I will be traveling in China from the U.S. for 14 days. This is my first time to Asia, and I will be by myself in Beijing for 4 days. I want to see the main sites, learn about them from English-speaking guide, and spend a day at the Great Wall in an area NOT over-touristy (NE of city? Between Gu Bei Kou and Si Ma Tei? This is what I was told).
Ideally I would like to be with a few other foreigners traveling in Beijing versus being alone with a private guide. There are so many tour companies offering this - any advice on a really good one? I can book a package with hotel + tour or tour only. Thank you!