My college age daughter and I are visiting China for the first time this December. We have a few full days in Beijing. I have been searching threads to figure out the best way to get the most out of our Beijing trip.
From the forums I have been convinced that a 2 day private tour is the best option for us. We don't speak Chinese, I don't want to wander aimlessly, wait in long lines, or be shuttled between forced shopping stops. I have seen the recommendations to click on the "things to do" and find a tour company.
My question is- How does the pricing work? For example- I see a nice 2 day tour that says it is $142, but when you click on "check availability" it comes back at $376. Whats the deal? Is it a ripoff, or am I just not understanding part of the process?