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We called John on a Sunday morning and although he wasn t on duty he made time to pick us up and take us to the Great Wall. He is very nice and his English is very good! We never felt awkward and he made us feel safe. He even drove the extra miles to drop us at Hou Hai which is where the locals hang out and worth visiting. He gave my wife a present after dropping us and wasn t mad that we spent more time at the wall (we totally forgot time since it was breath taking!). I would definitely recommend John to anyone!
We just arrived home tired but thrilled with our June 14 vacation trip to China. Among the highlights were the 2 days we spent with John Yellowcar in Beijing - One day at the Mutianyu Great Wall & Hungluo Temple and the other day in the City (Summer Palace, Birds Nest Stadium, Hutongs, HoHai Park, Temple of Sun, Peking Duck Lunch, etc). We really enjoyed John s personality and professionalism, and highly recommend his services for anyone needing a guide service in Beijing. He not only pays close attention to details, but also shows great enthusiasm for his city and profession.
I highly recommend John. His service is excellent and reasonably priced. He is prompt, friendly and helpful and his English is very good. He took myself, husband and kids to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. He got us there and back no problem. As others have mentioned his car is well kept, in as new condition and spacious. If I am in Beijing again I would not hesitate to use John yellowcar again. Many thanks John for making our trip to the Great Wall enjoyable. Michelle, Sydney Australia
We had a great time with John´s partner Mr. Yang. Mr. Yang´s car is great, large and very clean, and he si very polite. Mr. Yang gave us lots of attention and helped us out with everything we needed at the Great Wall....and after all he even took us to the bank and helped us with money exchange issue. WE TRULY RECOMEND JOHN AND MR. YANG SERVICE and every time we go to Beijing they will for sure will be our choice of drivers. Thanks John and Mr Yang for making our time in Beijing so special.
Great trip out with John to the Great Wall and the Summer Palace and an excellent restaurant recommendation for lunch.
To confirm everything my daughter has posted, I can only say that the day we spent visiting The Great Wall (at Mutianyu) and the Olypmic Complex with John Yellowcar was definitely a highlight of our brief stay in Beijing .... and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him as a driver for any of your needs in the greater Beijing region. If you only conduct one piece of email correspondence prior to visiting this amazing city, be sure it is with firstname.lastname@example.org - you will NOT be disappointed. Particularly because of his very reasonable rates, money spent with John is a genuinely good investment. and hours spent with him represents a seriously rewarding, fun time! From the moment we made our booking (several months before our trip) we were eagerly anticipating our day with John .... and were not disappointed in any respect : in fact, our expectations were easily met, and unfailingly exceeded. He responds to emails swiftly, and arranges things quickly and simply. He is courteous, prompt, pleasant, adaptable, superbly organised, positive and upbeat, very knowledgable, friendly and fun, and a most safe, capable driver, who owns a very comfortable, spacious, smoke-free car. His English (ever-expanding, as her tries to learn three new words every trip!!) is wonderful, and he has no trouble in conveying a myriad if information and ideas (from the simplest to the far more complex involved). Such is his ease with the language that I frequently found myself wishing I could come up with questions more than the usual tourist trivia. Certainly, I came away from the day not only with the glow of having visited some iconic sites but also with a far greater knowledge of a huge range of Chinese matters (eg : culture, architecture, cuisine, history - both ancient and recent) and an improved understanding of the Chinese psyche ... plus a delightful insight into his family, something he was happy and proud to share with us (the fact that our daughters share a birthday merely added to the bond we had established from the outset!). I cannot over-state how rewarding our entire experience (from our initial contact right through until the time he generously returned my specs the day after our wonder-filled outing with him!) with John was. As he will tell you (neither immodestly nor inaccurately!!) himself, he is
I cannot say enough good things about John. Our (my Mum, Dad and myself) best day in Beijing was all thanks to him.
He s punctual, friendly and knowledgeable. His English is excellent, and he tells us he tries to learn three new words every day, so have some ready. He s a truly lovely man - we left a pair of reading glasses in his car once we said goodbye after our day with him, and he delivered them to our accommodation the next morning after dropping his daughter to school!
His car is spacious, comfortable, and because he s a non-smoker, its a lovely chance to give your lungs and throat a rest from the otherwise smoggy and smokey Beijing air.
We opted to do a couple of things with John throughout the day, including visiting the Great Wall at Mutanyu, including lunch at a nearby town, plus the Birdsnest and Watercube on the way home. His rates for an entire day are entirely reasonable when compared to other taxis and private drivers offering a similar service.
He ll pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in Beijing at exactly the times that you specify when chatting to him via email. He s prompt and friendly when replying to emails too, which is not something you ll encounter often when trying to reserve tours of this kind.
Please believe me when I say you ll be doing yourself a favor if you book a day (or two) with lovely Johnny Yellowcar!
Jemma, Geoff and Pam
John drove us around for 2 days. The first day to the Great Wall and the Summer Palace and the 2nd day to the Temple of Heaven, the Olympic Village, and a historical shopping area. He also took us shopping and helped negotiate a fair price for gifts we were bringing home to family. John is a true professional with over 19 years of experience driving throughout Beijing. He knows all the shortcuts to get through traffic. If you are looking for a trustworthy driver look no further. Thank you John for 2 unforgettable days in China.
I spent 3 days with John during my Beijing holidays in October November 2013 to visit the Great Wall, the tombs at Ding Ling and Chang Ling, the temples Biyun Si, Jietai Si, Tanzhe Si etc and - based on his knowledge - I ve seen much more.
John is a very kind person, trustworthy, professional, on schedule, service oriented and the best driver I could had for this time. He explained the buildings and places during the tours so that I got permanent impressions from Beijing and the surrounding Areas.
Thanks John for a wonderful time! Sabine!
We had John drive the 5 of us to Jinshanling today.
John comes highly recommended from us.
He spoke excellent english and had a cheerful personality and was knowledgable of Beijing in general.
He was prompt and his car was in impeccable condition, sitting up to 6 passengers. The five of us were very comfortable.
His pricing was also competitive.
Thank you very much John for your hospitality today.
We spent 1 day with John and what a fantastic day it was. John was a superb tour driver and had such a lively and friendly personality. His car was spotlessly clean and obviously well cared for. He is a native Beijinger and was therefore very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his city. He brought fantastic weather for us (see blog) and devised an excellent itinerary for us which made our trip to Mutianyu and the Summer Palace ever the easier. Top guy and a top driver 🙂
I have just returned from Beijing.
Whilst there I hired John for the day. He drove me to the great wall and the summer palace.
John is a real ball of energy and fun. He speaks great English which he loves to practise.
In contrast to the somewhat grey city he lives in John is a ray of sunshine.
His personalty is very well suited to his job.
His car is very clean and comfortable. As he says it is my office he is understanably proud of his reputation which he thoroughly deserves
If you going to Beijing and want a guide for a day or two look no further than John, a real credit to the city and himself.
In fact John is awesome. Or as he would say awwwweeeesome.
Thanks John you are a real gem
My friend and I travelled to Beijing this August 2013. We were both very pleased with John Yellowcar s service! He is passionate about being a guide and a great driver. He takes great car of his new car, which is comfortable and spacious...especially on a long trip. We booked John for a tour to the Great Wall in the morning, then a few spots around the city in the afternoon. Being 2 girls travelling alone together we were both very happy to have John as our guide for the day...he is punctual, reliable, friendly and speaks great English. I would recommend him and use him again if I need a guide in Beijing.
We hired John to drive us for two days. First day he took us to the Great Wall and then to Summer Palace. On a second day he took us to Longqing Gorge. Both trips were amazing! John is very good driver, he s friendly, helpful and very informative. His car was new and clean. If you need a driver in Beijing, I recommend you to hire John, you won t regret it!
After reading many reviews on tripadvisor an lonely planet on personal drivers in Beijing I decided to pick John Yellowcar. This was one of the best decisions I ever made while traveling. He was so nice from the beginning, and was very quick to reply to any questions I had before our hike. His english is perfect and his brand new car was a dream! Spacious, smoke free, and overall very comfortable.
If you are looking for a driver in Beijing your best bet is to hire John Yellowcar! I promise you that you will not be disappointed.
We loved him so much that on our last day here in China we are coming back to Beijing and hiring him AGAIN to take us around the city! So excited!
My family and I hired John as our driver while we were visiting Beijing. There were 6 adults in our party. John s car was very clean and comfortable. His English, knowledge of Beijing and driving were all excellent. If you re traveling to Beijing, especially for the first time, I would definitely recommend you hire John. His price is very reasonable and we were very pleased with him. He was timely and he was very helpful when we needed suggestions. If we ever go back, we will definitely use him again!:b_smile::b_smile::b_smile:
John took us to the antiquities market on a Sunday (Beijing version of flea market), to a local food market -- unlike any you have seen in the US!~ and also added in a stop so we could buy prescription eyeglasses (we saved a lot of $$). He also found a wonderful spot for lunch, where the food was excellent and the carved watermelons quite spectacular. He is just great. Fun, smart, and the best of entrepreneurial spirit. Recommend highly!
Hire John to take you to the Great Wall followed by the Summer Palace. It was the best thing we did while visiting China. John made sure that we arrived just as the wall opened and for almost 45 minutes we were the only people on our section of the wall. (Disclaimer: it was November! I don t think John can guarantee this during the busy season, but he ll get you there before all the tour buses!) It was amazing.
John s customer service is fantastic and he gives you a cell phone to communicate with him for pick up and drop offs through out the day so you aren t rushed.
John, thank you so much. We hope to one day return with a child or two and have you show us more of your lovely city.
Katherine and Steffin
traveled with John 11 29 2013
He is the BEST driver I ever booked in my life as teamleader!!!
I visited many of cities and hired a lot of taxi drivers but John is really the BEST BEST BEST!!!
I highly recommend John to anyone needing the one and only driver for Beijing!!!
If you need an hotel, John knows the best adresses too!
John was really our TRIP ADVISOR on this beautiful day! :b_smile: :b_smile: :b_smile:
THANKS JOHN FOR THIS GREAT TIME WITH YOU!!!
John, we really enjoyed our day with you yesterday and got to see everything we wanted at the aviation museums. Thanks for picking us up so promptly and especially your assistance at the second museum where you helped us getting in. This was invaluable and we would have no hesitation in recommending your service to other travellers. Thanks Mark and Laura.