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!