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China
Basic price from
£1299
8 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff

Geography school trips to China

Geography school trips to China

China offers an extraordinary blend of breath-taking landscapes and culturally rich environments in which to study aspects of Human Geography. Beijing offers students and opportunity to visit the World Heritage listed imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty; the Forbidden City, the Olympic ‘Birds Nest’ Stadium and the remarkable Great Wall of China. Continue to Xian and visit the Muslim Quarter and ancient city wall. In Shanghai discover the busy markets, the iconic Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Yu Gardens.

 

Suggested Itinerary

GCSE BASIC

      • day
        1

        Depart UK

        • Fly overnight from the UK to Beijing
      • day
        2

        Theme: Urban change in Beijing

        • Temple of Heaven in Beijing
        • Hutong district
        • Visit the Forbidden City (World Heritage Site)
      • day
        3

        Theme: Managing growth and development

        • The Great Wall of China
        • The Olympic ‘Bird’s Nest’ Stadium
      • day
        4

        Theme: Urban change & challenge

        • Explore Xian and the Ming Dynasty Bell Tower
        • Wild Goose Pagoda
        • Ancient City Wall
        • Tang Dynasty Show
      • day
        5

        Theme: Culture & human impact

        • Terracotta Army
        • Huaqing Hot Springs
        • Fountain Light Show
      • day
        6

        Theme: Daily Life in Xian

        • Visit a local school in Xian
        • Muslim Quarter
      • day
        7

        Theme: A modern megacity

        • Shanghai: District of Pudong, Pearl Tower
        • Shanghai: Boat cruise along Huangpu River
      • day
        8

        Theme: Global connections and inequality

        • Shanghai: The Bund
        • Shanghai: Yu Garden
        • Shanghai: Local Markets
        • Shanghai: Acrobatic Show
      • day
        9

        Depart China

        • Fly back to the UK

 

Itinerary price from: £1355

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 7 night tour for 40 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Return international flights
  • Return airport transfers by coach
  • 7 nights’ full-board accommodation on a bed-sharing basis
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

Case Studies

KEY TOPIC: Urban Life Population

Case Studies

Main Case Study Opportunities

      • Beijing (inc Temple of Heaven, Hutongs, Forbidden City)
      • Xian (inc Muslim quarter & Ancient Walls)
      • Shanghai (inc Pearl Tower, Yu Garden, Huangpu, Bund, Markets)

KEY TOPIC: Economic activity and development

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

      • Beijing (inc Hutongs, Birds Nest)
      • Xian (inc Muslim quarter)
      • Shanghai (inc Pearl Tower, Yu Garden, Huangpu, Bund, Markets)
      • Olympic Birds Nest Stadium
      • Local School

 

Curriculum Links

Accommodation

China Accommodation - Suyuan Phoenix Hotel – Beijing

Suyuan Phoenix Hotel – Beijing

  • Excellent location
  • Modern accommodation

The Suyuan Phoenix Hotel holds 243 rooms with a European styled building with a blend of Chinese design.

Location: Close to the airport and public transport links. Approximately a 15-20 minute drive away from Beijing West Railway Station and 50 minutes from Capital Airport.

Facilities: Swimming Pool, gym and WiFi access.

Accommodation: A variety single, twin and double rooms with en suites sleep up to 4 people.

Meals: We can arrange breakfast at the hotel and lunch and evening meals at local restaurants upon request.

China Accommodation - Baross City Hotel

Lotus Hotel – Xian

  • Excellent location
  • Swimming pool and spa

The Lotus Hotel is a modern hotel opposite the great royal garden – Tang Paradise with a Tang Dynasty style and a theme of ‘Lotus’.

Location: Ideally located in Qujiang New Area, the centre of economy, tourism, culture of business centre of Xian, nearby many top attractions such as the Qujiang Ocean Park. The airport is a 40 minute drive away and it’s only a 15 minute drive to the Xian railway station.

Facilities: Free internet, satellite TV, Fitness Centre and a Sauna.

Accommodation: Air conditioned en suite rooms that sleep up to 4 people.

Meals: We can arrange breakfast at the hotel and lunch and evening meals at local restaurants upon request.

China Accommodation - Hotel Golden Park

City View Hotel – Shanghai

  • Ideal location
  • 4 star hotel

The City View Hotel is an elegant hotel that offers 160 immaculate rooms with all the essential amenities.

Location: The hotel is located 42 kilometres from the airport and 8 km from the city centre. The hotel is in the Lu Jia Zui Financial and Trade Area, just 10 minutes from Pearl Tower.

Facilities: Gym and fitness facilities and internet access available.

Accommodation: En-suite rooms that sleep up to 2 people.

Meals: We can arrange breakfast at the hotel and lunch and evening meals at local restaurants upon request.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

Great Wall of China *(Itinerary specific)

One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, this wall measures approx. 8,850 km (5,500 miles) long. Built as early as the 7th century!

Forbidden City *(Itinerary specific)

Built in 1406-1420 there are 980 buildings that cover this enormous area. You will see traditional Chinese palatial architecture and the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world.

Yu Garden in Shanghai *(Itinerary specific)

Meaning 'garden of happiness/peace', built during the Ming Dynasty this is a beautiful and enormous garden which has a fascinating history.

Tiananmen Square

The third largest city square in the world at 109 acres, this is in the centre of Beijing and was designed and built in 1651 and has since been enlarged four times.

Eco Village Tour

This Buddhist Temple hosts two jade statues imported from Burma along with other cultural relics. It's a peaceful refuge and you can quite often see or hear monks conducting ceremonies.

Jade Buddah Temple

This Buddhist Temple hosts two jade statues imported from Burma along with other cultural relics. It's a peaceful refuge and you can quite often see or hear monks conducting ceremonies.

Old Walled Town of Suzhou

2,500 years of history, see the city's canals, stone bridges, pagodas and perfect gardens. This was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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