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  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Enjoy the best highlights of Bangkok on this Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal small group tour. Escape the Bangkok traffic and board a longtail boat for a journey along the canals, enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Wat Pho, see the huge reclining Buddha and stand in awe of the majestic Grand Palace.


  • Explore the canals and the inspiring temples of Bangkok on this majestic tour
  • Visit the Grand Palace and see the Reclining Buddha at Wat Po
  • Travel by longtail boat through the canals of Bangkok, also known as the "Venice of the East"
  • Traveling in a small-group, maximum 12 passengers, allowing a unique and intimate experience

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What You Can Expect

Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal Cruise Small-Group Tour

Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal Cruise Small Group Tour

Your guided tour of Bangkok begins with a local bus ride to The Grand Palace Complex. Built in 1782, the Grand Palace served as the official residence of the King of Siam, the Royal Court and administrative seat of government. Despite no longer being the official residence of the king, the Grand Palace is still very much the spiritual center of the nation and used for various ceremonies during the year. You will also visit Wat Phra Kaew which houses the revered Emerald Buddha.

Next, walk to the nearby magnificent temple Wat Po, known for as a center of learning for traditional Thai massage and medicines -- founded in the 17th century, Wat Po is the oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok.

Your tour ends with a long tail boat ride along the khlongs (canals) Chao Praya River ( River of Kings). In centuries gone by Bangkok was often referred to as the 'Venice of the East' with a vast network of khlongs providing passage throughout the city. Away from the chaotic streets of Bangkok, you'll get a glimpse into the past as you see daily life unchanged over time.

At the end of your tour, you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.

with a walk down to the Chao Praya River (meaning River of Kings) where you'll board a longtail boat for a journey along the river and into the canals of Bangkok. The longtail boat trip will provide you with an insight into the lives of people who live along these canals which seems a world away from the chaotic streets of Bangkok.

Your tour continues to Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha, the largest Buddha in Bangkok. Wat Pho temple is the center of the Buddhist religion in Thailand, the countries first university and is still a center of learning for traditional Thai massage and medicines. Enjoy a guided tour of this stunning complex.

Tour concludes at the Grand Palace, one of Bangkok's main tourist attraction. The Grand Palace complex comprises of numerous temples including the Wat Phra Kaew temple which houses the Emerald Buddha, Thailand's holiest religious statue carved from jade. Your guide will take you through the grounds of the Grand Palace providing a fascinating insight into this majestic place.

Your guide can assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel if needed.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Good tour, but the hot weather made it very difficult

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

I had the best and most knowledgeable guide Ms. Gof as she truly knew
her facts and data that I even used on later tours. She gave me a very quick
info on the area that we were going to visit, history of Thailand and key points and customs about the
city and answered all of my questions. Even though I was running late
as I could not find a taxi driver that wanted to drive downtown and
I had allowed an hour commute time (traffic in downtown Bangkok made LA
look good) and could not believe that the drivers would pass up a fare. Anyway,
my only suggestion would be to ADD transportation option to this tour if you are staying outside of the downton area.
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outside of the immediate downtown area.

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