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Half-Day City and Temples Tour, Including Grand Palace in Bangkok

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This half-day tour combines 2 programs into half a day, showcasing 3 of Bangkok's famous temples and the Grand Palace, former home of the Kings of Thailand. This is a must do tour whilst visiting Bangkok.
Highlights
  • Tour a pair of Bangkok's best temples and the royal Grand Palace
  • Admire giant Buddha statues at Wat Traimit and Wat Pho
  • Walk through the formal royal court of Siam
  • Hotel pick up and drop off included for a stress-free way to see Bangkok's top attractions
What to Expect
Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and get picked up from your central Bangkok hotel. Head straight to Chinatown for a stop at Wat Traimit, also known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha, to admire the gleaming statue that measures 15-feet (4.5-meters) tall and weighs 5.5 tons. Skip the stress of public transit and drive to Wat Pho, a famous Bangkok temple and site of a giant reclining Buddha stretching more than 150 feet (46 meters) with intricate mother-of-pearl inlays on its exposed feet. Then, continue to the banks of the Chao Phraya River and the remarkable Grand Palace. The royal seat of Siam for more than 150 years, the palace is still used for ceremonies and is a magnificent example of classical Thai architecture. You’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in time for lunch or dinner.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from centrally located Bangkok hotel.
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Your centrally located Bangkok hotel
Inclusions
  • A professional English-speaking guide. Other languages may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
  • Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
Exclusions
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis
  • Private tours are operated with an English-speaking guide only with other languages for joint operation on selected days of the week only.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area.
  • Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment.
  • Royal temples and palaces uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees. Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints and pictures and brightly-coloured clothing may be refused entrance.
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Certain sights in this excursion may not be photographed for specific reasons. We kindly ask for your understanding by following local regulations.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
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 4 June 2019

We had a personal guide called Wat who pick us up from our hotel.He was an excellent guide and his English was very good.He gave us an very good insight into everything we went to see and made the trip worth while. All in all...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank nagnag1165
Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

Many thanks for sharing this great experience with us. We are profoundly glad to read that you valued the work done by our guide Wat in giving you a Bangkok experience you will hold with you for a long time! Rest assure that your comments...More

Reviewed 7 May 2019

Our tour guide was great! He showed us around and explained everything perfectly in the short time we had for the tour. Would definitely recommend!More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Niels S, Manager at Asian Trails (Thailand), responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Dear bibisfarias Many thanks for your kind review. We are profoudly grateful that you and your travel companion(s) have been able to enjoy our Asian Trails services while on tour. Rest assure that your message will be send over to all concerned as a token...More

Reviewed 7 April 2019

The places we've seen are probably a must for Bangkok. The guide provided a sort of pre-recorded, but complete information for every place. But she often gave no or unreliable responses to questions. For example, when asked what original form of religions or beliefs existed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Paolo V
Reviewed 19 March 2019

Great temples to explore,very big and lots of walking. Very interesting lots of history and great pictures spots. Amazing history and plenty to do around the area. A most see!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maria C
Reviewed 18 March 2019 via mobile

The tour it’s self was really good, the grand palace and temples was just so beautiful to see, I would highly recommend. However I do feel I need to mention about our tour guide Rose so that no one else makes the mistake that we...More

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Response from nagnag1165 | Reviewed this property |
The tour I went on included all frees for the 3 temples and grand palace.If you want to cross the river that maybe an extra charge of 200-300 baht
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