My mom and I before the entrance to the Forbidden City.
Brilliant! This is the second tour I've taken with ChinaTour.Net and once again I am extremely happy. I arranged the tour over the website for two so I could explore Beijing with my mom (I've been living in Shanghai for a few months). Our tour guide, Samantha Lee, was superb. I highly recommend her as a guide, and I will gladly arrange to have her guide me around should I visit Beijing again. Our driver, Mr. Huang, was also great--he was a careful driver and always prepared snacks, water, and umbrellas.
Seeing all the major sights in the matter of a few days is wonderful. We were taken to the Ju Yong Guan section of the Great Wall, which is not as crowded as other sections yet shows how impressive the wall is. My mom enjoyed the shopping opportunities, of which there were many. Because we were ahead of schedule in a few places, Samantha arranged extra things to do... on top of the already planned schedule, we toured the old Peking Opera House, went to the drum tour, and did a rickshaw ride around the Hu Tong neighborhood. Samantha also treated us to a delicious dessert. My mom and I feel as if we didn't just have a tour of Beijing, but we made a friend there. I wish at the meals that Samantha and Mr. Huang could have joined us.
In any case, this is a great tour and worth the value. I highly recommend it!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
My mom and I in front of the Temple of Heaven.
My mom and I at the Great Wall.
My mom, Samantha (the tour guide), and I before the entrance to the Summer Palace.