• Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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This private half-day tour of Bangkok’s Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew is an essential deal for anyone traveling to Thailand’s capital city. Explore some of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks with your expert guide, including the Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew, which is home to the iconic Emerald Buddha.


  • Your own private tour guide
  • Explore the Grand Palace, Bangkok's main tourist attraction for approximately 90-minutes
  • Visit Thailand's holiest religious statue carved from jade at the Wat Phra Kaew, the temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from selected Bangkok hotels

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew

Private Tour: Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew

Enjoy a 90-minute tour of Bangkok’s Grand Palace Complex, known for its blend of traditional Thai and European architecture. Explore the Grand Palace Complex—once home to the Kings of Siam—with your friendly local guide on this Bangkok private tour. Visit the Royal Funeral Hall and the Royal Coronation Hall of this iconic structure that is still used on occasion by the king today.

Marvel at the Emerald Buddha, housed in Wat Phra Kaew—and listen as your guide explains how this holy religious object was carved from a single piece of jade. Your guide will point out the intricate designs that decorate this famous structure and highlight the roof tiles that some say touch the sky. 

The tour concludes at Gems Gallery and a return shuttle can be provided by the Gallery to selected hotels.

Customer Reviews

Vikram S. United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour and excellent guide! Tiny was extremely knowledgeable about Bangkok and of course the Grand Palace. Efficient tour guide, knows all the shortcuts and picture spots. She is friendly, professional and funny!

Thank you again for a wonderful tour! I really enjoyed it!

Harold L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The tour of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra was absolutely amazing. Our guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. A must do tour.

Peggy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The Grand Palace is every crowded- but it is a national site. Our guide was so knowledgeable with the sites and Thailand history and culture. She was very patient while we took pictures. We had some time so she took us to the gem gallery. Just to see the amazing artwork at the temple is worth the tour!,

Michael D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Was a nice tour - we went early in the morning to avoid the heat, obviously everyone else had the same idea so it was very busy!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent !!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

I highly recommend this tour if you do not have enough time in Bangkok. Our guide was on time at the hotels lobby and a private car too. We did this tour in the morning and the Bangkok Temples including Reclining Buddha in the afternoon. Doing both tour with our guide save time and contributed with each temple and thai cultures knowledges.

Roni L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

My husband and I were able to combine this tour with the tour of the Temples, which took approximately 4.5 hrs. total. It was wonderful! Suki is an excellent tour guide - he explained the history and significance of the sites we were seeing and pointed out many interesting things which we might have otherwise missed, while we were driving gave us an overview of the history of Thailand as well as indicating points of interest as we passed them, and gave us a crash course in Buddhism. He even took photos of us at the various sites! He is one of the best tour guides we've ever had, we learned so much from him and he also has a wonderful sense of humour which made our time with him a lot of fun. Our driver sorry, didn't get his name was also very good - waited patientlly for us at every stop and navigated Bangkok traffic expertly. Thank you Suki, you made our brief visit to Bangkok extra special!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The size of the Grand Palace Complex is mind blowing - very impressive. Would recommend this tour.

Dianne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very good guide. Very knowledgable and he knew how to get us in to the complex ahead of hordes and hordes of Chinese tourists. We would not have enjoyed the tour anywhere as much without him.

He did suggest the shopping trip after the tour but we just said we were tired and wanted to go back to the hotel and we went right back.

Jane United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My friend and I booked this tour and Bangkok Temples Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, one for the morning and one for the afternoon of the same day. At the time of booking we asked if they could be combined so the tours ran into one another instead of having the 'lunch time' back at the hotel. The reply said no, they are best kept separate so we went with the recommendation even though other reviews had also suggested combining. When the guide picked us up, he asked if we'd be ok to combine these tours as logistically it would be better to go from one to the other. This may have been because of our hotel location in comparison, but even so, once we were shown the places on the map and already having experience of the nightmare traffic jams in Bangkok, it definitely made sense to combine the trips. This meant we were back at the hotel after both tours much earlier than we would have been other wise. Both these tours worked out very well, and allowed us to more easily find our way into and round the temple complex's having our own private guide. These are both well worth the visit

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