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8-day Northeast China Winter Discovery

Tour code: ETC-Q99   

This China winter discovery tour will give you the opportunity to enjoy an amazing trip in northeast of China. The trip covers Dalian, Shenyang, and ends in Harbin; it will definitely offer you a pleasant and memorable experience in these beautiful destinations.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Dalian
Arrival in Dalian
2 Dalian
Sea Square, Russian Street, Xinghai Square, and Laohutan Ocean Park
3 Dalian / Shenyang
Golden Pebble Beach,  Dalian Forest Park, Train to Shenyang
4 Shenyang
Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong), Zhaoling Mausoleum, and the former Residence of General Zhang Zuolin
5 Shenyang / Harbin
Train to Harbin, Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival
6 Harbin
Saint Sofia Church, Central Street, Siberian Tiger Park, Lantern Exhibition
7 Harbin
Jile Temple, Dragon Tower, Sun Island Park, Free time
8 Harbin
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Day 1 Arrival in Dalian (No meal)
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Day 2 Dalian (B, L)
In the morning, visit the Charm of Sea Square. Then go to the Russian Street to experience its thick atmosphere of Russia style. Xinghai Square comes the next spot. Encompassing an area of 1.1 million square meters, it may be the largest one in Asia of the same type. It was open to public in June 1997 in memory of the Hong Kong SAR's return to the mainland. Later, go to Laohutan Ocean Park where will bring great fun to the family to watch varies kinds of sea animals. br />
Day 3 Dalian – Shenyang (B, L)
Drive to visit Golden Pebble Beach, one of the most popular destinations in Dalian. Surrounded by sea water on three sides, it consists of two peninsulas and a sea-water bathing place in between. The beach is an ideal place to relax in the summer with dense forest, soft sand, clear water and gentle breeze. Or go to Dalian Forest Park to get close to the lovely animals. Transfer to the train station and head for Shenyang by high speed train (2.5 hours).

Day 4 Shenyang (B, L)
After breakfast, go to the Shenyang Imperial Palace(Gu Gong) first. It was built between 1625 and 1636 and is the former imperial palace of the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). In 2004, it was included in the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List as an extension of the Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in China. Secondly, visit Zhaoling Mausoleum, a glorious feudalistic emperors’mausoleum, which is the buried place of the second Pioneering Emperor of Qing Dynasty, Emperor Taizhong and Empress Xiaoduan. Later, proceed to the former Residence of General Zhang Zuolin to appreciate its grand design and learn some history and life story about the general Zhang Zuolin.

Day 5 Shenyang – Harbin (B, D)
Take a mid-day speed train to Harbin (3 hours). Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. After dinner, we will visit the highlights of this tour as well as the highlights of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival - Ice and Snow World - an interesting site which operates each night and features illuminated full size buildings made from blocks of ice.

Day 6 Harbin (B, L)

After breakfast, visit the Saint Sofia Church and the Central Street. It is the largest Orthodox church in Far East and with an elegant Byzantine style, it is 53.25 meters high with a floor area of 721 square meters. Then take part in some ice activities at your own expense (e.g. take the horse/dog drawn sled, watch winter swimming etc.). After lunch, proceed to the Siberian Tiger Park. Being established in 1996, it boasts about 800 Siberian tigers at all ages, which makes it the largest natural reserve for Siberian tigers in the world. After dinner, you will be heading to Ice Lantern Exhibition.

Day 7 Harbin (B, L)

In the morning, visit Jile Temple and the highest steel tower in Asia - the Dragon Tower. After lunch, drive to the Sun Island Park to enjoy the enormous snow sculptures. Later, the rest of the day is free for leisure.

Day 8 Harbin departure (B, L)
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

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As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";

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