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
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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