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China
Basic price from
£1299
8 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff
Language & Culture school trips to China

Language & Culture school trips to China

China is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for school groups and will further your students’ Mandarin skills with a Language & Culture trip. Develop linguistic skills in the city of Xian and encourage students to ask questions about the legendary Terracotta Army. Tiananmen Square offers the opportunity to investigate recent political upheavals the country has experienced, and is also a good place to start understanding the longer standing conflicts of China’s fascinating history. The Great Wall of China and Olympic Park cannot be missed while a visit to a local school will show your group cultural differences allowing them to swap English and Mandarin skills with local students. There is no better way to learn a language than to immerse your pupils in the surroundings of where it is spoken and a Language and Culture trip to China will do just this.

Suggested Itinerary

Sample 8 night/ 9 day trip

  • day
    1

    • Overnight flight to Beijing
  • day
    2

    • Arrive in Beijing
    • Visit to The Temple of Heaven
    • Hutong Area Walk
    • Forbidden City
  • day
    3

    • Great Wall of China and ‘The Bird’s Nest’
    • Beijing’s 2008 Summer Olympics Stadium
    • Overnight train from Beijing to Xian
  • day
    4

    • Arrive in Xian in the early hours
    • Bell Tower Xian
    • Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    • Ancient City Wall
    • Tang Dynasty Show
  • day
    5

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

    • Morning visit to a local school
    • Muslim Quarter
    • Overnight train from Xian to Shanghai
  • day
    7

    • Arrive in Shanghai in the early hours
    • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    • Yu Garden Shopping Market
    • Huangpu River Cruise
  • day
    8

    • Visit to the Bund
    • Yu Garden
    • Local Markets
    • Acrobatic Show
  • day
    9

    • Checkout of Shanghai accommodation
    • Transfer to Airport for morning flight
    • Arrive home in the UK in the late afternoon

N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote >>

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

Temple of Heaven

Beijing
A complex of religious buildings that were visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties to pray to heaven.

Hutong Area Walk

Beijing
Hutongs in Beijing are alleys formed by courtyard residences and represent an important cultural element of the history of Beijing.

Forbidden City

Beijing
This 15th century imperial palace housed China’s emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The world’s largest collection of ancient wooden structures, the Forbidden City sits in the centre of Beijing and is surrounded by a 52-metre wide moat.

Great Wall of China

Beijing
This 2,000 year old defence wall stretches east to west across the country for around 5,500 miles, crossing deserts, mountains and great plateaus. Walk along a section within easy reach of Beijing and relive its vivid history.

Beijing
The Bird’s Nest

The Bird’s Nest is Beijing’s national stadium designed for use the 2008 summer Olympics and architecturally resembles a Bird’s Nest.

Beijing
Olympic Park

Visit the site of the 2008 Summer Olympics and see the famous ‘birds nest’ stadium. Use your language skills to ask about the Olympic sports events, find out about the stadium’s design and learn how the site is used today.

Xian
Visit to local school

Experience everyday school life in China and swap English and Mandarin skills with the students. Practice your tones, learn to write perfect characters and add to your vocabulary as you visit classes, meet the teachers and tour the school.

Other places of interest in Xian

Talk to us about excursions to...

  • Bell Tower Xian
  • Big Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Ancient City Wall
  • Tang Dynasty Show
  • Terracotta Army Museum
  • Huaqing Hot Springs
  • Fountain Light Show

Shanghai
Yu Garden in Shanghai

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

Shanghai
Jade Buddha 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.

Shanghai
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.

Other places of interest in Shanghai

Talk to us about excursions to...

  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
  • Yu Garden Shopping Market
  • Huangpu River Cruise
  • The Bund

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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