New sightseeing bus service gives cruise ship passengers better access to explore Keelung

Make sure your cruise stops at this leading Asian port of call

KEELUNG, July 31, 2019 -- Taiwan’s port-city of Keelung is a popular destination for international cruise ships - In 2018, 173 cruise liners made Keelung Harbor in northern Taiwan their port of call. In fact, Taiwan was 2018’s 2nd largest cruise market in Asia according to the Cruise Lines International Association. To better give all these international cruise ship passengers a better experience in Taiwan, Keelung city has launched its first sightseeing bus specifically for cruise ship passengers.


Photo: Keelung’s new sightseeing bus for cruise ship passengers

Tourists can purchase several, one-day package tours, including the “Heping Island Afternoon Tea Day Ticket,” “Heping Island Gourmet Food Day Ticket,” and “National Museum of Marine Science and Technology and Chaojing Park Day Ticket.” A package tour ticket includes a one-day sightseeing bus ticket and additional services such as admission to facilities, a foreign-language audio guide app, meals or afternoon tea.

Just an hour from Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, Keelung is well connected to some of Northern Taiwan’s most popular tourist destinations, including: The mountainside town of Jiufen which boasts incredible views; Heping island with its fascinating rock formations; and Pingxi, which is famous for its sky lantern festival.

With so much to offer Israelis in terms of culture and food, make sure Keelung is a port-of-call on your next Asian cruise. You can find out more about Keelung and its neighbouring towns on Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s website.


Photo: Massive cruise ships are regularly seen as part of Keelung’s cityscape.

Photos should be credited to “Keelung’s Department of Transportation and Tourism”.

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) is the official government agency of Taiwan (R.O.C.) responsible for domestic and international tourism policy development and execution. The Israel market is managed by the Singapore branch of TTB.

The marketing slogans currently in use for Taiwan, are “Time for Taiwan” and “The Heart of Asia”, while the official mascot of the TTB is OhBear, a cartoon Formosan Black Bear, the national animal of Taiwan.


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