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7 Days Chinese New Year Tour with Snow Festival

Tour Route:
Beijing(capital of China)→Harbin( snow festival city)
Trip Highlights:
Lantern
Lantern Fairs
Nowhere would be better than Beijing to spend a Chinese Spring Festival (Chunjie).
  • The grand celebrations of Lunar New Year will be held in Beijing. New Year firework shows, temple fairs, lantern fairs, performances for coming new year, and various forms of celebrations are amongst the best in China.
  • Even the walled Hutongs, which have been home to Beijing residents for centuries, will never fail to surprise visitors for the most original atmosphere of Chinese New Year and what lies around the next corner.
  • Visit the Forbidden City, the largest museum in China, the most comprehensive museum with antiquities, an unparalleled masterpiece of architecture.
  • Touring Beijing Great Wall, which is ancient, breathtaking and serene, will give you a fairly typical China experience.

We recommend you to visit Harbin, the perfect place to hold the most spectacular ice and snow festival. Held in winter every year, it is one of the world's four largest ice and snow festivals. In this festival, some of the most incredible ice carvings, sculptures, and structures illuminate with color each evening for an entire month.

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Tour Code: NY-01
Dates: From January to March. You may decide when to start on your way and where to linger a litter longer.
Tour Customizable: Absolutely. Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form. Let us take care of the details in your tour. Our custom service is free.
Starts/Ends: Beijing/Harbin
Trip Type: Special-themed Tours
Activity Level: Easy walking
Special Experience:
  • Tour Beijing - the capital of china, to feel its history and New Year atmosphere
  • Get New Year auspicious Gifts from your tour
  • Enjoy yourself in the International Ice Lantern and Sculpture Festival in Harbin
  • Visit the biggest Orthodox Church  in the Far East
  • Receive the surprising New Year gifts in your tour
  • Learn to make and eat the delicious dumplings in Hutong

 

Day-by-day Itinerary

Price & Included Features
Day 1 Arrival Beijing
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Accommodation:Jianguo Garden Hotel

Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, your tour guide will hold a welcome sign to meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. You may either rest to recover from jetlag at hotel, or head out to this pulsing metropolis with both inherited ancient splendors and astonishing modern achievements.

Day 2 Beijing
Sites visited: Forbidden City,Hutongs,Tiananmen Square
Special Dinner: Dumpling Dinner
Accommodation:Jianguo Garden Hotel
Tiananmen Square

Today you will first visit the historic Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. You could come to see the national flag rising ceremony if could get up early.

Followed by is a visit to the magnificent Forbidden City, which is the largest palace structure in the world and the place where China's emperors ruled for over 600 years.

In the afternoon, you will visit Hutongs by rickshaw. Hutong means old narrow path with lots of the courtyard homes where ordinary people are living. You will see the old houses and the traditional Chinese New Year custom in Hutongs. (See Chinese New Year custom here)

Oh, it is time to have lunch. Your lunch will be served in one of the local people's home during the tour. If you like, you could learn how to make dumplings, which are necessary food during Spring Festival in China. Eating dumplings during the Spring Festival is considered auspicious for fortune and wealth in the year to come.

Although eating dumplings for a good luck is a part of Chinese New Year superstition, Chinese people still would like to follow it.

You may also get chance to enjoy Paper-cut and Firecracker too. Paper-cut is a famous Chinese traditional craft. It conveys people's good wish to beautiful and happy life.

Day 3 Beijing
Sites visited: Great Wall,Sacred Road
Accommodation:Jianguo Garden Hotel
Chinese Knot

Today you will have a visit to the majestic Great Wall (Badaling section), which is the most outstanding representation of China's Great Wall. Moreover, the surrounding scenery of the Badaling section is unbelievable impressive.

Your sightseeing will be carried on to the Sacred Road. This was the ancient pass to the Imperial Tombs of Ming Dynasty. The road lined with the stoned animals, mystical beasts and the officials who serve the emperor in his afterlife.

On the way back, you will receive a Chinese way of New Year greeting, a Red Packet (a red envelope enclosed ¥50 lucky money), a Chinese New Year Painting, and a Chinese Knot, from your lovely and considerate tour guide. These gifts symbolize fortune and wealth wishing you a good luck in the year to come. (More Chinese New Year auspicious decorations are waiting for you "click" )

Day 4 Beijing / Harbin
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by China Odyssey Tours (About 2 hour flight)
Sites visited: Temple fairs,Temple of Heaven
Gala Event: Folk Art Performance
Temple of Heaven

Today you will visit Beijing's splendid Temple of Heaven, where China's emperors annually went to pray for a good harvest. If you visit here in the early morning you could enjoy watching the locals doing their morning exercises.

If you come to Beijing during the right time, you could visit the temple fairs held during the Spring Festival. A Temple fair is a folk celebration of New Year featured by folk sings and dances, traditional acrobatic and talent shows, opera performances, snacks and nibbles, and various activities. It is a refraction of the lives of Beijing people in the past and present. Moreover Chinese traditional Dragon Dance and Stilt Walking will always make you surprise.

Your tour guide will then escort you to the airport for your flight to Harbin, which is the northernmost city of China. It has been called the little Moscow by Chinese people. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 5 Harbin
Sites visited: Siberia Tigers Park,Sofia Church,Sun Island
Gala Event: Ice Lantern Show
Siberian Tiger Park

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the Sun Island Park by coach for the New Year Snow Exposition. Relax yourself in the world of snow.

Caged in a specially protected bus, you will visit the Siberian Tiger Park and watch the tigers while driving in the park.

After the lunch, you will be visiting a landmark building of Harbin - the Sofia Church. It is the biggest Orthodox Church in the Far East.

At night, you will be heading to the highlight of this tour as well as the highlight of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival - the Ice Lantern Show. The magical and extraordinary ice lanterns and sculptures have literally made the place an icy fairyland.

Day 6 Harbin
Sites visited: Provincial Museum of Heilongjiang
Gala Event: Ice activities
Ice Activities

After breakfast, you could take part in some interesting ice activities (watch winter swimming, ride on the ice sailing boat or ride sledge down the slope). Then you will be escorted to the Provincial Museum of Heilongjiang, where has more than 104,000 pieces of relics and specimens for you to dig up. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this exciting northern Chinese city. It sure is another feeling when you strolling the snowy city by yourself. Enjoy!

Day 7 Harbin / Departure
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Free in the day until your tour guide escorts you to the airport for your flight.

Service ends.

Price & Included Features

Price & Included Features

As the private tour goes, the price of each person differs in the size of the group, the hotel rating and the domestic flight price. Because our tour has no fixed departure date, there are no international tickets in our quoted price. You could choose the date you arrive in China depends your need. No matter when are you arrive, we will arrange your tour flexible. So you need to get a custom price quote for this tour from travel consultants, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us detailed information you could think in your tour. Our online travel consultants will help you to design a perfect private tour for you. The travel consultants' tour planning service is totally free! All things you do is just enjoy our talented travel consultants' tailor made itinerary.

Early Bird Discount: The price of this amazing  route is 1153 $. If you pay deposit before January31, 2009. You will enjoy additional 50 $ off the listing price.

What's included ?

  • China domestic flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodations: for 6 nights in 4 star, in comfortable twin-bedded rooms with a private bath, air-conditioning, television, telephone and minibar.
  • 12 meals: 6 full breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner (included dumplings and Chinese dishes dinners)
  • Round-trip transfers between airports, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers
  • A local English-speaking guide in each city
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Government taxes and service charges except tips for tour guides and drivers

 

Accommodation

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Location: 19 Jianguo Men Nei Street Beijing 100005. Located along the bustling Chang'an Street of Central Beijing
Rooms: 400
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Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 1 king or 2 queen
Check-in: after 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: before 12:00 noon
Location: No. 90, Jingwei Street, Daoli District,Harbin, China,150010. It is situated in the heart of the city.
Rooms: 152
Rates From:
Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 2 queen
Check-in: 1:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon

Meals

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If you have any specific requirements for food, for example, vegetarian, vegan or food allergies, feel free to tell us! The things you do just write down your problem on the inquiry form so that we could arrange you the special accommodations according to your situation in advance. If you are a gourmet, China Festival Tours could be your perfect culinary guide and take you to enjoy all the delicious local food and the world famous cuisine. Enjoy your tour in China Festival.

Breakfast - You will have your nutritious breakfast in the hotel you live. The hotel provides both Chinese and western dishes to meet every diner's taste. The menu include: Bacon and Sausage Sandwich, Scrambled Egg, Hot Milk, Noodles and Congee etc.

Lunch - Lunch will be served in one of the Chinese restaurant near the scenic spots. You could taste many of Chinese delicious cuisines, just like: Crispy Chicken, Mushroom Ducks, Mapo Tofu, Steamed Beef etc.

Dinner - If you want to eat the local special food for supper, our enthusiastic travel consultant will introduce a good place for you to enjoy the mouthwatering local food ahead of time, just like the Beijing Duck, Xian dumplings and the Sichuan hot pot etc. You could still let your considerate tour guide to recommend a nice place for you.

Transfer and Transport Service

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Every China Festival Tours' tours are Private Tours. Travelers will have their own personal Tour Guide and Driver. Even if a traveler is traveling alone, they will have their own personal Tour Guide and Driver. Each of our Tour Guides must meet rigorous standards and are licensed, very knowledgeable, and extremely experienced. Each of our drivers must also meet our standards and are patient and have years of experience. Each of the vehicles used by China Festival Tours is newer luxurious MPVs and each traveler's private vehicle is included in the price of their tour.

As always, the above tours can be fully customized to fit your travel plans. Discuss your trip with our experts and enjoy personalized service, and you can build your exact dream trip.

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Travelers will have their own personal Tour Guide and Driver.  The prices for this private tour are affordable. They are up to 10% below the market average. Please contact our travel consultant for quotation.

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