8 or 10 days
Beijing, with extension to Shanghai
Beijing is a city in transformation, with fast-paced development thriving alongside historically significant sights like the Forbidden City. Experience Chinese culture—from a Legend of Kung Fu show to a Peking duck dinner—and visit the greatest monument of all: the Great Wall. Construction on the Wall began in the 3rd century B.C., and today it extends for more than 3,000 miles.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Tienanmen Square [tyahn-ahn-men]
    • Forbidden City
    • Summer Palace

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (Available April–October only) 

    Participate in a tai chi lesson

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Enjoy a Peking duck dinner

  • Day 4: Beijing • Badaling

    Visit the Great Wall of China

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Take a day trip to the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China 

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Attend the Legend of Kung Fu show

  • Day 5: Beijing

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park (time permitting)

    Participate in a calligraphy lesson

    Take a walking tour of the alleys of Old Beijing in the Nanluoguxiang district

    Stop to snack on some local street food

    Take a rickshaw tour of a traditional Beijing neighborhood  

    Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal with a local family

  • Day 6: Beijing

    Visit the Yonghe Lamasery Temple

    Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone

    Visit with local students

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Acrobatics show

    Acrobatics show

    Witness a thrilling display by talented performers during today’s optional acrobatics show. For more than 2,000 years, Chinese acrobats have been perfecting this unique form of performance art. Acrobatic troupes continue to dazzle audiences with unusual feats of balance and flexibility complemented by vibrant costumes, elaborate sets and traditional music.

  • Day 7: Beijing

    See the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium 

    Walk through Jingshan Park and enjoy a panoramic view of the Forbidden City 

    Explore Beijing on your own

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Beijing • Shanghai

    Travel by high-speed train to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Walk along the Bund, a colonial-era center for international banking and trade

  • Day 9: Shanghai

    Take a guided tour of Shanghai

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Jade Buddha Temple
    • Yu Garden, whose name literally means “happiness” 

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Lu

    Take a walking tour of Nanjing Road

    With your Tour Director you will:

    • Explore one of the world’s busiest shopping streets 
    • Interact with locals as you navigate the bustling crowds 
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Tienanmen Square [tyahn-ahn-men]
    • Forbidden City
    • Summer Palace

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (Available April–October only) 

    Participate in a tai chi lesson

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Enjoy a Peking duck dinner

  • Day 4: Beijing • Badaling

    Visit the Great Wall of China

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Take a day trip to the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China 

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Attend the Legend of Kung Fu show

  • Day 5: Beijing

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park (time permitting)

    Participate in a calligraphy lesson

    Take a walking tour of the alleys of Old Beijing in the Nanluoguxiang district

    Stop to snack on some local street food

    Take a rickshaw tour of a traditional Beijing neighborhood  

    Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal with a local family

  • Day 6: Beijing

    Visit the Yonghe Lamasery Temple

    Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone

    Visit with local students

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Acrobatics show

    Acrobatics show

    Witness a thrilling display by talented performers during today’s optional acrobatics show. For more than 2,000 years, Chinese acrobats have been perfecting this unique form of performance art. Acrobatic troupes continue to dazzle audiences with unusual feats of balance and flexibility complemented by vibrant costumes, elaborate sets and traditional music.

  • Day 7: Beijing

    See the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium 

    Walk through Jingshan Park and enjoy a panoramic view of the Forbidden City 

    Explore Beijing on your own

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Beijing • Shanghai

    Travel by high-speed train to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Walk along the Bund, a colonial-era center for international banking and trade

  • Day 9: Shanghai

    Take a guided tour of Shanghai

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Jade Buddha Temple
    • Yu Garden, whose name literally means “happiness” 

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Lu

    Take a walking tour of Nanjing Road

    With your Tour Director you will:

    • Explore one of the world’s busiest shopping streets 
    • Interact with locals as you navigate the bustling crowds 
  • Day 10: 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

    Includes breakfast and dinner daily

  • Entrances

    Summer Palace; Taiji Lesson; Forbidden City; Tiananmen Square; School Visit; Great Wall of China; Tea Ceremony; The Legend of Kung Fu Show; Temple of Heaven Park; Rickshaw Tour; Yonghe Lamasery; Olympic Sports Complex; With extension: Shanghai World Financial Center; Jade Buddha Temple; Yu Yuan Garden

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

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If you are currently enrolled, or enrol before December 16, 2020, on a tour travelling on or after October 1, 2021, you will have the option to cancel your tour for any reason through June 15, 2021. EF will refund 100% of the money you paid to EF, including the $199 non-refundable deposit and the cost of the Global Travel Protection Plan if your payments are up to date and your account is in good standing.

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