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  • Location:Taipei, Taiwan
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Taipei Half-Day City Tour

Get a glimpse of Taipei on this three-hour tour. See how the people live in this interesting city. Visit Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Martyrs's Shrine, a classic Ming Dynasty architecture and later onto the National Palace Museum. Conclude with a visit to a Handicraft Center to view typical Taiwanese craftsmanship.


  • Three-hour tour of Taipei's popular attractions
  • National Palace Museum, housing the world's largest and most valuable collection of Chinese art
  • See a classic example of Ming Dynasty architecture at the Martyr's Shrine
  • Visit the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
  • Hourly changing of the guard ceremony
  • Shop at the Handicraft Center
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Taipei Half-Day City Tour

National Palace Museum, Taipei

You'll be picked up from your Taipei city hotel and guided around Taipei's best attractions. Visit the grandiose Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, in downtown Taipei to pay homage to the late President Chiang Kai-Shek. Travel to Martyrs' Shrine to see an excellent example of classical Ming Dynasty architecture dedicated to the fallen war heroes of the country and see the hourly changing of the guard ceremony.

The three-hour Taipei tour continues to the National Palace Museum, which houses the world's largest and most valuable collection of Chinese art treasures. There are permanent displays of ceramics, bronzes, oracle bones, porcelain, paintings, calligraphy, enamelware, jade, Ching dynasty costume, carvings, and cabinets, as well as temporary exhibitions of other items.

Travel to one of the many traditional Chinese temples that surround Taipei city. Then it's time for some shopping at the Handicraft Center, the center offers Taiwanese craftsmanship including jewelry, art and furniture.

Tour Highlights

  • Drive past Presidential Building
  • Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
  • Martyrs' Shrine (War Memorial)
  • National Palace Museum
  • Chinese Temple
  • Handicraft Center

Customer Reviews

Candace S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Tony our guide was great. We saw the city very comfortably and quickly. We had enough time to enjoy each site without staying too long

Martin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


Kendra K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great way to see the sights and learn a quite a bit about Taiwan history.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

Radomíra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

City tour was nice! I recommended !

Sarah Beth L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Our guide, Bong (sp?) was a delight! Engaged, friendly, and very knowledgeable. He answered questions well, interacted with all the guests, and seemed to really enjoy his job.

We had plenty of time at each location - and thoroughly enjoyed our guide and his personal additions and comments.

Michael L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Excellent all round!

Nana A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We had a small group with a very knowledgable and bright tour guide who really knows Taipei..English speaking and was easy to understand and very anxious to engage and answer questions!

snowflakes16 Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our tour guide was friendly and informative. Although he could have introduced more about the history of Taipei during the trip. We nearly forgot to arrange our pick up and they still answered our phone call in the late evening.
It was a very convenient way to visit the must-see places in Taipei!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We really enjoyed the half-day tour of Taipei. Edison Travel Services was well-organised and responded quickly to any pre-travel queries. Our guide was knowledgable and friendly, and spoke good English. He was patient and accommodating throughout the tour. It's a lot to fit into a few hours, and the Grand Palace Museum isn't really done justice in such a short visit, but it is a great introduction to Taiwan, and a good overview of important points of interest for those with limited travel time.

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