Duration: 13 Days
This tour starts in Beijing and ends in Shanghai, travelling through Xi’an and Guilin. You will visit the world-famous Wall of China, Terra Cotta Warriors and the Forbidden City. This school tour travels through China with a combination of bustling cities and beautiful countryside, there is no doubt you will be impressed by this fascinating country as you immerse yourselves into their culture.
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The Edventure Travel Package
All Edventure Travel trips and tours can be customised to your personal requirements, this sample tour is designed to give you inspiration for your own trip. When you are ready to start planning, get in touch and we can design a bespoke package tour for your group. We will always make clear what is included and excluded in your quotation.
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Customised for you
All tours are 100% customised to suit your group. We believe that every group should be treated individually, it’s your tour after all. If you want to add something that is not featured on our website just let us know and we will work with you to develop an itinerary to meet your needs.
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- Return Flights
- All travel when at your destination
- Accommodation based on bed and breakfast with students in multi-bedded rooms
- Teachers free of charge sharing twin rooms
- Full Time Tour Director
- All meals mentioned in the itinerary
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary unless otherwise stated
- Travel Insurance
- Single Room Supplements
- Personal Expenditure
- Overseas departure taxes if applicable
- Tips for guides and drivers
- UK Coach Transfers
- Activities not mentioned
- Meals not mentioned
- Luggage in the hold of the aircraft
Depart the UK
Depart and travel to Beijing, the Capital of China.
Beijing – this city lies south of the rim of the Central Asian Steppes and is separated from the Gobi Desert by a green chain of mountains, over which The Great Wall runs. Journey to your hotel.
Temple of Heaven – view this tranquil park where it is possible to see groups of Beijingers practicing Tai Chi, playing traditional instruments, or singing Peking Opera.
Tiananmen Square – the largest square in the world at 440,000 square meters (over 109 acres). Walk though this square where you will pass several monuments, including the mausoleum that houses Chairman Mao’s remains.
Forbidden City – walk in the steps of emperors where the 170 acres were forbidden to common people. View some of the best-preserved examples of classical Chinese architecture in the world.
The Great Wall
The Great Wall – visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, one of the great wonders of the world which is the longest man-made structure in the world. View the wall from above during a cable car ride to the top.
En-route back into Beijing, view the iconic “Bird’s Nest”, the Beijing National Stadium, and “Water cube”, National Aquatics Centre, host to the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The Summer Palace – one of the largest and best preserved imperial gardens in the world.
Take the high-speed train to Xian.
Terra Cotta Warriors – One of the world’s greatest archaeological finds, the Terracotta Warriors were discovered in 1974 by a group of peasants digging a well outside of Xi’an. These sculptures of soldiers, chariots and horses were funerary statues made to accompany China’s first emperor to the afterlife over 2100 years ago.
Xian City Wall – The city walls of Xi’an date back to the 2nd century BC, when Xi’an was the capital of the country.
The Muslim Quarter – for over 1300 years, Muslims have been an integral part of the community in Xi’an. See the ways in which Central Asia has influenced the development of Mainland China and view the Great Mosque
Shaanxi History Museum – a striking Tang Dynasty style pavilion that houses a collection of 113,000 historical and cultural artefacts unearthed in Shaanxi province.
The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Li River Cruise – take a cruise along the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo to view the beautiful scenery with groves of bamboo, farmers tending their rice paddies and lumbering water buffalos pulling carts or cooling off in the river. There is an opportunity to disembark at a small village, where you can visit a local family’s home.
Biking in Yangshuo – The best way to see the scenery of Yangshuo is by bike. Rice paddies, centuries-old farmhouses, limestone karst formations, orchards, and of course the stunning mountains serve as your backdrop as you ride along narrow country roads and the banks of the beautiful Li River.
Full Day Tour to Dazhai Village – located in a remote mountainous region, Dazhai is inhabited by an ethnic minority group called the Red Yao. Tour the village and meet the locals, view the beautiful wooden homes and colourful attire of the local people.
Dazhai village – Sample the simple cuisine and converse with your hosts through the aid of a guide. Hear about life in this remote mountainous village as you dig into the sticky rice and other delicacies.
Shanghai – Hu for short, this city is situated on the estuary of Yangtze River of China. It is the largest industrial city in China. Shanghai was a seaside fishing village and in time its gradual development led to it being granted County status on August 19th, 1291 during the time of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).
Shanghai’s Old Town and Yuyuan Garden – a peaceful oasis in the heart of bustling Shanghai. Outside the garden gates, the Old Bazaar is the perfect place to strike a bargain or chat with locals selling a variety of souvenirs.
The Shanghai Tower – the tallest tower in China at 632 meters tall and the third tallest in the world. Enjoy the view from the 119th floor observation deck.
Acrobatic show at Shanghai Era Acrobatics theatre – a futuristic world is created through the use of high-tech lighting and sound effects along with elaborate costumes and original live music.
Zhujiajiao – founded over 1700 years ago, Zhujiajiao started out as an ancient water village and bustling market town. Located at the confluence of several local rivers, it is still home to about 60,000 people today. Take a boat ride and stroll along its old streets.
Shanghai Museum – containing one of the finest collections of ancient Chinese art and antiques in the world.
Return to the UK
The Great Wall of China
Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, one of the great wonders of the world and is the longest man-made structure in the world. View the wall from above during a cable car ride to the top.
The largest square in the world at 440,000 square meters (over 109 acres). Walk though this square where you will pass several monuments, including the mausoleum that houses Chairman Mao’s remains.
Walk in the steps of emperors where the 170 acres were forbidden to common people. View some of the best-preserved examples of classical Chinese architecture in the world.
Bird’s Nest Stadium
View the iconic “Bird’s Nest”, the Beijing National Stadium, and “Water cube”, National Aquatics Centre which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Terra Cotta Warriors
One of the world’s greatest archaeological finds, the Terracotta Warriors were discovered in 1974 by a group of peasants digging a well outside of Xi’an. These sculptures of soldiers, chariots and horses were funerary statues made to accompany China’s first emperor to the afterlife over 2100 years ago.
The city walls of Xi’an date back to the 2nd century BC, when Xi’an was the capital of the country.
The Shanghai Tower
The tallest tower in China at 632 meters tall and the third tallest in the world. Enjoy the view from the 119th floor observation deck.
Shanghai, Hu for short, is situated on the estuary of Yangtze River of China. It is the largest industrial city in China. Shanghai was a seaside fishing village and in time its gradual development led to it being granted County status on August 19th, 1291 during the time of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).
Visit this brilliant museum containing one of the finest collections of ancient Chinese art and antiques in the world.
Students will experience a different culture and gain an understanding of other nationalities, principles and values.
Knowledge and Perspective
Personal experience and close interactions with these locations can help students understand the subject and put it into perspective.
A trip can make a students engage with a subject and become more positive about a subject.
Discover the Geological features of this amazing country where students will see the power of earths natural forces.
This trip offers students the opportunity to develop their independence and self-confidence by putting themselves into a new environment.
Students will work together in an unfamiliar environment and rely on each other for help.
This trip can be a reward trip for students that have studied hard over the course of the year and can give them a well-deserved break with their friends.
Educating through a school trip can create a better understanding of a subject with hands-on learning. Students are engaged, enthusiastic and observant.
This tour is great for history students, giving them an insight into the events that took place and a sense of what it was like during this period in history.
Students can practise their language skills when exploring this fascinating country.