TAIPEI CLASSIC: 6-hour walking tour

TAIPEI CLASSIC: 6-hour walking tour

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Duration: 6 Hours 
Meeting Point: Taipei 101 MRT Station (Red Line) 
Languages: Italian/English/French/Spanish/German/Russian (other language on request) 
Price includes:
- Local Tour guide for 6 hours;
- Entrance tickets to Taipei 101 observation deck;
- Bubble Tea (or other drinks);

Taipei Classic is a 6-hour walking tour and it takes you around the capital of Taiwan: Taipei.

With the influences from various countries throughout four centuries, Taiwan turned out to be one of the best mix of cultures and architectures in Asia as well as a modern and international city.  

The fascinating buildings and temples are going to be our target in this half day tour.
 

Prices vary with season, number of partecipants, guides or assistants, language... we do prefer give you the real price for your specific case and needs.  

Intrested in this Tour? 
Please email us for details and quotation or if you want to receive a customized proposal:

✉ Email: 
Taichung office: dustin@northwest.com.tw
Taipei office: katia@northwest.com.tw
 

說明 Introduction

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, sits at the north of island and holds the center of economy, politics, and culture of the country. After the influence of Qing and Republic of China, Taipei is one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. It is about 25 km southwest of the northern port city Keelung and 40 km northwet of Taoyuan International Airport. Considered to be a global city, Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area and also home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks.

What you will visit:
- Taipei 101
- Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
- Herb Alley
- Longshan Temple
- Snake alley

Itinerary

Schedule:

Meet with your Tour guide/Assistant at Taipei 101 Mrt Station exit 5 (Red Line ) around 10.00.

We will start with Taipei's skyscraper masterpiece: Taipei 101. The tour guide will lead you at the top of the tower to enjoy the wide open birdview of the capital from one of the top ten tallest buildings in the world.  
You will reach the observation deck with one of the fastest elevator in the world. It merely takes just 40 seconds from ground level to the 89th floor, situated at 382 meters and the lift is equipped with atmospheric pressure regulatory systems to avoid discomfort (ears 'popping') for the occupants.
Taipei 101 is designed to withstand the typhoon winds and earthquake tremors that are common in Taiwan thanks to its giant Mass Dumper weighing 660 Tons! Essentially acting as a giant pendulum, the enormous steel sphere moves slightly back and forth to counter any motion of the building itself. It is an engineering marvel meant to limit the vibrations of the 1,667-foot tall building. There are only three buildings applying this technology and Taipei 101 is the only one that is open to the public so make sure you join us!

On the way to Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall you will have the chance to try the famous Taiwan bubble's tea.

We will head to another famous place in Taipei: Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall.
It is a memorial to the Republic of China's National Father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and was completed in 1972. Enjoy the solemn ceremony of the guards changing in front of the Sun Yat-Sen statue.  

By metro you will then visit the mystic temple in Taipei: Longshan Temple. It was founded in 1738 and dedicated to the Buddhist Bodhisattva of Mercy (Kuan-in in Chinese, or Avalokitesvara in Sanskrit).
After the visit of the temple, we will have a little walk in to the famous Herbs alley. Herb Alley 青草巷  (pinyin: Qīngcǎo Xiàng) is a minor attraction immediately adjacent to the Lóngshān Temple 龍山寺  in Wànhuá District 萬華區, Taipei.
Hundreds of years ago, long before western medicine came to Taiwan 台灣, it was common for people to visit the temple, pray to the relevant gods, and receive herbal prescriptions for whatever ailed them....

Surrounded by a night market and a Snake alley, this area is full of interesting and local alleys waiting to be discovered.

We will finish our tour in the night market enjoying some local food! 

注意事項 Notes

This is a walking tour so please bring comfortable shoes! During summer, it could be scorching hot so remember to stay hydrated during the tour.
Transfer will be with public trasportation, if you prefer to take a taxi you will be required to pay for it directly. 
Tour will last more or less for 6 hours.
In case of rain or bad weather the assistant will change the itinerary accordingly.

You might want to bring: Sunscreen, Hat/sunglasses, Mosquito repellent, Water, Camera, Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Long pants and sleeves are recommended also. 

Payments: Payment can be done with credit card or by bank wire. To confirm the reservation a deposit of 50% will be required. 


Cancellation Policy: This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to operate. Cancellation from 3-7 days before departure: non-refundable. Cancellation between 8 and 25 days before departure: charge 50% of full payment. Cancellation made more than 25 days before departure: full refund.


For reservation and information, please contact:

NORTHWEST TOUR
Dalong Road, No.20 (crossing Jingming 1 Street)
TCC building, 7th floor 
Taichung city, 403 TAIWAN (R.O.C)
Taichung City Phone +886 4 37001268  ext 203 for English


Skype English/French/Italian: darstingwu 

​✉ Email: 
taiwan.tour@northwest.com.tw
dustin@northwest.com.tw