8-day Northeast China Winter Highlights Tour

Day By Day

Day 1 Arrival in Harbin
Welcome to Harbin! After you arrive in Harbin, your tour guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You will spend the rest of the day on your own. If necessary, we can follow your arrival time to arrange Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Show.

Day 2 Harbin/Mudanjiang, China Snow Town
Meals: B, L, D
Places to visit: China's Snow Town

After breakfast, you will transfer to China's Snow Town (Zhong Guo Xue Xiang in Chinese) in Mudanjiang City. It is primarily the Shuangfeng Wood Farm in Hailin City. Linking to Harbin Ice Festival, China Snow Town is regarded as a dreamlike winter paradise for milky snow, high mountains, local traditional wooden houses, villages, animals, trees and the sunrise, which is greatly different from those in the other world's snowy areas.  

At the town's night, you can choose to stay at normal hotel or loacal room with Kang bed (kind of heatable brick bed which is very popular in the North Eastern of China).

Day 3 Mudanjiang/Yabuli
Meals: B, L, D
Places to visit: Yangcaoshan Mountain by snowmobile/mini bus

After breakfast at your hotel, your tour guide will meet you. And then we will take a mini bus to visit the Yangcaoshan Mountain. Yangcaoshan Mountain is a beautiful and peaceful place covered by thick snow where you will enjoy the beautiful sunrise and snowscape. After visiting the mountain, you will take a mini bus back to the China Snow Town.

In the afternoon, you tour guide will escort you to Yabuli, the China's biggest, best, most professional ski resort.

Day 4 Yabuli/Harbin
Meals: B, L, D
Places to visit: Yabuli Ski Resort

After have breakfast, you will start your tour by private car or coach to Yabuli Ski Resort and enjoy skiing there. Then drive about 3.5 hours back to Harbin in late afternoon.

Yabuli International Ski Resort serves as a world-class skiing training venue in high mountains of good snow with a resort hotel, villas, retail and ski rental shops, souvenir stores, a youth hostel and snack bars. It is also the biggest training center for alpine skiers in China and hosts of many professional skiing competitions. In 1996 and 2009, the 3rd Winter Asian Games and the 24th Winter Universidad were once held here respectively.

The resort has two different skiing areas, the competitive skiing section and and leisure skiing section. Built according the international standard, the competitive section provides an excellent skiing environment for professional skiers. As to the leisure skiing area, there is a comparatively easy and safe field for tourist.

Day 5 Harbin
Meals: B, L, D
Places to visit: St. Sofia Church, Central Street, Flood Control Monument, Sun Island Snow Sculpture Art Expo, Siberian Tiger Park, Ice and Snow World

Harbin St Sophia Cathedral church, with Byzantine style and meaning of 'God's wisdom' for name, look so beautiful as if it had been made by God's hands. The church's original shape and Latin cross footprint was preserved during reconstruction. It was first built in 1907 and rebuilt into brick and wood structure in 1912. It is the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East.

The Central Street, also known the Zhongyang Street, it is the business center and most prosperous street of Harbin city, the capital of Heilongjiang province. The Central Street is a typical represent. The Central Street is considered as the architectural art galley: Baroque and byzantine lining both sides, including Russian bakeries, French fashion houses and Japanese restaurants and so on. It's a good place to see architectural styles as well as for shopping and taste different Cuisine.

The Sun Island Scenic Area (Tai Yang Dao).  It's a great place for escaping the hot summer with cool weather and nice scenery, flowers, lakes and cute animals in the forest. When it comes to winter the island will be covered by thick snow and there will be a world-famous snow sculpture show: International Snow Sculpture Art Expo. There are various of massive, huge snow sculptures which is so impressive and amazing.

In the evening you will go to visit the Ice and Snow World. Located on the north bank of the Songhua River, the Ice and Snow Amusement World is a major attraction of Harbin Interactional Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival dunging the winter. There are full of awesome ice and snow sculptures created by artists from all around world. Kind note that please wear enough layers of proper clothes and warm shoes to keep you away form the freeze especially when you want to stay there longer to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Day 6 Harbin/Changchun
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Stalin Park, Winter Swimming Performance, Volga Manor

After breakfast, we will pay a morning visit to Stalin Park and see the winter swimming performance. Then we will drive about 1 hours to Volga Manor.

The name Volga maybe always remind people of the Europe's longest river flowing through central Russia and Russian Vodka Wine. Thus a manor called Volga is taken for granted that it was something with Russia. Actually, the Volga Manor offers a glimpse of charming Russian pastoral scene in North China Harbin.
Evening high speed train will take 1.5 hours from Harbin to Changchun. Stay Changchun for overnight.

Day 7 Changchuan/Jilin
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Puppet Manchurian Palace, Eight Ministries of Manchukuo, Jilin Meteorite Museum

Morning drive to visit the Puppet Manchurian Palace and the Eight Ministries of Manchukuo. Later, we will proceed to Jilin city for a visit to Jilin Meteorite Museum.  

Day 8 Jilin/Changchun Departure
Meals: B, L
Places to visit: Jilin Rime Ice Island, Manchu Wula Town
Morning drive to view Jilin Rime Ice Island (depends on the weather, Songhua Lake is another option for rime ice sight) and Manchu Wula Town.

In the evening, You will transfer to the airport/station for a night flight or train to your next destination.  

Service ends

Price Includes:

Transportation & Private Transfers:

Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.

Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.

Entrance Fees:

All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.

Normal Meals:

All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.

Private Sightseeing Escort:

Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.

Hotel Accommodation:

Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.

Tour Arrangements:

The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.

Service Charge & Government Taxes

Price Excludes:

International airfare or train tickets for entry or exit China, unless that is noted or required otherwise.

Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.

Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...

Any meal are not specified in the itinerary with "B", "L" or "D".
Any extra cost caused by the changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, government and local authority orders, politics, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations; as well as tourist law violation, accident damages or injury incurred out of Access China Travel control.

Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.