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Our guide Cynthia was absolutely amazing, and she made sure we saw a lot of things in one day! We were taken to see Tiananmen square, the Forbidden City, the Drum and Bell Towers, took a rickshaw around the Hutongs, and the Temple of Heaven. We were also taken to a silk factory, where we were shown how silk is harvested and used to make materials. Although we did a lot in one day, we weren't rushed at all and we were able to take our time looking around each place. Cynthia was very good at speaking English, and she was able to tell us a lot of history and information about each of the attractions. We walked or used public transport to get to each place - even the taxis in Beijing are very cheap, so this wasn't an issue!
Excellent. My guide cindy did a wonderfull job. She is a very experienced tour guide. She arranged the tour exactly to our requirements and was proud and happy to show us Beijing - which is an amazing city.
Carlin did a great job of managing the tour and explaining the most interesting aspects of the sites we visited. She also was very flexible in revising the agenda to meet our needs. We really enjoyed our time with her and would highly recommend having her as a guide!
Many thanks for a great experience,
the tour guide was helpful, he assisted us in so many things, non touristy things ! he also was very informative when it came to the site seeings ... a must have when in beijing
Highly recommend this tour especially with Mr. Gru / Gyu not sure of the spelling.
Mr. Gru is knowledgeable about the history of the city and took us to all the spots where we wanted to go. His english is quite good and he understood and spoke well. Communication with him was a pleasure as was the day trip.
Very nice and friendly guide, I had to pay all her cost, the time was exactly 8 hrs, not more or less, but Victoria was very friendly and helpful, it was a GREAT EXPERIENCE with her. We enjoyed it so much!
We really enjoyed our private tour of Beijing, visiting the Lama Temple, The Temple of Heaven and a tea ceremony. Our guide, Wendy, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. It was very useful to have a local to steer us through areas where our lack of Chinese was a hindrance, especially on our first day.
Can highly recommend this service to any first time visitor to China.
I thought this was a great idea because we could go to places that we wanted to see but weren't quite sure how to get there or how to negotiate things. Michael, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. He helped us explore places all over the city!
Michael is "the best tour guide ever". He was extremely accommodating and knowledgable. He answered every question that I had and there were many. The tour is the best way to see Beijing in a day.
Excellent - we used this as a way to supplement a multi-day tour that we were on that wouldn't cover all the things we wanted to see. Our tour guide was Cherry and she was great!
Excellent trip, our guide Cynthia was very good. Having your own guide is excellent, provides a much more personnel touch and allows you to ask questions. Cynthia provided us with a great amount of information and was a fun and informative. Getting around in Taxis was easy, we also used the underground which again was pretty straightforward.
Easy way to see the sights of Beijing. The best part? You decide what you want to see! Just make sure to coordinate with your guide / local company after confirmation so they can prepare your itinerary effectively. We went to the Great Wall (at Badaling) and the Summer Palace. Great guide and an overall fantastic day out.
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This was the best way to see the sights of Beijing easily... We went to both the Great Wall at Badaling and the Summer Palace. Our guide was informative, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Highly Recommend!
We started at Tiananmen Square and then went through the Forbidden City. Our guide, Christina was very good. From there, we caught a cab and went out to the Summer Palace. On the way back we stopped at the Olympic Site to see the Birdcage and the swin cube. Went throught the Silk Museum, which was interesting, but ended with a sales pitch hawking all the silf goods. We did buy some nice silk products, prices were reasonable.
This was a really good way to get to know the city and learn a lot about the history of China.
The tour was great. Did see Tienamien square, it was super. Then visited the Forbidden city, my guide Cherry was very informative and very helpfull and explained all very well.
Afterwards we went onwards with the driver to the Chinese wall. We went the to less visited Mutianyu.
Absolutely amazing. I was very impressed with all.
All in all it was a super day. A little bit grey at the Chinese wall, but I was very impressed. Loved every minute of it especially since there you found yourself often almost alone on the Chinese wall. Super.
Cherry was very attentive and explained all i wanted to know.
Would definetely recommend private tour with driver.
René - Netherlands - September 28th 2013
This is a great tour of the Beijing area, our tour guide Jason,was very knowledgeable and good fun with great English and a great sense of humor... we walked and he talked all interesting facts about Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City, we even payed our respects to Chairmen Mao Zedong, we had a great day and would highly recommend this tour and this Guide to anyone visiting Beijing.
Kind Regards, Linda Allan and Sam, QLD Australia
Cherry was our guide and she was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and her English was easy to understand. We planned our itinerary which included Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple, Confucius Temple and Bei Hai Park. She showed the locals working and playing in the Temple of Heaven Park which we were glad to see. We took the subway and buses and that was an experience. Please be in good condition or request taxis. Would recommend this tour.
Fun day out - just me and my 12yr old who enjoyed it immensely. We hit all the main points/attractions/sights we wanted to see. Thanks Cherry!
This was the best introduction to China! Cherry was a wonderful tour guide and helped us get comfortable with the subway system.
My guide Michael was very informative and pleasant as we toured the Forbidden City,
Tiananmen Square etc. He arrived at my hotel as scheduled and since I had just arrived from NYC, he was a welcome sight.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day and our tour guide, Jason, was fantastic. Jason met us in our hotel and before starting out for the day, he asked us where we'd like to go and what we'd like to see in Beijing. Jason had so much knowledge and was informative, but never boring! We were recommended to purchase goods from the government shops as the quality is guaranteed. The prices were reasonable. Do be careful when shopping in other places as there are plenty of fakes, or "genuine copies" available in China. I would highly recommend this tour because it allows you the freedom to see what you want and spend as little or as much time as you want in any one place.
Nice guy very informative caring made sure we arrived back at our hotel, we were switching hotels that day, before signing off. I would have no trouble recommending Jason to anyone.