This tour is available in two options – coach and private. The private option offers you greater flexibility- you can spend as much time at any of the places you visit, as per your preference.
You will be picked up from either your hotel or directly from the airport (if you prefer) and taken on a river cruise of the city, accompanied by a local English-speaking guide.
Discover the famous landmarks of Bangkok city on this cruise:
• Boat ride along the canals (klongs): Your tour will take you on a cruise along Thailand’s main river, the Chao Phraya, also called the ‘River of Kings’. As you meander in and out of the network of interconnecting canals (klongs) in the Thonburi area, you can enjoy the charming sight of family homes, mobile shops, 'floating kitchens' and colourful scenery dotted along the waterways.
• Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn): You'll stop at the dazzling Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) along the way. . Wat Arun has a towering Khmer-style tower with four smaller towers and is the most well-known landmark and photographed image of Bangkok. It stands on the west bank of Chao Phraya. Over 70 metres high, the spire is beautifully decorated with tiny pieces of coloured glass and Chinese porcelain placed delicately into intricate patterns. The smaller towers are equally beautifully adorned with ceramics that sparkle in the sun. Although it is known as the Temple of the Dawn, it is absolutely stunning at sunset.
• The Royal Palace: The Grand or Royal Palace (Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang is one of the major tourist attractions in Bangkok, and dates back to 1782, the year in which Bangkok was founded. It is actually a complex of buildings and served as the official residence of the king of Thailand from the 18th century to the early 20th century. Today, it is used only for ceremonial purposes. The palace complex consists of over 100 brightly coloured buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics. You will also see the Dusit Hall within the palace complex which houses some of the finest architectural works of the building. Dusit Hall, used to serve as the Funeral Hall of the Grand Palace.
• The Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha: The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), situated within the Grand Palace, is Thailand's holiest shrine. Its main deity, the highly revered tiny (between 60 and 75 cm) jadeite statue of Emerald Buddha, is located high above the heads of the worshipers and tourists. The murals that adorn the walls depict scenes from the Thai version of the Hindu epic Ramayana.
At the end of the four-hour cruise, you will be dropped off at your hotel or at the airport in Bangkok.