China Business & Economics

Prices from: £1,695

Surely there can be no better way to inspire and educate about business and economics than on a school trip to China?

Beijing, China’s capital, is a modern metropolis sprawling Eastern China. The city has an extremely diverse business make up, which includes a robust IT and manufacturing sector as well as a healthy financial sector, tourism, new and hi-tech industries and the modern manufacturing sector.

Add to this one of the world’s leading financial centres, Shanghai. Home to the Shanghai World Financial Centre, the Lujiazui financial district, and one of the most futuristic skylines in the world.
The Beijing 2008 Olympics has also had a strong impact on Beijing and China, with economic development and providing a show-case for the city and china as a whole, allowing new businesses to be attracted to it. On a business studies trip to China, you can visit numerous business and factories, see tourism industry at work and also try to understand the how this recent economic boom mingles with rich, deep-rooted Chinese traditions.

All Adaptable Travel trips are bespoke, and we work with you to craft the perfect school tripyou’re your groups needs.  Contact Adaptable Travel today to start working with us to plan your trip.

Teachers rate our Beijing & Shanghai trips

Sorry, there are no reviews yet.

Mandarin Lessons
Adaptable Travel work with local, specialised language schools to provide exp... Read more
SHANGHAI: Yu Yuan Gardens and Bazaar
Regarded as a ‘must-visit’ in Shanghai, Yùyuán Gardens off... Read more
SHANGHAI: Lujiazui & Pearl TV Tower
This half day tour takes you and your students to arguabl... Read more
Walk The Great Wall of China
One of the eight wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China to... Read more
SHANGHAI: People's Square, Nanjing Road & The Bund
On this half day tour, your group will see ... Read more
Chinese School
On this unique experience, your group can visit a Chinese school, specially mat... Read more
Hutong Walking Tours
Hutong is a typical Chinese lane in Beijing that originated during the Yu... Read more
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
Explore different aspects of science at the Shanghai Sc... Read more
The Legacy of the Beijing Olympics Games 2008
The 29th Olympic Games and the 13th Paralympics ... Read more
Summer Palace School Visit
The Summer Palace is an impressive palace dating back to 1750. Init... Read more
Temple of Heaven Tour
The Temple of Heaven is large, bigger than the Forbidden City, yet small... Read more
Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
Tiananmen Square is the largest central square in the worl... Read more

Holiday Inn Express Shangai Putuo


Surrounded by a landscaped garden next to the Suzho... Read more

Zhong An Inn An Ding Men Hotel, 3*

Location: Hotel is located in central Beijing, with easy access to ... Read more

Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhenping


This accommodation is 1.7 miles from Jing'an Tem... Read more

King Parkview Hotel


This accommodation is located on Shatan Back Street, surrounded b... Read more

Chong Wen Men Hotel


Located at No.2, West Chong Wen Men Street, Beijing. It is near T... Read more

Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Below is a suggested itinerary for 8 days, 6 nights visiting Beijing & Shanghai. Did you know our itineraries are 100% flexible? We have an expert team waiting to help create your perfect China school trip, so if the below needs tweaking, just ask.



  • Depart from UK airport (usually London) and travel overnight to Beijing.



  • Morning/Afternoon:
    Arrive at Beijing Capital Airport and transfer to your accommodation.
    Take a guided tour through one of Beijing’s ancient hutong areas.
  • Evening:
    After enjoying a Peking duck welcome banquet your group will be briefed about your trip.



  • Morning:
    Visit a Chinese company
     to observe how business works in the world's fastest growing economy in Beijing. Followed by a lecture and Q&A.
  • Afternoon:
    Visit the Olympic Park, including the Bird's Nest Stadium (entrance included) and Watercube (entrance not included), where China assumed its position as a major player on the world stage.
  • Evening:
    LectureA guest speaker will host a talk about "Doing Business in China" from a foreign perspective. Followed by a student-led Q and A.



  • Morning/Afternoon:
    Visit a secluded section of the Great Wall, avoiding the crowds.
  • Evening:
    Witness an amazing Acrobatic show.



  • Morning:
    Visit the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City to learn about imperial China.

    Take the fast train from Beijing South Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Station

    Arrive in Shanghai Station and proceed to your accommodation to check-in.



  • Morning:
    Visit a factory and observe China's manufacturing industry up close. Tour the factory and attend a lecture about the organisation and its trade in China. Followed by Q&A session.
  • Afternoon:
    Take your students on a walking tour of People's Square, Nanjing Road and the Bund.
  • Evening
    Enjoy an evening cruise on the Huangpu River and see the amazing skyline of Shanghai.



  • Morning:
    Browse gifts and local delicacies at Yu Yuan Gardens and Bazaar. Then try Shanghai's famous Xiao Long Bao Dumplings for lunch.
  • Afternoon:
    Take a tour of Lujiazui, Shanghai's financial district, and head to the top of the Shanghai World Financial Centre, one of Shanghai's tallest building in the economic centre of Pudong.



  • Morning:
    Transfer to Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight home.


Adaptable Travel can tailor-make an itinerary around the needs of your group. Contact us today to start organising your next school trip to China. Contact us here.

FREE custom hoodies with your trip to Disneyland Paris

Adaptable Travel are offering Free hoodies on all school trips to Disneyland Paris.

Book your trip to Disneyland Paris by the end of April 2018 (for travel at any point) and receive personal...

Read more >

Educational Trips Price Promise Guarantee

Adaptable Travel strongly believes that educational trips should be accessible to all, no matter what their budget. That is why we are determined to bring down the cost of educational trips for ...

Read more >

School Ski Trip Discount

To mark the official launch of our school ski trips division, Ski Adaptable, we are offering £10 off all school ski trips.

To take advantage of this offer, all you need to do is book any ed...

Read more >

Book with confidence

All of our trips are protected by ATOL or ABTA bonding. This means your money is safe when booking your school trip with Adaptable Travel.

Read more information by clicking the logos below

ATOL Protected ABTA: The Travel Association