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School trips to China

China

School trips to China

A journey through this expansive country is a mesmerising encounter with the most populous and perhaps most culturally rich nation on earth.  Home to the world’s oldest continuous civilisation, China will have you bumping into history at every turn.  China is an amazing country full of history, art and natural beauty; a truly inspirational experience for students of all subject backgrounds.

Language & Culture
History & Classics
Business & Commerce

China Top Attractions

See amazing China through this video and imagine how wonderful your journey will be.

LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Whether you are walking through the Hu Tongs, buying souvenirs or chatting in one of the many traditional tea houses; China provides an invaluable opportunity for students to develop and strengthen their Chinese language and learn about Chinese culture.  All Chinese language schools we partner with are internationally accredited and classes are run by professional, qualified teaches.  Tours can be designed to include many well-known destinations, as well as smaller cities and towns giving students an opportunity to explore the real China.

History & Classics

With over 5,000 years of rich history, China is one of the world’s oldest and most influential civilisations. The sheer diversity of China takes you from modern cities craving global prestige to isolated mountain-top Ming Dynasty villages where time effortlessly slips by.  Visit Beijing, home to China’s last imperial dynasty before the Chinese Revolution; Take a tour of the Imperial Palace of the Forbidden City and come face-to-face with the leader of the Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square.

BUSINESS & COMMERCE

 China is currently the largest manufacturing economy in the world and is quickly advancing in other markets globally.  This makes it an excellent insight into growing economies and consumer power.  Students have the incredible opportunity to learn first-hand the challenges of entering this market through exclusive meetings with Australian expats or sit in on presentations by large Chinese corporations.

CULTURAL IMMERSION

Travelbound believes that authentic educational travel experiences involve hands-on interaction with the real culture of a country – culture meaning the daily activities, customs and way of life, not just the historic attractions and scenery. See what lies beneath the surface through these unique and immersive experiences:

  • Lessons in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Chinese Calligraphy, Mahjong and Traditional Chinese Handicrafts
  • Chinese Acrobatic Show
  • Pulled noodle demonstration
  • Lunch with a local Chinese family

SISTER SCHOOL EXCHANGE *PRIMARY SCHOOLS APPROVED*

We have designed our itineraries to fit in perfectly with your sister school experience. Whether you are staying just a couple of days or a couple of weeks, we can work together and organise the perfect Chinese program that will fit in with your sister school requirements.

Sample itinerary - China

Day 1 – AUSTRALIA – SHANGHAI

  • Depart Australia for Shanghai
  • Arrive Shanghai; meet your guide and your coach for your transfer to your accommodation.

Day 2  – SHANGHAI

  • Sightseeing: Guided tour to include
  • Jade Buddha Temple – Yu Garden – Old French Concession – Nanjing Rd Market
  • Visit to the Bund River Cruise – A night river cruise of the city

 Day 3 – SHANGHAI

  • Sightseeing:
    • Shanghai Museum of Art and History
    • Tian Zifang and Chenghuang temples
  • Free time

 Day 4 – SHANGHAI – HANGZHOU

  • Sightseeing: Travel across the river to the thriving financial district of Pudong
  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower: Go to the top for views over the expanding metropolis of Shanghai
  • Depart Shanghai, arrive Hangzhou – Private transfer to accommodation
  • Night Sightseeing:  Cultural Hefang Street

 Day 5 – HANGZHOU – XIAN

  • Sightseeing: Day at Leisure
  • Lunch and dinner at local restaurant
  • OVERNIGHT ON TRAIN

 Day 6 – XIAN

  • Arrive in Xian – Transfer to Accommodation – Breakfast
  • Sightseeing:
    • Ancient City Wall
    • Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    • Great Mosque
    • Cultural experience:  Night Food Market in Muslim Quarter and return to Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square for the ‘Fire Fountain ’Laser Show

 Day 7 – XIAN – BEIJING

  • Sightseeing:
    • Terra-cotta Warriors: including a full circle film explaining the excavation of the site
    • Lunch at the museum – hand pulled noodle demonstration
    •  Banpo Village: the return journey to Xián
    • Late evening Bullet Train transfer to Beijing
  • OVERNIGHT ON TRAIN

 Day 8 – BEIJING

  • Arrive Beijing – Private transfer to hotel
  • Sightseeing:
    • Beijing zoo to see the Pandas
    • Walking tour: Poets, prime ministers and the immortal donkey
    • Cooking class: Learn how to knead and roll the dough, create fillings and concoct natural dyes from fresh vegetables for colourful wraps

 Day 9 – BEIJING

  • Sightseeing:
    • Hutong Rickshaw Tour – Tour of the Hutongs, Beijing’s ancient, narrow streets
    • Lunch at a local family’s courtyard home
    • Summer Palace
    • Souvenir shopping at the Xiushui Market
  • Overnight flight back to Melbourne

 Day 10 – BEIJING

  • Sightseeing: Visit to the famous sights of Beijing including :
    • Tiananmen Square
    • Forbidden City
    • Temple of Heaven
    • Capital Museum
    • Olympic Green
    • Bird’s Nest and Water Cube
  • Peking Duck Dinner

Day 11 – BEIJING

  • Sightseeing:
    • Great Wall of China – Travel north from the city to the Great Wall of China to walk on top of the wall
    • Ming Tombs – On the way back to Beijing, stop at the Ming Tombs and a stroll along the Sacred Way lined with animal statues
    • Kungfu Show – Fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional arts which make this performance unique and spectacular

Day 12 – BEIJING – TRANSIT – AUSTRALIA

  • Transfer to Beijing Airport – Depart Beijing –Arrive Transit
  • OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Day 13 – AUSTRALIA

  • Arrive Australia

The Highlights of China Tour

BEIJING

Poets, prime ministers and the immortal donkey

This tour is sure to delight students’ imaginations by uncovering secrets to Beijing’s ancient and modern history. (Additional supplement)

Cooking class

In this immersive experience, students will learn how to knead and roll dough, create fillings, and concoct natural dyes from fresh vegetables for colorful wraps

Hutong Rickshaw Tour

Tour of the Hutongs, Beijing’s ancient, narrow streets by rickshaw

Great Wall of China

Travel north from the city to the Great Wall of China to walk on top of the wall, Juyongguan Section.

Ming Tombs

On the way back to Beijing, stop at the Ming Tombs and a stroll along the Sacred Way lined with animal statues.

Kung Fu Show

Fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional arts which make this performance unique and spectacular.

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