China

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China

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China feels like a hundred countries rolled into one. A clash of historic artefacts and modern technology, concrete jungles and remote villages, smoky markets and gleaming buildings; a tour to China will break all preconceived “sweet and sour pork” assumptions of this truly overwhelming country.

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 teachers. Depending on the experience you are looking for, your chosen language schools can be located in big bustling cities or smaller towns and villages.

History & Classics

With over 5,000 years of rich history, China is one of the world’s oldest and most influential civilisations. From well-preserved ancient towns with criss-cross waterways to the towering achievements of the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta warriors, China’s past dynasties are a fascinating look into an impressive part of history.

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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 firsthand the challenges of entering this market through exclusive meet and greets with Australian expats or 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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