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Jan A

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2012

Guide was very helpful and eager to make sure we had a great time.

Jason W

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2011

Amazing to see the detail on the statues. Tour guide looked after us well and gave plenty of info.

Joanne A

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2011

This was my second time to the Grand Palace, but the first time for my son, who loved the visit. We were collected on time in a nice car. Our Guide was very knowledgeable and it was very interesting learning about the history of the Palace. I've given this tour 4 stars as afterward, we were dropped off at a gem factory/store which I couldn't remember whether this was included in the trip as I'd looked at so many different tours. Note: Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are in the same place. Definitely worth doing.

Judith E United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2010

Interesting first insight into Thai culture. The guide was excellent giving good commentry on the way to the Palace. The Grand Palace itself is definately worth visiting and we were given plenty of time to view the various areas within the grounds.

Marcia P USA

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2010

Guide left message, arrived right on time. Private tour was great, guide quite knowledgeable, helpful, polite.

Stephen N United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2010

Although this is something that is a 'must do' in Bangkok. My advice is 'don't do it with a hangover from the night before'! We enjoyed the trip, our guide was well informed, witty and spoke excellent English. I would not hesitate in recommending this trip.

Richard F USA

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2009

The tour was a bit short, certainly not a half day- but worth doing.

David K Canada

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2009

Excellent tour guide.

Eryl U Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2009

Guide was great, knew everything, as they all seem to in Asia. When tour was over, he and the driver said they had no tours in the arvo and they could take us for the rest of the day free, and they did. It was one of our best days in Bangkok in 5 visits, service PLUS.

Jennifer T Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2008

The tour was certainly private with only people on this tour being my wife and I. The guide was very informative and spoke very good English.

Paul C Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2008

Bangkok can be a little daunting to navigate for first time visitors. If you have limited time in Bangkok, as we did, a private car and guide is a good way to see and hear about the incredible Grand Palace and Temple complex and see some other city sites and get some cultural and historical insights along the way. Unless you're hankering to buy some jewelery, keep politely but firmly declining the visit to a jewelry outlet that may be offered as "a standard part of the tour". Just ask to be dropped off at one of the big shopping malls near your hotel and shop for what you want at your leisure.

Stuart R United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2007

An amazing experience and we loved it. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and taking a private tour means that you don't have to wait around for people coming back to the bus thus making most of our time at the Palace. Thoroughly recommended.

Stephen B USA

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2007

We had a wonderful tour guide who was so informative. We took our time and really enjoyed the sights. On our private tour, we pretty much set our own pace, within reason, which made it most enjoyable for my older Uncle. In a group, I don't think we would have gotten as much out of it because there is only so much time to move several people around.

Verna K W France

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2006

Extremely good and knowledgeable guide. The Grand Palace is definitely a must see.


4 star rating: Recommended
December 2006

This tour was very good.

William L

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2015

It poured down rain when we visited. Did not get to see much. Throngs of pushy Chinese tourists. Would recommend going first thing in the morning, it might be better.

Suzanne A

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2015

Our guide arrived promptly, was courteous and polite. However we did find it difficult to understand him at times. He was a good guide and very informative. Unfortunately after the temples he took us to a clothing shop and a jewellers outlet. Frankly we would have rather visited another place of interest than these outlets!


3 star rating: Worth doing
December 2014

The tour was fine, the guide was knowledgeable. However, we didn't like being driven to a gem/souvenir store at the end of the tour. We had absolutely no interest for this commercial display.

Emma P

3 star rating: Worth doing
December 2013

The tour guide spoke very bad English. We didn't appreciate the jewellry makers stop at the end of the tour. We felt very under pressure to buy something when all we wanted to do was walk around by ourselves. When we left without buying anything the lady that had followed ALL THE WAY around the store seemed very annoyed!


3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2013

The tour was about 2 hours (definitely less if travelling time was included of course). The last 1 hour was actually reserved for taking the guests to the jewelry shop. You are paying more than what it worth.

Susan M

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2012

Our guide made it easy to get around this crowded site. Interesting and beautiful. Enjoyed the tour!

William S

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2012

We were disappointed that we could not enter any actual part of the palace - only acces to the outside. Interesting history and enjoyed watching the changing of the guard. Not one that we would rush back for.

Graham J United Kingdom

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2010

Guide was very knowledgeable and informative. However, could do without lengthy trip to gem centre at end of tour even though we said we were not interested several times.

Jonathan T United Kingdom

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
November 2015

Pah, rubbish! Not the Grand Palace or Wat Phra Kaew, but the value of the tour. Although the guide was well informed and well spoken, again we were not always accompanied into the buildings so we could ask questions once in there.


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
September 2015

Toue guide is not up to the standard

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