Taipei Shore Excursion – The Border of Old and New Taipei (台北) (Private Tour)

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. The perfect way to see the highlights of the city for even just a morning or an afternoon, this flexible tour also accommodates what you wish to see off the beaten path!


Taipei Culture tour


Great Food

Taiwan photo tour

Photo Spots


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” described in the the national anthem in its architecture. Here you can watch the changing of guards on the hour in the main hall, and visit the National Theater and Concert Hall located nearby.

The Tallest Skyscraper in Taiwan: Taipei 101

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

Must-eat Restaurant: Michelin Star – Xiao Long Bao at “Din Tai Fung”

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.

Lunar New Year Shopping Area – Dihua Street and Xia Hai City God Temple

This street is part of the historic Dadaocheng area, an early commercial and trading center of the city as far back as the late Qing period. In addition to New Year's supplies, there are many stores here selling tea, Chinese medicinal herbs, and wholesale cloth.


08 : 00 Pick you up at Keelung Port
* Please note that the pick-up time could be adjusted according to the arrival time of your cruise.
09 : 00 Xia Hai City God Temple
10 : 00 Lunar New Year Shopping Area – Dihua Street
12 : 00 Lunch: Din Tai Fung Restaurant, XiaoLongBao (鼎泰豐小籠包)
13 : 00 Taipei 101 Observatory
14 : 30 Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
16 : 00 Drop you off at Keelung Port

Tour Details

Minimum Numbers

1 person


Departs on everyday

Meeting point

At Keelung 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   390 USD
 2   220 USD
 3   160 USD
 4   140 USD
 5   120 USD
 6   110 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 in Michelin Star Din Tai Fung Restaurant


Ticket for Taipei 101 Observatory

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 110 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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