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[1-Day Tour] Harbin Ice & Snow Festival (Private)

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Day Tour | Private Tour

Depart: daily | Book in advance: 3 days

Harbin

Songhua River | St. Sophia Cathedral | Siberian Tiger Park | Sun Island Park | Ice & Snow World

For private tours, "price from" is based on a group of 4.

Songhua River (松花江)

Watch Songhua River winter swimming while most people are packing on layers of clothes, others are taking them off. Watch as dozens of brave Harbin locals dive into the freezing Songhua River for a spot of winter swimming, a popular winter pastime here. After the show, take one free ride on the ice slide.

St. Sophia Cathedral (圣索非亚教堂)

With the completion of the Sino-Russian railway bringing an influx of Russians into Harbin, Orthodox churches were in high demand. Construction began on the St. Sophia Cathedral, or the Church of St. Sophia, in 1903 to meet the needs of the Russian Orthodox and to reinstate and unify their presence in the area during the Russo-Japanese War. Completed in 1907, the church was later expanded and renovated in 1923 and still stands proudly in Harbin's downtown today.

Siberian Tiger Park (东北虎林园)

Situated on the northern bank of the Songhua River, the Siberian Tiger Park is the largest natural refuge for Siberian Tigers in the world. The park is home to about 70 tigers that are monitored and taken care of by the park tenants. Drive through the open-range tiger enclosures in a specially protected bus or jeep. You may even witness the macabre spectacle of live poultry, sheep or even cattle, which are available for purchase, being fed to the tigers as 'entertainment.' Elsewhere you can view other large felines including white tigers, lions and pumas.

Sun Island Park (太阳岛公园)

One of Harbin's most popular recreational spots, Sun Island Park is a collection of natural islands in the Songhua River, just north of the city. During the warmer seasons, Sun Island Park is ideal for barbecues, picnics and swimming, while in the frigid winter months, the park is perfect for sledding, skiing and other cold-weather activities and is a focal point for the famous Harbin Ice Festival. Additionally, when the river ices over, local residents flock to Sun Island to play hockey and ice skate.

Ice and Snow World (冰雪艺术宫)

The next stop is the world-famous Ice and Snow World (Open on 31 Dec), Harbin's main winter attraction. This is the largest ice and snow art exhibition in the world and features a different theme each year. As darkness falls, so do the temperatures, but this is the best time to visit as the huge ice sculptures are illuminated by multicoloured lights which contrast with the night sky and make for a spectacular and unforgettable display.

Details

9:30 a.m. Harbin downtown hotel pickup

10:00 a.m. Songhua River (about 1 hour)

11:30 a.m. St. Sophia Cathedral (about 1 hour)

12:30 p.m. Lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense)

1:30 p.m. Siberian Tiger Park (about 1.5 hours)

3:30 p.m. Sun Island Park (about 1.5 hours)

5:00 p.m. Ice and Snow World (about 1.5 hours)

7:00 p.m. Transfer to hotel

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking guide service

2) Admission fees and transportation as listed in details

3) Travel Accident Insurance

What is excluded?

1) Lunch

2) Personal expenses, optional items or anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

Cancellation policies:
Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Modification is not accepted, please cancel your booking first and rebook the product. Free cancellation for bookings canceled at least 7 working days in advance. If you cancel 4-6 working days prior, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 working days prior, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

Pickup information:
On departure date you will be picked up from hotel (please check the pickup range as specified in details). You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. We may contact you via phone (if provided), hotel reception, or email. If we cannot reach you before this time, please call the emergency contact number which you will find listed on the confirmation email.

Emergency contact:
Please call Cynthia @15942461071 for any urgent matters.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.