My boyfriend and I visited Beijing for a week back in August. We booked Qing for 2 days and absolutely loved her. We wished we could have booked her for the whole week! I emailed Qing with a list of the places we wanted to visit, and she emailed right back with potential itineraries. She was totally communicative right until the time we arrived in Beijing.
We met her the first day in our hotel lobby, and we had the most amazing tours of the Temple of Heaven, Houhai Lake, and the Summer Palace. She took us for an amazing lunch, and was happy to accommodate us either by car or by public transportation (we opted for the bus). On day two, Qing gave us an amazing tour of the Forbidden City and Tienanmen Square. After a delicious hot pot lunch, we went to the Lama Temple, Imperial College and Confucius Temple. Yes, we packed a lot into 2 days!
We had limited time in Beijing and virtually no knowledge of the Chinese language. Qing was incredibly accommodating. She had great knowledge of history and culture and added a unique touch to every site we visited. Yes this is a glowing review because we couldn’t have been happier with her! She really saved our lives – she helped us navigate the city and even gave us tips for traveling when we were on our own. Beijing wouldn’t have been the same without her! I loved that we could create our own itinerary and really get a feel for the city the way that we wanted to without being stuck on a tour with 50 other people. We definitely would hire her again to help us see more of the city the next time we visit.
I have to say, there’s no beating a private tour. The freedom and depth of information that you get is really amazing.