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4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

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  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal Cruise Small-Group Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

4 things we love about this tour! 1 The guide - Our guide arrived promptly at meeting point and i asked if we could take a tuk tuk to the grand palace as my husband has never taken one and he was very kind in obliging. 2 The grand palace is gorgeously magnificent! i have been to Bangkok like over 5 times and never once thought something so beautiful was hiding in the midst of this city. 3 The reclining Buddha was huge and beautiful! 4 Loved the long-tail canal ride - it was so fun! The overall experience was just fantastic and well-worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This entire tour was great, so much to see in so little time, you need 3 days to see it, but the experience with our guide was great, she did not rush, was patient and explained and answered all of our questions, again love the idea of small group and feel it was personable for us. Great job and tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great tour!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

I only wish we weren't so jet lagged to enjoy more the entire tour! Our fault for booking it for the day of our arrival! PAM was great, she knows a lot about the city, has a sense of humor and the tour was very fun with her. She is also open to questions and always knows the answer!!! I definately recommend this tour especially if you are not spending many days in Bangkok - it includes the must sees in just four hours! It was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Our guide Boon was great. Very knowledgable and spoke excellent English. A must if you do not have a lot of time to spend in Bangkok.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

My tour guide was knowledgeable and professional. The boat, however, is of the Venetian gondola
type, and this may unnerve some. I almost fell into the river. My bum got a soaking, and I later threw
away my slacks, due to the odor. I can laugh now, but I was genuinely scared at the time. The tour,
however, was great, and I heartily recommend this Bangkok tour!

Stephen F
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

Superb tour, great being on the water and the palace is incredible. The tour guide then helped us onto a bus for the markets, great morning

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Seeing the giant Buddha was an absolute delight. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Joe our tour guide was excellent. We enjoyed walking from the hotel meeting point through the little streets and past the food stalls to get to the boat. The canal tour was really interesting as we saw the old part of Bangkok. Temples were exquisite and guide very knowledgable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Pam was wonderful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Very informative and enlightening insight of The Reclining Buddha. My tour guide was also very sweet!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

It was great... My tour guide Pan was amazing. Very knowledgable and new the answers to our questions. She went above and beyond when she helped me get back to my hotel! She is an awesome person!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

diferent and very interesting. our guide Joe was informative and very helpful .his tips helped with the rest of our stay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

Joe was a great guide and really showed us around. Saw lots of impressive sights and the longboat ride at the beginning of the tour was very exciting as the view from the river gives you an altogether different perspective of the city. Thx again Joe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

Our experience was very good in a small group. Not always the greatest idea to visit Temples on a Public Holiday(New Year's Day).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2012

Loved it. Walking around Bangkok gave a much better feel for it than driving around on a coach, it felt like really seeing the city. The guide was very friendly and knowledgable and it felt like being out with some friends, rather than on a tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2012

It's great to have a tour guide escort me around to the different places and the sights seen are quite spectacular.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Nice tour and educational

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

A great tour and guide, Joe Npppt. Joe certainly knew his City and conveyed all information in a manner that was easily understood. At the end of the tour he organised a taxi to take us back to our hotel as he was concerned about us managing to obtain one. He went out of his way to be helpful. I would recommend this tour to anyone and hopefully they would manage to have Joe as their guide. I would rate this five stars

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

We had an extraordinary tour guide who worked very hard to insure we had a great day. This trip did involve a lot of walking, but it was all flat and never a problem. We had a wonderful introduction to the buddhist beliefs and the city of Bangkok, I would highly recommend this trip to you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

The tour was very interesting and I can recommend everyone to visit Grand Palace only with a tour guide. The hotel were we met was not that easy to find and you need a long time to get there, if you do not stay in that district. My hotel was in Silom road. The staff there told me that I should consider 1,5 hours to get there with the taxi. But as my tour was on a Monday morning, the streets were stucked and I took the express boat on Chao Praya river, which was by far the fastest mode of transport in Bangkok. The tour itself was perfect and I enjoyed a private tour with my guide, as the second person didn't show up at the meeting point. We waited half an hour, then we started the tour. Probably the other person was stucked in traffic as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2012

My daughter and I were the only people on the tour that day. Our guide was charming, knowledgeable, and patient with us as we stopped to take lots of photos. At one point, during the canal cruise, he excitedly pointed out a rather unusual sighting of the Royal Boat. The itinerary was a lot of fun and the sites were simply breathtaking. What a great value for the money! I highly recommend to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

Had a great tour with an excellent guide, one couple did not pitch for the tour so there were only 4 of us making it exclusive and well organised. Highly recommended.

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