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3-Day Harbin Ice & Snow Festival
   

Starts: Beijing;                                       Ends: Beijing
Itinerary: Beijing / Harbin / Beijing ;        Duration:  3 Days

Festival Date: Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2019
Harbin Ice Festival provides the visitors each year a whole new world of ice and snow. Nowadays, ice lantern in broad sense refers to a series of plastic arts using ice and snow as raw material combining ice artworks with colored lights and splendid music. The specific patterns of ice lantern include ice and snow sculptures, ice flowers, ice architectures and so on.  

Highlights

  • Colorful  Grand Snow World
  • Siberian Tiger Park
  • Ice & Sculpture Exhibition 
  • Winter Swimming Show
  • Zhaolin Park
  • Saint Sofia Church 
  • Central Avenue

Starts: Beijing;                                       Ends: Beijing
Itinerary: Beijing / Harbin / Beijing ;        Duration:  3 Days

Festival Date: Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2019

Day 01: Beijing / Harbin (L)

  • Flight: CA1643; 08:55 /  10:45 (Air China)
  • Your own transfer to the airport for the flight to Harbin.
  • Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by your private local guide and driver. *Lunch served at Hong Ming Hot Pot Restaurant.*
  • In the afternoon, you will have a leisure walk at Central Street . And then visit St. Sofia Church, a Russian Orthodox church, which opens to public as Harbin Arts and Architecture Museum. Finally, stroll in Zhaolin Park for the Ice Lantern Gala in the evening.
  • Overnight in Harbin

Day 02: Harbin (B, L)

  • Morning pick up (around 9:30 am) and drive to the bank of Songhua River to enjoy the winter swimming show (people swim in the icy river, starts from 10:00 to 10:30). After that, your guide and driver will accompany you to Guogeli street to have a leisure walk and enjoy the European architecture there.
  • *Lunch served at Dong Fang Dumpling Restaurant.*
  • For the rest day, you will go to Pingfang District (around 1 hour) to visit Japanese Germ Warfare Base and explore the Ice and Snow World in the evening.
  • Overnight in Harbin

Day 03: Harbin / Beijing (B, L)

  • Flight: CA1624; 16:10 / 17:55 (Air China)
  • In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up and take you to visit the hundreds of Siberian tigers, African lions and many other endangered animals. After then, you will see the snow sculpture show (hundreds of snow carvings and buildings) at Sun Island Park.
  • After lunch, departure transfer for catching the return flight back to Beijing.
  • End of service

Price:

 

Group Size

2 people

3 -5 people

6 - 9 people

10 people or more

Package Price

*sharing a room*

RMB 7,550

per adult

RMB 7,250

per adult

RMB 6,700

per adult

RMB 6,400

per adult


The tour package price of child, under 12 years old, is RMB 1,180 cheaper than adult’s 

Accommodation:

City

Hotel Name

Room Type

Harbin

Jin Gu Hotel (4 Star)

Superior Room

Included Services:

  • All domestic flight mentioned in the program in economy class including airport tax and fuel surcharge.
  • All private transfers mentioned in the program with air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program.
  • Accommodation in mentioned hotel with breakfast (based on twin sharing).
  • Professional, private English speaking local guide for all mentioned sightseeing.
  • All meals mentioned in the program (B: breakfast; L: lunch).

Excluded Services:

  • Meals not mentioned above.
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers and hotel porters.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.

Remarks:

  • Blackout date: Feb 04 - Feb 11, 2019 (On request)
  • Quotation based on min. 2 adults traveling together.
  • The above mentioned rates are subject to availability.

Harbin is known as the top winter destination in the world. Its tourism is mostly promoted by the International Ice & Snow Festival and various culture & winter activities organized by the locals and the government of Harbin City. The tourist season of Harbin mainly focus on Jan - March and Nov - Dec.  Here are some tips to keep in mind while you travel in Harbin in winter, hope they are helpful. Have fun in Harbin!!!

• The winter temperature of Harbin is very low. So please dress in layers. It is very important to keep warm and dry while enjoying outdoor activities in the icy winter.

• When not wearing a helmet, wear a hat, and a neck guard.  Keep ears covered too. Noses can be covered with neck guard.

• Make sure that clothes is comfortable. Tight clothing restricts circulation and can increase changes of frostbite.

• Wear brightly colored clothing in the ski fields - easier to be seen.

• Goggles that provide sun safety can also protect eyes from cold, wind and snow.

• Don't overdo activities.  

• Try to maintain healthy eating and sleeping habits.

• Avoid alcohol, tobacco, drugs and consider reducing caffeine consumption.

• Take some time to relax and give children some "down time" as well. 

• Children should be taught never to throw snow at other people. Snowballs can contain ice chunks or stones that can cause harm including damage to eyes.

• Never bury anyone in snow as there is a risk of suffocation and teach children never to make tunnels in the snow.


HERE ARE SOME WINTER CAMERA TIPS IN HARBIN

No need to stop taking pictures just because it is cold out, but the weather can be tough on your camera. Just remember to protect it from the change in humidity when you come inside on a cold day. This is really a simple tip - seal your camera in an air-tight plastic bag before you bring it inside after being out in the cold, and don't open the bag until the camera is roughly at room temperature. Warm air inside has a lot of moisture that will condense when it comes in contact with a cold camera. That moisture is bad news for your lens and the electronics within your camera.

 

Bonus hints:

• If you have the memory card and battery OUTSIDE the plastic bag. No doubt once you seal up your camera and head inside you will want to check out your pictures, but remember, DON'T open the bag until the camera warms up -- so take the memory card (and battery, if it needs to be charged) out of the camera BEFORE sealing the camera in the bag.

• Plastic bags are slippery! Remember this fact when you are carrying the camera in the bag, and when you put it down somewhere.

• Try and keep the temperature changes gradual, whether it be cooling off, or warming up.

• Don't follow the previous suggestion when it comes to batteries -- a battery won't last as long when it is cold, so keep it as warm as possible until you are ready to use it. If your battery dies out in the cold try heating it up for a while (inside your coat, for instance) and see if you can get a few more shots out of it. This applies to all batteries; a good reason to keep your iPod or other MP3 player warm.

• Most cameras will underexpose shots with lots of bright snow, making everything, except the snow, too dark. Try setting the manual exposure control to +1 or even +1.5. The snow will be even brighter, but the rest of the shot should be properly lit.