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Tour Overview

The 10-day Northeast China Tour unfolds an array of cultural treasures and natural wonders. From the regal Shenyang Imperial Palace to the mesmerizing Red Beach in Panjin, each day brings unique experiences. Explore coastal charm in Dalian, catch glimpses of North Korean life in Dandong, and ascend Changbai Mountain’s peak for stunning views. Immerse yourself in Harbin’s Russian-inspired allure, witness architectural splendors, and relish the region’s diverse cuisines. This journey encapsulates Northeast China’s rich history, landscapes, and cultural tapestry.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Explore Imperial Elegance: Step into Shenyang Imperial Palace, reliving history through majestic halls and serene gardens.
2. Vivid Red Beach: Witness the breathtaking hues of Panjin’s Red Beach, a natural marvel created by vibrant Suaeda salsa plants.
3. Coastal Charms in Dalian: Discover Xinghai Square’s sculptures, Friendship Square’s buzz, and Japanese Street’s cultural fusion.
4. Borderland Adventures: Cross Duanqiao Bridge in Dandong, glimpse North Korean life on a Yalu River boat ride.
5. Majestic Changbai Mountain: Ascend to Heaven Lake, feel the grandeur of Changbai Waterfall, and admire Wuhua Mountain’s fall foliage.
6. Russian Flair in Harbin: Encounter Siberian Tigers, admire Russia Boutique, and paint a Russian doll at Volga Manor.
7. Harbin’s Architectural Gems: Wander Central Street’s European charm, admire St. Sophia Church’s grandeur, and soak in Stalin Park’s beauty.
8. Diverse Cultural Enclaves: Uncover the fusion of Manchurian Street’s modern life and Zhongshan Square’s historical essence.
9. Lvshun’s Maritime Heritage: Discover Lushun Military Port’s history and admire White Mountain Tower’s distant allure.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Shenyang, you'll be warmly greeted by your guide and driver at the airport.

    Your first stop will be the Shenyang Imperial Palace, an architectural masterpiece and former imperial residence. Wander through its splendid halls, courtyards, and gardens, gaining insights into the region's history.

    Shenyang Imperial Palace
    Shenyang Imperial Palace

    Next, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Manchurian Street. Here, you'll find bustling markets, local delicacies, and a glimpse into Shenyang's modern lifestyle.

    You'll then catch sight of the beautiful Nanguan Catholic Church from the outside, appreciating its unique architecture and historical significance.

    As you walk through the lively Shenyang Middle Street-Pedestrian Mall, you'll have the chance to indulge in local specialties and shop for souvenirs.

    Meal: Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Shenyang

  2. After breakfast, set out on a scenic drive to Panjin, known for its stunning Red Beach (available between mid-May and mid-October). Marvel at the vibrant red hues of the landscape, created by the unique Suaeda salsa plants. You'll also visit a serene temple here. Take a moment to offer prayers for the safety of local fishermen, gaining a glimpse into the area's maritime traditions.

    Following your visit to Panjin, continue your journey to the coastal city of Dalian.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Dalian

    Panjin Red Beach
    Panjin Red Beach

  3. Today's exploration starts at the historic Lvshun Military Port. As you stand near the Baiyu Mountain Tower, you'll catch a distant view of this iconic landmark, steeped in history and maritime significance.

    Lvshun Baiyu Mountain Pagoda
    Baiyu Mountain Pagoda

    Visit Xinghai Square, a vast public space that offers scenic views of the sea. Admire the intricate Centuries Sculptures and the grandeur of the square's design.

    Your next stop is the charming Friendship Square, a place where locals gather and connect.

    Explore the fascinating blend of cultures at Zhongshan Square and Japanese Street, gaining insights into Dalian's diverse history.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Dalian

  4. Today, you'll drive to Dandong, a city bordering North Korea. Begin at Yalu River Park, taking in the panoramic views of the Yalu River and its surroundings. Walk across the famous Duanqiao Bridge, also known as the Broken Bridge, and learn about its historical significance.

    Dandong Duanqiao Bridge Yalujiang
    Duanqiao Bridge on the Yalujiang

    Embark on an optional boat ride on the Yalu River, allowing you to get a closer look at North Korean villages and daily life (at your own expense).

    Spend your free time exploring Andong Street, known for its local food stalls and vibrant atmosphere.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Dandong

  5. Today's journey takes you to Tonghua and then continues to Erdaobaihe Town, where you can enjoy the changing scenery along the way.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Erdaobaihe Town

  6. Head to Changbai Mountain, a natural wonderland. Ascend to the peak to visit the enchanting Heaven Lake, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.

    Explore the mesmerizing Julong Spring and be captivated by the majesty of Changbai Waterfall.

    Changbai Waterfall
    Changbai Waterfall

    Your journey continues as you drive to Dunhua, a picturesque town. If you're traveling from September to October, you'll witness the vibrant red leaves of Wuhua Mountain, adding an extra touch of beauty to your experience.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Dunhua

  7. After breakfast, drive to Harbin, known for its unique blend of cultures and architectural wonders. Start at the Siberian Tiger Park, where you can observe these magnificent creatures in a natural environment.

    Harbin Siberian Tiger Park
    Siberian Tiger Park

    Pass by the impressive Harbin Grand Theater and the historic Harbin-Manzhouli Railway, a testament to the region's historical significance. Immerse yourself in the Russian-inspired ambiance of the Russia Boutique area.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Harbin

  8. Explore the Volga Manor, a picturesque destination reminiscent of Russian countryside estates. Marvel at the beauty of St. Nicholas Cathedral and Pavlov Castle.

    Harbin Volga Manor
    Volga Manor

    If you choose, engage in a creative activity by painting a traditional Russian doll (at additional cost). Indulge in a hearty Russian-style lunch and then take the afternoon to explore at your own pace.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Harbin

  9. Begin your day at Stalin Park, where you can stroll along the picturesque Songhua River. Next, visit the Flood Control Monument, a symbol of the city's resilience.

    Take a leisurely walk along the historic Central Street, lined with European architecture and local shops. While visiting, you'll catch a view of the magnificent St. Sophia Church, an architectural gem. After lunch, your driver will escort you to the railway station to take the high-speed train to Shenyang.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Shenyang

    St. Sophia Cathedral Harbin
    St. Sophia Cathedral

  10. Enjoy your morning at leisure, perhaps indulging in some last-minute exploration or shopping.

    Your driver will assist you in reaching the airport or train station for your onward journey or return home.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 9 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Second-class high-speed train ticket listed in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to/off Shenyang;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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