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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Werner T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Historically a very interesting tour. Tour was very well organized. Tour bus was exact on scheduled time. Tour guide provided lots of information in good English.

yilmazrc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent - highly recommend the trip. Just beware that the train sometimes breaks

ARTHUR C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

excellent tour a long day but well worth it,and a lovely lunch after the train ride,air conditioned bus and informative tour guide.Only hassle was the traffic back to Bangkok,as we did the tour on the Friday we hit the rush hour traffic and took us nearly three hours to go Two kilometres,but thats not the tours fault and i would reccommend this tour

Neil B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Incredibly moving day, very atmospheric and respectful of the PoW's and civilians who were forced to build something so incredible, felt very humbled by their achievements and sacrificies. Would thoroughly recommend to all.

Govind S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fab tour - highly recommended tour
the train journey was excellent - i would definitely recommend the upgrade of approximately 200 baht for 1st class - the experience is amazing - you even get a little certificate at the end of the trip to say you traveled on the Burma railway tour.
the service on the train was excellent
staff and guide at all times were brilliant and couldn't do enough.
Lunch was nice - but again limited variety to halal chick which i could not eat or sweet and sour fish - and dessert was limited to just pineapple and watermelon - which you get tiresome off as these this the same menu on most if not all of the trips.

theshannons

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We really enjoyed this trip, it was a full day with pick up at 6.50am and drop off at 6.30pm, our guide Suki was great, he was fun and informative. He spoke very good English which helped a lot. Everything from the bus to the boat to the train was comfortable and enjoyable. It was very moving visiting the museum and the cemetery - extremely please we went on this tour, would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Bangkok!!

Stuart G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Interesting for history buffs and enjoyed it, but long

karn b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an excellent trip - the guide was friendly and informative with good English - though at times it was difficult to hear exactly what was being said on the coach as his accent is heavy but none the less his command of English cannot be faulted. The tour was well organised, we booked online before leaving and our hotel was not on the pick up route but we confirmed a day before online where we were staying and the transport was there for us on time. It's a long day, suited to all age groups and no levle of fitness is required.

DDOG

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Such an interesting tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

JackN

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What an awesome day. Started early and we felt very special as we were the only ones on this tour.
Peter our tourist guide was a wealth of information and was so helpful in making this a most wonderous outing.

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