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4 Days Harbin Fantastic Winter Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port

Grand Party of Ice and Snow


If you are happened to have several days layover in Tianjin during winter (December to February in China), and having idea where to go or what to do? Why not to go to Harbin where one of the biggest world winter event - International Ice & Snow Festival has prepared the world’s largest and most elaborate ice sculptures, brilliantly illuminated Ice Lantern Show, and many snow and ice activities for you. You can take a high speed train from Tianjin to get to Harbin, which is a great chance to experience China’s advanced and efficient high speed railway system either.

Highlights of this tour

  • Laid-back tour package covering English speaking guide, private vehicle, attraction fees, accommodation, airports and train stations pick up and drop off, lunches of local delicacies;
  • Take a high speed bullet train from Tianjin to Harbin, and return by a nonstop flight;
  • Admire terrific ice and snow sculptures, savor at the exquisite arts, enjoy the ice and snow activities;
  • Experience how the Russian culture influences the culture, history, architecture and daily life of Harbin and its people;
  • Enjoy a leisure half-day tour in Tianjin before getting back to your cruise.

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 a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Tianjin International Cruise Port - Harbin - Tianjin - Tianjin International Cruise Port
Travel Length:
4 Days & 3 Nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Tianjin Cruise Port - High Speed Train to Harbin

Our English speaking tour guide and driver will meet you at around 8:30am in Tianjin International Cruise Port, then escort you to train station to catch a high speed bullet train to Harbin. You will arrive at Harbin after about 6.5 hours' ride, then be picked up by our Harbin local tour guide and driver at the railway station. Drive from the railway station to downtown to check in your hotel. The rest of today is free for you to relax in this historical northeastern city in China.

Important Note: Since the high speed train tickets to Harbin can only be booked 30 days in advance, and usually sell out very quickly, you'd better send your passport info and confirm the trip as early as possible.

High Speed Bullet Train to Harbin
Day 2 Harbin (B, L)

Today, after breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel. You’ll first visit Sophia Square to admire the holy appearance of the St. Sophia Cathedral from 1907. This must-visit site is a typical Byzantine architecture with a large green dome and was once the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East. The cathedral is the symbolic architecture in Harbin and at present is used as Harbin Architectural Art Gallery and displays some souvenirs. Then, you’ll visit the nearby exotic Zhongyang Pedestrian Street from 1900. Stroll along this 1,400 meters long historic street to appreciate the 71 precious buildings in different styles with long history, including Renaissance, Baroque, etc. (The Stalin Park is very close to the pedestrian, so if you are interested and time permits, you could walk there to admire the Russian architectures and enjoy many creative artistic sculptures.)

After that, continue your fabulous enjoyment to the Sun Island Scenic Resort, which is a major venue to hold the International Snow Sculpture Art Expo on Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in winter. Walk into this vast pure lovely fairyland of 60,000 square meters and meet the incredible “white visual storm”. Have a close look at the thousands of excellent large-scaled artistic snow sculptures of landscape, cartoon, figures, buildings, etc., which will make you wow at the outstanding talent of the craftsmen who inject life into the cold snow. With so amazing backdrop, you just can’t help taking some great photos to record the nice moment (You are highly advised to wear sunglasses to visit the Snow Sculpture Art Fair since the glary from sunshine on the snow is really intense.)

Then, be escorted to the nearby Siberian Tiger Park, the largest breeding center in the world for endangered Siberian Tigers that. Over 1,300 purebred Siberian Tigers are raised there. You’ll not only pay a safe walk to observe different kinds of tigers (Siberian Tigers, White Tigers, White Lion, Leopard, Liger, etc.), but also take a tourist bus with wire-mesh protection through the park to closely see the tigers and lions and take some photos.

After dinner, you will head to the incredible gorgeous Ice and Snow World, the highlights of annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. Start your freedom stroll in the dazzling magical world of ice where to appreciate over 2,000 pieces of sculptures of ice and snow including pagodas, towers, famous world architectures, landscapes, and so forth dyed with romantic colorful LED lights, which can easily make you want to stay longer in such an “Ice Wonderland in Harbin”. Besides the sightseeing, if you would like to enjoy the festive atmosphere to the fullest, you can choose to have fun with the world longest sliding, or other winter activities on ice, such as ice maze, ice climbing, skating, etc.

Note: 1) 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. 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 at NightSnow Sculptures in Sun IslandSiberian Tiger Park
Day 3 Harbin - Flight to Tianjin (B, L)

Today, you will make a historical visit to Laodaowai, where Harbin originated. This popular featured street block is so far the largest Chinese Baroque street block in China where boasts many meaningful old Baroque styled architectures with rich romantic color from early 20th century. Walk free along those old streets and alleys to appreciate the ancient buildings with western façade but traditional Chinese courtyard and interior designs 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, visit the Jiuzhan Park along Songhua River. Here you will watch some winter swimmers including some elders up to 60-70 years do winter swimming in the so cold water under the frozen water surface, and many people having fun on some interesting activities on ice, such as skating car, sliding, winter fishing, etc. on Songhua River.

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you to the airport to catch your flight back to Tianjin. You will arrive at Tianjin Binhai International Airport after about 2 hours' fly. Be picked up by local tour guide and driver and escorted to check in your hotel. Have a good rest!

Songhua River Winter SwimmingLaodaowai Street Block
Day 3 Tianjin City Tour - Cruise Port Departure (B, L)

After breakfast, you will start today's Tianjin city exploration. You’ll first take a visit to the most eye-catching building in Tianjin - Porcelain House (China House). It is a private museum decorated with about 400 million pieces of ancient Chinese ceramic chips and over 13,000 ancient Chinese porcelain vases, plates and bowls. You’ll have unique experience in this beautiful, gorgeous, interesting, special building. Later, continue to visit the Shi Family Courtyard, which is a large and well-kept civil residence with unique features of Qing Dynasty in north China.

The lunch will be a fantastic Dim Sum lunch at Riverside 66. After lunch, go to enjoy a leisue stroll on the Tianjin Ancient Culture Street, where you can enjoy the special architectural styles, take folk crafts, and taste the delicious local snacks. Don’t miss Yangliuqing painting gallery and painted clay sculpture of Clay Figure Zhang and Tianhou Palace in the middle of the Ancient Culture Street.

Lastly, you will be escorted to return to your cruise ship at around 5pm. Our service ends.

Hilarious Tianjin Ancient Culture Street Porcelain House (China House) was decorated by chinawares entirely

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