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Very good tour. It was good to see how the Thai's really live. The Palace was an enjoyable experience as well, however the Gems market afterwards was a little too much, would rather have seen something else.
Good way to see the main temples and the grand palace if you have limited time in Bangkok. The tour rep was very professional and knowledgeable and gave you enough time to ask questions and have time to look around at your own leisure. At the end of the tour we were taken to a jewelery factory but this isn't really our thing so we just had a quick look and left.
This was a good trip and the duration was good. Our driver did drop us off at a place that was on his way back. We were happy, as it was too early to return to the hotel.
The guide was wonderful and the tour was educational, entertaining and worth it! I liked it a lot!
The trip would of been awesome, if we weren't constantly treated as money bags: on the canal we had "unscheduled stop" for some lady trying to sell us things, noone cared about. Then after visiting Grand Palace we were taken to Gem factory, where sales person was trying to sell us very expensive jewelry and if that wasn't enough, after that we were supposed to go to tailor factory, where I am sure they would of try to sell us suits and so on. My recommendation: once you visit Grand Palace opt out of going to gem factory. Waste of our time!!!
Cruise was good. Was a hot day and there were many people at the grand palace which made hearing our guide difficult.
An interesting tour, unfortunately it was too hot for us to enjoy the tour which was mainly outdoors....pinching heat and very high humidity
Guide had good English. The canal ride was terrific. Wish it had been longer. The temples were over run with tour groups, which is to be expected. I was expecting to be returned to my hotel but was astounded to be taken to a gem factory/retailer. Forced to sit through a glitzy promo video, then marched through the gem store by a pushy salesperson even though I told her I had no intention of buying anything. Only then was I handed off to a van driver for transport. Had him drop me off at the nearest transit station. A terrible end to a not so bad tour.
Good tour. Have done it twice now, the 2nd time with visiting relatives. It all depends on the tour guide you get. Our guide the first time was awesome and made it very interesting. The 2nd guide was average.
The tour guide was very good, but the day we did the tour it was extremely hot; don't forget to take a hat or umbrella!
This tour visited sites as described, with a friendly and well-knowledged tour guide. This is an especially good trip for first-time visitors, although our time at The Grand Palace very limited. We were disappointed to be thrown into the jewelery workshop at the end of the tour, with tour guide conveniently disappearing for a considerable amount of time. Our tour guide was very overt with demands for tips.
Taking us to a jewelry store at the end of the tour kind of turned me off. I would have preferred to see more canals instead.
ANA MARIE G
No drinks or snacks provided. Plus it was hot. We did have a chance to buy drinks, but service would seem more pleasant and professional if they provided beverages.
Quite a rush thru'. At the end the local guide added a non-scheduled stop at a jewellery factory which we opted out however we were therefore refused to be dropped off at our hotels. He would take us back to our hotels only if we would agree to stop at the jewellery factory for at least 20 minutes. We had to make our own arrangements. The trip description clearly indicates hotel drop off are included.