Best use of our time while touring with an excellent guide. I was impressed with the proficiency of our tour guide, Susie.
We were picked up at 8:30 am sharp by our guide, Susie, a lovely sociable young lady, who spoke fluent English. Susie had each of our days mapped out and received us with various amenities: besides the transportation on a pretty comfortable automobile conducted by a dedicated driver (who did not speak English, though), we had free cold water and even WiFi while driving, due to Susie's own initiative.
Having signed up for a private tour rendered us the opportunity to receive Susie's full attention (and lots of it!), while being driven through Beijing streets to our tour spots. We visited the most notable tourist attractions in the city and later drove to one of the best spots of the Great Wall where a cable car exempted us from having to climb some 800 steps or so. All entrance fees, tickets and related exertion (attraction personnel only speak Chinese) were handled by Susie herself as we waited nearby under a shade. Through her resourcefulness, she actually came equipped with out-of-the-ordinary passes that sometimes saved us from long cues or allowed us to either be dropped off very close to our visiting spots or afforded us convenient parking spaces. These aspects seemed due to her enterprising nature. While visiting historical sites, we were delighted to see that Susie had just as much knowledge about ancient facts, chronology and related anecdotes as our thirst for it required.
Susie's willingness to take pictures with my camera made our stay all the more memorable as I now show up on most of our photographic mementos.
While giving us space to enjoy each attraction at our leisure, she was ever so present whenever a question popped up. Oh, and we loved the fact that NOT ONCE did she entice us to any (tourist) stores while recommending shopping areas or marketplaces for our off days.
In summary, our entire experience was a very positive one and I would recommend their service.