6-day Winter Northeast China Tour

6-day Winter Northeast China Tour

Tour Code: IFH-N-03

Tour days: 6 Days

This popular winter tour will give you the opportunity to witness the best of the Northeast China, in the midst of the most Chinese of seasons. The magic, tranquility and stunning beauty of the Northeast China winter will surround you like a downy quilt. The itinerary includes Harbin Ice Festival, skiing and interesting ice related activities, plus plenty of time to see the awesome beautiful rime in Jilin, explore the history of puppet Manchuria regime and the early Qing Dynasty in Changchun and Shenyang. There's a lot to see and do in a special winter in Northeast China – great scenery is just the beginning.

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DAY 1 Harbin

Transfer via: flight – your arrangement

Activities for today: airport to hotel transfer, Ice Lantern Fair

Tour Guide & Driver Sevice: Meet your guide at the airport and then transfer to hotel check in. This evening visit the Ice Lantern Fair in Zhaolin Park.

DAY 2 Harbin

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: St. Sofia Church, Central Street, Stalin Park, Flood Control Monument, Siberian Tiger Park, International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, Ice and Snow World

After break fast, drive to visit St. Sofia Church, Central Street, Stalin Park and the Flood Control Monument. Then move on to the Sun Island, where the Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is held every winter. You can see various awesome snow sculptures and do some optional activities (snow tubing, dog sledding etc). Then proceed to the Siberian Tiger Park to enjoy a safari style trip to see the tigers and lions (feeding the animals is optional). Later, visit the Ice and Snow World - an interesting site that operates each night and features illuminated full size buildings made from blocks of ice. Drive back to your hotel.

Remark: the tour group of less 5 people whose guide is not allowed to enter the Harbin Ice and Snow World. This is a policy of the park. The guide will stay at the entrance.

DAY 3 Harbin/Jilin

Transfer via: high speed train

Activities for today: Jilin Rime Island, Jilin Meteorite Museum, Beishan Scenic Area

Harbin Driver Sevice: Morning take high speed train to Jilin City.

Jilin Tour Guide & Driver Sevice:
Upon arrival, you are picked up to see the beautiful rime on the Rime Island. Later, proceed to visit Jilin Meteorite Museum and Beishan Scenic Area (North Hill Park).

-Beishan Scenic Area
Known as "scared ground for nine dragons", the park is famous for its Buddhist temples and mountain scenery. With a history of over 300 years, originally was called Jiulong Mountain (Nine Dragon Mountain) and said to be "the emerging place for dragons". Emperor Kangxi and Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty ever made a round and climbed the mountain for sight-seeing.

DAY 4 Jilin/Changchun

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Puppet Manchurian Palace, Eight Ministries of Manchukuo, Culture Square, shopping

Jilin Driver Service:
Morning take high speed train to Changchun.

Changchun: Tour Guide & Driver Sevice:
Upon your arrival at Changchun train station, you are picked to visit the Puppet Manchurian Palace and the Eight Ministries of Manchukuo. Later, visit the Culture Square, where you can take some pictures or buy some local products and tourist souvenirs at its nearby shops, you can taste some ginseng tea if you visit the ginseng shops.

-Puppet Manchurian Palace
Pu Yi, the last emperor of China once lived in the palace for some years in the 1930s-1940s. When Japan installed him as figurehead ruler of the puppet state of Manchukuo and made Changchun its capital.

DAY 5 Changchun/Shenyang

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Shenyang Imperial Palace, Former Residence of Zhangs, Museum of Finance, Building of Miss Zhao

Changchun Driver Sevice:
Morning take high speed train to Shenyang, the largest city in Northeast China.

Shenyang Tour Guide & Driver Sevice:
Upon arrival, you are picked up to visit Shenyang Imperial Palace, a complex of palace buildings dating back to the Qing Dynasty that is second only to Beijing's Forbidden City in historical importance and aesthetic value. Afterward, continue to see the, the Museum of Finance and the Building of Miss Zhao.

-Shenyang Imperial Palace
The Shenyang Imperial Palace, also known as the Mukden Palace, is the former imperial palace of the early Qing Dynasty of China. It was built in 1625 and the first three Qing emperors lived there from 1625 to 1644.

-Former Residence of Zhangs
It belongs to General Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang, father and son warlords, both have outstanding influence in China's modern history. The residence includes many famous buildings, such as the Museum of Finance and the Building of Miss Zhao.

DAY 6 Shenyang/Exit

Transfer via: flight - your arrangement

Activities for today: Fuling Tomb, Xiaonan Cathedral, Qing Dynasty Street, airport transfer (Shenyang)

Tour Guide & Driver Service:
After breakfast, visit the Fuling Tomb, Xiaonan Cathedral and its Teaching House, Qing Dynasty Street and perhaps some feather patchwork shops. Later, transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

-Fuling Tomb
The Fuling Tomb also known as the East Tomb, is the mausoleum of Nurhaci, the founding emperor of the Qing Dynasty and his wife, Empress Xiaocigao. It served as the main site for ritual ceremonies conducted by the imperial family during the entire Qing Dynasty.

-Feather patchwork
The feather patchwork was once popular with the royalty during the Qing Dynasty, it is now a unique of Shenyang.

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

Price Includes

Entrance fees:
To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
All meals as specified in the itinerary. "B" stands for Chinese or western breakfast at your hotel. "L" for Chinese Lunch at local Chinese restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner at local Chinese restaurant. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private Transfers:
Between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Harbin by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
As outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Service includes standard rooms for your tour group.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes.
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Excludes

Entry / Exit Airfare or train tickets..
Visa Fees; Trip Insurance; Credit Card Processing Fee;.
Excess Baggage Charges:
For checked luggage: Adult and children are entitled to a free checked baggage allowance in economy class of 20kg / 44. The size limit for each piece is 40x60x 100cmor 15.7x 23.6x 39.4 inches. For carry-on luggage: each economy class passenger is allowed one piece of 5kg / 11 lbs. The size limit for each piece is 20 x 40 x 55cm or 7.8 x 15.7 x 21.6 inches.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities and sightseeing.
Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
Gratuities to guides or drivers.

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