9 or 12 days
Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, with extension to Hong Kong

Learn about the pampered life of emperors and the everyday life of schoolchildren. Step into history on the Great Wall and into the future on the Shanghai Bund. Explore Xi’an, the Chinese capital through 11 dynasties. Ride a rickshaw, sip tea, try Taiji. Experience China: culturally fascinating, politically relevant, and home to a sixth of the world’s population.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Arrive in Beijing

  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Visit a local school

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Participate in a tai chi lesson at the Summer Palace

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Participate in a tai chi lesson at the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride

  • Day 4: Beijing

    Travel to Badaling

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    Tonight, see the show that tells the story of a young boy, Chun Yi the pure one. To pursue spiritual and physical harmony, he becomes a monk and learns kung fu. Along the way he overcomes obstacles and temptations, but ultimately achieves the designation of master. The performance celebrates the philosophy and skill of martial arts through storytelling, acrobatics, modern dance and music.

  • Day 5: Xi'an

    Fly to Xi’an

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park

    Take a tour of Xi'an

    Take a bike ride on the ancient City Wall

    Visit the ancient City Wall

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Visit the Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum

    Visit the Terracotta Warriors

    Participate in a calligraphy lesson

    Take a guided tour of Xi’an

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    This evening, experience the splendor of the Tang Dynasty at this world-class theater and restaurant featuring famous Cantonese cuisine. As music, food and dance delight your senses from every angle, you’ll see why more than 2.5 million visitors have proclaimed this a favorite part of their Chinese experience.

  • Day 7: Shanghai

    Fly to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Visit the Bund

    Attend an Acrobatics show

  • Day 8: Shanghai

    Take a guided tour of Shanghai

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Hong Kong

    Fly to Hong Kong

    Enjoy “A Symphony of Lights” from the Avenue of Stars

    Take a ride on the Star Ferry to Kowloon

  • Day 10: Hong Kong

    Take a guided tour of Hong Kong

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Aberdeen
    • Repulse Bay

    Enjoy free time in Hong Kong

    Visit Man Mo Temple

  • Day 11: Hong Kong

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island, the largest of Hong Kong’s 230 islands, is yours to explore on this optional excursion! Begin with a 25-minute cable car ride that offers panoramic views of the South China Sea. Visit the Po Lin Precious Lotus monastery and then climb stairs to the island’s main attraction: the world’s tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha 111 feet tall and over 250 tonnes!

  • Day 12: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Arrive in Beijing

  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Visit a local school

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Participate in a tai chi lesson at the Summer Palace

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Participate in a tai chi lesson at the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride

  • Day 4: Beijing

    Travel to Badaling

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    Tonight, see the show that tells the story of a young boy, Chun Yi the pure one. To pursue spiritual and physical harmony, he becomes a monk and learns kung fu. Along the way he overcomes obstacles and temptations, but ultimately achieves the designation of master. The performance celebrates the philosophy and skill of martial arts through storytelling, acrobatics, modern dance and music.

  • Day 5: Xi'an

    Fly to Xi’an

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park

    Take a tour of Xi'an

    Take a bike ride on the ancient City Wall

    Visit the ancient City Wall

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Visit the Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum

    Visit the Terracotta Warriors

    Participate in a calligraphy lesson

    Take a guided tour of Xi’an

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    This evening, experience the splendor of the Tang Dynasty at this world-class theater and restaurant featuring famous Cantonese cuisine. As music, food and dance delight your senses from every angle, you’ll see why more than 2.5 million visitors have proclaimed this a favorite part of their Chinese experience.

  • Day 7: Shanghai

    Fly to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Visit the Bund

    Attend an Acrobatics show

  • Day 8: Shanghai

    Take a guided tour of Shanghai

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 9: Hong Kong

    Fly to Hong Kong

    Enjoy “A Symphony of Lights” from the Avenue of Stars

    Take a ride on the Star Ferry to Kowloon

  • Day 10: Hong Kong

    Take a guided tour of Hong Kong

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Aberdeen
    • Repulse Bay

    Enjoy free time in Hong Kong

    Visit Man Mo Temple

  • Day 11: Hong Kong

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island

    Lantau Island, the largest of Hong Kong’s 230 islands, is yours to explore on this optional excursion! Begin with a 25-minute cable car ride that offers panoramic views of the South China Sea. Visit the Po Lin Precious Lotus monastery and then climb stairs to the island’s main attraction: the world’s tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha 111 feet tall and over 250 tonnes!

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-tour logistics and provide knowledgeable insights everywhere you go.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on in-depth sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Step inside the world’s most cherished treasures, like the Sistine Chapel, the Louvre and the Acropolis with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets.

  • weShare

    Delve deeper into your global experience through weShare, our online project-based learning program. With activities before, during and after tour, you can create and share a final project to build 21st-century skills.

  • Experiential learning

    Immerse yourself in the local culture through in-depth guided tours, shared insights from expert guides, daily interactions with locals, regional cuisine, live demonstrations and more.

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