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 !!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interesting and really informative guide, nice landscape and great food!
Would highly recommend
Was a long day but was really worth it
Our guide Yelly was both friendly and very knowledgable
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.
Excellent - highly recommend the trip. Just beware that the train sometimes breaks
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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
Great day, small group, very informative! Nice air conditioned van! Lovely local lunch. Great to see the Thai country side while on the train, a great experience!
Good tour. Not only was it fun to tour such an historical spot, but getting to ride in both a boat and a train was quite a bit of fun. Tour guide was friendly and informative, although sometimes it was a struggle to understand his pronunciation but at least he was speaking my language instead of me speaking his!. All in all, our whole family gives this day tour 2 thumbs up.
Very interesting day, good guide, but lost my Ipad notebook, perhaps in the van on the floor. Rating 5 star
A brilliant train ride through the countryside with a lovely home made meal at the end which was delicious. Prior to this you get to see the War Museum and War graves. Would have like a lot longer in the cemetery to contemplate and pay homage to those that bravely gave their lives and in doing so suffered so much in the far east.
andrew b United Kingdom
a long day 6am to 6pm but worth every penny .cannot fault in any way perfact.
A long day, 11 hours door to door but well worth the time and the money. Everything was very well organised and our guide was great, he couldn't do enough to make it a great day for us and to help us get the best pictures in the best spots. Unusually I think the advertised write up does not do this tour justice as it was better than we expected by including a near 2 hour ride on the death railway train after reaching the bridge over the river Kwai by exhilarating speedboat ride. All in all, well worth it, best thing we did over 4 days in Bangkok.
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