Taipei Half-Day City Tour
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Pass By: Presidential Office Building, No.122 Chungking South Road, Section 1, Taipei Taiwan
This renaissance-style building has been the highest seat of government in Taiwan for over a century, first as the office of the governor general's office during the Japanese colonial period, and after 1949 as Taiwan's "White House."
Stop At: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, 21 Chung-Shan S Rd, Taipei 1004 Taiwan
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial is an impressive monument to a great Chinese leader.
The majestic hall towers over 25 hectares of landscaped gardens, graceful pavilions, and ponds. A statue of late President Chiang looks out over the city from the main building.
An elegant Ming-style arch at the main entrance is flanked by two classical-style buildings, the National Theater and the National Concert Hall. The square between the two buildings is a popular gathering place during festive occasions.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, No.139 Bei'an Road, Taipei 111 Taiwan
Built to be in memory of the heroes who sacrificed their lives during the revolutions led by our National Father, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. There will be hourly change ceremony of Honor Guards for you to see the parade and salutations toward the wooden seats resembling the spirits of our national heroes. The change ceremony of Honor Guards always attracts a lot of visitors and tourists.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Grand Hotel Taipei, No. 1號, Section 4, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10461
The Grand Hotel is a landmark on hill overlooking Taipei basin. The main building of the hotel is one of the world's tallest Chinese classical buildings. It was also the tallest building in Taiwan from 1973 to 1981.
Stop At: National Palace Museum, No.221, Sec.2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin Dist, Taipei 11143 Taiwan
The National Palace Museum houses the world's largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures, one which spans China's nearly 5,000-year history. Most of the museum's over 600,000 art objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection, which began over 1,000 years ago in the early Song dynasty.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Hsing Tian Kong, No.109 Er Section, Minquan East Road, Taipei Taiwan
A popular temple dedicated to Guan Yu, patron saint of businessmen, and is relatively recent in origin. This temple is situated on a street corner near the center of the city. Sculptures of dragons feature prominently in this temple's design. It covers over 7,000 square meters.
Duration: 20 minutes
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional tour guide
- Admission fee and entrance ticket included in the itinerary
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Taipei City downtown only)
- Entry/Admission - National Palace Museum
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 15 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Times and sequences are subject to change according to the weather and traffic condition.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
This tour gives a brief over-view of some of Taipei's most popular sites. It offers an easy way to get from point to point, especially if you have limited time in the city. I would have liked more in-depth cultural and historical information at each site, rather than the rather superficial input that we received. The stop at the Buddhist temple was rushed, with no information about the significance of this particular temple. The guide was clearly focused on getting us to the the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial for the changing of the guard, which was quite impressive. Personally, I felt that the stop at the arts and crafts store was not necessary, and I found the staff there to be a bit pushy. A huge plus of this tour is that they offer hotel pick-up and drop off at many hotels within a given radius. The pick-up was punctual, and the van was comfortable. The guide did the narrative in Japanese and English, and was very easy to understand.
The guide is very knowledgeable! We enjoyed the city tour.
The guide was very talkative and informative. There is a lot of walking so be prepared. Great guide. I think his name was Denny. Worth the price.
A nice mix of activities but we still don't know the name of the temple we saw! Well run but would have enjoyed spending more time at the museum instead of the expensive handicraft market...