Taipei Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing With Round-Trip Airport Transport

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See the best of the Taipei on a private layover tour, with round-trip transport from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport! The Airport is approximately 24.5 miles (40 km) from Taipei city downtown, making for an easy-to-do layover tour! This customizable half-day tour is ideal for business travelers and short-term visitors specifically designed for those with limited time to spend sightseeing in Taipei City. A private guide will introduce you to the citys major historical sites and most captivating landmarks, such as Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, the Taipei 101 skyscraper, Confucius Temple and Baoan Temple a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Led by a local guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Your private layover tour of Taipei begins with pickup at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in the morning or afternoon, depending on your flight arrival. Your informative local guide will take you by private vehicle to Taipei City, the heart of Taiwan, for a great introduction to local life, culture, heritage and history at several sites. Afterward, your guide will accompany you to lunch or dinner (depending on timing), with local snacks and restaurants all easily accessible within the city.

First, visit Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, a commemorative monument constructed with a blue-tile roof and walls of white marble, and landscaped with red flowerbeds to symbolize the Republic of Chinas founding father. After watching the changing of honor guards in the main hall, visit the adjacent National Theater and Concert Hall, and take in the glamour of the Chinese design including gardens, archways, pavilions, verandahs, arch bridges, artificial pools and rocks.

Next, stop by Taipei 101, the worlds second tallest skyscraper and Taiwan's most iconic. In just 37 seconds, Taipei 101's elevators will transport you up to the 89th floor for a panoramic view of the city. Your guide will point out the unique skyline of Taipei City from one of the most impressive buildings on Earth. As you descend, discover the significance of the skyscrapers architecture, built in segments like bamboo to represent cultural ideals of slow and steady growth.

Then, head the Confucius Temple, where you may be surprised to find no statues of deities. Instead, see memorial tablets dedicated to Confucius and his most outstanding disciples schooled in such arts as music, archery, calligraphy and mathematics. Here, learn about this great eastern philosopher who deeply influenced every aspect of Chinese culture, from ethics and education to political thought and the best way to raise a family.

Finally, your guide will take you to Baoan Temple, a 200-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most ornate and beautiful temples in Taipei. Admire the well-preserved authentic architecture, which has been maintained and repaired throughout the years with traditional techniques. Marvel at the ancient healing traditions used by Emperor Baosheng, now the god of Baoan Temple, who protected people's health when he was brought from the mainland to help control a flu epidemic in Taiwan.

Your private tour ends with return transport to the Taipei airport or drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: This private sightseeing tour of Taipei can be customized to your interests; please list any special interests you have (e.g. art, architecture, history, culture, shopping) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

Inclusions for Taipei Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing With Round-Trip Airport Transport

  • Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Private guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Lunch or dinner

Exclusions for Taipei Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing With Round-Trip Airport Transport

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Your flight details are requested at time of booking

Good walking shoes suggested

To accommodate for flight check in and security procedures, plus any potential traffic congestion, a minimum layover of 6 hours is required

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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  • This was the best thing I could of done. Mr. Fred was great. I was traveling with my 20 year old nephew and Mr. Fred answered all of his questions. Timing was perfect. Highly recommend this tour.

  • Perfect layover tour experience.
    Our guide Fred Chang was incredibly entertaining and informative. We then went on to spend over 2 weeks in 4 countries in Asia and he was the best tour guide we had.
    The lunch at the Taipei 101 was superb.

  • Spencer was an amazing tour guide. We saw so much and had such a great time. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has a long layover in Taipei. We felt safe and the food was a new experience but so very good!

  • Henry our tour guide was fantastic. Henry's knowledge and personality made this tour a great experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Wonderful experience.

  • Henry was wonderful! We were traveling with my husband's 87 and 89 year old parents. Henry was very caring and accommodating to their situation. He really knows his history and proud of Taiwan. Excellent English!

  • They really did a great job. We did have some problems with the schedule starting so early, but they adapted well.

  • A fantastic tour. Our guide Mark provided a wealth of information and added some extra sights to fill out our layover time. Dinner was spectacular.

  • Our day tour was awesome!!! We saw Taipei 101, Bao and Confucius temple, and the changing of the guards! Truly an amazing family adventure.

  • The tour service was amazing.

  • We had 8 hours a connecting flight via TPE to BKK and it turned out to be the best 8 hours I had throughout the entire journey! I've seen so much and learnt so much about Taipei from this tour within limited time. My guide was amazing and I definitely want to see more of Taiwan! Thank you Viator to make it possible!

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