This Photojournalism school trip includes daily photography classes with our resident professional photographer. Learn the theory, try it out in practice, then hone your skills capturing the culture and nature of Beijing’s architecture, Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors, Guilin’s indigenous people and Yangshuo’s river life. Here’s our Photography educational tour at a glance:
- Days 1-3 in Beijing: hutong tour, photography lessons, Temple of Heaven, tea ceremony, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Great Wall, Summer Palace, night train
- Day 4 in Xi’an: photography lesson, Terracotta Warriors, city walls cycling, Drum and Bell tower
- Days 5-6 in Guilin: flight, Longji rice terrace fields, landscape photography lesson, hike, interact with and photograph Miao indigenous people, transfer
- Days 6-7 in Yangshuo: open-air natural theatre, water & mountain photography lesson, bike ride, bamboo raft photography, Moon Hill hike, transfer
Like what you see? Discover the incredible settings you could photograph in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are fully customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
✓ 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: Authentic Beijing
Step off the plane, transfer into the city and say hello to Beijing with a 2-hour guided walking tour through one of the city’s ancient hutong areas. Hutongs are the traditional courtyard-based residential streets of Beijing, where you can understand more about local life.
After checking into your accommodation, listen up at a trip briefing so that you’re ready for the week ahead.
Day 2: City Photography
It’s your first morning in China, so make it count! Kick off with your first photography lesson, fully tailored to your students’ levels of experience and skill. You’ll be set photography assignments that correspond with the day’s itinerary.
Hit the Temple of Heaven, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see classical imperial Chinese architecture. Then, head to a teahouse to experience a traditional tea ceremony.
There’s no better way to be introduced to Beijing that with a banquet of Peking roast duck – Peking is the romanized name for Beijing. After you’ve refuelled, it’s on to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is the world’s largest imperial palace and has been the home of 24 emperors! Stroll out to the former Imperial gardens, Jingshan Park, for spectacular panoramic views of Beijing.
Transfer to an unrestored section of the Great Wall for an unforgettable day tomorrow!