Nanjing Tour Guide

comments from happy travellers

Posted on: Jan 18th, 2017
Tripper:  Terri (Canada) & Sarah (UK)

Great trip!

Thank you so much Sam for a wonderful two days in Nanjing. My friend and I had a wonderful time and would highly recommend you to others.

Best wishes, Terri

Posted on: Jan 13th, 2017
Tripper:  Mark Greenwood (USA)

Great experience

Samantha, thank you so much for the great help you and Mr Yu were in our visit to our daughter's orphanage in Yangzhou.  You really made our visit smooth, comforting and informative. And you were a great help in our discussions at the orphanage. Thank you for helping make our trip very memorable! It was truly a great experience!


Posted on: Dec 7th, 2016
Tripper:  Anna & Michael (New Zealand)

Sam helped us find our way around Nanjing on the day we arrived 4 years ago. She was friendly and very helpful and made us feel welcome even though it was cold and everything was strange to us.

Anna & Michael

Posted on: Nov. 18th, 2016
Tripper:  Catherine Leyser (Chicago, IL, USA)

Excellent Guide for a Lovely City

We really enjoyed our two-day trip through Nanjing with Samantha and her driver in October. We are a group of 4 people, 2 English-only and 2 Chinese speakers who needed a guide and driver while in Nanjing. Samantha fit the bill perfectly. We started day 1 with a tour of the Nanjing Holocaust Memorial museum, then a trip to the city wall, a lovely walking street, a house tour. and finished with a tour of a Confucian temple. On the second day we went to another part of the city wall and the first Ming emperor's tomb. Along the way, we stopped for local cuisine. Samantha was very personable and flexible. Her English is excellent, and it was nice for our Chinese friend that she could also provide him with the tour information as well. We really enjoyed her company and would highly recommend her services. Her driver is very careful and accommodationg. Thanks for everything, Samantha - we hope to see you in the US sometime!


Posted on: Oc. 19th, 2016
Tripper:  Kathleen and George (USA)

Great Nanjing Tour Guide

Samantha met us in Nanjing and was an excellent tour guide. She knew her way around and had great knowledge of the city. If we return to Nanjing we will definitely use her services again. Thank you Samantha!

Posted on: Sep 8, 2016
Tripper:  Chris (New York, USA)

Nanjing Two Day City Tour

Had Sam as my private tour guide in Nanjing for two days and was thrilled with her knowledge of the history and local tourist highlights. We added on to the original itinerary that was planned and she went out of her way to show me some of the less traveled paths along the city wall.

If I were to visit Nanjing again, I'd definitely have her as my tour guide. Her command of English is strong and she is well traveled herself. 

If you visit Nanjing, it seems like two full days on the ground is ideal. I had approximately 24 hours between the train arrival and train departure t+1, so it was a bit tight schedule wise. Do ensure you have enough time and energy (not jet lagged) to spend at the lake as it is very serene.

We also visited a restaurant popular with locals - still near touristy areas but could not see a single tourist inside.


Posted on: May 10, 2016

Tripper: Arvid Sylwan  (Stockholm, Sweden)

An instant friend in a new place. I am really happy to have made her as my tour guide. The food she showed me around town was good but what she cooked herself was way better.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2016
Tripper:  Stephen (San Francisco, USA)

Thanks you again for the WONDERFUL touring you so kindly provided in Nanjing! - My final day went well and saw all and in the full depth I wanted to (Nanjing Memorial Museum) and also found the silk weaving museum nearby as advised. Clearly Nanjing is only #2 to Beijing for any tourist that really wants to ‘learn China’ - Shanghai & Xian pale in comparison. I can’t believe Nanjing has remained so undiscovered by western tourists - and so simple to get around most of it in English - including in-depth museums in English. But so much to see, including much that would be difficult to really get to on one’s own in English and certainly would take a couple of extra inefficient days to just kind of cover!

My friend will be there sometime, MAYBE later this month.
Please give my thanks to your driver uncle also.


Posted on: Jan 24, 2016

Tripper: Ibrahim (Tanzania)

Samantha is the best at what she does. Provided my friends and I a very nice tour around Nanjing city in a very professional and friendly way! She speaks awesome English. She also offered a good pick-up service from the hotel and dropping us back. I highly recommend her service!


    Posted on: Oct 30, 2015
    Tripper:  Terry Adams (USA)

    Second time of using Samantha`s services. Samantha is an outstanding tour guide who provided my family with prompt, polite, and informative private tour services. She customized our tour to include visits to all the places that we wanted to see in Nanjing. She speaks fluent English and is very knowledgeable about all the locations that we visited. She also has a very good sense of humor which made our day even more enjoyable. The car provided for our private tour was clean and the driver very skilled, polite, and patient. Samantha also was helpful with giving us restaurant options and with purchasing high speed rail tickets to travel to other parts of China. Overall, we had an excellent time in Nanjing thanks to Samantha and her tour services. I very highly recommend.

    Posted on: June 13th, 2015
    Tripper:  Sarah and Phil (New Zealand)

    Hi Sam,
    Just wanted to say “Thank You” so much for showing us around Nanjing yesterday. Phil & I really enjoyed our day.
    Best regards,

    Posted on: April 28, 2015
    Tripper:  Jim (Boston, USA)

    Thanks, Samantha. 
    I had a great day with you. You made my tour of Nanjing a truly memorable experience. I can't believe how much we accomplished in one day. 
    Good luck and safe travels!

    Posted on: Sep 30, 2014
    Tripper:  Chris (Melbourne, Australia)

    Hi Samantha,
    Thanks for being such a wonderful guide and making my time in Nanjing so memorable.
    Your knowledge was excellent and I learnt a great deal.
    I hope you get to travel to all the places you wish to visit.

    Posted on: Dec 15, 2013
    Tripper:  Tracy

    Hey Samantha! Thank you a lot, my sister and i, really enjoyed the trip.You really know Nanjing.I liked your explanations from historical places to culture aspects of Nanjing.I also liked the restaurants that you took us,they were so amazing. My sister will be back next year,i hope she'll have a chance  meeting you again. Thank you again and stay blessed.

    Posted on: Oct 24, 2013
    Tripper:  Terry Adams

    Thank you Samantha for the great day of touring Nanjing. Dewi and I had a great time. You are an excellent guide. Very informative and knowledgeable about the history of Nanjing area. We enjoyed all the locations that you took us to... Purple Mountain area, Linggu Temple, Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, Ming Tomb, Stone Elephant Road, the local Nanjing Restaurant, Presidential Palace, Jiming Temple, Nanjing City Wall including view of Xuanwu Lake, Yuejiang Tower and view of City and Yangtze River Bridge. A really great tour. And thanks for arranging the High Speed Train to Shanghai...

    Posted on: Apr 3, 2013
    Tripper:  Pablo Colins

    Tour Date - March 16, 2013   If you want to see and understand Nanjing, you will be in good hands with Samantha.  While planning a   visit with my son who is studying in Hangzhou, he suggested a trip to Nanjing for its historical interest.   After contacting Samantha via email about a one day tour she asked what our interests were - I replied history.  Samantha came through - it was a fascinating and educational day.  While my son and I could have gone to all the same sites on our own, we would not have seen or understood half of what we saw with Samantha --- she helped provide the perspective to bring it to life.        Thank you Samantha.     ---------------- P. Collins, Kensington MD. USA

    Posted on: Mar 12, 2013
    Tripper:  Brian

    My work associate and I had a great trip with Samantha's help. She met us at the train station, otherwise we may have been a little lost not speaking any Chinese, even after our flight got canceled from the night before.  She got us to our hotel and helped check in and then showed us around the area of our hotel so we would know places to go for the week while we worked.  The next weekend she took us to some excellent dining places, Chinese food as well as an excellent Korean Barbecue restaurant.  Best was the noodles!!!  She even went out of her way to find us Americans "COLD" beer as apparently warm beer is the norm.  We also went to come cultural sights which put some things in perspective.  She then finished it up with getting us to the airport and checked in.  What a wonderful service.

    Don't hesitate to use Samantha, well worth it.

    Brian - Iowa, United States

    Posted on: Mar 10, 2013
    Tripper:  Debra

    Hi Samantha:

    Thank you so much for taking me around your beautiful hometown yesterday.
    I had a lovely time and enjoyed seeing all the famous places.
    They are special memories I will have for a lifetime and the photos turned out nicely.
    A special thank you for somehow finding me on my return train to give me the Nanjing Massacre book I forgot in your backpack.  Wow!  I didn’t expect that.
    Thank you again.

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    Posted on: Dec 17, 2012
    Tripper:  Anna & Michael (New Zealand)

    Thank you so much Sam - your assistance was invaluable.

    Anna & Michael

    Posted on: Aug 31, 2012
    Tripper:  Vasco

    Talking about the experience we had, I can tell that Samantha is not only professional, but really concerned about the traveller's needs. I had a problem in the hotel when I arrived and she solved everything with the awful staff (please, avoid Golden Key International Hotel at all cost!). She took care of me, she was not only a business guide. She helped me talking with retailers, she showed me some really good chinese food, she helped also with train tickets and even changing money. It was impossible not to feel safe with her. In fact, I wish I could be with her also in Shanghai.

    Posted on: Jul 28, 2012
    Tripper:  Becky

    Delightfully comfortable! Sam is amazing. Her English was great and we loved her sense of humor. She instantly bonded with our 10 year old son. She helped us navigate our way with all forms of public transportation to the sites of our choice (with her awesome input). We were in contact by email weeks before we arrived. We told her what we were looking for and things we wanted to experience. Of course, we asked for her own personal input as well. She planned our itinerary for us and worked with our schedule and needs. She met us each morning at our hotel and made sure we made it back to our hotel each evening. She allowed us to experience the culture with the security of her language skills! We valued and appreciated her honesty when we asked questions about what we saw, things we experienced, etc. She also helped us get our bullet train tickets a day in advance so we wouldn't have to worry about getting those at the station to go to Shanghai. I think it's important to mention that Sam felt like a part of our family, not someone we had never met before. Also, our son asked when we arrived in Shanghai, "Is Sam meeting us here at our hotel?" He was so disappointed to learn that we only got to spend time with her in Nanjing. She is so good that we will be back and we will use her again. What a blessing she is!

    Posted on: Apr 20, 2012
    Tripper:  Lisa

    Hi Sam,

    Thanks so much for your tour guiding yesterday and today.  Lachy and Bec had a brilliant time with you today and thought it was really interesting and beautiful what you showed them.  I think you have a lovely connection with Nanjing, and you share the information so naturally, it was really great having your company for those few days.  I hope to come up again in September or October, so perhaps we could organize for Mike and I to see some of Nanjing with you.

    Thanks again Sam. you were brilliant and I would highly recommend you.


    Posted on: Apr 23, 2012
    Tripper:  Krista

    Many thanks to Samantha for making our first family vacation in China a great one. We just recently moved to Shanghai and with a few days off for a national holiday, were ready to start exploring this country. But of course we do not speak the language and have yet to figure out how everything works. Luckily for us we had Samantha. Her English is wonderful, her knowledge of Nanjing outstanding, and her caring personality just a pleasure to be around. We are a family of four with two young girls and Samantha was just fabulous with our girls, making this vacation such a highlight for them as well. Samantha planned the details of our days in Nanjing so that we saw the sights while avoiding the crowds. At one point in time we were the only ones up on the Nanjing city wall (what an incredible experience). She even took care of the “little details” such as telling us what train station to arrive at to be closest to our hotel. We experienced parts of Nanjing we never would have known about on our own (eating at a typical Nanjing restaurant, a tour down city alleys to truly see what life is like for some people). And to top it off, the gentleman Samantha arranged as our driver (Mr. Yu) was so incredibly kind to our two girls! Thanks you so much for making our first trip in China a great start to our next few years of exploring!


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