When your cruise ship pulls into port in Taipei, enjoy a full-day city sightseeing tour with a professional local guide. After a scenic drive from Keelung to the capital, stop at the National Palace Museum to explore 8,000 years of Chinese history and culture ... More info ›
When your cruise ship pulls into port in Taipei, enjoy a full-day city sightseeing tour with a professional local guide. After a scenic drive from Keelung to the capital, stop at the National Palace Museum to explore 8,000 years of Chinese history and culture. Enjoy lunch in one of the most famous beef noodle soup restaurants in town. In the afternoon, visit two city highlights, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Longshan Temple, before returning by minivan to the cruise terminal. This is a private tour just for you and your party.
When your cruise arrives in port, your shore excursion begins with a 1-hour guided driving tour by minibus. Ride through Taiwan's biggest seaport, passing the verdant countryside en route to Taipei.
You’ll feel the pulse of the city during your narrated private tour through town, with stops at some of the capital’s most famous landmarks. Take in the sky-high apartment buildings, buzzing motorcycles and throngs of people crowding the sidewalks as your guide points out amazing sights along major city streets.
Your first stop is the National Palace Museum, where you’ll view one of the world’s largest collections of ancient Chinese objects and art. The impressive collection includes Chinese paintings, bronze, jade, ceramics and precious objects amassed by ancient emperors from various dynasties.
At the completion of your 2-hour museum visit, ready your camera for the magnificent Taipei 101, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world! Admire the building, a blend of modern and traditional Chinese design, that features 106 floors and a luxurious shopping center.
For lunch, head to the one of the most famous beef noodle soup restaurant in town.
Afterward, hop back on the bus, passing the expansive Presidential Building on your way to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a regal monument named after the former president of Taiwan. With its shiny blue-tile octagonal roof and serene white marble façade, the memorial symbolizes peace, respect and warmth. If time allows, you can watch the changing the guard ceremony out front. Nearby, catch sight of the National Theater and Concert Hall, the country's leading performing arts center.
Finally, spend approximately one hour touring Longshan Temple, the oldest temple in Taipei. Your guide notes architectural features such as the elaborately carved wooden doors, stone and bronze beams, dragon-like poles and unique cavorting figures on the rooftops.
After your fill of photos, relax during the picturesque ride back to the Keelung port to meet your cruise ship.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Taipei port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.