Taipei Shore Excursion: Jiufen Gold Rush Town And Yehliu National Geopark Day Trip

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Overview

While in port in Taipei, spend time in the former gold mining town of Jiufen. Take the Great Ocean Road on your full-day shore excursion, stopping along the way to see Yehliu National Geoparks fantastic geological formations. In Jiufen, stroll down Old Street with your knowledgeable guide and discover Taiwans movie-making history at the Shengping Theater House. Enjoy lunch and round-trip transport from the Keelung port. Numbers are limited to 15 people, ensuring a personalized experience with a small group.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Small-group tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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After pickup by your guide from the Keelung port, begin your small-group shore excursion with a drive along Taiwan’s northeast coast to Yehliu National Geopark, located less than one hour away from Taipei along the Great Ocean Road. Famous for its rocky promontory overlooking the bay, Yehliu provides remarkable scenic views and coastal geological formations shaped over time by wind and waves.
Keep your camera ready for multiple photo ops of the phenomenal natural environment as you explore the large rocks dubbed with imaginative names such as Queen’s Head; many of the boulders are named by the locals for their resemblance to everyday objects. Stop at a fishing harbor for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, then hop back in your minivan for the ride to Jiufen. Situated in the hills overlooking a small harbor, the once prosperous town is famous for its former gold mining industry.

Follow your guide down narrow cobbled streets past stone walls and tea houses. Learn how Jiufen was abandoned by the 1970s and nearly forgotten, but is now a mecca for artists and writers, inspiring films like A City of Sadness and Spirited Away. If you would like to try the local fare (own expense), Jiufen Old Street offers plentiful food stalls as well as souvenirs and teashops that stretch through the entire town. Stroll down the lengthy, narrow street brimming with traditional crafts and delicious snacks such as sweet taro balls, rice cakes and grilled squid.
Get a glimpse of old houses in Jiufen’s residential area and explore an old pathway where mountains meet the Pacific Ocean before your guide takes you to the restored Shengping Theater House. Originally built for the mineworkers' after-hours entertainment, it was the first movie theater in northern Taiwan.

Admire authentic details such as the ticket office, seats and stage, as well as vintage movie posters and defunct equipment. Listen to tales about Spirited Away, which won the 2002 Oscar for Best Animated Feature, and see some of the signature locations from the movie. Hear about the director, Hayao Miyazaki, who was inspired by the scenic beauty of Jiufen on a long visit to Taiwan and used the town’s scenery as a backdrop for the Japanese film.

Your small-group shore excursion of Jiufen ends in the evening with drop-off at the cruise terminal.

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.

Inclusions for Taipei Shore Excursion: Jiufen Gold Rush Town And Yehliu National Geopark Day Trip

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch

Exclusions for Taipei Shore Excursion: Jiufen Gold Rush Town And Yehliu National Geopark Day Trip

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 4 people per booking is required

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

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.

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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5 reviews by the users

  • fabulous .very well organised.would recommend this trip to anyone

  • Fantastic tour guide -- much better to do this tour rather than stay in Taipei. Get a real feel for Taiwan. The Juifen town was very authentic and a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this tour. The Geo park was interesting and worth stopping for 45 minutes.

  • I could not give a fair review as the weather on that day did not co-operate and it was cold and wet.I commend the guide who was excellent.

  • We enjoyed the trip and can certainly recommend this. The Yehliu National Geopark was wonderfull and we liked the old Jiufen Gold Rush Town. The lunch was average, but I think this was the best one can get in this region.

  • Amazing Tour with fresh, friendly and helpful tour guides. Perfect day trip for cruiseship passenger...

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