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Tour Overview

During this 4-Day Harbin and Jilin Rime Island Tour, you will experience the winter magic of China. Begin in Harbin, the local guide will lead you to the enchanting snow sculptures at Sun Island and the world’s largest Siberian Tiger Park. You will also witness the dazzling ice sculptures and lights of the Harbin Ice World. After discovering Harbin’s multicultural history, board a bullet train to Jilin City. Witness the breathtaking “rime ice” phenomenon on Rime Island, with snow-covered landscapes and ancient temples. Immerse yourself in the festive winter atmosphere, concluding an unforgettable journey through China’s winter wonderlands.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Snow Sculpture Art Expo: Embark on a day filled with winter wonders, starting with a visit to the International Snow Sculpture Art Expo at Sun Island – a showcase of artistic talent and diverse cultures.
2. Siberian Tiger Encounter: Explore the Siberian Tiger Park, the world’s largest breeding center, and learn about conservation efforts while marveling at the power and beauty of these magnificent creatures.
3. Magical Ice and Snow World: Experience the magic of the Ice and Snow World – a winter wonderland illuminated with colorful LED lights, featuring intricately carved ice sculptures and fun-filled winter activities.
4. Harbin’s Multicultural History: Explore St. Sophia Cathedral, showcasing Russian Byzantine influences, and stroll through Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, immersing yourself in the city’s multicultural past.
5. Rime Island’s Breathtaking Beauty: Experience the ethereal “rime ice” phenomenon. Delight in a breathtaking sunrise, stroll through snow-covered pathways, and bid farewell to an enchanting winter journey.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to China's ice city, Harbin. Upon arrival, meet your guide, who will provide a warm welcome and helpful information. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel, where you can settle in and relax.

    After settling in, take the afternoon to explore Harbin independently. Suggested Activity: Visit Zhaolin Park for the enchanting Ice Lantern Show, a magical display of illuminated ice sculptures. Wander through the park, capturing the beauty of the intricate ice creations.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Harbin

    Harbin Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Show
    Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Show

  2. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, preparing for a day filled with Harbin's winter wonders. Meet your friendly guide and driver who will accompany you on today's exciting adventures. Begin your day with a visit to the International Snow Sculpture Art Expo at Sun Island, a showcase of unparalleled artistic talent. You will marvel at the massive snow sculptures created by skilled artists from around the world, each piece telling a unique story and reflecting diverse cultures.

    After that, venture to the Siberian Tiger Park, where the beauty of nature and the power of these magnificent creatures come together. This is the world's largest breeding center for endangered Siberian tigers, housing more than 1,300 Siberian tigers as well as white lions and leopards. Take a guided tour to learn about the park's conservation efforts, gaining insights into the lives of Siberian tigers and other wildlife species.

    After dinner, you will be guided to experience the magic of the Ice and Snow World, a winter wonderland illuminated with colorful LED lights. Explore the intricately carved ice sculptures, immerse in the festive atmosphere, and participate in various winter activities like ice skating or snow tubing for a fun-filled evening. After a magical evening, return to your hotel, where you can reflect on the day's adventures and rest comfortably.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Harbin

    Ice and Snow World in Harbin
    Ice and Snow World in the evening

  3. In the morning, let's go to St. Sophia Cathedral, an architectural gem showcasing Russian Byzantine influences. The cathedral, with its distinctive green domes, is a testament to Harbin's multicultural history. Explore the interior to appreciate its religious and historical significance. Next, visit the nearby Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, a lively thoroughfare where European-style architecture meets vibrant street life. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere, surrounded by boutique shops and local delicacies.

    Harbin St. Sophia Cathedral
    St. Sophia Cathedral

    Then, head to Laodaowai, an area that preserves the ambiance of old Harbin. Stroll through narrow streets lined with traditional Chinese and Russian buildings, offering a glimpse into the city's multicultural past. After that, you will be led to Jiuzhan Park along the scenic Songhua River. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the park, surrounded by nature and beautiful river views. Take in the tranquility and historical charm of the area.

    Conclude your Harbin experience with your guide and driver escorting you to the train station.

    Board the bullet train to Jilin City, where your local guide will meet you upon arrival. Transfer to your downtown hotel, and assist with the check-in process.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Jilin

    Laodaowai in Harbin
    Laodaowai, a historic district

  4. Today, you need to get up early and take a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Rime Island, a breathtaking winter wonderland renowned for its ethereal natural phenomenon known as "rime ice." During the frigid winter months, frost clings to trees, transforming them into glistening, crystalline sculptures, creating a mesmerizing scene of icy enchantment. Upon reaching your destination, delight in the breathtaking sunrise casting golden hues across the landscape. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along pathways blanketed in snow, adorned with the enchanting white frost that decorates the trees.

    Jilin Rime Island
    Rime Island in Jilin

    In the afternoon, explore the historic Beishan Park in Jilin's downtown. Marvel at its ancient temples and immerse yourself in the serene winter landscape. Stroll along snow-covered paths, crossing charming bridges that lead to frozen lakes. Experience the joy of locals skating in the large square, creating a festive and lively atmosphere.

    As the day concludes, your driver will escort you to the airport or train station. Reflect on the unforgettable winter experiences in Harbin and Jilin. Board your flight or train, bidding farewell to this enchanting winter journey.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: N/A

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.

Price Includes

  • 3 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to Harbin / off Jilin;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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