Best of Taipei: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Best of Taipei: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Spoken in: English, 中文

( 74 reviews ) star City tour Taipei 1 - 8 watch_later 3.5 hour
  • Privately guided by your favorite local
  • Discover hidden gems that only locals know
  • Experience the buzz of an authentic market
  • Stroll around a stunning memorial hall
  • Discover the hippest place in town
  • 100% Private. Tailored around you

You will meet here: National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

What you can expect

Your first ever “Bubble Tea” should be extra special – and on this tour your private host can show you where to get the best in town. Also on this tour you can experience a Feng-Shui inspired temple, a beautiful fine arts park, as well as an authentic market where the locals do their daily shopping.

Visit Taipei highlights such as the stunning Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, with all its spectacular pomp and ceremony. You’ll also discover some hidden gems that only locals know, such as the reflexology park where you can walk on pebbles to improve your well-being. Your host can tell you the stories behind all the places you visit, and along the way you can enjoy some delicious local snacks.

In the temple you can admire the images of lions and dragons carved in stone. Wander where locals worship agricultural gods and watch as people offer the gods gifts of food and flowers to grant them good fortune. Your host can tell you about the Confucian principles that guided the design of the Taoist temple.

In the market you can taste the foods that locals love. Exotic vegetables, fresh and dried meats, surprising seafood, cooked meals, baked goods, dried fruits and more. The vendors will love to welcome you and offer you samples of their merchandise, especially the dried fruits. What will be your favourite? The dried mango or the sweet roselle flower?

The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you. Also, ask as many questions as you want. Your private host is a true local and can give you great advice on how to make the most of the rest of your stay in Taipei, including how to use the metro and the rent the public U-Bikes.

Want to adjust your private experience to your preferences? No problem - your host can fully personalize the tour to your wishes. Take a look at the videos and choose the local you like the most. And get ready to enjoy Taipei, just like a local.

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Start your tour under the flag at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Stop 1
Enjoy one of Taipei's most impressive features while learning about the history of Taiwan and how it came to be
Stop 2
Learn about the Chinese tradition of reflexology and try out a hidden 'health path'
Stop 3
You will have to look twice to spot this amazing local market with an abundance of dried fruits and meats to try
Stop 4
If you haven't already, it's time to use the MRT. Get off at the beautiful Bao'an temple and discover the stories that lie within!
Stop 5
Wander to a local street full of authentic places, try a bubble tea at a 38 year old shop
Stop 6
Fancy grabbing a cab or a bike? Choose your mode of transport to the Lin Antai Home which has 200 hundred years of history within its gardens
Stop 7
Admire the architecture of the Fine Arts Museum and find out what expeditions are going on at the time
Stop 8
Enjoy the pieces that spread through the fine arts park whilst learning about Taiwans famous aboriginal culture
End of the tour
Top off your tour at the Maji Market. Why not try something from one of the food trucks or buy something from the local organic shop?

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour (cost included)
3.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkTaxi Ride
checkMetro Ticket
check1 non alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.