Beijing, Mt Tai and Qufu History

School tours

An inspirational trip covering mighty imperial sites, China’s most sacred mountain, and the birthplace of Confucius


  • The magnificent Forbidden City palace complex
  • Confucius's Temple, mansion and tomb in Qufu
  • The cultural landmark of Tiananmen Square
  • 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
  • Entrance fees, local guides 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)
Evening meal included, overnight Beijing

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, lunch included
Temple of Heaven
Traditional duck dinner, overnight Beijing

Day 5

Breakfast included
Bullet train to Mount Tai, cable car ascent, lunch included
Transfer by coach to Qufu
Evening meal included, overnight Qufu

Day 6

Breakfast included
Confucius’s Temple, The Confucius Mansion and tomb, lunch included
Chinese calligraphy lesson
Evening meal included, overnight Qufu

Day 7

Breakfast included
Lecture on Confucius and Confucianism, local village visit and make dumplings and have lunch with a family
Bullet train to Beijing
Evening meal included, overnight Beijing

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

Any students with aspirations to learn about ancient Chinese history need to be able to literally touch the sites that have helped to contribute to this great nation's current prowess. Religion has and still does play a hugely significant part in Chinese culture, and learning about Taoism at Mount Tai in the coastal province of Shandong helps to place everything into context.

Further inland you'll discover the palaces and temples of Qufu which not only holds a collective of UNESCO World Heritage sites, but is also the birthplace of the philosopher Confucius.

The temple, cemetery and the mansion of the Kong family are all well-worth a visit and will undoubtedly open up many areas of debate with regards to religion and its place in China's past, present and future.

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Just over 300 miles to the north of Shandong lies the country's capital and an altogether different, although none-the-less enlightening, experience for schools visiting China. Being able to gain first-hand knowledge of how Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism play a part in the day-to-day lives of Beijing residents provides an invaluable insight into how the ancient traditions of the past are still being used to this day.

Aspects of symbolism and faith appear all over Beijing, and from the Taoist beliefs held within the decorated walls of the Temple of Heaven to the gigantic painting of Mao that overlooks Tiananmen Square, powerful iconography is everywhere. Outside of the city and another huge epitaph to faith can be found in the guise of the Great Wall of China and if you're wishing to really connect with the ancient world then try walking just a few steps to put things into perspective.

China is indeed a blend of ancient and modern where lines are blurred with traditions and customs coming face to face with contemporary lifestyles. A chance to compare the sites of Mount Tai and Qufu with Beijing's iconic structures is a real treat for all those looking to find their own way on an exciting and fascinating historical path.


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Our group loved all of the trips especially, the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army and the Forbidden City.

Queen Elizabeth's School, Ashbourne

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