China Mandarin Language School Trips

Take your pupils on an exciting educational journey to see spectacular scenery and experience charming and inquisitive hospitality. With distinctive architecture, the Great Wall or Buddhist temples nestled in the hills, and an array of cultural and educational visits, a school trip to China is one that your pupils will remember for many years to come. 

Prices start from£1099pp

Price Shown includes

  • 6 day package including 4 nights’ full board accommodation
  • Return flights and overseas airport transfers
  • Visits to: Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall of China and Ming Tombs, 2 x 45 min language workshops at local school, Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Friendship Store and Silk Alley
  • Coach transportation for selected visits
  • Services of a Local Guide at visits
  • Workbook
  • All tipping
  • Services of a Tour Escort
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport in February 2016 and is subject to availability.


On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
  • Services of a Local Guide at visits
  • Services of a Tour Escort who’ll meet you daily and provide 24-hour assistance

 


Accommodation

Popular options in China


6 day Beijing package includes

Beijing Day One

Afternoon: Overnight flight to Beijing

Beijing Day Two

Early afternoon: Arrival in Beijing & escorted transfer to accommodation. En route visit to the Temple of Heaven

Evening: Evening meal

Free time to settle in

Temple of Heaven 

Considered to be the most beautiful building in the City, The Temple of Heaven is conceived as the meeting point between heaven and earth and symbols of the two are integral to the temple’s layout. Its park is also a popular area in which to sit, drink tea and play.

Beijing Day Three

Morning: Visit to see the Great Wall of China

Afternoon: Visit a local school to practise language with students

Evening: Evening meal

The Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs

Built 2,500 years ago, the Great Wall is one of China’s most historic and magnificent sights. An awe-inspiring attraction not to be missed! Many groups combine their visit with one to the Ming Tombs, the final resting place and mausoleums of 13 of the 16 Ming Dynasty emperors. Pupils can also walk the Sacred Way, flanked with detailed Ming Dynasty animal sculptures.

Mandarin Language Workshops

Established in 1999, the Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Shi Yan School provides a unique opportunity for students to learn or practise their Mandarin language skills with both Chinese teachers and students. 

Your students will receive two 45-minute classes before spending time with local students to discuss and compare their daily lives, before joining in with a lesson. A workbook will be provided for each student to aid learning during their trip. This resource is designed to give a basic introduction to Mandarin language. Upon completion of their workbook, each student will be presented with a certificate.

Beijing Day Four

Morning: Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City

Afternoon: Visit a local school to practise language with students

Evening: Evening meal

Forbidden City

Allow your pupils the opportunity to explore this mystical complex, which was for many years the symbolic heart of both the capital and the empire. It boasts a maze of 800 buildings and thousands of chambers, each constructed during the Mongol and Ming dynasties.

Tiananmen Square        

Located in the heart of Beijing, this symbolic public square has witnessed many of the events that have shaped the country’s often turbulent history. 

Mandarin Language Workshops

Established in 1999, the Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Shi Yan School provides a unique opportunity for students to learn or practise their Mandarin language skills with both Chinese teachers and students.

Your students will receive two 45-minute classes before spending time with local students to discuss and compare their daily lives, before joining in with a lesson. A workbook will be provided for each student to aid learning during their trip. This resource is designed to give a basic introduction to Mandarin language. Upon completion of their workbook, each student will be presented with a certificate.

Beijing Day Five

Morning: The Summer Palace

Afternoon: Shopping at Silk Alley & Friendship Store

Evening: Evening meal

The Summer Palace    

The Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) was a grand imperial palace and royal garden of the Qing Dynasty. The palace is located in a vast public park, two thirds of which is a lake and imperial gardens in a classical Chinese style.

Friendship Store & Silk Alley    

Beijing is somewhat of a shopper’s paradise and the Friendship Store and Silk Alley in the city are two of the best. Pupils can practise their language skills by haggling for souvenirs.

 

Beijing Day Six

Morning: Free time
 
Afternoon: Transfer to airport for return flight to UK
 
Evening: Arrive in UK


More popular visit options available

Olympic Stadium

The Beijing National Stadium, known colloquially as the Bird’s Nest, was the spectacular setting for the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Students can tour this large steel structure while your guide shares their own memories of the games and the legacy the games have left behind.

Liumingying village

This traditional Chinese village gives your group an insight into the hard reality of life outside the big cities. Your pupils can visit villagers in their homes and see the hard work that goes into producing their organic food.

Chinese Acrobat Show

Chinese acrobatics covers anything from gymnastics and animal tricks to juggling and magic. The performances are spectacular and students will be talking about them for years to come.

Peking Duck Banquet

A famous dish from Beijing and one that has been served since the Imperial era. Your students can enjoy this delicacy and get a real taste of China.

Peking Opera

Immerse your group in some traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics.


Evening activites

  • Chinese Acrobat Show
  • Peking Opera

Transport

We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Rick assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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