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Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok

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Visit the Ayutthaya temples on a cultural day trip from Bangkok, it's a highlight of any Thailand visit. The tour to the ancient capital of Siam includes a trip by riverboat, a must-do activity when you're in Bangkok, with close-up views of the temples and historic sites that line the Chao Phraya River
Highlights
  • Escape Bangkok on a trip to Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Admire temples and palaces with a mix of architectural styles
  • A guide brings the history of each landmark to life
  • Relax during a coach journey and river cruise
  • Avoid the hassle of public transport and car hire
What to Expect
Following hotel pickup in Bangkok, you’ll travel north to the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand (aka the Kingdom of Siam). On arrival, you’ll disembark the coach and embark on a walking tour of Ayutthaya temples, monasteries, and palaces. Admire temples such as Wat Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, and Wat Phanan Choeng, famed for its gilded seated Buddha statue. Marvel at the well-preserved summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai, Chinese, and Gothic architecture. All admission fees are included in the price of the tour. After lunch, you’ll return to Bangkok via the Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya) on a scenic cruise. The tour ends with hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
River City Bangkok, 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

Traveler pickup is offered
The Departure time of the tour is 7:30 am.
The Pickup time from your hotel is between 6:30 am and 7:30 am - various depending on the location of your hotel. The exact Pickup time will be communicated to you with your booking confirmation.
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Admission Fees to all the temples & palace
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Thai & International Lunch Buffet on board
  • Return riverboat trip
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Bang Pa In Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Mahathat
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Na Phra Meru
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)
Exclusions
  • Soda/Pop - Soft drinks, beers, wines, juices, liquors (will be charged separately)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • When visiting temples visitors should ensure they are suitably dressed. No short pants or sleeveless tops, as a general rule knees and shoulders should be covered
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There is no health restrictions for this tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide explained the historical significance while we travelled in an airconditioned bus to Ayutthaya. The palace and temple sites are not close together in Ayutthaya so a bus is required to travel between them. I would have preferred to have some more free time...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having read some history pre our trip we were excited to experience this first hand. All in all a wonderful day of learning and seeing first hand life a Thailand of old

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank johnnykosmic
TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Very much appreciated your valuable review. Thank you for choosing our service and we look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not sure about this trip its OK not as dramatic dramatic as some I've been on in Bangkok. Remember to ware long trousers if your going to the summer place and ladies make sure you check the dress code or you will have to buy...More

Thank Mark B
TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your information refer dress code as it can be really helpful to other guests. We do appreciate you taking time to write us valuable review and we look forward to welcoming you again with a better service.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this your and the guide was very entertaining. My only issue would be the temples were a little rushed and the cruise a little too long at 3 hours. When I visited Ayutthaya previously I had more time amongst the ruins and...More

Thank harrisok99
TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

The tour usually starts around 7.30 am. and from Bangkok to Ayutthaya takes minimum 1.5 hrs. We provide 3 stops and has to drive another 1 hr+ back to catch the cruise at 1.30 pm. We really wish to provide our guests more time to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my worst experience in Bangkok. I booked this tour using the Trip Advisor App, I selected the option for hotel pick up but later they told me that they won't be able to pick me up the hotel and I have to move...More

Thank victorcX5424PV
TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Please accept our sincere apologize for your inconvenience caused. Please kindly provide us your booking no., real name and date of tour through monthathip@toureast.net We will investigate in further depth and contact you directly after receiving your details. In term of service, we will immediately...More

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Hank N
15 September 2019|
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Response from Cesar H | Reviewed this property |
Around 4:00 pm after the tour boat and lunch, our tour was cut short and the gave us notice in advance because there were some festivities in the Grand Palace and the government blocked the river that day, usually the tour... More
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JenBo_roo
9 September 2019|
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Response from matthewmontiel | Reviewed this property |
We called through Orbitz who put us in contact with the company about arranging a pick up from our hotel and a drop off afterwards. No extra cost.
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prammad
3 September 2019|
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We went on a day trip by coach from Bangkok and the return trip to Bangkok by river cruise. Overall an interesting trip
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