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Efficient. Nice guide.
Amazing tour and our guide, Jackie, was fantastic. Highly recommended!
Amazing day great to see so much
Good experience, enjoyed the wall but it's very steep at certain spots. Tour guide a local and explained sights well. Usual stops at souvenir places and western style Chinese food.
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The overall tour of the Great Wall was simply amazing and a memorable experience. The Ming Tombs have a lot of history, but unfortunately our guide, Jackie Li, rushed us thru so fast that we did not get the opportunity to take in what it represented. With that said our guide, Jackie who stated he had over 20 years of experience was one of the worst guides we have ever encountered in our worldly travels. Of the 7 tourists in the minivan no one could understand his English. He spoke so fast and if anyone asked a question, he never acknowledged the question unless the person asking persisted. It seemed that Jackie had all the time in the world for our stops to the Jade factory and tea shop where we assume he gets a commission. He came across arrogant and condescending. At one point one couple elected to take the cable car and rest decided to hike to the Great Wall. The couple who took the cable car stood in line for over an hour to get back down the mountain which was overwhelmed by other visitors that it caused them to be late in returning to the van which the other 5 travelers completely understood, but Jackie expressed his frustration more than once, stated he only like personal tours and then slammed the van door. Upon the rest of the trip the couple iterated that Jackie wouldn't even speak to them upon their return. Such petulance in a guide is unacceptable. Viator needs to have a long conversation with the tour company that employs him and insist that improve his language skills and attitude toward tourists, or ensure he is not used as a guide in the future. We were spoiled by William on the first tour and very disappointed with Jackie on the second tour.
This was an amazing tour! Our tour guide Alice was extremely knowledgeable, approachable and friendly. The Ming tombs was an interesting first stop before our visit to a jade factory where was also had lunch. The Great Wall was the highlight of the tour. Thanks Alice!!!
This tour was amazing!
Excellent tour. Ming Tombs was extremely informative. The Great Wall at Badaling was busy but appreciated the opportunity to have idepndent time on the wall.
It was a dream come true to walk on the Great Wall of China. Alice was our guide and made the trip an even more memorable experience because of her knowledge and her willingness to share it. Her experience enabled us to miss huge crowds and enable us to get the most of our trip. They were a few minutes late picking me up because of two rude guests who had no consideration for the guide and driver or the other guests. This of course happens with rude people, but Alice did keep me informed. During the tour the same two continued their rudeness holding up the tour by wondering off on their own little expeditions.
I would still highly recommend this tour. Not only was the Great Wall everything I had imagined but the Ming tomb was far more interesting than I had thought. Alice had given us a history lesson on the different dynasties of China and that made the experience even more meaningful.
Even though I was not interested in the Jade exhibition, others seemed to be, and the lunch was outstanding.
The day was a great experience. I learned so much and saw so much. Again, Alice was great and the driver was also very good. It is easy to overlook self-absorbed people who have no concern for others when the overall experience was so wonderful.
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