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Beijing History School Trips & Tours - History of China

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Afternoon: Overnight flight to Beijing

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.

Morning: Visit to Tiananmen Square, Mao's Memorial Hall & the Forbidden City

Afternoon: Lecture of choice

Evening: Evening meal

Tiananmen Square    

The first stop for any visitor to Beijing has to be Tiananmen Square. Located in the heart of China, this symbolic public square has witnessed many of the events that have shaped the country’s often turbulent history.

Mao’s Memorial Hall 

Standing at the southern end of Tiananmen Square, the chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall is the final resting place for Mao. After viewing the large marble statue of Mao and an immense tapestry of China’s mountains and rivers within the hall, groups can view the body of Mao covered with the party flag of Communist Party of China, resting in a crystal coffin.

Forbidden City    

Allow your students 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.

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. Students can also walk the Sacred Way, flanked with detailed Ming Dynasty animal sculptures.

Morning: Visit to the Great Wall

Afternoon: Visit to the Sacred Road and the Ming Tombs

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. Students can also walk the Sacred Way, flanked with detailed Ming Dynasty animal sculptures.

Morning: Visit to Liumingying agricultural village

Afternoon: Shopping at Silk Alley and Friendship Store

Evening: Evening meal and ceremony of graduation including presentation of a certificate

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. Students can practise their language skills by haggling for souvenirs.

Liumingying Village

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

Morning: Free time

Afternoon: Transfer to airport for return flight to UK

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.

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.

Chinese martial arts have been practised for over 4,000 years and over the years have developed into a number of styles. This show showcases a spectacle of modern dance and traditional arts to provide a truly unique performance.

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

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.

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