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Education Tours

With time-honored history, China rewards you with historical and cultural sites and the most stunning, untouched beauty of natural spots such as Beijing's Forbidden City, Xian's Terracotta Army, Guilin's Li River, etc. China educational tours offer you a chance to explore the mystery and beauty of China. Through students tours to China, you can gain more knowledge about China's history and society in-depth. Click the below-mentioned itineraries of educational tours in China and choose a right one for you! 

  • 11 Days Chinese Culture Educational Tour

    Tour Code: EDCC11

    Destination: Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou

    Attractions: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Lingering Garden, West Lake, Shanghai Bund

  • 14 Days Historical Capitals of China

    Tour Code: EDCC14

    Destination: Beijing, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Xi'an, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai

    Attractions: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Longmen Grottoes, Terracotta Warriors, West Lake, Lingering Garden, Shanghai Bund

Chinatour.com & AFAR Foundation Program

ChinaTour.com came into a Memorandum of Understanding with the AFAR Foundation and the Global Explorer in August 2013 to promote cross cultural exchange by sponsoring China travel for underserved students through the Learning AFAR program.


Travel is the best form of education. The Learning AFAR program grants travel scholarship to high achieving students who would not otherwise be able to explore the world and help them have an experiential travel free of charge.


ChinaTour.com, a reliable China tour operator, is pleased to be the sponsor and implementor of this educational travel program. We provide China tour itinerary, arrange the whole trip and donate $1 of every customer’s tour fee received this year to the experientialChina travel. Your $1 can change a child’s life. Please help us change more lives!


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The Goals of This Program

  • To provide a unique, life-changing educational travel experience for diverse groups of students from high schools in either New York City of the San Francisco Bay Area who wold not traditionally be able to afford the program.
  • To provide a cross-cultural experience for the selected participants.
  • To integrate science, culture, leadership and service into the program in ways that meet targeted educational goals of the selected schools.

The Achievement of This Program

Eight of the 10 students from Coliseum College Prep Academy who received letters of acceptance to participate in Learning AFAR 's China trip program in which they'll visit five iconic cities in China this summer. Provided to China Daily letters of acceptance to participate in Learning AFAR's China trip program in which they'll visit five iconic cities in China this summer. Provided to China Daily letters of acceptance to participate in Learning AFAR's China trip program in which they'll visit five iconic cities in China this summer.


Eight of the 10 students from Coliseum College Prep Academy who received letters of acceptance to participate in Learning AFAR's China trip program in which they'll visit five iconic cities in China this summer. Provided to China Daily letters of acceptance to participate in Learning AFAR's China trip program in which they'll visit five iconic cities in China this summer. Provided to China Daily letters of acceptance to participate in Learning AFA\R's China trip program in which they'll visit five iconic cities in China this summer.

The Itinerary of This Program

12 Days Tour to 5000-year-Young-China Proposal

  • Day 1 Hometown / Beijing

    China flight from your hometown to Beijing will provide you with meals, beverages and entertainment.

  • Day 2 Arrive in Beijing

    Your’ll get your first taste of China on the transfer from Beijing International Airport. Your guide will accompany you to your hotel.

  • Day 3 Explore Beijing (BB, L, D)

    Start the day with a breakfast to begin experiencing the contrast between ancient and modern China. The first stop today will be Tiananmen Square, the name originating from the famous Tiananmen Gate - or Gate of Heavenly Peace. The Gate separates it from the Forbidden City which served as the imperial palace for China for nearly 500 years from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. With 1,000 buildings and 9,000 rooms, the Forbidden City offers the largest collection of preserved, ancient, wooden structures in the world. Visit the capital museum in the afternoon.

  • Day 4 Explore Beijing (BB, L)

    Today you’ll see and perhaps climb the Great Wall of China, one of the country’s most famous tourist attractions and one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world. It runs about 5,500 miles through 150 different counties. After lunch, spend the afternoon with the children of migrant workers, face-to-face teaching English with learning Chinese paper-cut, mutual culture exchange, plant wishing trees.

  • Day 5 Beijing (BB, L, Special Dinner)

    Today you’ll travel through the Hutongs, another slowly disappearing Chinese treasure. Hutong are typical of the old neighborhoods of Beijing that were formed by lines of Siheyuan where the old Beijing residents lived. Learn some Tai Chi in the Hutong. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the top university of China - Peking University. In the evening, you’ll enjoy an authentic Peking Duck Banquet and a live presentation of the “Legend of Kung Fu” which has wowed and amazed audiences worldwide.

  • Day 6 Beijing / Shanghai / Suzhou (BB, L, D)

    Today you’ll fly to Shanghai (2 hours), and then take 2 hours bus drive to Suzhou. Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BC, is sometimes called the “Venice of the East”. The city is famous for its canals and stone bridges. You’ll visit the Suzhou Museum and take a boat ride on the Grand Canal, visit the Shantang Street in the afternoon. Shantang Street has a long history of about 1,100 years, its layout and architecture are best to represent the characteristics of Suzhou’s old alleys, and it has connections to many ancient Chinese celebrities and anecdotes.

  • Day 7 Suzhou / Nanjing (via Bus, 2.5 hours)

    Today’s tour start with the visit of the Lingering Garden. The Lingering Garden is a renowned classical Chinese garden and is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is known for its silk, so for sure we will take you to the Silk Spinning Factory, learn how silk was made. Drive to Nanjing. Nanjing was called Jinling in ancient times, enjoys the reputation of the “Ancient Capital of Six Dynasties”. Nowadays it has become a commercial hub and cultural center of southeast China. Today you’ll visit Dr. Sun Yet Sun Mausoleum, the holy land of Chinese people. Visit Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, Nanjing Confucius Temple and Qinhuai River. Confucius Temple, known as Fu Zi Miao in Chinese, was constructed in 1034 to worship and consecrate Confucius, the great philosopher and educator in ancient China. Qinhuai River, the largest river in Nanjing, is the cradle of the age-old Nanjing culture.

  • Day 8 Nanjing / Hangzhou (via Bus, 3 hours) (BB, L)

    Transferred to Hangzhou. Hangzhou is one of the seven capitals of ancient China, known for its tea products. Take a small boat ride on the West Lake which reveals the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou’s willow draped island. You’ll admire also the Su Causeway. It was built in the fifth year of Yuanyou Period in the Northern Song Dynasty (1090) and has evolved since then. At that time, Su Shi (Dongpo), a poet known as the prefect in Hangzhou Prefecture, had the West LAKE dredged, and built the Su Causeway by dredged silt. To commemorate Su Shi’s achievement in controlling the West Lake, it is named “Su Causeway”. Later, you’ll have a cup of Chinese famous Longjing tea at Green Tea Village, also you can pick the tea leaves yourself there.

  • Day 9 Hangzhou / Shanghai (via Bus, 3 hours) (BB, L)

    Drive to Shanghai. Today’s city tour starts with a visit to the Shanghai Old Street and Shanghai Bund. Shanghai is divided by the Huangpu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the Western side. The Bund is a five-block riverfront promenade with many of Shanghai’s banks and trading houses. After a local Vocational and technical School visit, you’ll spend some free time at Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Children Palace. With special exhibits and a collection of 120, 000 precious works of art, Shanghai Museum has become a favorite destination for tourists and local people. You can easily spend a few hours to examine its rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy.

  • Day 10 Shanghai (BB, L, D)

    Today, you’ll visit a local folk’s home, help them do some clean work. And you can singing and dancing for the grandparents and enjoy a happy day with them.

  • Day 11 Shanghai (BB)

    Today is free on your own to explore Shanghai.

  • Day 12 Shanghai / Hometown (BB)

    Enjoy some free time in the morning, and then home your sweet home.