Tailor-made Tour 10 days from £2895 per person

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  Places Visited: Beijing, Harbin, Xi'an

This diverse winter tour combines China's most treasured and iconic monuments in Beijing and Xian with Harbin's unique and increasingly grand Ice Festival.

Giant’s castles, mythical monsters, domed palaces, sky-scrapers, Portuguese cathedrals and Russian Orthodox churches, all made of ice and illuminated in gaudy colours against a background of exploding fireworks... You couldn’t make it up. A visit to Harbin’s Ice Festival is like entering an alien world. Many such events are held in the far northeast each winter, but this is by far the largest and most entertaining.

Just remember to wrap up warm. Night time temperatures plummet to minus 22°C and below!

Holiday Types

Cultural Tours


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Depart UK on an Air China flight (direct) to Beijing.

Day 2

Arrive in Beijing in the afternoon. A local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax or step out into this amazing metropolis to explore on your own. Stay at the Park Plaza hotel for 3 nights.

Day 3

Sightseeing today in Beijing. Visit The Forbidden City , Tian an men Square and the Summer Palace – a retreat from the city’s summer heat for past Emperors of China.

Day 4

This morning visit the Temple of Heaven where you can also watch locals paint, sing, play mah-jong and practise Tai Chi. Later, drive to the Mutianyu section of the The Great Wall and spend a few hours walking along, and learning about, this historic icon.

Day 5

Your guide will collect you late morning and take you to the airport for your flight to Harbin. Upon arrival, you will be met and driven to the Holiday Inn City Centre hotel for 3 nights. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a tour of Stalin Park and Harbin Sophia Church. Evening at leisure.

Day 6

Today you will have a trip to the two main spots of the Harbin Ice Festival : snow carving at Sun Island in the morning, and Harbin World of Ice and Snow in the evening.

Day 7

Today is a free day to explore the Ice Festival at your own leisure.

Day 8

You are free in the day until your guide meets you at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Xi'an. After arrival, you will visit the Great Mosque and Muslim Quarter. Stay at the Citadines Hotel for 2 nights.

Day 9

This morning drive and visit the Terracotta Warriors. On your return to Xi'an visit the ancient city walls and later have a dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty dance show.

Day 10

Return flight to the UK this morning (via Beijing), arriving the same day.

Tailor-made Tour 10 days from £2895 per person

What's included

✓   International flights from UK
✓   8 nights accommodation
✓   Domestic flights
✓   All road travel and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
✓   Private English-speaking guides
✓   Breakfast daily, dinner on day 9
✓   Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary

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