Private Tour of Old Taipei: The Real Deal

Private Tour of Old Taipei: The Real Deal

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  • Privately guided by your favorite local
  • Enjoy delicious local snacks
  • Experience the non-touristy Taipei
  • See contrasting old & new architecture
  • Take in the vibes of a local street market
  • 100% private. 100% customizable

You will meet here: Longshan Temple Station

What you can expect

Stroll through the narrow alleyways of Taipei’s oldest district. See how the locals live and chill-out on the streets: playing board games, drinking tea, and eating out. Visit a local school and try the wooden hoop game that local kids have played for centuries. Pass through the tiny street full of Chinese medicine shops, a hidden treasure you’d never find in a tourist guide book. Only locals know of it.

On this private tour you can experience the authentic Taipei. You can also enjoy the must-see sights such as the awesome Lungshan Temple: the oldest and most beautiful temple in the whole of Taipei. Your host can guide you through and you’ll see how the locals use prayer beads before offering food and flowers to their gods.

Back in the tranquil, relaxed street-life atmosphere, your host can tell you all about the local traditions and customs. You can hear about how the strong family values of the locals are at the heart of almost everything they do. Getting hungry? Choose a tasty curried rice ball or a sweet beancurd snack. You local host can show you where you can enjoy the best in town.

No trip to Taipei would be complete without a visit to a street market. This tour can include one that you’ll never forget. Fish stalls next to fashion boutiques. Household goods alongside flower shops. It’s all here. The authentic Taipei.

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.

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

This is the plan

Meeting Point
MRT Longshan Temple Station
Stop 1
Discover one of Taipei's oldest temples and the traditions taken place within it's walls
Stop 2
Wander down the hidden herb street where you can find all your traditional Chinese medicines
Stop 3
Check out one of Taipei's oldest and most preserved places in the historic Bopilliao Area
Stop 4
No Taiwanese tour is complete without visiting a local market
Stop 5
Getting peckish? Choose between a sweet or savory bun at a local pastry vendor
Stop 6
Walk around the traditional streets and learn about it's history at Wanhua Station
Stop 7
Get your free pass inside the Wanhua Lin house build in 1932 during the Japanese colonisation
End of the tour
Weave around some local streets towards the MRT. Your host can direct you to the best local spots

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

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Longshan Temple Station
Guest pick-up
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  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide

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  • 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.