8 days
Beijing, Badaling
Beijing is a city in constant evolution, which you’ll see for yourself as you stand in awe of the city’s jaw-dropping skyline, marvel at the Summer Palace’s huge lakes and hilltop views, and contemplate two dynasties of imperial rule at the Forbidden City. Past blends into present as you trek across the Great Wall’s majestic peaks, savor local heritage during a Peking duck dinner, and participate in a traditional tea ceremony, whose 4,000-year-old practices remain central to Chinese culture today.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in Beijing

  • Day 3: Beijing

    Tour Beijing with an expert local guide

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (seasonal: April to October)

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Participate in a Taiji lesson

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Tour Beijing University campus 

  • Day 4: Beijing • Badaling • Beijing

    Tour the Great Wall of China with your Tour Director

    Stop to take a photo at the site of the 2008 Olympics

    Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony in Beijing

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    Tonight, see the show that tells the story of a young boy, Chun Yi (the pure one), who in order to pursue spiritual and physical harmony becomes a monk and learns kung fu. Along the way he overcomes obstacles, is distracted and tempted, but ultimately achieves the designation of master. This performance combines story-telling, kung-fu, acrobatics, modern dance, and original music to celebrate the philosophy and skill of martial arts.

  • Day 5: Beijing

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park

    Visit the Beijing Zoo

    Tour Beijing's Hutongs by traditional rickshaw

    Enjoy dinner with a local Hutong family

  • Day 6: Beijing

    Visit the Yonghe Lamasery Temple

    Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Acrobatics show

    Acrobatics show

    Witness a thrilling display by talented performers during today’s optional acrobatics show. For more than 2,000 years, Chinese acrobats have been perfecting this unique form of performance art. Acrobatic troupes continue to dazzle audiences with unusual feats of balance and flexibility complemented by vibrant costumes, elaborate sets and traditional music. 

  • Day 7: Beijing

    Spend a full day exploring Beijing on your own

    Enjoy a traditional Peking Duck dinner in Beijing

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in Beijing

  • Day 3: Beijing

    Tour Beijing with an expert local guide

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (seasonal: April to October)

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Participate in a Taiji lesson

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Tour Beijing University campus 

  • Day 4: Beijing • Badaling • Beijing

    Tour the Great Wall of China with your Tour Director

    Stop to take a photo at the site of the 2008 Olympics

    Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony in Beijing

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    The Legend of Kung Fu show

    Tonight, see the show that tells the story of a young boy, Chun Yi (the pure one), who in order to pursue spiritual and physical harmony becomes a monk and learns kung fu. Along the way he overcomes obstacles, is distracted and tempted, but ultimately achieves the designation of master. This performance combines story-telling, kung-fu, acrobatics, modern dance, and original music to celebrate the philosophy and skill of martial arts.

  • Day 5: Beijing

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park

    Visit the Beijing Zoo

    Tour Beijing's Hutongs by traditional rickshaw

    Enjoy dinner with a local Hutong family

  • Day 6: Beijing

    Visit the Yonghe Lamasery Temple

    Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Acrobatics show

    Acrobatics show

    Witness a thrilling display by talented performers during today’s optional acrobatics show. For more than 2,000 years, Chinese acrobats have been perfecting this unique form of performance art. Acrobatic troupes continue to dazzle audiences with unusual feats of balance and flexibility complemented by vibrant costumes, elaborate sets and traditional music. 

  • Day 7: Beijing

    Spend a full day exploring Beijing on your own

    Enjoy a traditional Peking Duck dinner in Beijing

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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What's Included

  • Round-trip airfare and transportation

    Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end Support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum Integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $15 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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