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China Winter Holiday Tours 2024/2025

Winter in China doesn't have to mean boring or cold! Imagine fairy worlds of ice and snow, skiing, mountain snow scenes, sunshine and beaches, tropical rainforest, stunning Tibetan plateau scenery... Get more winter vacation ideas here!

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Our recommended china winter tours below will help your plan a memorable winter break in China. Feel free to tell us your requirements and interests. Our experienced travel advisors are ready to tailor-make the ideal china winter holiday for you.

Harbin Ice Festival Tours

Harbin is always the top choice if you are a big fan of ice and snow. The Ice and Snow Festival is held from late December to late February every year. Check out our suggested winter tours including Harbin Ice and Snow Festival and attractive destinations near Harbin. We are happy to tailor-make any of them to create your fairytale winter tour.

china snow town
Discover a Dreamlike Snow Paradise 5-Day Harbin and China Snow Town Tour
  • Harbin Ice & Snow Festival
  • China Snow Town
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Ice and Snow Festival
The Essence of Harbin 1-Day Ice and Snow Fairyland Tour View more
rafting on hot spring river
Step into the Winter Fairyland of Changbai Mountain 7-Day Harbin, Snow Town, and Mt. Changbai Tour View more

China Skiing Tours

Although China is not a classic country for skiing and winter sport, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games makes us keenly expectant about China's skiing future. The skiing tours below, including top recommended ski resorts: Yabuli Club Med, Taiwoo Town in Zhangjiakou (one of the 2022 Winter Olympics venues), and Bipenggou near Chengdu, will satisfy your desires for skiing in China.

Yabuli Skiing
Charming Northeast China Winter Tour 6-Day Harbin, Yabuli, China Snow Town, and Jilin Tour
  • Yabuli Ski Resort action
  • Jilin Rime Island tranquility
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Thaiwoo Ski Resort
A Lively Winter Vacation in Beijing 6-Day Beijing Winter Tour with Skiing in a 2022 Winter Olympic Games Cluster View more
Bipenggou National Park
Peppers, Pandas, and Piste 5-Day Chengdu and Bipenggou Tour View more

Warm Winter-Escape Tours

If you would like to have a warm winter break, we would take you to the deep south of China. Have fun with a sailboat on the tropical ocean, walk with an elephant in the rainforest, or enjoy the warm sunshine on the Yunnan highlands. Just tell us what would interest you for a winter escape. We will customize a trip according to your schedule and interests.

the colourful slipper on the beach
A Feast of the Sea, the Shore, and the Sun 5-Day Sanya Tour with the Best Beach
  • Hobie sailboat experience
  • Private beach
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ladies with the colorful dress
Escape to the Rainforest 6-Day Xishuangbanna and Pu'er Tour View more
chairs on the bank of the lake
A Memorable Winter Trip in Yunnan 7-Day Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang Winter Tour View more

Winter Scenery Tours

Some scenery belongs to winter alone. Sometimes beauty appears when most people leave. Come with us to appreciate stunning wintry views. The recommended tours below will motivate those of you who love the unique landscapes of winter to pack for a winter break.

snowy mountains in Zhangjiajie
4-Day Essence of Zhangjiajie Tour
  • Halleluyah Mountain in silver coat
  • The world's longest glass-bottomed bridge
the sunrise on Yellow Mountain
3-day Ancient Villages and Yellow Mountain Tour
  • Sunrise and sunset, rocks and a sea of clouds
  • Escape to Rural Utopia - Bishan
glacier in Hailuogou
5-Day Chengdu and Hailuogou Tour
  • Glacier and hot spring
  • Encounter Adorable Pandas 
the sunrise at Yuanyang Terraced Fields
6-Day Jianshui and Yuanyang Tour
  • Unlock the beauty of the Yuanyang Rice Terraces
  • Ancient Chinese architectures
the big bend of Nu River
8-Day Yunnan Tour of the Nu River and Tengchong
  • Great gorges scenery
  • Tea Horse Road Hiking
Xiamen Tulou
3-Day Xiamen and Tulou Relaxation Tour
  • Explore Mulan's Movie Home
  • Feel the History of Gulangyu Island

Travel-Smart China Winter Tours

Winter is the low season for most China tours. Touring China during the low season may be just the thing for you. Fewer (or no) tourist crowds, affording better hotels and flights, or unique winter scenery, festivities, and activities could be what interest you.

the Great Wall in winter
8-day Private Tour: Beijing–Xi'an–Shanghai
  • Explore China's past, present, and future
  • Visualize the Terracotta Warriors coming alive
Li River
11-Day Private Tour: Beijing – Xi'an – Guilin– Shanghai
  • Enjoy a night on the Great Wall
  • Relaxing in China's countryside
13-Day Private Tour: Beijing – Xi'an – Chengdu –Yangtze Cruise – Shanghai
  • Explore China's classic sights
  • Relax on a Yangtze River cruise

Winter Travel Tips

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1. Winter Weather in China

China is a vast country, and the weather in winter varies greatly from north to south, east to west. In summary, it is cooler (cold) weather with much less rain. If you like it drier and not hot, winter might be preferable for you, as it is the driest time of the year all over China, particularly in the north, where a few snow flurries are all you'll get. Read more

2. Top 12 China Ski Resorts
3. Top Hot Springs in China
4. China Winter Travel Tips

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