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Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok
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Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok

By Tour East
Navigating Bangkok’s chaotic roads independently can be a daunting task. Swap transportation hassles for a comfortable coach (with hotel pickup and drop-off) and a relaxing lunch cruise on this Ayutthaya tour. Explore the UNESCO-listed site on foot; hear guide commentary about its history; and visit highlights such as Wat Mahathat and the summer palace of King Rama IV, famed for its mixture of Thai, Chinese, and Gothic architecture.
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Ages 0-99, max of 36 per group
Duration: 9h
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Highlights
  • Escape Bangkok on a trip to Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Admire temples and palaces with a mix of architectural styles
  • A guide brings the history of each landmark to life
  • Relax during a coach journey and river cruise, with buffet lunch
  • Avoid the hassle of public transport and car hire

  • Admission Fees to all the temples & palace
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Thai & International Lunch Buffet on board
  • Return riverboat trip
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (applies for the option "With Hotel Pick Up" only)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Mahathat
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
  • Entry/Admission - Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)
What's not included
  • Soft drinks, beers, wines, juices, liquors (will be charged separately)
  • Gratuities

Following hotel pickup in Bangkok, travel north to the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand (aka the Kingdom of Siam). On arrival, disembark the coach and embark on a walking tour of Ayutthaya temples, monasteries, and palaces. Admire temples such as Wat Mahathat, famed for the Buddha head entwined in a tree. Marvel at the well-preserved summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai, Chinese, and Gothic architecture. All admission fees are included in the price of the tour. Return to Bangkok via the Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya) on a scenic cruise that includes a tasty buffet lunch. The tour ends with hotel drop-off.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The Departure time of the tour is 7:30 am. The Pickup time from your hotel is between 6:30 am and 7:30 am - various depending on the location of your hotel. The exact Pickup time will be communicated to you with your booking confirmation. Remarks: 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3685BKK26C

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • When visiting temples visitors should ensure they are suitably dressed. Long pants which go down to the ankle, not tight and not torn - Tops with sleeves and must not be see-through should be worn. If the dress code is not applied then upon the day of the activity it may be possible to rent on spot at your cost. Our guide will help you
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • There is no health restrictions for this tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok is hosted by Tour East. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tour East on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3685BKK26C

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Wat Mahathat
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Chao Phraya River
    Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
    The Grand Palace
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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MrBickley79
MrBickley79
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Expensive
Hogwash not worth the time or money Same old tourist tat for sale. Pressure selling not a lot of fun
anthonycJ5591RK
anthonycJ5591RK
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Conned and disgusted
Great concept but that is the only good thing I can say about this market. Al items for sale were way exorbitantly
venla j
venla j
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Good but late
Otherwise very good, but the ride arrived late, so we missed the first 10 minutes if the show. Disappointing. Howev
terithorne
terithorne
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Terrible service. Really disappointing.
Really disappointed with the whole experience tonight and completely spoiled the evening. To be perfectly honest, i
Kerfuffles
Kerfuffles
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Absolutely WONDERFUL
Worth it! Great views of the grand palace, wat arun, a bridge (dunno what it's name is sorry). As well as a fantast
WWTraveler0923
WWTraveler0923
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Treated Us Poorly; Borderline Unethical
OK. I made a mistake. I booked this tour with Tour East Thailand on a day that we could not take it because we were
Coastal43896561407
Coastal43896561407
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Bangkok city river cruise dinner
great night cruising the river to see the sights lit up at night , food was buffet style with good variety of selec
S8207VQtaral
S8207VQtaral
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AMAZING!!!
This was just an amazing experience. Our guide was the best. He took us to all the right place, gave us our free ti
Safari524346
Safari524346
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Nice views - shame about the food, Not so Authentic
Booked this in advance of arriving in Bangkok as we did not want to lose a day of not doing anything. The email in
Leslierx
Leslierx
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Don’t waste your time or your money. River is dirty, shops carry typical souvenirs not worth buying. Disappointing!
Too far from Bangkok! 1.5 hour drive each way!! Then it’s in a nosy longboat, difficult to get in and out of, engin
VonLim
VonLim
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Great for family and children. Like a field trip for kids
Tranquil environment- spot lots of different species mud crabs along the broad walk mangrove swamps. Enjoy the bre
Revman116
Revman116
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Crowded, but fun.
The cruise was nice and the food was, surprisingly, good for a buffet. The table spacing was very close. Not over
sheetalsinghania75
sheetalsinghania75
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ALERT
Hello my fellow travellers …. Please keep passport size photos with you if are planning to visit Thailand coz … if
helstravels
helstravels
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Great night out
We had booked this in advance of our trip. Difficult to get to mainly due to narrow roads around and volume of peo
71beccyh
71beccyh
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Exceptional
This is the most amazing roof top fine dining restaurant, the staff are amazing and the food is out of this world.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Craig O
Cork, Ireland30 contributions
The sights were cool but it was mostly just a quick stop for a photo, a couple of minutes of info and then back on the bus.

The summer Palace is nice but again you don't have much time. The guide will recommend hiring the golf cart things to get around in time but unless your mobility is extremely impaired you will at least have enough time to walk around once.

The riverboat cruise was really nice and the food was great, much better quality than you'd expect from a buffet. The boat departs at something like 2pm which is why there's such a rush at the temples to get you there in time.

If you're interested in taking your time at the temples and leisurely strolling around then book another tour and do the boat cruise separately on a different day.
Written 12 January 2020
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Michael H
Abita Springs, LA32 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was a great way to see a lot of sights in one day. You don’t get much time at each stop so you must move quickly to see what you want. While not the tour operators fault, time is wasted at the first stop while fellow travelers who are incapable of following the dress code are give time to shop for appropriate clothing. I fully admit that I was annoyed that my time was being wasted by people that can’t read or follow instructions. Rather than making the entire group wait around I would suggest that the guides point them in the correct direction and let those who are prepared carry on. All in all I will recommend this trip to see Ayutthaya, it was convenient, however, be prepared for a lot of time on the bus.
Written 11 January 2020
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Tomcmct
Muscat, Oman5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
It was almost at 10am I reached Ayuttaya. Started seeing the ancient city remains which is at the Bank of a river, stunning view, it takes us back to the ancient era with Buddhist culture and values. The temples at Ayuttaya city has got its own charm and pristine view. Even though the weather was bit humid, it did not make my trip troublesome as there were enough trees and fresh air to cool the body and mind. The one activity you should not miss during your trip to Ayuttaya could be the Elephant ride, it could be pricey as in 400 Thai Baht, but its worth a one time experience. Do not forget to try the locally made sweet which resembles a crepe and sugar candy which you may find in all small shops in a plastic bag in rainbow colors. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip.. and truly recommend..
Written 19 February 2020
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Fbalaji
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
Dec 2019
Started very early (6:30am) as they collected all tourists in a central location for onward journey to Ayutthaya. This journey actually began at around 8:30am. Other than that the trip per se was interesting and worth seeing.
Written 12 February 2020
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Thank you for your valuable review. Understand your inconvenience due to time wasted by collecting all guests, we have to provide enough buffer time to avoid bad traffic during rush hour in the morning. We appreciated your kind feedback and thank you for trusting Tour East Thailand.
Written 14 February 2020
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kondrag
Minneapolis, MN13 contributions
Dec 2019
We had just three days in Bangkok and wanted to visit Ayutthaya, so this seemed like a good option to squeeze a lot in. Donna was our tour guide. Her English was pretty good and she was very informative on the bus about the sites we were visiting. However, we really would have liked to have spent more time at most of the sites. It is a very rushed tour. You get to see quite a bit, but there isn't enough time to do more than just a quick walk around at the stops.

Half of the tour is the return trip down the river by boat. There is a lunch buffet with the typical "meh" buffet food. The staff also seemed to be a huge rush to shut down the buffet ASAP--they were already starting to remove things as I went for a second round of food. It was nice to see the Bangkok area by riverboat, but 3 hours of it is quite a bit. I would have preferred that time to be put towards extra time at the sites we visited, with a more speedy return to Bangkok by bus.

It is an inexpensive tour and you do get to see quite a quite a few sites, but don't expect more than just a quick overview.
Written 4 January 2020
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Annandale
Northern Virginia64 contributions
Jan 2020
We could not have been more pleased with this day trip from Bangkok. We were picked up and retuned to our hotel in Bangkok. We made three stops at palace and temple complexes in Ayutthara. All were interesting with ample time of about an hour each. The boat ride back was great. The boat is modern, air conditioned inside, and very comfortable. The lunch buffet was really superb. Everyone was polite, kind and informative. The cost pp was about $65 or so which was very reasonable. I heartily recommend,
Written 1 February 2020
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Goh Soh Lee
2 contributions
A friend helped us arranged Ayutthaya trip. It's our 2nd last day in Bangkok but my teenage girl wasn't ready to wake up early, so finally we left Bangkok at 12.30pm. Yes, one day trip is enough to cover the main ruins of the temples if you have a tight schedule. Both my hubby n I were rather excited with this tour n we looked around along our journey to Ayutthaya, we found that the ruined temples are scattered over a big area of Ayutthaya. The 4 wheel drive driver was v skillful n careful too but too bad he was unable to speak much English. The travelling from Mahanak to Bangkok was smooth n comfortable, we were glad that we did pack our lunch to eat while otw there so that we didn't have to waste time at the restaurant. Journey took abt 1 n half hours only. Visited a big temple n 2 sites of temple ruins. V amazing sights, kept imagining life during those times must be care free n pollution free. Took abt 500 pictures here. V satisfied w this short trip. Managed to rush back to Bangkok by 7.00pm. The trip plus our packed lunch only cost us 4000bht. Very reasonable price for the 3 of us. Glad that we were here n I'll definitely come back for a longer period if have the chance. Thank you to Thai Government for preserving this wonderful n amazing sites of the ruined temples!
Written 11 February 2020
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Thank you very much for taking time to write us positive feedback. For historical lovers, Ayutthaya ruins is a must see once in Bangkok as it's not too far. Thank you very much for trusting Tour East Thailand.
Written 14 February 2020
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Steve
Mystic, CT10 contributions
Mar 2020
This time my wife and I hired a professional tour guide from our hotel. We went by Minivan and it was a totally different experience worth the little extra money that we paid. We had convenience but we also had the benefit of listening to a professional tour guide who explained everything in detail and who answered all of our questions. He even acted as our photographer to take some great photos of us among the ancient ruins. It was a very enjoyable day.
Written 15 March 2020
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If you are a history lover, I don't wonder why you have visited Ayutthaya many times. It's worth visiting as a one day escape from busy Bangkok.
Written 18 March 2020
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pieter_deuling
Stirling, UK52 contributions
Feb 2020
Great day out. We were picked up by our guide from our hotel and taken to the railway station for a train that would take us to Ayutthaya. Unfortunately our guide got us to the station an hour early so we had a bit of a wait. The more interesting thing was that we all had to stand up at 0800 as they played the national anthem over the tannoy system.

The train’s air conditioning system was over efficient and we all had to put on extra clothing , hats etc.

When we arrived at Ayutthaya we were picked up by a tuk tuk and taken round the temples which were fabulous. After the temples we had lunch in a local restaurant which had a good selection of local food.

I had originally thought that this trip would involve seeing an old ruined city and not just the old temples surrounded by modern housing.

After lunch we were taken by long tailed boat to the summer palace which was well worth a visit. For less able people there are golf buggies to save the long walk.

From the summer palace we were taken back by taxi to our hotel.
Written 12 March 2020
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snitsood
London, UK42 contributions
Dec 2019
Ayutthaya is a very cool interesting place, full of ancient and ruin temples.The place is a magnet for Thai tourists rather than foreign tourist.It is still very much old school Thailand, not spoiled yet.A couple of night food markets which are worth visiting Tuk Tuk driver would charge you £5 an hour to drive you around visiting the famous places. There are different entry charges for foreign and Thai tourists for instance 10 baht for the Thais and 50baht for foreigners. Only 70 KM from Bangkok and if you take the train from Hualumpong it would cost you about 15 baht (40 Pence)
Written 24 January 2020
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