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School Trips to China

School trips to China offer students the opportunity to explore one of the world’s oldest civilisations. There is an unparalleled wealth of culture and history to delight and intrigue students as they discover China’s ancient past in Beijing and its modern, pioneering side in Shanghai.

An educational tour to China offers a diverse range of learning opportunities and is an excellent choice for many school subjects, including Mandarin language, geography, art and business studies.

Why visit China?

Explore the ancient culture

Whatever your reason for visiting, one of the best things about a school trip to China is the fact that it offers your students the opportunity to explore one of the world’s oldest and most influential cultures.

At the Forbidden City, you’ll explore Chinese hierarchy during Imperial times and the importance of symbolism in Chinese culture.

And you can even learn more about China’s recent history and political culture with a visit to Tiananmen Square.

Bring geography to life

On a geography school trip to China, geographers can see how humans have adapted the landscape to meet their needs and how that, in turn, has affected civilisation.

Throughout history, the Chinese have exploited their natural landscape for human use. The fertile North China Plain offered the best opportunities for agriculture and the wealth that was generated here also meant that the political power centred around this region.

When exports became more important to the Chinese economy, ports like Shanghai began to experience rapid urbanisation as people rushed to the new centres of power and wealth.

Get your students talking

If your students are studying Mandarin, a school trip to China is unmissable. They’ll love the opportunity to explore the Chinese culture through their Mandarin skills.

We can also arrange for your group to visit a local school so that your students can practise speaking Mandarin with people of their own age. And while you’re there, you can all enjoy a calligraphy lesson too!

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Take a look at our range of China school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

Beijing

School trips to Beijing

A school trip to Beijing will be an unforgettable experience for your students as they explore a culture that is so ancient and so very different to their own!

Beijing school trips are very popular with school groups learning Mandarin, as it gives students the incredible opportunity to use their language skills to gain a deeper understanding of Chinese culture. 

Shanghai

School trips to Shanghai

A school trip to Shanghai offers your students the exciting opportunity to experience China and the Chinese culture first-hand!

Shanghai school trips are very popular with geography groups who come here to explore urban growth and change in a megacity. Shanghai also works well as a destination for cross-curricular or cultural school trips, to give students a taste of Chinese culture. 

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Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.