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CULTURE OF CHINA SCHOOL TOUR

BEIJING- XIAN-SHANGHAI

With over 5,000 years of rich history explore, this student tour in China will incorporate art, history, culture, and stunning landscapes to provide a truly inspirational experience for students of all subject backgrounds. From ancient culture to modern living, and wonders of old and new, this school trip will take students to visit Beijing, home to China's last imperial dynasty before the Chinese Revolution. Visit the Forbidden City, the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing dynasties, as well as Tiananmen Square, the site of many important events in Chinese history. Of course, The Great Wall of China features, as well as other significant sites like the Xi’an City Wall, the famous Terracotta Army, and other symbols of ancient Chinese civilization. Students will learn through experience on this educational tour in China, fully immersing themselves in culture and history.

Trip code : CNSC91

Duration : 12 days

Destination : China

Travel Dates : As required

  • Visit the forbidden city
  • Walk along the great wall of China
  • Take high speed train to Xi’an.
  • See the Terracotta warriors - a burial site of 8,000 lifelike soldiers
  • Visit an ancient Water Town in Shanghai
  • Visit China's ancient Mosque
  • Walk through vibrant Shanghai, a symbol of modern China
 
Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport outside the luggage claim area with your name displayed and then transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Beijing.
Today you will visit the Tian'an Men Square and the Forbidden City, the residence of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years. After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven, where emperors once prayed for good harvests. Then visit the Summer Palace, a summer resort for Empress Dowager Ci Xi.

Overnight in Beijing.
Today's highlight is to conquer the Badaling Great Wall, a symbol of Chinese ancient civilisation and Changling, one of the Ming Tombs, the burial grounds for the 13 Ming Dynasty Emperors. Drive back to the city and stop by iconic Olympic venues, which are often known as Bird Nest and Water Cube.

Overnight in Beijing.
Take high speed train to Xian.

Overnight in soft-sleeper train.
Arrive in Xian in the morning, meet our guide and transfer to your hotel. After breakfast, we will visit the Shaanxi History Museum. In the afternoon, visit the Xi'an City Wall. The Xi'an City Wall is the best preserved and ancient city defence system in China. Then we will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda.

Overnight in Xian
Today you will explore ancient Xian as you visit the burial site of an incredible army of 8000 lifelike Terra-Cotta soldiers, the sight is a UNESCO world heritage site. After lunch at Old Xian Restaurant, visit Muslim Street, famous for being the best preserved mosque in China.

Overnight in Xian.
Check-out from hotel and transfer to Airport for departure flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival at Shanghai Airport, meet and greet by your local guide then transfer you to your hotel.

After lunch visit Yu Garden, the best preserved ancient Chinese gardens in Shanghai. Then visit The Bund, with a mile's stroll of spectacular views. The Bund, with more than 50 individual architectural styles. The strip is reminiscent of the time when Shanghai was the centre of the Chinese economy and culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy shopping for traditional and modern goods at famous Nanjing Road.

Overnight in Shanghai.
Today visit Zhujiajiao, the best preserved ancient water town in Shanghai . Zhujiajiao is over 1,700 years old . In the period of the three kingdoms there were already country fairs in Zhujiajiao and the business prospered during the Ming dynasty. Then you will be transferred back to the city for lunch then visit Xin Tiandi (roughly translated as New Heaven and Earth) this pedestrian street has charming local building, home to modern art galleries and contemporary shops .

Overnight in Shanghai
Check out from hotel and transfer to Shanghai Airport for departure flight home.

ITINERARY OPTIONS:

EXPLORER: Take your group on a fun and relaxes overseas trip to witness the local culture and history rarely seen at home. Including a little adventure or meaningful community projects. Our itineraries include cooking classes, war history, museums, nature experience etc.

Ideal for ages 13-21

PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED:

  • Good level of fitness
  • Strong interest in chosen subject
  • Engaging outdoor activities/learning
  • Keen to try local cuisine
  • Sense of adventure
  • Competent swimming ability

COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS

These programs include: building houses, school rooms and kindergartens for communities. Other activities include visiting orphanages, children's hospitals and disability/rehabilitation centres.

DURING THE TOUR:

Our local English speaking tour guide and drivers are highly trained and experienced, with safety being their number one priority. Our staff are available 24/7 to provide any necessary support for your group. We guarantee students to always be located within the same area in hotels.

Please contact us on +61 8 7226-1898 or 1300 739 652 for the price.

Price depends on the below:

- Projects your group would like to participate
- Desired outcome/Learning objectives for students
- Accommodation level
- Travel date
- Group Size
- Duration of the tour
- Sightseeing

Tourist Visa Requirements.

All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.

Not only is it important that you ensure that you have valid passports, some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.

It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we will assume that all travellers on the booking have a valid Australian passport. If your visas are included in our package and we act on your behalf to apply for the visas, all necessary documents relating to your visa application will have to be provided to us at least 30 days before your departure. If you fail to provide the necessary documents before 30 days prior to your departure, we will not be held liable for your visa application. The visa fee included in our package is not refundable in any circumstances. If you require us to assist with visa application in less than 30 days before your departure date, an additional fee will be required for urgent visa processing.

Note:  Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller. The following requirements are for Australian citizens holding an Australian Passport – if your passport is from another country then you are advised to consult with the embassy or consulate. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

CHINA

In order to enter China, foreigners shall apply to the visa-issuing authorities stationed abroad for a visa, except as otherwise provided for in this Law.

Note: The Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in Australia do not accept visa applications directly submitted by ordinary passport holders. Visa applications of ordinary passports are required to be submitted to a relevant Chinese Visa Application Service Centre located in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane according to the services areas.

Appropriate types of ordinary visa shall be issued to foreigners who enter China due to non-diplomatic or official reasons including work, study, family visit, travel, business activities and talent introduction.

Travel agencies that organize inbound tourism in accordance with relevant State regulations may apply for group tourist visas from port visa authorities.

Foreigners who apply to port visa authorities for visas shall submit their passports or other international travel documents, as well as relevant information of specific application matters. They shall go through relevant formalities in accordance with the requirements of the port visa authorities and enter China at the ports where they apply for visas.

Visas issued by port visa authorities shall be single entry and the duration of stay shall not exceed 30 days.

Foreigners may be exempt from applying for visas if they hold connected passenger tickets and are in transit to a third country or region by an international aircraft, ship or train via China; will stay for not more than 24 hours in China without leaving the port of entry; or will stay in the specific zones approved by the State Council within the prescribed time limit. Where foreigners need to enter China temporarily, due to force majeure or for any other urgent reason, they shall apply to exit/entry border inspection agencies for going through the formalities for temporary entry. The duration of stay for temporary entry shall not exceed 15 days.

 

 

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