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“Professional Driving Services”

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 #14 of 375 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)
Makati City
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“Professional Driving Services”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

I found Mark here on Tripadvisor. He is highly recommended for a good reason: his is prompt, he thinks about the needs of his customers and the service he offers is truly hassle free. Mark's price for one car is 600 yuan for the two of us and it was 50% more than the price we would have paid if we went with a group tour (groups charge an average of 190 yuan/ person). However, we didn't want to go through the hassle of stopping by tea/ jade factories (usually included in group tours) that we think are just a waste of our time so we thought paying more is worth it.

Mark provides the necessities for his guests: he has free drinking water (which cost so much at the Great wall- bring some bottles up with you if you plan to go all the way to the 20th tower) and lends a local mobile phone for easier communication. He will pick you up and drop you off wherever you wish, and even take you to a recommended restaurant, if you want to.

As a service provider, Mark was very professional (as other reviewers said) and speaks very good English. He is hands on with his clients. Initially, Mark couldn't drive us for the day but when his other customer cancelled, he was the one who showed up for us. Mark promptly responds to emails and other questions.He has other services apart from the Mutianyu/ Great wall tour which I'm sure are as value for money as this one is. We will surely get in touch with him again the next time we visit China.

Visited November 2013
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“Good driver”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Mark is a really pleasant man and was very efficient with his driving. However, guide services were also offered as part of the price, and this was a little disappointing for our trip to the Great Wall to be perfectly honest. If you are looking for an English-speaking driver who is a good driver, very nice and is punctual, Mark is your man!

Visited October 2013
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“He does what he says he does”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

It is difficult to get too 'flowery' when describing a driver service because at the end of the day, it's a driver and a car. But sometimes, when a service is exactly what you want it to be, you just have to say 'well done and thanks'. Mark met all of our requirements and was at all times professional, courteous and helpful. We used him for airport to hotel transportation, a driver for the day when we went to the Great Wall and then we also used his company [at short notice] for our journey from the hotel to the railway station. His English is far better than he thinks it is and we received that rare combination of perfect service and value for money. For this type of service we would never want to look elsewhere.

Visited October 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Mutianyu Great Wall trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

I set the trip up with Mark and he assigned Ben Wang to be our guide and driver. Ben's English is very good and he is an excellent guide and very nice man. He was prompt, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable of all aspects. We hope to return in the near future and will ask Mark to assign Ben Wang once again.

Visited October 2013
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Paris
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“Fantastic day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

I spent a fantastic day at the Great Wall (Mutianyu section) and the Ming Tombs thanks to the nice weather and particularly to Mark.
I have nothing to add to the other reviews; I can only confirm the professionalism of Mark : he was ponctual, good driver and english speaking guide, who staid with me all day long : he walked with me on the Great Wall and through the Spirit way of the Ming tombs.
I appreciated also that he always answered very quickly to the emails I sent him.
An advice : he is sometimes very busy; if you want absolutely Mark, you must insist to have him and not one of his colleagues.

Visited October 2013
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