Taipei City Neighborhood tours

Our most recommended Taipei City Neighborhood tours

Taipei: 4-Hour Morning City Cycling Tour

1. Taipei: 4-Hour Morning City Cycling Tour

Experience Taipei in a fun and a different way on a sightseeing tour by bike. This tour is a great way to orient yourself on your first day in the city or see the sights if you only have a short time to visit. Receive informative tips on restaurants, shopping, and nightlife for the rest of your stay. Over the course of 4 hours, complete a 15km cycling route around Taipei all on easy, well-maintained, flat paths.  Start the day by meeting your guide and enjoying a traditional Taiwanese breakfast. Get kitted out with your bike and start to pedal around the historic streets and traditional markets. Admire views of the grand architecture, immaculate temples, and more, as you listen to fun facts from your guide about the culture and history of the city as you go.

Taipei Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

2. Taipei Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Explore where you're staying and learn about the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Your meeting place and tour details will be organised once the confirmation of your booking is received. Your tour will be customized with the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer, the tour is a minimum of two hours.  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city, at your own expense. The local guides, are locals who are passionate about their city, love to meet travelers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your guide, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Taipei, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Taipei: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

3. Taipei: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Taipei at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3.5 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Dalongdong Baoan Temple Temple, Chiang Kei Shek Statue, Maji Market and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

From Taipei: Taichung Instagram Day Tour

4. From Taipei: Taichung Instagram Day Tour

Enjoy a very Instagrammable tour of Taichung City with an experienced guide and take beautiful photos of the area's top sites. Begin at Chung-she Flower Garden, also known as Chungshe Flower Market. The vast and colorful garden covers 6 hectares, featuring hundreds of thousands flowering plants, such as tulips, sunflowers, calla lilies, roses and many more. From January to December, there are always beautiful flowers blooming in the garden. In addition to the fascinating flower beds, there are gorgeous installations like swing chairs, floral arches, the replicas of piano and windmills, etc, which are perfect for photo shooting. Continue on to Rainbow Village, which is considered the most Instagrammable place in Taichung. It was originally a former military dependents’ village that is brightly painted in every corner by Huang Yung Fu, also known as “Rainbow Grandpa." Next, sip on drinks and eat pastries in Miyahara, originally an ophthalmology clinic during Japanese colonization. After the transformation by a local pastry company, today Miyahara is widely known for its Hogwarts lookalike interior decoration and variety of sweets. Later, stop for a group photo at National Taichung Theater, an opera house designed by the famous Japanese architecture “Toyo Ito". The opera house is referred as one of the most difficult architectures to build in the world, because of its curved surfaces. Here you can enjoy a close-up view of this architectural masterpiece, appreciating every detail created with innovative construction methodologies by the master. End the tour at the Gaomei Wetland, where you enjoy the view of windmills spinning on the wide open beach, creating an endless view in the far horizon. Finally, head back Taipei, where you can choose to disembark at Ximending Commercial District or MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station.

From Taipei: Private Tour of Taroko

5. From Taipei: Private Tour of Taroko

This private Taroko tour is specifically designed for visitors wanting to optimize their time at Taiwan’s must-see attractions. Enjoy round-trip transfer in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle from Taipei City to Taiwan's most iconic, scenic spots, including the largest marble canyon in the world. Admire the marble walls and the winding river that runs through the deep Taroko Gorge. Your route will take you through a total of 38 tunnels, including the Baiyang Trail, the Shakadang Trail, and the Marble Bridge of Motherly Devotion. Walk in the world of nature and culture along the Swallow Grotto Trail, taking in views of the Indian Chieftain’s Profile Rock and potholes along the cliff face, while watching spring swallows darting in and out of their nests. Walking through a total of 38 tunnels, reach Chimu Bridge, which is famous for its signature marble railings and Chinese lion statues. Benefit from the perks of a private tour by customizing your own itinerary with your private guide.

Taipei: Book a Local Host

6. Taipei: Book a Local Host

Book this tour and the CityUnscripted team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded Local Taiwanese. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss changes to the itinerary with you. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Taipei that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by Locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private meet-up and itinerary and let your Local show you the Taipei you will love.

Taipei: City Highlights Private Sightseeing Tour with Guide

7. Taipei: City Highlights Private Sightseeing Tour with Guide

Be collected from your accommodation and head to the first stop of the day, Dalongdong Baoan Temple. Explore this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, built in 1742, and learn about the fascinating story of its transformation from a wooden shrine to the masterpiece it is today. Next, head to the oldest commercial street in Taipei, Dihua Street, where you can find architecture dating back to the 1850s. Wander down the street and feel immersed in the bustling vibrancy of the atmosphere as the locals go about their busy day. Then, fast-forward to the present day to marvel at the modern architecture of Taipei 101, once the tallest building in the world. Here, opt to journey up to the stunning observation deck, or enjoy some free time to explore the city streets for a spot of shopping or lunch. After Teipei 100, visit the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, which was erected in honor of Taiwan’s former president Generalissimo, who founded modern Taiwan after losing the Chinese Civil War. Then, head to one of the city’s signature landmarks, The Grand Hotel, which was built to accommodate foreign ambassadors after Chiang’s retreat. Finally, take a bow of honor to the fallen soldiers of the war at the National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, which is also home to an elaborate array of Chinese architecture.

Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

8. Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

Stroll through the narrow alleyways of Taipei’s oldest district. See how the locals live and chill-out on the streets: playing board games, drinking tea and eating out. Visit a local school and try the wooden hoop game that local kids have played for centuries. Pass through the tiny street full of Chinese medicine shops, a hidden treasure you’d never find in a tourist guide book. Only locals know of it. On this private tour, experience authentic Taipei. You can also enjoy the must-see sights such as the awesome Lungshan Temple: the oldest and most beautiful temple in the whole of Taipei. Your host will guide you through and you’ll see how the locals use prayer beads before offering food and flowers to their gods. Back in the tranquil, relaxed street life atmosphere, your host can tell you all about the local traditions and customs. You can hear about how the strong family values of the locals are at the heart of almost everything they do. Getting hungry? Choose a tasty curried rice ball or a sweet bean curd snack. You local host can show you where you can enjoy the best in town.  No trip to Taipei would be complete without a visit to a street market. This tour can include one that you’ll never forget. Fish stalls next to fashion boutiques. Household goods alongside flower shops. It’s all here - the authentic Taipei. The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you. Also, ask as many questions as you want. Your private host will be a true local and can give you great advice.

Frequently asked questions about Taipei City

What are the best day trips and excursions from Taipei City?

The best day trips and excursions from Taipei City are:

Taroko Gorge National Park

Other Sightseeing Options in Taipei City

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