3 Days Harbin Tour: Ice & Snow Festival and Volga Manor
Harbin is a city suitable for travelling throughout the year; however, well known as “Ice City”, Harbin is most worthy of your time and money in winter with beautiful snow scenery. This three days tour is a perfect choice for first time visitors to cover all highlights in Harbin City such as Central Street, Saint Sophia Cathedral, Longta Tower, Zhaolin Park, Sun Island, Harbin Polarland, Harbin Ice and Snow World, and Volga Manor. Just pick this tour to give yourself a wonderful time.
Central Avenue, Sidalin Park , Harbin Flood Control Monument, Winter Swimming at Jiuzhan Park, Saint Sophia Cathedral, Longta Tower, Laodaowai, Ice Lanterns at Zhaolin Park, Ice and Snow Festival at Sun Island, Harbin Ice and Snow World, Volga Mano
AM: Our guide and driver will pick you up at 9:00 am from your Harbin downtown hotel. You will start the tour with a walk on the Central Avenue. You will see many old buildings of various styles on this bustling pedestrian street. Then stroll along the Songhua River and arrive at Sidalin Park to see how the locals entertain themselves in cold winter and pay a visit to Harbin Flood Control Monument which was built to commemorate Harbin people’s impressive victory over the great flood in the year of 1957.
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Next move on to Jiuzhan Park to watch people swim in the icy water, take 1,156-meter long ropeway to have an overall look of the river from the air, experience Russian customs at Russian town. Then continue to visit Saint Sophia Cathedral, a typical Byzantine style Orthodox Church built in 1907 by Russian, and go to Longta Tower which serves as Heilongjiang TV Broadcasting Tower with a height of 336 meters. At last, visit Laodaowai to appreciate Baroque buildings and watch ice lanterns at Zhaolin Park (please note the time to enjoy ice lantern fair is from January 5 to the end of February). At the end of the tour, the guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.
AM: After breakfast, meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby and drive to Sun Island to enjoy Ice and Snow Festival. You will see many amazing snow sculptures and can participate in snow sports. Next stop is Harbin Polarland, the first amusement park centering on polar animals’ performance in China with the most complete polar animals and animal show. It mainly consists of Daxing’an Mountain, Fisherman’s Wharf, Whale’s Bay, South Pole Penguin’s Island and North Pole Animal’s Home. You will be surprised by what the animals can do.
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Finally come to Harbin Ice and Snow World. You can appreciate the world’s finest examples of ice art against the dazzling lights. Please keep yourself warm so as to fully enjoy the spectacular scenery. After the whole day tour ends, your guide and driver will drive you back to your hotel to have a good rest.
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in the morning and escort you to Volga Mano with about 1 hour driving. It’s a Russian culture themed mansion full of exotic charm. You will have a leisurely time admiring the beautiful Russian styled castles, churches and gardens. You may wonder whether you are really in Russia instead of Harbin. You will feel refreshed in such a picturesque place. After a pleasant time here, you will go back to your hotel.
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.