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  • Location:Taipei, Taiwan
  • Duration:8-10 hours
If you have just one day to spend in Taipei, this city sightseeing tour covers it all! A savvy local guide takes you to must-see attractions in Taiwan’s capital city, from the outstanding architectural feats of Taipei 101 to the elaborate Longshan Temple and Danshui Old Street. You’ll stop by the National Palace Museum, Shilin Night Market and the Beitou Hot Spring Museum to learn about the bubbling springs that make the thermal valley famous. Numbers are limited to 16 people, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.


  • Full-day Taipei sightseeing tour
  • View Taipei 101, with optional entry to the 89th-floor observatory
  • Visit Longshan Temple and explore 8,000 years of Chinese history at the National Palace Museum
  • Drive through Yangmingshan National Park and discover thermal springs at the Beitou Hot Spring Museum
  • Stroll down the romantic streets of Old Danshui
  • Hotel pickup included with drop-off at Shilin Night Market
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Best Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour

Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour

After hotel pickup, your guide will take your small group to the Presidential Office Building, constructed during Taiwan’s Japanese colonization as a governor's mansion. After a few photo ops in front, visit the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a world-famous monument established in memory of the 20th-century President of the Republic of China.

Walk up the 89 steps, which stand for Chiang Kai-shek’s age at the time of his death, and discover a bronze statue of the former president inside. The impressive white-walled landmark and blue-tiled octagonal roof, along with red flowerbeds, represent the colors of the Republic’s flag.

Next, tour the complex of Longshan Temple, one of Taiwan’s most popular temples, before heading to Taipei 101. One of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, this iconic tower of Taiwan features 101 floors above ground and five floors underground. Spend an hour of free time here, with the opportunity to purchase lunch and visit the observatory deck on the 89th floor (each at own expense).

Your guide will accompany you to the National Palace Museum to view three of its most famous treasures on display: the jadeite cabbage, the meat-shaped stone (created from banded jasper) and the Mao caldron. Take a 1- to 1.5-hour guided tour of the museum, which features painting, calligraphy, ceramics and bronzes on display. See curios from the Tang and Ming dynasties, such as snuff bottles and elaborately designed boxes.

Drive through Yangmingshan National Park — home to Taipei’s tallest peak, Mt Qixing (Seven Star Mountain) — and stop at a scenic spot that overlooks the entire city (if the weather allows). When you reach the Thermal Valley, spend approximately one hour exploring the area with your guide. At the Beitou Hot Spring Museum, a former Japanese public bathhouse (onsen), you’ll learn about the thermal sources that supply the region’s bubbling springs.

Pass by Guandu Bridge on the way to Danshui for a walk along the riverside. Stroll down Danshui Old Street and enjoy traditional Taiwanese street fare (own expense) along the way.

Your final stop is the Shilin Night Market, the largest night market in Taipei! You’ll find plenty of delicious food and shopping options to satisfy your appetite. Stay as long as you like before making your own way back to your hotel or next sightseeing destination, with the Jiantan MRT Station conveniently located nearby.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

simply amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a small group of three visitors, and we had a tour guide, a driver and an intern. The one day tour was well designed and executed. I felt like being taken around by friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It's a great tour to take on your first day. You'll see everything you need to see about Taipei and decide where you want to go on your remaining days.
It's a combination of van rides and walking. The guide Steven and the intern July were great, knowledgeable, fun and very helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Had a great time in Taipei! Our guide Kelly had good English skills, great knowledge of history and background of each site we visited, and high energy. She kept us going. Highly recommend this tour. The A/C on our tour van stopped working. The Kelly and the tour company made arrangements to switch vans right away. Kelly was nice enough to buy us cold drinks from street vendor while we waited.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

If you are coming to Taipei and have a short time to see the city, this tour is your best option. Gordon was an excellent tour guide and even though we were 2 people, they did not cancel the tour and it was like a private tour of heaven! The places they take you are the most must-see venues like Taipei 101, Longshan Temple, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall and many other places. Gordon also made us taste the local delicasies in a Michelin one-star restaurant, famous for traditional taiwanese food. It was the greatest tour I have ever attended!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Ting was awesome !!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

If you don't have much time in Taipei or want a taste of what this beautiful city has on offer this tour is a must! I have been in many tours throughout Asia however the quality of this tour was outstanding, Kelly was the best tour guide ever! She was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a fantastic tour and my tour guide, Tai, was the best! I loved how diverse the tour was allowing us to see a tremendous variety of sites. And truly, Tai was a great guide. He was very informative, knew his history and freely answered all our questions. Even on a dreary day Taipei is exciting place to be.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour,was almost 10 hours. Fiona our guide was very knowledgeable and has a great personality. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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