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Touring Beijing?

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Touring Beijing?

Hello,

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!

Nagoya Japan
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11. Re: Touring Beijing?

Is there anyway to contact Simon by e-mail or does He have a web site? We will be traveling to Beijing starting December 19th~23rd and then onto Shanghai. My Family consist of my wife myself and 2 daughters 18 and 21. I would also like to set up as much as possible in advance as I tend to worry if not planned. Any other recommendations for private tour guides would be appreciated.

Greg

Atlanta
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12. Re: Touring Beijing?

We called Robinson Li (www.beijingtaxi.com) when we arrived in Beijing to arrange a driver and car for the day. We wanted to go to Mutianyu and the Ming Tombs. He arrived in a clean Audi and was an entertaining and informative guide. He suggested a restaurant for dinner that night, called and ordered our duck, picked us up after we had changed at the end of the long day, and escorted us through the streets of the hutong to our table at the place we were dining (and, no, we would not have found it otherwise!). We had seen recommendations on this forum (I think) and Mr. Li was wonderful.

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