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“Great few days in Beijing”

Beijing Private Guide--Skye
Ranked #44 of 392 Tours in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: "A great vacation begins with a great tour guide. Skye is a licensed English speaking private tour guide in Beijing and she is the best at what she does. Choose Skye to take the stress out of your vacation so you can focus on what's really important....enjoying yourself. She is a trusted personal guide with no hidden agendas, a consultant, a translator, and last but not least...a friend."
Reviewed 17 December 2011

On my own, I had 4 full days free in Beijing this September and wanted to make the best use of my time. I couldn’t have made a better choice with Skye!

Being a very experienced, official guide with excellent English, I left the itinerary to her. From meeting me at the airport, waiting for me each morning at my hotel, we used public transport wherever possible (my choice), Skye was both attentive & knowledgeable. I like to take in what I see at a leisurely pace - without information overload. Skye patiently imparted just enough information for me to do this. Even though she has seen the sights many many times, she was always enthusiastic about her adopted city.

Putting up with my basic Chinese, again at my request, she regularly spoke Mandarin (slowly & clearly) helping me GREATLY with my pronunciation & grammar. She also helped me with my China Mobile SIM I needed for my few weeks stay in the country.

I ticked all the boxes at my own pace whilst having a VERY enjoyable time. Do yourself a favour & seek out Skye’s services for your time in Beijing. You won’t be disappointed.

10  Thank saxondean
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

I engaged Skye for our 2 days tour in Beijing this summer, mostly for my 2 children (7 & 9) since they don't speak any Chinese. The service we received from Skye was nothing short of excellent. Planning the itinerary with Skye via email was easy as she's very prompt, accommodate, and respectful for our preferences. Over the 2 days with Skye, we learned so much about the history behind the sites we visited. Most details I would otherwise never noticed without our knowledgeable guide Skye and we were so glad we took a close look!!! My children loved her as well, as she was very friendly, patient, and speaks good English! To date I only have good memories of our experience with Skye in Beijing and highly recommend her!

8  Thank E L
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

My trip was in May 2011. It was my first time in China and in Beijing traveling alone and not knowing a word of Chinese. I stayed a week and I hired Skye for several days. It was the best decision I could have made. Skye saved me from spending half my trip getting lost fumbling around Beijing so that I could spend my time on the important things.

Skye was prompt and always arrived ahead schedule, many times sitting patiently in the lobby waiting for me as I was running a late. She never complained and stuck with me even if we went later than her normal work schedule. She was very flexible and her primary goal was to make sure my trip went as smooth as possible.

Skye is available for other things too not just tours. She took me shopping, we hung out at the famous 798 Art district, we went to local farmers market to buy delicious fruits. I had to meet my sister in law's mother one day to bring some things to her and Skye happily came along with me to act as my translator. We went to The Great Wall, and a few Temples as well as other sites in Beijing. She arranged an Acrobat show for me one night and then hung around until the end of the show to make sure I got back to my hotel by ok. I was definitely in good hands. Skye's English is superb and she had great knowledge of all the sites we went to, often quoting historical dates and facts about each one. I can tell she really does her homework.

The best part about Skye is she is a very happy person to be around. She's very energetic, enthusiastic, outgoing, and a fun person which made my trip much more fun and pleasant. For example, she's probably seen the Great Wall 20-30 times already but I sensed she was genuinely enthusiastic and happy to see it again as if it was the first time. I'm going to use Skye again on my next visit and would recommend her to all my friends. Thanks Skye!!

6  Thank Miyagi_IP
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

We are a family of four from the UK, with two boys aged 11and 12. We spent a day with Skye, taking a taxi to visit a beautiful, empty stretch of the Great Wall - entirely tourist-free - and then going on to the Ming Tombs. Skye was a pleasure to spend time with, and we would all recommend her very highly. She is delightful, friendly and well-informed, and her English is very good. She made the day interesting for all of us - she got on well with the boys, and was relaxed and informative company on a long day out. She negotiated any issues - for example around what we were happy to eat - with cheerfulness and energy. We remember our day with her as a really special one, and cannot recommend her highly enough.

9  Thank alinickLB
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Reviewed 27 September 2016
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