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Tour Overview

Combing the best highlights and pleasant experiences of Northeast China, this 6-day Harbin trip starts from the charming “Icy City” – Harbin with thousands of marvelous ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World. Wander along Central Street lined with old Western-style buildings, and be introduced to the charming Russian pastoral scene and Russia-style architecture at Volga Manor.

Then have an exciting skiing experience at Yabuli Ski Resort, and enjoy brilliant snow scenery at China Snow Town. Come and travel with us for an extraordinary winter vacation!

Highlights of this tour:

1. Begin your journey in Harbin with a stroll down Central Street, where you’ll be immersed in the charm of ancient western-style buildings and discover the iconic St. Sophia Cathedral.
2. Experience the magical Ice and Snow World, filled with breathtaking ice sculptures, thrilling snow activities, and captivating themed performances.
3. Explore the picturesque Volga Manor, a Russian-inspired park showcasing stunning architecture, charming landscapes, and exhibitions on Russian arts and paintings.
4. Enjoy the world-class facilities, picturesque slopes, and optional activities like snow tubing and snowmobiling for an unforgettable winter experience at Yabuli Ski Resort.
5. Discover the mesmerizing beauty of China Snow Town, capturing picturesque moments and immersing yourself in the winter wonderland.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Harbin Airport, the local guide and the driver will pick you up from the exit gate. (Please arrive at Harbin Taiping International Airport before noon)

    Central Street, the first stop, is a vibrant boulevard in Harbin known for its architectural charm and bustling atmosphere. Visitors can stroll along the cobblestone streets, admire the stunning European-style buildings, and indulge in local cuisine and shopping.

    The highlight of the street is the majestic St. Sophia Cathedral, a beautiful Russian Orthodox church that showcases intricate designs and offers a glimpse into Harbin's rich history.

    St. Sophia Cathedral Harbin
    St. Sophia Cathedral

    Then, come to explore the fantastic Ice and Snow World. As the most popular place to enjoy Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, it draws visitors with thousands of exquisite ice sculptures, exciting snow entertainment projects, and interesting themed performances. Stroll around to enjoy the world's finest examples of ice art against the dazzling lights.

    Accommodation: in Harbin

    Harbin Ice and Snow World
    Harbin Ice and Snow World

  2. After breakfast, drive around 1.5 hours to Volga Manor. Covering over 600,000 square meters along the Ashi River, this amazing park offers a glimpse of a charming Russian pastoral scene.

    Take a leisure walk here to meet many restaurants, entertainment, rivers, bridges, wetlands, and Russian-style architecture, like St. Nicholas Church, Pavlov Castle, Pushkin Salon, and forest villa, and look into various exhibitions about the Russian arts and paintings.

    Volga Manor
    Volga Manor

    In the afternoon, go to Sun Island Park, the second-largest venue where the annual International Snow Sculpture Art Expo was held during Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. The display of many intricate snow sculptures will bring you a fantastic experience.

    Afterward, visit Siberian Tiger Park, one of the largest Siberian Tiger breeding and research center housing about 800 Siberian Tigers. Currently, about 100 of them are open to the public, along with other big animals like lions and pumas. You will see tigers in different life stages and learn about the current living situation of Siberian tigers in China.

    Harbin Siberian Tiger Park
    Siberian Tiger Park

    Then, head to Guandong Ancient Alley to trace the customs, culture, and food of old Dongbei.

    Accommodation: in Harbin

  3. Today, you will drive around 3 hours to the exciting Yabuli Ski Resort. Equipped with the country's largest ski jumping facilities and many other top-level skiing facilities, Yabuli Ski Resort is highlighted as China's best and biggest.

    Upon arrival, follow your guide to fill your stomach at a local restaurant before your skiing begins. The tour guide will help you to get the primary entrance tickets and the basic ski equipment for you.

    Yabuli Ski Resort
    Yabuli Ski Resort

    Then start enjoying your skiing tour at Yabuli Resort. Forget your skiing level and age, the world's advanced ski resorts will provide you with the best highlight moments. In addition to skiing, you can experience some other optional activities at Yabuli ski resort, such as snow tubing and snowmobiling.

    * Friendly Tips:

    1. This tour package includes 2 hours of skiing in primary ski areas and basic equipment like skiing boots, snowboards, and ski poles. Please pay in cash on your own if you want to have more time for skiing.
    2. Optional activities are not included in this tour package. Additional charges are charged by the resort.

    Accommodation: Yabuli Ski Resort

  4. This morning is free for you. You can enjoy any optional entertainment at Yabuli Ski Resort (at your own expense). After lunch, we will drive for 3 hours to China Snow Town in Mudanjiang City.

    Thanks to the effect of the cold air from Lake Baikal and the warm current from the Sea of Japan, the snow here lasts for 7 months (from October to May next year). The Snow Town was thus endowed with the most beautiful snowscape in the world and is reputed as the No. 1 snow town in China.

    In the evening, you can stroll down Xueyun Street to explore the beautiful night view of Snow Town on your own.

    * Note: Snow Town is a small town, and the hotels there won't be as good as in big cities.

    Accommodation: in Snow Town

    Snow Town Xueyun Street
    Xueyun Street

  5. This morning, enjoy your leisure time in Snow Town to encounter many photography opportunities.

    Some special photogenic sites charge a fee such as Yangcaoshan Hill and Dream Home (optional, pay on your own), and your guide is happy to assist if you would like to be there.

    Yangcaoshan Hill, one of the most beautiful places around Snow Town, is the best place to watch the sunrise and sunset. The way to it is full of beautiful rime and misty pines.

    Snow Town Yangcaoshan Hill
    Sunrise views with beautiful rime and misty pines

    Dream House is a famous place to shoot Chinese TV series and movies. It's especially beautiful at night, and you can watch it the night before (on Day 4).

    Later, meet your driver at the hotel lobby and drive around 5 hours back to Harbin.

    Accommodation: in Harbin

  6. You are free at leisure today. At the confirmed time (according to your flight), the driver will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to Harbin airport for your departure flight.

    (No tour activity or tour guide service for today)

    Accommodation: N/A

Price Includes

  • 5 nights' accommodation with daily breakfasts;
  • 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;
  • 2-hour skiing in Yabuli ski resort and basic equipment like skiing boots, snowboard, and ski poles;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets to or off Harbin;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Lunch or dinner;
  • Ski instructor fees, ski suit, and ski goggles;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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