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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

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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

Jacqueline D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It was a really interesting tour. Travelled by coach, river boat and train. Well organised and our tour guide was very informative. Would recommend this as a must see tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This is a must do trip really long day but so worth it, the food was excellent and so much to see and do.

Barbara J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great day. Definitely recommend.

sunnus Portugal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Everything on time, very nice and knowledge guide...

katherine c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great tour. Pay the extra for the tourist special train at kanchanaburi, the free packed lunch and certificate were a nice touch. Tour East Thailand couldn't do enough for us. Well worth the money !!!

Martina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

If you'd like a comprehensive tour to the River Kwai at a reasonable price - this is the one for you. We had a knowledgeable guide on this tour and and ample time at the various stops. I never felt rushed or bored. Personally, I learnt quite something about the River Kwai and the situation of the POW's even if the location looks different nowadays. The subject was treated with respect throughout the tour - which I unfortunately cannot say about all the tourists coming to this site taking selfies in a place that caused so many deaths.

The trip includes a ride on the train which was about 90 minutes long. If you pay an additional 200 Baht you get seats assigned to you plus snacks and drinks. At the train stop we had a nice and relaxed lunch before heading back to Bangkok where we arrived in good time unfortunately this is something one cannot count on because of the traffic situation in and around Bangkok. Also, the group size was good 5 people on this trip plus guide and driver.

Cindy N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour with tour guide Peter. We went on Remembrance Day so made it all the more special. Met some lovely people on tour too.
Well worth booking this tour.

Mark T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was a very worthwhile trip. The first stop was the war cemetery that was beautifully looked after. Boat trip to the bridge was good but if you are a large person can be uncomfortable as space is tight. Plenty of time at the bridge to take photo's. There was a war museum that would have been good if we could have looked round that. Charging 300BHT to sit on a tourist carriage was an unexpected add on that should have been included as the other carriages were the same and empty.

Kathryn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic tour, visiting a war cemetery, the JEATH museum, then taking a boat to the famous bridge. There is some time to walk over the bridge before taking the train along the death railway for an hour and a half. Finished with a Thai lunch before driving back to Bangkok. Our guide Krit was fantastic, he was very knowledgeable and made sure the tour ran smoothly and on time so we could catch the train and be back in Bangkok before the traffic jams started.

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Interesting and really informative guide, nice landscape and great food!

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