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Finding reliable private tour guides in Beijing. As a senior, I fear being taken advantage of.

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    There is no government approved private tour guide in Beijing. Soothe best you can do is to ask your hotel in beijing to find you one. And usually they can speak some English and know some history but not brilliant. Better get a book or google for homework. Don't have to pay over RMB50 for a hutong tuktuk when you are there. Prepare RMB50 cash. No change will be given back. about 3 years ago

    • Thank you...very helpful! Dean about 3 years ago
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    Would you like to consider to find that from website? about 3 years ago

    Answered by Laura via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
    • Any website suggestions are appreciated. Dean about 3 years ago
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    Yes why not use a guide network like LocalGuiding to find and hire a private local tour guide. There you can look at the profile of the guide and get to know him.
    Besides when booking through a website the guide is highly motivated because he needs to get a good review from you.
    LocalGuiding for example has listed 3 guides in Beijing:
    http://www.localguiding.com/en/guides/china/beijing about 3 years ago

    Answered by Rob via Site_iconTravellr.com
    • Very helpful...I've looked at that site and plan to use it, not only for my Beijing stay, but on other travels in the future. A great suggestions! Dean about 3 years ago
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    We have a couple of great vetted Locals in Beijing - let us know your dates. We are at www.cupoflocalsugar.com about 3 years ago

    Answered by Rebecca via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Be honest, I'd recommend yo to buy a guide published by Lonely Planet and you'd find some useful information!! Or, check out the link, www.openrice.com, which has info of that!! about 3 years ago

    Answered by Ansel Ho via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    I'm in China right now and seen a sign in one of our hotels for a tour. Jian Guo Hotel in Beijing I seen a sign on the front desk for tours so I would call them to see what they can arrange. about 3 years ago

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    Here is the book that you want: http://www.chinazest.com/travel/ about 3 years ago

    Answered by annasui via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Check out the local hostels. They usually have guided tours scheduled or know where you can find a reputable guide. about 3 years ago

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    Hostels are a great choice as you can usually find other travellers who have already done the tours and can give you feedback. You can also easily wander around Beijing's hutongs on your own without a guide and still discover and learn plenty about local culture. Some of my favourite areas are north of the Drum & Bell Tower, around Nanluoguxiang and the areas around the Lama & Confucious Temples. Another idea is rather than to take a rickshaw tour (agreed these can often be "rip offs!") is to look for a company that offers cycling tours. There are plenty of them, including our company Beijing Urban Adventures (www.beijingurbanadventures.com). Great way to explore, see more and be guided through a fascinating part of Beijing's "contemporary history"! almost 3 years ago

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    www.beijinglocaltours.com

    Our guide are certified and professional private tour guides.They are easy-going,passionate and patient young ladys and are interested in providing service for your convenience. They are familiar with Beijing History and culture. about 2 years ago

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