China Soccer and Sights
Through its history, China was the source of many major inventions. It has also one of the world's oldest written language systems. China is also home to The Great Wall; the only man made structure that can be seen by the naked eye from space! Soccer is the most popular sport and China and is on the rise on the national stage. China played in its first World Cup in 2002, and has been runners-up at the Asian Cup twice: in 1984 and 2004. International soccer teams traveling to China will be greeted warmly by their gracious hosts!
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Beijing is divided into 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties. Beijing is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and motorways passing through the city. Beijing is recognized as the political, educational, and cultural center of the People's Republic of China. The city hosted the 2008 Olympic Games. There is scarcely a major building of any age in Beijing that doesn't have at least some national historical significance. Beijing is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, and huge stone walls and gates. Its art treasures and universities have long made the city a centre of culture and art in China. Places to visit in Beijing and the surrounding area include: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven, The Olympic Park (the Bird Nest and the Water Cube), and of course The Great Wall.
China program highlights and sights:
Play games vs. local Chinese teams
Sightseeing in Beijing and Tianjin
Visit the Great Wall
Visit the "Birds Nest" and Olympic facilities
China, the most populated country in the world, is one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations. Prior to the 19th century it possessed one of the most advanced societies and economies in the world; but through successive dynasties it then missed the industrial revolution and began to decline. In the 19th and 20th century, imperialism, internal weakness, and civil wars damaged the country and its economy, leading to the overthrow of imperial rule. Historically, China's cultural sphere has extended across East Asia as a whole, with Chinese religion, customs, and writing systems being adapted to varying degrees by neighbors such as Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
China - Beijing
Day 1 Departure from the USA or Canada
Day 2 Arrival Beijing
Day 3 Training followed by sightseeing in Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
Day 4 Visit the Birds Nest and Olympic Park followed by evening match
Day 5 Visit Temple of Heaven followed by evening match
Day 6 Day trip to the Great Wall
Day 7 Day trip to Tianjin followed by evening match
Day 8 Day at leisure
Day 9 Transfer to Beijing airport for return flight
Starting at US$2200 per person March-April departure
Starting at US$2300 per person June-August departure
Starting at CAD2300 per person March-April departure
Starting at CAD2800 per person June-August departure
Prices are based on departure from Los Angeles, Vancouver or Seattle, with 40 people traveling and do not include airport taxes or fuel surcharges which are approx. $ 550.00 - $ 650.00 per person. Contact us for a detailed price quote and itinerary.