Beijing and Xian Cross-curricular

School tours

China, with ancient treasures and forward-facing culture, inspires students and broadens their outlook on the world


  • The magnificent Forbidden City palace complex
  • The cultural landmark of Tiananmen Square
  • The ancient majesty of the Great Wall of China
  • The mighty, unearthed army of Terracotta Warriors
Typically £1273 per student.
Based on an 8 day, 6 night tour for 30 students, travelling January 2018

What's included: 

  • 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

Visa cost is not included in typical price

Suggested itinerary for School groups

Day 1

Overnight flight to Beijing - 10 hours approx

Day 2

Arrive Beijing. Lunch included
City tour, Tiananmen Square, Olympic sites, Bird’s Nest and Water Cube (external views)
Overnight Beijing - evening meal included

Day 3

Breakfast Included
Forbidden City - lunch included
Summer Palace - evening meal included
Traditional Chinese acrobatic show.
Overnight Beijing

Day 4

Breakfast included
Great Wall of China - lunch included
Temple of Heaven - evening meal included
Overnight train to Xian

Day 5

Breakfast included
City tour of Xian. Great Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall - lunch included
Evening meal included
Xian night markets - overnight Xian

Day 6

Breakfast included
The Terracotta Warriors - lunch included
Hua Qing Hot Springs - evening meal included
Overnight train to Beijing

Day 7

Breakfast included
Kung Fu lesson - lunch included
Shopping on Wangfujing Street - evening meal included
Kung Fu show. Overnight Beijing

Day 8

Breakfast included
Flight Beijing to UK

The Terracotta army is awe-inspiring and only a small part of it has been excavated! Look carefully and see that each warrior has individual facial characteristics!

Katharina Salzmann
Travelbound China Tour Coordinator
Typically £1273 per student.
Based on an 8 day, 6 night tour for 30 students, travelling January 2018

China is a country that never ceases to inspire and amaze. From the legendary Great Wall of China, built thousands of years ago and estimated to be over 21,000km in length, to the mysterious figures of the buried Terracotta Army, to the awesome spectacle of the 2008 Olympic Games opening ceremony in the Bird's Nest Stadium. Travelbound offer the ultimate in cross-curricular school tours to China, with an effervescent combination of educational and cultural visits.

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This popular tour links the capital Beijing with Xian, one of China’s oldest cities. Most school groups will travel between the two by overnight train accompanied by a local guide. This is a pleasant and authentic way to experience one of the most popular forms of travel in China.

In Beijing, Travelbound can arrange for a visit to a high school, to meet local children and sit in on lessons. It’s an excellent opportunity for students to forge lasting cultural links, as well as get a better understanding of the Chinese educational system.

Exploring day-to-day life in the sprawling network of Beijing sidestreets, known as Hutongs, is great fun when on the back of a rickshaw, and students will get a real kick out of an evening Kung-Fu show. Martial arts have been a fundamental part of Chinese culture for around 4,000 years, and many forms, as well as traditional dance, are showcased at this enthralling event.

Xian’s many cultural attractions for China school trips include the Wild Goose Pagoda, a tall structure over 1000 years old, which as well as offering splendid views from the summit, stands next to the tallest water fountain in Asia. And sneaking a peek at the Terracotta Army is unforgettable. These impressively sculpted soldiers, acrobats and musicians were created to accompany the First Emperor of China into the afterlife, and were discovered in his burial mound in 1974.


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We provide you with promotional materials to help you get your students excited about their trip.

Our top excursions were to the Volkswagen factory, the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. The students also loved the Temple of Heaven in the morning.

Alleyn's School, London

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Typically £1273 per student.
Based on an 8 day, 6 night tour for 30 students, travelling January 2018