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Harbin, in China’s northernmost province of Heilongjiang, is home to the world’s largest snow and ice festival which is held between December and February each year, exact dates being weather dependant. Artists from all around China and the world descend on Harbin to create magnificent ice sculptures which look especially magical when lit up at night.
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Upon arrival you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.
This morning start the day with a stroll along Central Street, the most prosperous street in Harbin which was originally built in 1898. This mile long pedestrian only street is also considered an architectural art gallery with a variety of buildings created in some of the most influential western architectural styles.
Visit to the St. Sofia Orthodox Church, built in 1907 by the Russian Orthodox people living in Harbin at that time. Stop for lunch and then pay a visit to the Provincial Museum.
The ice city of Harbin is an ideal place for various kinds of winter sports. Some local people, especially senior citizens, believe that winter swimming has great benefits for your health. You can see these simmers taking the plunge into the icy swimming pool chiselled through the frozen surface of the Songhua River.
Enjoy the evening at leisure.
Today’s first stop is the Dragon Tower, with a height of 336 metres it is a major landmark of Harbin City. It serves as a TV broadcasting tower and the observation platform gives a fantastic panoramic view out over the city. Later on visit the Jile Temple and Siberian Tiger Park.
Go to the Sun Island scenic area to see the wonderful snow sculptures of various sizes created by Chinese and International artists. This evening visit the Ice and Snow World which is the major attraction of Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.
Today you will transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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|Standard:||from AU $2,479|
|Superior:||from AU $2,892|
|Deluxe:||from AU $3,306|
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Hotels/lodges each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day).
• Return transfers with private coach
• Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary with entrance fees
• English speaking local guide
• Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
• Chinese lunch en route at local restaurant
Visas for China
Almost all nationalities require a visa for mainland China. You must obtain your Chinese visa in advance. Give yourself at least 3-4 weeks. It is not possible to get a visa on arrival and Chinese visas can be very difficult to obtain outside your country of residence.
Hong Kong and Macau are not considered part of mainland China for immigration purposes and most nationalities (please check) do not require a visa.
Availability of accommodation and season.