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5-Hour Shifen Old Street Walk and Pingxi Sky Lantern Tour from Taipei

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with pickup from your central Taipei hotel by air-conditioned coach. Soak up the scenery as you drive through New Taipei City, then head into the countryside, winding along mountain roads into the Pingxi district.

    Arrive in Pingxi, a historic coal mining town that played an important role in Taiwan’s 20th-century coal boom. Learn about the age-old tradition of releasing a sky lantern. The nostalgic ritual is said to bring good health and good fortune, and your guide explains the origin of the tradition and how it’s become the focal point of the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival.

    Continue to Shifen Old Street, a lively street set around the historic Pingxi rail line, which was built in 1918, and now runs as a tourist train, following a scenic route through the Keelung River Valley. Hear how famous Taiwanese movies such as Hou Hsiao-hsien's ‘Dust In The Wind’ were filmed here and pose for photos on the atmospheric street.

    There’s just time for one more stop before returning to the city—the magnificent Shifen Waterfall, a natural wonder nicknamed the ‘Little Niagara of Taiwan’.

    Back in Taipei, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from hotels in Taipei City Center. If the hotel lobby is located on an upper level, please meet the tour guide on the ground level of the hotel building. Exact pick-up time will be provided by local operator upon confirmation.
    Departure Time
    AM 07:30 - 08:00
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional tour guide
    • Admission fee and entrance ticket included in the itinerary
    • Insurance
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Taipei City downtown only)
    • Entry/Admission - Shifen Old Street
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 15 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Times and sequences are subject to change according to the weather and traffic condition.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 7 June 2019

    Our visit was timing on my birthday. We sent off our lantern with our written wishes in it. Should be in every iterinary when in taiwan.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank TeamLeopoldo
    Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at Edison Travel Service, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

    Hi TeamLeopoldo, Belated Happy Birthday! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour during your stay in Taiwan. There are a lot more to see and experience in Taiwan, we look forward to see you again in the near future.

    Reviewed 26 May 2019

    Just an hour ride away from Taipei, this charming town is great to wander and take in the local fare. Dozens of little shops line the railway with trinkets, food and drinks. Jenny was an amazing tour guide; friendly, fun and full of great information...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank L7233FVterric
    Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at Edison Travel Service, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

    Hi L7233FVterric, Thank you for you kind feedback about our tour guide. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Taiwan, we look forward to serve you again in the near future.

    Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

    There were many shops offering the sky lantern so it wasn’t very difficult to find a shop! However, if i didn’t remember correctly, my family and i went on a weekend and it was quite crowded! So it would be good to go on a...More

    Thank kymkoh08
    Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at Edison Travel Service, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2019

    Hi kymkoh08, Thank you for taking your time to share a review about this tour. We hope you still enjoyed the tour even though the old street was crowded. There are a lot more to see and experience in Taiwan, we look forward to see...More

    Reviewed 4 May 2019 via mobile

    Enjoyed Sky Lantern at Shifen, which was well coordinated by the tour guide with a local Lantern shop. visited the waterfall nearby, which was not so exiting.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Akirash
    Reviewed 19 March 2019

    We went there with a rented vehicle and an old aunt who cant walk much . It was a good experience. I like all the variations of different types of mini lanterns for sale.. Sending good wishes up in a lighted huge lantern is very...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank juniper y
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    Response from HIROTAKA S | Reviewed this property |
    ほとんどのホテルに対応しています。早めに申し込んでから結果を出して待ちましょう。
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    Response from HIROTAKA S | Reviewed this property |
    提携している店は色々な色のランタンを用意しています。
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