Taste our Taiwanese food and go shopping
Relax after a busy day in Taipei. We visit the night markets - traveling by metro, bus, taxi on quick and convenient routes. I'll be your guide and translator and show you the best buys in the shops and markets near your hotel.
Taiwan shops are open every day, but close by 10 or 11 pm, some are open 24 hours. Open air night markets usually start around sunset or 6 pm and last until well after midnight.
There are night markets in towns and cities all over Taiwan. Some are near lively temples, attracting crowds and a few have been written about so much they have become a tourist trap: Shilin as the biggest and busiest.
Often the smaller night markets are easier to walk through to enjoy the real local scene and Taiwanese snacks, fresh fruit drinks and bubble tea; these will tempt you everywhere.
We can make our choice where to feel the local atmosphere, shop for your wishes and have a small meal, pick up delicacies and goods from the local market vendors.
On a clear day, we can start with a look at Taipei's evening skyline from the 89th floor observatory of Taipei 101. The last elevator goes up by 9 pm. Next we can take a brief walk in the modern and fancy Xinyi shopping district.
After your optional meal in a food court, mall or market we can visit the shops and street markets - and travel to as many places as we can.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you in Taipei city.
End location: wherever you choose to continue to go on your own, or we return to your hotel.
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 yellow taxis to fill any gap in our route or to save time or show you places along the way. We'll keep an eye on the weather, and try to stay indoors when it's too hot or raining.
Duration: 4 hours
We will choose the best route and direction on the day of your visit, depending on the weather and traffic. After 10.30 pm most public transport starts to reduce the frequency of service until midnight. So it is best to take taxis the later it gets.
The metro will take you from the center to all corners of metropolitan Taipei. From there we can connect with city buses, taxis or sometimes even trains.
For Keelung cruise passengers staying overnight: intercity bus or train to/from Taipei takes about 50 minutes.
My services as a licensed tour guide for the evening and trip planner during your stay.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
800 NT Dollar - to cover fares and personal expenses, food. Many shops, restaurants and venues accept credit cards.
Your taxi, bus and metro fares - on a typical evening we may spend some NT$ 300 per person on tickets and fares. Taxi meters start at NT$ 70 for four passengers.
Local restaurants offer good value meals for NT$ 400-500. Let me know if there's anything special you'd like to eat, or not ?
Admission to Taipei 101 observation deck is NT$ 600 (cash/credit card), including elevator rides. For the priority lane both ways it is NT$ 1200.
Please have your travel and medical insurance up to date.
I'm not a driver, but I can arrange a car so you can see more and save time.
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Fantastic tour of amazing food and beautiful Temples and Markets. This is a MUST for anyone visiting Taipei. Michelle really knows all the best and most authentic places to visit. You will truly enjoy this tour!