Discover the richness of Nanjing and Shanghai – the two urban stars are both historical and sparkling with old-world charm. Yes, when traveling with ETC, you’ll not only see energetic cities, destinations of the past, but also see what’s happening in China today. Explore the monuments of Nanjing from Confucius Temple to Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum. Then head for Shanghai, a truly fascinating destination where the high-rises are everywhere while the old structures and interesting traditions are also kept, showcased through the Bund, Town God Temple, Yu Garden…

Duration: 5 days & 4 nights

Travel Style: private tour

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Upon arrival, our local guide and driver will pick you up to the hotel selected. Free at leisure the rest of the day. You can take a leisure walk around your hotels.
First, your guide will take you to the Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre. It was built in 1985 by the Nanjing Municipal Government in memory of the 300,000 victims who lost their lives during the Nanjing Massacre made by Japanese army in 1937-1938. Then visit the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum. It is the burial site of the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang. After that, go to the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the last resting place of the "Father of Modern China" both in mainland China and in Taiwan. Today’s sightseeing will ends at the Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao), it was a place to worship and consecrate Confucius, the great philosopher and educator of ancient nation. The beautiful Qinhuai River and bustling commercial streets nearby will make your trip more memorable.

Meal: B, L

See the giant gate of Confucius Temple in Nanjing

This morning, you will be transferred to rail station and take a bullet train to Shanghai (1 hour). Upon you arrival, be met and transferred to hotel.

After a short rest and fresh up, you will visit Shanghai Museum. It is widely recognized as one of the best collections of ancient art in China. The bronze collection is considered the best in the world, with other first-rate exhibits of sculpture, jade, calligraphy, painting, and Ming and Qing dynasty furniture and minority art. Then visit The Bund, the must see place in Shanghai, which is the famous water front to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. Enjoy the Huangpu River Cruise, which is a good way to let you have a panoramic view of the river and the scenery along Huangpu River.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, we will transfer to visit the Yu Garden, which was built at Ming Dynasty. It used to be a private garden with 400 years' history; it features traditional architectural style of Yangtze Delta. After that, visit Old Quarters of Town God Temple (Yuyuan Market), where you can look at traditional way of people’s life, the houses, markets and people. Enjoy Dim-sum lunch. It is a very popular meal in China, and it often associate with teahouse culture in Hong Kong and Guangdong.

After lunch, you will visit the Xintiandi, an affluent car-free shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai. The district is composed of an area of reconstituted traditional mid-19th century shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys. Visit the Former French Concession, the area of Shanghai once designated for the French, consisting of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Visit the Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China, to end today’s sightseeing.

Meal: B, L

The old architecture around Yu Garden

Leisure day for your own arrangement. According to your flight, transfer to the airport from your hotel on time. Take flight to your next destination.

Meal: B

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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