12 days
Beijing and Shanghai
A FRESH APPROACH TO LANGUAGE IMMERSION 
Each day of your Language Immersion Tour is built around a different theme that ties together daily language classes, cultural activities and interactions with locals. Accredited classes at our EF International Language Schools provide students with the cultural context and relevant vocabulary they’ll need to navigate each experiential activity. Through it all, your Language Immersion Program Director will be with you, supporting your students’ language learning and highlighting each breakthrough moment.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Dinner in Beijing
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Tour Beijing with an expert local guide

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Dinner in Beijing
  • Day 4: Badaling • Beijing

    Excursion to Badaling section of the Great Wall of China

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Dinner in Beijing

    Enjoy The Legend of Kung Fu show
  • Day 5: Beijing

    Today's Theme: Art

    Master art-related terms during an interactive language lesson

    Visit the Yonghe Lamasery Temple

    Enjoy a sugar painting demonstration by a local artisan

    Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone

    Dinner in Beijing
  • Day 6: Beijing

    Today's Theme: History

    Learn history-related terms and practice during an interactive language lesson

    Visit the Summer Palace

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

    Participate in a Taiji lesson

    Take a calligraphy lesson

    Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal with a local family

  • Day 7: Beijing

    Today's Theme: Daily Life

    Practice your conversational skills in a language lesson centered around daily life

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park

    Play Chase the Ace, a traditional Chinese card game

    Pearl Market challenge

    Peking Duck Dinner

  • Day 8: Beijing

    Today's Theme: Culinary Traditions

    Practice food-related vocabulary in an interactive language lesson

    Market visit

    Prepare a meal at a cooking class led by a local chef

    Dinner in Beijing
  • Day 9: Beijing

    Today's Theme: Sports

    Practice sports-related vocabulary in an interactive language lesson

    Visit a sports complex

    Dinner in Beijing

    Visit pen pal school

  • Day 10: Beijing • Shanghai

    Travel by high-speed train to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Enjoy free time on the Bund

    Dinner in Shanghai

    Enjoy a Chinese acrobatics show

  • Day 11: Shanghai

    Tour Shanghai with an expert local guide

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    Visit a Bargaining Market

    Dinner in Shanghai
  • Day 12: 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

    Dinner in Beijing
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Tour Beijing with an expert local guide

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Dinner in Beijing
  • Day 4: Badaling • Beijing

    Excursion to Badaling section of the Great Wall of China

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Dinner in Beijing

    Enjoy The Legend of Kung Fu show
  • Day 5: Beijing

    Today's Theme: Art

    Master art-related terms during an interactive language lesson

    Visit the Yonghe Lamasery Temple

    Enjoy a sugar painting demonstration by a local artisan

    Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone

    Dinner in Beijing
  • Day 6: Beijing

    Today's Theme: History

    Learn history-related terms and practice during an interactive language lesson

    Visit the Summer Palace

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

    Participate in a Taiji lesson

    Take a calligraphy lesson

    Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal with a local family

  • Day 7: Beijing

    Today's Theme: Daily Life

    Practice your conversational skills in a language lesson centered around daily life

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park

    Play Chase the Ace, a traditional Chinese card game

    Pearl Market challenge

    Peking Duck Dinner

  • Day 8: Beijing

    Today's Theme: Culinary Traditions

    Practice food-related vocabulary in an interactive language lesson

    Market visit

    Prepare a meal at a cooking class led by a local chef

    Dinner in Beijing
  • Day 9: Beijing

    Today's Theme: Sports

    Practice sports-related vocabulary in an interactive language lesson

    Visit a sports complex

    Dinner in Beijing

    Visit pen pal school

  • Day 10: Beijing • Shanghai

    Travel by high-speed train to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Enjoy free time on the Bund

    Dinner in Shanghai

    Enjoy a Chinese acrobatics show

  • Day 11: Shanghai

    Tour Shanghai with an expert local guide

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    Visit a Bargaining Market

    Dinner in Shanghai
  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Get round-trip flights on major carriers, and travel on the ground with air-conditioned motorcoaches and internal transportation.

  • Hotels

    Enjoy a 10-night stay in centrally located tourist hotels with private bathrooms.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • Guided sightseeing

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

  • Entrances

    Step inside the world’s most cherished treasures, like the Great Wall of China, Yonghe Lamasery, Dashanzi Modern Art Zone, and Summer Palace with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets

  • Language lessons

    Each accredited class at your EF International Language School provides cultural context and relevant vocabulary for your immersive activities.

  • Full-time Language Immersion Program Director

    Your bilingual Program Director is by your side 24/7, building your language confidence through lessons and providing cultural context throughout your trip—all while handling on-tour logistics everywhere you go.

  • Experiential learning

    Immerse yourself in the culture through in-depth guided tours, shared insights from expert guides, daily interactions with locals, a cooking class, a Taiji lesson and more.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

Lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

Risk-free enrolment period: Benefit from added flexibility

If you are currently enrolled, or enrol by December 15, 2021, on a tour with a scheduled departure date between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, you will have will have the option to cancel your tour for any reason by March 1, 2022, for a full refund of 100% of the money 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 financial standing.

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