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“john yellowcar”(53 reviews)
“mr liu”(9 reviews)
my name is John yellowcar (Zhang Yong Xin) and I'm from Beijing. I'm a local and I know Beijing and all spots around very well. I drove a taxi for nine years. My car is a new HONDA Odyssey with 7 seats (please look to the picture below). I'm a...more
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Beijing 100006, China
+86 136 1107 9697
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All reviews john yellowcar mr liu great wall at mutianyu summer palace comfortable car speaks perfect english via email command of english buy the tickets great guide dumplings the pearl local restaurants his knowledge ming tombs private tour tiananmen square
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a 10 hour layover in Beijing, and didn't want to try to navigate the city on my own. John was very flexible and accommodating - I only reached out to him a few days before my arrival. I had difficulty downloading and verifying...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AndraK10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked with John several weeks in advance for a two day trip in and around Beijing. When I initially booked, I told John I wanted to go to Simitai West for my Great Wall Experience. Because that is much farther than the normal tourist...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eriksky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely day with Johnny going to the Mutianyu Great Wall. He is very knowledgeable about the area and his English is excellent. Large clean car, non-smoker, restaurant suggestions, ideas on activities and things to do. We were lucky that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dollyh346
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

If you want to make the most of your time in Beijing, call John Yellowcar. We had 2.5 days here and John checked off everything on our to-do list and then some! For day 1, I asked him to take us to a part of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I used John in 2012 as a driver in Beijing and have been fortunate to return and use his services again. Once more he was efficient, on time and knowledgeable about the area. Nothing was a problem and his sense of humour is great. He...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I visited Beijing for 2 weeks and got in touch with John to visit the Great Wall & Summer Palace. John wasn't available to take me and my wife but he got us another driver, Mr. Liu. He was prompt, on time and very courteous....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shane B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We had taken our boys on a group tour to the Badaling section of the Great Wall last summer. Unfortunately we did not really get to see the wall itself given the massive crowds of people. This year, we tried again and with a recommendation...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jazatand
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I booked John several months ago to drive us (4 people) to the Great Wall & the Summer Palace. He was very reactive on the booking and very easy to communicate (his english is very good). On the day, he helped us taking the tickets...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ben C
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I searched on TripAdvisor for an English speaking driver and found John. The reviews looked good so I reached out to him. He responded quickly and comprehensively and I knew that I had chosen well! Aside from 2 days in his car/van he organised a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We just spent the day with Johnny and it is the highlight of our trip. He picked us up on time, got us coffee and up early to the Great Wall. He showed us where to get our tickets and how to get to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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9 July 2018|
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Response from Jgmcgor | Reviewed this property |
For a day he charges 900 RMB which is approximately $135.00 US. This included the car and his services. The others I checked were about double that amount. The ride to the GW was about 1.5 hours out and about two hours back... More
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Response from Travellermom0571 | Reviewed this property |
If he’s not busy with other customers, John will surely pick you up and drive you around Beijing. He’s an excellent guide and driver. You need to contact him through his website/email/whatsapp. He will response in short time.