Beijing, Mt Tai and Qufu 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
  • Confucius's Temple, mansion and tomb in Qufu
  • Mount Tai, China’s most sacred peak
  • The wonder of the Great Wall
Typically £1287 per student.
Based on an 8 day, 6 night tour for 30 students, travelling February 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

Please note, Visa cost is not included in typical price

Suggested itinerary for School groups

Day 1

Overnight flight to Beijing - about 10 hours

Day 2

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

Day 3

Breakfast Included
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City - lunch included
Summer Palace - evening meal included
Kung Fu show
Overnight Beijing

Day 4

Breakfast included
Great Wall of China - lunch Included
Temple of Heaven
Overnight Beijing - traditional Beijing duck dinner

Day 5

Breakfast included
Bullet train to Mount Tai, cable car ascent - lunch included
Transfer by coach to Qufu
Overnight Qufu - evening meal included

Day 6

Breakfast included
Confucius’s Temple, The Confucius Mansion and his tomb - lunch included
Chinese calligraphy lesson
Overnight Qufu - evening meal included

Day 7

Breakfast included
Lecture on Confucius and Confucianism
Local village visit - make dumplings and have lunch with a family
Bullet train to Beijing
Overnight Beijing - evening meal included

Day 8

Breakfast included
Flight Beijing to UK

This culturally rich trip is unique to Travelbound and gets you off the beaten track to experience the real China, its people and traditions. We can also add Mandarin lessons.

Katharina Salzmann
Travelbound China Tour Co-ordinator
Typically £1287 per student.
Based on an 8 day, 6 night tour for 30 students, travelling February 2018

Students of Chinese philosophy will have a lot to take in on a school tour to China. One of the most dominant schools of thought, Confucianism, came about during the Qing dynasty, and is still held in great reverence today, and this new tour from Travelbound is the ideal way to place the teachings and rules of Confucius within the context that they sprang from and continue to inform.

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Confucius lived most of his life in the town of Qufu, and following his death his home was turned into a temple. It’s a majestic site to behold, being the second-largest complex in China after the Forbidden City. The Kong family mansion, where the great philosopher’s family once lived, is built in traditional Chiense style and worth a visit.

Nearby is Mount Tai, one of China’s Five Great Mountains - holding a significant place in the Taoist and Buddhist religions. Many temples and cultural relics dot the landscape. Several gods and goddesses, as well as the ghosts of former emperors who made frequent pilgrimages here, are said to inhabit the mountain. The summit can be reached by foot and cable car and affords superlative views of the surrounding countryside and nearby cities.

Another defining legacy of the Qing Dynasty was the Great Wall of China, around 21,000 miles in all, and constructed of manmade and natural fortifications that broadly follow the southern edge of Inner Mongolia.

The Wall is actually composed of many small sections joined together, and took around 2000 years to be completed. Visible from space, and with many sections still intact, even a short walk on the Wall can never be forgotten. There is a section just outside the city that is popular with school trips to Beijing due to its preservation and accessibility.

Promote this trip to students

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 enjoyed the factory the most.

Sheffield High School, Sheffield

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Typically £1287 per student.
Based on an 8 day, 6 night tour for 30 students, travelling February 2018