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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

By: Tour East
From US$72.00
Highlights
  • Full-day Kanchanaburi and River Kwai tour from Bangkok
  • Ride a speedboat on the river to the landmark bridge
  • Learn the story of the Death Railway as you ride the historic line
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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
From US$71.96
Overview
Visit the “Bridge on the River Kwai” and the Death Railway on a full-day tour from Bangkok that explores Thailand’s wartime history. See Kanchanaburi’s main World War II sites in a single day, including the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum, and ride the Death Railway that was laid by imprisoned laborers. You’ll hear fascinating commentary from your guide along the way, and enjoy convenient pickup at select hotels.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Bangkok, and board a climate-controlled coach for Kanchanaburi, a lush province that’s 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok.

You’ll pass sugar cane fields, rice paddies, and pineapple plantations, then make the first stop of the day at the River Kwai, boarding a long-tail speed boat to the site of the bridge, an icon of the classic novel about wartime Thailand.

Next, pay your respects to fallen prisoners of war and laborers at the Kanchanaburi cemetery, and continue to the JEATH War Museum to see WWII artifacts and images. Delve into the jungle where POWs lived and worked as you ride the “Death Railway,” covering tracks built to join the Thai and Burmese railway lines.

After a full day of exploring Kanchanaburi, begin the scenic return trip to Bangkok, where this tour concludes at your original departure point.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
River Kwai Tour

The tour was fantastic ... guide was great, very informative and friendly. We had a great time the whole day and would highly recommend the tour.

Thank Colin K
Nick C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Colin, Thank you for your review and for choosing the full day River Kwai tour. I’m happy that you enjoyed your day out and I’m looking forward to having you again as a guest in the future. Regards. Nick Business Development Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Historic tour of world war 2

Really enjoyed the trip, group size was ideal around 10-14 people. Excellent planning, without wasting anytime, we were out of Bangkok. Guide was knowledgeable and kept us with her all the time, and took care of every little detail

1  Thank Xieschan
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Xieschan, Great to see that everything went smoothly and you enjoyed the complete experience that is the full day tour of the Bridge on the River Kwai and surrounding areas. Kind regards, Tour East Thailand

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ride the Death Railway

This is an excellent day trip on the infamous railway made famous in the movie, Bridge Over the River Kwai. Train crosses the river and travels west. There are some great opportunities for photographs. One of the stops is at a Thai restaurant where you...More

Thank davidaJ3296TV
Nick C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Davida, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Tour East with others here on Tripadvisor. The fact that you mention the River Kwai tour is an excellent day out means a lot to us! We love to read that...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile
Highlight of our trip

What an amazing tour! We had such a fantastic time, I can’t say enough about this tour. The driver picked us up from our hotel right on time and then we were taken to a local hotel nearby where we hopped onto a nice air...More

Thank Annalisa B
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Annalisa, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a very thorough and accurate Review for the benefit of those interested in this tour! Tour East is very happy that you found the tour educating, moving, exciting, etc. (all-in-all, breathtaking might be...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile
Great day of touring

We had a fantastic day taking this tour. It is all day but worth it. We went with our young adult sons and they both said it was one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand. Our tour guide 'Boy' made the day interesting...More

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Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Greetings from Thailand! Thank you for your Review (which validates the many positive Reviews of this “fantastic” tour. Please be assured that I will advise Boy of your kind words. I am sure that he will be delighted to have heard from you! We do...More

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Response from davidaJ3296TV | Reviewed this property |
You can probably get a van going to the Kanchanaburi in the Victory Monument area, but I am not aware of a service which will pick you up.
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