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Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal Cruise Small-Group Tour

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  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5086TUU
Enjoy the best highlights of Bangkok on this Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal small group tour. Escape the Bangkok traffic and board a longtail boat for a journey along the canals, enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Wat Pho, see the huge reclining Buddha and stand in awe of the majestic Grand Palace.


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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Your guided tour of Bangkok begins with a local bus ride to The Grand Palace Complex. Built in 1782, the Grand Palace served as the official residence of the King of Siam, the Royal Court and administrative seat of government. Despite no longer being the official residence of the king, the Grand Palace is still very much the spiritual center of the nation and used for various ceremonies during the year. You will also visit Wat Phra Kaew which houses the revered Emerald Buddha.

Next, walk to the nearby magnificent temple Wat Po, known for as a center of learning for traditional Thai massage and medicines -- founded in the 17th century, Wat Po is the oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok.

Your tour ends with a long tail boat ride along the khlongs (canals) Chao Praya River ( River of Kings). In centuries gone by Bangkok was often referred to as the 'Venice of the East' with a vast network of khlongs providing passage throughout the city. Away from the chaotic streets of Bangkok, you'll get a glimpse into the past as you see daily life unchanged over time.

At the end of your tour, you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.

with a walk down to the Chao Praya River (meaning River of Kings) where you'll board a longtail boat for a journey along the river and into the canals of Bangkok. The longtail boat trip will provide you with an insight into the lives of people who live along these canals which seems a world away from the chaotic streets of Bangkok.

Your tour continues to Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha, the largest Buddha in Bangkok. Wat Pho temple is the center of the Buddhist religion in Thailand, the countries first university and is still a center of learning for traditional Thai massage and medicines. Enjoy a guided tour of this stunning complex.

Tour concludes at the Grand Palace, one of Bangkok's main tourist attraction. The Grand Palace complex comprises of numerous temples including the Wat Phra Kaew temple which houses the Emerald Buddha, Thailand's holiest religious statue carved from jade. Your guide will take you through the grounds of the Grand Palace providing a fascinating insight into this majestic place.

Your guide can assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel if needed.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Lobby of Nouvo City hotel
Departure Time:
4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at 12:30pm

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Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal Cruise Small-Group Tour

Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal Cruise Small-Group Tour

  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Longtail boat ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drink
Additional Information:

  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • 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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: salawatiwong, Singapore, May 2015

4 things we love about this tour! 1 The guide - Our guide arrived promptly at meeting point and i asked if we could take a tuk tuk to the grand palace as my husband has never taken one and he was very kind in obliging. 2 The grand palace is gorgeously magnificent! i have been to Bangkok like over 5 times and never once thought something so beautiful was hiding in the midst of this city. 3 The reclining Buddha was huge and beautiful! 4 Loved the long-tail canal ride - it was so fun! The overall experience was just fantastic and well-worth the money.

Reviewed by: Dieter W H, USA, April 2015

This entire tour was great, so much to see in so little time, you need 3 days to see it, but the experience with our guide was great, she did not rush, was patient and explained and answered all of our questions, again love the idea of small group and feel it was personable for us. Great job and tour

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Tour code: 5086TUU