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: Please refer to http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1443&ctNode=779&mp=2.

Also eligible are citizens from India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos who have applied online for an R.O.C. "Travel Authorization Certificate”. For detailed qualification and application information, please refer to the website of National Immigration Agency: https://niaspeedy.immigration.gov.tw/nia_southeast/. Registrants must print out the "Travel Authorization Certificate”, which is required for both arrival and departure immigration inspection in 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:

Each tour is limited to 18 passengers, and passengers can join only one tour during each stopover.
There are 12 seats for on-site registration; please book your tour after arrival at the Tourist Service Center located in the Arrival Lobby of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
Besides on-site registration, we will keep 6 seats for reservation from 14 days to 30 days prior to passengers’ arrival. If you would like to reserve a tour in advance,please fill in the application form and e-mail it to halfdaytour@tbroc.gov.twWe will make a reservation for you if you are eligible.
To avoid passengers missing their departure flight, we don’t accept morning tour registration for passengers who are scheduled to depart before 15:00 p.m. on the day of the tour, and we also don’t accept afternoon tour registration for passengers who will depart before 20:30 p.m. on the same day.

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 e-mailinghalfdaytour@tbroc.gov.tw.

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 13:15
Departure Time (Afternoon Tour) 14:00 13:45 By 18:30

Note:
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

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2017 Free Half-Day Tour
Daily Sanxia-Yingge Half-Day Tour (Morning)
08:00 Leave Terminal 2 of Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport for Sanxia
08:15 Leave Terminal 1 of Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport for Sanxia
09:15 Sanxia Qingshui Zushi Temple (visit)
Ornate Daoist temple; founded in 1769; dedicated to a Song Dynasty General deified as the “Divine Ancestor.” Much of the artwork in the present structure was created by a team of the world’s best master artisans beginning in the late 1940s.
09:45 *Sanxia Old Street (visit)
Beautiful old street; renovated red-brick merchant houses and residences, dating from the late Qing Dynasty/early Japanese colonial era; houses feature ornate facades with late Qing, Japanese, and Baroque elements.
New Taipei City Hakka Museum (visit)
(Closed on first Monday each month; if first Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be closed the following Monday; if museum is closed, Lanran Park will be visited instead.)
10:15 Sanxia → Yingge
10:30 Yingge Ceramics Old Street (visit)
Yingge is the “Pottery Capital of Taiwan,” producing high-quality ceramics since the early 1800s, with over 800 resident artists; cobblestoned Old Street with over 100 attractive outlets selling everything from inexpensive cups to costly handcrafted statues.
11:30 Tai-Hwa Pottery (visit)
A great treasure-house of beautifully crafted ceramics pieces, from traditional Chinese to modern/abstract; produces diplomatic gifts for the ROC President’s office.
12:15 Yingge → Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport
13:15 Back at airport
Daily Taipei City Half-Day Tour (Afternoon)
13:45 Leave Terminal 2 of Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport for Taipei City
14:00 Leave Terminal 1 of Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport for Taipei City
15:00 Taipei 101 (get off bus for photo shooting)
Taiwan’s most iconic manmade landmark and one of the world’s tallest buildings; a modernist stratosphere-scraper also rich in auspicious Chinese symbolism.
15:20 Taking in sights of eastern Taipei from the bus
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (pass by)
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (pass by)
15:50 Longshan Temple (visit)
Founded in 1738; important and very busy center of religious worship, and one of the world’s premier examples of traditional Chinese temple art.
16:20 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall & Memorial Park (visit)
A tourist favorite, dominating an exquisitely landscaped park; gleaming white-marble hall and palace-style National Theater and Concert Hall.
17:00 Taking in sights of western Taipei from the bus
Beimen (North Gate) (pass by)
Presidential Office Building (pass by)
Taipei Fine Arts Museum (pass by)
Grand Hotel (pass by)
17:30 Taipei City → Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport
18:30 Back at airport
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 http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/store3_2/1112

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: http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/buses/

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: http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/store3_2/1103

These itineraries are valid from January 1 to December 31, 2017.
Sponsored by Tourism Bureau, MOTC, R.O.C.