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clock-o10 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Take a memorable ride on the Thailand–Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway for the thousands of POWs and forced laborers who lost their lives building it during World War II. On this day trip from Bangkok, you’ll visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and the Jeath War Museum, and hear moving war stories from your guide. Then ride a long-tailed speedboat down the River Kwai where you’ll have a view of the famous bridge. Lunch and hotel transport by coach are included.
  • Enjoy a memorable tour to the Death Railway and infamous bridge over the river Kwai
  • See the Allied war Grave and the Jeath War Museum
  • Take an exhilarating long tailed boat ride along the River Kwai to the famous bridge
  • Enjoy a local Thai lunch
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Whether you’re a war buff or a railway enthusiast, there’s reason to see the bridge on the River Kwai and take a ride on the Thailand–Burma Railway, aka Death Railway. Both are poignant reminders of the WWII POWs and forced laborers who built the structures, many of whom lost their lives undertaking this Japanese wartime project.
Start your full-day tour with pickup from selected hotels in Bangkok, then travel by comfortable coach to the town of Kanchanaburi, located 80 miles (130 km) west. You’ll journey through the Thai countryside where sugarcane, rice paddies and pineapple plantations fill significant portions of the rural landscape. 
You’ll visit graves of the Allied Forces on a tour of the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery before a look at historical photographs and paintings at the JEATH War Museum — prepare for an emotionally moving experience at both sites. 
Learn about the building of the infamous bridge that was to link a direct railway line from Bangkok to Rangoon in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma (now Myanmar) in 1943. An exhilarating long-tailed speedboat ride will take you down the River Kwai to the bridge, where you have ample time to explore on your own. Then hop aboard the ‘Death Railway’ for a memorable — and scenic — ride.
Your day’s itinerary includes a Thai restaurant lunch before you’re returned to your Bangkok hotel.

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m
, Nov 2018

Trip is good, ride on Burma railway a real experience. War graves made you think of everyone who had died, so young. Felt museum visit was rushed we did not get to see it all!

H
, Nov 2018

As a solo traveler, this tour was just perfect

G
, Oct 2018

This could have been a very good tour, the guide was excellent but just not enough time given at each location. We got to the river Kwai bridge and were only given 20 mins as the train was arriving that we had to catch. How can you appreciate something like this in 20 mins, couldn’t even walk over it. The whole day just seemed rushed. Additional time is required. Train journey was excellent

L
, May 2018

train ride was fun

K
, May 2018

Cool tour - had some of the best food during lunch.

s
, Apr 2018

Having left our hotel at 6.30 in the morning I really expected to spend a bit more time at the bridge we were there 10 to 15 minutes before we boarded the train, having paid the extra to guarantee a seat. The train then took us to the middle of nowhere, where we disembarked to eat at a pre arranged restaurant. Not sure how long the food had been sitting there waiting for us to arrive. We then had a very long coach journey back. Overall I am glad I went to see this and the war cemeteries, just think the day could be organised better especially considering the traffic in Bangkok. Maybe the sky train could be utilised to get people in and out of the centre as opposed to mini vans.

m
, Apr 2018

It's a good day out and the train ride is a must and good value as was the trip in the longboat - don't bother 'upgrading' for guaranteed seats on the train there were plenty available although it is only a few pounds each. Only drawback is the 3 hour plus bus trip each way from Bangkok.

j
, Apr 2018

Well worth doing.

D
, Apr 2018

There was a considerable time travelling to and from the River Kwai but I would say it was certainly worth the effort!
This is an amazing trip which will appeal to all for it's variety and great experiences.
You will be amazed and moved! We loved every minute!!!

p
, Apr 2018

Today was a special day, a day to pay respect. What a wonderful way to do it.Thankyou.


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