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“Organized and friendly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mark’s Guide & Driver Service

Mark’s Guide & Driver Service
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$79.00*
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Skip The Line Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Chinese Dumpling Lunch
Ranked #18 of 373 Tours in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mark is a professional English-speaking tour guides & driver by the China Tourism Administration which allows him free entry to all the tourist attractions in China. He can provide you with booking Train ticket; Acrobatics show ticket; Kung Fu Show ticket; Guided tours services; Car rental services; Airport pick up and drop off; Free Consultation...The Mutianyu Great Wall private tour (90-125 u.s.dollar)
New York City, New York
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“Organized and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

We hired Mark for a quick trip to Mutianyu. He was friendly, knowledgeable and very communicative. We didn't have a lot of time before we had to get to the airport for our flight but Mark stayed on top of our schedule. He's very professional and has a lot of pride in his work.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Mark is a great driver and knows Beijing well”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

We had Mark pick us up from the airport and drive us for two days. He is a great driver and having grown up in Beijing he knows the city well. His English is better in his emails than his spoken English but he will understand everything you say and need. If you are wanting a guide who can give you a lot of information about the places you visit and answer specific questions about history then it might be a good idea to also engage someone to come along with you or you can do some reading yourself.
The highlight for us was the visit to the wall on a clear cold day with snow on the ground, a bright blue sky and no crowds.
I would recommend Mark as a great driver and good company.

Visited February 2013
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beijing trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Made with Mark mini trip to Beijing during my 13-hour transit. Mark is a very good guy, punctual, funny and friendly, I recommend

Visited January 2013
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Swansea
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47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Thank you Mark”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

So glad we booked a private guide to the wall. mark took us to the non commercial part and took us right onto the wall via the lift. He sorted out all the tickets leaving us with nothing to do but take in the majestic sights. He was very informative and left us have our own private time as well. Collected us from the hotel and the car was clean and comfy. Very good price, compared to a tour company and much better experience by far. You may only do it once, so do it properly

Visited January 2013
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British Columbia
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52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Marvelous Mark”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

I am not too sure who the previous reviewer is reviewing. My son and I spent 2 days with Mark and couldn't disagree more with the previous poster. Mark had a driver waiting to pick us up at the airport, Kai who spoke little English but was only dropping us off our hotel. Next day Mark was waiting promptly in the lobby at 9am. I had difficulties getting cash from the ATM's so Mark took me to a branch and helped me with an over the counter transaction.
The rest of the day was spent touring the sights of Beijing including a Hutong tour and a great lunch at typical Chinese restaurant. He obliged us by driving round to various stores buying jackets and flags. He also organised tickets to the Red Theatre and personally provided transport.
The following day we visited the Forbidden city and the Great Wall. Mark's car is very comfortable and Mark is an excellent driver. After the wall Mark made a special stop at an ATM ( this on worked ) . He also took us to the Pearl markets before finally delivering us to our hotel. My son and I found Mark to be extremely friendly, helpful, and a good source of knowledge of the area.
His English is very good and we had no real problems being understood. I would not hesitate to recommend Mark and would definitely use his services again if returning to Beijing. Thanks again mark and Kai for making our brief stay in Beijing enjoyable and memorable.

Visited January 2013
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