Our wonderful experience in Beijing was primarily provided by Qing and her wonderful guide, Ashley. After planning by going back and forth with Qing online, we put together a tour perfectly suited to our time limits and interests. Train pick up and delivery were also included in our arrangements. Ashley met us at our tiny hutong hotel, Cote Cour, precisely on time with driver ready to go. Our first day was spent at Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City. Ashley provided interesting information and at a comfortable pace. The next day was a full day of sights around the city and a special treat of an evening acrobat performance. The third day involved taking us to the Great Wall at Mutianyu where we spent the night at the Brickyard. We made arrangements with Qing for a driver to pick us up the next morning to take us to the train station again. Reasonable prices with NO hassle. All were fantastic. What made the experience extra special were a number of things: 1) Ashley, sweet, easy to be with, wishing we could pack her in our suitcase for the entire rest of our trip. 2) Lunch at Qing’s mother-in-law’s house was delicious and so authentic. Loved her mom! 3) Ashley and the driver took care of some extra needs such as going to the extra mile to take us to get train tickets, spent an extra long second day with us(11 hours with show) and walking us into the train station to get us situated. I cannot say enough about our driver who picked us up at the train station and delivered us. Our hotel was tucked away in a tiny alley (hutong) and it was wonderful having made all the arrangements ahead of time. I highly recommend having all those pieces in place to make transitions smooth. Qing was so great that she called the driver a couple of times to make sure everything was going well and then spoke to me to confirm. She was thorough, personal and extremely professional. We loved our choice of this tour. HIGHLY recommend. Love to you, Ashley!!