• Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

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

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.

Customer Reviews

Sarah G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A long old day, but very much worth it

Glenda P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great day out only issue we would have liked extra time to wounder around the market at the railway bridge


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Although there were only 10 of us in that big bus, but it was great. the jeath museum was so moving. long tail boat ride was fun. the train ride was awesome. restaurant was good with good food and good service..


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Well planned tour, very informative. Guide and driver were excellent. All arrangements were made well and the food served at the end was tasty. Boat ride on the river was very enjoyable as was the train journey.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

excellant tour with a good guide.well worth the money.great train ride for 1.5 hours and a good lunch.its quite a long journey from Bangkok about 3 hours but its worth the time spent.

Philip A G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I enjoyed this day trip very much. I wish I would have had a few days there. I love knowing the real story about the bridge.

Marnie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour was interesting - would recommend it again. Our tour guide was amazing! We loved the train ride over the bridge and enjoyed lunch too :.

Susan O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Amazing tour,good guide very helpful,

Gabriel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour, knowledgeable guide and interesting country side, riding on a long tail boat on the River Kwai, on a historic railroad built by Japanese prisoners of war from kantchananuri towards Nam Tok, not quite to the end. Don’t miss the markets at Kanchanaburi and the war museum and cemetery.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Highly recommend this trip, it was very well organised. The trip in the long tail boat could be difficult for those with mobility issues as a long climb out of the boat when you reach the bridge. We paid the extra for 'first class' tickets and the free drinks and snacks were very welcome. It is a long way from Bangkok, but well worth it.

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