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C210C – China, Ancient and Modern


10 day FULLY INCLUSIVE program suitable for Mandarin Language, History and Human Sciences

Designed for Humanities, Mandarin and Cross Curricular, TETC’s educational tour to China covers the ancient and modern aspects of this extraordinary nation. Visiting three key cities in 9 days will expose your students to China old and new: examine its archaeology, customs and societal structure; see how modern China continues to evolve and adapt to the needs of society while protecting its iconic places and natural resources.

TETC prides itself in introducing an innovative quality approach to Educational Group Tours. Our tours are carefully planned to provide the maximum educational content suitable to the Australian Curriculum.

This diverse and engaging program includes:

  • Fully guided excursions
  • Accommodation in 2-3* hotels
  • All breakfasts, lunch and dinners included – advanced bookings for individual dietary requirements ensures that food quantity and quality are equivalent to your expectation of adult groups’ standards.
  • A Mobile Wifi Hotspot (allowing up to 10 devices) so you can hit the ground running and avoid bill-shock, pre-loaded with 39€ data credit and 4G coverage






  • TETC programs are developed to highlight Key Learning Areas of the syllabus – excursions are chosen for their topics and relevance.
  • Local operators and providers are carefully selected by our Chinese representative office. We only use minimum 2 stars accommodation for the comfort and safety of your group, unless specifically requested otherwise.
  • All meals travel and accommodation are included in China complete with bilingual guides



  • You are busy teaching. Send us your risk assessment document and we will complete the tour section for your perusal. We are familiar with our overseas venues, hotels and locations and able to cover more details. This will assist you with all important H&S angles.
  • A school tour is no teacher’s holiday, you are on duty 24×7: Teachers are accommodated in single hotel rooms, unless specifically requested otherwise.
  • All meals are included in Japan – looking for a restaurant able to accommodate a group is NOT something you want to experience with a group of hungry teenagers at the end of a long and exciting day.



Your Itinerary

Depart from your capital city in the morning and arrive late evening in Chengdu.

Meal/Snacks on the plane

Direct flight

Overnight accommodation in Chengdu

After breakfast at your hotel, visit Chengdu’s Panda Breeding Research Centre to see China’s national animal and learn about conservation efforts. Stop for lunch (included), then in the afternoon your guide will take you to explore Chengdu’s Jinli old streets to take in some ancient Chinese charm (and souvenir shopping!). After your dinner (included) your guide will take you to visit a traditional teahouse to see Sichuan Opera and the famous face-changing act.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at local restaurants
Overnight accommodation in Chengdu

After breakfast at your hotel your guide will take you to catch the Fast Train from Chengdu to Xi’an (2nd class, unguided on the train). When you arrive in Xi’an, you will be met by your new city guide to lunch (included) then ride bikes around the top of Xi’an’s ancient City Walls – a great opportunity to soak in all the sights of the city! After your dinner (included) take an evening stroll to see the Drum and Bell tower lit up at night. (Entrance not included)

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at local restaurants
Overnight accommodation in Xi’an

After breakfast at your hotel, board the coach with your guide and go deeper into China’s ancient past at the Terracotta Warriors. After lunch (included), take a tour of Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter market with all its sights and sounds. You will be back in time to catch the Overnight Train (soft sleeper) from Xi’an to Shanghai.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at local restaurants
Overnight train sleeper cabin

The train arrives late morning in Shanghai. Your new guide will take you to lunch (included) then on to the Biggest Starbucks in the world, a factory style shop where you can not only have a taste of coffee but also learn about Starbucks’ history and how the process of making coffee (drinks not included). Afterwards, take a walk around People’s Square and The Bund to Learn about China’s rapid urban development. After dinner (included), enjoy an evening cruise on the Huangpu River for more amazing views of the Shanghai skyline.

Meals at local restaurants

Overnight accommodation in Shanghai

After breakfast at your hotel, visit Yu Yuan Gardens to learn more about Chinese Garden art.
Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, the Jade Rock in the garden is the best out of the three strange stone in south of the Yangtze River, then look for gifts and local delicacies at the Bazaar.
For lunch (included) try Shanghai’s famous Xiao Long Bao dumplings.
In the afternoon, take a tour of Shanghai’s financial district, Lujiazui, and head to the observation deck of the Pearl TV Tower for a view of the whole city.
Your guide will take you to catch the Overnight train (soft sleeper) from Shanghai to Beijing.

Breakfast and lunch provided. For dinner, BYO food or buy from trolley.

Overnight train sleeper cabins

Arrive around 9.30 in Beijing (Passengers organize their own breakfast – BYO or buy from trolley). Start your day with Mandarin lessons (two sessions of 45 mins), then break for lunch (included). In the afternoon, visit and learn about China’s imperial history at Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, then take in the panoramic view of historic Beijing from Jingshan Park. (Dinner included). In the evening, are you brave enough to try any delicacies at Wangfujing Night Markets? (Snacks not included).

Breakfast BYO food or buy from train trolley. Lunch and dinner provided.

Overnight accommodation in Beijing

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will take you to the outskirts of the city (2 hours), then you will hike (2-3 hours) to a secluded and incredibly beautiful section of the Great Wall, avoiding the crowds. (Lunch is provided). Return to Beijing to recover with dinner (provided) then watch performers provide an amazing acrobatic show!

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided

Overnight accommodation in Beijing

After your hotel breakfast, the morning starts with a Kung Fu lesson in the park. Then continue to see the Temple of Heaven to see classic imperial Chinese architecture and get a taste of Chinese park life. Experience a Chinese tea ceremony at a teahouse located in the corner of the park, before your lunch (included). In the afternoon, visit the Summer Palace. Walk through the grounds and then take a wooden boat across the palatial lake, before returning for dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided

Overnight accommodation in Beijing

After your hotel breakfast, have a guided walking tour through one of Beijing’s ancient hutong areas. (Hutongs are the traditional courtyard based residential streets of Beijing).

Lunch will be provided before your transfer to the airport for flight home.

Departure in the afternoon

Breakfast and Lunch provided

Additional meals on flight

Itinerary subject to change due to flight schedules, local and international holidays and other logistical factors. Price may vary depending on date of departure, currency exchange fluctuation, date of deposit receipt, gender mix, group size, etc… Flights and airport taxes not included (why?)– can be added as an option.

10 days