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“Dream trip to China!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beijing Private One-day Tour Guide Jessie

Beijing Private One-day Tour Guide Jessie
No.62 Xitao Hutong, Gulou West Street | Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Ranked #4 of 241 activities in Beijing
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Choosing the right vacation spot is an important decision. Choosing the right tour guide is an even bigger decision. Don't leave your vacation to chance, choose Jessie. She is a Licensed English speaking Tour Guide in Beijing.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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“Dream trip to China!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

My husband found out about the personal guides via Trip Advisor, what a lifesaver! We contacted Jessie but unfortunately she could not help us as was already booked but advised that her colleague Lisa was available. All of our e-mail communication was with Jessie. Jessie was very prompt at responding to all of our queries and changing any items on our itinerary. We could not have been happier with Lisa, such a kind, prompt, thoughtful young woman, great English and she was so patient and caring with our 2 young daughters (5 & 7). Lisa patiently answered all of our questions and our children's, there was a point as we were wondering around the Forbidden City that our girls were overwhelmed by all the attention and photographs from the other local Chinese tourists, they also liked to stroke their hair, to be fair, a lot of whom have probably not seen many Westerners. Lisa soon took care of this that's used them that the girls were to be left alone, which we would not have been able to communicate without our fabulous guide. We spent 3 days in total with Lisa showing us around this fabulous city and province, with a dedicated driver for those 3 days too - our guide was invaluable and we would not hesitate to recommend Lisa or Jessie enough. My favourite trip was to see The Great Wall, this was also our children's favourite trip, just an amazing structure - wow! There is so much to see in China, I am sure we will return to this fabulous Country.

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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Fabulous Day, but wow was it cold!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My Husband and I flew in on an overnight flight for a whirlwind day long tour of Beijing. Jessie met us at the airport with a car and our day began. Jessie is a knowledgeable guide with great English skills, but more importantly she's got a fabulous personality. We are picky when it comes to quality and both of us were extremely satisfied and would (already have) recommended Jessie's tours. We visited the Great Wall, Tianamen Square, Forbidden City and a fabulous noodle restaurant. The only part that wasn't great was the weather - it ended up being the coldest day in 40 years. It was freezing!

Visited December 2012
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“Excellent private guide in Beijing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Like many well prepared travelers, we found Jessie on Tripadvisor and saw her excellent reviews. Not knowing anyone in Beijing, we trusted other travelers' reviews and booked a 2-day tour with Jessie. Her rate is very competitive with other guides we found online. She lived up to her rating without a doubt.

She's very quick on communicating via emails with any questions we have, even recommending hotels and such that's not part of the tour. We visited all the major sites in such a short time, climbed the Great Wall...etc. Jessie knows her stuff well. She's always early meeting us in the hotel lobby. Jessie accompanied us into every historic site and gave us good history lessons and good information. Her English is very good too. She knows exactly where to take you for the best photos and was gladly to be our photographer. She's very flexible with what we want to do and see, and depending on the weather condition, she altered the plan accordingly and we didn't miss seeing anything. Such a smooth organizer. The drivers she arranged were also very courteous and have really nice cars. We were dropped off right in front of each site and were picked up at a different entrance/exit so we could walk the whole place and not have to go back where we came in.

We highly recommend Jessie to anyone who's willing to pay the little extra and go with a private guide. I wouldn't do it any other way. It's great to have a private car and guide who can be flexible and give you as much/little time as you need to walk through all these amazing sites. Not having to worry about catching up with a big tour, not having enough time to take photos or the time to take in the sites.

Jessie was prompt, had a great personality and very personal. We were very lucky to have her as our personal guide for 2 days. Don't hesitate to use her. You will have a fantastic time in Beijing with her help!

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Thanks to Jessie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We were a little apprehensive about arriving in China, negotiating the traffic, dealing with Beijing crowds and moving around with confidence. We decided to organise a personal guide for the first few day before joining our 17-day small group tour. Jessie stood out from reviews on both tripadvisor and another website as likely to be a very good guide. She quickly established that was so with prompt back and forward emails to finalise our personal tour details. We were very pleased with the two day tour when it got underway and quickly became confident that we were going to enjoy our whole China so thanks to Jessie for making that possible. Lesley and David

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Excellent tour guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I spent two days with Jessie touring Beijing. She was one of the best tour guides I had met in my travels. Her knowledge is extensive and detailed. She is nice and personable. She gave me a deep insight about the Chinese culture and lifestyle. Her command of the English language is commendable. She is a smooth organizer. I strongly recommend her to anybody looking for a tour guide ni the area.

Visited December 2012
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