Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best Of Taipei Private Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Starting times: 9 AM, 12 PM and 3 PM. , Please choose your preferred starting time at the time of the booking.
  • Departure Details :
    No. 21, Zhongshan S Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
  • Return Details :
    No. 1, Yumen St, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Taipei from a unique perspective! Get to know Taipei on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all!

Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Taipei at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Chiang Kei Shek Statue, Baoan Temple, Maji Market and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included.

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups.

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Your first ever Bubble Tea should be extra special and on this tour your private host can show you where to get the best in town. Also on this tour you can experience a Feng-Shui inspired temple, a beautiful fine arts park, as well as an authentic market where the locals do their daily shopping.

Visit Taipei highlights such as the stunning Chiang kai-shek memorial hall, with all its spectacular pomp and ceremony. Youll also discover some hidden gems that only locals know, such as the reflexology park where you can walk on pebbles to improve your well-being. Your host can tell you the stories behind all the places you visit, and along the way you can enjoy some delicious local snacks.

In the temple you can admire the images of lions and dragons carved in stone. Wander where locals worship agricultural gods and watch as people offer the gods gifts of food and flowers to grant them good fortune. Your host can tell you about the Confucian principles that guided the design of the Taoist temple.

In the market you can taste the foods that locals Love. Exotic vegetables, fresh and dried meats, surprising seafood, cooked meals, baked goods, dried fruits and more. The vendors will Love to welcome you and offer you samples of their merchandise, especially the dried fruits. What will be your favourite? The dried mango or the sweet roselle flower?

The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and cant wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you. Also, ask as many questions as you want. Your private host is a true local and can give you great advice on how to make the most of the rest of your stay in Taipei, including how to use the metro and the rent the public U-Bikes.


Private tour

Private Guide

1 local drink/tasting



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Extra food & drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Private tour: only you & your local guide

CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Feb-2022

    Jones provided a great experience. I have relocated to Taiwan and wanted to learn more about the history of Taiwan. I learned so much about the complex history of Taiwan, for which Jones is a true scholar. It was great to see the largest memorial in Taiwan and I was lucky that he was able to get us into the Taipei Guest House, former residence of the Japanese Governor. The farmers market was also a fascinating sight!

  • 15-May-2020

    We arrived a bit early and June was waiting for us. She started with the Longshan Temple and explained what was going on, the local religions and worship, very interesting. We moved on to the traditional medicine area and tried some teas. We also had a look at the preserved old shops. June was cheerful and pleasant and knowledgeable. She ordered some local buns for us to finish with which were delicious. Family of five from Australia.

  • 27-Mar-2020

    June was so, so friendly. We are very grateful for all her help. It was a great experience. She told us things about the locals, which we could not have known otherwise. She was flexible and addapted the tour according to our needs.

  • 25-Feb-2020

    Even before I arrived in Taipei, my guide established contact. So I was surprised that she did not make it clear in advance that I was to meet her at a different place than specified by my reservation. When we did finally get together, she expressed doubt that we would be able to complete the tour in the time remaining. So we started on a down note. We went to 2 famous sites and walked through a day market, but I did not feel I got a view of any "hidden gems."

  • 05-Feb-2020

    As a solo traveler, my experience was an exceptional one with a highly knowledgeable guide such as Jane. Engaging, pleasant, attentive, she answered just about all my queries on the unique religious culture and (especially) foods of Taipei. She made it such a personable experience! I could not have asked for a better guide anywhere! Many kudos, Jane!!!

  • 10-Jan-2020

    We are very pleased with our tour guide Jessica. She has been very flexible with the schedule, as I have two very inquisitive kids. Jessica is very well versed in the history and customs of Taiwan and has made the tour very enjoyable.

  • 07-Jan-2020

    June is a knowledgeable and delightful tour guide with excellent English!! She expertly shared her beautiful city and culture with me. I saw so much more at each stop, better understood what I was seeing and what it meant with her guidance and explanations. I truly enjoyed my morning with June and would recommend her as a guide!!!

  • 26-Dec-2019

    June is an outstanding guide. She is smart, very knowledgeable, has a wonderful energy and sense of humor. She explained so much in a short amount of time, about the Buddhist/Dao temple, the neighborhood and its history, and how Taipei deals with social problems. Our two hours together flew by and I am only sorry that we didn't have more time together.

  • 17-Dec-2019

    Very knowledgeable about many aspects of Taiwan such as history, customs, and religion. She made our tour very interesting, and gave us the opportunity to partake in the activities of the local people. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys experiencing the traditions and customs of Taiwan

  • 16-Nov-2019

    Despite of our delayed schedule, Emily helped us to rearrange our tour course, and led us into amazing and exciting experience. Highly recommended!

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