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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour

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  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3685BKK11C

Ask anyone who has been to Bangkok what their 'must see' list of the city entails, and without fail they'll include The Grand Palace. This half-day sightseeing tour in Bangkok can be taken in the morning or afternoon and will allow you the opportunity to explore the complex, accompanied by a local guide. The Grand Palace Complex is home to a number of attractions including Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).


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  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Led by a local guide
  • Hotel pickup included

Built in traditional Thai architecture mixed with European designs, The Grand Palace complex, once the official home for the Kings of Siam, is unquestionably one of the Thailand's major tourist highlights. The King still uses the Grand Palace for certain ceremonial occasions and the regal flavor within its enormous royal grounds is still evident. During the tour you will visit the Royal Funeral Hall and the Royal Coronation Hall.

The main centerpiece of the complex however is the 45 centimeter Emerald Buddha. Carved from just one piece of Jade it is the holiest and most revered religious object in Thailand. The Emerald Buddha is housed within Wat Phra Kaew, which is a very ornately decorated building whose roof tiles reach up into the sky.

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Departs from your Bangkok city hotel (select hotels only)

Depending on the number of people on this coach tour, you may be transferred from your hotel to a central departure point to begin this tour.

Hotel pickup is NOT available from the following hotels:
  • Novotel Suvarnabhumi - Bang Na (near Suvarnabhumi Airport)
  • Niran Grand - Bang Na
  • Nototel Bang Na - Bang Na
  • Royal Princess Srinakarin - Bang Na
  • Amari Don Muang - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Airport Suite Bangkok - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Asia Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Ebina House - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Rama Gardens - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Quality Suite Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Miracle Grand Convention - Laksi
  • Inn Come Sweet - Chatuchak
  • Chaleena Princess - Ramkamheng
  • Grand Hitech Tower Inn - Ekkamai
  • Forum Park - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)
  • Rio Residence - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)
  • Royal Pacific Plaza - Rama 9
  • Oasis - Huang Kwang
  • P R Union - Thonburi
  • Gold Orchid Bangkok - Suttisan
  • And selected hotels
Departure Time:
8:30am and 1:10pm

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour concludes at Gems Gallery. Shuttle service back to hotel is provided by Gems

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Morning Tour

Morning Tour of Bangkok's Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

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Afternoon Tour

Afternoon Tour of Bangkok's Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour

Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress Code: There are strict dress codes for visiting the Grand Palace. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand's most sacred site. Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. If you show up at the front gate improperly dressed, there is a booth near the entry that can provide clothes to cover you up properly. You must leave your passport or credit card as security.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Restroom facilities available
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Mohammed Y, November 2015

Beautiful buildings, worth the visit. Guide was very informative and we were only a small group 5. Pick up from the hotel. The tour ended at the largest gem factory in the world, which was 'not part of the tour' and we were not obliged to buy anything. The gem factory organised drop off back to our hotel or at any other place that we wanted to visit. I was surprised that this tour identical in every detail was more expensive booking through Viator than if I had booked it through the hotel where I was staying.

Reviewed by: lynmcfarlane, November 2015

Well what an eye opener, Peter our guide was fantastic, if you don't do this tour you are missing out on a true part of Bangkok's history.

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Tour code: 3685BKK11C