Geography Trips to China

From the great contrasting cities of Beijing and ultra-modern Shanghai, to the beauty of the Yangtze River and the magnificent Three Gorges Dam, China quite simply offers an unparalleled geography tour. You can choose from a range of itineraries, all of which include your own local experienced guide throughout your stay.  

Create a once in a life time field trip by boarding a 5* cruise boat down the Yangtze river visiting the new town of Fengdu after the old one was controversially flooded, and on to the awesome Three Gorges Dam, regarded as the world's greatest dam and hydro electric power project; a perfect case study for your A level students. Add in any of the country's amazing historical sites, the Great Wall or enjoy some genuine hospitality dining with a Chinese family and your students will create lifelong memories in this fascinating country.

Prices start from£1139pp

Popular itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Depart UK airport for overnight flight to Beijing
2 Arrive Beijing, meet your guide and transfer to hotel Visit to Great Wall Chinese Evening Meal and Acrobat Show
3 Visit to Olympic site Visit to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Overnight sleeper train to Shanghai
4 Arrive Shanghai, visit the Pudong development Area Visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and shopping in Nanjing Road Chinese Evening Meal and Evening cruise on Huangpu River
5 Train to Suzhou and visit Silk Factory Cruise on the Grand Canal, Return to Shanghai Chinese Evening Meal
6 Transfer to the Airport for return flight Arrive UK and return to school
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Morning
Afternoon Depart UK airport for overnight flight to Beijing
Evening
Morning Arrive Beijing, meet your guide and transfer to hotel
Afternoon Visit to Great Wall
Evening Chinese Evening Meal and Acrobat Show
Morning Visit to Olympic site
Afternoon Visit to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
Evening Overnight sleeper train to Shanghai
Morning Arrive Shanghai, visit the Pudong development Area
Afternoon Visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and shopping in Nanjing Road
Evening Chinese Evening Meal and Evening cruise on Huangpu River
Morning Train to Suzhou and visit Silk Factory
Afternoon Cruise on the Grand Canal, Return to Shanghai
Evening Chinese Evening Meal
Morning Transfer to the Airport for return flight
Afternoon
Evening Arrive UK and return to school

Price Shown includes

  • Return Air Travel
  • 4 nights Full Board Accommodation in Shanghai or Beijing
  • Specialist Group Travel Insurance
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service
  • Free Place Ratios
  • Live Trip Tracking
  • Online trip organiser & Travel App
  • 24/7 support whilst you are away

Places to Stay


Reasons to Visit

Olympic Green - Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube

See how Beijing's Urban Landscape has been transformed by the 2008 Olympic games. Beijing's National Stadium is located at Olympic Green and covers an area of 258,000 square metres. The glittering National Aquatics Centre, the Watercube, is another highlight of Olympic Green.

Beijing Zoo

Beijing Zoo mainly exhibits wild and rare animals growing in China, such as the Panda and the Golden Monkey. Also, it boasts many rare animals from all around the world, such as White Bear from the North Pole, Kangaroo from Australia, Zebra from Africa. Moreover, heads of states gave some of the animals.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China was built over more than two thousand years. Construction on the first section began between the 7th and 6th century BC, and the last work on the wall was done between the 14th and 17th centuries. It is one of the Great Wonders from the world and is said to be the only man made object visible from space.

Small Three Gorges

The Small Three Gorges on Daling River, situated on a tributary of the Yangtze, are much smaller, narrower and have some dramatic scenery to offer. On both sides impressive stone cliffs are interspersed with surrounding rural scenery and forested areas.

Three Gorges Dam

Enormous and ambitious - these are just two of the words to best describe China's Three Gorges Dam. It's the world's biggest dam at 185 metres high and 2.3 kilometres wide. The dam's construction is simply one of the greatest achievements in the field of engineering. Although accused of being environmentally dangerous, many would agree it is a tourist attraction for its sheer scale as well as historical and educational value.

Yangtze River Cruise

Take an internal flight to Chongqing before boarding your 5* boat for a 3 day cruise through the spectacular scenery of the Yangtze river. A truly unforgettable trip you will take in the new town of Fengdu after the old town was flooded due to the damming project. Cruise through the Three Gorges - Qutang, Wu and Xiing - and visit the the dam itself. This cruise is the perfect case study for your KS5 students.

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre

This hall was built to show the achievement of the city planning and construction. The main body of the building covers Shanghai's development from ancient times to the present and beyond. The theme of this building is 'City, People, Environment and Development'. There is a city model made to a scale of 1/500 as well as depictions of Shanghai streets in the past and a hi-tech virtual reality of Shanghai of the future.

Grand Canal Cruise (Suzhou)

Taking a boat ride on the old Canal gives a full view of the landscape of a typical river town in southern China. The unique characteristics of the past are still retained in the houses and stone bridges. The double-chessboard layout of the city, with the streets and rivers going side by side while the water and land routes run in parallel, is preserved intact.


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