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Tour Overview

Xian attracts increasing people from every corner of the world to visit, not only because of its splendid history and culture but also amazing food. This city, known as the ancient capital of 13 dynasties, has rooted its own special gourmet type based on fusion and exchange with other cuisines. This 2-hour Xian Food tour will take you to discover the history behind the Bell and Drum Towers, then venture into the lively Muslim Quarter. Engage your senses with a guided tasting of local delicacies, from succulent lamb skewers to flavorful Biang Biang Noodles. Follow a real expert guide to kick off a fantastic food tour.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Immerse yourself in Xi’an’s bustling night scene.
2. Hunt for a variety of delicious snacks according to your guide’s insider advice, and learn the hidden stories about those unknown snacks.


This 2-hour Xian food tour starts at 6:00 pm. Assemble at the Bell Tower Hotel lobby, a central meeting point in the heart of Xian. Your guide will welcome you and provide a brief overview of the evening’s itinerary. Then, you will be led through an underground passageway leading to Drum Tower Square in 5 minutes.

Note: If it’s not easy for you to find the way to get there from your hotel, you can choose the option that includes a pick-up and drop-off, allowing a local driver to pick you up from your hotel, drive you to the meeting place, and drop you back off when the tour is over.

Arrive at Drum Tower Square, which serves as a cultural crossroads, linking Xian’s ancient past with its vibrant present. The square is adorned with traditional Chinese architecture, offering a picturesque backdrop for your evening adventure. Marvel at the intricate design and craftsmanship of the Bell and Drum Towers, symbols of the city’s resilience and continuity. You can capture stunning photos of the towers illuminated against the evening sky. Then, head towards the vibrant Muslim Quarter located just behind the Drum Tower Square. How busy and bustling it is! Yes, it’s always crowded from early morning to night. You will be dazzled by various stalls and amused at the vendors’ interesting hawking. Follow your guide to find your way in the crowds and learn the hidden stories about those unknown snacks.

Bell Tower Square Xian
Bell Tower Square at Night

When reaching the end of the main street, your tour guide will lead you to a small lane into Sajinqiao area where you will find the real delicacy including Roujiamo (Chinese Hamburger), Liangpi (Cold Noodles), Yangrou Paomo (Mutton and Bread Pieces in Soup), Biang Biang Noodle, Zenggao (Glutinous Rice and Date Cake), Suan Tang Shui Jiao (Hot and Sour Dumplings), Jiasan Guantangbao (Jiasan Soup Dumpling). Your tour guide will point out the best stalls to have these foods.

Xian Food Biang Biang Noodles
Biang Biang Noodles in Muslim Quarter

Conclude the food tour with a satisfied palate and a deeper understanding of Xian’s diverse food culture. Then, the guide will escort you back to the Bell Tower Hotel or the nearest subway/bus station and then you will find your way back to the hotel. Your 2-Hour Xian Muslim Quarter Food Tour ends here.

Kind Notice:

The price for the option with direct transfer to the meeting place from your hotel (within 2nd ring of Xian) is USD25. Please contact us if you need this option.


Tour Price ($=USD)

From $45 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price includes

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Meeting service from the tour guide at Bell Tower Hotel
  • Direct transfer to the meeting place, if option selected
  • Your local expert guide will point out the most authentic local foods according to your taste

Price excludes

  • Any meal
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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