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  • Location:Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

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

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

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

Lee M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was a real surprise for us all, we consisted of 2 Adults and 2 Children but although this was somewhat of pilgrimage for us Australians we really enjoyed the day out. I was surprised to find the tour included a Long Tail boat ride to the bridge and a 90mins train ride on the railway to our lunch spot. Lunch was a buffet as we had a number of groups on that day but all the food was local Thai food and great. There wasn't anything the kids didn't like. Wat was our guide and he was very knowledgeable on all parts of the tour making sure we didn't miss anything and warning us as we approached for the camera shots. The tour was quite long and does go for a whole day. We were picked up at the hotel at 6:30am and did not return until after 4pm. The drive out was at least 90mins and the return trip after lunch was at least 120mins but our kids are good travellers. There was also an option of a Elephant ride price not included in tour for those wanting more after lunch which would make the return time 6pm or later.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My friends and I loved this day out. Our guide and driver took care of us well and everything went like clock work. The highlights were the boat trip up the river to the bridge and the train ride along the river and over the wooden viaduct....just spectacular. Lunch was very good too. Highly recommend it, great value for money.

Godfrey R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

An unbelievable experience. Don't miss the opportunity to do this trip

S.L Peters M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Lovely Guide very, very moving experience. Would have liked more time at Cemertary and Museum, but to be fair it all depemded on the arrival of the train. Tour went well and was so comfortable, Very pleasent driver and Guide. Would recommend highly.

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