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“Great tour experience with Lisa”

Beijing Private Tours By Jessie
Ranked #2 of 405 Tours in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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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 older children, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were travelling with our 3 young children and only had a short time in Beijing so thought it best to book a tour to show us the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Jessie organised Lisa to be our tour guide and we were very happy with her. Lisa gave us information on the way to the Great Wall and when at the Forbidden City and was happy to answer any of the questions we had. She was great with the children, they really bonded with her. Without a doubt we would recommend Lisa as a guide to anyone visiting Beijing.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We were in Beijing for three days (the beginning of our two week trip to China/HK). Having read many reviews and the taking advice from the TA Forums, we decided it would be in our best interest to hire a tour guide/driver and we were so happy we did.

Based on the reviews we decided to book a two day tour with Jessie. My husband emailed Jessie and the emails were in almost perfect English. Jessie was unavailable the days we booked so we were given Lisa instead. And she was FANTASTIC!!! The first day was filled with sites in the city such as the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. We were very lucky at the time we came. Something we were told often actually. The weather was perfect. The sky was clear and the temps stayed in the low 80's the whole time. It seems many people were out and about taking pictures of the sky because it had been awhile since they saw it so clear!!

Lisa and the driver picked us up at our hotel both days at the time they said they would. Had water for us, if we needed. And even had the car nice and cold when we asked for it. Through out the tour, Lisa would answer any questions we had. Not just about the sites, but about Chinese culture as well. She even had a lot of questions for us about American culture. She was just as interested about life in the US as we were about life in China. The driver did not speak any English but loved to talk about cars. Something we could relate to. Lisa would translate but he looked like he enjoyed getting involved in the conversations too.

We were booked for 8 hours on the first day but the time difference hit us so hard after lunch that we asked to return to the hotel and they obliged.

With a full nights rest, Lisa and the driver took us to the Great Wall the next day. Chair lift up, toboggan down and boy was it beautiful up there. We had another beautiful day and the pictures on the wall were incredible. This was the main reason for our Beijing portion of our trip and I could not have been happier. After the Great Wall visit and lunch, we went to Summer Palace and while it seemed rather busy to us, Lisa explained that it was a rather slow day. Again, great spot for pictures and we even took a boat around to the other side. I would recommend taking it.

We were very happy with Lisa and thanked her and the driver many times in the two days we had with them. They were very helpful and accommodating. If you are worried about the language, don't be. Lisa's English is near perfect. Sometimes we had to repeat a question, but it was mostly because we sometimes spoke at rapid speeds. My husband and I would 100% recommend Lisa. Thanks again Lisa!!

1  Thank sblime2js
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had a travelling group of 6 adults in Beijing for the Golden Week... To be honest, I was a little nervous about travelling during this massive Chinese holiday. However, Jessie made the whole 3 days a fantastic experience. The van that she booked was spacious and comfortable and the driver was very good. The local restaurants that we dined in were great, especially the dumpling place (best I have had and I have lived here for over a year now!). She was more than happy to share her knowledge of China including her own personal experiences. She was able to deal with a couple of mini crises, as our tour became injured (sprained ankle and back pain! 'Dumb & Dumber'). Overall, we had a great time and would recommend Jessie to anyone!

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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We were in Beijing over the mid autumn festival. We had contacted Jessie for a one day city tour and a second day at The Great Wall. From the beginning of our interaction Jessie was wonderful to work with. She provided us with an introduction letter to help facilitate our visa including all the little extras that are required.

Jessie was not available but she schedule our small group of 5 with Lisa. Lisa spoke excellent English and was a perfect guide for our group. We tended to get side tracked with picture- taking or popping into shops and she was very accommodating of our leisurely pace. She filled us with lots of interesting history and information and made us her "family" on festival day instead of spending it with her family which is the Chinese tradition. Never intrusive but always close at hand, She hiked up and down the Great Wall in a beautiful, hot day never missing the opportunity to share a tidbit. A great two days!!

Thank Jan N
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had Jessie with us for 3 days in Beijing. She was excellent in communicating with us via email to help plan an itinerary that fit in all the things we wanted to see while in Beijing. We ask her a lot of questions and she was always thorough in her knowledge of the places and things we saw. We loved that she had us dropped of at one location and then made sure someone was waiting for us when we were ready to go to the next location. She took care of every detail so that our touring was totally seamless. She was great to take photos of us and we thoroughly enjoyed her company while we went to the different sites. She was always prompt when she came to meet us at our hotel and the last morning she picked us up with breakfast. It was a breakfast food that I had heard about before our trip and I had ask her about it many times. She made our day when she picked us up and had stopped on the way and brought us this great treat. She is so thoughtful, her english is excellent and I couldn't imagine going to Beijing and not having Jessie do my tour. Thank You Jessie for an amazing Experience!

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