BOOK BY 10 MAY 2024 & SAVE $150pp

Welcome to the magical wonderland of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival! Set in the picturesque northern city of Harbin, China, this world-renowned festival boasts a mesmerising array of ice sculptures, towering ice buildings, and intricate snow art, all illuminated by vibrant lights that create a surreal and enchanting atmosphere.

Join us on this unforgettable journey as we explore the dazzling ice and snow creations, experience thrilling ice activities, and immerse ourselves in the rich culture and traditions of this winter wonderland. Get ready to be awestruck by the beauty and grandeur of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival!



Late this evening, we depart Brisbane on our flight to Harbin.

On arrival in Harbin, we transfer to our hotel. This afternoon, we visit the Siberian Tiger Park. Covering an area of 1,200,000 square meters, the park is considered the one and only place in the world to admire the purebred and scarce Siberian tiger (aka Manchurian tiger), one of the world’s top 10 endangered animals. The park is also home to other wildlife. We see the tigers up close and personal on a safari in a protected bus.
2 nights: Shangri-La Harbin Hotel (Deluxe River view) or similar

This morning we visit Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo. Located on Sun Island along the Songhua River, this expo showcases an extraordinary display of massive snow sculptures created by artists from around the world. We are treated to a stunning array of intricate sculptures depicting various themes, from cultural icons to whimsical designs, all crafted from the pristine snow of the region. We then visit Ice and Snow World, a dazzling winter wonderland renowned for its stunning display of massive ice sculptures and intricate snow carvings. Each year, the park transforms into a magical landscape illuminated by colourful lights, creating a mesmerising spectacle. We explore the park, marvelling at the intricate details of the sculptures and enjoying various attractions, including ice slides, snow maze, and cultural performances. An unforgettable experience!

After breakfast, we transfer to Snow Town in Mudanjiang city (5-6 hours). Enroute, we take a horse drawn sleigh ride in Yabuli, and eat lunch in a local farmer’s restaurant, before arriving in Snow Town in the afternoon. Snow Town was not known to the outside world before 1999 until it was discovered by some photography enthusiasts. The snow in the town is both thick and sticky, a feature making the town a snow fairyland. In winter, the traditional houses and courtyards are decorated by the thick snow, creating magnificent natural snow engraving arts – snow mushrooms, snow curtains, snow rabbits, snow horses. At night, the whole town is lit up by the red lanterns hanging outside their houses and on the streets, making the snow town a fantastic place for wandering and unwinding. Take the opportunity to walk around Snow Town, look at nature and experience the lifestyle of Snow Town people. Take a walk on the “Snow Charm Avenue”, which is full of simple farming village characteristics in Northeastern China. Tonight, we enjoy dinner at our hotel.
1 Night: Xuexiang Xueyun Holiday Hotel (Standard Room) or similar

After breakfast, transfer by coach to watch the sunrise at the beautiful Yangcao Mountain. Walking in the forest of snow before returning to the hotel. You can experience riding the snowmobile (at your own expense). Enjoy free time before we transfer back to Harbin this afternoon. On arrival in Harbin, we visit the Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Show, providing a spectacular display of intricate ice sculptures and colourful lanterns. The sculptures are carved from blocks of ice depicting various scenes, from mythical creatures to famous landmarks, illuminated by vibrant lights.
3 nights: Shangri-La Harbin Hotel (Deluxe River view) or similar

This morning is yours to enjoy Harbin. This afternoon, we visit the square of St. Sophia Church, which was built in 1907. It’s a rich Byzantine style Eastern Orthodox Church. It is now mainly used as an architectural art gallery to display the past, current, and future development of Harbin city. Then heading to the central avenue of Harbin where you will be able to take in many Russian style buildings. Continue to the Stalin Park, which is known as evidence of the friendship between the world’s two most powerful communist countries at that time.
Optional: Ice activities on Songhua River (own expense)
After breakfast, we visit the Volga Manor (including Lunch). Inspired by Russian architecture and culture, this expansive estate offers visitors a glimpse into the beauty and traditions of Russia’s Volga region. Set amidst lush gardens, picturesque rivers, and traditional Russian-style buildings, we explore the estate’s manicured grounds, visit historical landmarks such as the Russian Orthodox Church, and enjoy various cultural performances showcasing Russian music and dance. We also explore the Russian Vodka Museum inside the Volga Manor with a cool and very beautiful underground bar. We learn about the rich history and cultural significance of Russia’s iconic beverage. The museum offers a unique opportunity to explore the origins, production methods, and traditions surrounding vodka, as well as a display of vodka bottles. We then visit the Japanese germ warfare experimental base 73, a museum set in the notorious Japanese Germ Warfare Experimental Base. The museum includes photos, sculptures and exhibits of the equipment used by the Japanese. Our last stop is Old Synagogue, built in 1906. It was originally the central Assembly Hall of Jews. It was designed by HA Kazjijie, reflecting Jewish architectural style. Tonight, we have our Farewell Dinner.
After breakfast, we transfer by coach to the airport for our overnight flight back to Brisbane.
We arrive back in Brisbane at approximately 8.30am.




Tour Cost: was $6,620 per person, twin share
BOOK BY 10 MAY & SAVE $150
NOW $6,470 per person, twin share

Single: was $8,380pp
NOW $8,230

• Return economy class airfares from Brisbane
• 5 nights accommodation at Shangri-La Harbin Hotel (Deluxe River view) or similar
• 1 night accommodation at Xuexiang Xueyun Holiday Hotel (Standard Room) or similar
• 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
• Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
• Services of English speaking local guide during sightseeing
• Tour escort




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