7 Days Classic Harbin Yabuli and Snow Town Tour from Beijing by Overnight Train
For travelers planning a winter vacation in China, you must not forget Ice City Harbin. Beijing with rich culture and history undoubtedly is a must-see city for visitors to China, but Harbin will make your China holiday extra special. You will see the most beautiful snow scenery, try skiing, wander around the grand Ice and Snow World, and explore the amazing Baroque buildings left by a history of pain. So how about getting off the beaten track and spending a few days in Harbin to experience something different?
Sun Island, Saint Sophia Cathedral, Central Avenue, Harbin Ice and Snow World, China Snow Town, Yangcaoshan Hill, Yabuli Ski Resort
Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance Fee + Hotel + Overnight Trains
Our Beijing driver will pick you up at 19:00 pm at your Beijing downtown hotel and transfer you to the train station for your overnight train to Harbin (Z17/21：15-07：12). You will spend the night on the train.
For the train tickets, we usually deliver the tickets to your hotel in advance, but for special cases such as late booking without enough time for sending the tickets to Beijing, we will inform the driver to help you collet the tickets at the train station.
Accommodation: Beijing-Harbin overnight train
Day 2 Harbin Arrival & Harbin (L+D)
Attractions: Sun Island, Saint Sophia Cathedral, Central Avenue, Harbin Ice and Snow World (B+L)
You will arrive at Harbin in the early morning after 10 hours train ride. Before getting off the train, please double check your belongings to ensure you have collet all your staff. Our guide will wait for you at the exit of the train station by holding a name sign. After you meet the guide and driver, you can have a breakfast (on your own cost) before starting explore the city.
The first stop will be the famous Sun Island on the north bank of Songhua River. You will see lovely squirrels and swans, experience Russian customs and appreciate the amazing snow sculptures of various shapes. Next you will move on to Saint Sophia Cathedral, a typical Byzantine style Orthodox Church built in 1907 by Russian. Just follow your guide to learn its history and admire the magnificent architecture. After lunch, have a walk on the Central Avenue. You will see many old buildings of various styles on this bustling pedestrian street. 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 enjoying the dinner, your guide and driver will take you to your Harbin downtown hotel to have a good rest.
Accommodation: Harbin local 4 stars hotel
Day 3 Harbin-China Snow Town (B+L+D)
Attractions: China Snow Town
After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at about 8:00 am at your hotel lobby and then directly drive to China Snow Town. The place is 280 kilometers away from Harbin City and it will take about 5 to 6 hours to get there. You can chat with your guide and enjoy the snow scenery on the way. Upon arrival, you can have some rest at your hotel and then have a lunch.
Snowing lasts for about 7 months from October to next April and snow can be as thick as 2 meters here. Wooden houses, mountains and trees are all covered under a white blanket, just like a fairytale world. You can stroll along the plank road to have a panoramic view of the gorgeous snow town, say “ni hao” to the locals and have a glimpse of their life, and capture the beautiful moments with your camera. After dinner, night life just begins. You can go for a nice walk at the lantern-lit night, participate in bonfire party, and dance Yangge with the locals.
Accommodation: Snow Town 4 stars hotel
Day 4 Yangcaoshan Hill-Yabuli Ski Resort (B+L+D)
Attractions: Yangcaoshan Hill, Yabuli Ski Resort
Today you will explore Yangcaoshan Hill, one of the most beautiful places at China Snow Town. The hill’s highest point is Camel Peak with an altitude of 1,235 meters. You will hike about 2 hours to Camel Peak. Listen to the snow crunch under your feet and watch the white snow shining under the sun. Don’t be intimidated by the cold and long journey. You will find out all those walks are worthwhile and tiredness will go away immediately when you see the magnificent scenery on the top. Then you will hike down and have a lunch. After some rest, we will drive to Yabuli Ski Resort, the largest and best ski resort in China, and stay overnight.
Accommodation: Yabuli local 4 stars hotel
Day 5 Yabuli Ski Resort-Harbin (B+L+D)
Attractions: Yabuli Ski Resort
After breakfast, meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby and go for skiing about 3 hours.
The Yabuli Ski Resort enjoys a snow cover period of 170 days and skiing period 120 days, and the snow depth averages 30 cm – 50 cm at the foot of the mountain and reaches 1m on the mountain. Its best snow conditions make it a perfect place for both skiing racing and ski-touring. It boasts a total of 17 ski runs, from elementary, intermediate to advanced, as well as various cableways. No matter you are first time normal visitors or professional skiers, you will find the one suitable for you. There are also many entertainment activities such as snowmobiling, snow tubing, and horse-drawn sledge. You can optionally try some of them. After you have great fun in this heaven for skiing, we will have a lunch and drive back to Harbin.
Accommodation: Harbin local 4 stars hotel
Day 6 Harbin Departure (B)
Today you will explore the city on your own. Your driver will pick you up at 7:00 pm at your hotel lobby and transfer you to the train station for your overnight train back to Beijing（Z16/ 21:20 – 07:24). You will spend the night on the train.
Accommodation: Harbin – Beijing overnight train
Day 7 Beijing Arrival
When your train arrives in Beijing in the morning, your Beijing driver will wait for you at the exit of the train station by holding a name sign and transfer you to your Beijing downtown hotel. Our service ends here. Please feel free to contact us if you need any help for your remaining time in China.
Our expert consultant will have your booking confirmed in 12 hours. We accept the last-minute booking for most of time even if time is pressing. After your booking is confirmed, we will send you a confirmation email which includes the agreed detailed itinerary with prices.
A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via PayPal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD200; deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). Balance is acceptable via PayPal at least 3 days ahead of the tour or with cash paid to the tour guide on the tour. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.
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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 an important part of Chinese culture. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us include breakfasts. Lunches are arranged at restaurants which are popular among the real locals with good environment (You might be a little worried about using washrooms in China, please rest assured that all restaurants have western style washroom). Dinners are mostly left for yourself to allow you more freedom on your own discovery to local food or having some familiar hometown food.
If you are vegetarian, Muslim, or allergic to any kind of food, please feel free to tell your travel consultant in advance. We will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.