Day 1 – Arrive in Harbin
ou are met at the airport/railway station and transferred to your hotel. After lunch you will be taken on a short sightseeing tour of the city and you will visit Harbin Sun Island Scenic Area and the International Snow sculpture Art Expo. After dinner, visit the largest ice and snow exhibition the Ice and Snow World.
Accommodation: 4* Kunlun Hotel or the same class
Covering an area of 3,800 hectares, the scenic area consists of the Sun Island and other small islands. It’s divided into three parts with over twenty scenic spots including Animals’ World, Deer Garden, Swan Lake and Squirrel Island, etc. The Ice Sculpture Garden is one most worth mentioning as it houses many awarded works in the Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo.
Day 2 – Harbin
Full day tour to the Central Street which is lined with European architecture, the largest Eastern Orthodox church in Far East - the St. Sophia Orthodox Church. Enjoy ice activities on the Songhua River (at your own cost) and watch winter swimming of local people. This evening take a stroll in Zhaolin Park for the Ice Lantern Gala.
St. Sophia Church in Harbin is the largest Eastern Orthodox Church in the Far East. It is 53.3meters (175feet) high and occupies an area of 721 square meters (0.18acres).In November, 1996, it was listed as one of the Key Cultural Relics under State Protection. Half a year later, the Harbin City government repaired it and renamed it as Harbin Art Galley. It is a respectable landmark for Harbiners and for tourism. The Byzantine Style church is so beautiful, it is said to look as if it had been made by God’s hands. In fact, St. Sophia means ‘God’s wisdom’. Having a Latin cross footprint, the church’s original shape was preserved during reconstruction. The church has four floors and is accessible by a door on each side. Until the 1960’s , the bell tower over the entrance housed 7 bells of different sizes and tones.
The snow festival is held every January 5th to the late February. The Ice Festival and Ice Lantern Show renowned at home and abroad are held every winter in Zhaolin Park. When the night fell, the ice lanterns in the park combine light, sound and action in one resplendent with a great variety of colors.
Day 3 – Harbin
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
(Remarks: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
PRICE (per person):
| No. of Pax
|| Single Supplement
| 1 travelers
* Transportations and transfers in Harbin.
* 2 nights accommodation in 4* hotel with private facilities.
* All meals specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
* English speaking guide.
* Entrance fees for all sightseeing.
* Flights arriving and departing Harbin.
* Chinese visa fee and travel insurance.
* Expenses in hotels such as laundry, tips, telephone and other personal expenses.
* Gratuities for service provided by tour guides and drivers.