Half Day Thonburi Klongs and the Grand Palace

Half Day Thonburi Klongs
and the Grand Palace

A visit to Bangkok is not complete without including admiring the grandeur of the Grand Palace after meandering
through the Klongs on the Thonburi side. Guided by us and visitors will be amazed
by the authentic side of this thriving capital.

WHY THIS TOUR?

With its prime location along the Chao Phraya River, Thailand’s heritage almost holds no boundaries when it comes using this transportation artery as the foundation for culture, history and its unquestionable connection to the Royal Family.

On one side, you have Thonburi; a community-driven part of Bangkok’s exploratory part where waterways are often seen as the main and effective means to travel around. Yet on the eastern side, the outlines of the former residence of the Rama Kings of the Chakri dynasty doom up when casting ashore. Both elements of immense importance to Bangkok, and both moulded in a fabulous tour option to fill your morning perfectly.

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TRAIL ITINERARY

Half Day Thonburi Klongs and the Grand Palace

07:00 - 12:30

Our guide and driver await you in the morning at your hotel lobby at around 7:30am hrs and we will head out in the direction of the Chao Phraya River. Transfer from and to your booked Bangkok hotel is included. Please contact us for pick-up and drop-off conditions for riverside hotels.

First, we head towards the Chao Phraya River to board a traditional long-tailed boat to Thonburi, the western part of Bangkok, situated on the right side of the Chao Phraya River. Its many canals had originally given Bangkok the name “Venice of the East.” Passing by boat along the canals gives you a first-hand impression of the scenic life along Bangkok’s waterways. Passing impressive sights such as the Royal Barges Museum and the Wat Arun from the water are an amazing site. The name of Wat Arun literary means “Temple of the Dawn”, but the most beautiful view of it can be seen from the east side of the river at sunset.

The Grand Palace is the “must see” attraction in Bangkok. It is an architectural wonder of golden stupas, walls and pillars encrusted in shining and colourful mosaics. Previously the residence of past Kings of Thailand, you will see palaces once used for different occasions; the Reception Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Throne Hall, the Royal Guest House and Wat Phra Kaew. The architecture is predominantly Thai, though there are some European influences. The palace served as the official residence of kings of Thailand from the 18th to the mid-20th century. The most famous building within the palace grounds is Wat Phra Kaew and this is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. The Emerald Buddha houses in the main temple building, it is carved from a single piece of jade and is the most revered object in Thailand.

After this visit, we drive you back to your hotel in Bangkok at approximately 12:30pm.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis. Joint tours are operated with an English-speaking guide 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.
  • For all riverside excursions (river cruises, lunch and dinner cruises, long tail boat tours and other water-based tour options), restrictions on transfers from and to booked riverside accommodation along the Chao Phraya River are applicable. Customers are requested to make it to their nearest pick-up point in the downtown Bangkok area.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • 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.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • 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.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • 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.
  • River-based excursions may not be operated during certain Thai celebrations and royal events.

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