Our trip to Beijing offer students the chance to gain a hands-on understanding of the nation’s capital, packed with a series of activities and the city’s most iconic sights. Stroll along a remote section of The Great Wall, marvel at the grandeur of the Forbidden City, and grab a slice of zen at the Temple of Heaven. Over the course of 5 days, students learn about the city’s incredible storied past.
Read on below to find out all about our amazing China trip. But remember – all our trips are fully customisable! Simply enquire with us to learn more, or browse the rest of our China school trips here.
*Prices based on 20 students and 2 free teachers, not including flights.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Welcome to Beijing
Be greeted at arrivals by an enthusiastic Adventure Leader, ready to start your Culture & History School Trip in Beijing, China! After arriving you will be provided with a trip briefing, where your Adventure Leaders will explain details about your travel plans, give advice on how to adapt to the local culture and outline how you will stay safe during your travels.
Prepare to be transported back in time as you embark on a captivating journey through history, culture, and the soul of this vibrant city. Take a guided tour of the Hutongs of Beijing. Hutongs are narrow alleyways that wind their way through traditional courtyard homes, offering a glimpse into the city’s rich past.
Day 2: Temple of Heaven & Forbidden City
Head to the serene gardens of the Temple of Heaven where you will come together to practice some traditional tai chi exercises. Then head deeper into the temple complex, stopping for a group photo in front of the blue-tiled Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest.
Learn about China’s imperial history at Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City stands as a symbol of China’s rich history and imperial power. As you enter through the imposing Meridian Gate, you’ll find yourself in a sprawling complex that was once the exclusive residence of emperors for over 500 years.
Get ready to be amazed by the spectacular Red Theatre Kung Fu Show! The Red Theatre Kung Fu Show is a breathtaking display of Chinese martial arts at its finest.
Day 3: Great Wall of China
Travel to the outskirts of the city and hike to a secluded and incredibly beautiful section of the Great Wall, avoiding the crowds. The Great Wall of China stands as a testament to human ingenuity and perseverance, stretching majestically across mountains, valleys, and breathtaking landscapes.
Indulge your taste buds in a culinary delight that perfectly captures the essence of Beijing’s rich culinary heritage—the legendary Peking duck.
Day 4: Cuisine & Opera!
Learn more about Chinese cuisine as you fire up your wok for a Chinese cooking class after grab your ingrediants from a local market. The cooking classes in Beijing are led by skilled and passionate chefs who are eager to share their knowledge and techniques.
Join a Peking Opera workshop at the backstage, learning about the traditional art form from experts, practice moves and experience what needs to be done before getting on the stage.
Be transported to a world of vibrant colorus, captivating melodies, and rich cultural heritage as you experience the mesmerising beauty of a Peking Opera show.
Day 5: Departure
Today, it’s time to head back to the airport for your flight home. The Learning Adventure’s mission is to expand minds through transformative travel experiences, so we hope that as you settle into your seat for the journey home, that all you have experienced during your trip will leave you with a feeling of increased confidence, knowledge, understanding and yearning for your next adventure!
Gain an understanding of the importance that China’s culture and history holds on a global stage.
Learn more about key Chinese traditions and practices.
Develop an appreciation for Chinese cultural contributions, such as cuisine and art.
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