Crown Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
Set on bustling Wangfujing Avenue, the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Beijing stands in the heart of the city's vibrant shopping and international business centres, such as Oriental Plaza, Financial Street and CBD. The hotel is just 45 minutes drive from Beijing International Airport and 15 minutes...
Travel Dates: 16 July - 16 September 2020
Community Million Dollar Challenge, Great Wall Trek, 8 Days
Trek along a classic section of the Great Wall in Hebei Province. Camp, explore and trek between small villages after exploring the iconic sights of Beijing. Day 1 Join Beijing. Day 2 Drive to Gubeikou, commence trek. Day 3-6 In Hebei Province, trekking along remote sections of the Great Wall in...
Travel Dates: Only on 12 October 2020 & 18 October 2021
China Paid Teaching Internship, 5 months
Spend 5 months in China during a residential, paid English teaching internship. No experience is necessary as you'll receive all the training you need during your TEFL course - you'll be equipped with all the skills and confidence you need to make a success of your placement, and the group enviro...
Travel Dates: 1 February 2020 - 30 June 2021
Rich culture, delicious food, incredible architecture and stunning landscapes
As the world's oldest continuous civilisation, it was first unified in 221 BC, under Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Its the tomb of this ruler the Terracotta Army is guarding at Xi'an. Later, the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) is known for trade and exploration and during this time Beijing's famous architectural and cultural treasures, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, were built. Beyond the capital, China's other metropolitan drawcard is Shanghai. The skyline from The Bund is a spectacular tribute to engineering and neon.
Hong Kong and Macau also have their contemporary attractions and Tibet has its spiritual flavour but there are great sweeps of countryside to enjoy across China. Temples and teahouses to explore and of course, the Great Wall of China to walk. It's a misconception the Wall is an unbroken fortification – it's in sections; some of which are restored and heavy with tourists, others have a more authentic feel. Wherever you go, the food will be light years away from your local takeaway but that's the point. A holiday in China takes you far into another world.