John HanchakUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, Hope you are happy with the pictures. You must miss the eggplant and Beijing duck here�� All the best! Mary.
Charlene HanchakUnited States
Mary was sensitive to our requests and tailored our visit to our energy level at the moment. Sights and food choices were just right. Her knowledge helped us understand Beijing, the people the history and so much more. Super visit!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much,Charlene! All the best!��������
WoanYoke LauUnited States
They were reliable with transportation pickup, especially important for the departure from the hotel to the airport. Mary was friendly and knowledgeable about the sites. She pointed out best spots to take pictures, flexible to customize the day as needed, and recommended good restaurants. We learnt the way the local people live and picked up more Chinese words from her. She went the extra mile to buy the jazzminton paddles my kid saw the locals playing in the park, and surprised us by gifting that to us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Woan�� You and your family are very kind people! All the best to your family �� Mary.
Shaik AhmedUnited States
Our tour guide Mary was awesome, she was very friendly went out of her way to accommodate our needs and made our trip memorable. This was one of the most rewarding tours we have done, without Mary I am not sure we could have covered all the places we wanted to visit. She spoke very good English. This was the first time we used Tours by locals on recommendation by a friend and we are very happy with the experience and intend to use them for for all our future trips.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much,Shaik! All the best to your family!!! Mary.
Brooke CollinsNew Zealand
My family (4 adults 3 children) spent 2 full wonderful days with Mary. Mary is an excellent guide who knows Beijing and its history extremely well. Mary made sure we made the most of our time in Beijing, going above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing time. Mary catered for all members of our group, we loved listening to the history of the places we visited. Mary has a very kind and caring nature, I would definitely recommend her for your time in Beijing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brooke, Thank you so much! It's very kind of you! All the best to your family! Mary
A great day at the Summer Palace and on a richshaw trip in the Hutongs. Although it was 35 celsius +, Mary was able to keep theour interest and forget about the heat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Hope you had a good dinner in the local duck restaurant! All the Best! Mary.
David C.United States
Mary did a great job for us. She arranged for a private driver making the tour smooth and easy. She took us to great lunch spots. She obviously knows the history and gave us a lot of information about the sights were seeing. The driver was safe and careful. We had a great time seeing some of the top attractions in Beijing. 2 days barely scratches the surface but she had a plan and we didn't have much wasted time. She's a hard worker.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dave, THankyou So much! never forget you,a smart man and gentle man! All my Best! Mary.
We had a private one-day tour with Mary. She was so professional and kind. She immediately connected with our tour participants. Her energy is vibrant and her knowledge about China and Beijing is deep. Definitely recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rossnan,THank you very much! your comments will make me work harder to provide my clients with better service! All the best to you and your company!��
Our family aged between 5 and 70+ had the most enjoyable 3 days tour of Beijing with Mary. Mary's passion of being a guide is unsurpassed. Her enthusiasm in sharing the history of Beijing and China, the culture and way of life of the Beijing people and different parts of China along with thorough and detailed introductions to the sites we visited made this tour complete beyond our expectations. At Beijing Zoo, full of energy, Mary looked for the best spots to see the pandas. Thank you Mary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Jo�� Hope you had a good time in Harbin! All the best! ������
Angela H.United Kingdom
My 8yr old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Great Wall and Hutong area with Mary. She was wonderful and everything went smoothly. She is an experienced, knowledgeable guide who speaks very good English. Parts of the Hutong area had closed due to a conference the afternoon we visited - but she adapted things to ensure we still did all we had planned and incorporated a tea ceremony in the Bell Tower too. Our driver was safe and the car was comfortable and very clean. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , Angela�� All the best!
Mary made my visit in Beijing magical! She is a fantastic guide, extremely knowledgeable, kind and caring. I will never forget this day, and I hope to visit more sites with her during my next visit. Not only I had a chance to meet a new culture, but I truly found a local friend! Mary, you embody the whole philosophy of toursbylocals, thank you again for this amazing experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Sara,you are a nice girl! All the best!
Ebony C.United States
Mary did a 2 day tour of the Great Wall, Summer Palace, Acrobat Show, pandas and Houtong for me, my husband, our 2 and 4 year old daughters, and my father. It was great! She handled transportation and every detail for us, which was very important since we couldn't speak the language or read most signs. She was wonderful with my little girls (they kept asking for her for the remainder of the trip) and my elderly father (he pulled a muscle the first day and she helped us find a cane and held his arm).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks��
Richard HarrisonUnited Kingdom
Mary was very knowledgeable and gave us a tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. She explained the history which was both helpful and interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks!����
Jerome (JERRY) ReismanUnited States
Best of all our guides, the world over. Cheerful, happy, complete history knowledge, always interested and attentive to our needs. Flexible and lead us to eatl ocally safe. Mary and our driver she booked, Mr. Ding,is top of our chart....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot,Hope NIVEA's back is getting better.Take good care!�� I will be always kind to my guests as my family.����
We had a wonderful tour with Mary of the Hutongs and the Mansion of Prince Gong. She listened to our requests when planning the tour and gave us an excellent afternoon. She is a very experienced guide and I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lucy,Thank you so much!All the best!
We visited the Forbidden City, which was incredibly crowded on a Saturday morning. Mary is a very pleasant person and a great guide. Her English is well understandable. She knows how to entertain and to teach without drowning in information. As a guide her practical skills are perfect. She managed it to avoid long queues and get the tickets in no time. We would not hesitate to book another tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much,Elina & Hans! You are very knowledgeable and so gentle! All the best . Mary
Mary's knowledge was exceptional - most likely would have given her 5 stars if we could start each day at 7 or 7:30 rather than 8:30. The additional insights that we received from having Mary with us provided a much better understanding of the culture we were embracing. Things you cant control: traffic, pollution, other service providers - Mary did well to navigate and re-route all obstacles as best she could in such little time frame we had.
Lisa BeilkeUnited States
Very knowledgeable guide, great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lisa!
Mary is very professional in explaining to us in detail of the historical landmark in our tour. She is very knowledgeable in China history and places of interest especially the local food street and attractions. We had joined many tours before and many of them try to squeeze us by bringing us to the shops and outlets that are pricey enroute to our designated tour. In Mary case, she recommend us the must see tour and attractions like the palaces, great wall of china and many food street. Thanks Mary
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!! Cecilia�� Take care!!��