Keelung Shore Excursion: Taipei City Sightseeing

Taipei, Taiwan

From US$135.00

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8 to 9 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 2 more


When your cruise ship pulls into the Keelung port, a local guide takes you sightseeing on a full-day tour of Taipei. Travel by minibus on a scenic drive to the capital, with admission to city highlights including the National Palace Museum, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Longshan Temple. Your shore excursion includes a lunch of beef noodle soup at a popular local eatery. Port pickup and drop-off included. This is a private tour just for you and your party.
  • Keelung shore excursion with full-day Taipei city sightseeing
  • Tour the must-see National Palace Museum, filled with bronze, jade, ceramics and precious objects on display
  • Enjoy lunch at one of the most famous beef noodle soup restaurant in town
  • Visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Longshan Temple, Taipei’s oldest temple
  • Port pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned minivan included
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
Meet your guide upon pickup from the Keelung port and relax during the 1-hour drive to Taipei by minibus, passing alongside Taiwan's largest seaport en route to the capital. On arrival, soak up the bustling city scene as your guide points out major landmarks along Taipei’s streets.
The National Palace Museum is the first stop on your shore excursion. Explore 8,000 years of Chinese history and culture during a 2-hour tour that includes an impressive collection of ancient Chinese paintings along with bronze, jade, ceramic and precious objects acquired by past emperors.
After your visit, gaze up at Taipei 101, the world’s second tallest skyscraper, which boasts 106 floors and a high-end shopping center. Enjoy lunch at a locally renowned beef noodle soup restaurant before continuing by minibus past the Presidential Building on your way to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
Learn about the significance of the monument's design, a memorial to the former political and military leader. If time allows, watch the changing of the guard ceremony out front. Your guide points out the adjacent National Theater and Concert Hall, the country's leading performing arts center.
After plenty of photo ops, take a 1-hour tour of Longshan Temple, Taipei’s oldest temple. Admire the many deities enshrined here and discover architectural features such as the elaborately carved wooden doors, stone and bronze beams, dragon-like poles and cavorting figures on the rooftops.
Then complete your full-day shore excursion with a drive back to the Keelung port.
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Taipei port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Scott P
, Feb 2018

Jett was our tour guide and we could not have been happier. He had every detail figured out from where to stand for the best view of the changing of the guard to the best views which was exceptional for the beef noodle soup lunch. We came on a rainy day but he had umbrellas and bottled water waiting for us. I was amazed how much we saw in just one day. I highly recommend the tour and especially Jett as the guide.

Mark G
, Oct 2017

Ended up as a private tour sine my wife and I were the only one in the car. My guide spoke really great English and the tour went to every place as described and the guide was knowledgeable every place and had detailed commentary all the way throughout. Highly recommended.

, Aug 2017

My 2 daughters and I really enjoyed the Keelung Shore Excursion: I am really glad we chose this personal tour--Taipei City Sightseeing and Beef Noodle Soup Lunch. We were greeting by our tour guide Claire and right from the start we went to the National Palace Museum and saw the jade cabbage and beautiful pieces of art in the museum. It was very crowded but with the private tour we were able to tell Claire how long we wanted to stay and what we wanted to see. Claire was able to time the tour so that we then visited Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to see the changing of the guards and then Longshan Temple. We then enjoyed a lunch of beef noodle soup at a popular eatery in 101 Taipei where we could see a beautiful view of the city as well as shop in the high end stores in the first 5 floors. We headed back to our port and had plenty of time in the evening to eat dinner and relax before leaving Taipei. I would highly recommend this private tour because the shore excursions you are on a bus and you have no choice but to travel with a large crowd of people and if they are going to the museum you would have to stay 2 hours even if that's not what you wanted to do. It's well worth the extra money to move at your own pace and see what you would like to see. It was more enjoyable. We enjoyed Claire our tour guide who was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Claire was a real delight and I would highly recommend requesting her as your tour guide. Highly recommend the private tour it's worth it!!!!!

Jerry H
, Apr 2017

Our guide Laura 0921-006504 was amazing. She was cheerful, friendly and has a scholar's knowledge of Taipei and Chinese history, art and architecture. She stayed with us every step of the way and explained everything in her excellent English. We learned much about the history of jade, bronze artifacts and other fine museum pieces at the wonderful National Palace Museum. Chiang Kai-shek's Memorial Hall was very impressive - Laura got us there at a good time to witness the changing of the guards which was both robotic and strangely graceful at the same time. Longshan Temple was one of the most interesting and best of all the temples we visited on our three week trip to Asia.

, Mar 2017

The tour was excellent. Iris knew so much about Taipei and took us to all of the historical spots, as well as a great lunch of the famous beef noodle soup. We really enjoyed the tour and Iris. This tour was a great value, also. Iris even sent us pictures she had taken of the four of us. She is a gem!

Mary S
, Jun 2015

Excellent tour guide and a great day tour. Wonderful sites to see. Excellent lunch at Taipei 101. A very good value!

Allen S
, Jun 2015

A great tour! We saw in one day what the ship's itinerary would have taken two days to accomplish. The guide and driver both spoke English very clearly and were quite understandable. We were in a small group 8 people that greatly enhanced the experience. We were returned to the ship as scheduled, although we had booked this tour for the first day of an overnight stay of the ship.

John L
, May 2015

Tai was a terrific guide and the lunch was fabulous! Everything was as advertised.

Mary S
, May 2015

Fantastic tour and guide! Some really great sites to see on this tour.

Julia S
, Mar 2015

Great four, would definitely recommend IT. Doing this in a small group is brilliant, and you get to see so much more. Lunch at the restaurant was fantastic too.


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