Taipei 101 Observatory

Taipei 101 Observatory: Our most recommended tours and activities

Taipei: Private Day Tour by Car

1. Taipei: Private Day Tour by Car

Benefit with pick-up from your preferred meeting point in Taipei and journey through the city aboard a comfortable and clean car. It is also very suitable for travelers on a short layover with only a few hours to spare with the option of drop off at the airport or cruise terminal at Keelung Harbor if needed. Suggested sights include the Martyr's Shrine, Lin An Tai Historical House and Taipei 101, the 101-floor landmark skyscraper that claimed the title of the world's tallest building when it opened in 2004. Here you can have a photo and view this building with tips and hints from your local tour guide. Visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and the Dalongdong Baoan Temple, originally built by clan members in Tong'an, Xiamen, who immigrated to Taipei in the early 19th century.  The tour is flexible and can be customized, create your own itinerary of the city and see the attractions that interest you most, once your reservation has been received, your itinerary will be built with you, according to your preference.

Taipei: Din Tai Fung Restaurant Voucher

2. Taipei: Din Tai Fung Restaurant Voucher

Din Tai Fung is the world-famous Taiwanese Cuisine Restaurant. It is famed for its gourmet steamed dumpling which has been awarded a one star by Michelin Guide for years. It was also included as part of Michelin’s “simple shop serving local food” in 2016. This coupon allows you to enjoy high-end traditional Taiwanese food for an affordable price. Whether the classic steamed dumpling in a variety of flavors or the richly flavored fried rice with seasonal vegetable and sweet and sour soup, you will be able to enjoy any Taiwanese food you want in Din Tai Fung Restaurant. A Course Set Menu- • 4 Xiao Long Bao • 1 Shrimp and pork dumpling • 1 Vegetable and pork dumpling • 1 Fish dumpling • 1 Egg fried rice (Shared with others) • 1 Seasonal vegetable (shared with others) • 1 Hot and sour soup (Shared with others) • 1 Steamed red bean dumpling B Course Set Menu • 4 Xiaolongbao • 1 Chicken Xiao Long Bao • 1 Veg.& Mush. Steamed Dumpling • 1 Fish Steamed Dumpling • 1 Shrimp and Pork Shumai • 1 Stir-fried Veg. Dish(Shared Dish) • 1 Shrimp&Pork Fried Rice (with egg)(Shared) • 1 Hot and Sour Soup(Shared) • 1 Taro Xiaolongbao

Taipei Night Tour & Din Tai Fung Steamed Dumplings

3. Taipei Night Tour & Din Tai Fung Steamed Dumplings

Explore Taipei at night and take in some of its most exciting sights on this 4-hour night tour. After meeting your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, head to the busiest commercial district of Taipei. See the iconic “Taipei 101”, once the tallest building in the world, shining at night. This skyscraper was once the tallest building in the world that reaches a height of 508 meters, towering over the skyline of Taipei. The building has 101 stories, with an observatory deck on the 89th floor, where the visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Taipei City. Not only that, it has one of the top 3 fastest elevators in the world; from the 5th to the 89th floor, it only takes 37 seconds. Next, enjoy dinner at the Michelin Bib Gourmand Selection Restaurant, Din Tai Fung, where you'll enjoy the world-renowned Xiaolongbao (Steamed Pork Dumplings). In addition to Xiaolongbao, a number of its signature dishes will be served, such as hot and sour soup, shredded pork fried rice, seasonal vegetable, etc. (menu items are subject to change according to seasonality and availability) Then, experience the bustling Raohe Street Tourist Night Market. If you still have room for dessert or snack after dinner, the dazzling array of food stalls in the night market won’t let you down! Black pepper bun, oyster vermicelli, spare ribs stewed in herbal soup, iced sweet glutinous rice dumplings and many more, will make you eat nonstop. Next, walk across the Rainbow Bridge, one of Taipei's colorful bridges, and take in the city lights on the other side of the river. Before your tour comes to an end back at the MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station. You will encounter Taiwan’s religious practices and culture at the Songshan Ciyou Temple. The temple was built in 1753, dedicated to “Black Faced Mazu”, Goddess of the Sea. The three tiered roof is richly decorated with Chinese traditional ornaments, such as the flying dragons and the figures of deities, featuring the Chinese myths; the ornaments are crafted with Koji Pottery.

Taipei: Walking Christmas Photography and Shopping Tour

4. Taipei: Walking Christmas Photography and Shopping Tour

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking colorful lights that adorn the streets every year in November and December, while the shops are spruced up and made festive with Christmas decorations. Visit the Xinyi Shopping District, the busiest shopping area in Taiwan. Take in a number of department stores, malls, and high-end restaurants that are located in this area. Behold the lovely window displays that are designed with fantastic winter themes. Take advantage of the photogenic Christmas installations of department stores and malls that will make your cameras busy. While in the area, visit the Taipei 101 Mall that adjoins the skyscraper anchored by numerous luxury retailers to not only satisfy your shopping cravings but also feast your eyes on their fascinating displays. Continue with a visit to Bellavita Mall, commonly known as “the mall for socialites”. Enjoy this mall that provides a luxurious shopping experience with exquisite wide open spaces and elegant interior design. The Christmas display showcases a different winter scene yearly and never ceases to amaze. After lunch, visit the oldest temple in Taipei, Lungshan Temple, and learn about the differences and similarities between the cultures of Taipei. Finally, embrace the opportunity to take Insta-worthy photos at Christmasland in New Taipei City. Christmasland covers a huge area, making it one of the biggest Christmas markets in Asia. Every year Christmasland is held under a different theme, and with illuminated skywalks, life-size statues of cartoon characters, amusement rides, and themed shops, it becomes a playground that appeals to all ages. The tour will end with a drop-off at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station around 21:00.

From Taipei: Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour

5. From Taipei: Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour

Explore the Northeast Coast of Taipei and stroll through Jiufen Village on this afternoon tour from Taipei. Visit the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area, a popular swimming spot for locals, and drive past lighthouses, fishing villages, pastoral farmlands, and charming temples. Meet your guide and driver and take a ride to the northeast part of Taipei to discover the remnants of the gold-rush past. As you make your way towards Jiufen, stop at Nanya Natural Rock Formation, to see unique rock formations eroded by sea waters. Continue your tour as you drive past the Bay of Two Colors, affectionately nicknamed the Ying-Yang Sea due to its contrasting colors. Next, head to Jinguashi to see the Remains of the 13 Levels. Established in the 1930s, this copper and gold refining plant was shut down in the 1980s. Today this location has become a popular spot for shooting music videos and TV commercials. Next stop, Jiufen Village, once the center of gold mining in Taiwan. The gold is gone, but the quaint old village, built of closely-packed houses clinging to steep mountainsides, continues to offer enchanting scenery and fascinating glimpses into the lifestyles of the past. Sip on a cup of tea at one of the town's unique tea shops, or stroll along the quaint streets and shop for local snacks, like Tarro Balls, or souvenirs. Your tour ends with a return transfer to your chosen drop-off location, at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101) or MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station.

Taipei Private Night Tour

6. Taipei Private Night Tour

Experience the dynamic nightlife of Taipei and marvel at the neon lights of popular entertainments districts, along with historic monuments floodlit for the night. Benefit from pickup at your hotel in the evening, and then head to the ornate Paoan Temple to savor the peace and quiet as you admire the architecture with your guide. Go to a nearby market selling a selection of tasty street foods off the tourist path. Sample authentic dishes before heading to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Get wonderful views of the National Theater and National Concert Hall on Liberty Square. Continue towards the Elephant Mountain Trail, and pass the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper. Take an optional ride up to the observatory to get panoramic views from the top.  

Taipei: Classic Landmarks Day Tour

7. Taipei: Classic Landmarks Day Tour

Discover Taipei on this guided tour of the city and learn about the city's rich history, both past and present. After the pickup, visit the Grand Hotel, the first five-star hotel in Taiwan and learn why it has a secret channel. Then, head to the National Palace Museum, one of the world’s largest museums with a rich collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks through 8,000 years of Chinese civilization. Continue on to visit the fascinating neighborhood of Dadaocheng, where streets and alleys present you with a mix of history and present, tradition and modernity. Then, marvel at the atmospheric Dihua for its chic cafés, traditional shops, and mini art galleries. Move on to the monument Cheng-en Gate, which was built hundreds of years ago and is one of the five historic gates in Taipei. Have a lunch break at Taipei's most robust Ximending Commercial District, where you can find Michelin-starred food, street performance, and unique Taiwan goods. After the lunch break, experience Taiwan’s religious practice and culture in Lungshan Temple, where the locals pray and ask for God's blessing by tossing the divining blocks. Later, go to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, an impressive monument honoring the former President Chiang that can’t be missed. Watch the guard-changing ceremony in the hall, and see their impressive movements in front of Chiang Kai-shek’s giant statue. End the tour with a visit to Taipei 101 Mall. The skyscraper beside it is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Go to the top and enjoy the panoramic view of Taipei city from the observatory deck.

Taipei: City Highlights Private Sightseeing Tour with Guide

8. Taipei: City Highlights Private Sightseeing Tour with Guide

Be collected from your accommodation and head to the first stop of the day, Dalongdong Baoan Temple. Explore this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, built in 1742, and learn about the fascinating story of its transformation from a wooden shrine to the masterpiece it is today. Next, head to the oldest commercial street in Taipei, Dihua Street, where you can find architecture dating back to the 1850s. Wander down the street and feel immersed in the bustling vibrancy of the atmosphere as the locals go about their busy day. Then, fast-forward to the present day to marvel at the modern architecture of Taipei 101, once the tallest building in the world. Here, opt to journey up to the stunning observation deck, or enjoy some free time to explore the city streets for a spot of shopping or lunch. After Teipei 100, visit the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, which was erected in honor of Taiwan’s former president Generalissimo, who founded modern Taiwan after losing the Chinese Civil War. Then, head to one of the city’s signature landmarks, The Grand Hotel, which was built to accommodate foreign ambassadors after Chiang’s retreat. Finally, take a bow of honor to the fallen soldiers of the war at the National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine, which is also home to an elaborate array of Chinese architecture.

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What people are saying about Taipei 101 Observatory

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 414 reviews

Jimmy was a great tour guide. He quickly adapted the agenda to fit my interests and shared lots of interesting information with me about taiwan including it’s people, history, culture and more.

Alan was so friendly and eager to share his knowledge of Taipei. We ended up booking a second day to go to Jiufen and Shifen. We would highly recommend him.

Exceptional and well organized. The tour guide was so helpful and accommodating. He is so informative and we enjoyed the tour so much. Highly commendable.

Great. Food was awesome. Usually you need to wait more than 50 minutes to get in the restaurant. With this voucher, we waited about 25 minutes.

Alan was excellent in every way. Personable, changed our itenerary on the fly at our request. He made it an exceptional day!