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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour provided by Tour East

Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour

Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour
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Tour snapshot
See two of Bangkok’s top cultural highlights: Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
99
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    99
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Visit Bangkok’s Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew on a fascinating tour exploring highlights of the city’s royal and religious architecture. Get a glimpse of the onetime home of Siam’s royal family, whose buildings blend Thai and European design. Then, enter the palace temple to see the Emerald Buddha, among Thailand’s most sacred relics. A local guide sharing detailed information about the sights, entrance fees, and convenient hotel pickup in an air-conditioned bus makes this tour an excellent value.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit rooms used for royal ceremonies and learn about Thailand’s religious rites
  • Convenient morning and afternoon departures available
  • Includes pickup in an air-conditioned bus at select Bangkok hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Bangkok and board an air-conditioned bus. Then, travel to one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, where the Grand Palace stands near the banks of the Chao Phraya River. There, follow in the footsteps of Siamese kings and queens as you visit the Royal Funeral Hall and Royal Coronation Hall, grand spaces still used on ceremonial occasions. Enter Wat Phra Kaew, also called the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, to pay your respects to a historic Buddha that’s carved from solid jade. This tour concludes near the Grand Palace at the Gems Gallery, convenient to top sites, attractions, and restaurants in historic Bangkok.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit rooms used for royal ceremonies and learn about Thailand’s religious rites
  • Convenient morning and afternoon departures available
  • Includes pickup in an air-conditioned bus at select Bangkok hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Bangkok and board an air-conditioned bus. Then, travel to one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, where the Grand Palace stands near the banks of the Chao Phraya River. There, follow in the footsteps of Siamese kings and queens as you visit the Royal Funeral Hall and Royal Coronation Hall, grand spaces still used on ceremonial occasions. Enter Wat Phra Kaew, also called the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, to pay your respects to a historic Buddha that’s carved from solid jade. This tour concludes near the Grand Palace at the Gems Gallery, convenient to top sites, attractions, and restaurants in historic Bangkok.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3685BKK11C
Important information
Inclusions
  • Admissions to the Grand Palace, the temple (wat Phra Kaew) and the chapel (Emerald Buddha)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup
  • Local English Spoken Guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
  • Entry/Admission - Gems Gallery International Manufacturer
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Silom Road, Thai Cultural Centre, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, Khaosan Road) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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. It is also recommended to avoid bright colors
  • Restroom facilities available
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Inclusions
  • Admissions to the Grand Palace, the temple (wat Phra Kaew) and the chapel (Emerald Buddha)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup
  • Local English Spoken Guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
  • Entry/Admission - Gems Gallery International Manufacturer
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Silom Road, Thai Cultural Centre, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, Khaosan Road) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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. It is also recommended to avoid bright colors
  • Restroom facilities available
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Yaowarat Street Food
    Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
  • 1
    The Grand Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Gems Gallery International Manufacturer
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
30 reviews
Excellent
17
Very good
8
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
3

LifeofJohn
Brigantine, NJ140 contributions
It was short-experience but very memorable . Our group was held by a very professional and knowledgeable guide named Jim, he showed us many great attractions and interesting stories. Especially his sense of humor very impressed me by every situation, I wish we could spend more time together. Strongly recommend this trip for anyone.
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alfred Newman
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
Jan 2020
Our trip to the Grand palace was on Saturday afternoon session. Myself, my wife and my two kids came to the meeting point at the scheduled time and our guide was waiting there for us. We were picked up by the tour van and went to the grand palace. it was very hot crowded sunny day in the grand palace. Our guide tried to avoid the crowds as much as possible. We saw the emerald Buddha and the mural paintings decipting ramayana on the walls of the palace, which was really good with different demonic figures. We took some rest by sitting in the tree shades. We've packed some fruits and juices from home which kept us hydrated all the time. The palace was maintained very clean. After finishing the trip. we were dropped safely on the same place where we boarded. Thanks once again to toureast for a wonderful trip. Look forward to have another good one with toureast.
Written 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GFYVR
Vancouver, Canada25 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a beautiful historic place and it was a pleasure to visit it for the afternoon and see all the gorgeous Thai buildings. There is a ramp to get into the complex however there are no ramps to get out once you go into the Grand Palace area. Kind of strange!
Written 18 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your valuable review and for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
Written 8 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

fabriggs18a
Tennant Creek, Australia32 contributions
Mar 2020
Our friendly tour guide was very knowledgeable about the Grand Palace. Without him I think it would have been just a maze of buildings. He told us the stories behind the buildings. The complex itself, which started in the late 1700s, is amazing. It is over 150 acres, but some areas are not open to tourists. Each "palace" was built or added to by a different king, and our guide gave us just enough information to make it interesting, but not too complicated. The opulance, colour, decoration, etc is something you have to see to believe. The Emerald Buddah is only small, but when you consider it is made from 1 piece of emerald stone, its impressive. There is a bit of walking involved, and some stairs, but as active people in our 70s, it was no problem. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 9 March 2020
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Catherine G
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Our guide, Jenny, was fabulous! So knowledgeable, friendly and kind. This is one of those places to visit for the historical background and cultural significance. It’s hot and crowded, but toughen up and listen to your tour guide to learn. My children and I enjoyed the information and the beauty of this palace.
Written 9 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Canteleg
Rome, Italy15 contributions
There’s a scam going on: someone in the street will tell you the Palace and temples are closed to foreigners till 11pm. Not true!!!Then someone else will offer you a tuk tuk tour at very convenient price but will also take you to a gem stone factory and a textile factory or will explain to you how to get a private boat tour at a local price..... to kill time until the palace opens to foreigners. NOT TRUE!!! The palace complex is never open to Thais only.

Written 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rene H
1 contribution
Sep 2018 • Couples
No show,no refund, please save yourself the hassle with this company.paid for pm trip they changed to am and we agreed to this then they were a no show. Now saying no refund available. Save your time money don't book with these.
Written 27 September 2018
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Annie C
Canberra, Australia30 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Please request not to be taken on this tour if KEN is taking it. We (Australian couple) have just had a horrible experience with this tour guide along with a young couple from the USA 🇺🇸 . While the Grand Palace was absolutely beautiful and we had another tour with the same company a couple of days ago (different guide), be very cautious. Our three hour tour including the Royal Temple, Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha was very rushed, did not allow us to take enough photos, we had no access to souvenir shops, or much verbal information. It was over in just 1 1/4 hours from arrival to departure and the first couple were back at their hotel before 10:30am, and ourselves by 11am. The tour was scheduled to last until 12 noon. We were not “allowed” to go back to take photos or buy souvenirs at the Palace complex as we were told by Ken we had apparently already passed them!

The guide was extremely rude and unprofessional in his approach telling the young American honeymooning lady when she asked a question rudely “I already told you that”, which had occurred in the van well prior to the site of the tour. This meant she was fearful of asking other questions while on the tour. When we both asked after leaving the Palace site in the van if we were now going to the Gems 💎 Gallery mentioned on our respective tour information ℹ️ the guide became insistent that as my partner and I had seen it in a prior tour, the other couple (who hadn’t been there) could not go as there was no need to do so. We indicated several times we were willing to go again, and his response included rude and angrily expressed retorts such as “are you going to buy gemstones” to “you’ll have to get your own transport back to the hotel”. Both of us said it was on our tour information but the guide told us we were now going in a different direction and why didn’t we ask him before this.

The guide’s rudeness extended to dropping the young couple back at their hotel abruptly and slamming the door, and then he disappeared without telling us he was leaving or saying goodbye and thank you etc. So all in all we had an unexpected and unpleasant experience with this tour, and felt especially bad about the young honeymooners whose trip was undoubtedly spoiled by this behaviour.
Written 15 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Anne Marie, We thank you for your feedback and for your time. We take the lead to write down your very kind answer/feedback following the investigation on your misadventure, Once again thank you very much for your review which was used as a reminder to all of what should be done to make our guest experience the best and why we love doing it. The Tour East Team -- From: Anne Marie Clarke - Wed, Oct 16, 7:31 PM To: Tour East Thailand, Patsunee, Mam, Wannakan "Thank you very much Chris and Tour East Management. We are most grateful for your detailed and timely consideration of our complaint and reply to myself and my party. In particular we would like to thank you for your thoughtful gesture to provide us with a specialty experience tomorrow on our River Kwai Tour. In total we have had 5 tours booked through Tour East. We are very much looking forward to the tour tomorrow, and I am sure we will benefit from your assistance to us. Can we also express our appreciation to Ms Mam for her recommendation to us for the Cruise yesterday evening which was an exceptional choice for us. We had an amazing time with wonderful food, views and entertainment. Mam also organised a very good table for us on the upper deck near the musicians and that was fantastic. We will make sure we put a review on Trip Advisor to mention it was booked through Tour East. It has been a highlight and we really would recommend it to others. Thank you again Mam. Once again, thank you for your kind response and generous gesture. Kind regards Anne”
Written 24 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eric M
Reading, UK33 contributions
I took this trip today and what a fantastic half day it was. My guide was excellent very knowledgeable and was always willing to take photos as we went around she certainly made this trip fun to be on .The temples and palace are very imposing buildings arrive early though before the masses arrive to spoil the calmness. We got here before it opened at 0830 so had some quiet time
Written 25 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Eric, Great to hear you enjoyed your half day to the Grand Palace. The guide is here to ensure you have a great experience and thanks for the comments and feedback. Regards, Nick
Written 25 May 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Raewyn R
7 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Did this tour this morning and it was awesome. We were a group of 5, my fiancée and I a part of the group, and not only was our guide fantastic in the Temple and the Grand Palace, being very informative and knowledgeable at these places, he also taught and shared about buildings we drove past in Bangkok. Would highly recommend!
Written 7 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Pango, Thank you for your 5 star review. I am really happy to read that your day out to the Grand Palace went well. Tour East guides are well known to looo after all clients and I shall pass on your comments and post on our information board in the office. Regards. Nick
Written 8 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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775elis
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Don't fall in this tourist trap. Prepare to pay 2000-5000 bhat for a boat once you arrive there.
This is a tourist trap. Be aware! Taxi drivers from Bangkok will offer you a day trip for about 1500 Bhat, but they
bosvane
bosvane
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Dont do it
2 hours trip from Bangkok - you pay 4000bht for a boat and then on top you Can order all sorts of weird things - di
1998eve
1998eve
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SCAM! Don’t go - not worth your time or money
Tourist scam! Arrived there and it was 2500 baht EACH. May be better to book through a tour but honestly i wouldn’t
Babitabaruah70
Babitabaruah70
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An excellent experience
It was an absolutely fantastic tour. The AC van was clean and hygienic. The tour guide June was excellent. She spea
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Test & Go
Test & Go System to Bangkok, Pre-approval system is a bit confused in part of hotels booking. That make us re-regis
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Koh larn
Anyone looking for a beach vacation near Bangkok in clear water, beautiful beaches. The sand is soft and white, ta
Darko P
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An amazing experience
The dinner cruise was simply amazing. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. It was one of those
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memorable holiday
purchased the tickets for Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya...Love it the atmosphere was great and memorable
Jarmmie
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Good view and new experience
We were excited to see the temple at night and hope to get a calm and romantic evening because we saw on the postca
gracetommo
gracetommo
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Perfect Day
What an amazing day trip, and such great value for money. Our guide was so interesting and friendly, and each place
serlazwe
serlazwe
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Good day out. Fair price.
Had an all around good day. Easy same day booking. The experience is not really affected by covid 'new normal'. Som
IrinaPurice
IrinaPurice
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Amazing trip in only one day
They pick you up from the hotel so you don’t have to worry about transportation and traffic. The guide was so cute
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Long day but well worth it & would highly recommend it to anyone. Nobody else turned up for pickup on the morning o
Mskfan03
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Good to try once!
Indeed a nice view! We enjoyed the tour but we were too hungry because it started late, the travel was long too! Bu
SydneyGlobalShopper
SydneyGlobalShopper
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Good but could be better
Guide was lovely but felt she was going through the motions. It was interesting to get out of the City but Oh, the
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