Enjoy an evening of local food and shopping
Spend a relaxed evening in Taipei, traveling by metro, bus, taxi and walking in the night markets. You pick the spots and items on your shopping and food list, I'll provide you with the best route, translation and guidance to enjoy the city at your own pace.
Shops in Taipei are open every day from 11 am until 10 or 11 pm, some for 24 hours, but temples usually close by 10 pm. The open air night markets get busy from 6 pm until the early hours of the next day. Spend your evening the easy way, choose to shop and have a meal where and when you like it.
This evening tour is an ideal extension of your 'Easy Taipei' route or add-on for tours taken the same day. I can quote a special price for such a long day.
Before the last elevator goes up at 9 pm you will have a chance to see Taipei's city lights from the Taipei 101 observation deck at 382 meters on the 89th floor before it closes at 10 pm. Add night pictures to your memories at Liberty square surrounded by the National Theater and National Concert Hall and the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (its doors close by 6 pm).
After your optional meal we can visit some of the many temples, and learn how to ask for fortune. We browse shops and street markets, to get familiar with our food, snacks, fruits and tea - anything you'd like. We'll try to travel to as many places as we can from your starting point.
Favorite night markets are Huaxi Street or 'snake street', Raohe Street, Tunghua Street. Shilin night market - Taipei's biggest (but hyped and crowded) is partially indoors and underground. We'll choose one best for our route.
Note: This evening tour is an ideal extension of 'Easy Taipei' or add-on for tours during the same day
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your Taipei hotel lobby or Taipei Main station.
End location: wherever you choose to continue to go on your own.
Duration: 4 hours
Taipei's metro or 'MRT' is the fastest way to get around, and usually the city buses in their own lanes are too. There are many inexpensive yellow taxis to fill any gap in our route. Public transport ends before midnight.
We'll keep an eye on the weather, try to stay indoors when it's too hot or raining.
The metro connects all corners of metropolitan Taipei. From there we may connect with city buses, or take taxis when you want to save time.
Please let me know any mobility, medical and diet concerns in advance. Have your own medical and travel insurance up to date for this trip.
My services as a licensed tour guide for the evening and trip planner during the rest of your stay. Your bus and metro fares around town.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 NT Dollar - per person - to cover food, taxi fares and personal expenses. Many shops, restaurants and venues accept credit cards.
Food and drinks, local restaurants offer good value meals for 300-400 NT Dollars.
Your taxi fares for four passengers per car start at 70 NT Dollars per ride.
Admission to Taipei 101 observation deck at 600 NT Dollars, 1200 NT Dollars for the 'priority pass', including elevator rides between the 5th and 89th floor, 60 NT Dollars to use an audiovisual guide.
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my family enjoyed an evening tour with Christine and her husband, who complimented each other's style nicely. We started with a tasty local dinner, which allowed up to learn some fundamentals about Taipei prior to our other events and affairs. My only recommendation would be to choose a quiet restaurant, as it was difficult to hear the many good things they could share. Beyond that, they worked hard to tailor the tour to our very particular interests, and followed up that eve with excellent links/info.