This is an expert guided tour exploring the old colonial districts and areas where the western and classic Chinese villas still exist. The beautiful renovated Haihe river, the traditional lanes, neighborhood and market will also be visited, including meeting a family in their old villa home. We will also visit the last emperor Puyi's former residence, Mao's residence in Tianjin and view old photos of Tianjin (some of them are off-limits to visitors but just open to CCC members).
The concession area will include villas and colonial buildings of Italy, Germany, UK, France, Austro-Hungary, and Japan, American barracks, as well as British consulates, German Club, British Club and Victoria Park. (please note that some areas and buildings have been used as offices and governmental office buildings, so we can not enter in).
The expert in Tianjin history and city planning field will guide us during the tour. English interpretation will be provided.
We will take the high-speed bullet train to Tianjin and return.
Lunch will be in a nice traditional restaurant.
Meeting Place: 8:00am Beijing South Railway Station (please meet at the WEST ENTRANCE and look for guide with the CCC flag).
Pre-payment (usually 3 days in advance) is required to ensure train tickets. Please inquire by phone call to check available spaces if you sign up in the last minute.
CCC Travel does not offer regular set packages for this tour. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check non-negotiable fixed prices and propose a date for your own group. Please note that we do not create a private tour and then make it available for individual people to join. We also do not contact other people to add to a group tour. Similarly, we can create custom-made private journeys for you and your family or friends or co-workers at set-prices.