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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok. 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.

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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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

This tour with our Fabulous guide, Jaimmy, was a very sad walk through History. The way in which the Japanese treated the P.O.W.s was appalling. We took a speed boat up the river to arrive at the Bridge which was thrilling….. The train ride on the Death Rail was beautiful as you passed some amazing scenery and saddening when you could envisage just what those poor souls had to deal with to build this Railway.
Lunch was included in our tour and was delicious.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This was a very good tour and my tour guide was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

we had a car with driver and guide for the two of us,both spoke very good english and had loads of facts about
places we went too,the war graves well it made me think about somethings and life thats i will say on that,boat and train ride very good,food was very good,all in all a very nice trip only - long drive back

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

It was a great day, tour, food ,guide all perfect would love to do it again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Well organized and our guide was very pleasant and informative. The grave site is very moving and beautifully maintained.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The guides were brilliant and the tour was well managed. I strongly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Excellent tour. Our guide was very nice and efficent and looked after us well. Very punctual. We received everything that was discribed and I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in WW2 history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Great day, very moving, our tour guide, ' Jenni ' and driver 'Mr Boy' were very knowledgable and excellent company for the trip.
Well worth that little extra for a private tour.
Lunch was very nice too. 10/10

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

This was a great trip to take. The cemetry was heart rending, especially after travelling the railway and imagining the horror of how these people were pushed to their limits. We had a wonderful guide called Gail - worth asking for.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

A long but very worthwhile day. Raw emotions at the cemetery but an experience not to be missed. Trip was well organised, and arriving at the bridge by boat was a fantastic way to arrive and the train trip was really worthwhile with breathtaking scenery at the end. Lunch as well, thanks Mr Tawee!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

Excellent tour guide, Yai, made this a memorable day. Walking across the bridge one felt the pain on the POWs and Thai labourers. The long tail boat ride up the river to the bridge was fun and provided a much welcome breeze to relief the heat (41c). Our train ride on a local train was an enjoyable experience. Lunch was tasty and there was a good variety to suit everyone. A must see tour when visiting Thailand.

Sjoerd B
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

A moving experiance

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

What an absolutely fantastic day, our guide was full of information, and the tour content was fantastic. A long day, but so totaly worth it.

David
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2012

A very good day tour but be prepared for for two hours travel from Bankok central each way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

Again supurb.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2011

This trip was fantastic. A complete and comprehensive day. We visited the Death Railway museum, rode on a speedboat up the river Kwai to the steel bridge where we stopped off to take photos and cross the bridge. Visited the war graves of British, Dutch and Australian soldiers. Finally boarded an ancient wooden train to travel along the Death Railway. At the end of the line we were taken to a forest restaurant for a marvelous buffet lunch. The guide was very informative about the trip and on the way to the first part of the visit gave us a brief insight into the Thai way of life at present. A must do trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

A brilliant choice. Quite a long day but the guide was so knowledgeable and managed to guide us through the formalities with ease. Well worth a day out and was actually the highlight of our stay in Bangkok.

Ross P
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

It was just me, the driver, and the guide in a Mercedes. It doesn't get better than that!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2009

I took this tour on my birthday! It was awesome. We took a side trip and rode elephants. It was great!

Moira D
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

This was something that I was not looking forward to and the experience is very humbling. The guide was excellent and was worth the money. Would recommend.

Stuart R
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

This was a fantastic tour and all the better for taking the private tour. It was very moving and definitely our best trip to date. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and made sure we made the most of time at Kanachanaburi. We loved it!

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