Your Bangkok Shore Excursion Private Grand Palace and Buddhist Temples Tour kicks off at the famed Grand Palace. Your local guide will meet you upon arrival and transport you in air-conditioned comfort to this temple, which was once the official home to the kings of Siam. Enjoy a private tour of this stunning complex, with tours of the Royal Funeral Hall, Royal Coronation Hall and plenty of examples of incredible Buddhist artwork.
From the Grand Palace, make your way to Wat Phra Kaew—the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. You’ll learn about the most sacred sculpture that was carved from a single piece of jade as your follow your guide on a private tour of the grounds.
Enjoy a traditional local lunch before enjoying a bit of sightseeing. You’ll visit Wat Traimit—where a 12,000 pound (5.5 ton) golden statue of Buddha is held. From there you will pass through Chinatown to Wat Pho. The largest and the oldest temple in Bangkok is home to a famous reclining Buddha that measures 150 feet (46 meters) in length. It is the largest in the city!
Finally, make a stop at Wat Benchamabophit, known as the Marble Temple. This magnificent monastery was constructed using marble imported from Italy and is one of the most ornate exampled of architecture in Bangkok. Once you’ve taken in the sights, your friendly driver and guide will return you to your port and the comfort of your cruise ship.