Excellent private guide in Beijing
Like many well prepared travelers, we found Jessie on Tripadvisor and saw her excellent reviews. Not knowing anyone in Beijing, we trusted other travelers' reviews and booked a 2-day tour with Jessie. Her rate is very competitive with other guides we found online. She lived up to her rating without a doubt.
She's very quick on communicating via emails with any questions we have, even recommending hotels and such that's not part of the tour. We visited all the major sites in such a short time, climbed the Great Wall...etc. Jessie knows her stuff well. She's always early meeting us in the hotel lobby. Jessie accompanied us into every historic site and gave us good history lessons and good information. Her English is very good too. She knows exactly where to take you for the best photos and was gladly to be our photographer. She's very flexible with what we want to do and see, and depending on the weather condition, she altered the plan accordingly and we didn't miss seeing anything. Such a smooth organizer. The drivers she arranged were also very courteous and have really nice cars. We were dropped off right in front of each site and were picked up at a different entrance/exit so we could walk the whole place and not have to go back where we came in.
We highly recommend Jessie to anyone who's willing to pay the little extra and go with a private guide. I wouldn't do it any other way. It's great to have a private car and guide who can be flexible and give you as much/little time as you need to walk through all these amazing sites. Not having to worry about catching up with a big tour, not having enough time to take photos or the time to take in the sites.
Jessie was prompt, had a great personality and very personal. We were very lucky to have her as our personal guide for 2 days. Don't hesitate to use her. You will have a fantastic time in Beijing with her help! - Vida
Unbelievable 5 Star Tour of Beijing!
I do not often provide reviews on Trip Advisor, however my experience with "Beijing Private Tours By Jessie" should not go unmentioned. A group of friends and I were traveling to Thailand from New York and decided to stop in Beijing. We booked a two day tour with Jessie and all expectations were far exceeded! The tour consisted of the Temple of Heaven, the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Old Beijing Hutong, the Mutianyu Great Wall and the Summer Palace. Jessie's knowledge of the history and culture in China is exceptional and we struggled to find a question that she did not have a detailed answer to. The tour was seamless from start to finish with each piece thoroughly planned out (including placement of driver, lunch locations, picture angles etc.). Aside from her knowledge, Jessie was very friendly and a true pleasure to work with. I would also like to highlight Jessie's impact on our trip outside of the scheduled tour. She helped us make dinner reservations, taught us key Chinese phases and provided recommendations for local bars and restaurants. Overall, Jessie had a huge impact on our experience in Asia and I cannot express how strongly I would advocate for this tour! Thanks Jessie! - Juan
Fantastic service - reliable - best way to see Beijing
We were travelling in a group of 7 (older) adults and pre-organised our arrival and 2 day adventure in Beijing easily by email with Jessie.
First was our pick up form the airport - all went smoothly - we were pre-warned the driver did not speak English and the amount to pay him on arrival at the Hotel.
First day of sightseeing - our guide Lisa arrived with a modern very clean van for early departure to Mutianyu Great Wall. Lisa speaks great English and had a thorough knowledge of the history, where best to park, walk etc. Back into Beijing we visited the Summer Palace. All agreed we had a great day.
Second day of sightseeing took us to Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Old Beijing and Acrobatic Show (Tiananmen Square closed due to political event). We could not fault either Lisa or our driver or their knowledge of the city. We would happily recommend Tours By Jessie to anyone. It was certainly very economical for our group. - Granny
Beijing highlights and the Great Wall
Our family spent two days with Jessie and Lisa seeing the sights of Beijing as well as visiting the Great Wall and Summer Palace. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. We managed to see everything we wanted, were never rushed and were able to set our own pace at each place we visited. Their knowledge and stories of the places visited was perfect as they were able to keep the kids entertained as well as providing enough depth that my wife and I were also impressed. From a cost perspective I thought the value provided was outstanding. Throughout the trip we not only had the services of Lisa and Jessie we also had a car and driver at our disposal. This meant we weren't waiting around at all and got the most out of our time. Jessie was also a fountain of knowledge of all things Beijing - Restaurants, Shopping, Airport transfers - nothing was too much trouble for Jessie. She not only provided her guide services on the tour days she also answered the numerous questions I had before we arrived making my trip planning so much easier. Book a tour with Jessie for your time in Beijing and you will not be disappointed!!!! - Richard
The perfect tour operator in Beijing!
I highly recommend working with Jessie to organize your visit to Beijing. We were a group of six and I contacted her about a few different options. At first we just booked a one day tour of the Forbidden City and Summer Palace.
On the day of our tour, our guide Lisa, met my wife and I at our hotel at the time we had scheduled. We then made another stop at a hotel close by to pick up the remaining four people in our party. The tour bus was clean and very comfortable. Lisa was a great guide, who was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. She led us around the Forbidden City and Summer Palace answering all of our questions and moving at our pace (which at times was very slow!). We had a very specific request for lunch and she found the perfect place to take us.
We were so impressed that throughout the day we discussed additional ways she could assist us in China. In the end, Lisa assisted us in arranging the same van and driver to take our group to the Great Wall the next day and arranged for a tour guide and a van in her hometown of Xi'an a few days later. I should add that my wife and I also had Jessie arrange a car service to from the airport in Beijing to our hotel on the day of our arrival.
So in the end, Tours by Jessie and our guide Lisa helped us organize four separate tours/transportation across four days in two different cities. We had no problems with any of them and felt we received great value. I will definitely work with them again on any future trips to Beijing. - Brian
Memories to last a lifetime with Tours by Jessie
We just returned home from Beijing and a three-day tour with Jessie. We had such a great time seeing the sights of Beijing and enjoying every minute of our three days with Jessie. Jessie was friendly, fun and passionate about showing us Beijing and to say we were appreciative would be an understatement! But the key to what makes Jessie’s tours exceptional is Jessie’s expertise as a tour guide. We didn’t realize this until well into our first day of touring. For an example, while on the surface it seemed to us that we were just strolling through Tiananmen Square as Jessie told us the history and explained what we were seeing. But the path we were “casually” taking brought us to the perfect locations for the best prospective and ideal photo opportunities. And in terms of photo opportunities, Jessie’s photo experience in framing us in the photos was nothing less than spectacular. Looking back at our photos that we took over our three days of touring, the photos Jessie took for us or suggested the perfect angle to make the photo special made a world of difference. We would never have been able to do this without Jessie’s expertise.
The tour that Jessie put together for us was just excellent. Jessie worked around our pace and each day flowed so smoothly. Jessie’s knowledge of all the sights we were seeing and her ability to teach us so many things without the feeling of being taught. Where was Jessie when I was in school?!
Besides thanking Jessie for such a fantastic tour, THANK YOU JESSIE SO MUCH!!!! I want to thank the people who wrote reviews before me, because without their comments I would have never chosen Tours by Jessie. And for all of you, I am SO extremely grateful! - Dan
A Great private tour guide to visit a Great City
Jessie was the most easy to reach tour guide ever. We were able to call her last minute to fit us in after she had a cancellation. We had tried before out departure from the USA to book with her due to the great reviews but we were unable to her full schedule. We decided to call her on her cell phone and she hooked us up for a tour of the Great Wall and the Summer Palace. Both were phenomenal. The driver was so nice and mild mannered while Jessie gave us nonstop history on China and the governing dynasties. They were always right on time, picked us up in a Buick Van with leather seats and Airconditioning and kept us on schedule. When we were not able to book additional days with her due to her existing bookings she suggested self guided tours for us. She even emailed the next day to see how our self guided days went. Then on our final day even wished us well for the voyage home. Folks, I can't say more good things about this gal. She is the best. You will have a friend in China always when you meet this young lady. Look forward to bringing other family members to China and would always call her first. Thank you Jessie!
Suggestions book before you come and don't be afraid of booking multiple days. Worth your while. She will make your stay so me memorable and her English is perfect and her demeanor and wit are extremely pleasant.- Pita
BEIJING PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE JESSIE
I was fortunate to choose Jessie through this web site as my tour guide for two days over a weekend. She was very thoughtful in selecting the most interesting sites to visit in a logical and easy to follow order. Any last minute detours I requested (a Starbucks visit and shopping) were accommodated with a minimum of fuss; she is very patient. Jessie is an exceptionally honest and caring person who was concerned for my comfort and enjoyment throughout both days, she treated me like a VIP guest. As a native English speaker, I found Jessie extremely easy to understand, her interesting, tailored and often humorous commentary was relaxing yet informative. Not only was I given a good understanding of the various sites we visited, Jessie gave me a good insight into life in China. I would strongly recommend Jessie as your tour guide when visiting Beijing, she will enrich your visit. - Brian
BEIJING EXCELLENT TOUR GUIDE JESSIE DI
We worked with Jessie during our June trip to Beijing and would recommend her to you. We were initially disappointed as we had planned to tour with her for three days and, on the first day, she was ill. She was responsible and arranged for a substitute but we chose to tour on our own. When we did tour with her for two days, we found that she was pleasant, knowledgeable, and incredibly flexible. Her English is excellent and she does a great job of not only explaining the sites but also of explaining Chinese culture, customs and language. She mostly had us tour using buses and the subway which often saved time and money. When we asked her to take us to markets, she was great in helping us negotiate good deals. It was clear that we were in charge and she was there to make things easy for us. In no way were we led around on a prepackaged itinerary. To be clear, I don't believe that you need a guide for Beijing. There is a lot of English to help get around with and a good tour book has lots of information on the sites. However, a guide such as Jessie can really enhance the experience. You will not go wrong having her as your guide.- Dream
The best way to see Beijing and Great Wall! Jessie's English is amazing and she is a wonderful tour guide!
I spent 1 day seeing the Great Wall, Tienanmen Square, and the Forbidden City with Jessie. I contacted her only a couple of days prior, she responded to my email within 12 hours, and was very prompt in replying to follow-up emails. She met me at my hotel with a car and driver, which was very convenient--especially since I was staying to the north of central Beijing.
Her English is perfect and she understood me easily--even though I tend to speak fast. She is very genuine and I felt like I was sightseeing with a friend not a tour guide. She was very flexible and let me set the agenda but she also had good recommendations. After we finished the tour we went to a local restaurant she recommended and we had the best food I had in Beijing!
As a woman traveling alone I felt very comfortable touring with Jessie.
She operates her private tour business on her own and she works very hard. I highly recommend Jessie and hope that others will support her business! - Susan
"I would not hesitate to recommend Jessie as an excellent tour guide if you ever have the opportunity to visit Beijing. Jessie is very responsive to email messages and takes great care to learn about what you want to see and do during your time in Beijing."