Day 1 Harbin
Transfer via: your own arranged flight/train
Sites Visited: Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Show (Optional see your flight/train arrival time)
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
Meals: B, L, D
Sites visited: Saint Sofia Church, Central Street, Sun Island Snow Sculpture Expo, Siberian Tiger Park, Ice And Snow World
After breakfast, pay a morning visit to the Harbin St Sophia Cathedral church. With Byzantine style and meaning of God's wisdom for name, the church 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, which was originally built in 1898 when there were abundant of Russian business man in Harbin, China. 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. After you will be driven to the airport for your flight home.
In the afternoon you will visit the Sun Island Scenic Area to see the Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo. 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.
Then you will make an safari-style adventure in the Siberian Tiger Park. Siberian Tiger Park located on the north bank of the Songhua River. It is the largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers of China, even in the world. There are over 500 Siberian tigers this park. Here you can see wild tigers closely and take some fantastic photos.
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 3 Harbin/Yabuli
Meals: B, L, D
Sites visited: Yabuli Ski Resort
After have breakfast in your hotel your tour guide will meet you and drive you to Yabuli (about 3.5 hours driving), the biggest and best ski resort in China. Yabuli Ski Resort is also known as Yabuli Windmill Mountain Resort. Located in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, Yabuli used to be the royal hunting ground in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912). It is the oldest resort in China and has Central Asia's longest toboggan run at 5 km. At 3 km, Yabuli also has the longest ski run in the country. The area was granted National Park status in 1993.
Day 4 Yabuli/Harbin
Meals: B, L, D
Sites visited: Manchu Ethnic Village, Jin Dynasty Shangjing History Museum
After have breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred from Yabuli to Manchu Ethnic Village. Here we will watch the Manchu people's flavor and customs display, visit the local families and enjoy their special food. After you will go to visit Jin Dynasty Shangjing History Museum and the catacombs of the founder of Jin Dynasty (A.D. 1115 -1234) , Wanyanaguda (Wan-yen A-ku-ta, 1068-1123). In the afternoon you will transfer back to Harbin.
Day 5 Harbin/Departure
Sites visited: Stalin Park, Winter Swimming Performance
After breakfast, our guide will escort to see the winter swimming performance. As the Ice City, Harbin is a ideal place to have winter swimming activities. The average temperature here is -18 °C in winter and many local people had get used to take winter swimming.
Stalin Park a good place for lacal people to enjoy leisure.It become an ice activities center in winter. There are all sorts of ice related sports such as ice swimming, ice skating, ice hockey and ice sailing and so on.
Remember some time for transfering to the airport/station, then take your own arranged flight/train back home.