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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

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Overview
Kanchanaburi's famous Bridge on the River Kwai and the beginning of the Death Railway is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. This full day guided tour from Bangkok also includes a visit to the war museum and the opportunity to ride a local train.
Highlights
  • Full-day Kanchanaburi and River Kwai tour from Bangkok
  • Ride a speedboat on the river to the landmark bridge
  • Learn the story of the Death Railway as you ride the historic line
  • See Allied graves in a WWII-era cemetery
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at selected Bangkok hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Bangkok, and board a climate-controlled coach for Kanchanaburi, a lush province that’s 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok. You’ll pass sugar cane fields, rice paddies, and pineapple plantations, then make the first stop of the day at the River Kwai, boarding a long-tail speed boat to the site of the bridge, an icon of the classic novel about wartime Thailand. Next, pay your respects to fallen prisoners of war and laborers at the Kanchanaburi cemetery, and continue to the JEATH War Museum to see WWII artifacts and images. Delve into the jungle where POWs lived and worked as you ride the “Death Railway,” covering tracks built to join the Thai and Burmese railway lines. After a full day of exploring Kanchanaburi, begin the scenic return trip to Bangkok, where this tour concludes at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Narai Hotel, 222 Si Lom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Traveler pickup is offered
We Pick up from all hotels in the city center of Bangkok.
Departure Time: 7:00 am
Pick up Time: Pick up from Bangkok city hotels 10 - 45 minutes prior to the departure time
Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Long-tail boat ride
  • Train ride along Death Railway
  • Lunch
  • Admission Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - JEATH War Museum
  • Entry/Admission - River Kwai
  • Entry/Admission - Bridge Over the River Kwai
  • Entry/Admission - Burma-Thai Railway
Exclusions
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible
  • Restroom facilities available
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Optional extras on train - approx. 200baht for upgrade on train which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus cold towel, drinking water OR approx. 300baht for upgrade on train which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus tea/coffee, drinking water, cold towel and certificate.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Great day, informative, thought provoking and well run. The information provided was good the trip on the long boat to the bridge an experience and the train journey all well received.
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The Railway is viewed as a tourist destination, and it swarms with tourists. Be very careful when booking your trip from Bangkok that you get the correct one. If you're not careful, you'll end up being pushed around other sights, leaving 10 mins to see a cemetery of over 6,000
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The excursion was definitely better than expected. The boat ride was pretty cool. Loved that we were a small group. I must say though, the guide gave us an option to upgrade the train seat to a private car and everyone did however, why isn't this option offered at time of
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Ok, so we booked this tour from Bangkok, and I have to say 3 1/2 hour plus, of bus ride is just not worth it. I’m even starting to doubt the other reviews in this tour. First off, the good: Everything was smooth and on time, we had vegetarian options for lunch, the Van was air
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A very interesting day trip to this famous landmark. I enjoyed the jet boat trip down the river which gave excellent views of the bridge. Upgrade the ticket on the train the standard carraiges were completely full.
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  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
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