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TPE Taiwan Taoyuan Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

1. TPE Taiwan Taoyuan Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

Relax and refresh before your departure or in between flights in the comfort of a Plaza Premium Lounge at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, located in the international departure area of terminal 1 and terminal 2. Facilities include comfortable seats, complimentary Wi-Fi, charging stations, and a wide range of food and beverage options. The signature Taiwanese beef noodle soup is definitely a must-try in the lounge. Choose from a 3-hour, 6-hour, or 12-hour package to suit your schedule. You can also enjoy a shower in selected lounges.

10 Asian Regions: eSIM Data Plan

2. 10 Asian Regions: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to Asia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in 10 Asian regions: Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone model launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): ctm-mobile Local operator info: China - CU Hong Kong - CSL Macau - CTM Taiwan - Chunghwa South Korea - SK Telecom Indonesia - Telkomsel Malaysia - Maxis Singapore - Singtel Thailand - AIS Vietnam - Mobifone

Taipei: Taipei 101 Observatory Deck Ticket

3. Taipei: Taipei 101 Observatory Deck Ticket

Take an extremely fast elevator into the sky as you ascend Taipei's iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper. Once the world's tallest building, a 37 second ride to the 89th floor is a must for all those wanting to tick this feat off their bucket list. See for miles from the observation decks on the 87th and 88th floors and the rooftop – a heart-stopping moment not to be forgotten.  Dominating the skyline, the Taipei 101 stands over Downtown Taipei at a staggering 509 meters. Enjoy the bird’s eye view of the surrounding buildings with breathtaking 360-degree panoramas at your disposal. By day or night, the experience is picture-perfect. Learn all there is to know about the spectacular bamboo architecture and technology behind this Taiwanese icon while feasting your eyes on live, historic, and night views of the city with one of the deck's telescopes. Watch and take a photo with the giant 660-tonne tuned mass damper (TMD), located between the 87th and 91st floors, which stabilizes the tower against movements caused by high winds. Enjoy an exclusive offers with these free gifts or discounts at the B1-Souvenir area:• Bluebird Travel 青鳥旅行: 2 stuffed egg rolls• Kuo Yuan Ye 郭元益: 2 Oh Bear cookies in a handbag• Geow Yong Tea Hong 嶢陽茶行: A free box of Four Seasons tea bags with a single purchase of NT$1000 (15 bags/NT$220).• YU JAN SHIN 裕珍馨: Get a free mini butter pastry with a purchase of over NT$300 (1 piece of milk flavor)• SUGAR & SPICE 糖村: 5 percent off French Nougat• SunnyHills 微熱山丘: Get a NT$50 shopping voucher **Redeem once per shop per QR Code. Located at B1-Souvenir area in the 101 Shopping Mall

From Taipei: Group Tour of Yehliu, Jiufen, and Pingxi

4. From Taipei: Group Tour of Yehliu, Jiufen, and Pingxi

View Taiwan's northern highlights with this group tour from Taipei. Visit destinations like the Yehliu Geopark, the old-fashioned mountain village of Jiufen and Shifen. Start your day with pickup in downtown Taipei, and relax as you make your way to Yehliu Geopark, home to a number of unique rock formations caused by wind and sea, where you will view fascinating rock formations like the Queen's Head, Sea Candles, Fairy Shoe, Ginger Rocks, Elephant Rock, and more. Next, head to Jiufen village, which was once famous for being a gold-mining town in the 1940s, but is now popular for inspiring scenes in the film "Spirited Away." The success of the movie brought vitality to Jiufen’s tourism, making it the most popular destination in northeastern Taiwan. It’s recommended to have a cup of tea at a teahouse, where you can appreciate the picturesque scenery, and the freshly brewed tea at the same time. Besides the teahouses, here you can also tastes various local foods and buy souvenirs. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the traditional Jiufen dessert—Taro Ball. Your tour continues with a visit to Shifen Waterfall. It is one of the most popular attractions in this area, widely-known as the “Little Niagara Falls” of Taiwan, a cascade-type waterfall similar to North America’s Niagara Falls. There are several viewing platforms near Shifen Waterfall, where the visitors can see the waterfall from different angles, even have a close-up look. Then head to the Shifen Old Street to experience the iconic tradition of flying Sky Lantern. Your tour guide will teach you how to release a sky lantern correctly, so you can fully enjoy the tranquil and peaceful moment. The street is lined with souvenir shops, sky lantern shops and eateries, where you can spend some time buying souvenirs or trying some local snacks before returning to Taipei.

Taipei 101: Skip-the-Line Observatory Deck Ticket

5. Taipei 101: Skip-the-Line Observatory Deck Ticket

Save time waiting for the elevator up to the Observatory Deck of Taipei 101, the most popular attraction in Taipei City. Take a rapid elevator into the sky as you ascend Taipei's iconic skyscraper. Once the world's tallest building, Taipei 101's 37-second ride to the 89th floor is a must for all those wanting to tick this signature item off their bucket list. See for miles around from the observation decks on the 87th and 88th floors and the rooftop. Dominating the skyline, the Taipei 101 stands over downtown Taipei at a staggering 509 meters. Enjoy the bird’s eye view of the surrounding buildings with breathtaking 360-degree panoramas at your disposal. By day or night, the experience is picture-perfect. Learn all there is to know about the spectacular bamboo architecture and technology behind this Taiwanese icon while enjoying the best views of the city with one of the deck's telescopes. Take a photo with the giant 660-tonne tuned mass damper (TMD), located between the 87th and 91st floors, which stabilizes the tower against movements caused by high winds. Enjoy an exclusive offer with free gifts or discounts:• Bluebird Travel 青鳥旅行: 2x stuffed egg rolls• Kuo Yuan Ye 郭元益: 2x Oh Bear cookies in a handbag• Geow Yong Tea Hong 嶢陽茶行: A free box of Four Seasons tea bags with a single purchase of NT$1000 . (15 bags/NT$220)• YU JAN SHIN 裕珍馨: Get a free mini butter pastry with a purchase of over NT$300. 1 piece, milk flavor• SUGAR & SPICE 糖村: French Nougat 5% off• SunnyHills 微熱山丘: Get a NT$50 shopping voucher **Redeem once per shop per QR Code. Located at B1-Souvenir area, 101 Shopping Mall

From Taipei: Shifen, Jiufen, and Yehliu Guided Day Trip

6. From Taipei: Shifen, Jiufen, and Yehliu Guided Day Trip

Take a day trip from Taipei to explore the best of the northeast coast of Taiwan. Visit the scenic town of Shifen, stroll along the old cobblestoned streets in Jiufen, and marvel at Yehliu Geopark's unique landscape. Choose between a shared tour with other travelers or a private tour. If you select the shared tour option, make your way to the meeting point in Taipei. If you select the private tour option, you'll be picked up at your hotel. Once you are with your guide, drive toward Shifen. Upon arrival in Shifen, discover a town rich in culture, history, and natural scenery, including Shifen Waterfall. Create a Chinese lantern with a wish written on it, then release it into the sky. Next, continue to Jiufen to continue exploring Taiwan's history and culture. Walk along the famous Old Street and admire the Japanese-inspired architecture. Have the chance to eat local food (not included) while you're there, too. Later, visit the natural classroom Yehliu Geopark. Explore the bizarre terrain formed by thousands of years of geological movement, which have forced the mountain to jut out of the ocean. Admire the Queen's Head rock formation and more before returning to Taipei.

Taipei: National Palace Museum E-Ticket

7. Taipei: National Palace Museum E-Ticket

Take a stirring journey through art and Chinese cultural history with your skip-the-line ticket to the National Palace Museum. Skip the hassle of long lines and enjoy your visit at your own pace as you wander through the 690,000 objects in the museum’s exquisite collection. Tiptoe through the three major town halls to see famous carving dubbed the Jadeite Cabbage, a masterful combination of the various natural colors of jade to recreate the color variations of a real head of cabbage. Learn about the Mao Gong Ding, which has inscriptions dating back to 2800 years ago and is considered to be one of the most valuable extant Chinese artifacts. Marvel at books and scrolls that date back to the 10th century, representing an invaluable swathe of Chinese history. After enjoying the treasures of the National Palace Museum, take a look at the Zhishan Garden nearby. Based on traditional Chinese garden-building techniques, and filled with a literary atmosphere, some describe the Chinese garden as a euphemistic poem or a long unfolding landscape painting. You could find yourself emerge in the wonderful environment that you just admired in the ancient paintings you just see in the museum.

From Taipei: Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour

8. From Taipei: Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour

Explore the Northeast Coast of Taipei and stroll through Jiufen Village on this afternoon tour from Taipei. Visit the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area, a popular swimming spot for locals, and drive past lighthouses, fishing villages, pastoral farmlands, and charming temples. Meet your guide and driver and take a ride to the northeast part of Taipei to discover the remnants of the gold-rush past. As you make your way towards Jiufen, stop at Nanya Natural Rock Formation, to see unique rock formations eroded by sea waters. Continue your tour as you drive past the Bay of Two Colors, affectionately nicknamed the Ying-Yang Sea due to its contrasting colors. Next, head to Jinguashi to see the Remains of the 13 Levels. Established in the 1930s, this copper and gold refining plant was shut down in the 1980s. Today this location has become a popular spot for shooting music videos and TV commercials. Next stop, Jiufen Village, once the center of gold mining in Taiwan. The gold is gone, but the quaint old village, built of closely-packed houses clinging to steep mountainsides, continues to offer enchanting scenery and fascinating glimpses into the lifestyles of the past. Sip on a cup of tea at one of the town's unique tea shops, or stroll along the quaint streets and shop for local snacks, like Tarro Balls, or souvenirs. Your tour ends with a return transfer to your chosen drop-off location, at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101) or MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station.

From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Day Tour by Train

9. From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Day Tour by Train

Take the express train to Hualien for a scenic day trip. Discover the natural beauty of Taroko Gorge National Park in the company of a guide. Come across striking cliffs, walk through tunnels, and visit the Eternal Spring Shrine. Meet your host and board the express train bound for Hualien on your own. Sit back and enjoy a 3-hour journey to paradise. Upon arrival in Hualien, your tour guide will greet you at the train station and take to you to the world-famous Taroko National Park. Your one-day tour to Taroko Gorge National Park will start from the Archway of Taroko Gorge. From the archway entry to Tianxiang, this 12.5-mile (20 km) section of Central Cross-Island Highway through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge will take your breath away. Walk along the Shakadang Trail, where the river gently flowing through the marble boulders as you meanders along the trail in parallel. The turquoise blue water of the river is crystal clear that you can see the riverbed from above. The next stop is Swallow Grotto. The potholes on the cliff surface were created by the ground water and the rapid stream of the river. In the past, they were the natural nesting location of swallows, hence the name. Walking through the tunnels, you will be amazed by the stunning views of the marble cliffs reaching up to the sky. After lunch, stop by Cihmu Bridge (Motherly Devotion Bridge), a suspension bridge made of marble and named by Late President Chiang Jing-guo after a heart-warming story about a loving mother. Next, head to the Tunnel of Nine Turns, considered to be the most scenic section of Taroko Gorge. As you walk along the trail, you can see the meandering river running through the deep and spectacular canyon from above, and you can also have a closer look at the faults and folds of the sheer marble cliffs, as well as the vegetation on the walls. Visit the Eternal Spring Shrine, which commemorates the 225 military veterans who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway. Before you return to the train station for your train back to Taipei, your will visit a local marble factory, where you can get some handcrafts made of marble or souvenirs featuring the local characters, to enrich your travel collection. Then you will visit the most romantic beach in Taiwan. Qixingtan Beach, a crescent-shaped beach covered with sprawling pebbles. Your 14-hour adventure then ends with drop-off at Taipei Main Station.

Taipei: Jiufen Night View and Shifen Day Tour

10. Taipei: Jiufen Night View and Shifen Day Tour

Discover Taiwan's history and natural beauty on this tour of Taipei's northeastern coast. Admire Shifen Waterfall, experience local culture on Shifen Old Street by releasing a sky lantern, and visit Jiufen. Choose between a shared group tour or a private tour. Head to the meeting point if you select the shared group option, or wait in your hotel for pickup is you choose the private tour. After meeting your licensed guide, drive toward Shifen. Make your first stop at Shifen Waterfall, where you'll be captivated by the beauty of nature. Continue to Shifen Old Street to partake in the fun of making wishes and releasing sky lanterns, part of Taiwan's cultural heritage. When the sky is getting dark, enjoy the charming night view of Jiufen. Explore this legendary mountain town and have the chance to try Taiwanese cuisine, at your own expense. Learn about tea-drinking culture and enjoy the town's tranquillity before returning to Taipei.

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What people are saying about Taipei City

David was a wonderful guide. He shared interesting information about the places we visited and gave good tips on where to eat and even what else to do in Taipei. I learned so much! It’s amazing that we could see so many things in one day. Because time is limited, I want to return to some of the places in the future. But this was a great first time to all of the locations.

It was a great day out to Shifen, Jiufen & Gehliu. The weather changed through out the day but the overall scenery was magnificient nonetheless. George the tour guide was super helpful and knowledgeable and enlighted me on Taiwan, its landscape, history and culture. The accompany of other travelers was most pleasant.

Excellent. Driver Paul was friendly, knowledgable, communicative. Created a very customized itinerary that was easy to follow and was very courteous to all our needs as i requested some personal preferences. Recommend him if you want to have a well thought out plan and recommendations for you stay in Taipei.

Our guide Caleb as exceptional telling us the histories of the aboriginal tribes and making sure we saw the things we wanted to see. We had a wonderful experience and would recommend that to everyone visiting Taiwan! What a place and our guide made the day really great for us! Thank you!!

Our guide Johnny made sure we had a wonderful day!