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Do you offer fixed content tours ?

Are you able to provide pickups from the Airport & Hotel ?

I have limited time in Beijing, are you able to advise what is best to see in my limited time there ?

Can I select what we would like to see, or do we need to go on a set itinerary tour ?

We would like a guide, but from time to time we do like to walk round sites on our own ... is this OK ?

I am coming to Beijing on business, are you able to help with translations work ?

Are the charges per group or per person ?

Are there any booking charges, do I need to send any money before I come to Beijing ?

We are not as quick on our feet as the younger generation, will this be OK on one of your tours ?

 

I have another question !

 

Do you offer fixed content tours ?

Yes we can, but predominantly no !  Must of our clients come to us because we are able to offer tailor made tours. We in general get requests from the customer on what they would like to see, what time they have available, and then we plan trips around their needs, or guide them around Beijing as they like.

ie things are NOT fixed... the customer is in control of what they want to see and when. Of course the guide will always be on hand to advise on how best the sites should be visited to meet your needs.

However, if you would like us to arrange the itinerary for you, we can do that. We can email you with suggested plans before you come so you know what you will be seeing..... but remember you always have the choice to change things.

Please note we are NOT .... all aboard a coach, get to a historic site, follow a person round with a red flag with a megaphone and scripted text, limited time to photograph items, forced to eat at their selected restaurants and then rushed on to the next site. Ours is a truly personal service.

 

Are you able to provide pickups from the Airport & Hotel ?

Yes.  We are able to offer pick ups from the Airport and your Hotel, and of course drop backs. What ever suits your needs.

 

I have limited time in Beijing, are you able to advise what is best to see in my limited time there ?

Yes.  Some of our customers are in Beijing, and have very limited time available, either be it due to their holiday plan or they are on business with little free time. Just tell us your timings and we will try and work out an itinerary to meet your needs.

In some cases you are able to visit 2 or 3 sites in central Beijing in a day, but the Great Wall takes a bit longer depending whether you want to see Badling or Samatia.

So tell us what time you have free, and where you have to be for certain times (eg flight at 5pm) and we will do our best to meet your needs.

 

Can I select what we would like to see, or do we need to go on a set itinerary tour ?

There is NO need to go on a set itinerary tour. You choose what you want to see when, and for how long. The guide will of course help you if you are not sure what is best to see when and how, but the final choice is yours .... its your trip, and we are there to help you make the most of it !!!

 

We would like a guide, but from time to time we do like to walk round sites on our own ... is this OK ?

Yes.  The guide will take you to the historic site and explain its main features. If you would like to venture around the site on your own to take pictures or just you want to be alone for a while that is no issue.

Message from Site Administrator : I have used Mary on numerous occasions. There have been times when I wanted to wander off and take photos and she has always been patient, and obliging.

 

I am coming to Beijing on business, are you able to help with translations work ?

Yes.  We have helped a number of clients who have been on business trips and needed assistance round Beijing, and help with translations. Tell us what you need, and we will arrange for the appropriate assistance to meet your needs.

 

Are the charges per group or per person ?.

The charges are fixed per group and time. So a family of 4 would pay the same overall price as just 1 person using the guide. Please note, when we say group ... we mean YOUR group. We do NOT bring multiple groups on the same tour. This is a one to one service, be it one to one person, or one to one group.

 

Are there any booking charges, do I need to send any money before I come to Beijing ?

NO.  There are no booking charges, and no charges will be made for asking Mary's advise before you come to Beijing. These are all part of the service we provide. Charges will be levied post your tour.

Please DO NOT send any money, be it cash, cheque, electronic transfer ..... or email any bank details to us. Also if anyone posses as us requesting money, please contact us IMMEDIATELY.

Security : We have not had any reportings of such activities. However we are aware there are many scams on the internet, and fraudsters are becoming ever cleverer in trying to get personal details, especially banking details of people. Do not give these people a chance.... divulge nothing !!

 

We are not as quick on our feet as the younger generation, will this be OK on one of your tours ?

YES.  We have been providing tours to all age groups with differing mobility attributes, so we are well accustomed to this. We go at the pace that suits you !!

 

Last updated  28/04/2013 :  Contact Admin