2019 Free Half-Day Tour to Taiwan

The Tourism Bureau of Taiwan is offering a program "2019 Free Half-Day Tour" for all transit passengers. Please check out the document below.

  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 the website of Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs:  http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1443&ctNode=779&mp=2.


Also eligible are citizens from India, Indonesia, Myanmar, 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 the 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.

  1. Travel documents required:

A: Passport valid for at least six months

B: Completed immigration embarkation/disembarkation card available at immigration counter

  1. How to register:

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 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.tw. We only accept Excel files, not pdf, or handwritten forms. We will make a reservation for you if you are eligible.

Each tour is limited to 18 passengers, and passengers can join only one tour during each stopover.

To avoid passengers missing their departure flight, we don’t accept morning tour registration for passengers who are scheduled to depart before 3:00 p.m. on the day of the tour, and we also don’t accept afternoon tour registration for passengers who will depart before 8:30 p.m. on the same day.



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 us by e-mailing halfdaytour@tbroc.gov.tw.


  1. Tour schedules & itineraries:
Pick-up Location Terminal 1 Tourist Service Center Terminal 2 Tourist Service Center Return to Airport (Depending on traffic)
Departure Time

(Morning Tour)

08:30 08:15  12:30
Departure Time (Afternoon Tour) 14:15 14:00  18:15


  • 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.

  • The Tourism Bureau reserves the right to adjust or cancel tours in case of inclement weather or other reasons.
  • Please follow the instructions of the staff on the day of the tour. If you do not comply, the Tourism Bureau has the right to refuse your participation.


2019      Free Half-Day Tour

Daily Sanxia-Yingge Half-Day Tour (Morning)

08:15 Leave Terminal 2 of Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport for Sanxia
08:30 Leave Terminal 1 of Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport for Sanxia
09:15 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.

10:45 Sanxia → Yingge
11:00 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.

12:00 Yingge → Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport


Arrive at airport

Daily Taipei City Half-Day Tour (Afternoon)

14:00 Leave Terminal 2 of Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport for Taipei City
14:15 Leave Terminal 1 of Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport for Taipei City
15:05 Taking in sights of western Taipei from the bus
  Taipei Fine Arts Museum (pass by)
  Grand Hotel (pass by)


Ximending (visit)
15:50 Taking in sights of eastern Taipei from the bus
  Taipei City Government (pass by)

Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (pass by)

  Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (pass by)
16:15 Taipei 101 (get off bus for photo taking)

Taiwan’s most iconic manmade landmark and one of the world’s tallest buildings; a modernist stratosphere-scraper also rich in auspicious Chinese symbolism.

17:15      Taipei City → Taiwan Taoyuan Int’l Airport

18:15      Arrive at airport


The updated itineraries are valid to December 31, 2019.