Harbin St. Sophia Cathedral

Harbin is the capital city of Heilongjiang, the most north province of China bordering with Russia. As one of the coldest cities of China, it is noted for its Ice and Snow Festival in winter season every year and thus becomes the best winter destination of a China tour. And with historic relationship with Russia, the city has developed a unique culture atmosphere. This private guided tour will take your family to some cultural sites in Harbin after having fun in snow and ice world.

Best for: Expats, Family

Duration: 4 days & 3 night

Destinations: Harbin

Travel Type: Private tour - FlexibleFree to customize


• Fairland experiences in Ice & Snow World with kids
• Enjoy happy time on ice with different outdoor ice activities
• Children-friendly polar animals in Polar Land
• Learn Harbin culture with the visits to museums and historical street

Customize Your Tour:
☑  Travel Dates  ☑ Your Interests  ☑ Your Travel Style


You will be welcomed by the guide upon arrival in Harbin train station or airport and then transferred to hotel check in. At around 4pm, you will get to Ice and Snow World to enjoy the most exciting festival activities: Enjoy the brilliant snow or ice sculptures, huge ice buildings, ice lanterns. Take part in different ice activities like the super ice slide, snow tubing and ice sledge with your kids. You can also enjoy coffee or delicious hotpot in an ice building restaurant. After the visit, transfer back to hotel.

Ice Slide on Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

This morning, you will go and explore the Siberian Tiger Park via a well-protected vehicle/bus. It is the world's largest captive breeding and breeding base for Siberian tigers. You can take the sightseeing bus to find Siberian tigers of all ages, and also see African lions.

After lunch, visit Harbin Railway Museum, which tells the history of Harbin in the past 100 years. The main building was the former Club of Chinese Eastern Railway. The Chinese Eastern Railway, a single-track line, provided a shortcut for the world's longest railroad, the Trans-Siberian Railway, from near the Siberian city of Chita, across northern inner Manchuria via Harbin to the Russian port of Vladivostok. Via its old theater, the western Symphonic music and ballet were introduced to China. You will also see different types of locomotive engines in the museum.

Today’s visit ends at Central Street, the most famous pedestrian street in Harbin for shopping and food. Walk to nearby Church of St. Sophia, a famous landmark in Harbin built in 1907. Designed by Russian architect Koyaskov, it is the best-preserved example of Byzantine architecture in China. Modern Coffee & Restaurant, one of the most famous restaurants serves typical Russian style western food, may be your choice for dinner. Or at least try sweet modern popsicles with your kids.

Meal: B, L

Another happy time with kids in Starlin Park, where different kind of ice activities are available - from ice skating to spinning tops, from hovercraft rides to big ice slides. Later, go for a walking tour at Guogeli Street, a place where Russian flavor and Sino-Russia culture is fused into the history of China. There are many old buildings on Guogeli Street, like Saint Alekseyev Church, Akirin Corporation, the former Japanese Consulate, the Russian River Garden, the Indian Style Street. Gogol Book Shop and Qiulin Department Store are two you cannot miss. You can buy some postcards in Gogol Book Store for your friends, and choose unique souvenirs in Quilin Department Store for your family.
Spend full afternoon entertainment in Harbin Polarland. Great fun for your kids! Harbin Polar Land is the first professional polar land themed park combining animal shows, polar land sights and an interactive experience into one in China. The Heart of Ocean Show by two belugas named Mira and Nicola is the most famous show.

Meal: B, L

Gogol Book Shop

Visit Heilongjiang Musuem of Nationalities this morning to learn more of local culture and history. This museum is located in Confucius Temple and emphasizes in cultures of the ethnic people live in northeast China, especially their textiles and folk customs. Among them, fish-skin clothing of Hezhen people is a unique traditional culture. Later, go to Sun Island Scenic Area, the second biggest venue of the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Transfer to airport or train station for your next destination.

Meal: B

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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