Harbin, reputed as the “Ice City” in the northeast of China, is a true wonderland of ice and snow. If you are looking for winter travel, this 5 Days Classic Winter Tour to Harbin and Jilin including the fantastic Ice and Snow World Festival, Russian-styled Volga Manor, amazing Siberian Tiger Park, charming Central Street, as well as the marvelous Rime Island must be amazed you! Find more details below to get the best winter tour!
Highlights of this tour: *Have fun with the world’s biggest Ice and Snow Festival *Experience the Russian-styled Volga Manor *Enjoy the close-contact with Siberian Tiger *Enjoy a full day skiing experience in Songhua Lake Ski Resort *Discover the magical fairyland of Rime Island
Upon your arrival at Harbin airport (Harbin Taiping International Airport: HRB), the driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to local hotel. Free & easy on your own arrange(no guide service).
After breakfast in the hotel, your guide and driver will greet you at your hotel lobby and take
you to explore this charming city. First head to the famous 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.
Next visit Siberian Tiger Park. With an area of 1,440,000 square meters, the park was built to save and protect the endangered Siberian tigers. You will see them playing and fighting with each other.
After lunch, you will move on to the Central Avenue. You will see many old buildings of various styles on this bustling pedestrian street. Walking forward, you can pay anexterior look of the Saint Sophia Church.
Next, you will visit the incredible Harbin Ice and Snow World. You will stroll around to enjoy the world’s finest examples of ice art against the dazzling lights. Please take enough warm clothes and shoes as Harbin is icy cold in winter so as to keep yourself warm and fully enjoy the spectacular scenery. After the tour ends, your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.
Take the morning high - speed train D112/09:11-11:28 from Harbin to Jilin. Upon arrival, our local driver will pick you up on time. Go to have lunch, then drive for about 30 minutes Songhua Lake Ski Resort for a half day skiing experience. Songhua Lake Ski Resort has 28 quality ski trails, with a skiing area of 1.51 million square meters, 935 meters above sea level, and the highest mountain drop of 605 meters. The junior and senior ski slopes are evenly distributed, with a variety of combinations. Skiers of different grades do not interfere with each other. For more junior skiers in China, the proportion of junior-senior ski slopes is set as 4:4:2. The advanced ski slopes A2 and A5 have been certified by the International Snow Federation, which can meet the needs of international alpine giant slalom competition, and provide cross-country skiing and jumping venues.
Get up early and have a buffet breakfast in the hotel. Then drive for about 1.5 hours to the magical fairyland of Rime Island.
As it says ‘Watching the mist at night; enjoying the rime in the morning; appreciating the rime falling down as it gets closed to the noon’, it vividly describes the process of forming and disappearing of rime. The wonder of rime is a magnet for visitors. Jilin City of northeastern China's Jilin Province is the most renowned rime-spotting place in the country. Jilin Wusong Island is famous for the beautiful rimed trees on it. When winter comes, the weeping willows along with the river bank cover with frost and glitter ice. The fog lingers on the island, making it a fairy-tale world.
Zengtong Village on the island is a good place to enjoy the rime, which has an old saying of ‘To appreciate the rime, to go to Zengtong Village.’ With grotesque trees, snow-white frost covered the weeping willows along the river, and wind being from the river, all of these make up a splendid picture.
The best time to see the rime scenery is 10:00-11:30 am. After fully explored the island around noon, head to Changchun Airport for flight back to Shanghai (suggest to book the fight depart from Changchun Airport after 14:30).
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.