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This tour would have been fantastic if it was not for an annoying private guide who sat near the front seats of the canal boat talking very loudly to the two people who paid for his service. Our main guide at the front of the boat had a microphone yet you could not hear her over the loud voice of this private guide. I tried a few times using my finger to my lips symbol to him to express the wish that he quieten down but he looked at me and took no notice. What was worse was the the official tour guides did not stop him and I noticed later that they all seemed to know him and that perhaps he was part of the company. My friend and I eventually moved to the back of the boat to get away from him but unfortunately that is where the loud speakers were. We did have a reasonable tour looking along canals that we hadn't seen before but the whole trip was spoilt by this one private guide and I felt that the tour company should have stopped him talking so much and so loudly as he was not part of our tour.
Thank goodness for pick up at hotel! Guide was just average, pointed out the different buildings but no additional interesting facts except about Princess Diana. Second boat with drinks and food was great. People on the boat tried very hard to be accommodating and served everyone.
Not a great tour if you've been to Bangkok before. It's just a tour of the canals for 1 hr then on a rice boat back. Having read other reviews before booking this tour, I thought we would cruise down the river for a couple of hours then come home. We went further on the ferries.