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8 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff

Equity School travel to China

School trips to China

China may be the world's fastest emerging economy, but that doesn't mean it's all big cars, towering skyscrapers and high speed trains. As the world's oldest civilisation, it's got tons of history that's bound to fascinate your students, as well as an extraordinary cuisine and vast and diverse landscapes.

Head for the Great Wall of China to marvel at man's fortitude, the Forbidden City to soak up some myths, or to the Terracotta Warriors to fall under their spell. To appreciate the incredible scenery on a school trip to China, take a cruise down the Li River in Guilin, which featured in Star Wars: Episode III, marvel at Red Stone Park, or explore Leye Tiankengs, which are rare karst caves high in Guangxi Province.

There’s so much to see in the wide and diverse country of China. Luckily, our destination specialists have years’ of experience in organising educational tours to China and are able to suggest the perfect excursions for your groups’ needs, whether it be for Mandarin, Geography, History or Cross-Curricular. Get in touch today and we can put together a bespoke itinerary for your group.

    Why choose China?

  • Steeped in ancient history and culture
  • Impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Jaw-dropping scenery


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Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to China - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for China

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

Eco Villages have slowly been emerging across the country, as China looks for ways to become more sustainable and produce less pollution. Take a tour around a local Eco Village and find out how China's rural communities are transforming!

Jade Buddah Temple - Shanghai

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 - 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.

Beijing Olympics Bird's Nest Stadium

Since the 2008 Olympics, the Beijing National Stadium, more commonly known as the Bird’s Nest due to its architectural structure, has now become a major landmark in the city. A guided tour around the stadium can be arranged, where your students can learn more about the build up to the Beijing Olympics and how the stadium is still used for sporting competitions.

Mao’s Mausoleum - Beijing

This is the resting place of Mao Zedong, who is regarded as the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, and ruled as the chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1949 - 1976. Mao’s Mausoleum is now one of the most recognised landmarks in Beijing.

National Museum of China - Beijing

Located on the eastern side of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the National Museum of China is one of the best ways for students to learn about the culture and history of China. One of the most prized possessions in the museum is the teeth of Yuanmou Man, one of our oldest human ancestors; estimated to date back to 1.7 million years ago!

The Forbidden City - Beijing

Located in the heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City got its name because the area was barred to most people apart from those in the emperor’s court. The large complex houses the world famous Palace of Heavenly Purity, commissioned by the Yongle Emperor of the Ming dynasty in 1406. Today the area is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.

Temple of Heaven - Beijing

Regarded as the most important of Beijing’s imperial temples, the Temple of Heaven was where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped the god of heaven. A must see in Beijing, the temple and its surrounding picturesque area is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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!

China was fantastic - Beijing, Xian and Shanghai - all great experiences. Excellent organisation, guides and hotels. The itinerary was packed. It was an awesome trip.

- John Port School , School Trip to China

I’ve worked with Equity for over 10 years. You know what you get. Dependable, well organised.

- Marlborough School, School Trip to China


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 Lotus flower theme.

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.

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Recommended Educational Trips to China

Equity can recommend China for the following subjects- click on the boxes for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.