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“Datong Great Wall hiking tour”

Tour-Beijing-Day Tour
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US$160.00*
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Private Day Tour to Jingdong Karst Cave including...
Ranked #26 of 456 Tours in Beijing
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Owner description: Tour-Beijing is a real tour company offering various day tours operated and owned by Beijing Champagne International Travel Service officially registered at Beijing Tourism Administration with License NO. L-BJ-GJ01220.
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY for a Datong Great Wall tour. We arranged our summer holiday around their three day hiking tour, but when we arrived at the first destination of Deshengbu fortress, we found out the guide had never been hiking there before, couldn’t offer any explanations of the area and didn’t even have a map!! He was planning on asking locals the way and having us walk an extra 25km not listed in the itinerary, of which he didn’t even have a copy anyway. All he could offer was for us to walk along a road for cars using iPhone maps! If we’d known that, we could have done the whole thing ourselves for a fraction of the price. We cancelled the tour there and then. We didn’t receive any apology from Tour-Beijing for our trip being ruined, but they obviously knew they hadn’t bothered to organize the tour properly as they gave us a full refund without any quibble. I would strongly recommend steering well clear of this company.

Thank cjjb2018
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TourBeijingTeam, Director of Sales at Tour-Beijing-Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Dear customer,

Thanks very much for letting us know what happened, it's very important for us to correct our fault and improve the service.
Tour Beijing wish to extend its sincere apologies for the bad service you received as we did not arrange a qualified tour guide in Datong. There is no any excuse.
This tour product will be suspended, before we find the next experienced tour guide.
With apologies once again.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We can highly recommended Jack, our guide and Tour-Beijing travel company for an unforgettable Jinshanling Great Wall tour experience. Although not the cheapest or the closest section of the wall to Beijing, this tour is well worth its money. The Jinshanling section of the Great Wall is largely unrestored making it more rustic than the more commercial parts of the wall. As it's remote, it is ideal for those who want a less touristy experience and photo opportunities without lots of other tourists in your shot. Jack spoke perfect English and was a wealth of knowledge, not just about the wall but also shared what it's like to live in China from his point of view. The drive from our central Beijing hotel took around two hours in a very comfortable air conditioned up to date vehicle. We were lucky with the weather, hot and very humid. Jack is very professional and did not rush us at all. He made sure that our mixed abilities were catered for with plenty rest and water breaks and lots of photo breaks. Lunch at a local restaurant was lovely and they made extra accomadation for two vegetarian diets. As it was a strenuous hike, especially in the humid weather we all slept on route back to Beijing. As an extra Jack had arranged Kung Fu tickets for the evening and had our driver wait to take us back to our hotel after the show. Any one thinking of booking this tour can do so with the reassurance that we would book it again without hesitation.

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Reviewed August 1, 2018

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Three of us spent the day (8 hours) touring Beijing with Dirk. He knows a lot about the sites and speaks English very well. We all agreed that we learned so much more having a private guide point things out to us that we would not have noticed on our own. Beats using the audio guides that did not work very well at some of the other attractions that we visited. Also he is a good photographer and made sure to email me the pictures he took back to the States. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Stacy B
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