Harbin Ice Festival
Harbin Ice Festival
Experience a magical world of illuminated ice sculptures
and a vibrant carnival atmosphere
WHY THIS TOUR?
Welcome to a world of frozen wonder in the heart of North-East China. The Harbin Ice Festival, held annually in the enchanting city of Harbin, is a spectacular celebration of ice and snow, drawing visitors from all corners of the globe. This extraordinary winter extravaganza transforms the city into a magical realm of glistening ice sculptures, intricate ice castles, and captivating snow art, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is nothing short of mesmerising. Embark on a journey through the frozen enchantment of Harbin, where you’ll witness the breathtaking Ice Festival, explore the rich history and culture of the region, savour delicious local cuisine and create unforgettable memories in this ‘Winter Wonderland’.
Arrive Harbin [L]
Take a morning flight to Harbin where your guide is waiting to greet you. Upon arrival, you are whisked away for the start of your adventure in North-East China. Stop for lunch before settling into your hotel.
In the late afternoon, prepare to be captivated at the Ice and Snow World. This unique and wondrous spectacle is the largest of its kind in the world, featuring ice sculptures adorned with enchanting lights. The dazzling masterpieces are illuminated until 9.30pm and the visit takes about one to two hours. Following this magical excursion, enjoy dinner at your own leisure.
After breakfast, you are transported to the enchanting Snow Sculpture Art Expo, a two- to two-and-a-half-hour experience. Unlike the enchanting ice sculptures that dazzle at night, these snow sculptures reveal their captivating beauty in the radiant daylight.
In the afternoon, embark on a visit to the Siberian Tiger Park, a three-hour exploration located in the northern reaches of the city. Home to over 800 Siberian tigers and various endangered species, this park is a testament to the city’s commitment to preserving and nurturing the Siberian tiger population.
As the day transitions into evening, wander at your own pace along the historic Central Street. Take in the architectural splendour of the exterior of St. Sophia Church in downtown Harbin. Once the largest Russian Orthodox church in the region, the structure now serves as an arts and architectural museum that offers a window into Harbin’s rich history.
After breakfast visit the Songhuajiang Ice Carnival, an annual winter wonderland in Harbin. This enchanting event transforms the frozen Songhua River into a sprawling ice sculpture extravaganza, featuring towering ice castles, intricate sculptures, and vibrant light displays. As part of the larger Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, visitors can enjoy ice activities and snow sports.
Transfer to the airport for your next destination or flight home.