More about Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
Harbin is the capital city of the Heilongjiang Province which is the most north-easterly part of China and borders Russia. During the long cold winter months the temperature can drop down to as low as -22°F (-30°C). Snow carvings, ice lanterns, fireworks display and snow recreations make Harbin one of China's most popular winter destinations. Skiing and ice sliding are popular activities. More amazing is winter swimming in the Songhua River, not for the faint of heart.
Harbin International Ice Festival is one of world's four largest international ice festivals, along with Japan's Sapporo Snow Festival, Canada's Quebec Winter Carnival, and Norway's Ski Festival. It starts annually on January 5 and lasts usually to the end of February, weather permitting. During this period, people throughout the world take part in the various artist, cultural, athletic and tourist events. The 29th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival will start on January 5, 2013. It is a great winter festival and if you are in China during this period, it really should not be missed.
What's on during the festival: Snow Sculpture Expo, Ice Lantern Garden Party, the skiing contest, football match on the snow covered land, figure skating competition, tauto rally on ice, theatrical performances and economic and trade talks.
B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Day 01 Arrive in Harbin (L+D)
You 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* Phoenix Hotel or same class
Day 02 Harbin (B+L)
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.
Day 03 Harbin (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
More Harbin Ice Festival Tours:
1. 2013 Harbin Ice Festival tour by Oriental Express departing on February 08 , 2013
4. 11 days Essence of China Tour with Harbin Ice Festival: Beijing-Harbin-Xian-Shanghai
5. China Essence Tour with Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
Group Departure Dates
|Starting Date||Ending Date||Double Occupancy||Sole Occupancy|
|Feb.20, 2013||Feb. 22, 2013||¥3020||$491||￡317||¥3770||$613||￡396|
|Jan.10, 2014||Jan. 12, 2014||¥3175||$516||￡334||¥3960||$643||￡416|
|Jan.17, 2014||Jan. 19, 2014||¥3175||$516||￡334||¥3960||$643||￡416|
|Feb.07, 2014||Feb. 09, 2014||¥3325||$540||￡350||¥4150||$674||￡436|
|Feb.14, 2014||Feb. 16, 2014||¥3175||$516||￡334||¥3960||$643||￡416|
|Feb.21, 2014||Feb. 23, 2014||¥3175||$516||￡334||¥3960||$643||￡416|
Tailor Made Departures
|No. of Pax||Price||Single Supplement|
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|$=USD, US Dollars|
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* Price is for per person, based on two persons sharing one room.
* This tour is only available in winter in January and February.
1. Transportations and transfers in Harbin
2. 2 nights accommodation in 4* hotel with private facilities
3. All meals specified in the itinerary B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
4. English speaking guide
5. Entrance fees for all sightseeing
1. Flights arriving and departing Harbin
2. Chinese visa fee.
3. Travel insurance.
4. Expenses in hotels such as laundry, tips, telephone and room service, etc.
5. Gratuities for service provided by tour guides and drivers.
6. Other personal expenses.
I am in Harbin the next weekend. Is the Ice Festival still open on the weekend 9/10 th of March 2013?
I live in Beijing and should be free from Feb 20th on. I would like to go with you to Harbin Ice festival with 3 other friends (all adults). Is the festival still gonna be open by then ?
Hi do you do a flight and hotel package for the harbin ice festival their is 4 adults and 4 children for 2014 please.
Is Harbin ice festival still open until beginning of March?, or ending at Feb 28 '13? Thanks
We are hoping to get to Harbin March 2nd-3rd, will the ice sculptures still be there then?
I'am from United Arab Emirates (Dubai) but my nationality Manila Philippines. I've done already my vacation for the month of December 2012. Now its is possible that every year having this prestige ice festival @ Harbin china. Because im interested and exciting to visit a fantastic and fabulous on the said ICE FESTIVAL.
Can I have more information for the departure on the 20th of february, I live in Beijing.
Hi, we have 9 adults 3 kids and 1 baby and we want to try and organize a 3 day trip to harbin to see all the sites the ice festival has to offer. Can you quote or suggest a way we could do this! We are fairly flexible with dates but thinking about late January or early February. Looking forward to hearing from you.