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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Yaowarat Street Food
    Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
  • 1
    The Grand Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Gems Gallery International Manufacturer
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • See two of Bangkok’s top cultural highlights: Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew
  • 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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Important Information
Duration
3h
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
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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GFYVR wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada25 contributions2 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TourEastThailand, Director of Sales at Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour
Responded 8 Apr 2020
Thank you very much for your valuable review and for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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LifeofJohn wrote a review Mar 2020
Brigantine, New Jersey122 contributions7 helpful votes
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
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fabriggs18a wrote a review Mar 2020
Tennant Creek, Australia32 contributions24 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Catherine G wrote a review Jan 2020
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions5 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Alfred Newman wrote a review Jan 2020
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: January 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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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ruthmZ3382LR
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Bridge on the River Kwai & The Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
Long day but well worth it & would highly recommend it to anyone. Nobody else turned up for pickup on the morning o
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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
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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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KhushalV
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Do Not Book!!
This has probably been the worse experience someone could have whilst visiting bangkok. The directions are poor, no
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KelownaComments
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Amazing stuff
Booked this tour through Viator with InnViaggi Asia. A good tour with a very knowledgeable guide. However, we had a
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KelownaComments
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Interesting Experience
We booked through Viator using Tour East Thailand. Tour was OK but the guide was not very helpful. Basically left u
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I3512QLsoniac
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Daytrip
The train was brilliant. And it was good fun on the long boat although could be uncomfortable for an older person.
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olegb1392
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Excellent guide
We loved this tour. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The temples were amazing as well as the histo
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t_liol2014
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Very good guide, but boring tour
The guide was very nice and excited, with lots of trivia and jokes. The tour, however, is very long and the van was
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Marc S
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Great tour to remember: on your bucketlist
Excellent tour with a great guide mr. poo who tells a lot about the history of Thailand and the bridge on the River
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kyliewolfig
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Great day out for Aussie war history buffs
It was a long drive to get there from Bangkok but well worth it... we then stopped at the cemetery and museum follo
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