• Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 67.90 View price calendar

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Take a full-day tour to the historic Thai capital of Ayutthaya, then travel back to Bangkok on a Chao Praya River cruise. In Ayuttaya, your guide takes you to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace. Have a buffet lunch on the river cruise as you take in the scenery on the way back to Bangkok.


  • Full-day tour to Ayutthaya with Chao Praya River cruise, from Bangkok
  • Visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace in Ayutthaya
  • Learn about the history of Thailand and its kingdoms
  • Have a buffet lunch on board the boat that returns you to Bangkok
  • Take in the sights along the Chao Praya River
  • Includes lunch, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour with Grand Pearl Cruise Including Lunch


Your day starts with early morning pickup by your guide at your hotel in Bangkok.

Relax in the air-conditioned vehicle as your driver takes you to Ayutthaya, which is located about a 1.5-hour drive north. Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam (Thailand) for more than 400 years, and it contains a number of UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples.

Visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, also known as the Summer Palace of King Rama V. The grounds feature royal buildings in a range of architectural styles, including Thai, Chinese, Italian and Victorian. The Aisawan Tippaya Asna pavilion sits above a small lake and is considered a fine example of Thai architecture.

Return to Bangkok via the Chao Praya River, boarding a boat for a scenic cruise that includes a buffet lunch. See temples along the riverbank and scenes from daily life as you float back to Bangkok. 

Upon your arrival in the late afternoon, your driver transfers you to your Bangkok hotel to end your tour.

Customer Reviews

margaret t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Got to see the temples and the cruise was nice. Our guide was great and I felt like the day went smoothly and we were constantly doing something or seeing something

Tyson P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. I think it was a perfect way of seeing Ayutthaya and the summer palace. Our tour guide, First, was knowledgeable, funny and you could tell he loved showing travelers around Thailand and Ayutthaya. The cruise back to Bangkok was a perfect way to end the day.

Alan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Excellent tour, good value, busy day, hot, a little tiring for old people but worth it, recommended for first time visitors to Thailand. Our guide First spoke excellent English, was helpful, informative, and entertained us just enough with his tall stories. Lunch was good. We enjoyed the palaces, elephants, ruins, boat trip and even the bus, everything.

andrew j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Fun excursion and guide. Boat trip was amazing!

Tyler E

4 star rating: Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!

Pamela G

4 star rating: Recommended March 2017

One of the best tings about this tour was the Grand Pearl Cruise. It was at the end of the tour and was absolutely delightful. The Summer Palace was also very interesting to see. My husband has trouble walking but there we could hire a golf cart to take him around. He thought he would miss out on this, but thanks to our tour guide, he didn't. Our tour guide was outstanding and full of information.


4 star rating: Recommended March 2017

The trip was great, everything worked as planned. I would only arrange a little more time to visit other famous temples, like the Reclining Buddha. In the afternoon the boat trip with lunch was very pleasant too. I recommend this tour.

Curtis J

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2017

Half the time we had a hard time understanding what the tour guide was saying. As for the tour itself it was wasn't too bad. The tour to each location was someone rushed. The lunch and boat ride was probably the best highlight of the day. I wouldn't do it again.

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