China, with ancient treasures and forward-facing culture, inspires students and broadens their outlook on the world
- The magnificent Forbidden City palace complex
- A rickshaw ride through the streets of Beijing
- The giant Jade Buddha statue in Shanghai
- The wonder of the Great Wall
- Travel, including to excursions
- National guide throughout the tour and city guides
- Excursion entrance fees and gratuities
- Full board accommodation and insurance
- 1 teacher place for every 10 students
Please note, Visa cost is not included in typical price
Suggested itinerary for School groups
Visions of China old and new meet dramatically during school trips to Beijing & Shanghai. Beijing, a city of majestic old-world tradition, will enthral your students with its world-famous landmarks and bustling streets full of cycles and rickshaws; and Shanghai, a financial powerhouse and busy port very much a part of the modern world but with a history no less fascinating.
You couldn’t ask for a more symbolic example of the division between past and future than the Huangpu River in Shanghai. On the one side, and visible for miles in any direction, the skyline of the Lujiazui financial district of Shanghai is an iconic sight – towering office buildings and skyscrapers dominate the surrounding area, a stunning indication of the city’s economic surge. And directly opposite on the western bank, the Bund is Shanghai’s former political and financial base, but now of more interest to tourists than large corporations.
Another site of interest for students is the City God Temple within the walled city, built in the Taoist tradition during the Ming Dynasty. Dedicated to three gods, the temple is also a centre of commerce, with many of the businesses here over a century old.
Twenty-four emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties have ruled China from Beijing’s Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The many treasures on display here include rare books and documents; over 30,000 pieces of jade, and items that once belonged to the Imperial families. As a window into China’s past, nowhere else compares.
Not far from the Forbidden City is the Great Hall of the People. The direction the country takes politically, financially, and culturally stems directly from decisions taken here every five years by the National Congress of the Communist Party.
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- Typically £1287 per student.Based on an 8 day, 6 night tour for 30 students, travelling February 2018
- Typically £1355 per student.Based on a 9 day, 7 night tour for 30 students, travelling February 2018
- Typically £942 per student.Based on a 7 day, 5 night tour for 30 students, travelling Feb 2018