Your Journey Map
Day 1 | Itinerary: (D)
PM: Arrive in Beijing and meet your local guide at the arrivals gate
Transfer to hotel and check-in (Holiday In Dongzhimen Hotel or equivalent)
Icebreakers, opening ceremony, and welcome dinner
Day 2 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: The group will kick off proceedings with a visit to see the Temple of Heaven. Here, they will experience imperial Chinese architecture and get a taste of Chinese park life with a unique Kung Fu Experience.
PM: Take a Pedi-cab tour of Beijing’s hutongs (Alternative participate in Gulou Amazing Race)
Visit a traditional Siheyuan and partake in traditional Chinese activities such as calligraphy, paper cutting,
and knot making (Other potential activities: playing ping pong with locals, learn about stories of old objects etc.)
Visit Nan Luo Gu Xiang Shopping Street
Day 3 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: Bilingual School Visit
PM: Gaze across Tiananmen Square and take in the full weight of its historical and cultural significance
Enter the Forbidden City, where emperors ruled, concubines fluttered their fans, and eunuchs schemed for five hundred years. Here, our academic team will prepare a historical scavenger hunt for the group.
Enjoy Peking Duck Dinner
Day 4 | Itinerary:(B, L, D)
AM: Transfer to Anhui Guild Hall. Peking Opera Fun: students will learn the history behind Peking Opera, learn basic movements & wear costume, and decorate their own Peking Opera Face Masks.
PM: Visit the Summer Palace and learn about how the British and French troops invaded Beijing, ransacked the Palace, and looted its treasures, which are now displayed in museums around the world.
Day 5 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: Transfer to Mutianyu, and hike along this incredible section of The Great Wall of China.
(optional) Take a fun toboggan ride down to the bottom.
PM: For lunch we visit the School House Restaurant, we will learn how to make Chinese noodles (School House) before enjoying an authentic noodle lunch.
Visit the home of a local doctor. While there, we will come to understand medical practices in a small village and hear stories about lives in a local village
Day 6 | Itinerary:(B, L, D)
AM: Visit The Dandelion School, the first and the only middle school established for children from
low-income migrant families in Greater Beijing.
PM: Transfer to 798 Contemporary Art District and partake in a scavenger hunt that will provide students will educational takeaways that will give them an insight into contemporary Chinese art culture.
Day 7 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: Transfer to Shanghai by high-speed railway
PM: Arrive in Shanghai and meet your local guide at the airport. Transfer to your hotel for check-in (Holiday Inn Express Shanghai or equivalent). Experience the amazing sights of Shanghai from the tallest building in China, the Shanghai Tower
Enjoy the incredible nighttime views of Shanghai as you embark on a Huangpu River Cruise.
Day 8 | Itinerary:(B, L, D)
AM: Walk along the French Concession and soak in the foreign architecture while learning about the different international influences that have had a profound impact on Shanghai over the years.
PM: Visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Centre. In the late afternoon, take part in a Shanghai culinary workshop and enjoy your self-cooked dinner.
Day 9 | Itinerary: (B, L, D)
AM: Visit Yu Garden and Chenghuangmiao Bazaar to experience the architecture style and enjoy the beautiful gardens inside.
PM: Explore what Shanghai was like before the glitz and the glamour at Zhujiajiao Water Town.
Enjoy a stupendous acrobatic performance followed by farewell dinner.
Day 10 | Itinerary: (B)
AM: Easy check out of the hotel and take your flight back home.