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School Trips to Shanghai

School trips to Shanghai will give students the opportunity to experience modern China!

Most popular among geography groups and those visiting China on a general and cultural school trip, Shanghai is an exciting destination for any school trip.

Whatever your reason for choosing an educational visit to Shanghai, we’ll work closely with you to design an itinerary that is tailored to your specific requirements and learning objectives.

Prices from £1,269 pp

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Why visit Shanghai?

The Pearl of the Orient

Shanghai has been referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ and the ‘Paris of the East’. On the Yangtze river delta, the city is home to the world’s busiest container port and is a symbol of modern China’s booming economy.

In fact, it’s one of the most important financial centres in the world and the city’s wealth is clear to see, from the glimmering skyscrapers to the high-end boutiques and Michelin starred restaurants.

Explore a megacity

With a population of more than 33.5 million, Shanghai isn’t just the most populous city in China – it’s the most populous city proper in the world!

This makes it a fantastic choice for a geography school trip focusing on urban growth and change, management of urban resources, the emergence of megacities and sustainable urban development.

When Shanghai was founded, it was a fishing village and market town on the southern estuary of the Yangtze river. It rose to prominence in the 19th century, thanks to the foreign and domestic trade coming through its port, which was one of the five treaty ports that were forced to open to European trade after the First Opium War.

Now the world’s busiest container port, the importance of foreign trade to the development of Shanghai is evident throughout the city.

On your geography school trip to Shanghai, make sure you take some time to explore the city’s urban development at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre. Here, your students will learn about both historic and future planned development and can even examine a large scale model of the entirety of urban Shanghai.

Immerse yourselves in Chinese culture

Many school groups who visit Shanghai also include a visit to Beijing. By visiting both, your students will have a fantastic overview of the Chinese culture. They will see the ancient, imperial culture and political present in Beijing, while in Shanghai they will see modern China and the wealth of this economic powerhouse.

Visiting both cities will also show your students the diversity of China. They’ll notice that the food is different to that of Beijing – Shanghainese cuisine is often slightly sweeter than in other parts of China and rice is more common than noodles.

And the influence of western cuisine is also evident here, driven by the city’s history as an important international port.

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

School Trip to China

School Trip to China

Explore an ancient and fascinating culture with wide-reaching influence across Asia.

From £1,289pp
8 days, 6 nights
Air trip
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
Worldwide
School Geography Trip to Beijing and Shanghai

School Geography Trip to Beijing and Shanghai

Explore two megacities and learn more about urban growth and change in China.

From £1,269pp
8 days, 6 nights
Air trip
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
Worldwide

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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.