10 days

Program Overview

Journey into China to experience the Forbidden City, walk the Great Wall of China and discover an excavated mausoleum of terracotta warriors. Centuries of preserved history are uncovered on tours of palaces, temples and city fortifications. Explore holy places for Buddhists, full of architectural marvels, artifacts and ancient artworks. Participate in cultural experiences, such as seeing traditional music and dance performances, eating local cuisine and visiting historic landmarks.

At the Forbidden City, learn about Chinese dynasties and see collections of art, relics and treasures all throughout the complex. Discover the beauty of China, from the scenic countryside to landscaped gardens. Venture just outside of Beijing for a day to explore the Great Wall of China. On a guided tour of the ancient fortification structure, learn about the wall’s construction throughout the centuries and how it functioned as a border protection system. Take some time to reflect while at the resting place of emperors from the Ming Dynasty. Enjoy a day of relaxation at the Summer Palace, where students walk through gardens, tour the structures and go boating on Kunming Lake.

All throughout the journey, there are opportunities to immerse in Chinese culture and history. Interact with local residents of Hutong neighborhoods while on a tour by rickshaw. Visit significant sites in Xi’an, including the Xi’an City Walls, Bell Tower of Xi’an, Da Ci’en Temple and the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. At the Terracotta Army Museum, go on a guided tour of the archaeological site and experience firsthand the incredible collection of life-sized terracotta soldiers, horses, chariots and other figures that were buried with emperor for protection in the afterlife. Continue to Shanghai, where students gain a deeper understanding of China’s development as a country. Let time float by on a sightseeing cruise through the city and while strolling along Nanjing Road. Discover centuries of art and artifacts with visits to the Shanghai Museum and the Jade Buddha Temple. During the trip, watch a Chinese acrobats performance, attend a Tang Dynasty music and dance show and perhaps see a Beijing opera production.

Daily Itinerary

Learning Outcomes

Experience centuries of Chinese history and culture on this educational journey. Tour historical sites to gain direct insight into ancient China’s customs, philosophy and religion. With visits to the Forbidden City, famous temples and scenic gardens, learn about traditional Chinese art and architecture. Discover the scientific processes behind archaeological excavations at the Terracotta Army Museum. Learn about the construction of the Great Wall of China and how it functioned as a fortification system. Gain a deeper understanding of China’s development as a society, from Imperial China to the 21st century. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.

Services Included


Quality, safe hotels with twin or triple occupancy corresponding to the destination.


All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Round-Trip Flights

Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.


All three meals are provided daily, featuring local cuisine.


Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Curated Experiences

Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.


Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.


International travel insurance is provided for protection in case of accidents, illness, flight interruptions or baggage loss.

Interactive Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

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