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Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.
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After a busy day, comfort is key.
Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.
Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.
Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.
Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
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24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.
Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
Marvel at the impressive choreography of Chinese acrobats. This ancient and popular art form has evolved into an elaborate and thrilling style of performance that demonstrates the intense physical and mental training and discipline of the acrobats. The costumes, music, props, and lighting effects are all part of the show as you marvel at juggling, Chinese yo-yo, contortionism, plate spinning, pole climbs, and more.
Touted for providing great physical and mental health benefits to practitioners of all ages, Taiji (or Tai Chi) exercises are practiced regularly by many Chinese citizens and natives of other countries as its popularity has spread across the globe. Join locals on the grounds of the Temple of Heaven to learn about the graceful movement sets and transitions of this popular martial art and to try the exercises for yourself.
Volunteer at a school for less fortunate urban students. Meet the children, learning about the hardships they have endured as you share and contrast their typical daily customs and activities with those in the United States.
Receive a warm welcome from the community of Xi'an as you contribute volunteer efforts towards planting native trees in the town. Project staff will provide guidance in the task and highlight the importance of reforestation to maintaining a sustainable ecosystem.
Visit a Beijing school for disadvantaged youth. As you volunteer at the school, sharing laughs and stories, you'll gain an understanding of their daily lives, studies and challenges and have the opportunity to contrast what you learn and experience with your own lifestyle and school system at home.
Forbidden City, Tang Dynasty Show, Shanghai's Bund, Temple of Heaven, Taiji Exercises in Beijing, Great Wall of China, Xi'an Muslim Quarter, Terracotta Warriors, Olympic Park, Exchange and Cooking Lesson with Local Students, Calligraphy Lesson, Hutong Area Home Visit, Peking Duck Dinner, Tea Ceremony, Silk Shop
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Depart from the USA.
Arrive in Beijing and begin to explore this exciting capital city.
Start your day joining locals in their
Taiji exercises before visiting the majestic Temple of Heaven. After lunch, visit the precious relics of the Forbidden City, a maze of buildings that was off-limits to the public for 500 years, and historic Tiananmen Square. In the evening, experience one of the country's most noted culinary specialties with a Peking Duck dinner.
This morning's excursion takes you to the impressive Great Wall, the world's largest man-made structure, with a view of the Olympic Site en route. Take a cable car and hike a section of the wall. Then return to Beijing to meet and interact with disadvantaged children during a
service activity at a local school. After dinner enjoy a spectacular Kung Fu show, highlighting one of China’s oldest martial arts.
This morning enjoy time to experience more of vibrant Beijing at your own pace. Then transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Xi'an.
Today unearth part of China's history with a visit to the life-size Terracotta Warriors, burial guardians of China's First Emperor. View the Bronze Chariot and see a Circle Vision movie. This afternoon you'll improve the environment and give back through participation in a community
tree planting eco-activity around the local neighborhood.
Fly to bustling Shanghai this morning. Tour many of the city's unique sights including Yuyuan Garden, the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai, the Jade Buddha Temple and a silk workshop where you will observe the process for making this luxurious textile. Tonight's dinner is followed by the famous
Shanghai Acrobatic Show.
school for less fortunate urban students this morning. Meet the children, learning about the hardships they have endured as you share and contrast their typical daily customs and activities with those in the United States. In the afternoon, visit the business district called the Bund, a symbol of modern Shanghai. Spend your final evening abroad exploring Xin Tian Di, a pedestrian district popular with the locals, known for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Depart for the USA.
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Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $90Add to Tour