Expert Guided: Private Nanjing Massacre Museum Tour via Highspeed Train


You will take the fast speed train to Nanjing and visit the Nanjing Massacre Museum to learn what happened to the people of Nanjing during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of Nanjing, then capital of the Republic of China, in 1937. The museum is built on the site, where thousands of bodies have been excavated from mass graves. Through a versatility of means for exhibitions, you will learn about the tragedy of the atrocities in Nanjing. Customize your itinerary according to your interests and relish the flexibility of this private tour; venture to restaurants recommended by your guide for lunch (own expense) and at the end return to your private vehicle after a full day of Nanjing exploration. Bid your guide farewell at your Shanghai hotel, where the tour concludes.

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9 hours
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Why take this tour?

Before the tour, we recommend you to read the following book by Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking, a book that recounts the horrible events in that eastern Chinese city under Japanese occupation in the late 1930s. Nanking, she writes, served as a kind of laboratory in which Japanese soldiers were taught to slaughter unarmed, unresisting civilians, as they would later do throughout Asia. Likening their victims to insects and animals, the Japanese commanders orchestrated a campaign in which several hundred thousand--no one is sure just how many--Chinese soldiers and noncombatants alike were killed. Chang turns up an unlikely hero in German businessman John Rabe, a devoted member of the Nazi party who importuned Adolf Hitler to intervene and stop the slaughter, and who personally saved the lives of countless residents of Nanking. She also suggests that the Japanese government pay reparations and apologize for its army's horrific acts of 60 years ago.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

  • Private tour

  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Bottled water

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 9h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Shanghai Pathways-Private One-day and Walking Tours

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If you want unique & authentic tours to see the real Shanghai, come join us! We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. We believe this is the perfect style of travel experience for those who want to get off the beaten path and really connect with the destination. With English speaking Chinese guides who lives in Shanghai, you are assured a real local experience. The experience can be as short as a couple of hours, or a whole day, but in every case we will take you to interesting places to meet locals, and really see what makes the place tick.

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