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Northern Ice and Snow Festival Tour

Beijing – Harbin – Changchun – Shenyang

Northeastern Ice & Snow Tour

The Ice and Snow Festival, typically held from the New Year’s Day to mid-February each year, is one of the most important festivals in Harbin, the largest Chinese city along the China-Russia border. Unique of Harbin, the festival originated from a common practice centuries ago by fisherman who, during the long and cold winters, carved ice blocks into rudimentary lamp shades or even hollow bulbs, which were set over candles to prevent them from being blown out by the frigid wind. This age-old custom was first introduced at the first Ice Lantern Show in 1963 and has since attracted talented ice sculptors and artists from all over the world. Using chainsaws and other special ice carving tools, they turn hundreds of cold blocks of ice cut from the Songhua River into semi-transparent masterpieces of many different shapes, sizes and themes. Some of the more recent sculpture designs have been political figures, television and movie legends, comic book heroes, fairytale characters and their glittering castles, groupings of animals and plants, reproductions of an artist’s favorite science fiction story and even recognizable landmarks such as Japanese pagodas and the Great Wall. In addition to the Ice & Snow Festival in Harbin, the tour will give you a chance to visit some other northeastern cities in China where winter holds a special appeal.

  • Day 1- Hometown Fly to Beijing
    Depart from the United States on to Beijing.
    Day 2- Arrival Beijing (D)
    Arrive in Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and transfer to hotel.
    Day 3- Beijing (B L D)
    Full day city tour to Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, temple of heaven.
    Day 4- Beijing Fly to Harbin (B L D)
    Full Day excursion to Great Wall at Simatai Section with cable car. Take the evening flight to Harbin. Meet the tour guide at airport and transfer to Hotel.
    Day 5- Harbin (B L D)
    Tour to Yabuli International Ski Resort for two-hours skiing. Afternoon tour to Windmill Village and the Lake Tian-Yin. Back to Harbin in the evening.
    Day 6- Harbin (B L D)
    Tour to Sun Island and enjoy Ice Lantern Garden Party and Snow-Carving Exhibition, the Ice-Carving Park and the Grand World of Snow.
    Day 7- Harbin Train to Changchun (B L D)
    Tour to the Songhua River for relaxation. Sledging on the ice and watch winter swimming (if possible) or city tour. Take the high-speed train to Changchun after lunch (soft seat). Transfer to hotel.
    Day 8- Changchun (B L D)
    Tour to the Palace Museum (Former Imperial Palace of Puyi) and Film City.
    Day 9- Changchun Train to Shenyang (B L D)
    After breakfast, take the high-speed rail train to Shenyang. Tour to the Memorial Hall of Zhang Xueliang. Rest of the afternoon for city tour.
    Day 10- Shenyang (B L D)
    Tour to the Imperial Palace, Fuling Tomb, and city tour.
    Day 11- Shenyang Fly to Beijing Fly to USA(B)
    Transfer to airport in the morning for flight connect to Beijing to USA.
    (B/L/D- indicates meals included in the package)
    *Please note: The above itinerary is subject to change without notice.


    To book this tour call us TODAY at
    (713) 581-6100 or Toll-Free at 1 (800) 25-CHINA

  • 1) English Speaking Local Guides
    2) Hotel accommodations in China based on Single/Double/Triple occupancy.
    3) Domestic air tickets in China. All flights are based on economy class
    4) Airport departure taxes in China.
    5) Transfers are private
    6) Meals – American (buffet) breakfast & Local Lunch & Dinner unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
    B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
    7) All tours and entrance fees private
    8) Generally, only one piece of checked baggage at 44 pounds in addition to one carry on per person is allowed on all Chinese domestic flights, China to/from Hong Kong flights and some Intra-Asia flights.



    To book this tour call us TODAY at
    (713) 581-6100 or Toll-Free at 1 (800) 25-CHINA

  • 1) International Air from USA.
    2) Other Transportation not mentioned in Proposal.
    3) Beverages.
    4) Items of a personal nature.
    5) Those items as not stated as included.
    6) Guide and Driver tips are left to your discretion.
    7) In cases where the client has specifically requested no meals, client will provide meals for guide and driver on tour day(s) when the services extend into normal meal times.
    8) Hotel/Airport portage baggage handling.
    9) Excess Baggage Fees.
    10) Travel & Tour insurance. (Highly recommended optional insurance available through China Professional Tours.)
    11) China Visa.



    To book this tour call us TODAY at
    (713) 581-6100 or Toll-Free at 1 (800) 25-CHINA

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