Free Half-Day Tour
1. Who can participate:

Transit or transfer passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers before their next connecting flight, who have valid R.O.C. visas or come from countries eligible for visa-exempt entry.

Countries eligible for visa-exempt entry: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Republic of Chile, the Vatican, the U.K., and the U.S.A.

Also eligible are citizens from India, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia who possess a valid visa or permanent resident certificate issued by the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, the U.K., Schengen Convention countries, Australia or New Zealand. Citizens of the five Asian countries meeting the above qualifications and having never been employed in Taiwan as blue-collar migrant workers are eligible for the tours, but must first apply for visa-exempt entry by registering on the National Immigration Agency’s website: Registrants must also print out an "Authorization Certificate”, which they must present at check-in before boarding their flight for Taiwan.

2. Travel documents required:

*A: Passport valid for at least six months
B: Completed immigration embarkation/disembarkation card available at immigration counter

3. How to register:

You can book a tour after your arrival, at the Tourist Service Center located in the Arrival Lobby of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of the Taoyuan International Airport. Passengers can join only one tour during each stopover. Each tour is limited to 18 passengers on a first come, first served basis.

Terminal 1 mapTerminal 2 map

Contact information:
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tourist Service Center
Service Hours: 07:00~23:30 (Terminal 1)/ 05:30~24:00 (Terminal 2)
TEL: +886-3-398-2194, +886-3-398-3341 (or dial 12194 or 13341 on the airport’s courtesy telephone)
Should you have any queries about tour registration please contact the Tourism Bureau by

4. Itinerary & Tour schedules:

Pick-up Location Terminal 1
Tourist Service Center
Terminal 2
Tourist Service Center
Return to Airport
(Depending on traffic)
Departure Time (Morning Tour) 08:15 08:00 By 13:00
Departure Time (Afternoon Tour) 13:45 13:30 By 18:30

1. As there is no room for luggage on the bus, please store all luggage at the airport baggage service counter (fee required) before boarding the bus.
2. The Tourism Bureau reserves the right to cancel tours in case of inclement weather or other reasons.

Morning tour



Daily Morning Tour Hilight

In Taiwan’s early agricultural society, it was only during weddings, funerals, and the New Year holidays that people would have pastries and sweet treats to eat. These pastries, now eaten on all occasions from the birth of children to birthdays and weddings, are loaded with meaning and symbolism. Shou Sin Fang, a pastry factory, has now integrated factory tours into its operations, showcasing Taiwan’s local cakes and pastries. Visitors experience the production process, artifact displays, DIY experience facilities, and other services, bringing a deeper understanding of Taiwan’s culture and customs.


Sanxia, about 22 km southwest of Taipei, is a bustling town with narrow, winding streets and brick buildings, many over a century old. The main attraction is Zushi Temple, built in honor of Song Dynasty (960–1279) loyalist Chen Chao-ying, a famous general who was deified as “Protector of the Country” for his achievements and valour. This temple was in ruins at the end of World War II, and a meticulous restoration project has been underway for some forty years. The temple is known for its intricately carved stone and bronze columns and statues, and especially for its unique bird art. There are also carved stone lions, camphor wood carvings, and exquisite bronze bas-reliefs.


Daily Afternoon Tour Hilight

The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is an impressive monument built in commemoration of the late President Chiang. The majestic hall towers over 25 hectares of landscaped gardens, graceful pavilions, and ponds. A statue of the late President Chiang looks out over the city from the main building. The elegant Ming Dynasty-style arch at the main entrance is flanked by two classical buildings–the National Theater and the National Concert Hall. The square between the two buildings is a popular gathering place during festive occasions.

Longshan Temple is located in Taipei’s Wanhua District. It was founded in 1738 and dedicated to Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. Longshan Temple houses hundreds of statues of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian deities. The temple is divided into a front hall, main hall, rear hall, right wing, and left wing. Paintings of vivid creatures grace the temple walls, and stone statues of mystical creatures guard the temple grounds. Wall and roof joinings do not use any nails or metal brackets. Covered by overlapping tiles, the temple roof is decorated with figures of dragons, phoenixes, and other auspicious creatures. The temple has been declared a second -grade historic site.


5. FAQ:

1. Can I join the tour if I stay in Taiwan more than one day?
No. The tours are only for transit or transfer passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers in Taiwan.

2. Can I join both morning and afternoon tours?
No. Eligible passengers can join only one tour during each stopover.

3. Can I take my luggage on the tour?
There is no room for luggage on the bus, but you can store your luggage at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. For luggage service information, please check

4. Do you have any suggestion about what to do if we have transit time but cannot take your tour?
We suggest that you take a public bus from the airport to Taipei by yourselves and visit some attractions there. For more transportation information, please ask the Tourist Service Center in the arrival hall or check this link:

5. Do you provide currency exchange service?
There are banks that provide 24-hour exchange service at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. For detailed information about the currency exchange service, please check this link:

The itinerary is available from January 1 to December 31, 2016.
Sponsored by Tourism Bureau, MOTC, R.O.C.