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There were many Budhas to see on this tour. Our tour guide was very imformative. The part of the tour we liked the best were the Summer Palace Buildings. We rented a golf cart for 400BMT. This was well worth the money, since you were able to quickly get from place to place. We did not miss one building or landscaping display. The buffet on the cruise was very good and the seating was comfortable with large windows to enjoy the views. We enjoyed that it was air-conditioned. The Tang Festival was starting tomorrow (11/28/2012). We were able to see the floats up close. These were the same floats we saw illuminated on the dinner cruise later that night.
Awesome trip! The best way to see Ayutthaya. We learned so much about the sites, and Thailand in general, from Krit, our guide. The boat ride is a little boring, but you see Thai lifestyles you may not see otherwise.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and he was proud to share Thailand's culture and history with the guests. Very good tour!
Our tour guide was very entertaining and professional. We found the trip very enjoyable, its just a shame it couldn't be longer.
our tour guide "Donna" was fantastic, she had a great local knowledge and passion for what she was doing. `There was a problem with the coach that was to take us but was overcome by using the minibuses and the coach picked us up on time for the trip to ayutthaya. highly recommended
Wonderful! The day was hot, and humid - everything Thailand is known for, but to stand in those ruins, and see for yourself those things you've only ever looked at in books before... Magical.
It is great to see other cultures and the life styles they live. This was a great tour to get a taste of the way different people live. Amazing the way they drive and how few accidents they have.
was wonderful trip the boat ride back was very nice the sites are beautiful and everything was organized very well
I really enjoyed this trip. The guide was very knowledgeable and funny. She did'nt need to be funny as she seemed uncomfortable! Just one recommendation with regards to the lunch on the barge - people should realize that if they don't take the main course first they might'nt be enough left - all the potatoes were gone by the time I got mine
This wasa great day tour as it had a bit of everything for the seasoned traveller - scenic coach trip into the hinterland, a visit to the Kings Summer Palace, visits to several ofg Ayutthaya's 12-14c brick built temple complexes, and completed by a 2 hour river cruise back to Bangkok, and a great buffet lunch. The Summer Palace was a wonderful complex gardens, ornate bridges, temples and lakes. The Ayutthaya temples complexes were spectacular, one with one of the largest stone reclining buddhas in the world. The boat trip enabled us to see many of the major temples and historic buildings in Bangkok and was a very leisurely way to finish a great trip.
I loved this tour. Our guide was great - very professional yet funny, and full of information on all aspects of Thailands history, politics and current affairs. The Ayutthaya temples were just wonderful (I would have liked more time here though), the Summer Palace was a lot of fun - we hired the golf buggy to make sure we got around it all, and the river cruise back to Bangkok was relaxing with a nice buffet lunch. Overall a great day out and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
An enjoyable tour that run for about 8 hours. After pick up transfer To an air conditioned bus you have a one hour drive to the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace which is stunning with a European feel. You have about 1.5 hours here and you can hire a mini cart for getting around the grounds but I wouldn't recommend it as you miss the guides commentary.
Next is Wat Maha That which is over 600 years old and nearly totally destroyed by war with Burma. Then it is onto Wat Na Phra Mane Temple with golden Buddha. Lastly you visit Wat Lokayasutharam for the reclining Buddha. Note dress appropriately for a visit to temples (cover knees and shoulders).
The cruise down Chao Phraya River. The buffet is extensive and there is a later coffee and biscuit break as well. Ferry is air conditioned inside, okay viewing area outside. Transfer back to hotel worked went well too and I listed a hotel not on the list.
A must to better understand Thailand / Siam history and to get out of Bangkok. Recommend.
We usually dont do guided tours which include food, because in the past the food component has always been "done on the cheap", bland and not enough of it.. However, this time, as we were travelling with an elderly family member, a guided tour with a pick up from our hotel was the only option. This proved to be an excellent tour, largely due to the excellent range and quality of the food on the river cruise section. Plenty of choice, fruit, Japanese rolls, bread, butter, range of meats, good salads, plus desserts, cakes coffee and tea. Pleasantly surprising to us and good value for money.
Great to see the ancient side of Bangkok. Our guide was Donna she was excellent
It was a very enjoyable trip. The tour guy was good. We almost missed our trip because Viator did not inform us about the meeting place. I hope they do something about it so the other tourist will not experienced what we had experienced.
It was a very enjoyable trip. I highly recommend it to anybody who is planning to visit Bangkok. You will learn about the culture of Thai people. The food was also great. Very delicious. I enjoyed the boat trip on the way back to Bangkok.
Greatest day. Lots of information and history of the old capital. Very inspirational day.
This is an excursion not to be missed! The highlight of this trip is the visit to the beautiful former palace of the king. The three temples visited are so picturesque, and full of amazing history. And then the two hour river cruise back to Bangkok takes in wonderful scenery, both natural and man made.
Andy, August 2012
A very good day out with a knowledgeable guide. We visited everything on the itinerary and it was nice not to be taken to anywhere "extra". Our guide was very friendly and helpful and the temples chosen were ideal!
The tour guide was funny and friendly.The information provided was accurate and interesting. It made you more aware of the culture.
The best tour I have been in Thailand. The places, history and temples were so amazing. The tour guide was very good and funny. The river cruise was awesome. Great food and sights.