School Mandarin Trip to Beijing
Our Beijing tour is a great opportunity for your students to immerse themselves in Chinese life. The inclusion of two afternoon sessions with a local school and its students will allow your group to practice their language skills and converse with their Chinese peers.
Choosing Beijing as a destination also allows your group to jump into the rich history of China with a visit to the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace as well as the amazing Great Wall. You will also have time for some bartering at the Silk Alley - another chance to practice and improve your language skills.
This trip will not only prove to be an invaluable lesson in language and culture but will provide your students with experiences never to be forgotten.
|Day 1||Overnight flight to Beijing|
|Day 2||Arrive in Beijing and transfer to hotel||Visit the Summer Palace||Evening meal|
|Day 3||Visit to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs||Evening meal|
|Day 4||Visit to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City||Afternoon in local school to practise language with students plus a calligraphy lesson||Evening meal|
|Day 5||Shopping at Silk Alley and the Friendship Store||Afternoon in local school to practise language with students||Evening meal and acrobatic show|
|Day 6||Breakfast and check-out||Flight back to the UK|
This price includes:
- Return flights inclusive of tax
- Destination airport transfer
- 4 nights' full-board accommodation
- 2 afternoon sessions in a local school to practise language
- Calligraphy lesson
- Excursion to the Great Wall
- Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City
- Summer Palace
- Evening acrobatic show
- Comprehensive medical and travel insurance
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Itinerary planning service
- Detailed information 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...
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 t...
Beijing’s Summer Palace is one of the loveliest royal parks you are ever likely to set your eyes on. Created in the 18th century for the imperial family to relax and entertain in, the park is vast and offers a collection of exquisite palaces, gardens and lakes. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Summer Palace can be found in the Haidian district of the city and consists of over 3,000 man-mad...
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 the 3rd century B.C. and continued right up until the 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 i...
The Ming Tombs are a collection of 13 imperial tombs of Ming dynasty emperors. This is a fantastic visit for learning more about Chinese culture, as the layout and design of the tombs was heavily influenced by feng shui. The idea was to create a harmony with nature and with God. The first tomb was built in 1409 on the orders of the Yongle Emperor and his successors continued to be buried there for...
A Chinese acrobatic show is something that must not be missed by any visitor to Beijing! China has many world class acrobatic troupes, due to nearly every province and major city having their own. Children are selected to be trained as performers from a young age. In Beijing one can see breath-taking acrobatics, some of which can be so demanding in the timing and balancing sk...
Beijing Rainbow Hotel
The Beijing Rainbow Hotel is a modern hotel with a traditional feel. All rooms are decorated in a traditional style with wooden furniture. Rooms benefit from air-conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities and a satellite TV.
The hotel also offers a number of restaurant/cafe options, plus shops and a spa.
The Dongfang Hotel offers 288 rooms in a refurbished 1918 historic building of four connected wings. There is an indoor swimming pool and tennis court, fitness room and sauna. Restaurants offer a range of International and Asian cuisine.
Guestrooms are clean and spacious, with plenty of natural light. Amenities include private balconies, cable/satellite TVs, minibars with refrigerators, air conditioning, desks with direct-dial phones, and complimentary high-speed Internet. All rooms also have coffee/tea makers, bottled water, and in-room safes. Bathrooms provide slippers, hair dryers, and shower/tub combinations.
Holiday Inn Express Temple of Heaven
This hotel features 316 guest rooms equipped with a 32" LCD satellite TV, WiFi and in-room safe.
Facilities within the hotel include complimentary use of computers in the business center, a meeting room, self-service laundry, vending machines and a Foreign Currency Exchange.
Breakfast is included.