We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Post
Inbox
Search

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

Save
Select Date and Travelers
From
US$98.47
Date
2 travelers
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Pass rice paddies and sugar cane fields on the ride through the countryside
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.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Select Bangkok hotels (pickup time from your hotel may vary slightly depending on your hotel location)
Departure Time
6:30am

Hotel pickup and drop-off are NOT available from the following hotels:
  • Novotel Suvarnabhumi - Bang Na (near Suvarnabhumi Airport)
  • Niran Grand - Bang Na
  • Nototel Bang Na - Bang Na
  • Royal Princess Srinakarin - Bang Na
  • Amari Don Muang - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Airport Suite Bangkok - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Asia Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Ebina House - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Rama Gardens - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Quality Suite Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Miracle Grand Convention - Laksi
  • Inn Come Sweet - Chatuchak
  • Chaleena Princess - Ramkamheng
  • Grand Hitech Tower Inn - Ekkamai
  • Forum Park - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)
  • Rio Residence - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)
  • Royal Pacific Plaza - Rama 9
  • Oasis - Huang Kwang
  • P R Union - Thonburi
  • Gold Orchid Bangkok - Suttisan
  • And selected areas
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Local train ride
  • Long-tail speedboat ride
  • Admission fees
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible
  • Restroom facilities available
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking; failure to do so may result in cancellation
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
150Reviews23Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 28
  • 10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
We did a private tour to save travel time. We were picked up in a car by a lovely, well mannered tour leader and her driver. She spoke very quickly and at times was difficult to understand. This tour didn't meet our expectations. We weren't given enough information during the
Read more
During the Vietnam War, I had fought to defend South Vietnam along with the US Army from 1965-1967 as a Korean Army. I had an opportunity to enjoy the R & R holiday during which I visit the Bridge over River Kwai in May 1967.
Read more
Response from TourEastThailand, Manager at Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
Responded 14 Sep 2019
River Kwai bridge is one of important historical landmarks and memorials, the history of the bridge is known as it was part of the railway lines in World War II and it's really worth visiting. Thank you very much for your valuable review.
Read more
Very interesting trip. Excellent driver but Guide lacked knowledge and told us very little. Very nice lady but she needs some training. Once she’s had that, I’m sure she will be very good!
Read more
Response from TourEastThailand, Manager at Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
Responded 11 Aug 2019
Very much appreciated for spending time writing us review and comment. I will relay your message to our guide team for their awareness and improvement. Thank you for choosing our service.
Read more
A long drive in an uncomfortable van led to a brief tour a cheap lunch and a longer ride back. Got a tour of a grave yard, a 20 minute elephant ride which was fun and a 15 minute raft ride which was OK, but would not recommend.
Read more
Response from TourEastThailand, Manager at Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
Responded 4 Aug 2019
We are sorry the tour did not meet your satisfaction and expectation. Howsoever, we would like to thank you for choosing our service and do appreciate you taking time writing us review.
Read more
It was very moving being at the River Kwae Bridge, and traveling on the railroad. It was a bit creepy, especially going past a huge resort that was once a Japanese POW camp. The food was excellent. Our tour guide and driver were attentive to our needs ( I am handicapped ).
Read more
Response from TourEastThailand, Manager at Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
Responded 20 Jul 2019
Very much appreciated your kind review. We are happy you enjoy our services and also apologies on behalf of our guide to not be so informative. We will discuss internally to improve for a better service.
Read more
Previous
1234569
Key Details
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: +63 923-0990452