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We booked John for a day trip to see the Great Wall, John was very accommodating and helpful with great suggestions on what to do. He helped us to decide to visit the Summer Palace after the wall (instead of taking us back to the apartment since we had more time) and gave great directions on how to get back from there. Very nice, great English, and great driver!
We booked John as our driver for one day to see The Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Our day was all but great! John picked us up right on time and got us safe and sound around. He recommended a pick up time to beat traffic and get some alone time on the Wall, and we did. Not many people when we arrived so that we got the photo illusion of being alone. When we went down from the Wall many tourists was heading our way. Thank you John! He also took us to a local restaurant with very good food. Would never go there if it wasn´t for him. Glad we did. All in all a great and effective day with a very nice and funny driver. John has our highest recommendation if u are looking for a driver to get you comfortable around the sights in Beijing. - Maren and Benjamin, Norway
Booked John on recommendation and was glad we did, he picked us up from our hotel and drove us to the aviation museum, he is a good steady driver with a clean car and I would recommend him. We asked if it was OK to change our planes and be dropped at the Zoo instead of back at our hotel, No problem, If we come back to Beijing again I will definitely use John.
Thanks for the day and all the good advice, I still cannot count up to 5 in Chinese, Sorry John..
Echt super Fahrer, kann man nur empfehlen!
Vor unserer Reise nach Peking standen wir vor dem Problem, dass wir nicht mit einem überfüllten Touribus zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten (inkl. Halt in irgendwelchen Fabriken) kommen wollten. Nach unseren Recherchen sind wir auf die positiven Rezessionen zu John gelangt. Wir haben gleich den Kontakt per Mail gesucht und alle Eckpunkte besprochen. John ist ein sehr zuverlässiger und höfflicher Fahrer.
Er war überpünktlich am ausgemachten Treffpunkt vor unserem Hotel. Im Schlepptau hatte er einen zweiten Fahrer, da wir mehr als 4 Personen gewesen sind.
Zu erst sind wir zum Mauerabschnitt Mutianyu (frühes Aufstehen empfohlen, dann ist an der Mauer und auf den Straßen weniger los) und am Nachmittag sind wir noch zum Sommerpalast gefahren. Nach den Sehenswürdigkeiten ist er wieder zum vereinbarten Zeitpunkt vor Ort gewesen.
Während der Fahrt hat er viel erklärt und somit die Fahrzeit verkürzt.
Mein Tipp: Wenn ein Fahrer in Peking, dann John. Einfach per Mail kontaktieren.
We just spent two days in Beijing. We were lucky enough to stumble across Johns details through Trip Advisor. Communication before the trip was excellent, but we still had a little trepidation about what we would encounter, when we arrived in Beijing. But no need to worry.
Everything John says in his adverts website is true. He is a charming host, a friendly character, with a very good sense of humour. He took us to two great Local restaurants, where he joined us for lunch. He helped get us a table order etc. The two lunches, for three of us, came to a total of £22, including drinks, and were totally scrumptious.
John knew the best places to drop and pick us up for attractions, to avoid queues.
He even let me play a game of Hackysack with him and the waiters from one of the restaurants. The moment when John excelled was, driving to the Great Wall . Other cars were stuck in the snow, but John, with skill, persistence and nearly new tyres on his v comfy Honda, weaved his way carefully through the strandees, and got us to the Wall Great job John. From the moment John picked us up, to the time he dropped us off, we felt safe and confident. Thanks John, for making our first visit to China so memorable, Rick and Sue.
I booked John for our layover as we wanted to see the Great Wall, even tho we were not staying over night in Beijing. John was an outstanding guide and driver. His English is excellent and his driving superb. His new Honda van was very clean and comfortable. He met us at the airport exactly on time and in the location he described it was very easy to find him, actually he saw us first and recognized us from the photo we sent.
We left the airport at 7am arrived at the wall area at 8am. John helped us to buy our tickets and gave us advice on where to go for the best views on the wall.. Being there so early we had the wall to ourselves and one other couple for about 30 minutes. It was such a special feeling what an outstanding place to visit and enjoy history. Due to the cold weather we only stayed up there about an hour... The memories will stay with us forever.
John got us back to the airport easily,, the country roads are lovely with no traffic.
I would highly recommend if you have a layover to go see this terrific:smile: sight with John as your driver!!
John was already booked up for Friday 18th September 2015, however he was good enough to arrange our itinerary with one of his driving associates, Mr Li. (Li Bao Chen). We had an excellent day with Mr Li, taking us to the three aviation museums both outside and within Beijing. I would certainly recommend him to anyone wanting a hassle free drive to your itinerary requirements within the Beijing area. WELL DONE an thanks you. John Tomlinson
My mother and I had the great pleasure of visiting Beijing and seeing the sights with John, who is not only a wonderful tour guide but full of positive energy.
John went above and beyond for us to ensure we had the most wonderful experience. With his excellent guidance we were able to see all the main sights within our short trip.
So pleased to have met you John and thank you again for everything !!!!
Thanks for the wonderful days in Beijing (and outside!) we spent with you. You re not only an excellent driver with an excellent car, but you also ensured we say the Great Wall at the best time while it was quiet, you took us to a wonderful village and secured the best food for us there!
Thankful memories! All the best!
Synco and Els
we had the chance to go with you on a wonderful trip to the Great Wall on the 16th of June 2015. We enjoyed it a lot ! You are nice, funny, a good and safe driver and customer satisfaction is your goal. Thanks for the nice day. We will definitely recommend you !
Stefan (based as an Expat in Shenyang)
wir wollten uns noch einmal bedanken für die 2 schönen Tage mit dir. Er war wirklich der beste Fahrer von Peking und sein Englisch ist wirklich perfekt so das hin auch jeder versteht.
Am 1 Tag holte uns John pünktlich um 9 Uhr am Flughafen in Peking ab. Er zeigte uns wo wir Geld wechseln konnten und danach ging es direkt zur Great Wall of China . Wir fuhren also zum Abschnitt Mutianyu und John erklärte uns alles vor Ort. Wir gingen also zur Mauer und hatten soviel Zeit zur Verfügung wie wir benötigten. Auf diesem Abschnitt der Mauer ist auch nicht so viel los was perfekt war um Bilder zu machen ohne das 1000 andere Leute mit drauf sind. Unten angekommen holte uns John direkt am Treffpunkt wieder ab. Danach brachte er uns direkt ins Zentrum von Peking in unser Hotel. Dort holte er uns den nächsten Tag wieder pünktlich um halb 9 ab. An diesem Tag besuchten wir dann den Himmelstempel den Sommerpalast und zum Ende noch eines der vielen alten Hutongs von Peking. Am Abend brachte uns dann John wieder zu unserem Hotel.
🙂 Thank you John for making my short visit in Beijing a perfect one. Greeting me by name at the airport as I arrived was the beginning of a nice friendship for the next few days. I wanted to see a lot in a short period of time & John made it happen. He speaks terrific English & his Honda is super comfortable. Just tell him what you want to do & he will plan it for you. I went no further looking for a driver after John responded to my email & I am very happy I picked him & so will you. He points things out as he drives & we had nice talks about history, education and the population of Beijing. He takes great care of you & will alter your schedule if you decide to add something. AAAA++++
Just back from Bejing and spending 2 days with Johnny driving us around to the city sights one day, then driving to the Great Wall and airport drop off the next. Not only a nice guy, his English is very good, and a very safe driver. He has a brand new car, which he is very proud of! He was always on time, helped in purchasing entry tickets, and made great reccs for places to eat. Would highly reccommend!
John was awesome! I booked a couple months in advance to make sure I could get a reservation. I wanted to leave the city at 6:45 to get to the wall by 8am and it was no problem for John. He had a nice, clean van ready to pick me up and we got to the wall right when the ticket office opened. He helped purchase the tickets and everything went really smoothly. It was great to have a driver who spoke terrific English and helped give insight into life in Beijing. There are other driving companies out there, but I wanted someone who could speak English and John was the one. I highly recommend him and would definitely recommend him to others.
We had a 7 hrs Layover in PEK. John took care of us and took us to the great wall. He is very good and very funny! Everything was extraordinary fine!
Greetz from Germany!
My friend and I had an 8 hour layover in China and we booked a private tour with John to see the Great Wall. When we exited the airport he was right inside waiting for us already and took us straight to the Great Wall. He is very entertaining and took us around the back countryside way to the Wall instead of going through the traffic of the city area, so we were able to see the beauty of Beijing even in the short amount of time we were there. I highly recommend John for your Beijing tours!
Last weekend I went to the Great Wall and the Summer Palace with John. He picked me up at the Westin Hotel (on the 4th ring) at the exact time he told me he would be there. We traveled to the Great Wall Mutianyu section and I practically had the entire place to myself. It was very cold (-5 C), so I think that is one of the reason there were very few people there.
John has an excellent English vocabulary and is very interested in learning new English words phrases. John s driving skills were the best, he knew exactly where to go and the hidden shortcuts to get to places faster. During our time together we talked about how China has changed over the past 40 years and all of the changes he has seen during his life in Beijing.
After the Great Wall we stopped for food at a place called Food Street , that had about 20 different types of restaurants. We ate together at his favorite. Afterwards, we walked to the Starbucks to get a coffee...who can pass up a Starbucks! Finally, John took me to the Summer Palace and told me how to navigate the attraction and where to meet him when I was finished. Thank you John for showing me around Beijing and sharing with me your culture. I would highly recommend John to anyone looking for a great driver to take you around Beijing and show you the sights. I look forward to returning to Beijing and booking another trip with John to see what else the city has to offer.
We scheduled a 40 hour layover in Beijing. We wanted to see as much of Beijing that we could fit into 1 night tour and 1 day tour. The smartest thing I did for our stay in Beijing was to book John Yellowcar for these as well as our transportation to and from the airport. He wasn t available for our return trip to the airport but he booked us a driver as well.
We arrived in Beijing at around 5pm and John was already there. As some of the sights we wanted to see for the night tour were on the way to the hotel, on his suggestion as time was critical, we decided to see those sights before our hotel check-in. At the hotel, he waited for us while we checked in and freshened up before proceeding with our night tour. He showed us all the places I had listed and more. I had originally booked just a driving tour but he suggested we walk down WaFuJing Street and the Night Market.
Considering that we didn t finish our night tour until about 10pm, he picked us up at 6:45am so we could watch the flag raising at Tianamen Square at 7:15am. As well, we were able to see the Temple of Heaven, The Forbidden City and the Great Wall during our day trip. We had a nice lunch at a restaurant he took us to where he made suggestions on what to order.
I submitted a list of places I wanted to see to some drivers and John Yellowcar was the only one who did not try to cut back my list. Instead he said he would show us as much of Beijing as he could during our time there. He is very knowledgeable about Chinese culture and can communicate very well in English. He is very friendly and easy to get along with. He has a very easy going style so conversations can drift anywhere. He was efficient in dropping us off and picking us up at the various sites without wasting valuable time. His rates are comparable to the other drivers.
We are very thankful for the enjoyable time that we were shown by John Yellowcar. We highly recommend him to anyone who wants to see Beijing.
I had the pleasure of meeting Johnny through my Brother Stephen and my nephew Luke.. Johnny took us to Mutiyanu Great Wall . The trip was most enjoyable and Johnny s humour and attention to detail with the service he provides is nothing short of excellent . I strongly recommend Johnnys service to anyone .. He is Top Notch ..
And Johnny if you read this , I haven t forgotten your Starbucks mug , I just have to find the shop in Perth , and If you come to Perth please do contact me so I can return the favour and I can play driver .
Thankyou again Johnny .