4-day Harbin Ice Festival & Jewish Sites Tour

4-day Harbin Ice Festival & Jewish Sites Tour

Tour Code: IFH-H-20

Tour days: 4 Days

This tour is perfect for those who are interested in the Jewish sites that existed in Harbin during the World War I and World War II. A visit to Jewish sites will help you better understand how the people lived and worked, worshipped and celebrated, adding to your knowledge of a very vibrant part of Harbin's history. Rounding out your tour is a visit to the must-sees in Harbin and the theme parks of the Ice and Snow Festival.


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DAY 1 Harbin

Transfer via: flight – your arrangement

Activities for today: Airport transfer

Driver service: Arrive at Harbin Taiping International Airport (HRB), where you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2 Harbin

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Harbin Huangshan Jewish Cemetery, National Bank of Jews, Jewish Business Hong, Old Synagogue, Jewish Free Soup Kitchen, Jewish Geriatric Hospital, Jewish Primary School, Athletic Assembly Hall for Staff of Chinese Eastern Railway, Harbin Jewish Hospital

In the late 19th century and the early 20th century, Harbin was once the biggest habitat in the Far East for Jews. This morning we will drive outside the city to visit the Harbin Huangshan Jewish Cemetery, which is the largest and best-preserved one of its kind in East Asia. It is witnessed the special friendship between Chinese people and Jewish people. Then explore some Jewish sites including Jewish National Bank, Jewish Business Hong (house), Old Synagogue, Jewish Free Soup Kitchen, Home for the Aged (now branch for Taxation Bureau of Harbin Municipality), Jewish Primary School (not enter, just for an outside view. It is now a primary school for the local Korean nationality), Athletic Assembly Hall for Staff of Chinese Eastern Railway (now for Bureau of Education of Harbin Municipality. Not enter, just for an outside view), and Harbin Jewish Hospital (now Harbin Municipality Eye Hospital).

DAY 3 Harbin

Transfer via: private vehicle

Activities for today: Harbin Opera House, Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, Siberian Tiger Park, Harbin Ice and Snow World

Driver & Guide Service: After breakfast, drive to Songbei District. We will make a short stop to take some photos of the Harbin Opera House (just outside view, not enter the opera) . 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). 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 Harbin Ice and Snow World - a theme park that operates each night and features shows, interesting ice/snow activities (most are free), illuminated ice/snow buildings and sculptures.

DAY 4 Harbin/Exit

Transfer via: flight –your arrangement

Activities for today: Airport transfer

Driver Service: Transfer to the airport for your flight onward.


Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

Price Includes

Entrance fees:
To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
Meals:
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.
Hotels:
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.
Transportation:
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes.
Arrangements:
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.
Meals:
Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
Gratuities to guides or drivers.

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