A Short Getaway to Harbin Ice Festival


From £2200 per person in low season
From £2300 per person in high season

based on 3 nights & daily experiences

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Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on two sharing. 
Please note that the cost of the itinerary will be higher during peak periods of travel, over Chinese National Holidays.

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  • Admire the world's largest ice and snow festival

  • Explore landmark architectures which borrows influences from both China and Russia

  • Gain insight into the historical power struggle between Russians, Chinese, Japanese, Mongols, Koreans and other ethnicities in Harbin

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The north-eastern provinces of China are famed for their short, cool summers and long, freezing winters, due to their proximity with the cooler climes of Russia and North Korea. But it is the freezing winters when the cities of Harbin and Jilin are at their most spectacular. Harbin, China’s famed ‘city of ice’ transforms into a winter wonderland from December, when the dazzling Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival takes over the city. Temperatures of below -11°C ensure that the remarkable ice sculptures, carved from ice hewn from the Songhua River, remain pristine throughout the festival, that runs until the end of January. The city of Jilin is famous for its rime ice that clings to the willow trees on the banks of the Songhua River, in the sub-zero temperatures of January and February. This natural phenomenon occurs when the vapour rises from the river to meet the -20°C winter air, resulting in stunning crystalline formations on the trees.

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Between late December to mid-March, the internationally-renowned Harbin in Northeast China blossoms into a spectacle of the world's biggest ice and snow festival. As you explore the city, you will encounter fantastic ice sculptures brimming with neon lights.

  1. Days 1-4: Harbin

    Arriving into Harbin, you will be transferred into your hotel to rest.

    Your Harbin city tour will bring you into the key highlights such as Saint Sophia Church, Stalin Park and Zhongyang Pedestrian Street. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious hot pot dinner before continuing into the colourful Ice Lantern Festival in Zhaolin Park.

    The next day, enjoy a visit to the Sun Island across the Songhua River to appreciate the magnificent snow sculptures. Continue to the Provincial Museum to learn about the power struggles between different empires throughout history. After a Russian Dinner, we continue the visit to Ice Snow World where there are plenty of ice sculptures showcased.

    Accommodation: Sofitel Harbin (3 nights)



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