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Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai from Bangkok

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Bangkok, Thailand
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Travel back in time on this private Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok. You’ll gain insight and deeper understanding of some of the nation’s top attractions as you follow your expert local guide on this memorable excursion. Pay a visit to the nation’s most famous bridge that spans the River Kwai and listen to stories about the notorious history of this Thai landmark. Lunch is included on this memorable tour.
  • Visit this often-emotional site — the start of the Death Railway — with a private guide
  • Learn about the POWs who worked on the construction of the bridge and railway during WWII
  • Take a long-tailed boat ride on the River Kwai to the bridge
  • Traditional Thai lunch included

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Bridge over Kwai
David_W
, Feb 2020
It was a great day, the guide and driver were early. There is very little traffic early in the morning. We visited the Memorial, museum and then went on a boat ride up to see the bridge. Walking the bridge was nice along with riding the train. For me, it was a great day and experience.
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Looking for William Holden
Barbara_S
, Feb 2020
We were picked up at our hotel by the guide as well as the driver this is a really great tour we got there fairly quickly traffic is really bad in Bangkok and getting out of Bangkok prove to be easy with a very good driver when we got to the bridge we were given all the history it was left up to us to just wander and do our thing how we wanted to while we were there it was really a great experience it was well worth the money I would never try to drive in Thailand so enjoy
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Cemetery and boat ride
avhelm1
, Jan 2020
A long day for a train ride. Would have preferred seeing something else and not ridden on train. Also, for all your tours a written outline would be helpful. A short fact sheet
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Kwai
man0r773
, Dec 2019
Very educational tour; sobering to visit the graves and see photos of true conditions in the camps. Our guide was professional and knowledgeable.
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Hope you like riding in a car
Laura394
, Nov 2019
Bangkok traffic is so horrific that you see approximately four hours worth of "stuff" and six hours worth of driving. The museum and train ride are very interesting. Our tour guide's command of English was not great, so he was not all that helpful in explaining things or offering history (fortunately we knew the history), but it was nice to have someone lead the way for us. He was kind enough to make sure my lunch was gluten-free, as requested. So, yes, worth doing, but be prepared and bring a book to read during the traffic jams.
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Neville and Jenni
nevandjen
, Nov 2019
Excellent trip with a knowledgeable and helpful guide. Also the driver was excellent. My only criticism was that the lunch was too westernised. The location was beautiful and the service great but the food, described as Thai food, was very basic and uninteresting (nothing like Thai).
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Satisfied
nikkimakonda
, Sep 2019
The Tour guide very pleasant person besides guided me he was a good personality he was entertaining us with his wonderful voice
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Fantastic Day
iainjw007
, Jul 2019
I had an amazing and quite moving day learning the history around the Death railway and bridge on the river Kwai. The tour delivered as promised - I was picked up promptly from the hotel by my guide Pearl and we departed for the allied PoW cemetery some 2 hours drive away Throughout the journey Pearl kept me occupied with facts and conversation. After the cemetery visit we went to the JEATH museum, which is small but still worth the visit .We then had a boat ride to the famous bridge, where I had time to walk the bridge itself. A journey on the infamous Death railway followed where again Pearl kept me updated on facts and points of interest After the train journey we stopped for lunch at a nice local restaurant before the longish drive back. A packed and fantastic day - with a great guide!
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Thai-Burma Death Railway Bridge
jwheless
, Jun 2019
This is well worth the car time to get there (about 2.5-3hours each way). You have nice, however not too long, river ride to the bridge, then the train ride. Guide was helpful in explaining the history.
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Good but too short to see all of it
Sharon B
, Apr 2019
Guide was good, driver was good. However to drive from Bangkok, see all the stuff included made the trip feel a bit rushed.

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