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School & College Educational Trips to China - Beijing, Shanghai & Xi'an

China has become a hugely popular school tour destination due to its unique historical and cultural diversity. An ancient Oriental civilisation reinvented, where the very old and very new collide. From amazing sights like the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors to vibrant modern cities and stunning landscapes, China is diverse, complex and fascinating. Most will want to see both China’s ancient and modern culture. Beijing and Xi’an provide the best way to explore its imperial and revolutionary past; Shanghai offers a view of the future. Take your students on an inspirational trip of a lifetime.

Destination Guide

In the heart of China, its capital Beijing’s star sights are the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Tiananmen Square. The Great Wall running just north of the city, is a day trip away. With other modern attractions including the Olympic Park and 798 art district, Beijing is an unforgettable showcase of China, old and new.

Shanghai is China’s commercial heart and most prosperous city; a gleaming sky-high metropolis. There are shopping malls, luxury hotels, restaurants and entertainment in abundance.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Great Wall
  • Forbidden City
  • Summer Palace
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Beijing Olympic Park
  • Terracotta Warriors

Beijing and Shanghai tour

Day 1: Flight to Beijing
Day 2: Arrive Beijing, met by our guide and transfer to hotel
Day 3: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
Day 4: Great Wall at Juyongguan Section, Ming Tombs at Changling
Day 5: Temple of Heaven, Beihai Park, Hutong walking tour
Day 6: Olympic Park, National Museum
Day 7: Morning bullet train to Shanghai (5 hrs), Jade Buhda Temple, Bund
Day 8: One day tour of Suzhou: Wangshi Garden, Grand Canal cruise, Silk mill
Day 9: Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, People's Park, Nanjing Road
Day 10: Transfer to airport. Flight home.

Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai tour

Day 1: Flight to Beijing
Day 2: Arrive Beijing, met by guide and transfer to hotel
Day 3: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
Day 4: Great Wall at Juyongguan Section, Ming Tombs at Changling
Day 5: Temple of Heaven, Beihai Park, Hutong walking tour, overnight train to Xian
Day 6: Morning arrive in Xian. Terra-cotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall
Day 7: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter, overnight train to Shanghai
Day 8: Morning arrive in Shanghai. Jade Budha Temple, Bund, Nanjing Road
Day 9: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, shopping
Day 10: Transfer to airport. Flight home.

Accommodation

  • Typically 3 star hotels on twin sharing basis with breakfast. Beijing-Xian-Shanghai overnight soft sleeper train (typically 4 pax sharing), Chinese dinners as stated at local restaurants. We will select the best options for you based on your preferred locations and budget.

What They Say

The tour was a massive success. The organisation was extremely effective and the excursions were well organised and enjoyable.

Radyr Comprehensive School

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