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5 Days Shanghai & Nanjing Highlights Tour

Modernness to Tradition

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See the highlights in two famous cities of China: Shanghai & Nanjing. From the modern marvels to the ancient sights, from the hustle and bustle metropolis to the riverside ancient capital, you'll explore the best of China from different angle.

Highlights of this tour

  • Enjoy gorgeous panoramic view of old and new face of Shanghai - Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, The Bund, Shanghai World Financial Center;
  • Feel the magnificent revolution history of China in modern times in Nanjing - Presidential Palace, Zhonghua Gate and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum;

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Shanghai / Nanjing
Travel Length:
5 Days and 4 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-SHNJ-05
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

Welcome to Shanghai, the most metropolis of China! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name.

Then, you’ll be taken to have an 8-minute high-tech Maglev Train. It’s not a bird or a plane, just Shanghai’s Maglev Train, the world’s fastest train running 430km/hr. Your driver is ready to pick you up at the Longyang Road station, and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of today is at your leisure.

(Note: The Maglev Train time is 09:45-21:42, please kindly make sure if your arrival time is able to take it or not, and it is also subject to your arrival airport)

Shanghai Maglev Train
Day 2 Shanghai ( B, L )

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, the first stop is to visit Shanghai Museum, the No.4 museum in China. Enter into the “round heaven and square earth” and enjoy over 120,000 precious historic Chinese artistic relics, from bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphic works to jade, coins, seals and sculpture, etc. You won’t miss Da Ke Ding, the precious treasure of Shanghai Museum, showing the history and economy of the West Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC-771 BC)

Then, be followed a trip to Yu Garden, a shining star among all dotted ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan which fully embodies the traditional design of architecture. Jagged pavilion with elegant decoration, glittering pools with roving fish, sprouting pine trees, all these pleasant scenes refresh your mood. Adjacent to the garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar where you can savor tasteful local snacks and explore elaborate traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works.

Later, drive to Lujiazui Area of Pudong New District to visit Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) where you can have a panoramic view of the whole Shanghai and Huangpu River area. Ascend yourselves to 474 meters on the 100th floor to experience sky walk on the transparent glass-walled walkway and feel Shanghai lying at your feet and blue sky over your head.

You will then transfer to another popular landmark of Shanghai – Nanjing Road which is shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the local modern atmosphere. Lastly, you will stop at the Bund. Originally the towpath for transporting, the Bund transformed into a feverish trading district. Stroll along the Bund, feel the perfect fusion of Chinese culture and Western culture, and seize the stunning Shanghai skyline with your own eyes.

Evening Optional Activity: take Huangpu River cruise to enjoy fantastic night view of Shanghai. 

Shanghai MuseumBeautiful The BundClassical Yu Garden in Shanghai
Day 3 Shanghai - Nanjing (B, L)

Wondering why Shanghai became a modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village? This morning’s tour to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center will give you a full explanation to that question, besides that, you’ll have an overview of the ambitious plan for future.

Next is a wonderful visit to Jade Buddha Temple. Owning the largest jade Buddha in the world and numerous religious artifacts, ancient statues and Buddhist scriptures, the very pure land in the crowded downtown is a quiet place for nice break in this busy city.

In the afternoon, your guide will escort you to take a high speed train to Nanjing (2hrs). Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to check in your hotel. The rest of today is on your own to discover the ancient Nanjing.

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center with Visitors
Day 4 Nanjing (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Your first stop today is Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. Located at the foot of the majestic Purple Mountain, it is the tomb of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Father of Modern China. Some 392 steps lead to the very entrance in this mausoleum and it is a definite must-see place when you are visiting Nanjing. 

Later, you’ll have a great look at Zhonghua Gate which is the biggest castle-style city in China and the most complicated castle in the world. Built from 1366 to 1387, Zhonghua Gate boasts great skill, delicate structure and magnificent scale.

Then, head to Confucius Temple. Built in Song Dynasty, the year of 1034, Nanjing Confucius Temple has a history of about 1000 years. The whole temple covers a huge area, mainly consisting of Confucius Temple, Studying Hall and Gongyuan.

The last scenic spot today is the Qinhuai River to explore the local lifestyle. This river remembers the long history of the town and it is inseparable part of all that is happening in Nanjing. Its bank was very popular during the Qing and Ming Dynasties due to the red lantern alley that was placed there.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum
Day 5 Nanjing & Nanjing Departure (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll going to visit Presidential Palace. During the 1009 years and from 1840 to 1949, it was the backbone of Chinese military and politics. Now it is a historic site with great importance in modern history of China, also becoming the biggest modern history museums in China. 

Later, be followed a trip to Yuejiang Tower which is regarded as one of top 4 famous towers in Jiangnan Area. Built in 1374 in Ming Dynasty, Yuejiang Tower is in traditional, imperial architectural design, at 52-meter-tall with 7 stories. A visit to Yuejiang Tower makes you enjoy panoramic view of Yangtze River, appreciate Chinese architectural art as well as know some history of Ming Dynasty.

After the tour, transfer to the airport or train station for your departure flight/train. Service ends!

Presidential Palace

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