China, Old and New

A 4,000-year-old civilization comes to life as students embark on a journey to three cities that have undergone modern transformations. We start in Beijing, the political and cultural center of China, to tour ancient sites such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall and modern ones such as the newly built Olympic Park. Students then travel to Xi’an to see Terracotta warriors and learn about China’s ancient history. Our tour finishes in Shanghai, where we explore an epicenter of internationalism, The Bund, and learn about Shanghai’s booming economic growth.


Where modernism and tradition collide

Students are able to compare and contrast ancient and modern China, furthering their understanding of this 4,000-year-old civilization. Sites include:

  • The Great Wall tour near Beijing
  • Terracotta warriors in Xi’an
  • The Bund and City Planning Center of Shanghai



Price includes:
  • Daily accommodation with breakfast
  • Meals at local restaurants
  • Daily sightseeing programs as specified with private English speaking guide and bus in Beijing
  • Domestic Airfare from Beijing to Xi’an and from Xi’an to Shanghai
Price does not include:
  • International airfare to and from China
  • Visa fee
  • Personal expenditures
  • Gratuity to guides and drivers (Suggest $8 per person per day)




Day 1

  • Arrive in Beijing

Day 2

  • Full day tour of Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Peking Duck Dinner
  • Evening Kung Fu Show

Day 3

  • Tour of the Juyongguan Section of the Great Wall
  • Afternoon tour of the Olympic Park in Beijing

Day 4

  • Morning visit to the Panda Zoo and Summer Palace
  • Afternoon flight to Xian

Day 5

  • Full day tour of Terra Cotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum and Xi’an City Wall
  • Dumpling Dinner in Xi’an

Day 6

  • Morning Flight to Shanghai
  • Visit to local school
  • Silk Weaving Workshop
  • Evening Acrobatics Show

Day 7

  • Full day tour of Yu Garden, The Bund, Shanghai Museum and City Planning Center

Day 8

  • Transfer to airport for flight home