Discover a Dreamlike Snow Paradise
5-Day Harbin and China Snow Town Tour
This itinerary is recommended for those who are looking for a vibrant winter holiday in the best place to feel the charm of snow and ice.
During a 5-day trip, you can enjoy a fantastic visual feast of ice and snow — have fun at the world's largest ice and snow festival, savor the rich Russian and European charm of Harbin's old city with a walk from the less-touristy Laodaowai area to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, soak in a hot spring, experience local winter life in Snow Valley, and enjoy beautiful snow scenery in the winter wonderland of China Snow Town.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Visit the popular Iconic Sites in Harbin
Fun Things to Do in the Snow World
Taste the Savory and Exotic Flavors of Old Harbin
Local Experiences Only Found in Northeast China
China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences
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What Our Customers Said
The tour was scheduled perfectly, we had the opportunity to know many places and enjoy local food. Our guide Ivy exceed our expectations. She took care of every detail, taking care of us. I can say that she loves her job.more
Jan 2023, Claudia
Very professional and knowledgeable. Our tour guide, Lily, went the extra mile on everything. Could not of asked for better planning. The explanations were detailed and interesting. The local restaurant choices were delicious.more
Dec 2022, Robin C
GREAT Forbidden City tour!
We took a guided tour with Ivy through the Forbidden City. She had everything perfectly organised, knew all the amenities and explained the most important facts around history and design of the palace in an enticing manner. Can absolutely recommend her as a guide, we had a great day!more
Oct 2022, Adam A
Beautiful Day at Great Wall in Mutianyu
We had a wonderful day visiting the Great Wall together with our guide, Ivy. The organisation - from the pick up to the return - was excellent, we had nothing to worry about. So It was a lovely and relaxed day profiting from the experience to the fullest without having to trouble about transport or tickets. Ivy explained well the history and knew about all nice parts of the part of the wall that we visited. She is very nice company. We had a very good experience.more
Oct 2022, Nina
Excellent time in Beijing
Ivy was a true professional who spoke excellent English and engaged us with stories of the very rich Chinese cultural heritage and history. We went away with so much more knowledge with her as our guide giving us a live commentary as we walked around. She brought us to the off the beaten track spots, less crowded corners of the attractions and very importantly, knew which toilets were clean and more foreigner friendly. Highly recommend Ivy to any future visitors to Beijinmore
Oct 2022, JCCEBJ
Excellent time in Beijing
Zac from China Highlights organised a 3 day Beijing trip for my family during the Golden Week in China.more
Oct 2022, JCCEBJ
Our travel planner Monica is kind, very attentive, and there is no pressure or "hard sale". Great service and highly recommended!more
Sep 2022, Julia
A great tour
Our trip to Beijing was brilliantly organised and stress free. As usual with China Highlights our guide Ivy was really well prepared, knowledgeable and dealt with all the security, covid checks and tests etc. It made the trip really easy.more
Aug 2022, Peter F
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Airport pickup. The rest of the day is your own to explore Harbin.
Enjoy an old Harbin food tour with a city walk from the less-known Laodaowai Area to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street. You will not only taste delicious local food, but also get to know about history and local life in Harbin a hundred years ago and more during this foodie tour.
Feel the festive atmosphere of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival by visiting Sun Island Scenic Resort and Ice and Snow World (this is the "new Harbin").
Check in at a local home stay and stay overnight in a room with a traditional kang bed (a brick bed heated by a fire underneath), make dumplings with local people, enjoy interesting snow activities, and have fun in the snow.
Challenge yourself by trekking through the snowy forest from Snow Valley to Yangcao Hill (10 km, 3½ hours) to see the fantastic wintery white scenery. Then go down Yangcao Hill to China Snow Town by a combination of snow mobile and local horse-drawn sledge (5 km, ½ hour).
Enjoy Xueyun ('snow cloud') Avenue, Bangchui Hill Scenic Outlook Wooden Walkways with night views of Snow Town, and watch a local Yangke ('welcome') dance in the evening.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: hrb-8