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Tour Overview

For a winter paradise destination in China, Harbin, aka the “Ice City”, is the place to go. From dramatic ice festivals and fairytale snow and ice sculptures to a variety of fun ice/snow activities and exotic buildings, you’ll be welcomed into an enchanting winter wonderland.

On this 3-day Harbin group tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see Siberian tigers up close in a jeep, and enjoy large snow sculptures of various shapes and sizes, carved by Chinese and foreign artists at Sun Island. The highlight of the tour is the Ice and Snow World, which is filled with fantastic large-scale ice sculptures. Delving into Russian culture at the Volga Manor is also an interesting one. Finally, take a stroll on the Central Street and admire St. Sophia Cathedral.

Travel destination: Harbin
Suitable for: Winter Lovers, Family with Kids, Culture Seekers
Tour type: Group

Highlights of this tour:

  • Enjoy complimentary Modern Ice Cream, Sugarcoated Haws, and Iron Pot Stew included in this tour package.
  • Experience many kinds of interesting ice/snow activities by the Songhua River.
  • Glimpse into ancient western-style buildings along Central Street.
  • Have a close encounter with the “big cats” in Siberian Tiger Park when a caged vehicle takes you into their living areas.
  • Feast your eyes with diversified exquisite ice sculptures lit by colorful neons and snow sculpture masterpieces at the Ice and Snow World & Sun Island.
  • Experience the Russian-styled Volga Manor offering a charming Russian pastoral scene and many Russian-style architectures.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to our 3-day tour of Harbin! Also known as the "Ice City" and the "Moscow of the East", Harbin attracts countless tourists with its silver world of ice and snow in winter and its Russian-style cityscape.

    Upon your arrival in Harbin, please arrange the transfer to the hotel by yourself. You could take a taxi, and then check in at the hotel with your passport. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the city.

    We highly recommend you visit Zhaolin Park, where the fascinating Ice Lantern Show is held every year from January 5 to the end of February (free admission). Here you can not only admire the ice sculptures made by various artists and skilled craftsmen, but also enjoy skating and ice skating!

    Meal: N/A

    Harbin Ice Lantern Show in Zhaolin Park
    Ice Lantern Show in Zhaolin Park

  2. Today, your tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and then escort you out onto the Songhua River. Your exploration begins with a variety of fun activities, including watching the winter swimming show, ice spin, cycling on the ice and ice sledding.

    Continue your visit to Siberian Tiger Park, a thrilling experience where you can observe these magnificent creatures in a semi-natural habitat. You will learn about conservation efforts and enjoy guided tours within the park.

    Harbin Sun Island Park
    Sun Island Park

    After that, head to Sun Island Park, the main venue where the annual International Snow Sculpture Art Expo was held during the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. Here the display of many intricate snow sculptures will bring you a fantastic experience. Moreover, it is also a renowned summer resort and an ecological area with fantastic folk culture and other natural resources.

    In the evening, the highlight of the Harbin group tour comes - the fantastic Ice and Snow World. As the most popular place to enjoy the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, it draws visitors with thousands of exquisite ice and snow sculptures, exciting snow entertainment projects such as ice slide and Ferris Wheel, and interesting themed performances.

    Warm Tip: Please note that the queues can get longer during peak hours, especially on weekends and during the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year. Plan your program wisely.

    Transfer back to your hotel after the visit.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Harbin Ice and Snow World
    Harbin Ice and Snow World

  3. After breakfast, drive about 1.5 hours to arrive at Volga Manor, a fairy tale world full of Russian-European flavor, with more than forty buildings, including red old castles, blue-roofed cabins and so on. The manor is also equipped with amusement facilities, cultural experiences, and dining.

    You can take a leisurely walk and admire many Russian-style buildings, such as St. Nicholas Church and Pavlov Castle. Apart from this, you can also enjoy various exhibitions of Russian art and paintings.

    Harbin Volga Manor
    Our guests in Volga Manor

    Afterwards, you will go to Lao Daowai, a historical old neighborhood of Harbin with numerous old alleys. Here, visitors can see baroque buildings built in the early 20th century and folk sculptures.

    The last attraction of your China tour in Harbin is the St. Sophia Cathedral. Built in 1907, it is one of the more well-preserved Byzantine-style buildings in China. The church has a large, full and massive onion-head dome, a typical Russian architectural roof form that rivals Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral. Take a stroll along Central Street, a more than 100-year-old shopping street with classic European architecture and stores. During the Ice and Snow Festival, there are interesting ice and snow sculptures everywhere, and you can take photos with them.

    St. Sophia Cathedral Harbin
    St. Sophia Cathedral

    After the tour, your driver and guide will transfer you to Harbin Airport/railway station for your departure flight/train. Safe travels!

    Note: Please book a flight/train that departs after 7:00 pm to ensure no rush for the tour.

    Meal: Breakfast

Price Includes

  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private land transportation with licensed driver on Day 2 & Day3
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide service on Day 2 & Day3;
  • Main entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary;
  • 2 nights' accommodation in 4 stars hotel with daily breakfast (twin-sharing room);
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to/off Harbin;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
  • Pick-up service from the airport or train station.
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