China Winter Tours 2023/2024
Those in search of winter tours over Christmas and the New Year make sure not to overlook China. Given its vast size, China meet the needs of most wintertime travelers, whether you are eager to embrace the fun of ice and snow, or thinking of whisking the whole family off to the beaches touched by warm sunlight. Traveling China in winter is sheer joy, with less crowds and cheap cost!
Most Recommended China Winter Tour Packages
Dreaming of a white Christmas and New Year in China? Head to the winter wonderland Harbin may be one of the best options. The Harbin Ice & Snow Festival offers some of the most magical festive settings imaginable. If you have a few more days for winter holiday, spend some time in Beijing to explore the heart of China, and then travel from Beijing to Harbin would be even better.
If you like natural landscape and rich cultures, visit Huangshan City to capture the “Four Natural Wonders” of Yellow Mountain and discover UNESCO Hongcun and Xidi Hui-style ancient villages. Or take the best Yunnan tour from Kunming and Dali to Lijiang and Shangri-la. Explore diverse sublime beauties of nature and exotic cultures of different ethnic groups.
If you have your preferred destinations in China, you can feel free to contact us and one of our winter travel experts will assist you create a memorable China winter tour fully personalized to you based on your needs, interests and budget.
Top China Winter Destinations
If the China winter tours above don’t suit you, here we’ve rounded up 6 of the most stunning winter travel destinations in China for your inspiration with recommended winter tour itineraries. No matter you want to flee the cold this time of year, or feel ready to embrace it, the vast land of China has something for everyone.
Enjoy the ultimate snowy atmosphere of Harbin Ice & Snow Festival, join the Temple Fair in Beijing for Spring Festival Celebration, and watch epic sunrise and sunset at Yellow Mountain. Or lounge in the sun & dive into the salty beaches of Sanya with family, enjoy amazing New Year fireworks show at Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong, and venture into Yunnan which offers colorful paddy fields, evergreen tropical forests and snow mountains.
Seeking for more winter holiday destinations in China? Well, you can also take a walk up to the surreal hallelujah mountains of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, warm yourself up to hotpot mecca Chengdu with unforgettable foodie experiences, or enjoy a relaxing Li River cruise down to Yangshuo from Guilin with picturesque karst landscape.
Harbin turns into a huge theme park with the opening of Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. Blocks of ice are carved into buildings, lanterns and sculptures of various shapes and sizes. We’d be amiss to not mention skiing in Yabuli Ski Resort and those snow and ice-related activities everywhere.
- Harbin Ice Festival
- Yabuli international Ski Resort
- Snow Town
Recommended Harbin Winter Tour Packages:
- 3-day Harbin Ice Festival Tour
- 5-day Harbin Tour with Yabuli Ski Resort
- 4-day Harbin & China Snow Town Tour
Beijing – It is worth bundling up and being chilly here. The Great Wall and Forbidden City are blanketed with snow creating a majestic sight. To celebrate Chinese New Year, various traditional Chinese performances and activities are held in the parks and temples.
- The Great Wall
- Beijing Temple Fair
- Forbidden City
- Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival
Recommended Beijing Winter Tour Packages:
- 4-day Beijing Highlights Tour
- 6-day Beijing Pingyao Exploration Tour
- 7-day Beijing Harbin Winter Tour
Hong Kong – Mild weather, crisp and clear days with little rain make winter a favorable time to visit Hong Kong. To celebrate Christmas and Chinese New Year, Hong Kong will see many cheerful activities, such as "Winterfest", Chinese New Year Parade, fireworks display…
- New Year Celebrations in Hong Kong
- Fireworks Display at Victoria Harbor
- Hong Kong Disneyland
Recommended Hong Kong Winter Tour Packages:
- 4-day Hong Kong Tour with Food Tasting
- 3-day Hong Kong Macau Highlights Tour
- 11-day South China Xmas & New Year Break
Yellow Mountain in winter offers the best scenery. Rimed odd-looking pines, snowy grotesque rocks, white peaks, crystal icefalls and fumy hot springs make it a silver fairyland. Sunrise and the Sea of Clouds emerge more often than other seasons.
- Yellow Mountain
- Hongcun and Xidi Village
Recommended Yellow Mountain Winter Tours:
- 4-day Huangshan Discovery Tour
- 5-day Huangshan Culture Tour
- 6-day Yellow Mountain Hiking Tour
Given its varied landscape, colorful minority culture and lovely weather in winter, Yunnan is no surprise a spotless tourist destination even for seasoned travelers. Have a winter holiday in Yunnan, you should not omit UNESCO Heritage site Hani Rice Terraces in Yuanyang.
- Yuanyang Rice Terraces
- Lijiang Ancient Town
Recommended Yunnan Winter Tour Packages:
- 12-day Yunnan Tour with Yuanyang
- 9-day Classic Yunnan Tour
- 16-day Yunnan Odyssey Tour along Ancient Tea-horse Road
If you are looking for a beach holiday to escape the miserable cold in winter, skip to Sanya, where brilliant sunshine, clear seawater, stretches of white sandy beach and luxurious resorts await you.
- Yalong Bay
- Wuzhizhou Island
Recommended Sanya Winter Tour Packages:
- 4-day Sanya Tour with the Best Beach
- 3-day Sanya Winter Getaway Tour