• Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 65.40 View price calendar

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Explore the famous bridge across the River Kwai on a joint or private full-day tour from Bangkok. Explore Thailand’s wartime history and heritage by visiting two moving cemeteries lined with the gravestones of allied prisoners of war. Learn the tragic stories of the Commonwealth and Dutch soldiers that were captured in Singapore and forced to build a ‘Death Railway’ through the thick jungles of eastern Thailand.


  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Ideal choice for families
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included

What You Can Expect

Bridge on River Kwai from Bangkok

Military alliance cemetery

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This an excellent day trip and recommend it for both history buffs and those who want to see a different part of Thailand - the guide was excellent, the combination of boat, bus and train is a great way to spend the day - and the history of the building of the bridge in WWII typlifies the goodness of people with the horrors of war. Now if only the area was closer to Bangkok - beware 3 hours back to the city - the better way, to avoid the long day is to overnight near the River Kwai which all the smart people did I did not!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our tour guide Sam was phenomenal and made this a truly memorable experience. We were given plenty of historical background on the bus ride to the sights as well as adequate time at each location. The bus was extremely comfortable with a toilet, the lunch was delicious, there was a break for tea/coffee. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to get outside of Bangkok for a day trip and for those who appreciate learning the valuable lessons of history.

Cheryl P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Really great tour made so by our guide, Sam, who was hilarious but also informative and helpful. It's a long day travelling from Bangkok - approx. 14 hours round trip from our Hilton Sukhumvit Hotel but a thoroughly enjoyable one. It encompassed a lot..Australian War Museum, Cemetery, Long boat ride from jetty to right under bridge, lunch at a local resort and then 45 min train ride over the bridge including old wooden section. We were picked up at 6am and returned at 8pm because of heavy traffic congestion coming into Bangkok. Well worth it though.

Jill O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour with a friendly and informative guide. The itinerary is action packed - boat trip, museum, cemetery, lunch and train trip. Fairly long bus journey to and from Bangkok in a bus with effective a/c. The railway museum at Kochanaburi is excellent and well worth a visit. Also enjoyed the rest of the day and the lunch was tasty. Recommended.

Glyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was an amazing tour. The day was totally enjoyable with Um our guide who was an outstanding guide. The tour met all our expectations and the promises they made. It was both a fun and an emotional day remembering the suffering the men went through to bulid the bridges. We recommend this tour to anyone.

Kevin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

excellent trip so glad i booked through viator,they we there waiting at our hotel for us ,and left information about pick up times for us when we got to hotel will deffo use them again,and the trip was well worth the money full day out just brilliant

Nigel T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Brilliant day out, well worth the journey time. The guide spoke very good English and clearly enjoyed his work. Very good lunch, my favourite trip in BKK.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Sam, the tour guide.......a legend in his own lifetime. Excellent guide who made the day what it was. Humbling experience at the graves and museum but very well organised trip. Would recommend it to anyone.

Lynne T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great trip.comfortable coach and a knowledgeable tour guide.

Donald A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Well organized, a great guide, and fascinating. The only downside is that this tour is so interesting we would have liked more time at many of the places.

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