Vivie Pan Private tour guide in Beijing - China

Vivie Pan

Guide profile:

This is Vivie Pan. I'm a licensed English tour guide in Beijng since 2007. I like my job very much. It gives me the best chance to meet the people from all over the world.

Beijing is the capital city in China. It's also one of the most popular destination for tourists. A reliable tour guide will bring you the most memorible trip and experience. And I believe that I'm your best choice. I have a nice car of 4 seats and a brand-new Buick van of 7 seats. It's not common to see the lady drivers in Beijing. But I'm a careful and safe lady driver. I will give you a very reasonable and comparative price for the car rental since it's my own car.

You will not disappointed with my service in Beijing. For more informations please contact with me directly.

Happy travel! Happy Viator!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars leah A.

Vivie provided us with a three day tour of Beijing and it was GREAT! She planned things so well we often missed the busy crowds (even during peak times). Each tour was on our time table - never rushed. She took us to local places to eat. She allowed for extended pitcure taking and even was our photographer for our family pictures. Her English is great, as well as her driving.(I can not say enough about having a tour guide that provides private transportation.) Highly, highly recommend her!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

1. Tour guide for the scenic sopts and itinerary schedule arrangement.

2. Business Assistant, such as traslator and factory visit.

3. transportation arrangment to the Great Wall, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs and etc..

4. Airport pick-up and Airport send-off service.

5. Shopping Assistant in the local market.

6. Ticket booking for Acrobatice , Kungfu Show and Peking Opera wiht discount price.

Transportation by tour guide:

I have my own car of 4 seats and van of 7 seats.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Hiking tour from Jinshanling to Simatai. Price Per Person 45.00 USD
Two days one night Jinshanling GreatWall Tour. Price Per Group 330.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

I like make friends ; discover new place for shopping and eating, I'm very glad to show you the good restaurant in Beijing. Like hot pot or peking duck.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars leah A. 08 Jul 2014

Vivie provided us with a three day tour of Beijing and it was GREAT! She planned things so well we often missed the busy crowds (even during peak times). Each tour was on our time table - never rushed. She took us to local places to eat. She allowed for extended pitcure taking and even was our photographer for our family pictures. Her English is great, as well as her driving.(I can not say enough about having a tour guide that provides private transportation.) Highly, highly recommend her!

5 stars Lili Y. 03 Jun 2014

We chanced upon Vivie's service whilst surfing for private ground tour package and decided to try it out. It was a great decision as Vivie was great, being able to communicate in Mandarin to my mother-in-law and the rest of us in English, making sure nobody missed out on the interesting history that Beijing has to offer. She was great with the details in making sure our tour was enjoyable from touring to eating to shopping whilst being flexible and ensuring our comfort at all times.

5 stars Kristyane V. 31 May 2014

I booked Vivie's services to make a Great Wall tour to my friend who was visiting Beijing. She was on time with a comfortable and luxurious car when she picked him up at the hotel. And she was so kind to invite him to taste some typical chinese breakfast in a local restaurant and he loved it. Then he told me that Vivie has many tricks and great advices on how to enjoy the tour: negociate price in shopping, taking pictures. He was totally impressed by her knowledge and her warmth. BIG PLUS!

5 stars Robert D. 17 Apr 2014

5 stars Liesel B. 06 Apr 2014

Vivie was an excellent guide. She made our trip to Beijing very memorable. We would recommend

her services to anyone visiting Beijing.

Robert & Liesel Burns

Sydney Australia

5 stars Huiyin L. 02 Apr 2014

We engaged Vivie as our tour guide for 3 days on 2nd to 4th Apr in Beijing. It was the first time that we hired tour guide via online and surprisingly the experience was fantastic.

Vivie is very knowledgeable and helpful. She is always ever ready to fulfill our last minute requests which we were very grateful to her.

The touring experience with Vivie has increased our trust in hiring local guide in China.

Highly recommend Vivie to any visitors who wants to have a fabulous tour in Beijing

5 stars Andrew T. 20 Mar 2014

Travelling to Beijing and searching for a private guide? Stop looking now as you have found what you are looking for with Vivie! We booked a 3 day tour from 20 to 22 March 2014. She was always on time, very witty and knowledgeable and her English was exceptional. The itinerary she created was perfect for our duration, the tour was very well priced and her Buick van was luxury. I admit I was quite sceptical about booking online, but hiring Vivie was like touring Beijing with an old friend.

5 stars Wm K. 10 Mar 2014

Vivie was delightful! She picked us up on time and the cruise terminal and provided us with a full day of touring in and around Beijing before dropping us off at our hotel. She was honest and frank in answering the questions we asked about the sites, culture, current life -- you name it. She was knowledgeable, tailored the day to our wishes. We had a great time and would not hesitate to use her if we visit Beijing again. Thanks, Vivie!

5 stars Jeremy B. 09 Mar 2014

OUTSTANDING! Vivie is a great guide with outstanding service. She met us at the cruise terminal and we had a very enjoyable ride into Beijing in her new luxury vehicle (book the van it is so comfortable) and even provides a wifi hotspot free of charge whilst we were driving. With the limited time we had she took us around the sites including the great wall and we really enjoyed her explanations and direction. We would book her again without question. Thanks Vivie.

5 stars Valentin C. 16 Feb 2014

Vivie was a great guide for us. It was the first time we visited Beijing and we got great insights from her. Definetely recommended!

5 stars Li J. 15 Dec 2013

Excellent English speaking guide with great patience and care for the customers. She always thinks for the customers and provided very useful tips and warning messages for the potential risk during the trip.

Nice and brand new SUV 7 seats. Neat and clean.

5 stars Shelby J. 25 Nov 2013

My three friends and I from Houston hired Vivie as our tour guide on Monday, November 25, 2013. She picked us up from our hotel in her brand new, very comfortable Buick GL8 minivan and drove us safely and efficiently to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, to lunch at a small village restaurant, and to the sunken Ming Tomb; finally she dropped us off at the Silk Market (per our request) where she bid us adieu. Vivie's English is good; she is knowledgeable about the locations, and easy-going.

5 stars chang W. 22 Oct 2013

Vivie was our tour guide in October for 5 days in Beijing. We found her very likeable and knowledgeable. We're a family of 4 and she took interest in us. It was a very enjoyable trip and we feel very lucky to know Vivie. We'll definitely recommending her to our friends. Thanks Vivie,

The Wongs family in LA, USA

5 stars Michael R. 07 Oct 2013

We had the wonderful experience of hiring Vivie as our tour guide for 2 days on the 7th and 8th October in Beijing

She we delightful,personable and only had our best interests at heart

She made a point of not necessarily taking us to the touristy areas but wanted us to explore Beijing especially the Hutongs and restaurants to let us see how the locals live and eat

Vivie's English was great, she is lady of integrity and knowledge

Highly recommended

Michael & Linda Ryan

Melbourne Australia

5 stars Inbal B. 23 Sep 2013

Vivie is an excellent tour guide.

She was attentive to my wishes, recommended beautiful places and a superb restaurant.

She speaks fluent english and is easy to understand. She really gave me insight to China's history and prsent life.

She was very helpful in arranging some things I had to do.

She is very nice and made my tour an excellent experience.

I highly recommend her!

Inbal B.I

5 stars ludmilla S. 21 Sep 2013

My trip to China was a wonderful experience!!

I have to thank Vivie for this … she was kind and friendly .she designed a tailor made tour satisfying all my requests.

She arrived on time every day and she was very flexible to changes .

I really appreciate her historical and cultural knowledge…

Tour with her is like touring with a friend !!

Thanks Vivie

5 stars Ronald K. 17 Aug 2013

Your search for a Beijing tour guide is over - Vivie Pan is the best! If you could interview one billion Chinese citizens to be your tour guide, I am convinced that you would hire her!

5 stars Christine L. 06 Aug 2013

Vivie was an excellent tour guide. She's very knowledgable in the sites we visited and created a great itinerary. She even made suggestions that would make our day less tiring and less expensive (bus or subway options instead of a taxi). She is friendly, easy going and a joy to be around. She always went above and beyond by explaining local customs and making sure we had a place to eat. She even helped me find a place to get a haircut. I would definitely recommend her - she's the absolute best!

5 stars Herman M. 15 Jul 2013

We booked Vivie Pan for a 6 day tour (Beijing, Chengde). The contact by email was excellent from the beginning as is her professional and social English. Her knowledge of subjects is really immense. Vivie is a very social person. She is nice to chat with and have a laugh. She also takes well care of you (eg food, checking bills and discounts, raincoats). We were happy to enjoy her new Buick van which easily fits 6 people. A great guide, eventually a friend, maybe the best in Beijing.

5 stars Jourdan W. 06 Jul 2013

Vivie was a wonderful Tour Guide and I would recommend her to anyone! We told her some of the things that we wanted to see in Beijing and she gave us some very good advice on what we could see in the short amount of time that we were going to be in the city. She was able to book us tickets to both the Kung Fu show and the Peking Opera. She is very knowledgeable, kind and helpful! I will definitely be contacting her if we are in Beijing again!

5 stars Pedro D. A. 01 May 2013

I can not speak more highly of Vivie Pan. She is such a nice, genuine and interesting person with excellent English language skills. As a curator from Sydney I needed to travel to the northern outskirts of Beijing for a studio visit with an artist friend of mine. Vivie knew the best route to take by car and we arrived in half the expected time. She was very courteous and exceedingly helpful in facilitating conversations with a number of artists. Vivie even cut short her holiday to fit my plans!

5 stars sean M. 24 Mar 2013

I feel really lucky to have found such an excellent guide. Vivie has an in depth knowledge of Beijing; It’s historical sites, cultural areas, shopping streets and the best places to eat.. and is really friendly too. I love authentic Chinese cuisine and Vivie knows where the best restaurants and street food is to be found. As well as a brilliant tour of Beijing's highlights, Vivie even helped arrange my rail travel to Shanghai and haggled a great deal on a sim card - saved me alot of money! :)

5 stars Nancy E. 20 Mar 2013

Vivie was excellent. Good English, diligent, knowledgeable, timely, nice vehicle, courteous, a good driver, fun, open to any question, and driven by wanting to provide us with a good and memorable experience. We definitely recommend her to be hired by others.

Gary & Nancy E (USA)

5 stars Sue H. 26 Feb 2013

Vivie was a fantastic guide, we had a great couple of days with her. She was was very knowledgable about Beijing history and made it very interesting.

Vivie was really a very genuine person who went out of her way to make sure we had a great experience

In Beijing. We would recommend Vivie as a guide for any visitor to Beijing.

5 stars Marco T. 23 Feb 2013

We were extremely happy that we book a private tour and we were lucky to find Vivie to be our tour guide. She not only showed us all the major sites that we were hoping to see, but she also went out of her way to show us great restaurants, shopping areas, places to see/things to do. She was great and got us started on the right foot. Compared to a tour bus, this private tour prices are very competitive and I have no doubt that you will enjoy this private tour much more. Thank you vivie!

5 stars Marnie C. 05 Feb 2013

Vivie was great! She made sure that we did everything that I wanted to do during my 12 hour layover in Beijing. Not only did she pick me up at the airport at 6:30am, but she brought me a coat to wear since it was winter and I was on my way to Australia. We went to the Great Wall, Summer Palace, and even out for some fantastic peking duck. Anytime I had a question, she knew the answer! The conversation in between locations was great and her self-taught English was great! Thanks so much Vivie!

5 stars Holly C. 31 Dec 2012

Vivie was an excellent tour guide! She took us to the great Wall, Forbidden City, Tian'enmen Square, local lunch, and Night market all in one day! She made everything very easy for us - she took care of getting all our entrance tickets, we skipped the queues, she arranged all transportation - all on 1 day's notice. She had a good balance of telling us information and answering our questions, as well as leaving us some time to explore on our own. You won't regret having Vivie as your guide!

5 stars Lloyd B. 24 Dec 2012

Vivie was an excellent guide . Very knowledgeable and friendly. Our tour was well worth while.

5 stars Alyssa M. 19 Nov 2012

We had an excellent experience with Vivie in Bejing a few weeks ago. She was prompt, reliable, knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly!! She suggested the perfect itinerary for our time in Beijing and was even there waiting for us at the airport at midnight when we arrived. Use Vivie, you won't be disappointed!!!

5 stars Fawn L. 29 Oct 2012

Vivie Pan is a tour guide par excellence who always has a friendly smile and a warm heart. Vivie spent 3 days showing us (4 persons) around Beijing and we covered among others, areas such as the Mutianyu Great Wall, the Ming tombs, The Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and even the Art Area of 798.

She is knowledgeable and is detailed in her explaination of the history and stories of the places we have visited.

She is helpful, initiative and made us comfortable so much so the entire trip felt

5 stars Anna M. 27 Oct 2012

To anyone considering booking a tour in Beijing, I highly recommend Vivie Pan. Vivie answered so many of my questions prior to the tour I felt like she was an old friend. She is wonderful and will not disappoint!

5 stars Howard A. H. D. 07 Oct 2012

You can't find a better tour guide in Beijing than Vivie Pan. We spent three wonderful days with her. She speaks excellent English. She is very responsive to all your emails when you book with her. We had a thousand questions and she answered them all. She knows the best places to see, the best places to eat and the best places to shop. She is an excellent driver and knows how to navigate the roads of Beijing. She is a working Mom. Most of all she is a very good person!

5 stars pauline M. 05 Oct 2012

Vivie is a wonderful lady. We communicated lenghtly to organize my trip. Unfortunately, I did not go to China because she informed me that the week I was planning to go was the week of the National Holiday in China and that crowds would make my trip more complicated. I appreciate her honesty and great advices. I will book with Vivie for my future trip.

5 stars Lynda M. 09 Sep 2012

***** tour guide. Great English and really good local knowledge. Thank you Vivie for an amazing 3 days in Beijing. Your help with the agenda & the ease of transportation arrangements were great. Your helpfulness with tickets for various event was tremendous. Also you were great with the baby & our little girl, they both loved you and we appreciated that you were so fabulous and made such a great impression with the children. I will recommend you to all of our friends travelling to Beijing.

5 stars Benjamin S. 30 Aug 2012

Vivie, is my first choice guide I found in the list.

And it was the right choice, she was great.

She took us to Jinshanling Great Wall, spend a night there, hiked from tower to tower and we had much time to take photo. She even cooked for us, a simple food but great taste.

She gave us many usefull tips while we were in Beijing such as how to choose a taxi. She also took us to Master Kong's Beef Noodle, the best beef noodle I ever had ;)

Thanks Vivie for your services.

5 stars Natalee F. 10 Aug 2012

What can I say...WOW! Vivie, thamkyou for allowing me to squeeze in so much of Beijing in one day!!! you atre awesome. Your knowledge and efficiency are second to none.I am so glad that i went with a private tour guide and got you. It was great to have the flexability to change the days sightseeing around according to crowds etc at the interested sights.it meant that we missed the big crowds and saw so much. Having you to purchase tickets,organise taxis etc, was great. You are #1 guide!!!!!!!!!!

Tour Guide Comment: Hi, Natalee. I enjoyed the day with you also. You are very very friendly and easy-going. We do visited so many places on 10th Aug.. But the schedule is not tight at all. Thank you for your trust and let I to arrange the itinerary schedule for you.

5 stars Mike S. 01 Jun 2012

It's no accident that Vivie is Viatour's highest-rated Beijing guide. She met us at the airport, took us to the Great Wall (Mutianyu), on to the Ming tombs and back into Beijing. She drove her own car and drove it well. Next day was aroung Beijing on foot - train, taxis and bus. T Square and the Forbidden City the highlights. Also the full Peking Duck lunch banquet at a very good price. Vivie's English is excellent and her knowledge is amazing - you will not find a better guide. Book ahead.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you , Mike.

5 stars Adam H. 27 Apr 2012

Vivie provided an excellent tour. She knows when to stay with you, and when you want some time to go and explore by yourself. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone looking for a good insight into the sights of Beijing.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you so much, Mike. I will take care of your friends very well.

5 stars Kathy M. 04 Apr 2012

Vivie was a wonderful guide in Beijing. We spent three days touring with her and she did a terrific job of organizing our travels and helping us see the highlights of the area. She was professional, well-informed, spoke English well and made our days fun, informative and memorable. She has her own car and is a careful driver. I would highly recommend her for anyone seeking a tour guide in Beijing.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for your recommendation , dear Kathy. It's my pleasure to show you around in Beijing.

5 stars Rob B. 23 Mar 2012

We had fantastic experiences - Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, the Great Wall, etc.

We really felt Vivie tried to give us the ‘real’ Beijing, offering lots of knowledge and insights. She readily accepted our requests. Vivie is a bright, personable young woman, with excellent English, a lovely nature and humour. She was reliable, punctual and very knowledgeable. We felt very confident and happy in her hands. We had a wonderful two days and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for choosing my service. Best wishes for you .

5 stars EVERETT K. 24 Dec 2011

Vivie is the best possible choice for anyone visiting her area of China. You can pay less for other guides and most likely you will see less, learn less and have a less than stellar experience. With Vivie you get far more of a person than you could put a price on and an experience vastly more than you pay for. I would gladly give a reference for Vivie if she asked and look forward to seeing he on my next trip to China.

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Everett , you're also very nice just like my friend. Looking toward to meeting you in Beijing again!

5 stars Vanessa M. 29 Nov 2011

Vivie was fantastic! We only had eight hours with her on a layover in Beijing and she made every second count :) She was organized, friendly and knowledgeable. She really listens to your wants and makes as much happen as she can. Our day in Beijing would not have been the same without her. We would hire her again in a second.

Thank you for all the great photos and memories Vivie :)

Sincerely Vanessa and Dylan, NB Canada

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for the nice review, Vanessa and Dylan. Best Wishes for you!

5 stars scott S. 19 Nov 2011

Vivie was fantastic! She was very accomodating and flexible with our schedule. I live in China and my wife and youngest child, 17 months, came for a visit. We had Vivie for two full days and saw so many wonderful things. The best thing was how good Vivie was with our son. He was not handling the time change very well and was difficult to manage but Vivie helped out more than we could have ever asked. I highly recommend using Vivie. And please, just call her, she loves the personal touch.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you again, Scott. I love Keldan so much. He is so cute. Hope I will have chance to show your whole family around in Beijing next year.

5 stars Mary S. 07 Nov 2011

Vivie was fantastic!!! She was very responsive from the first contact, wanted to be certain that we saw what was important to us, tailored the day as we went along to see everything, was very knowledgable and informative. A perfect guide! We highly recommend her. And she has her own car and is an excellent driver, which is a plus. We would definitely use her services again! Joyce and Mary

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for your choosing of my service in Beijing. It's my pleasure to show you the best with the limited time.

5 stars Ann P. 03 Nov 2011

My boyfriend and I recently toured Beijing and used Vivie as our tour guide. She was amazing!

She took us to see the sights and explained to us the rich history and the prevalent modern thinking. As she told us about her life, we came away with real insight into what it is like to live in China today. She's great!

Our schedule had changed in the days immediately before we flew to China and Vivie had commitments for some of our revised schedule. She coordinated another quality guide and mad

Tour Guide Comment: See you again in Beijing!

5 stars Douglas A. B. 15 Oct 2011

It was my good fortune to book Vivie Pan for 3 October days. A more charming and helpful guide I'd be hard pressed to find. Warm, inviting, effervescent and positive were the emotions Vivie projected through the booking, making my first 3 days in China a delight.

Easily this skilled aide helped establish the basics I needed for business.

As a perfect hostess Mrs. Pan welcomed a last minute addition and escorted the pair of us to notable sites.

This guide is one of China's treasures.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for the nice review. I will try my best to be the best tour guide in Beijing.

5 stars stephan K. 17 Aug 2011

perfect - can 100% recommend her.

Stephan / Germany

Tour Guide Comment: Hope your Western China trip is wonderful!

5 stars Olivier L. 14 Aug 2011

Vivie is a great guide and my wife, our two daughters aged 10 and 8 years old and I had a wonderful time in Beijing in August 2011 thanks to her. Upon our arrival, she first confirmed by email our meting the following day which was quite reassuring after arranging the trip a few months earlier. On the first day and based on the weather forecast, she suggested to change the program: with also a bit of luck, we managed to visit the great wall on a day with amazing clear blue sky! She is also very

Tour Guide Comment: I like your two girls so much. They are so sweet. Best Wishes to your family.

5 stars Des S. 19 Jul 2011

I can not express how good and knowledgeable Vivie is. We hired her and her car for two days, she took us to Mutinya Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and the old Hutongs. Vivie speaks great English and offers some great ideas, listen to her and take her hints. She took my wife and mates wife shopping to the Pearl Market and they all had a great time. Vivie is a must in such a huge place, she was punctual and very pleasant. Thanks Vivie from your Aussie Friends.

Tour Guide Comment: I'm so happy to be your tour guide in Beijing. Best Wishes for your family and freinds.

5 stars Michael S. 28 May 2011

Vivie is the perfect tour guide in every respect. Reading her reviews, I was confident she would be very good. But she was so much more. Touring Beijing with Vivie was like being shown a foreign city by a good friend/relative. She is so knowledgeable about the history of the sites, culture & Beijing in general. She was genuinely excited about sharing Beijing with us, and made sure we experienced the best of it in the 3 days we had. I recommend her without a single reservation. Love Vivie!

Tour Guide Comment: It's my pleasure to show you and your girl friend around in Beijing. And thanks for the nice photos.

5 stars Philip D. 07 May 2011

Where I start to describe Vivie?

I choose Vivie from Our Explorer at the last minute as my wife and I wanted to take a trip to the Great Wall,etc. I chose correct !!!

Vivie took to my wife and I as a friend, very knowledgeable and knows Beijing very well.

As well as the wall we visited the Olympic site, had Peking Duck lunch and took a trip to a porcelain museum.

What a fantastic day !!!

Thank you Miss Beijing !!

Philip and Julie Davis (UK)

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for choosing my serivce in Beijing. And bring my good wishes to your family.

5 stars Bruno C. 23 Jan 2011

Vivie was just awesome. Very easy going and gentle, she made our short one-day visit to Beijing memorable. We got to visit all we wanted in just one day and still enjoyed a wonderful typical Peking Duck for lunch. We also had the luck of enjoying a pleasant afternoon in Mutianyiu Great Wall absolutely empty and quiet, no tourists!! She also explains and tell the history behind the historic places in the Forbidden City very interestingly and wisely. Thanks Vivie, all the best!! Bruno and Juliane.

5 stars George R. 15 Jan 2011

Perfect tour guide and perfect experience.

My wife and I are from the United States both of us are in the 70's. We used Vivie to pick us up and deliver us to the aiport as well as two days of touring in and around Beijing. She has a new car and is a fine driver as well as an accomplished guide. She is kind, honest, thoughtfull and punctual.

I would not hesitate to use her again or in recommending her to others.

4 stars Liz G. 15 May 2012

15 May 2012. Vivie is a pleasant well knowledgeable on Beijing. Very flexible tour guide, who is prepared to provide package that suites your needs, no hidden tours to "Factory compounds" that wastes time - you get to see what you want at own pace, making your holiday good value for money and time. Great to have her participating with us on various excursions. Arranged extra items at no extra expense and at short notice. (Acrobatic evening) when we met her young son as well (full of beans).

Tour Guide Comment: Hi, Liz . My son still thought he will meet you on the beach. Ha ha

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