Escape the city and head away from the tourist trail and into the lush, fertile valleys of the old city's countryside. During this private guided tour you will enjoy a relax tour to discover the countryside Cuandixia village of Beijing. In the afternoon you can choose to visit Liulichang Culture Street or Niujie Mosque. This private tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle.
Your guide will meet you in your centrally located hotel in Beijing at 9:00am. You will start your tour by driving to the Cuandixia Village. It takes about 2.5 hours to arrive the village. Cuandixia village is located on ancient post road roughly 55 miles northwest from central Beijing in the Jingxi mountain region. On the way to the village you will enjoy the beautiful mountain and countryside scenery.Cuandixia Village contains around 70 courtyard homes, which gently climb the slopes of a mountain, built by a family who migrated from Shanxi province more than 400 years ago. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the road that led through the mountains to the provinces of Hebei and Shanxi acted as a trade and passageway. The residents of Cuandixia would open their doors to travelers and serve the passing trade. Over time, the village became forgotten as expressways and train tracks changed the route to the westLunch in the local family restaurant, you will enjoy an authentic countryside style food. In the afternoon, you can choose to visit Liulichang Culture Street which famous for its Qing-style houses and any antique shops. Or the oldest mosque in Beijing -- Niujie Mosque and its surrounding area.Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel in Beijing city.