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Private Tour: Thai-Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

By: Tour East
  • See the River Kwai bridge and the Death Railway in Kanchanaburi
  • Learn about the prisoners that perished while working on the railway
  • Visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, where WWII dead were buried
Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
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Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
Visit the Thai–Burma Death Railway and Kwai River bridge with your own private guide on this full-day tour from Bangkok. Learn about this important World War II site, and see the river bridge, JEATH War Museum, and Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Take a longtail boat ride on the Kwai River and have the flexibility to spend more time at places of interest on this private tour.
What to Expect
After hotel pickup in central Bangkok, travel by a private air-conditioned vehicle to Kanchanaburi—a distance of about 80 miles (130 kilometers).

Upon arrival, take in several important sites in the region. Visit the Death Railway and the Bridge Over the River Kwai, memorials to the thousands of prisoners of war who were forced and died to build the railway through the dense jungle during WWII.

You’ll also visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum, a small open-air museum with photos, paintings, and artifacts from WWII prisoners.

Have lunch and take a longtail speedboat ride on the River Kwai, before taking a ride on the local train in a return trip to Bangkok at the end of the day.
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Would recommend

Excellent day out, thoroughly enjoyable, loved the private tour. Would recommend it to anyone thing of booking it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Burma desth

Fabulous day. Very informative. Beautiful lunch. Was a long journey but the guide and driver made it pleasant and was great to see the country side outside Bangkok.

Thank dljr2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great informative day

Opted for a private tour for my husband and I. Tum our tour guide was fabulous. She spoke reasonable English and was an incredibly attentive tour guide. Making sure we had plenty of cold water, cold refreshing towelettes and even bought us some local snacks....More

Thank MadeinOz_11
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear MadeinOz_11, Thank you for your recommendation and I am sure that Tum will be delighted to know that she helped make the day so “fabulous” for you. Kind regards, Christopher

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Great Nostalgic Trip

Great trip and quite a long day from Bangkok, but worth it. Visit the war cemetery and museum. Walk over the bridge before going on the train for around an hour. Then a fabulous lunch. A worthwhile day out from the city.More

Thank Steve170751
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi Steve170751, Very pleasing to see that you had a good day, albeit a long day! Lots to see and do plus, of course, learn about and Tour East is very grateful that we were able to bring this fascinating day to you. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile
Excellent trip

We took the trip by booking direct with your east vs coming via Viator or Expedia and we really enjoyed , The bridge was awsome and with a 200 bhat person we upgraded to a first class cabin which got us seats and some food...More

4  Thank Dhruv G
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Dear Dhruv, Glad that you enjoy the Bridge in the River Kwai tour. Thank you for taking the time to write. The place we stop at for lunch normally gets good Reviews (considering the low price expected by the guests) but I take you feedback...More

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27 June 2018|
Response from Katie B | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to contact the tour company direct and ask them. They have a list of nominated hotels where they will pickup from, so if you’re not on the list, they’ll suggest you make your way to the nearest pickup point... More
11 April 2018|
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Response from Katie B | Reviewed this property |
Yep, just get in touch with them. I arranged to meet them at one of their listed pick up hotels.
Kerry H
3 April 2018|
Response from Sufiah W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes you do..... you board at the river Kwai bridge and we were in the train over an hour. It’s a great trip