Located just 24.5 miles (40 km) from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei city makes for an easy-to-do layover tour. Start your private tour of Taipei with airport pickup in the morning or afternoon, depending on your flight arrival. Your knowledgeable guide transfers you by private vehicle and introduces you to several prominent landmarks.
Your first stop is Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a commemorative monument where you can watch the changing of honor guards. Admire Chinese pavilions, pools and gardens at the nearby National Theater and Concert Hall before heading to Taipei 101. You’ll ascend the world’s second tallest skyscraper in just 37 seconds, arriving at the 89th-floor observatory for sweeping views of the Taipei city skyline.
Continue on to Confucius Temple and learn from your guide about the philosopher’s influence on Chinese culture. Following a restaurant lunch or dinner (depending on timing), your guide accompanies you to the World Heritage–listed Baoan Temple, whose ornate architectural features have been well-maintained throughout its 200 years. Your guide describes Emperor Baosheng’s healing traditions before returning you to the Taipei airport. Alternatively, you can opt for hotel drop-off.
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.