By: Chen Wei-ting and Brook Hsiao
Taipei, Feb. 29 (CNA) Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will launch a series of summer
trips for cruise-style trains from April to July 2016, giving visitors a different way to travel around Taiwan.
“Cruise-style” trains are so-named because they operate like cruise ships, stopping at a scenic spot and giving visitors plenty of time to go sightseeing before continuing on to the next destination.
Among the nine summer trips on offer, three of them feature a nostalgic steam engine train called “Summer Formosa.”
There is a 3-day tour from June 25 to 27 featuring whale watching in Hualien and sightseeing in Sanxiantai, a 3-day tour from July 2 to 4 featuring hot air ballooning in Taitung, and a 3-day tour from July 8 to 10 headed to Anping Fort in Tainan and Dulan Village in Taitung.
The tours are priced between NT$10,300 (US$309.06) and NT$11,000 (US$330.60), according to the TRA website. [FULL STORY]