China Highlights & Harbin Ice Festival

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Shanghai, China
  • Ends Beijing, China
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale – see it when facetoface with thousands of Terracotta Warriors (or thousands of local tourists at the Forbidden City!)
  • Exploring the narrow alleyways of Shanghai's nearby water town of Xitang, you can imagine a life long lost to modernity
  • Escape to the countryside, overnight near the Great Wall at a family run guesthouse, and see this iconic structure without the masses
  • Built to accommodate Russian engineers working on the TransSiberian Railroad in the 19th century, discover Harbin’s Russian and Jewish heritage on a guided walking tour
The China Highlights & Harbin Ice Festival tour starts in Shanghai and ends in Beijing. The China Highlights & Harbin Ice Festival is a city sightseeing tour that takes 13 days taking you from Shanghai to Beijing and through other destinations in China.

Get a taste of China on this cultural and ice-filled adventure. Travel from modern Shanghai to old Beijing, exploring bustling Xi'an on the way with the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors just a couple of highlights on offer. Delve beneath the surface of this massive country, discovering gourmet delights and learning about Chinese lifestyles and traditions. Then embrace the frozen glory of a Chinese winter and head north-east to experience the Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival in all its winter wonder. From Beijing head to the remote north of the country to discover a city shaped by Russian as well as Chinese culture and experience a festival that’ll take your (frozen) breath away.
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Allan's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Allan
  • From Denmark
  • On Dec 27 2017
“Excellent”
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5 - Excellent
  • Dobrinka
  • From USA
  • On Dec 27 2018
“The Best of Chile trip was one of the most amazing trips we've ever taken! We visited breath-taking places, experienced the local culture, met some of the friendliest people and enjoyed the unique cuisine that Chile had to offer. We would definitely come back!”
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5 - Excellent
  • Natalie
  • From USA
  • On Jan 23 2020
“Really enjoyed this tour. Itinerary was great. Pace was right, and our tour leader was amazing. Will definitely come back to Spain and Portugal again. Touring Morocco was great too, and very different from travelling in Europe. Had I done this tour as a single traveller it would have costed me a lot more, so got value for money as well. Will soon book my next trip. Recommended.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Shanghai
  • Day 2: Shanghai - Xitang
  • Day 3: Xitang - Overnight train
  • Day 4: Xi'an
  • Day 5: Xi'an
  • Day 6: Great Wall
  • Day 7: Great Wall - Beijing
  • Day 8: Beijing
  • Day 9: Beijing
  • Day 10: Harbin
  • Day 11: Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival
  • Day 12: Beijing
  • Day 13: Beijing
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (9 nights), Guesthouse (1 night), Overnight Sleeper Train (2 nights)
Meals
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Overnight Sleeper Train , Private Bus , Public Bus , High Speed Train , Subway
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Shanghai - Leader-led walking tour
  • Xitang - Leader-led walking tour
  • Xi'an - Leader-led Muslim Quarter walking tour
  • Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors Tour (entrace fee, transport, local guide included)
  • Xi'an - Home-cooked lunch
  • Great Wall - Jinshanling section
  • Beijing - Forbidden City (entrance fee included)
  • Beijing - Tiananmen Square
  • Harbin - Walking Tour & Saint Sophia Cathedral
  • Harbin - International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival
  • Harbin - Snow Park
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Shanghai and from Beijing are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this China Highlights & Harbin Ice Festival tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this China Highlights & Harbin Ice Festival tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 27 December 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 December 2020, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

China Highlights & Harbin Ice Festival tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this China Highlights & Harbin Ice Festival tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This trip travels on overnight hard sleeper trains on sections of the journey. Train travel in China may not be entirely luxurious, but it's certainly one of the best ways to come face-to-face with the country and its people. It's the main form of transport for locals, so take the chance to interact.
  • The trip covers a fair amount of ground to enable you to see some of China's biggest cities and main highlights, so be prepared for some long travel days.
  • We pack a lot in, in a short amount of time, so if you have some time to spare we highly recommend extra time in Shanghai and Beijing.
  • Temperatures in northern China in January are extremely cold, especially in Harbin. It can easily get as low as -35° C. As you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors exploring the city and the festival, it’s vital that you pack extremely warm clothes, including a coat, hat, gloves, scarf, boots and thermals.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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