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Xinjiang Silk Road Impression Dining Experience with Houhai Lake and Yandai Xie Street

Beijing, China

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Make the most of an evening in Beijing with a Xinjiang-inspired dinner and guided stroll through the city’s oldest neighborhoods on this private tour. Savor exotic cuisine from China’s northwest Xinjiang region at the Silk Road Impressions restaurant, and delve into Beijing’s traditional ‘hutong’ districts of narrow lanes. Discover Lotus Lane and Yandai Xie Street, the city’s oldest hutong, and finish with a beer at Houhai Bar Street, overlooking Houhai Lake.
  • Private Xinjiang dinner, Houhai Lake, and Yandai Xie Street tour in Beijing
  • Feast on a Xinjiang dinner at the Silk Road Impressions restaurant
  • Enjoy the exotic Chinese and Central Asian flavors of Xinjiang cuisine
  • See old 'shikumen' houses and buildings on a walking tour in old Beijing
  • Visit lakeside Lotus Lane and Yandai Xie Street, whose name means ‘Tobacco Pouch Street’
  • Savor a beer at Houhai Bar Street, a lakefront lane of trendy bars
  • Private transport, dinner, glass of beer, and central Beijing hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Bottled water
1 glass of beer at Houhai Bar Street
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotel's within the 4th ring road of Beijing City)
Private tour
Transport by private vehicle
Additional alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel if your hotel is within the 5th ring road of Beijing city, if your hotel is out of the 5th ring road, you can travel to city to meet our guide or hotel pick up may have extra cost

After pickup from your central Beijing hotel, travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle to the Silk Road Impression restaurant, which specializes in cuisine from China’s northwest Xinjiang region.

The Silk Road snaked through Xinjiang and its food is heavily influenced by its Muslim community and neighbors such as Pakistan and India. The result is a mosaic of Chinese and Central Asian flavors, and halal (prepared according to Islamic law) dishes.

Here, enjoy a delicious Xinjiang dinner of creations like lamb kebabs, pilaf (rice with meat), chicken, noodles, and naan bread, all with water or other drinks (own expense).

Afterward, continue to Beijing’s old quarter: an area of history-steeped hutong lanes and traditional shikumen stone houses. Stroll down pretty, bar-lined Lotus Lane, admiring the 2-story wooden and shikumen buildings, all prettily lit in the dusk.

Then, walk beside Houhai Lake and visit Yandai Xie Street (Tobacco Pouch Street), one of Beijing’s oldest hutongs. Discover its history and if you wish, purchase souvenirs at the shops.

Lastly, visit a bar on popular Houhai Bar Street, enjoying a local beer as you admire the lake views and hear about this old neighborhood from your guide.

Your tour then ends with a hotel drop-off.
Stop At:  
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
Meet your private guide in your hotel lobby at 6:00pm, and take your private vehicle to enjoy a tasty halal dinner in Xinjiang style at Silk Road Impression restaurant. There are various food selections, such as lamp kabobs, naan bread, chicken, noodle, pilaf (rice mixed with raisin and lamb), Xinjiang yogurt, and etc..
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lotus Lane
After your wonderful dinner time, your guide will take you explore the beauty of Old Beijing neighborhood. Start from Lotus Lane where you will see many two-story wooden buildings or shikumen architectures, and they are lit up and with colorfully decoration.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shichahai Scenic Resort
Continue walking towards north side of the Houhai lake (the back lake of Shichahai), a popular attraction of Beijing since the early 2000s, and you will also find many interesting shops, restaurants, bars along lakeside.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yandai Xie Street
Then, walk thru Yandai Xie Street (Tobacco Pouch Street), the one of the oldest hutongs in Beijing, and you will learn the history of the street from your guide. You also can shop some souvenirs here if you like.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju)
At the end of the tour, you will choose one of the bar along the Houhai Bar Street to enjoy a glass of local beer. Sit down and appreciate the illuminated night view there. Your guide will share with you some more interesting stories about the people, the culture of this old Beijing neighborhood. After the tour is finished, you can choose to stay longer on your own in Houhai area, or you will be transferred back to your hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Unique Beijing Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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