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Private Nanjing Sightseeing Day Trip from Shanghai by Train including Lunch

Shanghai, China
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Travel from Shanghai to Nanjing round-trip by train for a full-day tour of the formal capital city. Your experienced guide meets you at the train station in Nanjing and takes you to Chaotian Gong (Heaven Palace), which contains an excellent museum. Then visit the Zhonghua Gate, a defensive and hulking architectural wonder. After lunch, stop into Nanjing’s Confucius Temple, then take a sightseeing cruise on the Qinhuai River, followed by a walk around the impressive Sun Yatsen Mausoleum before returning to Nanjing.
  • Full-day tour to Nanjing by train from Shanghai
  • Use the provided train tickets and transfers to travel round-trip to Nanjing
  • Enjoy a Nanjing city sightseeing tour with a professional guide
  • Visit Chaotian Gong, Zhonghua Gate and Nanjing’s Confucius Temple
  • Climb up the massive stairway to the Ming-style tomb built for Sun Yatsen
  • Enjoy leisurely sightseeing while cruising on the Qinhuai River, part of the mighty Yangtze River
  • Includes train tickets, entrance fees, lunch, and transfer from train station

What's Included

  • Railway station pickup and drop-off
  • Professional and friendly English-speaking tour guide in Nanjing
  • Transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle in Nanjing
  • Lunch
  • Additional snacks and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transfer service in Shanghai
  • Fast train tickets (if optional is not selected)

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Pickup details

Location Name: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥火车站), or meet directly at Nanjing Train Station Location Address: 1666 Shenlan Road, Minhang Return Location: Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number is required at time of booking for all participants for getting your train ticket in advance
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Beijing Variarts Tours Activities Ltd

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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There is something completely wrong...
Joey, Aug 2017
There is something completely wrong with the company, when it did not tell me beforehand that two of the few included sights Chaotian Gong and the Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum are closed during Mondays. I was informed that the Mausoleum was closed only after I arrived by train. The guide claimed he told this to the main office, but it was not communicated to me. But even worse, the guide did not even know that the Chaotian Gong was going to be closed until we got there! There was also a heated argument between the guide and the guard at the Confucian Temple, because his papers were not being accepted for his free entry. To be objective, the river cruise was very nice, although it would be better to do in the evenings. The lunch was ok and plentiful. As for the guide, he was earnest in his work. He took me to the Ming Tomb in the same area as the Mausoleum, although I had to pay extra for the admission. He was helpful in getting me to change my train ticket to an earlier schedule due to the shorter tour. But he only gave minimal cultural information during the tour. The driver did not even introduce herself, much less speak to me at all. We had to wait for her for some time after lunch, because her phone was busy. All in all, I think that Nanjing is worth checking out -- just not with this tour company. For the high price that I paid for a private tour, as well as my early time and effort to get there, it's just not worth it to be short-changed.


Product code: 6139P107