I recommend this company as they are reasonably priced, efficient and organized. Cynthia, our tour guide made Beijing come alive for us. She was firendly, informative and professional. The first two days of the tour were impressive, the last day okay as the Hutongs have all been rebuilt, although the lunch in a local household was very good, and the local guide was interesting to talk with. As the tour encapsulates 2 shopping along the way, it is recommend that before you start the tour send a down familiarising yourself with the Chinese currency and pricing systems and of oourse refine your haggling skills. Wangfujing area gives you good practice in this. This preparation may assist you with undertanding the pricing and the quality of goods on the tour stops, and keep in mind they are generally good quality products you encounter.
Overall, a plesant introduction to Beijing