University & College Travel & Tourism Trip To China
Explore the best of China’s most iconic landmarks on a university or college trip. We’ll take your course objectives into consideration as we work with you to create a bespoke tour just for you and your students.
Take an exhilarating toboggan ride down from the Great Wall
See Shanghai through the glass floor of the Oriental Pearl
See Giant Pandas at a Breeding Research Center in Chengdu
Witness a Kung Fu Show in Beijing
*Visa costs not included
Considered to be one of the wonders of the world, the Great Wall today was built in Ming Dynasty and is over 6,000 km long. An amazing feat of defensive architecture, intended to protect the Chinese Empire from invaders, it winds a path over rugged country and steep mountains. Sections within easy reach of Beijing have been restored so that visitors can walk on the wall and see the watch towers.
It was here on October 1st 1949 that Chairman Mao Tse-Tung announced the founding of the People’s Republic of China to the world. Built during the Ming Dynasty the square is named after Tiananmen Gate, which lies to the north. It’s the third largest of its kind in the world and a significant cultural landmark with the People’s Heroes monument in the centre.
This palace lies at the heart of Beijing and was the home of the emperors for over 500 years. Completed in 1420, it is the biggest palace complex in the world covering 74 hectares. Surrounded by a 52m-wide moat, it’s an adventure to explore the labyrinth of rooms, halls and gardens with magnificent decoration and rare curiosities throughout.
Visit this marvellous exhibition of treasures from an archaeological dig that began in 1974 near the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. During his reign (246-221BC) an army of nearly 7,000 warriors was made and then buried in pits to guard the emperor in the afterlife.
Tip: Each statue has individually carved features and represents the ancient imperial guard uniform.
Come to this non-profit research and breeding facility to view the giant pandas and ask questions about their enclosures, breeding and conservation. The centre also has other rare animals such as red pandas, swans and insects.
Not for the faint of heart! Once you get up to the Great Wall, how about zooming down it? All 1580 meters of it! It’s open seasonally and so get in touch with us to find out if we can fit it in to your itinerary.
This iconic TV tower in Shanghai stands 468 m (1,535 feet) high, and was the tallest structure in China until 2007. Eleven spheres are arranged in a row descending to a carpet of green lawn with the conceptual design of large and small pearls falling to a jade plate. It is the second most popular tower visit in the world after the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Take a Rickshaw ride through Beijing’s traditional back alleys known as Hutongs. See traditional courtyard residences characteristic of how the majority of the population lived in Beijing until the mid-twentieth century. Many Hutongs have been demolished in recent years to make way for modern development but some areas have been protected because of their historical and cultural significance.
Once used by emperors in the heaven worship ceremony, the temple park in Beijing is now one of the grandest examples of China’s sacrificial buildings. First built in 1420, the temple has been enlarged and rebuilt by both the Ming and Qing dynasties. At the heart of the Temple is the Hall of Prayer for good harvest, where the Emperor requested good harvests in his divine capacity as the son of heaven.
By population, Shanghai is the largest city in the world and the tour gives students a real sense of the city’s global influence. We explore the historical district of Bund as a modern cultural hub, with a trip to see the jade Buddha statues in Jade Buddha Temple and the Oriental Pearl Tower – the iconic structure resembling pearls falling onto a jade plate.
Xian is one of the oldest cities in China and was the starting point of the famous Silk Road. The city walls are flanked by a deep moat and are the largest example of ancient military defences in the world. Our tour takes in the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the south, and the Hui Muslim Quarter in the north where students get a sense of Xian’s cosmopolitan vibe.
Why groups like it:
Tailormade for university & college courses
We specilise in making bespoke tours that fir the requirements of your student group and course objectives. If there is a excursion or activity not listed above that you would just love to include in your tour, get in touch with our further education department and we’ll do everything in our power to make it happen.
We have fantastic contacts in China and people on the ground who know their country inside and out. If there is anyone who can help put the perfect Travel and Tourism course trip together for you, it’s us!
*Excursions may not be included – contact us for more details