For a winter paradise destination this time of year, Harbin is the place to go. You will be welcomed to a charming winter wonderland from conspicuous Ice and Snow Festival, fairy-tale ice and snow sculptures, romantic historical and cultural sites, to various interesting ice/snow activities, and exotic buildings.
This 3-day Harbin Ice Snow Festival Tour will take you to explore the renowned Ice and Snow Festival at Sun Island Park, marveling at intricate snow sculptures and engaging in thrilling winter activities. Take a cable car ride along the picturesque Songhua River and enjoy ice and snow entertainment. Immerse yourself in Russian charm at Volga Manor, then discover the Chinese Baroque architecture and disappearing local snacks in Lao Daowai. Delve into Harbin’s Jewish history at the Museum of Jewish History before concluding with a stroll along Center Street and a glimpse of St. Sophia Cathedral.
2. Marvel at the intricate snow sculptures and enjoy winter activities at the Sun Island Park during the Ice and Snow Festival.
3. Experience the breathtaking cable car ride along the Songhua River and indulge in exciting ice and snow entertainment.
4. Immerse yourself in the enchanting Russian pastoral scene at Volga Manor, featuring beautiful architecture and exhibitions of Russian arts.
5. Explore the vibrant Lao Daowai district, known for its Chinese Baroque buildings and disappearing traditional Harbin snacks.
6. Discover the rich Jewish history and culture of Harbin at the Museum of Jewish History, followed by a stroll along Center Street’s historic buildings and St. Sophia Cathedral.
- Day 1: Harbin Arrival
Arrive in Harbin at any time convenient by plane or train, and arrange the transfer to the hotel by yourself, you could take a taxi, then check in at the hotel. Today is free for you to explore this Ice City.
If you need us to arrange a pick-up service, please inform your travel consultant in advance.
Accommodation: in a 4-star Hotel
- Day 2: Harbin Ice Snow Festival TourSun Island Park, Cable Car Ride along the Songhua River, Interesting Ice Activities, Ice and Snow World
Today, your tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby, and your exploration begins with Sun Island Park, the main venue where the annual International Snow Sculpture Art Expo was held during 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.
After the relaxing time, your guide will take you on a cable car ride along the Songhua River, overlooking the spectacular Songhua River and taking photos of the Songhua River Highway Bridge. After 10-15 minutes, get off the cable car and you will experience a variety of interesting activities, including watching the winter swimming show, ice spin, cycling on the ice, and ice sleigh.
In the evening, come to explore 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, and interesting themed performances.
After the tour, transfer you back to your hotel after the visit.
Accommodation: in a 4-star Hotel
- Day 3: Harbin DepartureVolga Manor, Lao Daowai, Harbin Museum of Jewish History and Culture, Center Street, St. Sophia Cathedral
After breakfast, drive around 1.5 hours to Volga Manor, a theme park offering a glimpse of a charming Russian pastoral scene. A leisure walk here will introduce you to many Russian-style architectures, like St. Nicholas Church, Pavlov Castle, Pushkin Salon, and forest villa, and a glimpse into various exhibitions about the Russian arts and paintings.
Then head to Lao Daowai, the largest "Chinese Baroque" building block in China. In addition to appreciating the beautiful architecture, you can also taste some traditional Harbin snacks that are disappearing here.
After that, visit the Harbin Museum of Jewish History and Culture to learn how Harbin became the largest center of Jewish activity in the Far East in modern times.
Our tour will end at Center Street, the longest pedestrian street in China lined up with ancient buildings of western-style, restaurants, hotels, and shops. At its heart stands the magnificent St. Sophia Cathedral, an architectural marvel adorned with intricate domes and stunning mosaics. You can have an exterior look at this 20th-century Neo-Byzantine style building.
After the visit, transfer you to Harbin Airport/railway station for your departure flight/train.
Note: please book a flight/train that departs after 7:00 pm to ensure no rush for the tour.
Tour Price Per Person
The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.