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. 😀 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.