Visit Taipei: Taiwan city break

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Duration (in days): 4

From: Taipei

To: Taipei

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£350

Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Explore the fascinating city of Taipei in Taiwan during this short city break. You’ll have four days to explore this – devouring street food in the night markets, admiring ancient architecture and shopping for boutique luxuries. Japanese culture has a heavy influence on the art, cinema and social culture of Taiwan, while its historic Chinese connection provides delicious food and the Mandarin language spoken by the friendly locals. A few days in this fascinating city will fly by, making it the perfect stop on your way to Australia or as part of around the world trip.

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

You’ll remember…

  • Your first bite of a soft bao bun full of beef and chillies
  • Admiring the views of the mountains from the top of Taipei 101
  • Window shopping for design souvenirs in cool boutique shops
  • Seeing the blend of Chinese and Japanese culture in architecture and design

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive Taipei  

On arrival in Taipei, you will be met at the airport and driven into the city, checking into your hotel for three nights. Taipei is an undeniably cool city packed with intriguing boutique shops and minimalist cafes. Everywhere you turn, you'll find a hint of Japanese style, but with a simpler and more natural vibe.

Overnight in 4* hotel

Day 2 & 3: Taipei    

You'll have two full days to explore this city, steeped in history and culture. In refreshing contrast to other Asian cities, Taipei is a peaceful, tree-lined city, surrounded by lush green mountains.

We recommend that you start your day in Liberty Square, where you can admire the magnificent arch and explore the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Next, visit the National Palace Museum with its collection of Chinese art, then head to Longshan Temple in the afternoon to see worshippers gather to chant amongst the incense.

Grab a tasty, local bao bun for lunch and enjoy a stroll through the small streets, where aloe vera plants hang from grocery stalls alongside big wasabi roots. Taipei is a top foodie destination with a cuisine flavoured by both Chinese and Japanese influence.

Tonight, we’ve included an evening street food tour to Ningxia Market. Here, you can look forward to sampling fried yam balls, pork leg with rice and shrimp soup, as well as a delicious salt and pepper chicken with barbecue sauce, plus vegetarian dishes like sticky rice with mushrooms or taro balls with egg. Enjoy a bubble tea or a peanut roll ice cream for a sweet finish!

Overnight in 4* hotel

Day 4: Depart Taipei 

Spend one last morning exploring the cool shops which line the streets of the Shida neighbourhood before being driven back to the airport for your onward flight.

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Weather

Taiwan is mostly warm all year round, although there's a chance of tropical rain, which keeps the island so lush and green. There are around four typhoons a year that tend to hit between July and September, so one of the best times to visit is between October and May.

We've made a similar trip

If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog post What to do in Taiwan in 7 days - written by one of our consultants who has been there.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you

What's included: 

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

 

Not included: 

  • Flights
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Any excursions not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
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