“Stretch-a-leg is very flexible and very willing to go the extra mile to show you the Beijing that you're interested in - all we had to do was ask and our guide would happily take us on a detour to one of our quirky points of interest if time allowed.
Sure, you could find your own way to the attractions around the Beijing area, but we felt that the money spent with Stretch-a-leg was incredibly good value.” --Acland from Australia, traveled with us March 2011
Tours are priced at half-day (4 hours or anything less than 4 hours) and full-day (8 hours or anything between 4-8 hours) rates and include admission. The price ranges depending on the experience of the guide and does not include transportation and/or meals. Please contact us or email email@example.com for an exact quote.
Transportation is priced at half-day and full-day rates depending on the size of car you require and your specific itinerary (half-day or full-day rates to the Great Wall are more expensive than a half-day or full-day within the city).
"It is a little more expensive than other guides for a solo traveller, but when I look back at the two days, I felt it was worth it knowing it was my last visit for a long time and I had Jonathan as my guide.”--Catherine from USA, traveled with us October 2012
Most guides and travel companies in China make their money from taking their clients to stores where they earn a commission on clients' purchases. We do not follow this practice; Stretch-a-leg guides earn a salary for their time and expertise.
Our compensation system is unique and accounts for our higher prices. Instead of earning commissions on your purchases at tourist shops we focus on offering our clients a chance to discover unique sites in Beijing or a chance to go deeper at the more popular historical sites. You can learn more about what makes Stretch-a-leg Travel unique here.
"I nearly didn’t use your company because of this price difference. However, these are exclusive tours in order to gain experiences that no other groups provide. These are the “real” cost of the tours, and there is no commission gained from shopping or hidden gimmicks. The tour is personal, interactive, interesting and has attention to detail.
A good tour guide can make or break a tour. I would highly recommend this company.”--Desiree from Canada, traveled with us September 2011
To confirm a booking we require a 50% down payment. This down payment can be made either through PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express all accepted) or through direct bank wire transfer. You can pay the remainder of the cost in cash at the end of the tour directly to the guide or in full in advance with PayPal.
Stretchaleg will charge 50% of the tour if the tour is cancelled within 7 days before the start date of the tour.
"These guys probably aren't the cheapest in town but they are worth every penny." --Pieter from Australia, traveled with us January 2012 (read Pieter's full review on TripAdvisor here)