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Beijing Private Tours By Jessie
Ranked #2 of 448 Tours in Beijing
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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, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 9, 2011

We worked with Jessie during our June trip to Beijing and would recommend her to you. We were initially disappointed as we had planned to tour with her for three days and, on the first day, she was ill. She was responsible and arranged for a substitute but we chose to tour on our own. When we did tour with her for two days, we found that she was pleasant, knowledgeable, and incredibly flexible. Her English is excellent and she does a great job of not only explaining the sites but also of explaining Chinese culture, customs and language. She mostly had us tour using buses and the subway which often saved time and money. When we asked her to take us to markets, she was great in helping us negotiate good deals. It was clear that we were in charge and she was there to make things easy for us. In no way were we led around on a prepackaged itinerary. To be clear, I don't believe that you need a guide for Beijing. There is a lot of English to help get around with and a good tour book has lots of information on the sites. However, a guide such as Jessie can really enhance the experience. You will not go wrong having her as your guide.

7  Thank TravelDreamin
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Reviewed June 4, 2011

Jessie was reliable, friendly and helpful and great to be with. Not only did she show me around the interesting cool neighbourhoods of Beijing, Hutongs etc, but also got me around the Forbidden City. She was also great at helping me sort out hotels and other stuff. She also assisted by phone when I was in the taxi trying to sort out where I was going and the amount, I just called her.

She even sorted me out with another guide when she couldn't do a particular day. So definite recommendation - and I am hard to please. And yes, she is very patient!

If you don't know the language, China can be a very daunting place for foreigners, even for experienced travellers.

Beijing is huge and tough to get around, but much to enjoy. I was in China on business but had a few days in Beijing. Some of the group tours can be crowded and you spend as much time being dragged around the shops and sold to as seeing what you want to see.

An individual tour guide is cost effective, avoids you getting ripped off and it fits around you.

Jackie Elton, Chiswick, London England.

7  Thank jackielton
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

My trip to Beijing was terrific, the city is by far the best place to visit in terms of a one stop shop sightseeing and cultural experience. In addition to all the beautiful and historical landmarks Beijing has to offer, the ease in which I was able to see everything was all due to my wonderful tour guide Jessie. Jessie’s admiration and love for her city makes her tour an experience to remember as you become immersed in the history and culture. Jessie’s English is next to perfect, and was able to answer all my questions about Beijing.

The communication with Jessie before my trip was excellent, she responded to all my emails within 24 hours; sometimes immediately! The responses were not short, she answered my questions in detail and also offered other suggestions that might be useful. Jessie picked me up from the airport, as my flight was delayed, she was still there waiting. Jessie accompanied me to my hotel and gave me a brief tour of my surrounding area.

On day one we covered The Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square- In the centre of Beijing, The Forbidden City, Jingshan park, and Summer palace. Throughout the tour and the day Jessie gave detailed information about each landmark and insight to traditional Chinese culture.

On day two we covered Great Wall (Mutianyu part), Ming tombs (dingling tomb) and Olympic main site (bird's nest). Jessie booked a car for us as it was more convenient to get to the Great Wall in morning and also to the other two places later in the day.

The rest of my time in Beijing I was sightseeing on my own, Jessie emailed me each day to check in on how I was doing, and make further suggestions on what I could do. Also, as my trip in Beijing concluded Jessie offered to help me book my overnight train to Shanghai. I thought these gestures were very nice of her, as I was no longer paying her to be my guide.

First and foremost I think that if you are a solo traveler or with a small group you should book a personal tour guide instead of a tour company. Hence, if you decide to go with a personal tour guide, then Jessie will meet all you needs. Jessie is reliable, punctual, flexible, and very sociable person to be around. You will not be disappointed, and I have already linked her with a friend who will be traveling to Beijing this summer. Again, my trip would have been simply average if I tried to see everything on my own, but with Jessie it was truly amazing and experience to remember for a lifetime.

8  Thank dawillyest
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

I was fortunate to choose Jessie through this web site as my tour guide for two days over a weekend. She was very thoughtful in selecting the most interesting sites to visit in a logical and easy to follow order. Any last minute detours I requested (a Starbucks visit and shopping) were accommodated with a minimum of fuss; she is very patient. Jessie is an exceptionally honest and caring person who was concerned for my comfort and enjoyment throughout both days, she treated me like a VIP guest. As a native English speaker, I found Jessie extremely easy to understand, her interesting, tailored and often humorous commentary was relaxing yet informative. Not only was I given a good understanding of the various sites we visited, Jessie gave me a good insight into life in China. I would strongly recommend Jessie as your tour guide when visiting Beijing, she will enrich your visit.

10  Thank brogs378
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