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“Great introduction to Beijing - thanks Lisa!”

Beijing Private Tours By Jessie
Ranked #2 of 413 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, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Lisa was our guide two days in Bejing and we are very happy with how she guided our two families through the great sites in the capital city, as well as the tour we did to the Great Wal and the Summer Palace. Lisa is very knowledgable (teacher by education), so we learnt a lot about Chinese culture, history and customs. Indeed, it was easy and enjoyable to be together with Lisa these 2 days in Beijing! She paced the sightseeing to the needs (and stamina) of our group, and also paid well attention to our two teenage boys who were on their 9th an 10th day of straight sightseeing in China! Well done Lisa! We will definitely recommend this site, and Lisa, to anyone going to Beijing and environs!

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

My wife and I had a one day private tour with Lisa during the busy October holiday period and we visited The Great Wall, The Summer Palace and The Zoo. Although Beijing was very busy, we got to see eveything that we wanted to see and did not feel like there was any pressure on us to move quickly. We would have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone. Jessie and Lisa were very accommodating at all times and delivered exactly what we asked for.

Thank AnthonyOM2013
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had a tour with Lisa as Jessie was unavailable and it was very good. Also we had to cancel one day of our tour because it was raining heavily and this was absolutely no problem. Despite it being the national holidays we took a one day tour and left early and saw the Great Wall and the Summer Palace. Lisa is very competent and it was a very good experience.

Thank Shampag
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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.

Thank Carla M
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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!!

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