This Tour has been absolutely perfect! Our guide, Jimmy managed to make us see the Great Wall with not so many people and we had plenty of time to enjoy the view and all the fantastic stories he was explaining us on the history. The car driver was a great driver and we the car very comfortable. We had an amazing Chinese lunch with lots pf great food and we finished the tour with a visit of Summer palace where Jimmy has also explained us lots of history and fun facts. I definitely recommend this tour and Jimmy who has been kind and friendly to us, he is also an expert to avoid crowd and make you see tourist place in a different way. Thank you Jimmy and driver for this great day !
We really enjoyed the tour. Visiting the Great Wall was one great way to appreciate the history of ancient China civilisation. Our guide, Miko was very knowledgable about the great wall and the palace. We learned a lot about the history of both places. He was also very funny and took very good care of us. His English also very good.
We booked a family-friendly trip through Viator with Discover Beijing Tours.
We were matched with Albert, our guide, and a driver. Albert was an outstanding guide, his english was excellent, and our driver was safe got us to our tour locations as quickly as possible despite some typical Beijing traffic.
Of course, the wall and the summer palace were excellent sites to visit and good for the whole family. Don't miss the toboggan ride down after trekking up and down the wall!
Our 7 year old and 13 year old had lots of questions--and Albert was very courteous and knowledgeable... he told us some great stories and history of the part of the wall that we visited and a great description of the history of the summer palace and Dragon Lady.
If you are doing this tour... definitely request Albert. He made the trip well worth the expense.
One last thing... the van they used was great and had seat belts for everyone!
Fantastic tour. The guide was amazing. She was so knowledgable and not only provided interesting information about the sites themselves, but also some interesting context that really enhanced the experience. The guide and driver were prompt in the morning and were flexible which I appreciated I asked to be dropped off in Houhai instead of my hotel and they happily obliged. Can't reccomend this enough