48 reviews of Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal Cruise Small-Group Tour
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.
Reviewed by Eric L, January 2013
It was a very cool tour, and very small (me, my girlfriend, and one more person). The guide was very kind, and knowledgable, but unfortunately I couldn't understand a good portion of what she was saying. Her English knowledge was good, but she had such a hard accent I struggled to understand her.
Reviewed by Tanja V, January 2013
This was a fabulous tour, which Jo our tour guide made into a delightful morning in Bangkok! I spoke excellent English, was highly informative, friendly and conversational. I would highly recommend this tour for the Bangkok beginner! To round it off nicely, I would suggest including lunch perhaps.
Reviewed by Wendy S, December 2012
Tour was very interesting and guide very helpful and informative
Reviewed by Terry T, Australia, September 2012
Facinating trip. A little awkward getting in and out of long boat but still a worthwhile experience. The temple and palace are incredible! Perhaps headsets would have helped to hear commentary a little easier.
Reviewed by Paula R, September 2012
Our guide was excellent for the Grand Palace Tour, the only issue was that our bus did not turn up for the River tour so we had to make our own way to the Grand Palace.
Reviewed by Shikha G, April 2012
Joe was absolutely awesome. It turned out to be a private tour as only two of us were there that day. Joe not only did the tour at our pace, answered all our questions very knowledgeably but also helped us find the right transportation for our next destination. Not to mention the great tips he gave to us about shopping in bangkok! the only sour point is the hotel where you are asked to assemble for the tour - its not easily approachable and the place looked pretty dirty!
Reviewed by Geoff, Australia, March 2012
Our guides were wonderful and very informative about the Grand Palace and the Canal Cruise was great and we got to feed the cat fish.
Reviewed by Llegnalem, March 2012
It was indeed a 'small-group tour', Two guides and me! The whole trip was great BUT I would have structured it the other way round. Instead of doing the river bit first it would have been better to do the Grand Palace first (in the relative 'cool' of the morning, and then, in the heat of the day, do the river bit. My guides were superb and gave me a great insight into all we were seeing, Thai history and culture. Take socks with you as the ground is corching hot when you have to take your shoes off to enter certain buildings. The hotel allocated as the meeting point was not very helpful when I arrived rather early for this excursion (due to , and I asked if I could have (buy) a coffee or some breakfast. The answer was 'no' despite their residents being served breakfast at the time.... I then had to walk to a nearby cafe to get a coffee. People should be informed that on being met by your guide/s you then have a fair walk to the pier to get the boat for the river part of the excursion. The other point that should be made is the clothing question - I took heed, as I thought, of the 'respectuful' dress code and wore full length leggings (down to ankle and a top that had neither low neck nor showed bare arms above the elbow. Having got to the Grand Palace I was informed, by my guides, that I was inappropriately dressed and thus had to hire a sarong (as it was my leggins that were causing offence) at a cost of 200BHT which was refunded when returned BUT only on production of the yellow receipt - lose that and you loose your 200 BHT!
Reviewed by VICTORIA L, February 2012
Very good tour, although a bit rushed. It was perfect. By noon I was exhausted and ready for a nap! So much information, so little time! I would have like to have more time to walk through the market there, they had interesting items relative to Bangkok. I can't wait to go back!
Reviewed by thinkfad, Lebanon, January 2012
Our guide 'the famous Joe' was very friendly and informative.. Great overall experience. Would recommend to everyone.
Reviewed by Diane G, May 2011
Joe was a great guide. I ended up on the tour by myself but Joe made it a very enjoyable day. The river was a nice way to travel and even got to feed some cat fish.
Reviewed by John B, United Kingdom, December 2010
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Reviewed by Gerard B, Australia, December 2009