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6-Hour Beijing Modern Architectures Private Tour includes National Theatre

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    What to Expect
    Your English-speaking guide will meet you at your centrally located hotel in the morning at 8:30am then head to National Theatre for the Performance Arts that is located in the heart of Beijing, near Tiananmen Square, the theater is a modern-style building which stands out from its surroundings. Shaped like a tear drop and it was listed among the top ten architectural miracles by the U.S.-based Journal Business Week for its energy-saving and environmentally friendly design.

    Next to the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall to get more knowledge about the achievements of the modern urban planning and development

    Having a sightseeing around 2-ring road, 3-ring road if time permits and included lots of structures along Chang'an avenue. During the sightseeing, you'll see more famous Chinese traditional and modern structures, and have chance stop at the Olympic Stadiums, take pictures outside Water Cube and Bird's Nest. (If you are interested in the inner structure of the stadium, you can visit inside and cover by your expense), drive by CCTV headquarters and China World Trade Center Tower, a 330-meter tall skyscraper with 74 floors, 4 underground floors in Beijing. Afterwards transfer back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up at the hotels located within 4th ring road
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Drop off at the hotel located in the downtown area (within 5th ring road)
    • Professional English speaking tour guide (6 hours)
    • Transportation (6 hours)
    • Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
    • Gratitude to the guide (Recommended for good service)
    • Personal cost
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat
    • Extra fee is requested after 6 hours tour
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    By: Catherine Lu Tours
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    Surfers Paradise, Australia
    Beijing Private Tour - Thank you Joyce!
    Joyce was an outstanding guide, a delightful lady who shared with us her vast knowledge of the sites visited - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace. The layering of historical facts and stories provided a wonderful insight into Beijing and the fascinating history of China. We have no hesitation recommending Catherine Lu Tours for your visit to Beijing. Thank you Joyce!
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    Arlington, Texas
    Great tour and wonderful guide
    We had a wonderful two day tour and a magnificent personal guide. Nico our tour guide never stopped providing us with information. We were taken to two great restaurant venues. The food Nico helped us choose was terrific. We were made to feel comfortable through out the tour.
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    Great Visit to Beijing and Great Wall!
    Catherine Lu did a phenomenal job arranging our tour in Beijing and to the Great Wall. The company, tour guide, and driver were awesome, responsive, and never disappointing. During our planning, Jenna with Catherine Lu was very accommodating to work with our schedule to adjust the tour to meet our travel timelines. The driver met us at our arrival to the airport and took us to our hotel. Whenever the driver picked us up, he was always on time and considerate. He opened doors and had bottles of water for us. Our tour guide Sonia met us in the lobby of our hotel and we began our visit around Beijing for the next two days. Sonia was great! She was very knowledgable on all the sites we visited, and it was interesting learning about the Chinese culture during our conversations to the sites. Her English was very good and there was never any issues with communication. Sonia was also very considerate of the kids. She kept them in mind during the tours to make sure they weren't getting bored. Our girls both had birthdays in October, and Sonia even brought a gift for them! The local restaurants picked out for our lunches were very good. Sonia ensured that we were comfortable and explained dishes to us to help us pick the dishes that best suited our tastes to ensure we had the most enjoyable meals. There was definitely no skimping on the amount of food we received; Sonia made sure to order more than plenty of food for us...price never seemed to be a factor as she never tried to steer us away from any part of the menu. It was pure customer service all the way to the end. We arranged to be dropped off at the airport following our visit to the Great Wall. Sonia walked us into the airport, helped us check in, and made sure we knew exactly where to go. I highly recommend Catherine Lu for your visit to Beijing, and Sonia as your tour guide. You will not be disappointed.
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    Katy, Texas
    Excellent trip with Jeremy
    I had a business trip to Beijing and decided to add a day to visit the above, with a colleague. Our company recommended Catherine Lu Tours, so we did. Communication was very timely. The day of the trip everything was very smooth and we had a great time. Jeremy has a good sense of humor and a great knowledge about the places. There was no waiting anywhere and we could use our time efficiently. I would recommend Jeremy and Catherine Lu tours to anyone going to Beijing and interested in making a tour.
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    Thornhill, Canada
    Amazing tour in Beijing
    Went on this tour for our honeymoon back on June 30, 2018. Our driver Mr. Wang and Tour guide Peter were excellent! Peter’s knowledge of China’s history is impeccable and the service they provided exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend this tour especially Peter if you’re able to get him. We would definitely book again if and when we return!
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    Day tour to T. Square, Forbiden City and Great Wall
    I only had about 7 hours free to see Beijing and Catherine Lu Tours was extremely accomodating and went so far to pick my colleague up at her hotel, make a stop to pick me up at my hotel, and dropped us off at the airport when we finished the tour. Our tour guide - Connie was amazing and extrememly knowledgable in providing information and fun facts about the history of it all. She was super friendly and actively engaged with us the entire time which makes all the difference. Part of the tour inclued a stop at a restaruant for lunch - which was delicious and the perfect last meal in Beijing. Connie knew the perfect stops for pictures and played photographer for us. I've been on many tours around the world, and this is by far one of my favorite experiences. Thanks for the wonderful time!
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    Kelsi L
    Private Day Tour to T. Square, Forbidden City and Great Wall - AMAZING!
    Catherine Lu Tours is absolutely amazing! My colleague and I were in Beijing for work and had only 6-7 hours to see Beijing. Catherine Lu Tours accomodated our schedule, and we were able to see all three sites (T. Square, Forbidden City and the Great Wall). Our guide, Connie, was such a sweetheart and incredibly welcoming. She is very knowledgeable on all things history and was very easy to sightsee with. She even walked into the airport with us to make sure we were able to check-in safely. I travel a lot internationally, and this tour was by far one of the best experiences I have had in any country. Thank you, Catherine Lu Tours!
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    Kuching, Malaysia
    Redefining your China impressions with Catherine Lu Tours!
    It is with great pleasure that I commend my local guide Steven and designated driver Mr Xu, booked via the very engaging Jenna & Catherine from Catherine Lu Tours. From the booking process (and the many correspondence about places to go and logistics) to our landing in Beijing to the day-to-day hospitality, everything can only be described as: fabulous. Steven is very well-versed with Chinese history (having majored in Chinese history in tertiary sturdies) and he’s not just any kinda “well-versed.” He could regurgitate stories after stories of a subject, and then go deeper into sub-plots and why things were the way they were and why things are the way they are now. Hugely impressive! Steven is also second to none when it comes to food recommendations and photography spots, having done this for over a decade now. Pssssst! Get Steven to take your photos for you - he knows how to position photos and work the cameras, resulting in stunning captures. This review wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Mr Xu our driver who surpassed all expectations, reaching on time every single time upon the conclusion of each touristy endeavour. And also Jenna, who I must say is one of the best when it comes to “getting back to you via email”! Her responses are always long, detailed and super quick. I found myself needing to keep up at times so as to not leave her waiting... it’s usually the other way around you know! Huge thumbs up. Love every bit of this visit to Beijing and I credit Catherine Lu Tours for having enhanced this experience! Charles Liew SHiNE Pharmacy, Kuching, Sarawak
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    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Tour with Joyce
    Catherine Lu tour was fantastic. Joyce was right on time at our hotel for pick up. The car and driver were spotless. The history of the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Great Wall enlightening and fascinating. Joyce patiently answered all of our questions, gave us plenty of time to take photos and even helped with a few, but most of all, she was kind, hospitable and knowledgeable. We highly recommend the private tour. Thank you for an unforgettable experience. The toboggan ride down was bonus!!!
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    Fabulous Beijing
    We had the most wonderful two days of private tours including Tian’anmen Square, the Winter Palace, the Summer Palace and The Great Wall. Our guide Nico, was amazing and was so very knowledgeable. His personal demeanor made us feel so welcome and his selection of restaurants and meals was just perfect. This was a vacation that will be a very favorite memory. Thank you to all who made it possible.
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    San Francisco, California
    Everything we wanted
    Just returned from Beijing & Mongolia and are happy to review Justin & Catherine Lu Tours. They responded to every question & adjusted our 5 day Beijing experience to suit our needs. Justin was a superb guide, speaking excellent English , and showing us Beijing. Our drivers were excellent too, finding their way into the tiny Hutong alleyways to our great hotel. Justin showed us different cuisines which was greatly appreciated. Having a private tour is the only way to go in this huge city. I would not take a group tour .
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    An enjoyable private tour!
    My guide Connie arrived punctually. She is knowledgeable and provided informative background and history to the various sites visited. As I was keen to take photographs, she was able to show me some of the good photo taking angles and compositions. Had an enjoyable time!
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    Brandon T
    Private tour
    Had the most amazing private tour in Beijing! Showed up early and car was beautiful. Mr. Han was a great driver and our guide Lena spoke great English and was super informative. Great Company! Would definitely book again!
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    Denver, Colorado
    Excellent, everything and more! - 3 days of touring and 1 day of dumpling making
    I used Catherine Lou for a customized private 5 person (4 adults and 1 child-age 8) tour in Beijing during the end of September. I was very pleased with how she was able to take my input on what we wanted to see and provided additional insight. All email correspondences were very clear and told me exactly what I needed to know regarding cost and what we would be seeing. I had a very last minute change regarding switching days around and what we would be seeing. However, Catherine Lou’s Tour was able to accommodate my request. We had three days of touring with our guide Nico and a fabulous driver who was able to get us around Beijing traffic safely. Nico was very knowledgably, spoke excellent English, and answered questions very clearly and thoroughly. What our group really appreciated about Nico was his personality. He was personable and very likable! We have a wonderful time chatting and laughing with him! Our group also loved the restaurants Nico selected and the dishes he recommended. One of our favorite experiences was dumpling making with Catherine Lou at her house. My son enjoyed rolling out the dough and learning how to fill the dough. A wonderful surprise was that lunch was not only dumplings, but a full meal made by one of her employees who also worked in a restaurant. Lunch was delicious and our dumplings turned out yummy. When seeing the Great Wall, I highly recommend the Jinshanling section, which is about 2 hours from Beijing, if you are up for a nice hike. It was incredible and there were NO crowds (and we even went during the weekend before the China National Holiday when Beijing was a zoo). My 8 year old son was able to hike/crawl his way up some steep sections without me worrying he was going to knock a person down. Our guide Nico provided lots of great tidbits about the wall that my 8 year old son enjoyed. I highly recommend using Catherine Lou tours! It was a wonderful experience for our multi-generational group of 5. 5 out of 5 starts for our guide Nico and our driver!
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    Great Wall and forbidden city
    Absolutely fantastic! Showed up right on time at the hotel. Beautiful car! Extremely nice driver Jason and wonder guide Connie! Super nice people and excellent English! Very knowledgeable on the history of all sites and city of Beijing! Great company! We used them all three days in town.
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