5 Days Harbin Ice & Snow World with Historical Northeast China Tour

  • Tour Code:CST04
  • Tour Duration: 5 Days
  • Destination:Changchun, Harbin, Shenyang
  • Tour overview:This 5 day China winter tour takes you to the North of China and to some of the best skiing in Asia. You will see sites rarely visited by visitors, enjoy the world-famous Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, plus much more. You will see tigers at the Siberian Tiger Park, visit the ancient Qing Dynasty palace in Shenyang, and much more.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Harbin Arrival

Transfer via: Flight for your own arrangement 
Sightseeing: St. Sophia Orthodox Church, Central Street
 
Upon your arrival in Harbin, you will be welcomed by local tour guide and be transferred to your hotel for checking in. 
 
Then the remainder of day you will visit the St. Sophia Orthodox Church, the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East, and one of the most magnificent structures in Harbin. After, you can walk around the Central Street, the most prosperous business center in Harbin, and view the Russian and European style architecture. 
 

Day 2 Harbin (B, L)

Sightseeing: Siberian Tiger Park, Sun Island Scenic Area, The Ice and Snow World
 
Today, you will visit Siberian Tiger Park. It is the largest felid in the world and is known as the King of the Forest. In the 1980s, it was listed as one of the first-class national protected animals of China.
 
Then continue to visit Sun Island Scenic Area, which lies on the north bank of the Songhua River and is a paradise for ice-snow travel in winter. The Sun Island Snow Sculptures is another highlight in your date time. Fanciful sculptures are made in the shapes of animals, plants, buildings etc. Some of the larger ones have included a crystalline ice bridge. It is an amazing ice and snow artwork. 
 
In the evening, a spectacular banquet will be arranged for you! That is the Harbin Ice and Snow World. A key part of Harbin International Ice Festival, it is by far the largest ice and snow art exhibition in the world providing visitors with a good opportunity to appreciate a galaxy of unique ice and snow art. When night falls, the sculptures are illuminated from the inside with colored lights, turn the place into a temporary fantast-land.
 

Day 3 Harbin / Changchun (B, L)

Transfer via: by train for soft seat (arranged by us) 
Sightseeing: Jilin Provincial Museum, Museum of Imperial Palace of Manchu State
 
In the morning, take fast train to Changchun. Arrive Changchun in late morning, be met and transferred to your hotel for checking in. The remainder day first visit the Jilin Provincial Museum. Built on the palace site of the late emperor of the Qing Dynasty, Jilin Provincial Museum exhibits historic and cultural relics from the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages through the Yuan Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty.
 
Then we will continue to visit the Museum of Imperial Palace of Manchu State. Although the history became the history, the Museum of Imperial Palace of Manchu State still reminds us of the darkness at that period. It was here that Puyi, the last emperor of China was installed as the nominal head of state by the Japanese. It is a series of buildings that are totally different from modern styles. The palace bears witness to the Japanese invasion of Dongbei (northeast part of China) and the royal tragedy of Puyi and his concubines. 
 

Day 4 Changchun / Shenyang (B, L)

Transfer via: by train for soft seat (arranged by us) 
Sightseeing: Qing Dynasty Street, the Shenyang Imperial Palace, the Museum of Zhang Xueliang Former Residence, and the Zhaoling Tomb (North Mausoleum)
 
In the early morning, take fast train to Shenyang. Arrive in Shenyang about two hours later, be met and transferred to your hotel in Shenyang. The remainder day you will visit the Qing Dynasty Street, the Shenyang Imperial Palace, the Museum of Zhang Xueliang Former Residence, and the Zhaoling Tomb (North Mausoleum).
 
-Shenyang Imperial Palace: It is the seat of power for Nurhachi & his son Huangtaiji before Qing Dynasty established. Built in 1625, the palace in Shenyang is one of two royal complexes existing in China today. Though much smaller than Forbidden City, the distinct architectural style of the palace is very charming and most halls are still in fine conditions. 
 
-Museum of Zhang Xueliang Former Residence: It is the mansion of General Zhang Zuolin and General Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001, a very famous patriot of the Anti-Japanese War), father and son warlords, both have outstanding influence in China's Modern History. The house consists of a school room, garden, drawing room, and other areas erected in a mixture of Chinese, European and Japanese styles.
 
-Zhaoling Tomb (North Mausoleum): Construction on this 350-year-old structure began in 1643. Zhaoling Mausoleum combines both Manchu and Han architectural characteristics. 
 

Day 5 Shenyang / Departure (B)

Transfer via: Flight for your own arrangement 
 
Free at leisure, until your tour guide pick you up from your hotel and then escort you to the airport for your flight departure.
 

Tour Price

1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.