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Full-Day Tour to Ayutthaya from Bangkok, Including Lunch Cruise Return Trip

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the royal capital of ancient Siam on a full-day trip to Ayutthaya, and return to Bangkok aboard a luxurious Chao Phraya riverboat. Wander the manicured grounds of the King’s Summer Palace, explore the weathered stone temples of the ruined city and encounter silk-draped Buddhas, elegant chedis and towering Banyan trees. Learn the dramatic history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, then step onto an air-conditioned riverboat to enjoy a traditional buffet and travel the tranquil ‘River of Kings’ back into the bustling heart of Bangkok.
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Wanderer44846792439
, May 2019
Our guide gave some information but often would talk about things like uses of vinegar and bowel movements. Mumbled a lot. When we got to a place to visit he would explain a little and then tell up to go explore for an hour. Would not recommend, far better to book private tours.
A very enjoyable tour. Time at the...
Earl A
, Mar 2018
A very enjoyable tour. Time at the summer palace was a wonderful addition form several years ago. Bus ride to catch the rivercruise got a little long.
My husband and I had taken this tour...
stevepollmann
, Feb 2018
My husband and I had taken this tour before and really enjoyed it, so when our kids came to visit us in Bangkok we decided to take them on it. What a difference this time. Here is what you need to know that they don't tell you. First - no where on the site does it say that you MUST have your legs fully covered. NO SHORTS. Before when we went, shorts to the knees were fine. Not this time. We all had to go into the gift shop and buy long elehant pants before we could go to see the Summer Palace. Next - half of the Summer Palace is closed. The beautiful Wat/temple is fully hidden behind construction and half of the palace was inclosed in scafolding... leaving you the gardens to see. That was very disappointing. The guide spoke pretty good English, but the microphone used on the bus was terrible and muffled what he said. Off the bus he did not use any kind of microphone so unless you stood right by him, you couldn't hear anything he said. Ayuthaya, ofcourse was amazing, and the cruise back was great with good food.
Had a great time on my tour! We were...
Bianca C
, Nov 2017
Had a great time on my tour! We were picked up by a mini van that drove us to our tour bus. The bus took us to Bang Pa In Royal Summer Palace where we spent 45 mins, then went to the first Ayutthaya site where we took pictures of the Budda Head that was pulled by the roots of the tree it was buried under and a few more pictures of the that site for 45 mins, then drove out to another pat of Ayutthaya and spent about an hour there taking pictures of that site. After that we drove out to the cruise pick up area and headed back to Bangkok. Our times felt short at each location but well spent. The time was well managed with the distance between each site, if i would have done this on my own i would have not seen as much. I would recommend doing this on a weekday as there are less people at the sites and its easier to take good photos. Our guide told us it gets really packed on weekends. They provided water and cold towels each time we returned to the bus to help keep us refreshed. Our Guide Paisang was very kind, informative and spoke English. We had the option to stay with Paisang or to explore on our own during our time limit and then we would all meet back at the bus.
A very pleasant full day steeped in...
Trevor S
, Aug 2017
A very pleasant full day steeped in history. We were picked up promptly at our hotel at 7am and transferred to our coach via mini bus where we met our guide, First. As we journeyed out the freeway First was very entertaining and explained how our day would unfold and what to expect. Our first stop in Ayutthaya was Wat Phra Si Sanphet. After about 15 minutes of explanation on the site by First we were left to explore at our leisure for 45 minutes. We were grateful that the site wasnt too busy and there were plenty of unique photo opportunities. Once we were back on the coach First told us about our next destination, Bang Pa-in - Summer Palace. Upon arrival at the Palace we fed the veracious fish in a pond which was adorned by the Aisawanthipphaya-At Pavilion. First then took those of us who spoke English on a 30 minute walking tour explaining the history of the Palace. After this we were allowed to explore for another 30 minutes taking in the Wehart Chamrunt, or Heavenly Light and climbing the steep spiral staircase of the Ho Withun Thasana, or Sages' Lookout. Back on the coach we headed to our River Boat for lunch and a pleasant leisurely return to Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River. The buffet lunch was OK but there were a lot of other tours on board so the food was a little light on particularly when some passengers took far more than their share. I watched one woman remove all of the solids in the Tom Yum and place them into bowls for her family which left nothing but seasoned coconut soup for the rest of us. I stress that this is not the tour operators fault. The trip along the river took around two and a half hours and was a very inciteful journey and I have no hesitation in reco
Totally recommend these guys, lots...
Dane M
, May 2017
Totally recommend these guys, lots of freedom to explore the sites, the guide was great and full of information plus really friendly, pick up was exactly in time. The boat trip was so relaxing and heaps of every type of food and great way to end totally recommend this trip.
Great Tour with wonderful guide and...
Paul G
, Apr 2017
Great Tour with wonderful guide and driver. The guides English and knowledge were fantastic. The slow boat back to Bangkok was a bit of a waste of time.
Great tour at good pace. Given time...
DANGPILLA
, Feb 2017
Great tour at good pace. Given time to explore sites on own for 20 minutes after getting information from guide. Unbelievably amazing beauty and history, River boat cruise nice as well and nice lunch. Highly recommend!!
The site itself is fantastic, but...
judy.morrison
, Jan 2017
The site itself is fantastic, but the guide was pretty bad. He talked way too much and in an accent that was difficult to understand. I would have loved to have spent more time roaming around by myself rather than listening to him. Our second site was the king's summer palace. This was also a lovely place where we were supposed to have an hour to explore, but by the time he finished talking it was almost time to leave. The cruise down the river back to Bangkok with buffet lunch was lovely.
It was a beautiful tour. Why I gave...
YMC
, Jan 2017
It was a beautiful tour. Why I gave it a 4 star is because we would have loved the full Thai experience not been rush a little. While speaking to the other people on the tour we would have preferred to have been given more time in each area to explore the crafts and food. Not everyone wants to eat a buffet or go to a local restaurant which we can do anytime. We never got to see how they spun sugar, which Ayuthaya is famous for, as we had a dead line to make for the boat which was okay

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