Guided tour

Taipei City Tour with National Palace Museum Ticket

4.2 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: Edison Tours

Taipei City Tour with National Palace Museum Ticket

Activity provider: Edison Tours

From US$ 50.33 per person

See Taipei’s historical landmarks such as Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the Grand Hotel Taipei and Presidential Office Building. You will watch guard changing at Martyr’s Shrine, and enjoy a guided tour at the world-famous National Palace Museum.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese, Japanese
Pickup optional
Pickup and drop-off service is only available at a hotel or metro station in downtown Taipei City. Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. If the hotel lobby is located on the upper floor, please meet your tour guide on the ground floor.
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • An ideal half-day tour for first-time visitors to see Taipei’s iconic landmarks
  • Learn about the history and background of Taipei’s historical landmarks
  • Enjoy a guided tour at one of the world's largest museums—National Palace Museum
  • Watch the changing of the guard ceremony at Martyrs’ Shrine
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant
Full description

See the best of Taipei on a 4-hour city tour where you will get to see all the important sites of Taiwan's capital. ● Presidential Office (pass by) ● Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall) ● Martyrs' Shrine ● National Palace Museum ● Grand Hotel Taipei (photo stop) 

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall was built to commemorate late president Chiang Kai-shek. Surrounded by a large Chinese-style park and a huge plaza, the iconic hall has white marble walls and a roof with blue glazed tiles. On the three floors inside, visitors can see a large bronze statue of a sitting Chiang Kai-shek and check out the exhibition area with historic documents, photographs, and films. On two sides of the large plaza in front of the memorial hall are the National Theater and the National Concert Hall, two great venues for the performing arts regularly featuring famous artists from Taiwan and abroad.

Marty's Shrine

The shrine was built in the 1969, dedicated to the fallen soldiers in civil wars and armed conflicts, to honor their brave spirit. Every year on Youth Day and Armed Forces Day, the president of Taiwan leads the civil and military officials to pay floral tribute to the martyrs. The changing of the guard ceremony is performed hourly from 09:00 to 17:00 every day, which attracts large numbers of tourists from overseas.

National Palace Museum

Often named as one of the four greatest museums in the world, the National Palace Museum not only preserves century-old art and culture but also engages in cultural exchange with foreign museums to become a modern and "fashionable" museum. The museum collection consists of more than 600,000 court treasures from the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. Among the most popular artifacts are the Jadeite Cabbage and Meat-Shaped Stone, both always drawing large crowds.

Grand Hotel Taipei (photo stop)

This 5-star hotel is another historical landmark built in the 1950s to cater foreign dignitaries who visited Taipei, and it contains numerous art and decors, including wall panels, paintings and carvings.

Presidential Office (pass by)

The neo-Renaissance building was built in the 1910s during Japanese colonization, previously served as the office of the Governor-General of Taiwan. Nowadays, the building operates as the seat of political power in Taiwan. With a long history and an iconic facade, it is also a symbolic landmark in Taipei City.

Includes
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance ticket (National Palace Museum)
  • Local general liabilities insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

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Meeting point

Please meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Tour commentary will be provided in Mandarin, English, and Japanese
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition
  • Food, beverages, and gratuities are not included
  • The indoor areas of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall are not open to public during Jan 21-22(Lunar New Year 2023), visitors can only access the garden area and view the exterior of the hall.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 68 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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For our small group of six (three with mobility issues), it was pleasant and enjoyable half-day tour of Taipei. The points of interests presented gave a unique overview of Taipei’s history. The experience was made all the more special by our quite knowledgeable & helpful guide, Felix. His wry sense of humor was nice touch.

February 1, 2020

This half day tour was the perfect length to visit a lot of the main sights in Taipei. I was amazed at how many spots we saw in such a short period and I learned a lot about Taiwan’s history. The timing was good because we got to see the changing of the guards in two of the locations. I felt that we spent enough time at each place though one could spend hours in the National museum. (The tour included entry to the National Museum as well, which makes it a good deal..) Note that The tour eliminated the visit to the handicraft place, which a few of the older reviews complained about. Highly recommended introduction to Taipei.

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November 5, 2019

Nice quick tour to start the trip to Taipei.

Good way to get an idea of the city and what's in the area. You don't get to spend too much time in any one place but at least have more knowledge of the city so you can go back to places if you have more time during your stay. Tour guide is knowledgeable. They were on time and made it all very easy and enjoyable.

February 19, 2017

Product ID: 3899