Northern Coast from Keelung Port

Northern Coast from Keelung Port

1 person, price starting from
TWD 7.500
2 people, price per person starting from
TWD 4.450
3 people, price per person starting from
TWD 3.250
4 people, price per person starting from
TWD 3.100
5 people, price per person starting from
TWD 2.600
6 people, price per person starting from
TWD 2.300
7 people, price per person starting from
TWD 2.100
8 people, price per person starting from
TWD 1.950
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► Perfect opportunity to discover the beautiful Northern part of Taiwan during your cruise;
► Discover Taiwan's history and culture with your private guide/driver;
► Are you a big fan of cats? Your guide/driver will bring you to Taiwan's cat village; Houtong Cat Village (

說明 Introduction

This is the perfect tour if you would like to visit the Northern part of Taiwan, while having a day off from your cruise! Your private English speaking (any other language on request) and licensed guide/driver will pick you up from Keelung Port to show Jiufen, Houtong Cat Village, Shifen and Pingxi to you in one day. Afterwards, the guide will bring you back to Keelung where the cruise will continue. 


Northern Coast from Keelung Port - Schedule

This tour will start with a pick up at the Port of Keelung. Your private guide/driver will be waiting for you. Your schedule of today will be: 

Your first stop will be at Jiufen Old Street. During the Qing Dynasty, the isolated village housed only nine families, thus the village would request "nine portions" every time shipments arrived from town. "Jiu" means "nine", "Fen" means "portions". Until the 1950's, Jiufen was a prosperous gold mining town but in the next years the town started its declined. This small village is located within hills, next to the mountains, and facing the ocean. Its special location, saved it from becoming another anonymous mining ghost town. Jiufen is now a popular tourist destination for Taipeites eager to relive scenes from the past.

Houtong Cat Village is a must-see for cat lovers; a home to hundreds of cats. The village used to be a small coal mining town during the Japanese time. However, in 2008, a local who had a huge love for cats, began taking care of the abandoned cats in the town. This person found volunteers to let them post pictures of the cats on online platforms. These pictures are noticed by tourists and nowadays it is the ultimate cat lover - destination in Taiwan. 

In between, you will have time to have lunch which is not included. Your guide/driver can suggest you some restaurants in the area.

Shifen Old Street is filled mainly by sky lantern and souvenir shops, grocery stores, fruits and vegetables vendors and restaurants on both sides of the railway. In little Shifen, the train passes through the village just metres from the houses; houses are really built adjacent to the rails.
Located in Pingxi District, Shifen is the most famous stop along Pingxi Branch Line. Pingxi Line was originally built to transport coal and now has transformedin to a renowned railway to discover the coal-mining history of Taiwan.  About 15 to 20 minutes walking distance from the Old Street, you will find the Shi Fen Waterfall one of the the widest, largest, and most abundant water waterfalls in Taiwan.

Famous for the unique railway passes above houses and streets. Pinxi is also world renowned for their sky lanterns; visitors can write their wishes on a lantern and release it in to the sky. In almost evry little shop in the town you will find a lantern seller. The old houses have become now stores selling souvenirs and local flavored snaks. The Lantern Festival is held in February and attracts thousand of visitors, making impossible to move easily.

As your cruise will continue in the end of the afternoon/beginning of the evening, you will have to be back at the Port of Keelung at 16:00. Therefore, your guide will bring you back to the Port of Keelung at around 15:15 (the drive is approximately 45 minutes).


注意事項 Notes

Price includes:
► Full day private licensed English speaking (any other language on request) guide/driver and his/her expenses (meals);
► Pick up and drop off at Keelung Port;
► Fuel, parking fees, etc;
► Insurance

Price doesn't include:
► Everything not mentioned in 'price includes';
► Meals;
► Possible entrance tickets and activities 

To receive a quotation please send us the following information:

1) Date;
2) How many persons (adults, kids and infants):

or send us an email:

We will send you a quotation within 48 hours (Monday to Friday).

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About Northwest:

Founded in 1986, Northwest is one of the major travel agencies in Taiwan. With its 30 years of experience and 2 offices in Taiwan, Northwest offers a professional and multilingual service to satisfy all the needs of our clients.  Our network of specialists guarantee you to enjoy the incredible sense of hospitality that the island of Taiwan has to offer with a broad range of budgets.