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Alison’s Tianjin

Tailor-Made

Private VIP Tour

 

OPTIONAL;      
Alison's Private Airport Pick Up/Drop Off Private VIP Service;
We offer a (Beijing International Airport (PEK), or Tianjin International Airport (TSN), as well as, 
Tianjin Cruise Port or any Beijing/Tianjin City Train Stations) pickup/drop off service.

It is strongly recommended to have your Certified English-Translator Private VIP Tour guide ‘Alison.’ 
pick you up at any locations and take you to your hotel and help with your check-in worry-free. 
Be advised that practically no-one speaks or understands the English language in both cities, 
even for big hotels, restaurants and particularly taxi/professional drivers.

So why not make your arrival transition a memorable one to remember and let Alison deal with all the headaches and inconveniences. Alison works hard for her VIP client(s) by preventing scams and by negotiating for the lowest prices or rates for transportation's, sites tickets, restaurants RSVP, and any other negotiating and translating requirements.
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Tianjin City;
Tianjin is a coastal city located 2-hours south of Beijing by car or 30 min. by high speed train, Tianjin is so large and full of attractions that it can be challenging to know where to start. This walking/sightseeing Private VIP tour is an excellent way to see many attraction sites that Tianjin has to offer.
 
Visit central attractions like the Ancient Culture Street, Haihe River, Tianjin Eye and the Temple of the Queen of Heaven and explore the city’s bustling downtown districts. Go souvenir and gift shopping in Tianjin’s Ancient Cultural Street and sample some local treats and drinks at the Nanshi Snack Market or stop at a local restaurant and enjoy authentic northeastern Chinese cuisine for lunch.
 
Overview;
Customized your Tianjin city Private VIP tour for a half-day or full-day or see all attractions that Tianjin has to offer in two days with our expert tour guide Alison Liu using a spacious private air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
 
This personalized tour is tailored to your needs and allows you to choose and pick your Tianjin city attractions, such as the Ancient Cultural Street, Drum tower, Porcelain House, Five Great Avenues, Italian Style Street, Hai River, Nanshi food street, etc.
 
Feel free to contact your certified tour guide Alison Liu for more information about your private VIP customized tour. This private VIP customized tour includes lunch for the full day and two days tour, a Certified English-speaking tour guide, Professional driver and car, and more see below.
NOTE:
Clients originating from the cruise port area, we recommend the full day-tour or the two-days tour.
 
The Tianjin Customized Private VIP Tour Duration;
Half-Day; 4 hours (Time From 09:00 to 13:00) or
Full-Day; 8 hours (Time From 08:30 to 17:30) or
Two Days, 8+8 hours (Time From 08:30 to 17:30)
Note: Tour timing may be modified, contact us.
 
Half-Day Customized Private VIP Tour Fee:
Adults, RMB900 (USD$135.00) per person, 2-3 persons.
Adults, RMB700 (USD$105.00) per person, 4-5 persons.
Adults, RMB500 (USD$75.00) per person, 6-8 persons.
Kids, <17 years old, RMB400 (USD$60.00).
A one-person customized VIP tour may be arranged, for RMB1,500 (USD$285.00).
 
Full-Day Customized Private VIP Tour Fee:
Adults, RMB1,200 (USD$179.00) per person, 2-3 persons.
Adults, RMB1,000 (USD$150.00) per person, 4-5 persons.
Adults, RMB800 (USD$105.00) per person, 6-8 persons.
Kids, age <17 years old, RMB500 (USD$75.00).
A one-person customized VIP tour may be arranged, for RMB1,900 ($284.00).
 
Two-Days Private Customized VIP Tour Fee:
Adults, RMB1,900 (USD$265.00) per person, 2-3 persons.
Adults, RMB1,400 (USD$195.00) per person, 4-5 persons.
Adults, RMB1,000 (USD$140.00) per person, 6-8 persons.
Kids, <17 years old, RMB800 (USD$112.00).
A one-person customized VIP tour may be arranged, for RMB3,500 (USD$490.00).
 
The Tianjin Customized Private VIP Tour Fee includes:
-    Transportation to and from your hotel or meeting point in our private, spacious air-conditioned vehicle, with a               professional driver including bottled water.
-    Lunch at a traditional Chinese restaurant (for the full day and two days tours only).
-    Professional English-speaking guide (a French-speaking translator may be provided for an additional fee).
-    All taxes, toll and parking fees.
 
Not-Included in the Customized Private VIP Tour Fee:
-    Lunch is NOT provided for the half-day tour.
-    Breakfast/Dinner are NOT provided for all tours.
-    Alcoholic beverages.
-    Personal expenses.
-    Optional activities.
-    Travel insurance for your coverage of injury or accident.
-    Gratuities (Recommended: 12-15% per person for the Private VIP tour guide). Thank You Very Much!
 
Reservation fee:
Reservation fee is around 20% to reserve your tour date(s) and is fully refundable ten days before the scheduled Private VIP Tour event date(s), and non-refundable within ten days. Contact Alison for PayPal information.
 
Alison will make a detailed scheduled according to the client’s private VIP tour requirements, she will then be able to make necessary reservation for sites tickets, transportation's (bus/subway/car/train/taxi/etc.), and restaurant, so there are no surprises during the private VIP tour date(s).
 
Customized your Tianjin City Private VIP Tour with the Following Attraction Sites:
Tianjin Ancient Culture Street
Tianjin ‘s famed Ancient Culture Street (Gu wenhua Jie) is the epicenter for visitors to experience nearly all forms of Chinese folk customs. The entire street stretches over 580 meters (1,903 feet) and filled with small booths, shops, and restaurants modeled after the independent merchandisers of the Qing dynasty. The street itself is like a work of art, all the shop-fronts are constructed using blue bricks with sloping orange roofs, as well as, windows and doors decorated with colorful paintings, thereby, creating a striking contrast that looks especially stunning on a bright summer's day. The street is not only rich in ancient Qing architecture but also in handcrafts and unique artifacts, almost all the arts and crafts found on this street have been handmade by Chinese locals.
Location: Nankai District, Tianjin
Price: Free
Temple of the Queen of Heaven (Tianhou Palace)
Tianhou Palace, a famous Taoist temple in Tianjin City, was built for the Goddess of the sea and is situated in the middle section of the Ancient Culture Street. The Palace was constructed in 1326 during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Subsequently, the palace was renovated many times. The palace faces east with the Haihe River running in front of it. The principal building of Tianhou Palace is the Main Hall constructed on a large and elevated pedestal, which is a typical wooden structure style of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
Location: Nankai District, Tianjin
Price: RMB10 ($1.50) per person
Tianjin Confucian Temple
Tianjin Confucian Temple is the largest existing traditional architectural complex in the city. It is also one of the oldest buildings in Tianjin. The temple was built during the Ming Dynasty some 500 years ago. In this Confucian temple, you will find beautiful decorative archways, lovely goldfish ponds, and the Ancestral Dacheng Halls honoring Confucius and his teaching (a place for ancient Chinese students to pray for great success in their academic education).
Location: Nankai District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: RMB30 ($4.50)
Drum Tower
Tianjin Drum Tower was built during the Ming Dynasty. Although it is called the Drum Tower, it was initially a Bell Tower. This tower is a three-story building. The foundation layer is a square table built with bricks, wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. This tower has four arched gates, giving access to four different streets such as East Street (Boutique Street), North Street (Antique Street), South Street (Tianjin Flavor Street). It is an ideal place for shopping. There is an iron bell located on the second floor. The bell has a diameter of 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) and a height of 2.3 meters (7.5 feet). It weighs about 150 kg (330 pounds),
and is known as the "bell king." The tower is also home to various exhibitions and expositions.
Location: Nankai District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: Free
The Haihe River
The Haihe River, formerly known as the Peiho, Pei He or Pei Ho, is a Chinese river connecting Beijing to Tianjin and the Bohai Sea. The Haihe River at Tianjin is formed by the convergence of five rivers, the Southern Canal, Ziya River, Daqing River, Yongding River, and the Northern Canal. The Haihe River is 1,329 kilometers (826 mi) long measured from the longest tributary. However, the Haihe river is around 70 kilometers (43 mi) long from Tianjin to its estuary. People visiting the Haihe River today appreciate its scenic beauty as well as its historical and cultural atmosphere. Many attractions along the river banks make this site a popular tourist destination.
Location: Hebei District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: Free
Haihe River Bund Park
The Haihe River Bund is a public leisure park along the river connecting to the pedestrian mall on Jiefang Road in the north of the city. It covers an area of approximately 130,000 meters and is 1 kilometer long, connecting the pedestrian mall on Jiefang Road in the north and facing the Haihe River in the south. In the middle of the pedestrian strip there is a water fountain that reaches an amazing height of 170 meters, the highest in China. This area also includes a beautifully maintained botanic garden, as well as, more water fountains, creating an incredible sight when lit up at night. The Haihe River Bund combines shopping, outdoor fun, natural scenic views together to provide a truly stimulating experience. 
Location: Tanggu District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: Free
Boat Cruise on the Haihe River
The symbolic river that runs through Tianjin is called the Haihe River. It spans 72 kilometers in Tianjin and has a total of 21 different bridges, each with their distinctive design. Choose to board a cruise during the day or at night and peer through its glass ceilings for the most magnificent stunning views along both sides the river banks lined with historical buildings, modern skyscrapers, hotels, shopping centers, restaurants, and recreation units.
Board from the Ancient Cultural Street Terminal or Dabei Temple Terminal or Tianjin Railway Station Terminal.
Day Boating Time: 09:00 – 16:30, Entrance Fee: RMB80 ($12.00) per person
Night Boating Time: 19:00 – 20:00, Entrance Fee: RMB100 ($15.00) per person
Duration: Approximately one hour long
The Tianjin Day and Night Cruises are operating from April to November.
Tianjin Eye (Ferris Wheel)
Tianjin Eye also called as The Tientsin Eye, is a 120-meter (394 Feet) tall giant Ferris wheel built above the Yongle Bridge, over the Haihe River in Tianjin. Construction started in 2007, and the wheel opened to the public on 7 April 2008. Tianjin Eye is electrically powered and has 48 passenger capsules, each capsule is capable of carrying eight passengers, and takes 30 minutes to complete a full 360 degrees rotation. The Ferris wheel ride lasts about 30 minutes and can carry 768 passengers per hour.
Location: Hebei District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: RMB70 ($10.50) per person
Closed on Mondays
Dabei Buddhist Monastery
Dabei Buddhist Monastery is the largest and oldest Buddhist monastery in Tianjin, covering 10,600 m² (about 114,000 feet). The name Dabei comes from the Dabei Arya Avalokiteshvara. This monastery is known for its Shìjiā Bǎo Hall and the subsequent large hall where a giant and golden multi-armed statue of Guanyin awaits, her eyes following you around the hall area. Also, the monastery provides vegetarian food from the famous Tianjin Dabei Buddhist Monastery Vegetarian Food Corporation. The vegetarian dishes served here includes deep freeze eight precious vegetarian steamed-buns, multivitamins-calcium noodles, soybean vegetarian and vegetarian dumplings, etc.
Location: Hebei District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: RMB5 ($0.75)
Century Clock Tianjin
The Century Clock standing across the Jiefang (Liberation) Bridge is a landmark of the city. The Century Clock measures almost 40 meters in height and weighs 170 tons. The Century Clock represented the beginning of the Modern Chinese Industry in Tianjin. Between the outer and inner ring on the clock's face, you will see 12 bronze sculptural reliefs symbolizing 12 constellations. The S-style rocker signify the Yin and Yang, which is a concept of dualism in ancient Chinese philosophy.
Location: Heping District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: Free
Liberation Bridge (Jiefang Bridge)
The 96.7-meter-long (317 feet) 5.5-meters (18 feet) high and 19.5-meters (64 feet) wide Jiefang Bridge, was completed in October of 1927, over the Haihe River. The bridge deck can open automatically in the middle with the use of a gasoline engine generator. The Liberation bridge represents the victory of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) over the National Revolution Army during the Chinese civil war in the post-World War II era. The result of the Tianjin Campaign helped to determine the outcome of the Pingjin Campaign in January 1949.
Location: Heping District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: Free
Binjiang Dao Walking Street
Binjiang Dao Walking Street is the place to shop in Tianjin. The street is jam-packed with shopping malls, retailer stores, department stores, wholesalers, discount shops, specialty shops, and street vendors. The shopping experience is enjoyable due to the clean environment and less traffic. The stores sell all kinds of stuff like; clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches, and accessories, etc. In general, goods in these stores are generally cheaper than stores in Beijing. That's why many Beijingers come shopping to the walking street in Tianjin during the weekend.
Location: Heping District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: Free
Italian Style Street
The center of Italian Style Street is the Marco Polo Plaza. The well-preserved fences and other ancient buildings make the town full of Italian aroma. The layout of the street is shaped like a chess board. Both sides of the street are decorated with lamp lights and green trees. Like a well-cut suit discovered hanging in the back of a wardrobe, Tianjin’s newly spruced up Italian Style District aims to dress up the city as a cosmopolitan and elegant destination. The Free Path is the only pedestrian street in the Italian Style Street, and most of the buildings are restaurants and bars with terraces which attracts many tourists. You can come here to dine at Italian or French restaurants and feel like you are in Europe. The 24-hour bars, cafés, cinemas, art museum, and restaurants make it attractive to tourists from all over the world.
Location: Hebei District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: Free
Nanshi Food Street
Nanshi Food Street covers 25,000 square meters (82,000 square feet). The street permeates a vibrant folk style and breathes an air of solemnity. A glass roof covers the entire structure. There are over 100 restaurants with their dishes of local flavors. Western and international food like Russian, Italian, German, and English flavors can be sampled in the Street.
Delicacies from all over the country are available here, for example, you can taste dishes with flavors of Sichuan, Shandong, Guangdong, Hunan, and Jiangsu province. The Nanshi food street has become well-known as the most prominent food emporium in China.
Location: Heping District, Tianjin
 Entrance Fee: Free
Porcelain House
The porcelain house is a contemporary museum of pottery and antiques housed inside an old French-style building with a history of over 100 years. It was initially the home of a finance minister in the late Qing dynasty and later converted into a bank in 1949. But after the bank changed its location, the beautiful building was left uninhabited for several years, until a porcelain collector Zhang Lianzhi bought it for 1 million yuan (around US150,000). He then spent the following four years turning it into a unique edifice, decorated with millions of ancient porcelain fragments, plates, and bowls together with tons of natural crystals dating from the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) to the Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The courtyard wall is covered with around 3,000 porcelain vases and is named “Ping’ an Qiang” (Wall of Wellness). Now the Porcelain House is the most eye-catching building in Tianjin, and one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.
Location: Heping District, Tianjin
Entrance fee: RMB50 ($7.50) per person
Five Great Avenues
Five Great Avenues, aka Wu da dao in Chinese, lies in the south of downtown Tianjin. Five Great Avenues has the best preserved villa cluster in Tianjin or even the whole of China. There are 22 roads, with a total length of 17 kilometers and an area of 1.28 square kilometers. There are over 2,000 garden-style villas built in the 1920s and 30s by different countries. It is recognized globally as the Exposition of Neoteric Architectures. Wu da dao highlights Tianjin as the tangible textbook of modern Chinese history. To see firsthand how colonists from Europe and other parts of the world lived in Tianjin, take a horse-drawn cart, or visit the Five Great Avenues museum with thousands of artifacts on display.
Location: Heping District, Tianjin
Entrance fee: Free

St. Joseph Cathedral
 
St. Joseph Cathedral, also known as Old Xikai Catholic Church, lies at the southern end of Binjiang Avenue in Heping District. It is the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in Tianjin, even the largest one in northern China. It is also called the French Church because it is located in the original French Concession and was built by French missionaries in 1916. The structure has been remodeled and expanded many times to become the size that we see today. St. Joseph Cathedral with its grand architectural style and expressive religious art is one of Tianjin’s most cherished historical sites.
Tianjin Radio and Television Tower
Tianjin Radio and Television Tower measures 415.2 meters (1,362 Feet) and is known as the fourth highest tower in the world after the ones in Toronto, Moscow, and Shanghai. It was built in 1991 at the cost of $45 million. The high tower is the landmark architecture in Tianjin and one of the top scenic sites in Tianjin.
There are four high-speed elevators in the tower. The lifts run at a rate of 5 meters per second. It only takes 60 seconds to send visitors to the top of the tower. At the top of the tower, there are three publicly accessible levels including an observation pod allowing people to have a unique birds-eye view of Tianjin City, as well as a revolving restaurant serving various beverages and snacks.
Location: Hexi District
Price: RMB50 ($7.50) per person
Museum of Science and Technology
The Museum of Science and Technology covers an area of 21,000 square meters. The building of the Museum began in 1992, and it has been open to the public since the New Year's Day, 1995. The Science and Technology Hall of the Museum is unique in architectural style with the main structure being shaped like a bridge. A spherical structure, 30 meters in diameter, resting on the bridge gives you the impression of the rising sun.
The Display Hall, located in the center of the museum, is the main part of the Tianjin Museum of Science and Technology. The upper and lower floors of the Display Hall are divided into 14 sections, devoted to different branches of science and special technologies. Altogether the Hall displays 318 exhibits or sets of exhibits.
Location: Hexi District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: RMB25 Per Person
Opening Hours: 9:00-16:30 (Closed on Every Monday)
Tianjin Museum
Tianjin Museum is the largest museum in Tianjin, China, exhibiting a range of cultural and historical relics significant to Tianjin. The unique architectural style of the museum, whose appearance resembles that of a swan spreading its wings is one of Tianjin’s iconic building. It was built to be the biggest modern spot for the collection, protection, and research of historical relics, as well as, a place for education.
Location: Hexi District, Tianjin
Entrance Fee: Free (Reservation needed)
Closed on Monday