5 star rating: Highly Recommended 63 Reviews

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  • Location:Taipei, Taiwan
  • Duration:8-10 hours

Best Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour

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 October 2015

My friend and I was in Taiwan for 3 days and decided to do this tour as it include most of the things we wanted to do. I'm so glad we did this tour. It was the perfect way to see Taipei. Kelly, our guide, was energetic, friendly and knowledgeable. There were two other apprentice guides on the tour, Peterson and Julie, who I thought was very helpful. Also, the driver, Sam, was amazing throughout the trip. A couple was on the tour with us and by then end of it, it felt like we were old friends. Overall, this is a great way to see the city and definitely helped us when we found our way around the next day. If I am in Taiwan again, I would definitely try another tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Gordon was awesome. We really enjoyed the tour. Totally recommended for people with limited time in Taipei who want to see the highlights.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Gordon was a wonderful tour guide! He is very knowledgeable about all of the stops on the tour, gives great insight on culture, food, customs. He's very willing to take photos too! I loved the Palace Museum, everything!
He even introduced us to his favorite bubble tea! I would highly recommend this tour. We only had 3 people so Gordon tailored the tour to our interests, too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

very packed day but saw almost everything and AMAZING tour guide Ting was...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Simply brilliant, Ting was superb , best tour guide we ever met. Talk about a full day 13 hours, exhausted at the end but having been coming to Taipei for 26 years I learnt more in the one day than the 26 years.

Thank you Ting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An absolute whirlwind tour of Taipei but well worth it as I only had two days for sightseeing. The tour guide Scott was excellent and made the day informative as well as making sure we were comfortable . I really enjoyed the National Museum and would have gone back if I had more time in Taipei. The night market was busy with plenty of people who spoke English to help us choose where to eat and what to eat. If you only have a short time in Taipei and know nothing about Taiwan this tour was great - I would go back to Taipei for longer next time as there is so much more to see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was amazing! Our tour guide Jet was the best tour guide we ever had. He takes time in explaining everything in the National Museum so that even if most relics were in Mandarin, we were still able to understand and appreciate the tour. He also gave us tips in the tour such as the best location to take a picture of Chang Kai Shek memorial hall and the best spot to see the changing of the guards.

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.

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