8 or 10 days

Beijing is a city in transformation, with fast-paced development thriving alongside historically significant sights like the Forbidden City.

Experience Chinese culture—from a Legend of Kung Fu show to a Peking duck dinner—and visit the greatest monument of all: the Great Wall. Construction on the Wall began in the 3rd century B.C., and today it extends for more than 3,000 miles.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Tiananmen Square [tyahn-ahn-men]
    • Forbidden City
    • Summer Palace

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (Available April–October only)

    Participate in a tai chi lesson

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Enjoy a Peking duck dinner

  • Day 4: Beijing • Badaling

    Visit the Great Wall of China

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Attend the Legend of Kung Fu show

  • Day 5: Beijing

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park (time permitting)

    Participate in a calligraphy lesson

    Take a walking tour of the alleys of Old Beijing in the Nanluoguxiang district

    Stop to snack on some local street food

    Take a rickshaw tour of a traditional Beijing neighborhood 

    Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal with a local family

  • Day 6: Beijing

    Visit the Yonghe Lamasery Temple

    Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone

    Visit with local students 

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Acrobatics show

    Acrobatics show

    Witness a thrilling display of gravity-defying acrobatics performed by talented performers. 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

    See the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium 

    Walk through Jingshan Park and enjoy a panoramic view of the Forbidden City

    Explore Beijing on your own

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Beijing • Shanghai

    Travel by high-speed train to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Walk along the Bund, a colonial-era center for international banking and trade

  • Day 9: Shanghai

    Take a guided tour of Shanghai

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Jade Buddha Temple
    • Yu Garden, whose name literally means “happiness” 

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Lu

    Take a walking tour of Nanjing Road

    With your Tour Director you will:

    • Explore one of the world’s busiest shopping streets 
    • Interact with locals as you navigate the bustling crowds 
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Tiananmen Square [tyahn-ahn-men]
    • Forbidden City
    • Summer Palace

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (Available April–October only)

    Participate in a tai chi lesson

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Enjoy a Peking duck dinner

  • Day 4: Beijing • Badaling

    Visit the Great Wall of China

    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Attend the Legend of Kung Fu show

  • Day 5: Beijing

    Visit the Temple of Heaven Park (time permitting)

    Participate in a calligraphy lesson

    Take a walking tour of the alleys of Old Beijing in the Nanluoguxiang district

    Stop to snack on some local street food

    Take a rickshaw tour of a traditional Beijing neighborhood 

    Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal with a local family

  • Day 6: Beijing

    Visit the Yonghe Lamasery Temple

    Visit the 798 Dashanzi Modern Art Zone

    Visit with local students 

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Acrobatics show

    Acrobatics show

    Witness a thrilling display of gravity-defying acrobatics performed by talented performers. 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

    See the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium 

    Walk through Jingshan Park and enjoy a panoramic view of the Forbidden City

    Explore Beijing on your own

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Beijing • Shanghai

    Travel by high-speed train to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Walk along the Bund, a colonial-era center for international banking and trade

  • Day 9: Shanghai

    Take a guided tour of Shanghai

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Jade Buddha Temple
    • Yu Garden, whose name literally means “happiness” 

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Lu

    Take a walking tour of Nanjing Road

    With your Tour Director you will:

    • Explore one of the world’s busiest shopping streets 
    • Interact with locals as you navigate the bustling crowds 
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?

Refer a friend or colleague to EF and we’ll thank you with $1,000. Learn more

Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Internal high-speed train with extension

  • Hotels

    6 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (8 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by an expert, licensed local guide (2 with extension); 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director

  • Entrances

    Summer Palace; Forbidden City; Tiananmen Square; Great Wall of China; The Legend of Kung Fu Show; Temple of Heaven Park; Hutong rickshaw tour; Yonghe Lamasery; Jingshan Park (With extension: Shanghai World Financial Center; Jade Buddha Temple; Yu Yuan Garden

  • Experiential learning

    Taiji lesson; School visit; Tea ceremony; Calligraphy lesson; Meal with Chinese family

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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