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Best of Taipei (台北)– A Day Tour You Can't Miss

We highly recommend this city tour for independent or business travelers who enjoy the rush of a bustling metropolitan city but still seek a blend of the old-world culture.
With just one day to explore the heart of Taipei City, you’ll visit must-see landmarks with a friendly and informative local guide. You will make stops at Longshan Temple, Presidential Office Building, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei 101 and Dadaocheng; tour finishes at NingXia Night Market.

Features:

family tour

Family fun

Great food

Taipei Culture tour

Culture

Highlights

Longshan Temple: A Feast of Architecture & Folk Culture

The most well-known temple in Taiwan. The temple was built in Qianlong 5th year in Qing Dynasty. The doors, beams, and poles are beautifully decorated and these characteristics together make Longshan Temple a landmark of traditional Chinese architecture of its time in Taiwan.

A City Landmark not to be Missed: Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

Standing as the symbol of Kuomintang and Taiwan’s first President Chiang Kai Shek, the massive commemorative monument mirrors the “Clear blue sky, white sun, and a wholly red earth”(青天、白日、滿地紅), which is described in the national anthem, in its architecture. Not only can you enjoy the changing of guards on the hour in the main hall but also visit the National Theater and Concert Hall located nearby.

Must-Eat Restaurant: Michelin Star – “Din Tai Fung” (鼎泰豐, optional)

The New York Times rated Din Tai Fung as one of the top ten restaurants in the world. It is a distinctive honor shared by no other Taiwanese restaurants in the past. In 2013, Din Tai Fung was ranked No. 1 in the “101 Best Restaurants in Asia” list, released by The Daily Meal. Din Tai Fung invites you to experience their exquisite cuisine.

The Tallest Skyscraper in Taiwan: Taipei 101 (optional)

When you overlook the low-rise city landscape of Taipei, you’ll realize that it’s worth waiting in line to get a God’s-eye-view of the city. The elevator in 101 rockets you up to the 89th floor in only 37 seconds, where you can sit atop the pride and joy of architecture in Taiwan.

Forty-Four South Village (四四南村)

The village got its name because it was dwelled by the workers of Military Factory #44 and their families. As time goes by, the site is adapted into a cultural and educational zone. Some of the old townhouses are retained, while a few others serve as the Xinyi Public Assembly Hall for holding open events and performances, as well as displaying the village’s early remains.

Explore the cultural essence of Taipei: Dadaocheng (大稻埕)

You will see extravagant Baroque architecture, traditional Hokkien bungalows and brilliant red-brick western houses. Historical buildings, traditional folklore center, tea houses, fabric stores, Chinese pharmacy and local eateries alike are rich in history. A new everyday-aesthetics derives in the vintage neighborhoods of Dadaocheng where century-old stores meet with contemporary innovation.

Itinerary

08:30 Hotel pick up
09:00 Longshan Temple & surrounding
10:30 Presidential Office Building (photo stop)
10:50 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall & the Changing of the Guard
12:00 Din Tai Fung (optional) & Taipei 101 (optional) & Forty-Four South Village
15:00 Dadaocheng & Dihua Street
17:20 Drop off at NingXia Night Market

Tour Details

Minimum Numbers

4 people

Availability

Departs on everyday

Meeting point

0830 AM at the lobby of the Taipei hotel you stay

When to book

Book 3 days in advance

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

Price

Adult (Over 6 years old)

89 USD per person

Child (1 to 6 years old)

71 USD per person

Infant (0 to 1 years old)

Free of charge. (Please note there must be at least one adult accompanying the tour with infant.)

Inclusion

Accommodation

N/A

Food (optional)

Lunch in Michelin Star Restaurant without waitting in the line

Admissions(optional)

Ticket for Taipei 101 Observatory

Tour Guide

A great English/Chinese -speaking guide

Transportation

Van or sedan

Others

Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.

From 89 USD per person

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Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our previous clients have to say about us!

Shirley C
Shirley C
An unforgettable day trip with Topology
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This is the first time I've booked the tour with Topology, the experience with them was fantastic! Penny who has communicated with me from beginning to the end, she is very responsive with all the questions I had or requested, and well informed about tour guide's info and pickup time. Fun time seems to pass by quickly, Spencer surely made our trip so memorable, we will always remember him and hopefully one day we will meet up again. =)
Angelina C
Angelina C
Amazing trip and amazing guide
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It was a very interesting trip. We knew unique places and very beautiful views. I recommend it and thank our guide Mr. Clint Liang for his help and kindness. It was very important that he knew the area so well.
kentucky
kentucky
Excellent agency, wonderful tour guide
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We were a family of 13 that did 2 private day tours and airport transfers with Topology. Peter was excellent with all communications from the beginning. Airy was a wonderful bilingual guide thar really made us feel at home. The kids in our group also warmed up to her quickly. The included lunches were sumptuous and extensive. They are a little pricey but well worth every penny.
Andrea
Andrea
Week in Taiwan
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We had an amazing time in Taiwan! Allen from Topology was responsive throughout the planning stages. We have a child with many food allergies and requested an English-speaking guide to accompany us for the entire trip. We could not have been happier with Spencer! We spent 7 days with him touring Taipei, Jiufen, Yehliu National Park, Kaoshiung, and Kenting National Park. He kept that pace quick for the kids and most of our free time was spent exploring different markets sampling street food. Spencer kept my son safe during the entire trip, and by the end he was like a part of the family.
Ltran
Ltran
8 day private tour of Taiwan
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Our 8 day private tour of Taiwan included Taipei, Jiufen, Shifen, Taroko, Sun Moon, & Taichung. Both our consultant, Vivi, & our driver, Henry, were excellent. We felt well taken care of from beginning to end. Henry was especially accommodating to our changing needs and requests. He was punctual, patient and attentive to our interests, even suggesting extra stops that may appeal to us & taking pictures for us. Despite some minor stomach issues at the first half of the trip (we were not able to eat some of the planned dinners), we still got to see many scenes & sites that surprised us: Taroko gorge was stunning; releasing sky lanterns was fun; the local wet market was lively; the oyster/clam digging area looked like a wet sand desert complete with a windy sand storm. Over all, everything went smoothly, and our group of 4 adults + 1 child, enjoyed our trip immensely. Thank you
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