Discover the best of Taipei in this incredible guided trip that covers most prominent landmarks in the city. Delve into the history and heritage of ancient Chinese millennia at the National Palace Museum and Longshan Temple. Learn about Taiwan’s modern days as you marvel at the spectacular Taipei 101 Building, dine on scrumptious Xiao Long Bao, and visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
 

Tour Code: TST01
Duration: 8 hours
Start/End: Keelung port/ Keelung port
Highlights: National Palace Museum, Taipei 101, Lunch at Ding Tai Fung, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, National Theater & Concert Hall, Longshan Temple
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

 
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Upon arrival at your cruise terminal, meet your savvy local guide and driver who’ll take you to Taipei. Travel through the Taiwan biggest seaport and take in the beautiful scenery of countryside along the way. Start your tour at the National Palace Museum where you’ll witness one of the world’s largest collections of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks including Chinese paintings, calligraphy, bronze casting, jade, ceramics, rare books from various dynasties. Head south to admire the spectacular Taipei 101 Building – one of the highest skyscrapers in the world! Get your camera ready to snap some good shots of its majestic exterior façade. This 106-floor building, which incorporates elements of both modern and traditional Chinese styles, will leave you in awe.

Magnificent Taipei 101

Magnificent Taipei 101

Stop for lunch at the Michelin-starred Ding Tai Fung, Taiwan’s most famous restaurant franchise. Savour the succulent Xiao Long Bao (Shanghai dumplings filled with soup) and see how each dumpling is skillfully folded by hand afterwards. Pass through the presidential building on your way to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, which has very much become a symbol of Taiwan with its enormous white main hall and octagonal blue pagoda-style roof. Stroll through exhibits on Chiang’s life and political career to understand why Taiwanese have so much respect for their first President. If time allows, watch the change of the guard ceremony in front of the memorial. Wander to the nearby National Theater and Center Hall and admire its magnificent traditional architecture. Complete your tour with a visit to Longshan Temple, the oldest temple in Taipei dating back from 18th century. Be amazed by its intricately carved ceremonial gateway, stone and bronze beams, and sophisticated roofs. Afterwards, you’ll be sent back to the port for your cruise departure. Trip ends.

Longshan Temple

Longshan Temple

What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from the port of Keelung in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Pre & After accommodation
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses