How to plan a best tour in Harbin? Harbin, reputed as the “Ice City” in northeast of China, attracts thousands of worldwide tourists by the charming Central Street, the marvelous Ice and Snow World, the amazing Yabuli Ski Resort as well as the splendid Snow Town. This city is also regarded as the “Oriental Moscow” due to its Russian-themed buildings, parks as well as foods. Take this 4 Days Best Harbin Winter Tour to explore the best highlights in Harbin: Central Street, Saint Sophia Church, Sun Island Park, Ice and Snow World Festival, Yabuli Ski Resort, Snow Town, Xueyun Street, and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes in Harbin.
- Day 1: Harbin Arrival & Harbin TourCentral Street, Saint Sophia Church, Sun Island Park, Ice and Snow World Festival,
Upon your arrival at Harbin airport / train station, the English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name.
Your exploration begins with the Central Street, which is a bustling pedestrian street nearby Sophia Church. In the street you will meet many old buildings built in various western styles built in early 1900s. Walking forward, you can pay an exterior look of the Saint Sophia Church.
Later, move on to Sun Island Park. As an island in the Songhua river of Harbin city, it is located between the new and old city of Harbin and is divided into eastern district, central district and western district. With the rapid development of tourism, it has become a multi-functional scenic area composed of ice and snow culture, folk culture and other natural resources, which is also a renowned summer resort and an ecological area along the Songhua river in China.
Friendly Tip: In Sun Island Park, there is also Sun Island Snow Sculpture available. This is an optional item, if you would like to visit it, please pay entrance fee which is CNY330/pax on your own.
In the evening, come to explore the fantastic Ice and Snow World Festival, the must-visit place in Harbin in winter. There are various kinds of ice sculptures, exciting snow entertainment projects and interesting themed performances. You can stroll around to enjoy the world’s finest examples of ice art against the dazzling lights.
Accommodation: Overnight in Harbin
- Day 2: Harbin-Yabuli Ski Resort-Snow TownYabuli Ski Resort, Snow Town, Xueyun Street,
Today you will head to the exciting Yabuli Ski Resort where drives around 3.5 hours from Harbin city, thus, you can enjoy the snow and ice scenery on the way.
Upon arrival at Yabuli Ski Resort, follow your guide to fill your stomach at a local restaurant, then your skiing begins! The tour guide will help you to get the main entrance tickets and rent the basic ski equipment for you to ski on your own.
Friendly Tip: Only skiing in primary ski field was included in the current tour package, which including 3 hours skiing with equipment like skiing boots, snowboard and ski poles. If you would like to have more time for skiing, please pay in cash on your own.
In the late afternoon, drive around 2.5 hours to Snow Town. The full name called “China Snow Town National Forest Park”, is located in Mudanjiang city, Heilongjiang province, China, which is about 280 kilometers away from Harbin. It covers an area of 17,916 hectares and is 1,100 meters above sea level. Because of the frequent intersection of cold air of lake Baikal and sea warm current of Sea of Japan, it forms the unique climate that snow period lasts for seven months (from October to May in next year) and the snow thickness can be up to 2 meters. Thus, with the heavy snowfall and high viscosity of the snow, it enjoys the great reputation as famous “China’s snow town”.
In the evening, if weather permits, you can stroll down Xueyun Street on your own to explore the bustling night market, enjoy relaxing walk and taste some local snack.
Accommodation: Overnight in Snow Town
- Day 3: Snow Town-HarbinSnow Town
This morning, you are free to enjoy the leisure time in Snow Town. You can use your camera to record this amazing place! There are some special photogenic sites in this town need pay in cash and which were NOT included in the current tour package (optional). Thus, if you would like to be there, feel free to ask your tour guide for assistance.
At around 1pm, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and drive around 5.5 hours back to Harbin.
Accommodation: Overnight in Harbin
- Day 4: Harbin Departure
The 4 days Harbin exploration will end by today. The driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby and see you off at Harbin airport (NO English speaking tour guide service for today).