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Nǐ ‘hǎo’ can we say no?

History, culture and who could forget that big old wall? You and your group can explore some of the country’s most iconic locations: The Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Great Wall. This capital intertwines ancient values within its ever-expanding modern developments.

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The most popular surname in Beijing is ‘Wang’ with around 11% of the 22 million people in the city holding that name
Geography

Geography

The lasting legacy of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games makes it the perfect location to take your geography students. The domestic tourism market in China is booming, Beijing is buzzing with both international and inbound tourists, so join the queue!

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Languages

Languages

Your language students can take their pick from Mandarin, Cantonese or one of the other 56 recognised languages spoken in the country. Get hands on and learn from a professional the art of calligraphy, it’s the perfect way for students to refine their language skills

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History

History

Take a trip back in time. Discover ancient civilisations and aging artefacts in some of the world’s largest museums. If you’re all about hands on history, head to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, these offer the oldest preserved bits of history in the country!

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Your itinerary

Need help fitting it all in? Don’t worry, leave it to the experts! Take a look at our sample itinerary below. Don’t forget we tailor make itineraries to suit your curriculum objectives.

Day 1

Arrive in Beijing and make your way to your accommodation in your preorganised transfer. Once you’ve settled in head over to the Summer Palace, the spot for relaxation since 1115BC. We suggest you head up to the highest peak for the best view of the Beijing skyline. In the evening treat your students to a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, a relaxing way to end to your first day

Day 2

Start your day bright and early with a trip to Tiananmen Square; early risers will be able to watch the raising of the flag at sunrise. Spend the morning looking around the temples and museums dotted around Tiananmen Square, including the National Museum of China. Head over to the Forbidden City in the afternoon. In the evening get the real taste of China, with some authentic Peking duck, after all, you deserve it!

Day 3

Grab your walking boots, it’s going to be a long day! Head to the Great Wall of China for a real taste of Chinese history. This ancient wonder stretches over 13,000 miles, so we don’t suggest attempting it all in one day. After your morning walk, visit the Ming Tombs, located at the foot of the scenic Tianshou Mountain. In the evening enjoy food at a local restaurant, why not follow this with a Kung Fu show at the Red Theatre?

Day 4

In the morning visit a local school, here your students can interact with the pupils and brush up on their language skills and sit in on an English lesson. Travel the world in a matter of seconds by visiting the World Park, full of iconic world buildings scaled down to size. Enjoy some classic Beijing Opera in the evening, the perfect way to spend your final night

Day 5

Get one more skill under your belt before you leave China. In the morning take a calligraphy class, learn this highly valued ancient skill with the help of a professional calligraphist. Enjoy some downtime in the afternoon before you depart
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