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Private Tour to Bridge over River Kwai and Hellfire Pass incl trainride

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  • 10 to 12 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Escape bustling Bangkok for the day on a private tour to the Bridge on the River Kwai and the Death Railway (Burma Railway), a perfect choice for lovers of history. With just your private guide and party, you’ll travel between dispersed attractions with ease, spending less time navigating and more time focusing on the scenery. Plus, lunch, water, and pickup and drop-off are included for a seamless experience.
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on a private tour Bridge on the River Kwai and the Death Railway (Burma Railway)
  • Get the best views of the countryside during a train ride
  • Benefit from the local knowledge of a guide and have ample time for questions
  • Lunch, bottled water, and pickup and drop-off are included

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

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Departure Time

7:00 AM

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What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is casual
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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A Wonderful Trip in a Wonderful Country xxx
Shums_A, Aug 2022
What a moving experience. I would highly recommend this trip. We would like to thank Jill and Gerald for being excellent tour guides and for looking after us. There knowledge was second to none. We were treated like royalty.... Many thanks x
A must see! Very moving and emotional day
Hazel_M, Jul 2022
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Was one of the highlights of our trip to Bangkok. Coming from Australia this was a must see for us, a very moving, emotional and chilling trip. Well worth the visit
Our driver and your guide...
Martina_K, Jul 2022
Our driver and your guide were fantastic. Lots of information given . Anything we asked about Joe had all the answers.
Lest we forget.
Michael_C, Jul 2022
It’s a long trip, a 12 hour day, but worth every minute. The cemetery at Kanchanaburi is very moving. Our guide and driver were excellent.
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Great educational experience!
Michael_H, May 2022
An informative and interesting day-trip - great to learn more about how WW2 affected this part of the world, and have a chance to get out of Bangkok for the day and see a different side of the country. There is a fair amount of driving on this tour but our guide Thao was very friendly and informative, and we passed the time with no problems. A great experience for history buffs or anyone with interest in WW2 history.
Murray_D, Mar 2022
Our guide and driver were polite and professional. We enjoyed the safe and comfortable movement from one location to another. It’s a full day and as an Australian quite emotional to be exposed to the brutality that was experienced by the POW’s and civilians. They gave everyday so we could have a tomorrow. In addition to the tour our guide provided an insight into Thai culture and the history of Bangkok. I would thoroughly recommend this tour for those interested in the history of the construction of this railway. I now have a real understanding of the courage of all those involved.
River Kwai
Peita_J, Mar 2020
What a great day... a very moving experience and the tour went very well... our guide and driver were very professional and made the day a very special experience. I would highly recommend this tour
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Dear Peita, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. I am excited to see you enjoyed the trip and that our guide and driver lived up to your expectations. Warm regards, Kris Bosman
River Kwai Remembered
Paul_S, Feb 2020
An excellent day, a very long day! We enjoyed the trip and our guide Pan was very good. We upgraded to reserved and better seats on the train, it didn’t cost much, but we felt this should have been automatic as I’m sure most would want to do this. Be prepared for a lot of steps at Hellfire Pass (I believe you go via a golf cart). A very moving experience.
Bridge of the River Kwai
Robert_C, Feb 2020
Really enjoyed our day with Joe and our driver ‘Bet’. Timing was perfect, allowing to ‘feel’ the history of each site. Lunch was excellent and the train trip gave an interesting perspective on the landscape. All up a long but great day.
great private tour
allen_t, Feb 2020
the tour really was private, just the 2 of us. our guide Moo was really good, knew her stuff, and spoke really good english. be prepared though, if Moo is your guide, it is a bit of a Foody tour as well so no need for a big breakfast. a long day, so dont plan anything early evening. Our driver Doo was top quality, when they found out we had an * 30 dinner reservation, he did a great job getting us back from the hellfire pass in time, the pass itself is a long old trek so dont underestimate it, but its also a long journey back to bangkok. i would have no hesitation recommending this tour to any history buffs out there, a visit to the war graves is very moving, and i would also recommend the Moo and Doo double act :)
Private Tour to Bridge Over The River Kwai and Hellfire Pass
marionmar72, Dec 2019
We all enjoyed the trip. Tour guide "Joe" did a great job and answered all our questions with enough time at each stop. The only part of the trip that we did not do was the long boat ride. When questioned about that stop "Joe" was puzzled. Did not seem that he knew what I was talking about.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Dear Marion, Thansk for taking the time to leave you review. We are excited to see that you think Joe did a great job on the trip. By no means is there a boat ride included on this trip, nor is it described in the itinerary. It's already a massive day out of Bangkok so it would not be possible to fit it in. I wish you a fantastic holiday through Thailand. Kind regards, Kris Bosman
Well worth it
TandA_13, Oct 2019
This is a history lesson every Aussie needs to do. Our your tour guide Tao had so much to tell us and he was more than willing to accommodate any question from us. Vehicle was comfortable and plenty of water provided.
A journey through history.
Sue L, Sep 2019
The tour was amazing, so much history to be absorbed and reflected upon. It is a very long day but the transport was excellent. Our guide was a wealth of information, but unfortunately we could barely understand him, his English was not clear at all, in saying that he was a lovely man and very helpful in any way necessary. His compassion regarding the history was very evident. We had a great day, with excellent food for lunch and came away feeling very humbled.
Very emotional day
Gtasmith, Aug 2019
We had a personal reason for completing this trip as We have a relative buried at Kanchanburi. It is quite a long trip with the traffic getting out and then back into Bangkok but worth doing. The bridge is interesting to see but Hellfire pass was very emotional and sobering when you saw what the POWs had deal with. The cemetery is beautifully tended and visiting uncle Eddie's grave was something we always wanted to do. It is a credit to the CWGC! Our guude, Joe, looked after us with efficiency; thank you.The train ride was fun and took you out to sections of the original line. Yummy Thai lunch included in very clean restaurant.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Dear Gtasmith, We're excited to see you had such a wonderful day visiting Bridge over River Kwai and Hellfire Pass with our guide Joe. Thank you for choosing Amazing Asia Tours to take you on tour and let us help out on your emotional journey. Kind regards from Bangkok, Kris Bosman


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