Code: SH42

Shanghai Side Trip to Nanjing

Day 1 Shanghai - Nanjing
Qinhuai River, Nanjing
You may take metro line 1, 3, or 4 to Shanghai Railway Station to catch a high speed train to Nanjing. You will arrive at Nanjing Railway Station after 2 hours.

Get out of the train station from the east exit and walk eastwards along Longpan Road for 700 meters (770 yards) to take bus no. 143. Alight at Baima Gongyuan and go along Taipingmen Road to the east to the lower terminal of Purple Mountain cableway. Take stairs uphill for about 30 minutes to the Purple Mountain Observatory.

After visiting there, either go along the stairway or take the cableway to go downhill. Then it is advised you to visit the highlight of Nanjing City, the Confucius Temple - Qinhuai Scenic Area.

You may hail a taxi to Laomendong first to admire traditional residences and taste authentic local snacks. Then head northwards from the Laomendong Arch for 500 meters (550 yards) to a fork. Pick the road leading to the northwest and go across a bridge to find the Qinhuai Arch. Walk through the arch and head forward to visit the Confucius Temple and the nearby Imperial Examination Museum.

When the night falls, you may board a ship in front of the Confucius Temple to cruise along the Qinhuai River. After disembarking, it is suggested you have dinner at the snack city near the Qinhuai Arch.

The whole day's Shanghai to Nanjing tour will end here. Please find a nearby hotel to check in.

Tour Highlights:
Purple Mountain Observatory: Built in 1934, this observatory is the first modern astronomical research institution in China. Here you can have a look at ancient astronomical instruments, such as armillary sphere and sundials. There are also modern equipments like solar telescope for visitors to observe planets.

Confucius Temple: This temple was constructed in 1034 for people to pay homage to the Confucius, a renowned ideologist during the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 176 BC), and pray for good scores in the imperial examination. In front of the main hall stands a bronze statue of this great scholar which is the largest one in China with a height of four meters (13 feet).

Purple Mountain ObservatoryCNY 15
Confucius TempleCNY 30
Imperial Examination MuseumCNY 40
Qinhuai River cruiseCNY 80
Shanghai - Nanjing high speed trainCNY 139.5 for a second-class seat
Bus no. 143CNY 2
Purple Mountain Observatory - Laomendong taxi fareCNY 20
Day 2 Nanjing - Shanghai
Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty
It is suggested you to start today's independent Nanjing tour with the Presidential Palace. You may take a taxi to get there directly. After 2~3 hours' visiting there, hail a taxi to the Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty.

Your 2-day Shanghai side trip to Nanjing will come to an end when you get out of the Xiaoling Mausoleum. Please take a taxi ride to the Nanjing Railway Station for your leaving train to Shanghai.

Tour Highlights:
Presidential Palace: As the political center of the Republic of China (1912 - 1949), this palace had witnessed many vital discussions and meetings about national affairs. It was rebuilt as a museum of China's modern history (1840 - 1949) with many historical materials collected inside. It is also a large classical garden interspersed with pavilions, bridges, and ponds.

Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty: It is the joint mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang (1328 - 1398) and his empress. Besides of imperial tombs and temples, the Sacred Way at the entrance is the other highlight with vivid stone statues of beasts as well as officials and generals on the two sides.

Presidential PalaceCNY 40
Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming DynastyCNY 70
Presidential Palace - Xiaoling Mausoleum taxi fareCNY 20
Xiaoling Mausoleum - Nanjing Railway Station taxi fareCNY 35
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Shaoxing: from Shanghai to Shaoxing to visit Lu Xun's hometown and local attractions.

Shanghai Old Street: explore traditional buildings and scene of the old Shanghai flavor.

Questions & Answers
Asked by Capt A K Gupta from INDIA | Jul. 07, 2015 11:23Reply
Trip near Shanghai duration 2 days
Dear Sir,
We (2) are tourist from India having 2 free Days at Shanghai Sept 22 nd - 23rd wish to utilize this for sightseeing Near Shanghai also Cruise can be considered. Please provide me some options for me to choose. Thanking you in advance.

Capt A K Gupta
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Answers (3)
Answered by Ellen | Jul. 07, 2015 20:12

Hi, you may consider Suzhou and Hangzhou for 2 days sightseeing. Suzhou is famous for the classical gardens. In Hangzhou, you can take a boat trip on West Lake. There are also several famous water towns near Shanghai as another option, such as Zhouzhuang, Zhujiajiao, Tongli, etc. You can choose the one you like.
Answered by Capt A K Gupta from INDIA | Jul. 07, 2015 23:39

Dear Ellen,

Tkx your reply we are Senior Citizens 60 Plus and with language problem will you please make few All Incisive packages for us to choose from I prefer just 1 night stay at Hotel. Tkx n B/Rgds

Capt A K Gupta
Answered by Ellen | Jul. 08, 2015 19:59

No problem. The detailed information will be sent to your email. Please check it later. Thanks.
Asked by Mr.Burger | Nov. 23, 2010 04:44Reply
I shall arrive at Pudong Intl Airport on Monday at 10:55 am.
What is the best way to go to the Seagull Hotel, 60 Huangpu Road, Shanghai 200080 ?
Bus, metro or taxi? Any idea about the costs?
Answers (2)
Answered by Mr.Michael | Nov. 23, 2010 21:00

Surely, the most convenient and fast way is by taxi, it takes about 60 minutes from PVG airport to Seagull Hotel and costs you around CNY150. Alternatively, you may take the Metro Line No. 2 from PVG airport and get off at Nanjing East Road, then take a taxi to the hotel at around CNY15. Hope it is helpful.
Answered by Mr.James | Nov. 23, 2010 21:57

Pudong airport is 45 km from the hotel, so, I do not suggest you going by taxi, it will be more than 170yuan. You can take Maglev train to Longyang Road (50/40 yuan showing your air ticket). Change to Subway Line 2 to Nanjing East Road, 4 yuan. Then take a taxi to the hotel, just few minutes.
Or take airport Bus to Lujiazui and then take taxi to the hotel directly.
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