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School Trips to China

School trips to China are rocketing in popularity as its global importance and influence grows. The third largest country in the world, it has scale, grandeur, history, culture and controversy; the perfect ingredients for a fascinating trip.

Capture your students’ imagination at the Forbidden City, the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing dynasties; visit Tiananmen Square, the site of so many important events in Chinese history, marvel at the ancient Terracotta warriors and of course take a walk along the Great Wall of China, one of the great wonders of the world. From the ancient to the modern, whatever your discipline there is so much to pack into your itinerary that is sure to challenge and inspire your students in this unique and awesome country.

Top Tips from Our Travel Experts

"For the experience of a lifetime, you can’t go wrong with the Golden Triangle, Beijing, Shanghai and Xian have plenty to offer with their ancient heritage and cultural diversity. Wander along the Great Wall or stand next to the Terracota soldiers, for perfect photo opportunities. You can imagine how the Ming Dynasty lived walking around the Forbidden city and Temple of Heaven. In Tiananmen square you can see today’s history being made. Take the train and enjoy the countryside but don’t forget to save a bit of time for shopping, the markets really come to life."

Top Visits in China 

<p>Yuyuan Gardens &amp; Bazaar (Shanghai)</p>

Yuyuan Gardens & Bazaar (Shanghai)

<p>Great Wall of China</p>

Great Wall of China

<p>Tiananmen Square (Beijing)</p>

Tiananmen Square (Beijing)

<p>Friendship Store (Beijing)</p>

Friendship Store (Beijing)

<p>Oriental Pearl Tower (Shanghai)</p>

Oriental Pearl Tower (Shanghai)

<p>Olympic Green - Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube</p>

Olympic Green - Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube

<p>Beijing Opera</p>

Beijing Opera

<p>Silk Alley (Beijing)</p>

Silk Alley (Beijing)

<p>Beijing Yanjing Brewery</p>

Beijing Yanjing Brewery

<p>Shanghai Volkswagen Auto</p>

Shanghai Volkswagen Auto

<p>Ming Tombs</p>

Ming Tombs

<p>Temple of Heaven</p>

Temple of Heaven



Popular Beijing Itinerary

Day 1




Check in for your flight


Depart UK for overnight flight to Beijing.

Day 2


Arrive in Beijing and meet your guide.


Visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City on route to your hotel.


Evening meal at a your hotel


Day 3


Visit to Great Wall of China


Visit to the Summer Palace followed by traditional tea ceremony


Peking Duck Banquet


Day 4


Visit to Chuandixia Village 


Drive by Olympic Site to see Birds Nest and Water Cube


Evening meal followed by Chinese Acrobatic Show


Day 5


Visit to a Chinese School 


Rickshaw around the Hutongs


Evening meal


Day 6


Transfer to the Airport for return flight.




Arrive UK and return to school.

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China Gallery

<p>Arcal School</p>

Arcal School

<p>Arcal School</p>

Arcal School

<p>Calligraphy Workshop</p>

Calligraphy Workshop

<p>Great Wall of China</p>

Great Wall of China

<p>Chinese School Visit</p>

Chinese School Visit



<p>Tiananmen Square</p>

Tiananmen Square

<p>Music Performance</p>

Music Performance

<p>Music Performance</p>

Music Performance

<p>Music Performance</p>

Music Performance

What We Can Offer You

Knowledge and Experience

  • We continually invest in our teams product and destination knowledge to be able to offer you the best advice and support when planning your tour.
  • We create itineraries are bespoke and individual to your needs
  • FREE teacher inspection visits so you can feel completely secure when leading your group
  • We're only a phone call away 24/7 whilst you are on tour

Safety and Assurance

  • We are assured and founder members of the School Travel Forum.
  • Our Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation ensures we have your safety at the heart of everything we do and ensures the highest possible safety standards.
  • Externally verified Safety Management System
  • Risk assessment guidance and advice

Financial Security

  • Our ABTA membership ensures that we offer you and your parents the best financial protection available. 
  • All flights sold in our packages are covered under our ATOL licence providing further peace of mind
  • Committed to sustainable and responsible educational travel. Working to offset carbon emissions, reduce deforestation and provide wildlife habitats.