Free tour

Gleaming Tamsui - Dinosaur Expedition Tour (hosted by Tamsui Historical Museum)

Duration: 1h and 30min
Registered on May 09, 2018

Like It Formosa, the No.1 walking tour in Taiwan on TripAdvisor. Explore Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung with our award-winning walking tours led by young, professional, and local tour guides! We take you to places that others don't, and tell you stories you'd otherwise never know. Popular attractions and hidden spots included, quality and entertainment guaranteed!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Located at the estuary of the Tamsui River, the story of Tamsui mirrors the history of Taiwan.
Before the 17th century, Tamsui was a trading post between the indigenous peoples and foreign seaside merchants and eventually saw Spanish and Dutch colonization, before being conquered by Qing China in 1683. After Qing China lost the Second Opium War in 1858, however, Tamsui was forced to open to foreign businesses as part of the signed treaty. The opening of the treaty port forever changed the local scenery and saw the beginning of Tamsui’s development as a strategic seaport between the most powerful colonial empires in the world such as Britain, France, and later Japan.
Today, Tamsui is one of the most popular sites among visitors to Taipei with its unique seaside scenery and historic neighborhoods
On this Tamsui Sea Trade Tour, join us for a journey through time and explore historic sites such as the famous Fort San Domingo, British and Japanese official residence houses, colonial-style architecture, and the famous Tamsui Wharf known for its sunset-by-the-sea view!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    No. 1, Zhongzheng Rd, Tamsui District...
    No. 1, Zhongzheng Rd, Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 251
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    Meeting point: Exit 1 of MRT Tamsui Station Our guides are recognized with a green and white paper fan saying "Like It Formosa".

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Douglas Lapraik & Co.
  • 2
    Free admission
    Former residence of Tada Eikichi
  • 3
    Free admission
    Tamsui Customs Officers' Residence
  • 4
    Free admission
    Fort San Domingo
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Tamsui Customs Wharf

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Chris 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
The guru did not turn up. There were at least 3 of us there and we waited till 3.15pm. Message sent via GuruWalk was not replied. Disappointed.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.