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1-Day Harbin Private Tour provided by Harbin Private Tour Guide

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1-Day Harbin Private Tour

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There’s more to Harbin than the celebrated Ice Festival Harbin—but with English rarely spoken and a limited subway system, the city is hard to get around independently. Discover Harbin’s highlights with a private guide on this fully customizable tour that’s perfect for first-time visitors. Upgrade to include entrance fees, a Chinese lunch, and a private car.
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  • 1
    Saint Sophia Cathedral
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Sun Island (Tai Yang Dao)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Stalin Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Zhongyang Pedestrian Street
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 5
    Longta Tower
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Harbin Grand Theatre
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 7
    Unit 731 Museum
    Stop: 3 hours -
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  • Discover Harbin at your own pace and in your own style with a private guide
  • See St. Sophia Cathedral and Zhongyang Pedestrian Street
  • Customize your itinerary to suit your individual interests
  • Upgrade to include entrance fees, lunch, and private car
What to Expect
As this is a private tour, you’re free to customize your own itinerary: just ask your guide if there are specific attractions you’d like to see. A typical day, however, begins with a visit to the indoor version of Ice and Snow World to enjoy a miniature version of the annual ice festival. After lunch, learn about Harbin’s Russian heritage as you tour a recreated Russian village. Then explore the city center and see St. Sophia Cathedral, the Russian-era church, and Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, with its retro houses. Finally, stroll down to the Songhua River—depending on the time of year, the sunsets can be beautiful.
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Important Information
7–8 hours
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle (if option is selected)
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees, lunch and private car service if related tour option is not selected.
  • Gratuities
  • Working duration is 8 hours.150CNY will be paid for additional hour in cash to the guide and driver.
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Sophia Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Sun Island (Tai Yang Dao)
  • Entry/Admission - Stalin Park
  • Entry/Admission - Longta Tower
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Lunch and entrance fees are included in All Inclusive Package tour choice
  • Saint Sophia Cathedral is currently closed for renovation until September 2020 and you will visit Saint Sophia Square or indoor food market instead
  • Infant seats available
  • Tour option with private car and private guide service,Total service duration is 8 hours. 150CNY will be paid for additional hour in cash to the guide and driver
  • Tour option only private tour guide service,Total service duration is 8 hours.100CNY will be paid for additional hour
  • Indoor Harbin ice and snow world winter time closed from 23 of December to 31 March each year
  • Most travellers can participate
  • If some Harbin touristic places not on the list, you still can go, just talk to your tour guide on tour day morning, she/he will take you go directly, or email to us.
  • Harbin cannot pay by international credit card, only by Chinese cash or Wechat or Alipay
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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BRYAN J wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
A great tour which took in ice swimming in the frozen river. and a trip to russian town and a walk around the town and a nice meal in a four generation resturant. Then another walk around the very interesting old quater. We were looked after very well by English speakin Johhna
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Date of experience: January 2020
Alejandra Marco wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions
First of all Samantha was súper helpfull, kind and understanding because our first arranged flight to Harbin was cancelled so we hace to re scheduled our visit and Samantha easily re scheduled the date of our private tour, she speaks perfect english and its súper easy to
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Date of experience: January 2020
AustraliaAustralia wrote a review Jan 2020
australia86 contributions26 helpful votes
We had Maggie Liu as our tour guide for the day. We booked 2 separate day tours and she took us on both. Picked us up from our front door and took us to Sun Island, Tiger park and the Ice festival that first day. Maggie was wonderful with our three children, 10/12/14. My
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Date of experience: January 2020
Nicci Marie wrote a review Jan 2020
Bluff, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
Mr Zou was a wonderful tour guide who was very punctual knowledgeable and looked after us the whole day. From finding us places to eat to making the ticket process very easy it made for a magical tour in a magical place. Thank you
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Claudiatraveler wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions
We have a great experience in Harbin with Joana and his driver, she is a great tour guide with perfect English she explained us the Harbin history and take us to the most wonderful places!! I recommend this private tour a 100%
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from harbintourguide, Manager at 1-Day Harbin Private Tour
Responded 27 Dec 2019
Thank for your review, Joanna Zhou is Harbin Private Tour Guide another excellent English speaking tour guide, She have been Harbin local english-speaking tour guided about 4 years, she always try to learning more knowledge about Harbin and telling clients and work very hard when she is in tour. your lovely review Your satisfaction is her greatest reward and encouragement. and Harbin Private Tour Guide drivers must follow our rules, no-smoking in the car, be polite, and patience, hope to see you again in Harbin-Samantha
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Harbin Private Tour Guide
What an experience! Like someone in your family is taking you around.
We did not plan to book this tour until the last minute. We figured out rather standing at a sub-zero weather stre
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This is a Very Good Option
This was a great way to get an excellent orientation to Harbin and the Snow and Ice Festival. The program was flexi
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Amazing Winter tour at good pace to see the most Harbin sites in 2 days
Our guide Maggie was very helpful and efficient at getting us around to time visiting all the main sites at good ti
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Harbin Snow Park, Siberian Tigers
Our driver, Mr. Zou, was most excellent. He did not speak English and we do not speak Chinese but his language tra
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Amazing tour. Very informative and concenient
First time in harbin for my wife and 5 year old son. Had an amazing tour with Joanna and drivers Gary and Dong. Joa
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Private Family Tour with Ms Joanna Zhou and Driver Mr Yang (January 2020)
We, our family of 3, would like to sincerely thank Samantha Song (coordinator for our trip in Harbin) and had provi
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Winter Travel to Harbin
We booked two days’tour with Samantha’s group. In the extremely cold weather in the northeast of China, it’s necess
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Awesome Ice & Snow Festival in Harbin
We had an awesome experience at Harbin where Ice and Snow Festival was going on at that time. The snow and ice scul
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Wonderful Day
We are a big family group taking Full Day Private Tour to Harbin Ice and Snow Festival plus Siberian Tiger Park. Be
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Ian W
Harbin Ice Festival
First time visitors to Harbin, met with -28 degree temperatures. Decided to take a Harbin Private Tour Guide with D
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Amazing tour with the tour Guide Helen
Ask for Helen when you book the tour. She is the best. Good English and good patience that will help you enjoy this
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Excellent Harbin City Private Day Tour
We had a one-day private tour at the end of December. We met our English-speaking tour guide in our Harbin hotel lo
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An awesome half day private Harbin city tour
We had an extra day in Harbin and decided to do a half day private city tour. We really enjoyed the tour with our g
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We are very satisfied to visit Harbin with a nice tour guide name Sera
All of family member really enjoy the snow. Especially the Volga Manor. The tour guide always ask me first which pl
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Expert guide with extensive knowledge
I have just had the pleasure of finishing a 2 day tour with Samantha, together with my two teenage children. What a
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian
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