Taipei City Tour with National Palace Museum Ticket


4 hours (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 7
Mobile ticket

Overview

If you are planning your first trip to Taipei, or being tied up with a busy schedule and never had an opportunity to travel around the city during your business trip in Taipei, this half-day tour to Taipei is your best choice to visit the city's must-see landmarks, including Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Presidential Office Building, the Grand Hotel Taipei, Martyrs’ Shrine and National Palace Museum.

Through this guided tour, you will have a glimpse on the history and the background of the attractions that you visit within a half-day. After then, you still have extra time for yourself, that you can explore the city on your own or proceed on your own schedule.

Inclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English / Japanese)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance ticket (National Palace Museum)
  • Local General Liabilities Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - National Palace Museum

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, 21 Chung-Shan S Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei 1004 Taiwan

The first stop on your Taipei half-day tour is Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, an impressive monument in memory of the late president of the Republic of China, Chang Kai-shek. To reach the hall, you need to climb up 89 steps, which represent Chang Kai-Shek’s age when he died. Here the changing of the guard ceremony takes place every hour on the hour from 09:00 in the main hall.

In addition to the majestic main hall of the memorial, the exquisite Chinese garden around the building and the vast plaza are also worth taking a look. If you come here in the early morning, you can see some people doing Qigong there.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Presidential Office Building, No.122 Chungking South Road, Section 1, Zhongzheng District, Taipei Taiwan

On the way to the Grand Hotel Taipei, your tour guide will provide you with a brief introduction when you pass by the Presidential Office Building—a neo-Renaissance building built in 1910s during Japanese colonization, previously served as the office of the Governor-General of Taiwan.

Nowadays, the building operates as the seat of political power in Taiwan. With a long history and an iconic facade, it is also a symbolic landmark in Taipei City.

Stop At: Grand Hotel Taipei, No. 1號, Section 4, Zhongshan N Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10427

The next stop of your tour is the Grand Hotel Taipei, a historic hotel built in the 1950s, where the government hosted banquets for many foreign dignitaries who visited Taipei. The hotel features numerous art and opulent decors, including the ornate wall panels, paintings, carvings, etc, providing luxurious accommodation and dining experiences to the guests.

Here your tour guide will help you snap a group photo against the majestic building of this extravagant hotel, capturing your bright smiling faces.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, No. 139, Beian Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491

After the photo stop, your tour continues with a visit to the Martyrs’ Shrine, also known as the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine.

The shrine was built in the 1969, dedicated to the fallen soldiers in civil wars and armed conflicts, to honor their brave spirit. Every year on Youth Day and Armed Forces Day, the president of Taiwan leads the civil and military officials to pay floral tribute to the martyrs.

The changing of the guard ceremony is performed hourly from 09:00 to 17:00 every day, which attracts large numbers of tourists from overseas.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: National Palace Museum, No.221, Sec.2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin Dist, Shilin, Taipei 11143 Taiwan

The last stop on your tour is the world-famous National Palace Museum, which is also one of the world’s largest museums.

With a collection of nearly 700, 000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks, the museum showcases 8, 000 years of Chinese art history spanning multiple dynasties. Two of the most famous artworks on display are “the Jadeite Cabbage” and “the Meat-Shaped Stone”, which are the must-sees in National Palace Museum.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Time of tour

08:00 AM

Meeting point

Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair users need to bring their own folding wheelchairs, the vehicle is not able to accommodate power chairs.
  • A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Times and sequences are subject to change according to the weather and traffic condition.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  • Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The indoor areas of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall are not open to public during Jan 21-22(Lunar New Year 2023), visitors can only access the garden area and view the exterior of the hall.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Free masks provided for travelers who do not have their own

Exclusions

  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
James_W
April 2021

Tony was awesome! He was very thorough and answered all my questions. Very attentive and paid attention to all the details. He made sure I got to see everything I was supposed to see.

Rodney_D
February 2020

This tour gives a good overview of Taipei and some of the major sites - it is a short tour and so don't set your expectations too high for getting in everything there is to see in Taipei. However our guide was good and knowledgeable and gave a lot of helpful information. At the Museum we had ...

kiedaaj
January 2020

Connor was a great tour guide. We stopped at about 6 place in the few hours of our tour. The van was comfortable and we didn't feel rushed at all Connor knows his history and was great at explaining little details about each site we visited. I would offer the suggestion to the van driver to pract...

Lydia_L
January 2020

We were rushed the whole time. We paid for a 5 hr tour, and we got barely 3.5 hrs of “guided tour.” The tour guide was unprofessional and gave us a crappy tour through the national palace museum. When asked to see the jade cabbage , he said it was not worthy the time and told me he would show me ...

MariaTheresa_I
January 2020

It is a wrong choice of tour for my family. First of all we could not be picked up at our hotel ( a sign that we should have noticed) The tour guide 's english was strongly accented that one could hardly understand what she is saying. In the museum everything was in a rush that you cannot appreci...

Erwein_C
January 2020

This tour is a must for first time visitors to Taipei. The only downside was the tour guide was not fluent in English so a lot of the history was lost in translation. The pick up was also late which is a first for us because in our other tours, the guide or bus will be at the pick up point earl...

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