Children of China

  • 9 Days
  • Service Learning Tour

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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Beijing

3 3 Nights

Xi'an

2 2 Nights

Shanghai

2 2 Nights
Return
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What's Included

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.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

Leave the airlines to us.

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

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.

Double Occupancy

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Shanghai Acrobatic Show

Shanghai Acrobatic Show

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.

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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.

Taiji Exercises

Taiji Exercises

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.

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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.

Children's School Service Project in Shanghai

Children's School Service Project in Shanghai

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.

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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.

Reforestation Eco-Activity in Xi'an

Reforestation Eco-Activity in Xi'an

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.

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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.

Children's School Service Project in Beijing

Children's School Service Project in Beijing

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.

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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.

Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden

Shanghai Tour with Guide

Shanghai Tour with Guide

Xi'an-Shanghai Flight

Xi'an-Shanghai Flight

Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors

Beijing Tour with Guide

Beijing Tour with Guide

Xi'an Tour with Guide

Xi'an Tour with Guide

Kung Fu Show

Kung Fu Show

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Peking Duck Dinner

Peking Duck Dinner

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven

Beijing-Xi'an Flight

Beijing-Xi'an Flight

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Itinerary

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.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Beijing

Arrive in Beijing and begin to explore this exciting capital city.

Day 3: Beijing

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.

Day 4: Beijing

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.

Day 5: Xi'an

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.

Day 6: 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.

Day 7: Shanghai

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.

Day 8: Shanghai

Visit a 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.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate-Plus Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $180

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Ultimate Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $90

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