Silversea Luxury Cruises À KAOHSIUNG

KAOHSIUNG

Adorned with huge public artworks and thrumming night markets, Kaohsiung is the perfect introduction to energetic Taiwan. The busy harbour of the country's third-biggest city fuelled rapid growth here, and while it's vast in scale, Kaohsiung has wide and airy boulevards - interspersed with parks where fountains fire water high into the sky. Filled with cultural splendour – you can visit soaring temples lit by softly glowing lanterns, and taste exotic street foods as you fall for this city, which is dissected by the Love River. View more

The vividly coloured Dragon and Tiger Pagodas soar into the sky above the blooming flowers of Lotus Lake, promising visitors good luck – on the proviso that they enter through the dragon's mouth and leave via the tiger. The good fortune kicks in instantly, as you emerge to see the zigzagging path that leads to the Pei Chi Pavilion. Rows of long fishing rods lean out over the walls of Cijin Island, while the fruits of the ocean are served up amid a sensory overload of neon lights, and swells of people, in Liuhe night market. Try sea snails and lobster, before cooling off from Taiwan's heat with some shaved ice - flavoured with a sweet banana kick. Central Park is a green and spacious escape in the heart of Kaohsiung, while primates scamper through the airy forested mountain trails of Shou-Shan Mountain behind the city. Elsewhere, you can take the short hop out of the city to Fo Guang Shan Monastery, where a troupe of eight pagodas will lead you on the walk up to the humungous buddha which glints on top of the striking temple.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions depuis KAOHSIUNG

Fo Guang Shan & Thousand Buddha Images

Fo Guang Shan

Depart the pier for the approximately one-hour drive to Tashu Village, where Fo Guang Shan, the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan, stands majestically above the Kaoping River. The entire mountain has been developed into a complex of temples, shrines and gardens. Fo Guang Shan combines modern facilities with traditional teaching in a way that makes it adaptable to daily life.


Main Shrine and Exhibition Gallery

Master Hsing Yun founded the monastery in 1967. Upon arrival at the monastery, take a guided walking tour of this enormous complex. See the dazzling Main Shrine, which features three majestic Buddha statues and small niches housing over 1,000 images, the Exhibition Gallery and the gift shop, where a cup of tea is served. Other highlights include the 500 Arhats Garden and the 394-foot-high (120-metre-high) golden Buddha statue, which is surrounded by 480 smaller golden statues and beautiful landscaped grounds.


Spring and Autumn pagodas

Next, re-board your coach and drive to Spring and Autumn pagodas. Upon arrival at the Spring and Autumn pagodas, take a guided tour of the pagodas and see the colorful temples along the Lotus Lake. Before heading back to the pier, your tour concludes with a visit to Central Park, where modern facilities have been incorporated with underground passages, upscale shops, cafés, and restaurants. If you want to spend more time to explore the city, you may take shuttle back to the pier.



Following your visit, commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

Kaohsiung Exploration

Explore the ancient and modern sights of Taiwan's second-largest city during this picturesque sightseeing excursion to Kaohsiung.


Spring and Autumn Pagodas

Depart the pier for the approximately 30-minute sightseeing drive through the bustling streets of Kaohsiung. From here, head towards the most scenic area on the northern outskirts of the city, where a profusion of temples overlook Lotus Lake. Upon arrival at the Spring and Autumn pagodas, take a guided tour of the pagodas and see other colourful temples along this street. These symbols of the ancient Chinese spirit offer solace from the hectic life of modern Kaohsiung.


Shou-Shan Mountain

Next, re-board your coach and drive up to the lookout at Shou-Shan Mountain. Take in spectacular panoramic views overlooking the enormous harbour, the world's third-largest container port with miles of navigation channels. After your photo stop, explore the modern part of the city during a drive through the downtown area and a visit to Central Park.


Central Park

Upon arrival, some free time is made available to take photos and explore the modern facilities connected by underground passages, upscale shops, cafés, and restaurants.


Following your visit, you may opt to re-board the coach for the approximately 30-minute ride back to the pier, or remain in the city and return to the ship via shuttle bus.

Pineapple Garden & Traditional Taiwanese Pastry Experience

Pineapples were an important part of Taiwan's economy during the Japanese occupation. During this period, Japanese industrialists imported a variety of pineapple varieties and established many processing plants which makes Taiwan became the third-largest exporter of pineapples in the world by the late 1930s.


Pineapple Garden

Departing from the port, having an-hour driving to the pineapple garden as the first stop of the tour. The organic pineapple garden is located in Da-Shu District of Kaohsiung, where most pineapples are grown in in Kaohsiung. While visiting the garden, learn not only how to maintain sustainable agricultural management in a local cultivation method that does not damage the environment also experience the pineapple harvest, weather permitting.


Traditional Taiwanese Pastry House & Pineapple Cake Making

When pineapple production in Taiwan shifted toward domestic sales and use of fresh pineapple, local bakeries sought to use it in pastries. Nowadays, pineapple cakes become one of the most popular pastries of Taiwan which spreads out to the world. Follow on, learn the history of pastry in Taiwanese culture and make their own pineapple cakes at the

Jiu-Zhen-Nan Han Pastry House. Enjoy hand-kneading the dough, filling and molding, to complete the delicate packaging, and experience the 100% hand-made process of pineapple cakes through the centuries-old experience of "knock, knead, press, and seal", step by step into the world of Taiwanese pastry!


Your experience concludes with approximate one-hour drive back to the ship.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Kaohsiung at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area’s highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 72 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Kaohsiung at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area’s highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 72 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees, and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Kaohsiung at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area’s highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 72 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to up to 3-6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Kaohsiung at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area’s highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 72 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to up to 3-6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.