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China Winter Beauty 

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Explore the winter wonderland China has to offer like the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Sun Island snow sculpture expo, ice lantern show, Chagan Lake winter fishing tour, winter swimming tour, Jilin Rime, and Changbaishan. Lose yourself in a winter wonderland at Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. The theme parks of the festival are lined with beautiful snow s...

Explore the winter wonderland China has to offer like the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Sun Island snow sculpture expo, ice lantern show, Chagan Lake winter fishing tour, winter swimming tour, Jilin Rime, and Changbaishan. Lose yourself in a winter wonderland at Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. The theme parks of the festival are lined with beautiful snow sculptures, ice sculptures, and fantastic ice lanterns. In Yabuli, the largest ski resort in Asia, enjoy skiing and interesting touring activities.

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrive in Harbin

Assemble at International airport for your flight to Harbin, an historical and cultural city, and is famous as “Ice World”,“Eastern Moscow”, “Eastern Paris”. On arrival, be greeted and start the sightseeing tour of Harbin city.

Volga Manor - a magnificent Russian-style architecture will surely bring you into a fairytale world. With an area of six hundred thousand square meters, Volga Manor in northeast China's Harbin is an amplification of the city's Russian influences. Not only does it boast authentic Russian dance performances and architecture, the manor also blends wet lands and landscaped gardens. Here you can visit Pavlov Castle, St.Nicholas Church, and Puskin Salon.

Castle Snow Circle: play with castle snow circle as if in a world of fairy tales.

Russian Singing And Dancing Performance:enjoy the dance performance of Russian girls and boys, and feel their enthusiasm, just like coming to Russia.

Flavor at Jinhuan Restaurant: the building is copied from the construction of an exhibition hall of Khabarovsk expo in 1913. Now, this restaurant has ushered in its 105 years old birthday. It is one of the best Russian style restaurants in China. You can enjoy authentic Russian Western-style food.

Overnight at 4 star hotel in Harbin.

Visited:
Harbin

Day 2: Fishing at Chagan lake

After breakfast in the morning, drive from Harbin to Chagan Lake.

You can visit Chagan Lake Fishing: Mongolian as "Chagan Naoer", with a meaning of white holy lake, is located in Qianguo County, Songyuan, Jilin, China. With an area of 307 square kilometers, it was once a fishing and hunting resort for emperors since the Liao & Jin Dynasty. 

After lunch we will go to Changchun, you will visit:

Changchun city: as the capital of Jilin Province, it is the second largest city in Northeast China and the political, economic and cultural center of the province.

Changchun Cultural Square: it has been more than 70 years old,this is the place of leisure and entertainment for the citizens.

"Eight Department": The Manchukuo State Department and "eight department" remains are the ruling center of Manchukuo, consist of a group of Japanese-style buildings and is regarded as a provincial key cultural relics protection unit. We will visit the "eight department" by bus. At dinner, enjoy the flavor fish feast of Chagan Lake.

Overnight at 4 star hotel in Changchun.

Visited:
HarbinChagan Lake, Changchun Shi

Day 3: Lushuihe jungle hunting ground

Today we will heading to Changbai Mountain (International) hunting ground in Lushuihe, here is the most complete extant Eurasian continental ecosystem, we will have the opportunity to experience the fun of jungle hunting, also can get chance to experience the unique ice rafting, that must be an unforgettable experience. Then we can visit the Eight Diagrams Maze, Mu Yang Yuan, He Lu Yuan. In the afternoon, experience the ice rafting.

Hunting ground include the cost of hunting rifle + Three bullets per person + hunting guide for 1hour.  

Visited:
Changchun Shi, Changbaishan, Lüshuihe
Accomodation
Night at Changbai Mountain Resort Hotel (Changbaishan)

Day 4: Visit the eternally white mountain

After breakfast, we will go to Changbai Mountain. Located on the border between China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Changbaishan (长白山, literally ‘eternally White Mountain’) in Jilin province is one of the great natural wonders of the northeast. Dormant since 1702, this volcano now holds the stunning Tianchi Lake in its crater. We will visit North Face of Changbai mountain, enjoy the beautiful scenery of colorful forest, waterfalls and heavenly lake.

Tianchi (or ‘Heaven Lake’): It is the park’s main attraction. Situated in a crater on the Chinese border, the effervescent blue water is surrounded by soaring peaks.

Also, be sure to see ChangBai Waterfall, which spills off from the lake. There are a number of ponds and Hot Springs scattered around the lake.

Lvyuan Tan: the water is very clear green so it has the reputation of "northeast Jiuzhaigou". 

Overnight at 4 star hotel in Dunhua.

Visited:
Lüshuihe, Changbaishan, Dunhua

Day 5: Enjoy the snow world

After breakfast, we will leave Dunhua, heading to snow county.

Snow Town: this place have deepest snow in China, in average 2 meters snow will fall here, and have the most beautiful snow view in China. Enjoy the snow world in snow county in the morning. Because of heaviest snow here, all buildings were covered by different shapes of snow and looks very interesting.

After we fully enjoy the snow world, we will take 2 hours bus ride to Yabuli, and stay there overnight. We will try Dongbei style country dishes for dinner, this will be a special experience for you to have Hot Spring with snow surround you. There are many different kinds of hot spring pools indoor and outdoor for you to enjoy. (Prepare yourself for a swimming suit).

Flavor-Stew of iron pot: refers to the original Chinese northeast and some local rural areas such as cooking, cooking pot is the use of chicken, goose, fish dishes, relying on firewood, now because of its delicious taste, are popular. 

Visited:
Dunhua, Snow Town, Yabuli
Accomodation
Night at Yabuli Springs Hotel (Yabuli)

Day 6: Explore the Stalin park

After breakfast, we will take about 3.5 hours drive to Harbin, you can visit:


St. Sophia Church Square which is the biggest Orthodox church in Asia. It was built in 1907 and is the military church of No.4 Siberia Infantry division of Russian army.

Flood Prevention Monument Tower with its unique western retro touch, stood out among all statues in the city and became the true representation of the city’s pride.

Stalin Park is one of the places for sightseeing and be away for the summer holidays on the river bank of Songhua River. It gazes at each other with the Sun Island from beyond the river. The park was built in 1953, old named Riverside Park. Park has a length of 1750 meters and is a opening park along the river.

Central Street built in 1900, which is still one of major business streets in Harbin. There are a lot of department stores, fashion shops and featured restaurants along two sides of this street. The buildings on the street are in all European styles like Renaissance architecture style, Baroque architecture style, eclecticism and so on. There are always a lot of people on the street to tour or shop. You could taste a Modern Popsicle (Each person gets one free).

Kanto Ancient Alley when you go into here, it seems to pass through time.The Kanto feelings are all here,it show the ancient culture of Harbin.

Flavor - hot pot : You can choose dishes cooked in a pot, and dipped in a tasty ingredient. It's delicious.

Overnight at 4 star hotel in Harbin.

Visited:
Yabuli, Harbin

Day 7: Discover the beautiful siberian tiger park 

After breakfast, we will visit:

Watching the winter swimming on the Songhua River is a very exciting thing. This is one of the top ten business cards of Harbin, very famous for winter swimming and where many people go for swim in the iced river.

You can experience the traditional folk customs of northeast (Wear flower jacket, Make dumplings, Writing Spring Festival couplets, etc.)

Siberian Tiger Park was established in 1996 for preserving this endangered and wild animal. The Siberian Tiger Park is known to be the largest and best Natural Park for Siberian Tigers today in the world.It is spread over an area of around 1,440,000 sq m and is located on the north bank of the Songhua River close to the Sun Island.

In the evening, we will visit the biggest ice carnival in the world—The Ice world. Ice and Snow World is the essence of ice and snow art in Harbin. The night scene is more beautiful than day scene. Visitors will see the highest, the prettiest, the most magnificent and the grandest ice art. 

Flavor-Harbin memory theme restaurant:experience Harbin customs and taste Harbin cuisine.

Overnight at 4 star hotel in Harbin.

Visited:
Harbin

Day 8: Departure day

Today we will transfer to airport for the flight back home.

Visited:
Harbin

Harbin Chagan Lake Changchun Shi Changbaishan Lüshuihe Dunhua Snow Town Yabuli

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £2,000 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
Price per personbased on 2 persbased on 4 perssingle supplement
December, January, February£2,010£1,470£260
November, March£1,980£1,440£230

Included in price:

  • Entrance Fees: All first-entrance tickets to the tourist spots mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing during the trip by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver
  • Guide: as outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available
  • Hotel: hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast
  • Meals: All meals as indicated in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Arrangements: the tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges

Not included in price:

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China
  • China entry visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • The medicine for the sickness or accident while on the way
  • Personal expenses: expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary
  • Meals: any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary
  • Single room supplement
  • Please notice that the price will be much higher during the festival of Labors’ Day, National Day, spring festival.
  • Tips to tour guide and driver (recommended USD10-15/guest/day).
  • Tourist accident insurance. NB - you are strongly suggested to buy travel and health insurance before you start out from your home country

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