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Taichung - Taichung - Purple Lavender

In addition to Taiwan's biggest night market, Fengjia, many tourists come to Taichung for Lavender Cottage, Xinshe Castle, Carton King, and Miyahara. One of the earliest and most successful garde...

  • Taichung
  • 1 day / 9 hrs
  • Private Mandarin/English-speaking guide/driver
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125 reviews
10 Jan 2018
Excellent service! Mr Chiu was always early to pick us up and helped us with our luggage. He introduced us to many sights while we were on our way to our destinations. He even suggested that we visit the Sun Moon Lake while we were on our way to Qingjing for a small fee. That was a great suggestion as we made full use of that day while travelling to Qingjing and we had an enjoyable short trip at Sun Moon lake. While we were on our way from Qingjing to Tao Yuan, he suggested that we leave earlier to avoid the long weekend traffic jam. He left his home in Taichung very early in order to pick us up. Big thanks to him for making our journey between the different destinations exceptionally smooth sailing and pleasant! We had a memorable and wonderful holiday in Taiwan! :D Two thumbs up!!
24 Jan 2018
02 Jan 2018
Allie is a very good guide - energetic, patient and accommodating, a very good host for Taiwan with lots of interesting information about the places we visited, and a very careful driver. Shally provided good advise and was very accommodating to the changes we needed to make to our itinerary. Overall a very good experience. Thank you!
16 Jan 2018
02 Jan 2018
Friendly, few words but has a lot of recommendations in Taichung. Love the easy and convenient way to book and shortlist our itinerary from your website.
16 Jan 2018
11 Dec 2017
Love your service!!
25 Dec 2017
23 Nov 2017
Mr. Chiu is super punctual, kind and helpful when we shared our ideal itinerary. He goes all the way to ensure we cover most of the places we wish to visit. He even drove us to additional places of interest, as we had time. Highly recommended driver! :) Both my partner and I had a great time! We were only worried not getting the driver's information in time (but thankfully, we had wifi, so all was well!). We agreed it is worth coming back to Taiwan again, and curate another tour in other parts of this lovely country!
07 Dec 2017

about Taichung - Purple Lavender

In addition to Taiwan's biggest night market, Fengjia, many tourists come to Taichung for Lavender Cottage, Xinshe Castle, Carton King, and Miyahara. One of the earliest and most successful gardens in Taiwan, Lavender Cottage boasts purple lavender-themed romantic atmosphere as well as pleasant service and delicious meals. As a result, lots of couples and families flock here to take photos even though the garden is located deep in the mountains. Encouraged by the successful garden, idyllic Xinshe Castle opened shortly afterwards, featuring an artificial waterfall, a scenic pond, as well as a western manor and winery, making it a popular spot among photo-taking newly-weds. In Carton King, apart from the main structure of the building, almost everything you see are made of paper. From the outdoor animal statues and Taipei 101 model, to the indoor dining tables and chairs, everything—included a beverage container—is paper made. Last but not least, visit Miyahara, but not for an eye examination in the former eye clinic under Japanese Colonial Era. Now rented and renovated by Dawncake, Miyahara is the most popular ice cream shop in front of Taichung TRA train station. The dreamy interior in Miyahara shares striking similarity to the scenes in Harry Potter.

Tour Information

Pick up Locations
HSR Taichung Station (Exit 7 on ground floor) / Taichung Train Station rear exit / Hotels in Taichung City Downtown
Drop off Locations
HSR Taichung Station / Taichung Train Station / Hotels in Taichung City Downtown / Fengjia Night Market
Transportation (fuel, parking, and toll fee) /Passenger insurance /Tax
Meals /Entrance fees
Cancellation Policy
Severe weather conditions or cancellation made by customer more than 72 hours before departure will qualify for a 100% refund. Otherwise, no refund will be issued.
  • This tour is 9 hours a day. Generally we start from 9am and end at 6pm. We can shift your schedule between 8am to 8pm based on your preference.
  • Lavender Cottage and Xinshe Castle are both located in the mountain area, where dining options are limited. It is recommended to use the discount offered on Lavender Cottage’s admission tickets. Western meals served here include spaghetti and roast pork chops with rice.
  • Admission per person for Lavender Cottage, Xinshe Castle and Carton King is TWD650 in total.
  • In Taiwan, lavenders flower from winter (November) to the next spring (April). But tourists visiting off the flowering season can enjoy the sight of salvias from June to August, whose shape and color similar to those of lavenders. The only obvious difference between the two are their leaves and aromas.
  • Although the ice cream in Miyahara enjoys great fame, on average it takes more than half an hour to queue for it. It's recommended to sample the delicious pineapple cake only.
  • The Xinshe Sea of Flowers Festival will be hold in the end of Nov for around 2 weeks every year. If you plan to go there, please make sure you go in that period.
  • Contact Us
    For any query, please email Alternative, you may call +886-4-24361910 for any urgent request.
    Overtime Extra Charge
    Optional : If you wish to extend your tour, every extra hour over the agreed schedule of a private tour is charged TWD500 (US$17) for a sedan-based or van-based tour, or TWD1000 (US$34) for a bus-based tour. There will be no overtime extra charge for a shared tour.
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    Taichung - Purple Lavender-Custom itinerary: 5 spots
    • * Rainbow Military Dependents` Village
    • * Lavender Cottage - Taichung
    • * Xinshe Castle
    • * Carton King - Taichung
    • * Miyahara
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