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“Amazing Qing!”

Discover Beijing Tours
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$13.00*
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Departure Private Transfer: Beijing to Airport
Ranked #5 of 49 Food & Drink in Beijing
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Owner description: Discover Beijing Tours established by Qing who working in tourism for 12 years and specialized in customized private tours, offers in-depth regional knowledge for planning and arranging complete vacations in Beijing.We passionately believe in the power of travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people. By sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn't otherwise meet, and the traditions you may not have discovered by yourself, we ensure you get the 'insider view', an authentic and enhanced experience that you won't find anywhere else but on a Discover Beijing Tour guided holiday.
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Planning our private tour with Qing was very easy. She provides many suggestions and is agreeable to all of our requests.

We had so much fun in Beijing.

First off, the tour was stress-free. Schedules were all on time. Soon as we left the arrival hall in the airport, the driver was there waiting for us. We were also surprised that they also provide water during the whole trip. This was a big help, especially during our hike on the Great Wall.

Beijing is really an amazing place to visit. Everything is grand (e.g. Great Wall, Forbidden City, the acrobatics show, etc.) but what made our trip extra special was Qing and her stories of China, not to forget her good English in telling them. The stories were all relevant and interesting that, even though my family travels mostly for the sites to see, we were hooked onto listening up to the last bit of information Qing tells.

To top it all off, food was yummy, weather was great as temperature remained cool most of the trip (travelled there late September), and we were never taken to places we don't like (e.g. silk and medicine shops).

I recommend going to these places: Mutianyu Portion of The Great Wall of China, The Summer Palace, The Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven and the Chaoyang Acrobatics Theatre. Would've wanted to have a closer look of the Beijing Olympic Park but we didn't have time to do that. Try to skip the Rickshaw Tour in Beijing Hutong Area. Qing actually recommended a walking tour of another hutong area but we didn't listen. :D Lastly, consider the traffic in Beijing when planning for the tour.

Our 3-day tour with Discover Beijing and Qing was amazing. It was the best tour we had so far in any country.

Thank Jeff Michael T
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

Qing was an absolute great tour guide. She met us at our hotel and was extremely knowledgeable in Chinese history. She was engaging and I genuinely enjoyed spending the day with her. She gave us an amazing tour of the forbidden city and then a tasty food tour. We were even invited into her parents' house for the final tasting!

Thank Jake S
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

We signed up for the Beijing Food Tour and were greeted at our hotel promptly by Qing. As we were beginning the tour she asked us about our plans for the rest of our time in Beijing. I mentioned off hand that we planned to visit the Forbidden City later in the day and Qing immediately advised us that there is a limited number of tickets sold per day and that if we waited until the afternoon we would be unable to visit.

Qing then offered to amend our tour and take us both to the Forbidden city AND do the Food tour. Instead of a 4-hour day she ended up staying with us for 6 hours and only charged us a small additional fee (which was WELL worth it). Without Qing we would have definitely missed the Forbidden City.

She was extremely knowledgeable about the Forbidden City and was great about making sure we saw the highlights but still would have time for the food tour. She told us interesting historical anecdotes and stories and tailored the experience to us.

The food tour is a one-of-a-kind experience. We started with dumplings which were familiar to our American palate but quickly moved onto much more unique foods. Qing knew all the best places and took care of ordering for us. Visiting the restaurants would have been a great experience in and of itself but Qing also arranged for us to visit her family home where her mother had prepared noodles for us.

At Qing's home, her mother and father were very accommodating, and took an interest in us. I made a comment about Qing's father's impressive liquor collection and he insisted that we sample some of his rice wine (which was very strong but delicious).

At the end of the day Qing created a quick itinerary for us to see the Temple of Heaven and make it back to Tiananmen Square in time for the flag lowering ceremony. She brought us into the subway and put us on the correct train before leaving.

Overall, Qing treated us like family all day and made sure that the tour was tailored to our interests and time constraints. Although we were very tired by the end of it, we had a fantastic day. I cannot recommend the trip enough.

Thank you Qing!
-Adam

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Reviewed September 5, 2015

Qing Ye is a private tour operator who was happy to create a tour that suited us. Importantly she has very good English. After spending 3 days with her we were sad to say goodbye as we really enjoyed her company. Qing was knowledgeable about the sites we visited, and took us to some restaurants off the tourist track which was a great experience. Visiting Beijing when the Government restricted movement and closed some sites due to a practice run for the 3 September end of WW11 celebrations proved her flexibility and sense of humour. We enthusiastically recommend Qing as a tour guide when you visit Beijing. Jean and John from Brisbane.

Thank Jean D
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Reviewed September 3, 2015

Couldn't have asked for a better guide. FUN, knowledgeable and most important FLEXIBLE. Thank you for an experience I will never EVER forget!!!

I cannot wait to see you again...we will be back soooon!!

Thank jon b
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