Find a reliable friend on your first day in Beijing. I am the person you need . No shopping means no waste of your time and money . Your happiness will be my best reward.
I was born in Beijing, and have been living in the city for more than 30 years.Every day I see the development of the city, witness the flat buildings and narrow alleys in 1980's changed to skyscrapers and wide streets. Because three generations of my family live in Beijing, I know more about secluded Hutongs behind the bustle of the city, even the stories on each brick caving. I love the city, whatever the Hutongs(living area of local people) or the imperial buildings. I enjoy to tell historical stories to others. I hope foreigners can know more about Beijing as well as China. Meanwhile , I also hope visitors can enjoy their time in Beijing. It will be exciting to emerge in Hutongs . Being accompanied by me , visitors will find that there are always stories behind every old buildings .
Usually I obey guests' opinions , no matter they want to take bus or charter a car in the city or go to the Great Wall. I only give them suggestions. But if we are in the downtown, I strongly recommend no to take taxi , because it is very hard to find a taxi on Beijing street, especially near an attraction.
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Herbert was a wonderful guide in Beijing. We hired him for 3 full days while in town on vacation and he was always reliable, happy, informative and punctual. He made us feel welcome in his city and also made us feel very comfortable and safe! We appreciated his ability to drive us to the Great Wall and also take local taxis and the bus service efficiently. He was a very honest man that we could trust. We would recommend him for your family!! 5 stars all the way, thanks Herbert!
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
Design your individual tour plan according your time and your interests .
Choose the most efficient and cheapest way to get to the tourist attractions . (subway, taxi, long distant bus, or even bike according the situations)
Explain the attractions and tell you the historical stories about them.
Lead you to local residents living area, explain the traditional Chinese architecture, folk customs and local people's living status.
Introduce good restaurants which is also taken by local people.
Recommend high cost performance shop , ONLY IF YOU WANT SHOPPING
Bicycle tour both in and out Beijing city
Bicycle Rental 100CNY/Day, Free delivery if less than 3 bikes , 500 CNY/bike is needed as deposite.
Train tickets booking
Transportation by tour guide:
I recommend subway in downtown
provide car for countryside
Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:
Beijing Night Tour - most beautiful places in dark
Bicycle city tour
Tour guide interests:
Transportation to Tian Jin port
Great Wall tour
Great Wall tour by Bicycle(if you can)
Beijing sightseeing tours
Beijing city tours personalized
Beijing tour guide general services
Long Distance biking to other cities like Tai An , QingDao etc.
Explore the wild Great Wall which cross the border between Beijing and Hebei province
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
Nick , Helen and 2 teenagers from UK .
We wholeheartedly recommend Herbert . He has a great sense of humour , was very flexible and was as good as his word - no ' forced ' shopping experiences . Very willing to always do what WE wanted to do . No hidden charges or other nasty surprises . He is just a really decent ,honest , hardworking guide who enjoys his job . Thankyou !! August 2015