China offers students one of the world's great lifetime experiences. Its renowned sights, such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing, Shanghai's skyline and colonial Bund district fully justify their amazing reputations, while the educational benefits to the students of immersing themselves in a totally different way of life will remain with them for many years to come.
What the price includes
- Return scheduled flights between London and China
- Four nights' accommodation at a good standard hotel in Beijing
- All breakfasts and dinners
- Lunch on day of arrival
- Sightseeing tour of Beijing
- Visits to Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Olympic Stadium
- Rickshaw ride through traditional hutong
- China Educational Visits and Attractions Guide
- Specialist educational visits
- All coach transfers in China
- One free teacher place for every 10 students
- Services of specialist tour guides throughout your time in China
Nine Day Study Experience also includes high speed rail travel from Beijing to Shanghai, three nights' accommodation at good standard hotel in Shanghai, and tours of Shanghai, Pearl TV Tower and Suzhou, including canal cruise.
Study Experiences has developed a unique tour programme for school and college students offering a wide range of educational experiences, such as:
Tiananmen Square is the world's largest public square, with its monolithic monuments to Communist glory, including an immense portrait of Chairman Mao. Set in the heart of Beijing, it also provides a poignant reminder of China's hapless democracy movement and the 1989 demonstrations.
The Forbidden City is a complex of imperial palaces, which for over five hundred years were home to the emperors of both the Ming and the Qing dynasties. Grand halls and courtyards gradually give way to more intimate domestic areas, giving a unique insight in to the luxurious lifestyles of the emperors.
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall is undoubtedly one of the world's most awe-inspiring sights. Stretching almost 4500 miles, the original wall was built over two thousand years ago, however it was during the Ming dynasty that the brickwork and stone slabs were laid.
Shanghai's vibrant waterfront district, where you are surrounded by classic 1930s colonial architecture, provides a spectacular view across the river of the towering skyscrapers of new Shanghai.
We use the scheduled services of airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and KLM. Please see approximate timings below for flights from London (please note that these times are purely for guidance). Flights are also available from regional airports for a supplement.
Outbound: Depart Heathrow 1640hrs, Arrive Beijing 0930hrs (Please note that your outbound flight is overnight, departing during the afternoon and arriving in China the following morning).
Inbound: Depart Beijing or Shanghai 1015hrs, Arrive Heathrow 1405hrs
Our hotels in Beijing and Shanghai are of a three- or four-star standard, such as the Hotel Rainbow in Beijing and the Jiulong Hotel in Shanghai.
Educational Support Materials
To help plan your tour we provide you with Study Experiences' Educational Visits and Attractions Guide. Our Programme Manager will discuss your requirements with you, take responsibility for planning your itinerary and offer you a comprehensive visits booking service, including a wide range of sightseeing and educational visit options.