Reviewed on December 31, 2020

Hello Echo,

Our trip to Harbin was wonderful- from pick up to drop off. Our guides Helen and Wendy were so helpful. I cannot imagine doing a trip without them. Wendy was nurturing and kind. Helen was personable and engaging. Exactly what you need when away from home. Kevin, our driver, was perfect. He was so sweet when helping us with our luggage and getting our doors. He kept the car nice and warm for us. He was the safest driver I’ve ever had in China. Cannot commend them enough. They were gracious with our needs and helped us when we wanted to change things. Each activity was amazing. I loved them all. I would say when traveling decide what things you want to do and prioritize them. So you can spend an appropriate amount of time at each. 

Here’s what we found: 

Polar Land- 2.5 hours in the morning. 

Sun Island- 1.5 - 2 hours. (Right next to Polar Land) 

Ice and Snow World (must see in day and night, plus leave time to wait for the slide) - 4 hours. 

Volga Manor- 4 hours (again, the slide. Plus this takes an hour to get to) 

Sophia Church- 30-45 minutes 

Siberian Tiger Park- 2 hours 

Central Street- take the time to stroll up and down during the night and day to see the ice sculptures. There’s a place to pay to play at the end. You can also shop. 4-5 hours during different hours of the day. Plus you must stop and have the icecream at MODERN. 

Our hotel the Mecure Hotel Sophia Church was in the perfect location. 

Layer up and have a wonderful time in Harbin. This is the perfect tour. The company was very accommodating when we asked to make changes. I’m so grateful.

Date of Experience: December 25, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Echo

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