Opera at Liyuan Theater to appreciate the classic Chinese art performance at 19:30-21:00.

Beijing Fobidden CitySummer Palace in Beijing
Day 3 Beijing Great Wall Tour (B, L)

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After breakfast, drive about 70km to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Great Wall. The less-crowded Mutianyu, a well-preserved segment of Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty, lives up to all of your nice expectation. Take cable car or walk about 40 minutes to set your feet on Great Wall. Climb up the rising towers to enjoy scenic views as the wall wriggling along mountain ridges, and take brag-worthy photos of the wall.

Continue your trip to Ding Tomb, mausoleum of the 13th emperor of Ming Dynasty. Follow your tour guide’s introduction to observe the geomantic arrangement as well as to visit the underground palace to get closer observation. Then, drive back to Beijing City, and take a short stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to view the magnificent Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside.

Optional activity: After the whole day’s tour, treat yourself a great dinner to taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing & Flight to Harbin (B, L)

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After breakfast, drive to the imperial site - Temple of Heaven. It was originally used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for harvest, now becomes a bustling place for locals to take part in traditional activities, such as Tai Chi, dancing, kite flying, water calligraphy, etc.

Then, get back to central city to hop on a rickshaw to experience Beijing Hutongs – small alleys made of neighboring quadrangle dwellings. Shuttle among different Hutongs to feel the old Beijing life style, meet various antique shops and small boutiques, feel the historical changes of Beijing.

After the sightseeing, your tour guide will see you off at the airport for a flight to Harbin (about 2hrs). Be pick up by your tour guide at Harbin Taiping Airport, and escorted to your hotel in Harbin. The rest of today is on your own to explore charming ice city of China.

Temple of Heaven Tour
Day 5 Harbin (B, L)

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Today's tour begins to visit the Sun Island Scenic Resort, which is located north Harbin right by the Songhua River. When winter comes, this snow-covered land turns to be a snow wonderland with massive, huge and amazing ice and snow sculptures. You won’t miss the world-famous snow sculpture show - International Snow Sculpture Art Expo.

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 note that 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.)

Snow Sculptures in Sun IslandSiberian Tiger Park
Day 6 Harbin & 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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