Beijing History 

School tours

Unforgettable Beijing offers treasures of ancient civilisation and a living lesson in modern political history


  • The magnificent Forbidden City palace complex
  • Ceremony at a traditional tea house
  • The wonder of the Great Wall
  • A rickshaw ride through the city streets
Typically £1098 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 5 night tour for 30 students, travelling January 2018

What's included: 

  • Travel, including to excursions
  • City guide throughout the tour
  • 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 - about 10 hours

Day 2

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

Day 3

Breakfast Included
Great Wall visit, lunch included
Temple of Heaven visit
Traditional duck dinner included

Day 4

Breakfast included
Forbidden City visit, lunch included
Summer Palace visit, evening meal included
Kung Fu show

Day 5

Breakfast included
Kung Fu lesson, lunch included
Shopping on Wangfujing Street
Evening meal included

Day 6

Breakfast included
Rickshaw ride through Hutongs, lunch included
Tea ceremony, Chinese calligraphy lesson, evening meal included
Chinese acrobatic show

Day 7

Breakfast included
Flight to the UK

Our groups love to get immersed in Chinese culture - they really enjoy hands-on activities such as the Kung Fu lesson at a top martial arts school.

Katharina Salzmann
Travelbound China Tour Co-ordinator
Typically £1098 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 5 night tour for 30 students, travelling January 2018

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.

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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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Even though all the activities were good, I think that the group particularly enjoyed the Great Wall trek, the Shaolin school visit and the Terracotta Army.

St Peter's Academy, Stoke-on-Trent

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Typically £1098 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 5 night tour for 30 students, travelling January 2018