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Taipei City Walking tours

Our most recommended Taipei City Walking tours

Taipei: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

1. Taipei: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Taipei at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3.5 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Dalongdong Baoan Temple Temple, Chiang Kei Shek Statue, Maji Market and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Taipei: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

2. Taipei: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Taipei‘s culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of Tianjin, Taiwanese scallion pancake & braised pork, or stuffed rice roll as a veggie alternative in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food. Visit Mazu (Heaven Empress) Temple, Chiang Kei Shek, and the remains of Taipei Prison Wall plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Taipei Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

3. Taipei Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Explore where you're staying and learn about the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Your meeting place and tour details will be organised once the confirmation of your booking is received. Your tour will be customized with the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer, the tour is a minimum of two hours.  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city, at your own expense. The local guides, are locals who are passionate about their city, love to meet travelers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your guide, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Taipei, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

4. 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 locals are at the heart of almost everything they do. Getting hungry? Choose a tasty curried rice ball or a sweet bean curd snack. You local host can show you where you can enjoy the best in town.  No trip to Taipei would be complete without a visit to a street market. This tour can include one that you’ll never forget. Fish stalls next to fashion boutiques. Household goods alongside flower shops. It’s all here - the authentic Taipei. The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you. Also, ask as many questions as you want. Your private host will be a true local and can give you great advice.

Taipei Private Night Tour

5. Taipei Private Night Tour

Experience the dynamic nightlife of Taipei and marvel at the neon lights of popular entertainments districts, along with historic monuments floodlit for the night. Benefit from pickup at your hotel in the evening, and then head to the ornate Paoan Temple to savor the peace and quiet as you admire the architecture with your guide. Go to a nearby market selling a selection of tasty street foods off the tourist path. Sample authentic dishes before heading to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Get wonderful views of the National Theater and National Concert Hall on Liberty Square. Continue towards the Elephant Mountain Trail, and pass the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper. Take an optional ride up to the observatory to get panoramic views from the top.  

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.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Taipei City?

The best day trips and excursions from Taipei City are:

Taroko Gorge National Park

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What people are saying about Taipei City

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 32 reviews

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.

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.

Richard was our guide, speaks really good English and is super helpful. He made the arrangements for places I wanted to go to and has a great sense of direction. He also takes great pictures! I'd recommend him to my family and friends for when they visit Taipei.

Daphne was amazing. She was very detailed in her explanations of Taoism in Lungshan Temple and was very patient when I wanted to pray. Great tour for hidden gems in Taipei.

Our guide Mr. Lee was extremely committed and well prepared for our previously expressed wishes. Perfect.