Pre & Post Congress Tours

Book your tour and Explore Taipei. (Please book the tour via the registration HERE)

 

 

Rate Tour Min. and Max. pax
Pre-Congress Tours (Monday, November 6th )
TWD 1800

(approx. US$ 58)

Tour A: Yingge Old Street and the Shu’s Pottery

Time: 1330-1800

Including the guide, shuttle bus, insurance, pottery material

20-70 pax
TWD 2300

(approx. US$ 75)

Tour B: LongShan Temple and XiaoLongbao DIY

Time: 1400-1800

Including the guide, shuttle bus, insurance, dumpling ingredients

20-70 pax
Post-Congress Tours (Friday, November 10th )
TWD 1900

(approx. US$ 62)

Tour C: Tamsui Historical Tour

Time: 1300-1830

Including the guide, shuttle bus, insurance, tickets for museum & ferry

30-70 pax
TWD 3400

(approx. US$ 110)

Tour D: Northeast Coast Tour

Time: 0930-1800

Including the guide, shuttle bus, insurance, lunch, tickets for museum & park

**Lunch is included**

30-70 pax

Dress code: Casual dresses and comfortable shoes

Minimum and Maximum Numbers:

The Organizer reserves the right to cancel the trip if the registered number is not reached the minimum number for the tour. If a trip is cancelled, the registrant may choose between an alternative trip or a full refund. If the alternative trip chosen is of a lower value than that originally booked then you are entitled to a refund of the price difference. If the alternative tour chosen is of a higher value then you will pay the difference in price.

Cancellation:

For requesting the cancellation, please send a written cancellation to the Congress Secretariat at ihf2017-taipei@gisgroup.com .

-Before Sep 20, 2017 – Full refund minus a TWD 500 non-refundable cancellation fee

-After Sep 21, 2017 – Cancellations will not be accepted

*Refunds will be made within 1 month after the congress.

*Additional to TWD 500 non-refundable cancellation fee, participant is responsible for any penalty or credit card charges that may incur from the cancellations, amendments, or refund process.

Pre-Congress Tours

Tour A: Yingge Old Street and the Shu’s Pottery

Time: 1330-1800, Monday, November 6

Minimum and Maximum Numbers: 20-70 pax

Fee: TWD 1800 (US$ 58) – Including the guide, shuttle bus, insurance, pottery material

 

Yingge, a place where you can enjoy a great taste of art and history, is located in the southwest of Taipei City. It is especially known for its ceramics and potteries. When you arrive in town, you can immediately spot the landmark of Yingge, “Square Kiln”, which was traditionally used for over 200 years in the making of potteries. Walking along the Old Street with over 100 stores, you can find the Made-In-Taiwan potteries. Do not hesitate; it can be a perfect souvenir for you to bring back home. What is more is that you can try out throwing your own pottery or creating your own hand pottery at the Shu’s Pottery Workshop.

Tour B: LongShan Temple and XiaoLongbao DIY

Time: 1400-1800, Monday, November 6th

Minimum and Maximum Numbers: 20-70 pax

Fee: TWD 2300 (US$ 75) – Including the guide, shuttle bus, insurance, dumpling ingredients

 

LongShan Temple, located in Wanhua district in Taipei City, was built in 1738. It is not only a masterpiece of Chinese architecture, where it is regarded as a historical site of second grade, but also the center of people’s religious life, where it is a popular worship destination for the locals. The LongShan Temple has always kept its nature as a Buddhist Temple, but along its course of development, many deities of Taoism and Confucian were included. After strolling along the reminiscent spot, getting an unforgettable cultural experience, it’s time for a taste of the Taiwanese cuisines. The delegates are not only given the opportunity to try out some famous XiaoLongbao, but also have the chance to “Do It Yourself”, make your own at Dian Shui Lou.

Post-Congress Tours

Tour C: Tamsui Historical Tour

Time: 1300-1830, Friday, November 10th

Minimum and Maximum Numbers: 30-70 pax

Fee: TWD 1900 (US$ 62) – Including the guide, shuttle bus, insurance, tickets for museum & ferry

 

Located just 40 minutes MRT ride from Taipei City, Tamsui, once a busy port, is now one of the hottest attraction spots among locals and tourists. You’ll be able to hop on a ferry boat ride at the Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf, where you will be sailing on the Tamsui River and taking in the mesmerizing view of Taipei. After heading back on land, you are given the chance to travel in time with a visit to the Tamsui Historical Museum and the Tamsui Customs Officer’s Residence, where you get to see a variety of western (Spanish, Dutch) colonial, southern Fujianese, and native Taiwanese culture. Other than its cultural and historic treasures, Tamsui Old Street offers a large array of restaurants, cafes, shops, local stalls, and street performances for you to enjoy as well.

Tour D: Northeast Coast Tour

Time: 0930-1800, Friday, November 10th

Minimum and Maximum Numbers: 30-70 pax

Fee: TWD 3400 (US$ 110) – Including the guide, shuttle bus, insurance, lunch, tickets for museum & park

**Lunch is included**

 

The northeast coast of Taiwan is a dazzling route with a wide range of landscapes. The first stop of the northeast coast tour is the Juming Museum, where it is known for its Tai-Chi series sculptures. While enjoying these majestic pieces of art, you are also given the opportunity to try out the local leisure – Tai-Chi. After a relaxing morning, the next stop is the Yehliu Geopark, where it offers stunning landscapes eroded by the sea, and a number of unique geological formations. The most iconic one is the “Queen’s Head”. Our last stop for the day is Jiufen, a town once known for gold mining. Although the gold is gone now, it has become a popular visitor destination. The town is a maze of lanes and alleys filled with retro Chinese and Japanese style cafes, teahouses and souvenir shops. What is more to know is that it actually serves as an inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki’s film “Spirited Away”.