81 reviews of Beijing Essential Full-Day Tour including Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
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Reviewed by Philip N, April 2013
We had Mike on our tour and it was fantastic. Remember, you will be stopping by a Jade Factory, Silk Museum, and Tea House, so if you aren't into all that then this is not your tour. All three will try to sell you expensive products afterwards, however, the tea is pretty neat and seems to be worth the money. The food at the Jade Factory is nothing special, so you may want to bring a snack. Mike is really knowledgeable, speaks great English, and we all had a blast. The Great Wall is absolutely incredible, but be ready for a serious hike. Finally, the tour involves driving out of the city which will certainly lead to sitting in traffic. Be prepped for an all day event.
Reviewed by Deanne D, March 2013
Great tour, very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend this tour!!!
Reviewed by guccibutterfly, February 2013
The tour was evenly paced and thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide Jason was very knowledgable and spoke excellent English. I was recommend this to anyone who had limited time in Beijing but wanted to do the essential must see sites.
Reviewed by Amara S, October 2012
Very full day but if you only have 1 free day, this is the tour to take! Also included a visit to a tea house, silk factory, and jade gallery. Very knowledgeable local guide, highly recommend!
Reviewed by Angela V, October 2012
This tour was amazing. Try to go on a weekday to avoid the crowds at Badaling. Ask for an early start to be the first in the Forbidden City.
Reviewed by Glenn R, October 2012
Fantastic tour when you do not have much time in Beijing. Tour guide Michael was very informative.
Reviewed by Sharon H, September 2012
My tour guide for this tour was Mr. Li. Mr. Li was really good. He did such a great job telling us about the places we visited and stories about Chinese history. I highly recommend him and this tour.
Reviewed by Jack B, September 2012
The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. It was a real pleasure spending the day with him.
Reviewed by Brian C, September 2012
It was a good tour, and overall I'm happy that we got it! We did it for multiple reasons:
- I don't like multiple day tours, so having a one day full tour was perfect
- Getting to the Great Wall from Beijing is not easy. So having an air conditioned bus pick you up from the hotel is pretty convenient
- Entrance/tickets are included, so you can skip the line
- Our tour guide Jackie Li was informative and provided history and insight we would not discover on our own
Reviewed by NINA RICCI S, September 2012
this is a great way to see the "most" important sights in beijing (particularly if you have little time). the guide is very knowledgeable and provides detailed stories about the different places. he is also funny. :)
Reviewed by VICTOR M R, June 2012
Excellent service, the tour guide was very friendly and gave us a lot of information. Wonderful day!
Reviewed by Erie C, May 2012
Absolutely engaging full day-guide explained what we needed to get from tour-3 important points - Old Beijing, New Beijing, Axion
He chatted the entire tour- very informative and a joy as we went thru all the sights including ricksaw, Drum Tower, Great Wall
highly recommend but w/an engaging and delightful guide as JASON
Reviewed by modym02, March 2012
Another great tour with Jackie Lee. Good narratives of present and past.
Reviewed by Gordon B, March 2012
My tour with Mr. Jimmy Li was an excellent 1 day tour. I appreciate that I was able to visit all three venues the same day-Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Great Wall. There were five other persons on this tour and it was a good group. Mr Li did a great lecture on each venue as well as answering questions. Our Chinese lunch was delicious and the jade and silk demonstrations were good. I would highly recommend this tour if you have only 1 day to spend in Beijing. The time at the Great Wall was adaquate as was the other venues. The transportation and driver was good as well. Thanks for the good communications on the meeting place and pick up time. Arrived back at my hotel on time.
Reviewed by YASAMAN A, January 2012
I got exactly what I wanted. Surprisingly I was the only person on the tour. Mr. Li, the tour guide, was great. He is really knowledgeable and friendly. If you are in Beijing for a day or so, this is the best choice. Mr. Li gave me lots of interesting info, which I would never known about it if I was on my own. The way he scheduled it was great. I was a bit worried about it, but he is an expert and after all he knows better than us where to go first and then..... I absolutely loved it. Just relax and get the tour :)
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