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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.
The one day day trip is really something that visitors to Thailand should consider. This trip was worthwhile and should be on the list of everyone
The trip was fun and well organized. The tour guide was very friendly and informative. The temples were interesting, the lunch was nice, and the view from the river cruise was great. Thank you
Very nice and funny guide. Very well organised tour. Beautiful sites with thousands of pictures to take. Very good food on the cruise, the noodles and potatoes were delicious. A tour that has to be done while in Bangkok!
Ayuttaya temples were full of Thailand's history on which our guide was very knowledgeable. He was also amenable to taking photos of couples which was nice. Our lunch on the river cruise back to Bangkok was enjoyable - sitting with people from other countries is always a pleasant experience. Would strongly recommend this tour as we learnt much about Thailand's history - Ayutthaya was once the country's capital!