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  • panwad p
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tony is our tour guide, He is very very nice, good service and very helpful. We are really enjoy the trip. High recommanded
    Written July 15, 2024
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  • Agen2021
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Claire was fantastic guide for us. Everything was perfect - the pace, the style, the service. It was a small group and Claire had all attention to answer our questions. I would recommend her 100%. Finally without her magic we were not able to enter the Forbidden City at all. Massive thank you!
    Written July 14, 2024
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  • David K
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went on this tour with Miya and head the most amazing day
    She took us to the wall early whilst it was cool
    The views weee amazing and then we had a delicious western orientated Chinese lunch and a few beers to recover and then onto the summer palace
    What a day
    Written June 26, 2024
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  • M C
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picked up from our hotel by our guide Edward and our driver Mr Sun, we had a wonderful day. He was very professional, messaging the day before to ensure we were ready for the tour and getting the time right.

    As Mr Sun navigated the roads, Edward offered some insightful historical background to the various places we were to see.

    Arriving in Mutianyu, everything was seamless and we strolled carefree with only our passports up a reasonably steep hill to the cable car. After a brief ride, we arrived at the famed Great Wall. The views were stunning and we were fortunate, it wasn’t too busy!
    My wife is pregnant and our two tour facilitators made sure she was comfortable the entire time. Edward finding time for breaks and areas to rest and Mr Sun providing ice cold water for the hot summer.

    From there, we ventured to a tea house for some tasting which was unique and delicious.
    A short journey further brought us to a jade factory where we toured the floor and then had lunch upstairs. A mix of Chinese and western food, the lunch was delicious.

    Summer Palace was next on the agenda for the day and after about an hours drive we were at the East Gate ready to enter. It was packed but Edward expertly navigated the crowds and brought us to quiet areas while still showing the most interesting parts of the palace.

    After a long walk through the grounds we arrived at the West Gate where Mr Sun was waiting for us.
    Dropped back the hotel, we were very grateful for a fantastic day.
    Written July 9, 2024
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  • Patrick
    Toronto, Canada15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recently did a hiking tour on the Great Wall of China with Dewit as our guide, and it was seriously awesome from start to finish.

    Meeting up was super easy, and Dewit greeted us right on time. The drive to the Great Wall was really comfy, and Dewit was chatting with us about the Wall and Beijing, which was cool.

    After the hike, we had this huge and delicious lunch that totally hit the spot. The best part of the tour was the hike itself. This quieter part of the Wall where we mostly had it all to ourselves and made the experience completely surreal. The views were incredible, and Dewit shared tons of interesting stories and facts about the Wall.

    We totally recommend this tour. It was worth every dollar for such a personal and insightful experience on the Great Wall. Huge shoutout to Dewit for being an awesome guide and making our trip even more enjoyable.
    Written July 12, 2024
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  • Bill B
    Pueblo, CO1,375 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The booking experience was quick and easy. We received all the information we needed for a perfect experience. Cathy and our driver picked us up on time taking us directly to the Beijing North train station with delicious local dishes for breakfast. Our day in DaTong was perfect. We visited the Yun Gang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, and Hua Yan Temple with lots of time at each to fully experience each location. We had time to view the city wall and the amazing architecture of the old town including the Dragon Wall. Cathy provided an incredible amount of history about the area, the Dynasty’s, Buddhism, each location. The quality of the vehicles and drivers were great. We finished our day sharing a delicious dinner before heading back to the train station for our ride to Beijing and our hotel. An awesome day! Highly recommend.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Winda D
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My son and i had excellent vacation in Beijing ! Our tour guide Candy and the driver was astonishing doing their job! Couple of days that were together the whole day was fun exploring the historic sites
    Written July 11, 2024
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  • Thomas F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my first time to China, and I wanted to do some of the must do major historical sites like the Forbidden City, but was also intimidated by the about logistics and communication of traveling in Beijing. This private tour with Sherry made the whole experience effortless and allowed me to focus on the seeing and learning about these cultural landmarks. I don’t think I could have navigated the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven without her!

    Once you book the tour, they arrange all the tickets for you and easily guide you past the required security check points which can otherwise be intimidating without a guide. They also pick you up from the hotel and drive you around the city, so you don’t have to worry about transit. Our driver, Han Wei, was also very punctual and professional.

    Sherry was a very informative and pleasant guide whose English was clear and easy to understand. Sherry also knows her way around and saved me much time from standing in lines by knowing where to go.

    Overall, booking this tour was a great for some must see locations in Beijing and good way to get out of the hotel during my business travel.
    Written July 12, 2024
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  • GlobeTrotting642176
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I highly recommend asking for Jerry as your tour guy. Jerry shows up promptly at my hotel at the scheduled pickup time. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the Wall. He is funny and made the trip so fun for me. On top of that, Jerry took many beautiful pictures of me for souvenir. He is not only a great tour guy but a great photographer as well.
    Written July 14, 2024
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  • Madeline H
    Bath, UK43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thank you so much for being so helpful to our last minute change! We are very grateful for taking our phone call early in the morning!
    Written April 28, 2024
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  • Val D
    New Orleans, LA11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time with Maggie, who was a great guide. We were able to stop at all the scenic spots that we wanted and did not feel rushed. Maggie was very friendly and very informative, and knew all about the history of the summer palace and great wall. We stopped at a great local chinese restaurant for lunch, which was delicious. The transportation was air conditioned, smooth ride, and picked us up within minutes when we were done with each area. Would definitely recommend this tour especially with Maggie who spoke English very well.
    Written June 18, 2024
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  • poleeana
    Bucharest, Romania1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trip was very good considering it was a one day trip. I got picked up from the hotel to the train station and back. Everything went very smoothly. The tour guide in Xi’an was very friendly and knowledgeable, took me to a lunch for local noodles. In Xi’an the driver waited for us the whole day and made sure I got safely to the train station to head back to Beijing. Very nice trip and wonderful people! However since Xi’an is a very beautiful city I think a trip for at least 2 days would be more suitable! But if you are short of time this is perfect!
    Written July 3, 2024
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  • Wong F
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide Cathy picked us from our hotel to the Museum and gave us an elaborate tour of the National Museum. The museum was huge but her strategic selection of the museum highlights and detailed explanations allow us to cover the main exhibits well. We asked to end the tour at the museum itself so that we could do the rest at our pace and leisure. Overall the tour was in-depth with a friendly atmosphere.
    Written June 16, 2024
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