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  • Taipei: Ximending and Red House Private Walking Tour

    1. Taipei: Ximending and Red House Private Walking Tour

    Explore the old town of Taipei, including the inner city market in Ximending, the Red House and 228 Peace Memorial Park on this guided walking tour. Visit historical sites and hidden corners of the city with your knowledgeable and hospitable guide. Explore Ximending's neighborhoods through a local’s eyes on this private walking tour. You will also have the opportunity to get to know the history of Taiwan from the Japanese occupied period through to the present day.  Benefit from the flexibility of a private tour, so you can enjoy the tour at your own pace. At the end of the tour, receive tips and recommendations from your local  guide.

  • From Taipei: Private Scenic Tour to Jiufen, Yehliu & Pingxi

    2. From Taipei: Private Scenic Tour to Jiufen, Yehliu & Pingxi

    Taiwan is without a doubt filled with an endless collection of seascapes, landscapes, and beautiful landmarks that will stun even the most articulate poet. This tour is designed for those who wish to visit the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout Northern Taiwan. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, learn about the Taiwanese culture and history behind those sites, whilst immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. Make your first stop at the Queen's Head at Yehliu Geopark. Gaze in awe at the magical views of stone formations inside the park. Your guide will not only snap cool shots for you, but will also explain the formation of the unique stones as well as the Taiwanese people and their culture. Then, visit Chifen, which is well known for its beauty and history as a former goldmine town in Northern Taiwan. Taste delicious Taiwanese snack along the alley, or choose...

    I travel a lot and this was by far one of the best family trips I have had. Our guide Roger gave us an outstanding look into Taiwan culture. I highly recommend this tour!

  • Taipei: Discover the Best Highlights & Hidden Gems

    3. Taipei: Discover the Best Highlights & Hidden Gems

    Your first ever bubble tea should be extra special – and on this tour, your host will be able to show you where to get the best in town. Also on this tour, you can experience a Feng shui inspired temple, a beautiful fine arts park, as well as an authentic market where the locals do their daily shopping. Visit Taipei highlights such as the stunning Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, with all its spectacular pomp and ceremony. You’ll also discover some hidden gems that only locals know, such as the reflexology park where you can walk on pebbles to improve your well-being. Your host will tell you the stories behind all the places you visit, and along the way, you can enjoy some delicious local snacks.  In the temple, admire the images of lions and dragons carved in stone. Wander where locals worship agricultural gods and watch as people offer the gods gifts of food and flowers to grant them go...

    My family enjoyed our tour w/ Jones. He took us to places we wanted to see. Covered a lot of area in a short amt of time, he even spent about an hour extra on us! Jones was friendly & very easy to talk to. We enjoyed a great lunch w/ him!

  • From Taipei: Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour

    4. From Taipei: Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour

    Explore the Northeast Coast of Taipei and stroll through Jiufen Village on this afternoon tour from Taipei. Visit the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area, a popular swimming spot for locals, and drive past lighthouses, fishing villages, pastoral farmlands, and charming temples. Meet your guide and driver and take a ride to the northeast part of Taipei to discover the remnants of the gold-rush past. As you make your way towards Jiufen, stop at Nanya Natural Rock Formation, to see unique rock formations eroded by sea waters. Continue your tour as you drive past the Bay of Two Colors, affectionately nicknamed the Ying-Yang Sea due to its contrasting colors. Next, head to Jinguashi to see the Remains of the 13 Levels. Established in the 1930s, this copper and gold refining plant was shut down in the 1980s. Today this location has become a popular spot for shooting music videos and TV com...

    Exceptional and well organized. The tour guide was so helpful and accommodating. He is so informative and we enjoyed the tour so much. Highly commendable.

  • Taipei: City Highlights Private Sightseeing Tour with Guide

    5. Taipei: City Highlights Private Sightseeing Tour with Guide

    Be collected from your accommodation and head to the first stop of the day, Dalongdong Baoan Temple. Explore this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, built in 1742, and learn about the fascinating story of its transformation from a wooden shrine to the masterpiece it is today. Next, head to the oldest commercial street in Taipei, Dihua Street, where you can find architecture dating back to the 1850s. Wander down the street and feel immersed in the bustling vibrancy of the atmosphere as the locals go about their busy day. Then, fast-forward to the present day to marvel at the modern architecture of Taipei 101, once the tallest building in the world. Here, opt to journey up to the stunning observation deck, or enjoy some free time to explore the city streets for a spot of shopping or lunch. After Teipei 100, visit the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, which was erected in honor of ...

  • Taipei: Family Walking Tour

    6. Taipei: Family Walking Tour

    Experience a rewarding adventure with your family on this exclusive walking tour of Taipei. Listen to a local professional guide explain the many famous cultural and architectural sites in Taipei. Stroll through the city center with your family on this two-hour tour at an easy pace. Have fun learning about Taipei's fascinating history and hearing stories that both the adults and kids are sure to enjoy.

  • Taipei: Book a Local Host

    7. Taipei: Book a Local Host

    Book this tour and the CityUnscripted team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded Local Taiwanese. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss changes to the itinerary with you. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Taipei that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook ...

    With a full 8-hr tour it could be a hit or a miss & I'm glad to have Josh Rice as my private guide. He's such a FUN guy to be around so, it was a bonus for the entire trip! He showed up on time, attentive with the details and resourceful (i.e. packed an extra umbrella, powerbank for my mobile, even brought his camera since he knows I'm into photography). There were some missed because apparently he hasn't done this tour before and he doesn't speaks Mandarin - whereas the places we visited were in rural areas so Mandarin speaking guide should be mandatory. But I really appreciated the effort he made by doing a thorough research and kept me well informed on the options l have. He also brought a local friend along for ease of communications. All in all it was a sucessfull day!

  • Taipei: National Palace Museum and Taiwan Aborigines Museum

    8. Taipei: National Palace Museum and Taiwan Aborigines Museum

    Begin your educational adventure with a visit to Taipei’s Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, where you can redeem your entrance tickets for the day. Inside the museum, learn fascinating facts about Taiwan’s indigenous tribes, as well as their cultures, way of life, colorful clothing, festivals, and religions. You can also watch films shown in the auditorium which provide a deeper understand of the present conditions for aborigines in the country. Take a short walk from the museum to adjacent National Palace Museum, home to over 700,000 pieces of Chinese art including calligraphy, ceramics, and paintings. Go on a journey through an impression 5000 years of Chinese history, culture, and life, as you learn how this has influenced Taiwan’s own culture. With your entry tickets, enjoy the freedom to explore both museums at your own leisure, and focus on the areas that interest you most....

  • Experience Pingxi Sky Lantern & Shifen Waterfall from Taipei

    9. Experience Pingxi Sky Lantern & Shifen Waterfall from Taipei

    Meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, then enjoy a ride to the suburban area and start a nostalgic tour of Taipei. There are three branch railway lines still operating in Taiwan: Pingxi Line in Taipei, Neiwan Line in Hsinchu, and Jiji Line in Nantou. As time goes by, these three branch lines have turned into tourist railway lines. Pingxi is one of these small towns that were once prosperous due to the coal mining industry in the 1960s. The last coal mine closed in 1997, many of the residents moved out, and these towns became silent and desolated. Even though the golden age may be long gone, Pingxi becomes well-known for being the film location of some movies and TV commercials. Sky Lantern launch in Taiwan originates from Shifen in Pingxi District. Nowadays, the lanterns are used as symbols of peace and good fortune, the world-renowned Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is a ...

  • Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

    10. Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

    Stroll through the narrow alleyways of Taipei’s oldest district. See how the locals live and chill-out on the streets: playing board games, drinking tea and eating out. Visit a local school and try the wooden hoop game that local kids have played for centuries. Pass through the tiny street full of Chinese medicine shops, a hidden treasure you’d never find in a tourist guide book. Only locals know of it. On this private tour, experience authentic Taipei. You can also enjoy the must-see sights such as the awesome Lungshan Temple: the oldest and most beautiful temple in the whole of Taipei. Your host will guide you through and you’ll see how the locals use prayer beads before offering food and flowers to their gods. Back in the tranquil, relaxed street life atmosphere, your host can tell you all about the local traditions and customs. You can hear about how the strong family values of the ...

    As a solo traveler, it was a very enjoyable experience to walk through a bit of Taipei’s cultural history. I was fortunate to have a one-to-one experience which allowed a more personable and pleasant experience. Walking through old alleys such as Herb Land and the nearby old market was interesting and insightful to the city’s growth.

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What people are saying about Taipei City

This tour is an excellent introduction to Taiwan. It covers the highlights while you travel in comfort and stay in luxurious hotels. The trip is well planned and thought out to the smallest detail. Booking was easy, questions answered fully in a timely manner. Everything was confirmed right from the start. We even got a call the night before to remind us of our hotel pick up. Each day our awesome guide, Alan Chou, outlined the days activities with a visual slide show, providing us with information about the places, along with tips and suggestions, answering our questions, to make the most of our experience. Also appreciated that while traveling, we stopped every 1.5 for a toilet break. Alan is very knowledgeable, informative, professional and personable. Loved his stories and humour. Our driver was excellent, safe and considerate. The coach was comfortable, clean, great wifi. We always got a morning wakeup call at the hotel. Breakfast buffets were unbelievable. Taiwan is a beautiful.

The food we tasted was amazing. The guide was unbelievably gracious and knowledgable. He not only had us taste some wonderful food, but he patiently answered all our questions, and explained many different aspects of their culture. My wife and I enjoyed the tour so much, that we would take it again the next time we are there.

The tour was well organized and the guide Alan Chou was excellent...Alan Chou was personable, entertaining, organized, and a wealth of historical information. He answered every question and looked after everyone on the tour as well as recommending foods and places to eat....We were so fortunate to have him as our guide....

Really nice trip, with a friendly guidE who spoke good English. The tea tasting ceremony was also very nice experience!

Joe was a great tour guide, full of fascinating facts and kept us busy! Hotels were all very nice.