Real Xi’an Gourmet

    • 3 – 4 hours
    • CNUH
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $63
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You may not associate mosques and Muslims with China, but Xi’an is home to some fine examples of Islamic architecture and a strong Muslim community. On this Xi’an tour you’ll explore the Muslim Quarter area, meet the Hui minority, and feast on street food and a traditional banquet. 

Highlights

* Snack on popular local street bites in Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter

* Tuck in to a traditional banquet in a local restaurant

* Wander the backstreets and alleyways of Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter

* Dip in to the daily life and culture of the Hui minority (Chinese Muslim)

* Visit one of the largest and oldest mosques in China

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bell Tower Hotel: 西安钟楼饭店,西安市南大街110号
    110 Nan Da Jie, Xian, 710001
    Tel: (86-29)87600000
    The Bell Tower Hotel is located at the south west corner of the Bell Tower, it is nearby a China construction bank on the north part of south street.
  • Finish:

    Muslim Quarter North Entrance
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, local snacks, dinner, entrance to the Great Mosque.
  • Exclusions:

    Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guides.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> 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.

Dress standard

Please wear clothes that cover your knees and shoulders, out of respect for the Muslim religion.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Language

English

Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

Itinerary

Nothing beats cultural learning through food, does it?! Get to know another side of modern China (and its food) on this Xi’an tour through the city’s evocative Muslim Quarter. Meet your food-loving and informative local guide and set off on a food adventure past the ancient Drum Tower and straight into the Muslim Quarter.
Brace yourself – this busy market area is filled with different kinds of produce and snacks, and in our opinion, it’s the epitome of Xi’an food. You’ll likely spot things like beef pancakes, persimmon cake, and lamb kebabs, among many, many more dishes.
With the advice of your local guide, indulge in a few of our favourite bites while you learn about the history and culture of the Chinese Muslims who reside here. Learn about the origins of the Hui people, hear the tales of how Islam came to China many centuries ago, and pay a visit to the iconic Great Mosque, which offers insight into how locals worship.
The Great Mosque is one of the biggest and oldest in China, and is hands down one of the most unique, featuring a blend of Islamic and Imperial architecture. Discover ancient relics and feel at peace within the beautiful, tranquil grounds.
Fully inspired (but hopefully not too full of food), our Xi’an food tour makes its way past tempting bakeries and butcher shops before arriving at a local restaurant, where a feast awaits! Dig in to a delicious banquet-style Halal dinner or a barbecue, delighting in local flavours and mealtime customs.
Our Xi’an tour concludes after dinner, and your guide will be more than happy to share tips on where to go for the rest of your night out in Xi’an.

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