Very good trip, car and guide ready and waiting as we came of the ship. Was definitely a very good way of seeing as much of the sites in one day as the driver dropped us off outside each site and the guide knew all the short cuts and fast tracks to seeing everything and told us everything we wanted to know. It was a real experience! Plus the meal at a restaurant on the banks of the river was very good and good quality. I would highly recommend. We were back at the port in plenty of time.
A great tour. So much better having a private tour than being herded around by a cruise tour. Our guide Tan was very helpful and knowledgeable and also ensured we were hydrated by handing out cold water at every site.
Really pleased we did this tour.
our guide was well informed and took us to Bangkok, however it was a long transfer but worth the effort, it would have been a shame to miss the capital city. he showed us all the sights including the grand palace and ensured we arrived back to the ship on time. Enjoyable excursion
Great tour! Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Took pictures of us everywhere!! Took us to a good restaurant for lunch.
Excellent tour, with an excellent guide. They were at the pier waiting for us when our ship docked and got us back, no problem!
Guide was a fountain of knowledge in relation to the Grand Palace and temples we saw as well as making sure we were well hydrated with bottles of water and wet towelettes. nice Buffett lunch was included
The guide and driver met us at 8 AM, right on schedule. It was an hour and 1/2 drive into Bangkok, very comfortable car and the driver was careful if fast. The locations were amazing. I loved the Grand Palace and the Reclining Buddha the best but there was so much color and beauty there, that I didn't know what to take pictures of next. Since it was Dec. 31, it was incredibly crowded but still well worth seeing. The lunch was on a moored boat and was fine, not gourmet but not too hot for my tastes plus there was lots of variety.
However, I will say that while the guide obviously loved his city and knew a lot of ways around the crowds, he didn't give us much information. With that long drive to and from the city, there was time to talk about history, culture, etc and he didn't seem to want to talk all that much. Our questions were answered with very short replies. He did seem surprised at how quickly we ate lunch (we didn't want to miss anything) and although he took us to the tourist shop, we didn't want to buy anything there (too expensive and touristy). I would have preferred going through one of the markets to get a flavor of the street life in Bangkok.
I did fall in love with Bangkok and will come back someday and spend a lot more time here. Oh, and we got back in plenty of time so as not to miss the ship.
All in all, although I would have liked more information, I was glad we went.
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