School Geography Trip to Beijing
Beijing is an excellent place to study many facets of human geography, whilst the physical landscape outside of the city also has many interesting features. There is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travellers, as they explore Beijing's ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern developments. The city's centre is Tiananmen Square and, from here, the city spreads out in bands of concentric ring roads.
Beijing lies on flat land but is strategically close to hills and mountains, as well as plains and the sea. Beijing was the home of three major Chinese dynasties of the past 1000 years and, as such, has a rich heritage that can be discovered in the city's many museums. The Ming Tombs provide a fascinating insight into the human manipulation of natural features for their own interest.
|Day 1||Overnight flight from the UK to Beijing|
|Day 2||Arrive into Beijing and transfer to your accommodation||Freshen up and relax||Free time to explore|
|Day 3||Depart for your morning tour visiting Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City||Visit to the Summer Palace||Enjoy dinner and an acrobatics show|
|Day 4||Depart your hotel for your visit to the amazing Great Wall and Ming Tombs with lunch en-route||Enjoy a Peking roast duck dinner|
|Day 5||Transfer to the airport, fly back to the UK|
This price includes:
- Return flights inclusive of tax
- Destination airport transfer
- 3 breakfasts – 2 lunches – 2 dinners
- City tour inclusive of visit to the Forbidden City
- Tiananmen Square & the Summer Palace
- Evening acrobatic show
- Excursion to the Great Wall & the Ming Tombs
- Comprehensive medical & travel insurance
- FREE staff place ratio 1:10
- Itinerary planning service
- Detailed info pack
Tiananmen Square is instantly recognisable to all as a symbol of the People’s Republic of China. The gate, after which the square takes its name, was once the entrance to the Imperial City, within which the Forbidden City was located. A huge portrait of Mao Zedong has hung there since 1949. One of the largest public squares in the world, it has actually been extended several times, in order to inc...
The Forbidden City stands in the centre of Beijing as a monument to the city’s imperial history and rich cultural legacy. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, the huge complex lies to the north of Tiananmen Square, covering 180 acres and comprising 980 buildings. Once the home of the Emperors from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty, the Forbidden City is now home to the Pala...
The Great Wall of China stretches 5,500 miles across northern China, from Shanhaiguan in the eastern province of Hebei, to the western city of Jiayuguan in Gansu province. Construction began in 3rd century B.C. and continued right up until 17th century A.D. This incredible feat of human engineering is a must-see for all who visit China. Although not actually visible from space, the wall is still a...
Beijing or Peking Opera is one of the iconic cultural traditions of China and it is definitely worth trying to catch a show while you are in the Chinese capital. Developed from older performance traditions in the 18th century, the art form really came into its own in the late 19th century. Beijing Opera is characterised by the minimalistic stage settings and focuses on symbolism rather than realis...
The hotel is constructed with centralised air-conditioning, fire control, communication system, business centre, shopping centre, beauty salon, massage, hairdressing, laundry, foreign exchange, taxi, train and plane ticket booking, parking places, singing and dancing hall etc. View on map