5 star rating: Highly Recommended 69 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 November 2015

Salome, our tour guide, was great. She displayed ample knowledge of Taipei and kept the small group of travelers informed of Taipei and #39;s amazing history. She was very enthusiastic and I would definitely recommend this tour to travelers who want to see most of Taipei in a short period of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

So enjoyed my day in Taipei with Ting and our small tour group. I got such a flavor of Taiwan from seeing new Taipei 101 to older neighborhoods, from busy Freedom square to the hot springs areas in the mountains, from dining at famous Din Tai Fung for lunch to street food at the night market. Ting was a wealth of knowledge, also added value with her travelling iPad. She provided us the maximum for our 90 minutes in the museum. Great and very busy day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour guide Ting is really 1 good and best tour guide I ever met. She can explain everything on this tour and able to accommodate for us. Overall the trip is worth going.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent! I learned and enjoyed many things about Taipei and its history. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful guide Scott and internship assistant Hansem. Great tour members too

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

very complete, exaustive and informing trip!

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!

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