Private Tour: Beitou Hot Springs And National Palace Museum In Taipei

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Overview

Dip into the delights of Beitou on this private tour that includes time at its hot springs, admission to the National Palace Museum and lunch. Enjoy Beitous public baths, built during the Japanese Colonial period, and view an impressive art collection while touring the palace museum with your private guide. Choose a standard lunch in a Taiwanese food court or upgrade to a 9-course meal at the luxurious Silk Palace restaurant. Your full-day tour includes a flexible itinerary and round-trip transport from your Taipei hotel by private vehicle.

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

Start your full-day private tour with pickup at your Taipei hotel. Relax in the comfort of your private vehicle as youre whisked away to Taipeis most popular hot springs at Beitou.

Locals swear by the healing powers of the municipal public bath's sulfurous waters, where you can dip into scalding-hot pools, warm baths and cold plunges. Bonus: Soak up the lush, mountainous landscape of adjacent Yangmingshan National Park as you're relaxing in the water.

The outdoor baths, located at the outer edge of the city, were constructed in 1913 during the Japanese Colonial era, and you can learn all about the historical site inside the Beitou Hot Spring Museum. Accompanied by your guide, explore the elegant building that fuses Japanese and Victorian architectural styles to understand the cultural influences of Japanese onsen (hot spring baths) in Taiwan.

Choose from two options for lunch: eat a basic Taiwanese meal at a food court, or upgrade to dine in style at the National Palace Museum's Silk Palace restaurant. If you select the upgrade, revel in a feast of dishes inspired by the art on display in the museum (see the sample menu in Itinerary).

After lunch, your guide leads you back to Taipei to explore the National Palace Museum independently. If you like, a custom audio guide for adults and children (ages 1014) is available to learn more about the impressive collection of paintings, rare books, ceramics, bronzes, jades and curios that spans some 8,000 years of Chinese history. See the museums own set of rock stars: the jadeite cabbage, the banded jasper (aka meat-shaped stone), and the Mao caldron. Take your time to peruse the exhibits, but keep in mind that with 650,000 items under one roof it could take a visitor years to discover the entire collection!
End your tour with return transport by private vehicle to your Taipei hotel.

Inclusions for Private Tour: Beitou Hot Springs And National Palace Museum In Taipei

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch

Exclusions for Private Tour: Beitou Hot Springs And National Palace Museum In Taipei

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Itinerary:

Sample Menu
  • Jadeite cabbage with ‘insects’ (fresh cabbage cooked with chicken gravy, sesame sauce and shrimp)
  • Meat-shaped stone (braised pork with brown sauce)
  • Maogong bronze chinois (hand-sculptured ice chinois with fresh fruit dressing on top)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Custom English audio guides for adults and children available

Swimwear is recommended for Beitou Hot Springs

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

The water at Beitou Hot Springs is categorized as acidic. Please do not wear anything that can be damaged by acid

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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