Paul TakamatsuHonokaa, HI, United States
Alex knows her history. Made the tour very satisfying. Her accommodating nature and concern for our group turned a credit card fiasco turn into a win I would recommend Alex too both young and old
Robert W.United States
Alex was great. She is knowledgeable and she kept us moving over the three days, which is perfect for the city. In a city with a language barrier and huge size, it is very helpful to have Alex navigate and handle the logistical issues, which she did masterfully. We also very much enjoyed Alex's company, which is a very important consideration. Three days is a perfect duration to see sites in Beijing plus the Great Wall, especially with a well organized guid like Alex.
Robert CookUnited States
Alex is a wonderful guide and we loved the tour she gave us. She taught us a lot of useful Chinese and helped us negotiate some purchases. Lunch was at a good local restaurant. She is very smart and gave us a lot of useful information about China. We would not hesitate to use her again if we come back to Beijing!
Alex was the perfect guide to Beijing. Bright, energetic and attentive to all our interests and needs, the merest mention of our curiosity in doing or seeing anything had her quick to adapt the plans to fit it in. She was pleasant, easy company to travel about with, and helped us to pack three very active days in. Everything went smoothly, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thank you Alex!
Reid AddisPhiladelphia, PA, United States
Alexandra was a great guide in Beijing. She has a wealth of information and planned a very workable set of day trips to accommodate our wishes.. her suggestions for places to eat were spot on and she went out of her way to help us pick up train tickets at the end of one of our tour days, as she knew it would be difficult for us to get to the station on our own. I would strongly recommend her for visiting Beijing
Silvia AssorUnited States
We had a great tour with Alex in Beijing. She is very knowledgeable, accommodating and know her way around extremely well. Her English is excellent and in spite of the extreme heat we had during our stay, she always had a smile on her face and made our visit great!
Jeff WestUnited States
Booked 3 day customized Beijing tour with Alex after many emails back and forth. Alex is helpful, knowledgeable, flexible, easy-going. My mom is 80 years old & I am an experienced traveler; we would have been completely lost without Alex. She knows all the ins-outs, says a few words to a guard and we are through the line. She was so good and fun, we booked a 4th day. It was difficult for my Mom to walk alot, Alex was kind, sweet and caring with her. Picked great restaurants. Busy lady book her fast.
Sunita BanerjeeUnited States
Alex is an amazing guide. She has excellent English. She is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She was always on time. She made our visit to Beijing fantastic. I would highly recommend her.
very accommodating guide and easy to communicate with. highly recommended especially for families with children
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice comments, please say hello and bring my best wishes to all of your relatives and friends. Take care my dear friends.
Jane MaurerUnited States
Alex was incredible! We loved our tour. She worked with us to customize the perfect package, was flexible, and exceeded all of our expectations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice comment. Hopefully I can visit your great country one day, keep in touch and take care. Best wishes for all of you. Alex
Alex is amazing! She is very helpful, infomative, and hands on. We went to many interesting places in 3 days in a sedan. Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Lamma Temple and of course , the Great Wall at Mu Tianyu are very beautiful... These 3 days are really exciting especially after 3 days meeting in Beijing
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your quick nice feedback. I had wonderful time with you in three days and hope you can bring your family next time. Keep in touch and take care. Regards Alex
We had great two days in Beijing and environment. Alex has almost become a family member. She has given us a great China Picture (Great Wall, Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Temple of Heavan are all a must-to-see). Great harmony and organisation between our guide and driver. Thank you very much, Alex. Zafer+Toga
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your quick nice feeback. I had such wonderful time with you in Beijing although its just two days, i hope you overcome the jetlag soon. lets keep in touch, btw pls say hi for me to your handsome boy and hopefully i can visit your lovely country someday soon in the future. Miss you always Thank you again for the lovely presents from Turkey. Best regards Alex
Jack McElroyUnited States
Alexandra was a wonderful and informative tour guide for our 5 days in Bejing. She spoke excellent English and gave us descriptions and history of the sites that we went to. I would highly recommend her for anyone traveling to the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your quick nice response, Alan and I had wonderful time with you together in Beijing and hope you get over the jeglag soon, keep in touch and pls say hello for me to your lovely wife. Warm regards Alex
Don M.United States
Very excellent, obviously experienced guide. Exceptional time management allowed us to see every thing on our list plus suggestions Alex made. Alan the driver was also exceptional - safe but aggressive driving kept us on time. Alex is obviously proud of her country and her local area. Her English is excellent. She also is interested in our culture, so we had fun conversations along the way comparing countries. We are experienced travelers having used many guides, and we most definitely put Alex at #1.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice comment. I and Alan had wonderful time with your guys together in Beijing. unfortunately this trip was too short, hopefully you can come back again so that I can show you more about Beijing. I miss you already and take care of yourself. Keep in touch. Alex
Gerald EpsteinUnited Kingdom
What a super girl; bright, articulate, interested, interesting, knowledgable, fair priced, enthusiastic, caring (at the airport to meet us, accompanied us to the airport on leaving), fun, strong personality, efficient, confident, great english. Hard to think of anything more that could have been needed.
Simon BeckerUnited States
John S Y.Haines City, FL, United States
Alex was absolutely fantastic, patient, cooperative, and willing to change itineraries at a moment's notice. We have employed many guides in our travels, and she ranks right at the top. Thanks, Alex, for a wonderful time.
My cousins and I decided to book a tour in Beijing because we were travelling with our mothers, who aren't very adventurous. Toursbylocals is a good compromise between those who want the comfort and convenience of a tour package but the freedom and flexibility of solo travel. Overall, all five of us on the trip felt Alex was a great tourguide. She is very knowledgeable and helpful, and the tour was well thought out and customised to our preferences. She is also very friendly and a pleasure to speak with!
Leslie HousmanUnited States
We have had an absolutely wonderful time with Alexandra. She is very knowledgeable, kind, fun and accommodating. She has gone out of her way to make sure we are enjoying every aspect of our time with her. We have spent four days with her, and have truly enjoyed our entire tour. I have difficulty walking a long distance and Alexandra always cares about how I am doing, and to tailor our tour to fit our needs. Alexandra made our time in Beijing very special. Thanks Alexandra!