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7 Days Beijing and Harbin Winter Tour

Attractions: Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall, Changling Tomb, Sun Island, St. Sophia Cathedral, Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, Yabuli Ski Resort
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TCT-Beijing-08
Best Travel Time: Best from From January to February.
Price from
2-5 persons: US$ 1338 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 985 P/P

Day 1

Arrival Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the Capital city of China, your local guide will meet you at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Beijing
 
Beijing, China's capital and one of the great travel destinations of the World, offers sights and cultural relics found no where else on Earth. The city has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, small alleys, tricycle, boiled mutton, roasted duck, arts and crafts, Peking Opera, The Great Wall, the 2008 Olympics venue and a vibrancy that is the distinctive flavor of Beijing. 

 

Day 2

Beijing
Depart from your hotel, you will enjoy your today’s visit covering Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. If you desire, you can enjoy an optional Peking Opera tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Forbidden CityAs the biggest city center square in the world, Tiananmen Square covering 44 hectares in the heart of Beijing. It is the place where history-changing events and ceremonies occurred. A few steps away, come to visit the Forbidden City, which was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and, it is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. Walk in the footsteps of Emperors; come to the museum and see with your eyes, and feel with your hearts; you’ll begin understand what life in this richest of feudal realms was like for the Imperial Rulers, their concubines and their slaves.

After enjoying a delicious lunch, continue on to the Temple of Heaven. Departing from the Imperial vermilion and gold hues of the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven is decorated in blue, the color of the Heavens. The perfect harmony between the architectural environment and nature can be felt here; you might easily imagine the vivid spectacle of a great sacrifice to the Heavens for a good harvest. The magnificent Hall of Prayer of Good Harvest is one of the most important and impressive building in China.

Peking Opera is China national treasure. Expert performers convey powerful emotions to the audience through song, dance, facial make-up, exquisite masks and costume, skilled use of body language and sympathetically integrated musical accompaniment. 

 

Day 3

Beijing
The star attraction of China is its Great Wall, a massive defensive structure built to keep intruders from entering the mainland. Today you will have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Badaling Great Wall. Then drive to the Ming Tombs site (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty, for visiting.  Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Badaling Great WallJust 75km North-west of Beijing, along a smooth and comfortable highway is the Badaling Great Wall, which is one of the best-preserved and most accessible sections. The Great Wall is an internationally admired structure, symbolic of the cruelty of the ancient rulers, and the stoicism and determination of the Chinese people. The construction of the Great Wall began in the 5th century BC.

Then, you will have chance to visit the The Ming Tombs which located in the northern suburbs of Beijing. Altogether there are thirteen tombs of Ming Dynasty Emperors from the period after the capital was moved from Nanjing to Beijing. You’ll visit the Changling Tomb, burial site of Emperor Yong Le, the biggest and first built at this historic site. The Lingsi Palace in Changling Tomb's second yard really deserves a visit. This is unique, a magnificent palace made of camphor wood. The ceiling is colorfully painted and supported by sixteen solid camphor posts. The floor is decorated with gold bricks.

For today optional dinner, how about taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck, as it is the best-known dish in Beijing. It is very tender and unforgettably delicious. You’ll visit a local restaurant to enjoy a full meal and learn the proper way to experience Peking Roasted Duck. From the whole roasted duck to the soup of duck bones, you'll enjoy a banquet made from every part of the duck. Moreover, the chef will demonstrate his skill of cutting the skin of the duck for your entertainment. 

 

Day 4

Beijing    Harbin
After breakfast, be transferred to Beijing airport for your 2 hours flight riding to Harbin, this snowy land of northern China. After arrival, enjoy a visit to Central Avenue, Saint Sophia Cathedral and Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Fair.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Harbin

Harbin is the capital of the Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China. It locates on the southern bank of Songhua River. Harbin is the tenth largest city in China, serving as a key political, economic, scientific, and cultural and communications hub in Northeastern China.

Central Street, also known as St. Kitaiskaya, one of the main business streets in Harbin, is a perfect remnant of the bustling international business activities at the turn of the 20th century. The 1.4km long street is a veritable museum of European architectural ways.

The Russian Orthodox Church, St Sophia, is also located in this central district of Daoli. St. Sophia took nine years to build and was completed in 1932. It has now been made into a museum as a showcase of the multi-cultural architecture of Harbin.

Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Fair - The Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Fair is an annual fair which is held between Jan 5 and the end of Feb. On an area of 60,000 square meters, there are hundreds of ice carvings which are created by artists. It is a world of ice and an ocean of lanterns.

 

Day 5

Harbin
After your breakfast in the hotel, it is time to have another day of Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. Today you will visit Stalin Church. And then, enjoy a happy time on Songhua River Ice Paradise (ice and snow activities, winter swimming watch, etc.). Continue to see the snow carvings in Sun Island Park. And then, a visit to Siberia Tiger Park. After that, enjoy your happy hours in Harbin Ice and Snow World - the code attraction of Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Harbin

Stalin Park - Stalin Park is a park along the Songhua River. It is an European park with Russian classical architectures which looks like a fairy land.

Songhua River Ice Paradise - The Songhua River Ice Paradise is an area to experience the activities on ice such as Skiing, snowmobile, sleigh. Another highlight is watching winter swimming. It is an exciting thing when see the swimmers jump into the water in the frozen day.

Sun Island Park Snow Carving - Sun Island is the birthplace of snow carving art in China. This attraction is one of the most important part of Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. During the festival period, the snow carvings in Sun Island are in a high art quality for appreciating.

Siberia Tiger Park - Siberia Tiger Park opened on January 23, 1996 in order to preserve this rare and valuable animal. Siberia Tiger Park is the largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers in the world at present.

Ice and Snow World - Harbin Ice and Snow World is a theme park for ice and snow carvings during the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. It is the code attraction to experience the festival. 

 

Day 6

Harbin    Yabuli Ski Resort
Skiing at Yabuli Ski ResortWhat is the most popular outdoor activity in winter? Yes, skiing! So today, why not enjoy your full day time in Yabuli Ski Resort and promote your skiing skill?! After breakfast, you will be transferred to Yabuli Ski Resort which is the largest ski resort in Asia. On route enjoy the spectacular pastoral scenery covered with snow. This is unique in Northeastern China. Enjoy the rest of the day free at your own leisure in the world of snow. You will have a one night stay in the resort.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Yabuli Ski Resort

Yabuli Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in China. It is 177 km southeast from Harbin. Yabuli hosted the 1996 Winter Asian Games and the 2008 National Winter Games. It will also be a site for the 2009 Winter Universiade. The resort provides great skiing with high mountains and good snow. Local skiers enjoy the high elevation and the fact that the snow is neither too hard nor too powdery. The lowest temperature is -47.2 F. Because of the high elevation, snow falls for a long period of about 170 days. The period from November to late March of the next year is the best time to ski at Yabuli Ski Resort.

 

Day 7

Yabuli Ski Resort    Harbin, Departure
In the morning, enjoy your free time at the Ski Resort. Afterwards, be transferred back to Harbin for your flight to next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

Group Size Using Economy Hotel
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Using Comfortable Hotel
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Using Deluxe Hotel
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Double
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Double
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Double
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1 person   2221   2420   2890
2-5 persons 1338 1729 1438 1928 1673 2399
6-9 persons 985 1351 1085 1550 1320 2021
10 persons & above 791 1074 910 1312 1074 1640

Recommended Hotels:

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
BeijingHoliday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven
Add: No.36 Nanwei Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China
Royal Phoenix Hotel Beijing
Add: No 17 Qianliang Lane, Dongchenng Dist, Beijing, China 100006
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U Town
Add: 3 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
HarbinSonghuajiang Gloria Inn Harbin
Add: 257 Zhongyang Avenue, Harbin
Heilongjiang Kunlun Hotel Harbin
Add: No.8, Tielu Street, Nangang District, Harbin
Shangri-La Hotel Harbin
Add: 555 You Yi Road, Dao Li District, Harbin

Price includes:
★ Private transfer between airport(railway station), hotel and attractions
★ Domestic airfare or train fare based on economy class
 Hotel accommodtion with daily breakfast
 Entrance fee to attractions listed in the itineary
 Meals as itinerary specifies
 China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance,  insurance terms & conditions
 
Price excludes:
 International airfare
 Visa fee
 Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc. 
 Personal expenses
Optional tours, activities or any service not specified

Remarks:
★ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2015 to Feb 29, 2016, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
★ TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
★ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
 Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
★ Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
 TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

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