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Tour Overview

Experience the magic of Harbin’s winter over 8 unforgettable days. From skating on Songhua River’s icy canvas to skiing at Yabuli Ski Resort, each day promises thrills. Immerse yourself in China Snow Town’s fairytale allure and explore the tranquility of Yangcaoshan Hill. Experience Russian elegance at Volga Manor, from doll-painting to delightful dining. Soak in the warmth of Yingjie’s hot springs and revel in Harbin’s cultural gems, including Central Street, St. Sophia Cathedral, Sun Island, and Harbin Ice Snow World. An unforgettable winter journey unfolds.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Skate on Songhua River: Glide on the frozen river’s natural skating rink, surrounded by winter’s beauty.
2. Yabuli Ski Thrills: Carve through snowy slopes at Yabuli Ski Resort, an exhilarating paradise for skiers of all levels.
3. Snowy Charm of China Snow Town: Step into a fairytale in snow-covered China Snow Town, where enchanting scenes come to life.
4. Yangcaoshan Hill Serenity: Discover tranquility atop Yangcaoshan Hill, immersed in panoramic winter vistas that soothe the soul.
5. Russian Elegance at Volga Manor: Paint a Russian doll, indulge in culinary delights, and explore the allure of Volga Manor’s architecture.
6. Hot Spring Bliss at Yingjie: Immerse yourself in rejuvenating hot springs at Yingjie Hot Spring Scenic Area, melting away winter’s chill.
7. Harbin’s Winter Wonderland: Wander Central Street, admire St. Sophia Cathedral, and be amazed by Sun Island and Harbin Ice Snow World’s icy marvels.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Harbin, you'll be warmly greeted by your guide and driver. They will be holding a sign with your name, making it easy for you to locate them. From the airport or train station, you'll be transferred to the picturesque Songhua River. In the winter, this river transforms into a natural skating rink, where locals and tourists alike enjoy gliding across the frozen surface. The glistening ice and the surrounding winter scenery create a magical atmosphere.

    Harbin Songhua River Winter
    Songhua River in Winter

    Following your time at the river, you'll visit the Flood Prevention Monument, a testament to Harbin's resilience in the face of challenges posed by its watery neighbor. The monument stands as a symbol of the city's determination to protect itself from potential floods. Next, you'll take a leisurely walk through Stalin Park, a serene urban park with walking paths, sculptures, and benches. The park offers stunning views of the river and the city skyline, allowing you to unwind and enjoy the peaceful ambiance.

    Your overnight stay will be in Harbin, allowing you to rest and prepare for the exciting days ahead.

    Accommodation: in Harbin

  2. Today, you'll embark on a scenic drive to the renowned Yabuli Ski Resort. Nestled in the snow-covered mountains, this resort offers a range of skiing slopes suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced skiers.

    Whether you're a seasoned skier or trying it out for the first time, the slopes of Yabuli provide the perfect setting for a day of exhilarating skiing. The crisp winter air and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape create an unforgettable experience.

    Accommodation: in Yabuli

    Yabuli Ski Resort
    Yabuli Ski Resort

  3. Start your day with a morning of self-guided exploration at Yabuli Ski Resort. You can revisit your favorite slopes or try out different ones, making the most of your time on the snow-covered mountains.

    Later in the day, you'll journey to China Snow Town, a fairytale-like destination where snow-covered houses resemble scenes from a postcard. As the sun sets, the town is illuminated, creating a magical ambiance. Take leisurely walks, capture stunning photographs, and immerse yourself in the unique charm of this snow-covered wonderland. In the evening, you can stroll down Xueyun Street to explore the beautiful night view of Snow Town on your own.

    Accommodation: in Snow Town

    Snow Town Xueyun Street
    Xueyun Street

  4. 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.

    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 3).

    Accommodation: in Snow Town

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

  5. After breakfast, check out the hotel and meet your driver at the hotel lobby, and drive back to Harbin. Your day begins with a visit to the captivating Volga Manor. Explore the intricacies of the St. Nicholas Cathedral, a masterpiece of architecture that reflects Russian influences. Continue your journey to Pavlov Castle, where the historical charm of Russian estates comes to life. Experience the thrill of snow tubing, adding an element of fun to your winter adventure.

    Harbin Volga Manor
    Volga Manor

    For those seeking to unleash their creativity, you'll have the opportunity to paint a Russian doll (matryoshka) at an additional cost. This hands-on experience allows you to personalize a traditional Russian souvenir.

    The day concludes with a sumptuous Russian Western Dinner, featuring delectable cuisine paired with red wine, creating a perfect blend of flavors to tantalize your taste buds.

    Accommodation: in Harbin

  6. Spend a leisurely morning enjoying the tranquil surroundings of Volga Manor. Whether you choose to take peaceful walks or simply relax amidst the serene landscapes, this is your time to unwind.

    Later in the day, you'll head to the Yingjie Hot Spring Scenic Area. Indulge in the therapeutic benefits of various hot springs, each offering unique rejuvenating properties. The warmth of the hot springs against the chilly winter backdrop creates a truly soothing experience for your body and mind.

    Accommodation: in Harbin

    Harbin Yingjie Hot Spring
    Yingjie Outdoor Hot Spring in Winter

  7. Your day begins with a visit to Central Street, a bustling pedestrian thoroughfare known for its historical architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Indulge in a delightful treat - locally renowned ice cream that's both delicious and a part of Harbin's culinary identity.

    As you stroll along the street, catch sight of the impressive St. Sophia Cathedral, an iconic symbol of Harbin's history and culture. While you'll appreciate its beauty from the outside, the cathedral's stunning architecture is sure to leave a lasting impression.

    St. Sophia Cathedral Harbin
    St. Sophia Cathedral

    Continue your cultural exploration with a visit to the Harbin Grand Theatre, an architectural masterpiece that serves as a hub for performing arts and cultural events. As the afternoon unfolds, you'll be enchanted by the wonders of Sun Island and the enchanting Harbin Ice Snow World. These attractions showcase intricate ice and snow sculptures, transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland.

    Accommodation: in Harbin

    Harbin Ice and Snow World
    Harbin Ice and Snow World

  8. Your journey in Harbin comes to an end, but not before enjoying a leisurely morning of free time. Use this time to reflect on your winter adventures, capture any last-minute memories, or simply relax at your accommodation.

    When you're ready, your driver will escort you to the airport or train station, ensuring a seamless transition to your next destination or your journey back home. As you depart, you'll carry with you cherished memories of a remarkable winter experience in Harbin.

    Meal: Breakfast

    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

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