Private Day Tour: Soak up Tianjin Culture in One Day

Cultural & Theme Tours in China
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Tour description

This tour takes you to the most interesting and popular sites of Tianjin, one of the most important Port Cities in China. The tour includes the Porcelain House, Jingyuan Garden, the Cultural Street, and the Five Great Avenues.

Meet your guide at the lobby of your Tianjin downtown hotel and start your visit to the city.

First you will visit the Porcelain House, which is decorated with ancient porcelain, white marble stone, crystal stone and agate decoration. The house is owned by Zhang Lianzhi, who radically redecorated the building.

Then you will head to Jingyuan, a beautiful garden boasting both Spanish and Japanese styles. The garden was built in 1921, and is protected as a historic site by the Tianjin Urban Cultural Relics Protection Unit.

Following your visit to Jingyuan, you will go to the Five Great Avenues. This was originally the Foreign Concession, with buildings built by different European representatives in their respective styles. Countless politicians and celebrities lived here, increasing the mystique of the area. There is not much traffic with wide boulevards creating a particular atmosphere.

From here, you will move onto the Tianjin Ancient Cultural Street where, through an archway, you’ll wander through lots of shops and stalls displaying arts and crafts from the area. You’ll be able to buy souvenirs for yourself, family and friends at home which could be clay figurines, antique batik fabrics, and more. Feel free to stroll around yourself, enjoying the sights, sounds and trying local snacks as sold from street stalls. Your guide will be able to help explain what they are and bargain for you.

After you finish the visit, you will be taken back to your hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional and friendly English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Traditional Chinese cuisine lunch
  • Transport by vehicle or minivan

What's not included

  • Additional drinks, snacks, or things you may want to buy along the way
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included