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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour

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Ask anyone who has been to Bangkok what their 'must see' list of the city entails, and without fail they'll include The Grand Palace. This half-day sightseeing tour in Bangkok can be taken in the morning or afternoon and will allow you the opportunity to explore the complex, accompanied by a local guide. The Grand Palace Complex is home to a number of attractions including Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).
  • See two of Bangkok’s top cultural highlights: Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew
  • Visit rooms used for royal ceremonies and learn about Thailand’s religious rites
  • Convenient morning and afternoon departures available
  • Includes pickup in an air-conditioned bus at select Bangkok hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Bangkok and board an air-conditioned bus. Then, travel to one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, where the Grand Palace stands near the banks of the Chao Phraya River. There, follow in the footsteps of Siamese kings and queens as you visit the Royal Funeral Hall and Royal Coronation Hall, grand spaces still used on ceremonial occasions. Enter Wat Phra Kaew, also called the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, to pay your respects to a historic Buddha that’s carved from solid jade. This tour concludes near the Grand Palace at the Gems Gallery, convenient to top sites, attractions, and restaurants in historic Bangkok.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We Pick up from all hotels in the city center of Bangkok.
Departure Point: Pick up from Bangkok city hotels 10 - 45 minutes prior to the departure time
Return point: Returns back to your hotel
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Admissions to the Grand Palace, the temple (wat Phra Kaew) and the chapel (Emerald Buddha)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup
  • Local English Spoken Guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
  • Entry/Admission - Gems Gallery International Manufacturer
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress Code: There are strict dress codes for visiting the Grand Palace. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand's most sacred site. Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. It is also recommended to avoid bright colors
  • Restroom facilities available
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 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 5 days ago

Please request not to be taken on this tour if KEN is taking it. We (Australian couple) have just had a horrible experience with this tour guide along with a young couple from the USA 🇺🇸 . While the Grand Palace was absolutely beautiful and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank Annie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick uo point and hotel Asia in Bangkok, our tour guide (very nicr thai lady) toom us to see the temples. She took her time to explain us details and to walk us around everywhere, she was lovely. Very highly recommended, also if you ask...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are strapped for time then this tour is well worth booking. With hotel pick up and drop off provided, my guide took me through the Emerald Buddha temple complex and walked through the Grand Palace complex. Being a tour of only one person...More

1  Thank Emergsc
TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very much appreciated your valuable review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a great time interacting with our tour. We look forward to providing you some of other services in the soon future.

Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

We totally recommend this tour in Bangkok, from the hotel pick up to the drop off. Our tour guide, Amm was fantastic, kind, knowledgeable, helpful and made this tour a fascinating experience for us.

Thank FrequentFlyer289333
TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

Thank you very much for the compliment, we do appreciate it. I will relay your message to my team in order to motivate them to maintain good services.

Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

The driver pick us up from hotel on time. Our guide named Mr. Vichiang was very professional and his knowledge of the Palace and the Temple , and that of Thailand's history was superb. My children now, know so much about Thailand"s history and culture....More

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TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

Very much appreciated your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you had a good time with our service, I will relay your kind comment to the team as they must be happy to hear so. Thank you.

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