Unforgettable Beijing offers treasures of ancient civilisation and a living lesson in modern political history
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- City guide throughout the tour
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- Full board accommodation and insurance
- 1 teacher place for every 10 students
Visa cost is not included in typical price
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China has seen enormous economic growth over the last few decades, and there’s no doubt that the “Sleeping Dragon” is now fully awake. But to anticipate where the country is going, one must first understand where it comes from, and there is no better way of doing that than leading a history tour of its thriving capital Beijing, a city where past, present and future merge seamlessly together.
Beijing is over 3,000 years old, so it’s not surprising you can’t walk through it without bumping into a piece of history around every corner. This is especially true in the Hutongs, ancient networks of narrow streets that connect the city’s many courtyards. Although the majority have sadly disappeared under new housing developments, some still survive, where thriving communities gather to gossip, trade and watch the world go by. If every street tells a story, the Hutongs must be the greatest library in the world.
The Forbidden City, from where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties ruled their lands, should be on the itinerary of any school trip to Beijing. An area of outstanding historical, cultural and political importance, the scenic gardens, monuments and art exhibits here are simply unmissable.
On the outskirts of Beijing lie a few sections of probably the most famous wall in the world, and certainly the only one that can be seen from space, the Great Wall of China. Of course the idea of going on a school trip to China without visiting the Wall would be unthinkable, so be sure to make that one of the tour highlights.
Bringing history to life for your students in Beijing is easy, covering fascinating topics such as the Boxer Rebellion, the founding of the People’s Republic, and the Cultural Revolution, all the way to the spectacle of the country’s landmark 2008 Olympics.
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- Typically £1268 per student.Based on an 8 day, 6 night tour for 30 students, travelling January 2018
- Typically £838 per student.Based on a 5 day, 3 night tour for 30 students, travelling March 2018
- Typically £712 per student.Based on a 5 day, 4 night tour for 30 students, travelling Jan 2018