Beijing, Xian and Shanghai 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 epic majesty of the Great Wall of China
  • The archaeological phenomenon of the Terracotta Warriors
  • The giant Jade Buddha statue in Shanghai
Typically £1355 per student.
Based on a 9 day, 7 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 - Tiananmen Square, Olympic sites, Bird’s Nest and Water Cube (external views)
Overnight Beijing - evening meal included

Day 3

Breakfast Included
The Forbidden City – lunch included
The Summer Palace - evening meal included
Kung Fu show
Overnight Beijing

Day 4

Breakfast included
The Temple of Heaven - evening meal included
Overnight sleeper train to Xian

Day 5

Breakfast included
The Terracotta Warriors – lunch included
Hua Qing Hot Springs - evening meal included
Tang Dynasty show
Overnight Xian

Day 6

Breakfast included
Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall – lunch included
Evening meal included
Overnight sleeper train to Shanghai

Day 7

Breakfast included
City tour of Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, French Concession and Silk Factory – lunch included
Overnight Shanghai - evening meal included

Day 8

Breakfast included
City tour of Shanghai, Oriental TV Tower, Jade Buddha Temple,Yu Garden, the Bund – lunch included
Evening meal included
Chinese acrobatic show
Overnight Shanghai

Day 9

Breakfast included
Transfer to the airport by coach and Maglev train
Flight Shanghai to UK - about 12.5 hours

This trip is really packed with new experiences - students are wowed by the evening shows in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Pack light, as you are on the move all the time!

Katharina Salzmann
Travelbound China Tour Coordinator and Tours Supervisor
Typically £1355 per student.
Based on a 9 day, 7 night tour for 30 students, travelling February 2018

School trips to China continue to grow in popularity, and have much to offer students of most subjects. Travelbound’s cross-curricular trips feature intensive, well-organised itineraries across multiple locations, aimed at exposing your party to as much as possible of this most enticing country.

In the capital, Beijing, there are some sights which will inspire students of all ages, especially those studying History.

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These include the Forbidden City, the majestic former imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties; fragments of the Great Wall of China, and Tiananmen Square, a famed site of great cultural and social significance for the country.

Heading south, Xian is one of China’s oldest cities, and where you’ll find the incredible Terracotta Army – a vast pit of over 8,000 ancient figures of warriors, acrobats and musicians, all created with individual faces. Art students can take a class in the traditional Chinese crafts of calligraphy or watercolour painting in Xian, while those with an interest in food technology can indulge in a cookery lesson.

The most populous city in China, and symbolic of its powerhouse economy, is Shanghai. There are many attractions here for Business students of course, and interesting excursion ideas include Nanjing Road, the world’s longest shopping district and the impressive Oriental Pearl TV Tower opposite the Bund financial district, particularly in the evenings. 

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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 £1355 per student.
Based on a 9 day, 7 night tour for 30 students, travelling February 2018