Combine the opulent imperial sites of Beijing with a visit to Shanghai, at the forefront of China's modernisation
- 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
- Entrance fees, local guides and gratuities
- Full board accommodation and insurance
- 1 teacher place for every 10 students
Visa cost is not included in typical price
Suggested itinerary for School groups
As with any educational trip to China, knowing where to start will often be paramount to most group leader's considerations. School trips to study ancient and modern history are absolutely no exception and with so many important sites scattered throughout the country focusing on a particular era will undoubtedly prove to be the key to success. There aren't many more appropriate capitals to study the effects of Communism other than Beijing and the chance to compare Mao's Cultural Revolution with Shanghai's capitalist ethos will no doubt throw up a million and one topics of discussion.
That's the beauty of a two-centre tour, being able to really unearth what makes China tick and how the past has created the society that you'll discover today.
Of course, classic landmarks such as Beijing's Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square are pretty hard to beat however, Shanghai really does offer a thoroughly absorbing alternative. The Shanghai Museum holds one of the most-important collections of Chinese artefacts anywhere on the planet and the propaganda poster art centre provides an excellent insight into a key period of China's past.
There maybe just under 800 miles between them but these two cultural heavyweights are world's away in terms of experiences and from Shanghai's Bund to Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, both cities hold infinite study options for visiting school history tours. Imagine being able to learn about the Liao Dynasty at the Tianning Pagoda one day prior to discovering the economic significance of the Yangtze River the next.
Alternatively, you could switch between paying your respects at Mao's mausoleum before moving on to contemplate deities at Shanghai's City God Temple. Whatever you're preferred area of history to explore, a school trip to China is an exceptional experience, never to be forgotten.
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- Typically £1355 per student.Based on a 9 day, 7 night tour for 30 students, travelling February 2018
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