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Business Studies in China

6 Day Study Experience Tours from £1259 per student
Departing: Throughout 2018 & 2019
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Situated on the estuary of the Yangtze River, Shanghai, also called Hu for short, is the largest city in China. Endowed with many historical sites and a rich cultural legacy, it is also a modern city, good at absorbing advanced culture from the western world. Shanghai is the most signifi cant industrial and commercial hub in China, and also the national centre in terms of economy, transport, technology, industry, finance, trade, convention, and shipping. Its GDP ranks top in China and it is only second to Tokyo in terms of gross regional production across Asia.

Study Experiences has developed a unique tour programme for school and college Business Studies students which combines exclusive educational experiences with great sights and fascinating cultural visits. The educational benefits to the students of immersing themselves in a totally different way of life will remain with them for many years to come.

6 Day Shanghai Tour - what the price includes:-

  • Return scheduled flights from London to Shanghai
  • 1 checked bag (hold luggage) per passenger
  • Return airport to hotel coach transfers (optional Maglev train transfer to the airport for return flight)
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at good standard hotel in Shanghai
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day full day in Shanghai
  • Guided tours to the Volkswagen Car Factory, Pudong New International Exchange Centre and the Yakult Factory
  • Guided tours to visit the TV Tower, the Shanghai History Museum, the Shanghai Maglev Museum, The Bund, Nanjing East Road, Yuyuan Garden, and to old Shanghai to experience a tea ceremony
  • Transfers between your accommodation and included activities each day
  • Services of a specialist tour guide throughout your time in China
  • Individually tailored itinerary
  • 1 Free Staff Place for every 10 students
  • All Government Taxes, City Taxes, Service Charges & VAT
  • 24 hour emergency cover and support

11 Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly overnight to Shanghai

Day 2 - Arrive in Shanghai and transfer to accommodation - Guided tour to visit the TV Tower and the Shanghai History Museum

Day 3 - Guided tour to visit the Volkswagen Car Factory, the Yuyuan Garden and old Shanghai city for a tea ceremony

Day 4 - Guided tour to visit Pudong New International Exchange Centre and the Shanghai Maglev Museum

Day 5 - Guided tour to the Yakult factory, the Bund and Nanjing East Road

Day 6 - Free time until transfer to the airport fro return flight to the UK

More information about some of the included visits:-

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

At 468 metres high, this tower is the world’s third tallest TV and radio tower, surpassed in height only by towers in Toronto and Moscow. However, even more alluring than its height is the tower’s unique architectural design. Furthermore the entire structure is sited on rich green grassland to give the appearance of pearls shining on a jade plate. Visitors travel up and down the tower in double-decker elevators at the rate of seven metres per second. The elevator attendants give an introduction to the TV Tower in English during the rapid ¼-mile ascent. You will then find the Shanghai History Museum located in the tower’s pedestal, while the large lower sphere has a futuristic space city and a fabulous sightseeing hall. From here, on a clear day you can see all the way to the Yangtze River.

Shanghai Old City

Shanghai Old City refers to the large temple complex and the traditional district of commerce in the city, surrounding the temple. There are over a hundred stores and shops in this area, and most of these store buildings are nearly a century old. The temple connects to the Yuyuan Garden, another landmark of the old city. A mall next to the Garden is known as the City God Temple Fair, an interesting place to go shopping, learn about the customs of old Shanghai, admire structures built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and enjoy the local food. Today, the area is a charming, if chaotic, mixture of the new and old, authentic and fake, classic and tacky.

The Bund

Shanghai is undoubtedly the showcase of 21st Century China and its cosmopolitan atmosphere is far removed from most of the country’s other cities. From the Bund, the city’s vibrant waterfront district where you are surrounded by classic 1930s colonial architecture, the view across the river is of the towering skyscrapers of new Shanghai. The incredible pace of development is unmatched by any other city in China, even Beijing, resulting in a constantly changing skyline.

Nanjing Road

The pedestrianised Nanjing Road is considered to be China’s premier shopping street. Starting at the Bund in the east and ending in the west at the junction of Jing’an Temple and Yan’an West Street, this 3.4-mile-long road is always a hive of activity and is a favourite shopping area with locals and tourists alike. The experience of exploring this area will leave you in no doubt as to the speed and scale of China’s consumer economy.

The Shanghai Volkswagen Car Factory

Founded in 1985 this factory is a joint venture in the field of automotive engineering. By the end of 2010 it had produced over 6 million cars. A tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and offers business studies students a useful insight into joint ventures in the new China and the production techniques used in a modern factory.

The factory consists of 5 production areas and a development centre. On arrival at the Glass Hall of the factory, the plant guide will show you an introductory video, before you board a trolley to visit the workshops. You will visit the Stamping, Welding and Assembly workshops aboard the trolley, before returning to the Glass Hall, where you will see the factory layout map, some completed cars and a short film about the history of the company. Please note that all visitors must be 13 years or older and no photos can be taken in the workshops. The transfer time from Shanghai to the factory is approximately one hour.

Further Information

Your Flight Arrangements

We use the scheduled services of airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and KLM. Please see approximate timings below for flights from London (please note that these times are purely for guidance). Flights are also available from regional airports for a supplement.

Outbound: Depart: London – 1330hrs, Arrive: Shanghai – 0830hrs
Inbound: Depart: Shanghai – 1150hrs, Arrive: London – 1635hrs

(Please note that your outbound flight is overnight, departing during the afternoon and arriving in China the following morning).

Travelling in China

Throughout your time in each city, you will travel on an executive standard coach, arranged exclusively for your group.

Your Accommodation

Our hotels in Shanghai are of 3-star standard, such as the Jiulong Hotel or similar. All rooms at the hotels have two or three single beds, private bathrooms, colour television and telephone. Teachers are accommodated on the basis of two sharing a room.

Your Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included during your time in Shanghai.

Your Tour Guide in China

Our guides in China, who will accompany you throughout the tour, are highly trained, professional tour managers, with a special love and knowledge of their country. Always on hand to give advice and to manage your day-to-day arrangements, the guides will ensure you gain the very most from your visit to China. You can rest assured that the service you will receive from the guides in China will surpass your expectations.

Group Size

Our tour programme is based on a minimum group size of 20 students.

Your Choice of Travel Dates

Our China tours are available throughout the year, during term time and also during half terms and holidays. You are therefore able to select your choice of travel dates. Please note that certain dates may carry a supplement to the prices shown. Our most popular travel periods for student groups are during the February and October half terms, the Easter holidays and the July activity week period.

Your Educational Visits & Attractions

We include a full itinerary of sightseeing and excursions every day in your tour price, all led by our expert guides, so you can be certain that you will see all the main sights and attractions in each city you visit. We also provide you with our China ‘Educational Visits and Attractions Guide’ to ensure you are fully aware of all the additional visits and activities you could add to your itinerary.


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