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Private Flexible Beijing City Tour with Your Fancy provided by Catherine Lu Tours

Private Flexible Beijing City Tour with Your Fancy

Private Flexible Beijing City Tour with Your Fancy
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About
Combine the freedom on independent travel with the convenience of guided sightseeing on a private Beijing tour that allows you to create your own itinerary. Depending on your preference, you can choose between a guide-only package—during which you’ll benefit from insider knowledge and expert recommendations—and one that includes private transportation around the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Create your own itinerary on a private Beijing tour
  • Pick the sights that interest you and then a guide does the rest
  • Overcome the language barrier and skip the stress of navigation
  • Choose between a guide-only or guide-and-transport package depending on your budget
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Create your own itinerary on a private Beijing tour
  • Pick the sights that interest you and then a guide does the rest
  • Overcome the language barrier and skip the stress of navigation
  • Choose between a guide-only or guide-and-transport package depending on your budget
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37561P61
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • English-speaking tour guide service fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver (if Tour with car service option is selected)
  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
Exclusions
  • Transportation by private vehicle (if Tour only option is selected)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner)
  • Gratuity to the guide and driver
  • All entrance tickets to the sights
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • English-speaking tour guide service fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver (if Tour with car service option is selected)
  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
Exclusions
  • Transportation by private vehicle (if Tour only option is selected)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner)
  • Gratuity to the guide and driver
  • All entrance tickets to the sights
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Wudaoying Hutong
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Leslie M
Redondo Beach, CA22 contributions
AMAZING first day in China with Amanda at Catherine Lu Travels!
Oct 2019
Amanda was the BEST!!!! Booking tours with Catherine Lu before even leaving home was SO easy and we were more than impressed with the car and driver that picked us up, the details of the day flawlessly planned in advance but then executed perfectly by Amanda!!!! Amanda was our tour guide for this first day private excursion as well as the following day to the Great Wall & Ming Tombs. We could not have been happier with the entire experience over both days and were super bummed the next day when were on our own without Amanda. It would have been super difficult to navigate Beijing on our won not knowing any Chinese, never having been to China, trying to arrange all day travel, meals, purchasing tickets to the tour stops, etc. Amanda constantly checked in with us to see if we wanted to stay in some places longer, leave sooner to move on to the next, add on other things if we had spare time in our day etc. She also had some great recommendations for us during our time in the city.
Amanda truly made us super excited for the rest of our trip (which was a little over 2 weeks in total) she was super knowledgeable and thoughtful or our time and what we were interested in, willing to discuss more than just what we saw but historical questions we had as well as questions we had about China's culture in general and she was FUN!! And she even had a little surprise for us at the end of the day that we were able to take home with us - I'm not telling because I don't want to ruin it for others!! You can't go wrong when booking ANY tour with Catherine Lu!!
Written 19 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gayle Gullett
3 contributions
Wonderful day tour of Beijing with Amanda
Jun 2019
Amanda was a superb tour guide. Her English was excellent; she was very knowledgeable; and, most impressive, she was so empathetic to our needs. We toured Beijing on an exceptionally hot summer day and were wilting in the heat. We hadn't planned a lunch break but Amanda quickly found a fun restaurant for us so we could eat and cool off. She shared with us an amazing amount of history about each place that was easy to understand and she also helped us understand the contemporary city, explaining, for example, the hutong neighborhoods to us. I especially enjoyed our walk through those alleys, as she talked about the architecture and we nodded to the people of the neighborhood. I enthusiastically recommend Amanda as a guide to everyone.
Written 12 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John F
2 contributions
Great half-day tour!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Our guide Nico was great. Excellent English and knowledge. We met at our hotel and then he helped us see Chairman Mao's Mauseleum and guided us through the Forbidden City before leaving us to do some of our own exploring, exactly as we wanted. We even later ran into him with a different tour on the Jinshaling section of the great wall! Would recommend.
Written 5 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Excursion827348
12 contributions
Private Flexible Beijing City Tour with Your Fancy. 6-Hour Beijing Modern Architectures, Including National Theatre
Sep 2018
The tour was excellent. Our guide was superb. Lucy Lee was an excellent guide. She was especially attentive to all of our needs. When asked to stop in at a pharmacy while on tour, she did so with no hesitation. In the pharmacy she was helpful in translating so as to acquire the correct pharmaceutical product that we were in search of. She also took the time to check on line, on her mobile phone, to ensure that the product we were being offered by the pharmacist was the appropriate one to address our particular health concern. Then, since we didn't have sufficient Chinese currency, RMB, to pay for the product she made up the shortfall by changing US$ bills to cover the cost. In addition to all of that, for the rest of the tour - visiting the modern architectural features - she was very pleasant and knowledgeable. When I went charging ahead to take pictures, she kept my wife company, being very solicitous of her needs. All in all, it was an excellent adventure, which I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who is planning a visit to Beijing, China.
Written 31 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ahmed Yousry
Dubai, United Arab Emirates22 contributions
3 days customized Beijing city tour
Sep 2018 • Solo
My guide Lucy was perfect!! She was knowledgeable, helpful, courteous, didn't hesitate when asked to take lots of photos, answered all questions in a very articulate and kind way.
The food during lunch in the three days was awesome, the restaurants were of high standard and clean with lots of options to choose from.
This guided tour covered all Beijing highlights, nothing was missed and i am very happy i have chosen Catherine Lu company to do it.
Written 27 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Deb M
4 contributions
Best use of time and money
Sep 2018 • Couples
Sasha was our guide, and she was a delight! She was knowledgeable about everything we wanted to know concerning the attractions we visited, and she was intelligent about world events to make conversation in the car interesting. We felt that we could not have had such a fulfulling trip without Sasha. We met her and the driver Mr. Hahn (spelling?) at the hotel at 8:30, and we made up the itinerary after a brief conversation of what was most important to us in having an English-speaking tour guide.
We visited the Summer Palace, the former Olympic venue, Gate of Heaven, a Hutong, and a wonderful lunch. We were brought back to our hotel happily exhausted.
If we had had more time in China, we would have gladly booked more tours with Sasha as our guide.
We weren't sure what to do about tipping. The cost of our tour was $250. We were prepared to tip Sasha 100 Rmb and the driver 50 Rmb, but at the end of the tour we were so grateful, that we tipped 120 and 60 respectively.
Written 24 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rafflesia
Perth, Australia650 contributions
Local friend - local knowledge
Sep 2018 • Couples
This last minute booking must surely have been one of the more memorable excursions undertaken with various companies. Our driver, Mr Liu, is not only a skillful driver but what impressed us most was the fact he left his driver's seat and personally opened and shut the door for me whenever entering or exiting the vehicle. Most impressive. We met Steve as our guide but concluded the day trip as a friend. Having him chaperon us felt like a friend from Uni (who has since returned) after completing his studies and glad and proud to show off his city and relay information and morsels of relevant History, even as we drive pass different historical buildings. The fact he has a great eye and ever willing to help with photography is such a bonus and a great blessing.
Having already spent a great deal of resources in terms of finance and time in deciding to visit Beijing, why not complete the experience with a quality guide that will help you create magical memories for all the right reasons.
A Michelin star equivalent tour experience that leaves you wanting for more.
Written 1 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

77Zeke
Wayne, PA303 contributions
My Go-To Guides in Beijing
May 2018 • Business
In the past several years I have made four trips to China spending time in Beijing with various colleagues on 3 of the 4 trips. On each occasion I have used and been delighted with the service and guides that I hired through Catherine Lu Tours.
I have visited the Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China, Beihai Park, and various other locations around the city with their guides. On each visit the guides were prompt, courteous, and very well informed. I now feel that I truly know Beijing as a result.
I will usually explore a city on my own, but not speaking any Chinese I am delighted that I have returned to Catherine Lu time and again. If you are visiting Beijing give them a try.
You can thank me later.
Written 7 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

michay08
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
China adventure
Recently my husband and I traveled with my sister,her husband,and her 9 month old baby to China and had the most amazing time! I typically do not write reviews however when we were searching for your options we kept seeing CatherineLu tours pop up and my sister had a friend that used this company and had so many positive things to say that we decided to contact them for more info. Over the course of a couple months we were able to customize all our cities, start times, activities, travel options and more for a complete customized tour for a great price. They set up our travel to and from airport which was flawless, daily transportation for the tour activities, and some amazing tour guides. We were lucky enough to have Beijing as one of the cities on our tour and we had Robert as our tour guide. Robert was excellent as he had a positive personality, tons of knowledge and created an exciting experience for us. He took us to some local restraunts where there were no tourist,very clean, and the food was outstanding all at great prices for our group. We visited all the major highlights such as Great Wall, Tieneman square, summer palace and more which is so much walking and physical activity in which our guide Robert was very patient allowing for breaks and not rushing anyone in the grouo. We had such an amazing experience with our guide Robert, the driver, and CatherineLu company that we would highly recommend them to anyone visiting China!
Written 1 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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