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Travel back in time on this private Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok. You’ll gain insight and deeper understanding about some of the nation’s top attractions as you follow your expert local guide on this memorable excursion. Pay a visit to the nation’s most famous bridge that spans the River Kwai and listen to stories about the notorious history of this Thai landmark. Listen as your guide explains how this impressive structure still serves as a memorial to the thousands of prisoners of war and forced laborers who died building the railway. Your private guide will take you on an all access tour of the bridge, through the JEATH War Museum and 
Allied War Grave, and transport you on a thrilling long-tailed boat ride along the river. Lunch is included on this memorable tour. 


  • Private day trip from Bangkok to the Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Visit this often-emotional site — the start of the Death Railway — with a private guide
  • See the Allied War Grave and visit the JEATH War Museum
  • Learn about the POWs who worked on the construction of the bridge and railway during WWII
  • Take a long-tailed boat ride on the River Kwai to the bridge
  • Thai lunch included

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

Private Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour

Your Bangkok Private tour of Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai is sure to be as moving as it is memorable. That’s because this popular tour travels from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi—a distance of about 80 miles (130 kilometers)—and also 
back in time. You will venture through rural countryside, past rice paddies and sugar cane fields as you make your way towards one of the nation’s most famous landmarks.

The famous bridge, which marks what is known as the Death Railway, was built in 1943 to connect Thai and Burmese railways and support the Japanese occupation of Burma in World War II. Today, the impressive structure serves as a memorial and reminder of the 
thousands of POWs and laborers who died during its construction.

Your private guide will share stories and insight as you visit this historically significant destination before taking you on a tour of the Allied War Grave cemeteries and the JEATH War Museum. You’ll find paintings and pictures lining the walls of this small but informative stop, before hopping aboard a long-tailed speedboat for a thrilling ride on the River Kwai. You’ll have time to ride on the local train here before returning to Bangkok after a truly memorable day. 

Customer Reviews

Roger C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an extremely moving experience. Having not studied the 20th Century history at school I found this tour very informative. It was a tour packed with information and great experiences that were complimented by an outstanding guide. A trip not to be missed and one that reminds us of the inhumanity of man towards others some times.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Picked up on time. Interesting stop at the war cemetery which is immaculately looked after - very sobering. Went on to the small museum which is a mock up of the POW camp filled with drawings from the inmates - again very sobering and very moving. The boat trip up to the bridge is fun and doesn't last too long. Time to walk along the bridge, quick bit of shopping then onto the train. Little snack provided, great scenery and a view of the incredible work done by the Allied prisoners to make the railway under horrendous conditions. Lovely lunch stop then a very long 3hr journey back to Bangkok.

Gary D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great trip, great guide, would recommend it.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very very good

Jan E J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved it ! From pickup to drop off this tour is fantastic great day out

Nicola D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent - very good guide


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

excellent tour our guide was very knowledgeable, really nice lunch.
worth it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent - no words to describe.

Daniel A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We all really enjoyed the tour. The guide we had was lovely and very informative.
We were a party of 5 from aged 14 to adults.
I would definitely recommend this to everybody.

leslie h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

great guide, great food and great service

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