I have spent over 18 years traveling in/around Asia and have grown to love the people, culture and visual beauty that abounds. Asia offers a unique and enriching travel experience, one that cannot be easily duplicated.
Over the years I have been asked many times if I would be willing to develop a tour of Taipei, Taiwan, a place I know very well. The time has come and I am excited to announce my first "Art and Adventure" tour of Taipei, taking place February, 19th - March 1st 2019.
This trip is intended to provide a rich cultural experience for each participant, one that is inclusive of both the arts and daily life. Taipei is a wonderful city that offers travelers the opportunity to experience the best of Asian culture. The people are warm and friendly, food is high quality and delicious, and the MRT (subway) allows for easy access to many sights. There are many wonderful things to see, temples, wet markets and much more. one of the places we will visit on this trip is The National Palace Museum which has one of the largest and most esteemed collections of Asian art in the world. Recently the National Palace Museum Southern Branch opened to the public and also offers a rich cultural and architectural experience.
National Palace Museum, Taipei Taiwan
National Palace Museum Southern Branch, Taibao City
Over this 9 day adventure (12 days total, 3 travel and 9 in country) participants will visit museums, temples, wet markets, The Jade Market/Jiangou Holiday Flower Market, Yingge Ceramics Village/Yingge Ceramics Museum, paper & art stores and participate in a traditional Asian painting class. I will take participants to my favorite restaurants and to see the places that have touched my heart and made an indelible imprint on me.
Bonsai at the Jianguo Holiday Flower Market, Taipei
Wet Market, Taipei
Roahe Night Market
Lungshan Temple, Taipei
I am limiting the size of the group to 6, this will allow me to create a more personal travel experience for participants. Sign-up is "first come first serve", once all 6 slots are filled, registration will close, however I will maintain a waiting list should someone need to drop out.
There will be a lot of walking, so participants will need to be able to walk for up to 4 to 6 hours in one day (with many breaks of course). The topography in Taipei is mostly flat, so walking is fairly easy, however we will be taking the MRT (subway) to many locations and sight seeing will require walking.
Air transportation (airfare) is not included in the registration fee for this trip. Participants are responsible for airfare to and from Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport - TPE.
Transportation to and from the hotel is not included (it is typically $35 each way by Taxi which is easy and safe)
Registration Fee Does Include:
- 9 nights hotel stay
- Single occupancy (no shared rooms unless requested)
- Breakfast is included
- Meals (lunch and dinner each day total of 9 days)
- Alcohol purchases are not included and are the responsibility of the participant
- Transportation in country
- Entrance fees into parks, temples and museums
- $3600 (does not include airfare travel to and from Asia)
- A deposit if $600 is due upon registration ($300 of the initial deposit is non-refundable)
- The remaining $3000 will be billed on October 1st, 2018.
Refunds & Cancellation Policies:
- $300 of initial deposit is non-refundable.
- After October 12th, 2018 50% of total amount paid is non-refundable.
- After December 12th, 2018 there are no refunds.
- If the trip is cancelled by Elizabeth Schowachert Art for any reason, all payments will be refunded, including the initial deposit.
Insurance: Each participant will be required to purchase their own travel insurance as a condition to attend this trip. It is economical and can protect you by refunding monies paid should you have an emergency and need to cancel the trip. It also provides medical coverage if you have to seek medical attention while outside the US.
I have included a link to a non-affiliated site that can provide you with a variety of quotations for international travel insurance.
Liability Policy: By purchasing this travel adventure you agree to hold Elizabeth Schowachert free from any liability in the event of accident or injury to yourself or your personal belongings during the trip. Each participant will be required to sign a liability agreement as a requirement of attending this trip.
If you have any questions regarding this trip, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to answer your questions and provide further details.