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taipei, Taiwan
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🇹🇼 Taiwan: DIY 6-night tour with direct return ✈️, unlimited rail pass, a Taipei day-tour & 🏨s

Saves you £700+ vs going on an 5-night organised tour 🫶

£1,031 total price

Step 2: Book your rail passClick here
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Grace·15/05/2024
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Mateys, Taiwan is easily one of Asia's most underrated countries, and you need to visit Taiwan before it gets too popular. One of our pirates went a few months ago and can't stop talking about how incredible her trip was.

5-night tours to Taiwan will set you back around £1,250, not including flights, but we've put together a 6-night DIY tour including flights, accommodation, your unlimited rail pass and two one-day tours from £1,039 - so you'll be likely saving around £700 if not more! So, we think it's well-worth it.

There's so much to see in this diverse country, so we've paired the flights with a Taiwan public transport pass, so that you can explore other places after Taipei. We'd get the consecutive 5-day standard joint pass (but there are other options below) and follow the itinerary below to visit Taiwan's most iconic destinations and attractions while travelling sustainably and in style:

DAY 1 - Taoyuan (Airport) – Taipei - Travel from the airport to your accommodation in Taipei (don't use your train pass on this day - just pay the very small fare separately)

DAY 2 - Taipei - Do MyTaiwanTours' Ultimate Taipei Day Tour (around £78)

DAY 3 - Taipei – Banqiao – Hsinchu – Taipei

DAY 4 - Taipei – Taichung – Tainan – Taipei

DAY 5 - Taipei – Zuoying (Kaohsiung)

DAY 6 - Kaohsiung – Hualien – Taipei

DAY 7 - Taipei – Taoyuan (Airport) (don't use your train pass on this day - just pay the very small fare separately)

Too short? You can of course extend your trip for longer than a week. We've provided a few options below for flights to extend your time for the same flight cost.

Check out our Taiwan travel guide to help you with your adventure.

Pirate tip 🏴‍☠️: If you book any of MyTaiwanTour's one-day tours, you can get 10% off with the code holidaypirates_tw10.

Highlights

Great for solo travellers

Details

Flights:

Best value:

You'll fly direct from London Gatwick to Taipei with China Airlines from £777 return.

Example date: 15–22 February, 2025

⚠️ These aren't the cheapest flights but for a one-week trip, we think you're best to go direct rather than have a lengthy layover

Alternative flights:

Extend to a 14-night trip: 15 February–1 March, 2025

Other flight options from £777

Unlimited 5-day rail pass:

NT2,800 converts to £69.11 at the time this deal is written.

Accommodation in Taipei:

Example dates: 16–21 February 2025

Hostel option:

4-star hotel option:

Hotel for Zuoying:

Tours:

Make the most of your time by booking a tour to discover the highlights Taipei has to offer.

Don't forget to use the unique code to get 10% off! The total is $99, which is around £78.

Price breakdown:

£777 (flights) + £85 (Taipei hostel) + £21 (Zuoying hotel) + £70 (rail pass) + £78 (day tour) = £1,031 per person

Other Options

Other rail pass options:

If this itinerary seems a bit too jam-packed for you or you prefer travelling a bit slower, consider these rail passes instead:

Additional Information

We might be pirates, but we’re an honest bunch. We check all our deals when we review them to make sure everything is available. However, with deals this hot, things change quickly—flight prices fluctuate, hotel rooms sell out, currencies yo-yo. But mainly, demand for the best deals means the lowest prices don’t last long. If you’ve missed out this time, don’t worry, we’re working on more great offers.

Interested in offsetting your carbon emissions for this flight? Read our guide to help you make an informed decision.

Travelling solo? Check out our single-travel deals here.

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