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Take a private and customizable half-day tour of Taipei while on layover at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Specially designed for business travelers and visitors with limited time for sightseeing, this layover tour with your very own guide introduces you to the city’s major landmarks. Visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the National Theater and Concert Hall, Taipei 101, Confucius Temple and the UNESCO-listed Baoan Temple. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, including a restaurant lunch or dinner plus round-trip airport transport (or hotel drop-off) by private vehicle.


  • 4- to 5-hour private layover tour in Taipei from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
  • See Taipei City’s main landmarks with a flexible itinerary
  • Witness the hourly changing of honor guards at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
  • Ride an elevator to the top of the Taipei 101 skyscraper
  • Learn about Chinese philosophy at Confucius Temple and visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Baoan Temple
  • Enjoy commentary by an informative guide and insider tips from a private driver
  • Air-conditioned private car or van with round-trip airport transport or hotel drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Taipei Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transport

Taipei Layover Private Sightseeing Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer

Located just 24.5 miles (40 km) from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei city makes for an easy-to-do layover tour. Start your private tour of Taipei with airport pickup in the morning or afternoon, depending on your flight arrival. Your knowledgeable guide transfers you by private vehicle and introduces you to several prominent landmarks.

Your first stop is Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a commemorative monument where you can watch the changing of honor guards. Admire Chinese pavilions, pools and gardens at the nearby National Theater and Concert Hall before heading to Taipei 101. You’ll ascend the world’s second tallest skyscraper in just 37 seconds, arriving at the 89th-floor observatory for sweeping views of the Taipei city skyline. 

Continue on to Confucius Temple and learn from your guide about the philosopher’s influence on Chinese culture. Following a restaurant lunch or dinner (depending on timing), your guide accompanies you to the World Heritage–listed Baoan Temple, whose ornate architectural features have been well-maintained throughout its 200 years. Your guide describes Emperor Baosheng’s healing traditions before returning you to the Taipei airport. Alternatively, you can opt for hotel drop-off.

Please note: This private sightseeing tour of Taipei can be customized to your interests; please list any special interests you have (e.g. art, architecture, history, culture, shopping) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

Customer Reviews

Edgard V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Perfect layover tour experience.
Our guide Fred Chang was incredibly entertaining and informative. We then went on to spend over 2 weeks in 4 countries in Asia and he was the best tour guide we had.
The lunch at the Taipei 101 was superb.

Debra W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Spencer was an amazing tour guide. We saw so much and had such a great time. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has a long layover in Taipei. We felt safe and the food was a new experience but so very good!

Monica K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Henry our tour guide was fantastic. Henry's knowledge and personality made this tour a great experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Wonderful experience.

Kathy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Henry was wonderful! We were traveling with my husband's 87 and 89 year old parents. Henry was very caring and accommodating to their situation. He really knows his history and proud of Taiwan. Excellent English!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

They really did a great job. We did have some problems with the schedule starting so early, but they adapted well.

Jeffery F B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A fantastic tour. Our guide Mark provided a wealth of information and added some extra sights to fill out our layover time. Dinner was spectacular.

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our day tour was awesome!!! We saw Taipei 101, Bao and Confucius temple, and the changing of the guards! Truly an amazing family adventure.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The tour service was amazing.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

We had 8 hours a connecting flight via TPE to BKK and it turned out to be the best 8 hours I had throughout the entire journey! I've seen so much and learnt so much about Taipei from this tour within limited time. My guide was amazing and I definitely want to see more of Taiwan! Thank you Viator to make it possible!

Mary O

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

We were able to see a lot of interesting places in the city. The tour guide was very knowledgeable

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