A Mandarin school trip to Beijing will not only provide invaluable exposure to the language and culture, it also offers your students unforgettable experiences!

Our school trip to Beijing is a great opportunity for your students to immerse themselves in everyday life. The inclusion of two afternoon sessions with a local school and its students will allow your group to practise their language skills in order to converse with their Chinese peers.

Choosing Beijing as a destination will allow your students to jump into the rich history of Chinawith visits to the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and, of course, the Great Wall of China. You’ll also have time for some bartering at the Silk Alley – another chance for your students to practise their Mandarin!

Suggested Itinerary (6 days, 4 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Overnight flight to Beijing


Arrive in Beijing and transfer to hotel

Visit the Summer Palace

Evening meal


Visit to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs

Evening meal


Visit to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

Afternoon in local school to practise language with students plus a calligraphy lesson

Evening meal


Shopping at Silk Alley and the Friendship Store

Afternoon in local school to practise language with students

Evening meal and acrobatic show


Breakfast and check-out

Flight back to the UK

6 days, 4 nights Price from £1,199 pp
  • 2 afternoon sessions in a local school to practise language
  • 4 nights' full-board accommodation
  • Airport transfers in resort
  • Calligraphy lesson
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Evening acrobatic show
  • Excursion to the Great Wall
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Return flights inclusive of tax
  • Summer Palace
  • Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City


Tour Highlights

The Great Wall of China

Visit the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is somewhat of a misnomer, as it would more accurately be described as a collection of fortification systems.

The beginnings of the Wall lie in the fortifications built by the Han, Qi, Qin, Wei, Yan, Zhao and Zhongshan states during the Warring States Period and developed over the centuries to protect China from invaders and to protect the Silk Road trade route.

It’s believed that the length of the entire Wall measures over 21,000km and it is considered one of the greatest architectural feats in human history.

Did you know?

While the Wall is believed to be well over 2,000 years old, the bit we all think of as the Great Wall of China – the stone fortifications around Beijing – are only around 500 years old, having been built during the Ming dynasty.

The Forbidden City

Visit the Forbidden City

This spectacular palace complex lies at the heart of Beijing and consists of 980 surviving buildings.

The largest building in the complex is the Hall of Supreme Harmony. Once the tallest building in the city, it was used for state occasions, such as the emperor’s birthday. The focal point of the building is the impressive Dragon Throne, which sits on a 2m high white jade dais and is backed by carved gilt screens.

The world’s largest collection of well-preserved medieval wooden structures, the Forbidden City is a magnificent example of traditional Chinese architecture and is rich in symbolism, with plenty of dragons, phoenixes and lions on roofs of the most important buildings for prosperity and good fortune.

Did you know?

The Forbidden City is the largest palace complex in the world and is three times the size of the Louvre!

Summer Palace, Beijing

Visit the Summer Palace

One of the most beautiful royal parks in the world, Beijing’s Summer Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to 3,000 man-made structures.

The tallest building in the complex, the Tower of Buddhist Incense stands atop Longevity Hill, looking out over Kunming Lake.

Other well-known attractions include the impressive Marble Boat, a lakeside pavilion in the shape of a European-style paddle steamer, and the colourful Long Corridor, constructed to provide the Emperor’s mother with a covered walkway to ensure she could enjoy a walk in the gardens while protected by the elements.

Did you know?

The Four Great Regions, a series of temples that are architecturally quite different to the rest of the park, were modelled on the Samye Monastery in Tibet, the first gompa (Buddhist monastery) built in the country.

Educational Activities

Ming Tombs

Ming Tombs

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The Ming Tombs are a collection of 13 imperial tombs of Ming dynasty emperors. This is a fantastic visit for… Read More

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

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Tiananmen Square is instantly recognisable to all as a symbol of the People’s Republic of China. The gate, after which… Read More

Cultural Activities

Chao Yang Acrobatic Show

Chao Yang Acrobatic Show

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A Chinese acrobatic show is something that must not be missed by any visitor to Beijing!China has many world class… Read More

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

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The Forbidden City stands in the centre of Beijing as a monument to the city’s imperial history and rich cultural… Read More

Summer Palace

Summer Palace

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Beijing’s Summer Palace is one of the loveliest royal parks you are ever likely to set your eyes on. Created… Read More

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

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The Great Wall of China stretches 5,500 miles across northern China, from Shanhaiguan in the eastern province of Hebei, to… Read More

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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3 After you've booked

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I love being able to help others experience the joys of travel. Being able to talk enthusiastically about places you have visited yourself is always a pleasure. – Zoe Campbell Learning & Development Manager

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Originally 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.

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