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Jennifer R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Great tour,covered a lot of ground and saw just about everything in Taipei. Our tour guide Mr.Jett was a wealth of knowledge and shared the history of Taipei, local customs and a few local jokes! Took us to an amazing lunch which was the best food I had during my stay. Well worth the full day!

Nicole C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

I signed up for the group city tour, but not enough people had signed up for the date I wanted. Never fear, I was given the option of a private tour at a very reasonable cost. It was amazing. My pace, my preferences for places to visit, with great recommendations of the city. My tour friend as I called him, Scott, was very very good. He was on time, personable, knowledgable, and everything that you would expect from a top notch company. I will be back from Taiwan, and will be signing up for more great experiences with this group!

Jenna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

My sweet, young tour guide was beyond fabulous on this tour. Unfortunately, a family of four from Malaysia made it incredibly difficult to keep us seven together as a group, as they simply kept going their own way and disappearing for long spells of time - never honoring our meeting times and places.
BUT, the young tour guide bless her heart navigated such expertly, politely, and appropriately early on in the day. She was great and super informed. I learned a lot and also enjoyed the company of the guide and another adult couple from Germany. An absolutely lovely, engaging, and informative tour. Thanks!!

Serena L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

For my husband's first trip to Taiwan I was looking for a day tour of Taipei that would allow us to see most of the city's popular tourist sights before we headed to visit family in Taichung. I picked this tour based on positive reviews and was not disappointed. The tour was intimate - 7 guests, 1 tour guide, 1 driver - and our tour guide, Ting, knowledgeably described local folklore and relevant historic/technical detail for each of the places we visited in fluent English. The stops at Longshan Temple, CKS Memorial, and National Palace Museum were great! The Taipei 101 stop was fine for those who have never been. Some other reviewers expressed disappointment in not being able to go up to the observatory, which is not possible on such a short trip. We returned the next day and spent nearly half a day there! Unfortunately, much of the beauty of Yangminshan, Beitou, and Danshui were lost due to the early sunset during the fall/winter days. Ting provided us each with maps detailing how to return to our individual hotels on the way to Shilin Nigh Market our last stop, which were in English and easy to follow. During the day, she'd asked if we had any plans for the rest of our Taipei stay. When we said we did not, she offered a number of suggestions of what to see/eat/do. By the next morning, my inbox had her original suggestions and more - including detail of what MRT stops to use, what to do at each stop, and a quick map for places without addresses. All in all a great experience! Would recommend it to any first/short-time visitors.

Nghiep D

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.

Caroline A

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.

Meng Shyan L

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.

Byeong Ho S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

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

sinnyee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

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

Flavio F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

very complete, exaustive and informing trip!

thykan1

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!

COSTAS K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Excellent tour!!

Jimmy K

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.

Marjorie W

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!

Rebecca G USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

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

David C

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.

Alison H

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!

Martin F

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.

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

simply amazing.

Hai-Ping C

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.

Marinos

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.

claudiacjb

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.

Gizem Y

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!

iggy United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Ting was awesome !!!

Laura P

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 :)

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