Hungry? We hope so! Immerse yourself in the culture, history and, most importantly, the food of Xi’an on this tour that puts diving into local street snacks front and centre. But not just any street snacks. You’ll be getting a firsthand look (and taste) of what locals love, and the stalls you’ll be stopping at aren’t likely be found in the pages of your guidebook. What you encounter as you wind your way through the colourful back alleys of Xi’an’s food-filled Muslim Quarter will be a tasty, unique, and fun trip through foodie heaven.
You’ll work your way to (and through) the tangle of stalls cooking up some of the best street food in the city. In the process, you’ll learn about — and get to snack on — specialties from five stalls that locals love. The stalls you end up at are normally hard to find, tucked away in the backstreets of the Muslim Quarter, so you know you’ll be getting a truly local experience with every bite.
Amidst all the snacking, go back in time with a stop at Gau’s Grand Courtyard, which in the evening is decorated with traditional red Chinese lanterns. The 400-year-old mansion is a good example of architecture from both the Ming and Qing Dynasties and provides a good overview of the history of the time. The serene courtyard is somewhat hard to spot, but it’s well worth exploring and a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the busy Muslim Quarter.
Once you have your fill, it’s time for a drink (or two) near the city walls along Defuxiang bar street, which as the name suggests, is lined with bars. While not long, the street offers a peek into the local nightlife of Xi’an and you can feel free to either stay out, or make your way back to your hotel after a busy day of exploring and eating.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 5 traditional snacks (local barbecue, soup pau, rice noodles, fried pancake, and a bingfeng drink) , entrance fee to Gau’s Courtyard.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
The fried pancake, barbecue, and soup pau can all be ordered as vegetarian options.
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