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“Great choice, great company!”
Review of Beijing Tour Guide

Beijing Tour Guide
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$45.00*
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Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip with English-Speaking Driver
Ranked #2 of 16 Transportation in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Beijing tour guide offers tour guide service and driver service for one day tour and multi-day tour. Founded by several experienced tour guides who have done this more than 12 years. We are able to provide the best hand-picked tour packages and travel solutions to overseas travelers. We also have expertise to tailor-make private tours with the best value to meet our customers' needs. If you want to know more, come with us. We offer: Beijing tour guide, Beijing tours, Great Wall tours, transportations, etc.
Losone, Switzerland
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69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great choice, great company!”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Me and my family chose Violet and Kong after inquiring a couple of guides offered on Tripadvisors. Violet was always the quickest and most precise in answering my requests and gave me the most professional impression. It was not a surprise to discover in Beijing that the choice we made was excellent. Good english skills, very sweet person, polite and discreet, high knowledge in history. Violet can also count on the best driver in Bejing (Kong is her husband)!!! This is not a small detail, because the traffic in the capital is terrible. Anyway, if you're looking for a safe trip you wo'nt be disappointed at all about the services of this couple. By the way: they never missed out on one appointment, always on time!

Visited September 2012
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Seoul, South Korea
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73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous Tour Guides who care about what you want to see!”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Violet and Kong were incredible tour guides. We have two children (6 and 9), a short time and diverse interests. From the very first email Violet was straightforward and accommodating. She made suggestions and gave tips but did not force us to do anything w weren't sure about. We were able to see all of the important landmarks at our own pace (which was sometimes quick and other times slow, depending on the children). Their suggestions for restaurants (including booking!) were awesome and we couldn't have been more happy with the meals. Our children loved them and they clearly loved being with our (sometimes overly enthusiastic) children. Beijing was PACKED with people for the national holiday. Violet warned us about this months in advance and (since we had to go during this week) arranged ways for us to avoid traffic and crowds when we could. Professional, warm, caring, knowledgeable all of the words describe these amazing guides. If you have the opportunity...RUN, don't walk.

Visited October 2012
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Wien
1 review
“Excellent guiding Tour”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

My family and a frIiend of us travelled with me to Beijing. After our arriival we were picked up by a kind driver in a big van and were straight brought to the hotel. In general the transports which were organised by our guide Violet, were always comfortable and on time.

Violet is a very nice person and was always punctual. She was very reliable at our whole stay in Beijing. She knows the historial facts and offers us the needed space to discover the sights by our own. Her guiding tour was well planned and we saw many interesting things so that we have a good time staying there. Also she planned the tour as we individual choosed and it was no problem to change plans there too. She has many good connections and due to them she brought us to several delicious restaurants where especially myself had big plesure and showed us many shopping possibilities, where we also got huge discounts. Espicially when we told Violet what we intended to buy, she had the perfect place for us.

All in all the guiding tour with Violet and the drivers made our holiday in Beijing that special so that we will never forget it anymore.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“More than just a guide”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We hired Violet and Kong for our Sept. 2012 trip to Beijing and I can't recommend them more highly. They are everything you want and need from a guide: reliable, knowledgeable in a language that you can understand, flexible, and most importantly, honest. But they are even more.
They are the "friend in town" who helps you navigate through the seeming chaos and advocates for you when you need it.

When we began a search for a private guide for Beijing, we had our guard up. We'd heard of horror stories where a bad guide squanders your precious time doing things you don't want to do and rushes you through the sites you want to see. "Will they take me to a shop or restaurant where they make a commission but has no value for me? Will the guide speak intelligible english and have knowledge of the attractions? Will they charge me more than the actual price for the attractions?"

After emailing with Violet and doing the math, I realized that she was the guide we wanted to work with. She had all the right answers and her bright personality was apparent even through email plus she was a good value in comparison with other guides recommended highly on Tripadvisor.

I think it's fair to put all cards on the table and start off by saying we are a tour guides worst nightmare. We were high maintenance made even more so since we were traveling with senior citizens with mobility issues. We changed the itinerary starting from day one. Different parties wanted to do different things at different times. Violet and Kong were able to find a way to accommodate everyone in our party leaving us all satisfied. When we told them we wanted to go shopping for specific items, she took us there and helped us haggle for the right price. When we told her about the great deal the concierge at our 4 star hotel got us for a show, she checked the prices for us and told us that the actual price for the show was actually much lower and offered to book the tickets for us. We had some of the best chinese food we've ever had and we live in San Francisco, which has the largest chinatown in the nation. They are "family friendly" so all you friends of Dorothy - don't hesitate.

Their service went above and way beyond what we expected and we are so grateful they made our visit to Beijing so special. Book them. You won't regret it.

Visited September 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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2 reviews
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“A great trip to Beijing thanks to Violet & Kong”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We was lucky to book Violet for a three days Private Tour in Beijing.

Thank you Violet, Kong (and Tripadvisor where I found them) for a unforgettable time in Beijing.

We where three families from Norway that started to plan the great travel in the spring this year and the first question that popped up was: Do we really need a guide ? We have travelled all over the world and we really like do most of the exploring ourselves.

Thanks to tripadvisor we quickly understood the need for å guide. A GOOD and POSITIVE guide in China is a "MUST HAVE."

We were VERY well taken care of and we had some intensive three days in Beijing with the "Great wall walk" as the very best experience. We were a large group (6 adults and 9 (spoiled) Teenagers) but Violet and Kong did really care for us and was working hard to make everyone happy ;-)

With Violet & Kong you get some friends in China that care about you and that you can trust. They even did some extra service for us (for our last days in China) regarding tickets, transportation and reservations that we would have had trouble in doing ourselves (with no extra cost -!!)

They always meets you on time with a smile.
Thank you Violet & Kong from your friend in Norway

Visited July 2012
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