Nanjing, capital of imperial China under the early Ming dynasty and of Republican China under the nationalists from 1911 to 1949 is a great city that offers an even mix of imperial and revolutionary China. Famed for it’s City Wall (one of the longest in the world), Nanjing offers many points of interest including the impressive Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great pioneer of the Chinese Revolution, the ruins of the Ming Palace – a model for Beijing’s Forbidden City, the Tomb of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Ming Emperor and the Yangtze River Bridge. The Russians said it couldn’t be done, but Chinese ingenuity won through; the result being that the vast bridge now links South with North China. There is also a memorial hall to the thousands of Chinese massacred by invading Japanese troops during the “Rape of Nanjing” in 1939.
Day 1 –Shanghai to Nanjing.This morning you take the train to Nanjing. This afternoon you pay a visit to the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum and the MingXiao Tomb. Later on this evening take a night tour of the Confucious Temple night market and Qinhuai River. Overnight - Nanjing
Day 2 –Nanjing
Today spend the whole day in Nanjing, visiting the Yangtze River Bridge, Ming City Wall, Provincal Museum and the Presidential Mansion. Overnight - Nanjing
Day 3 – Back to Shanghai
This morning you head back to the station for your journey back to Shanghai
Nanjing - 3 days is available on the following trips