Beijing Private Guide Recommendations Needed

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We are traveling with Viking through China, ending in Beijing. While with Viking in Beijing we will see the Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ming Dynasty tombs, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and grounds plus attend The Legend of Kung Fu performance. I would like to extend our time in Beijing by two days, using a private guide to see other sites. I am looking for recommendations on "Not to be Missed" sites, ones to give a pass on, and the names and contact information for private guides to show us around. Thank you!

I highly recommend you contact Vera Rosario at China Travel in San Francisco
Phone: 415 352 0388 x 117 | Fax: 415 352 0399
Toll-free: 1 800 899 8618)
I used China Travel and Vera for a trip to China this past October on the recommendation from another ITN reader. I was not disappointed. She did a fantastic job for us. Vera can arrange a guide with car and driver for you after your Viking tour. I thought the pricing was reasonable, and we got a lot of personal attention.

I used China Womens Travel Service (recommended on this site some years ago) for private guiding in Beijing. Their guides are licensed, knowledgeable and speak English well. Their website is:

Thank you very much for your responses.