Kaohsiung (高雄) Shore Excursion – Highlights of Kaohsiung City (Private Tour)

Kaosiung is Taiwan’s Maritime Capital. When the cruise gradually moves closer to the port, you can feel the charm of this free, easy, and passionate city. The sun shines here pretty much all year round, and people always wear a big smile on their face.
In this Kaosiung cruise tour, we combine all the must-visit scenic spots for you to have the basic understanding of Kaosiung in a short time. First, you will visit the holy land of religion, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, where you can revisit your inner peace. Then, we will take you to enjoy the clear vast view of the ocean and taste some incredible sea food in Cijin.
Before you leave, slow down and take a walk in the Art and Culture Center near the port. During the tour, you will discover the charm of kaosiung and fall in love with this place whether you like it or not!


Taipei Culture tour


Great Food

Taiwan photo tour

Photo Spots


Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

With a huge 108-meter golden statue of Buddha Amitaabha, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum is the most prominent landmark in Kaohsiung. Apart from taking pictures with the Buddha, one can also circumambulate around the stupas. It is also the best place to know more about the core value of Buddhism. According to Master Hsing Yun, the Buddha Museum serves to acquaint the public with the Buddha’s quantities, through which the Buddhist practice can be inspired.

Dragon and Tiger Pagoda with Lotus Lake

Both dragon and tiger are ones of the twelve Chinese zodiac signs. Some Chinese people believe that those who are born in the Year of the Dragon are more blessed than others. Tigers symbolize prowess, righteousness, and harmony in Chinese culture. Chinese people believe tiger is the king of all animals. The dragon’s throat is the entrance and the lion’s mouth is the exit. Entering a dragon’s throat and coming out a lion’s mouth symbolizes turning bad luck to good fortune.

Qijin Island – Low Price Fresh Seafood!

Qijin Island is a small island just a 5 minute ferry journey from Kaohsiung Harbour. It’s a very exciting place to visit with lots to do and see. Cijin Island is reputed to be the best place to eat fresh seafood in Kaohsiung. As well as the attractions and food, the island offers a nice clean beach where the sea is lovely and warm for swimming. There is an excitement about Cijin Kaohsiung that makes it a tourist attraction worth repeating.

The Creative Zone in Kaohsiung – The Pier-2 Art Center

It was once an abandoned and forgotten warehouse buried in the history. However, the Pier-2 area was released and re-born, making the region a place where tourists and the locals can come to enjoy contemporary art. Sometimes there will be flea market on the weekends and attract many young designers to gather here.


08 : 00 Pick you up at Kaohsiung Port
* Please note that the pick-up time could be adjusted according to the arrival time of your cruise.
09 : 00 Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
11 : 30 Dragon and Tiger Pagoda with Lotus Lake
13 : 00 Lunch: Local fresh seafood
14 : 00 Go strolling at Qijin Island
15 : 00 The creative zone in Kaohsiung – The Pier-2 Art Center
16 : 00 Drop you off at Kaohsiung Port
* Please note that the drop-off time could be adjusted according to the departure time of your cruise.

Tour Details

Minimum Numbers

1 person


Departs on everyday

Meeting point

At Kaohsiung Port. Please note that the meeting time could be adjusted according to the arrival time of your cruise.

When to book

Book 5 days in advance

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes


Price per person

The price will change according to the number of people. The infant below 1-year-old is free of charge.

Person(s)--Price per person
 1   520 USD
 2   275 USD
 3   190 USD
 4   158 USD
 5   130 USD
 6   115 USD

Infant (0 to 1 years old)

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



Well, you already have your lovely room on the cruise


Lunch: Local fresh seafood


Ferry tickets to Qijin Island

Tour Guide

A great English/Chinese -speaking guide


Private van (if 6-7 pax) with driver-guide or
medium bus (if 8-16 pax) with 1 tour guide and 1 driver


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

From 115 USD per person

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
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
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.
Excellent agency, wonderful tour guide
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.
Week in Taiwan
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.
8 day private tour of Taiwan
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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