Taipei: Ximending and Red House Private Walking Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 2.5 hours
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Our guide and driver was Hicks and he is amazing. He is on time, very patient, takes awesome photos, drives well (really rad driving skills), has great energy and attitude, did his planning for all the places we wanted to visit. He facilitated our entire day to make sure it went smoothly and got us to all the places of interest before the sun set. A whole day of driving and hiking did not faze him and I think we were more tired than he was, somehow. Definitely will recommend him to my friends and family when they visit Taipei.
We had an amazing day with our guide, Jimmy Lin. He was well-informed and very passionate about his job. He told us he wanted to treat us like VIPs, and he did. He gave great advice about Taipei and other aspects of our trips. He gave us a wealth of information, but also allowed us to explore on our own. This tour allowed us to see so many different sights in a day. If we had been by ourselves, we never would have been able to access so many areas. It was an amazing day!
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.
It was a very good experience to sample foods from establishments that are off the beaten track and not a lot of tourists know about. My wife and I were sad though that we were not able to sample foods from a night market due to light rain but honestly, I do not think we would be able to anyway as we were already full!