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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).
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  • Pass by Yaowarat Street Food
    Pass by Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
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    The Grand Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Gems Gallery International Manufacturer
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 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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Our guide, Jenny, was fabulous! So knowledgeable, friendly and kind. This is one of those places to visit for the historical background and cultural significance. It’s hot and crowded, but toughen up and listen to your tour guide to learn. My children and I enjoyed the
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Our trip to the Grand palace was on Saturday afternoon session. Myself, my wife and my two kids came to the meeting point at the scheduled time and our guide was waiting there for us. We were picked up by the tour van and went to the grand palace. it was very hot crowded sunny
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There’s a scam going on: someone in the street will tell you the Palace and temples are closed to foreigners till 11pm. Not true!!!Then someone else will offer you a tuk tuk tour at very convenient price but will also take you to a gem stone factory and a textile factory or will
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We had a very nice tour experience. I highly recomend Peter to be your tour guide. He is patient, kind, approachable and knowledgeable about the place. Thumbs up 👍👍👍👍
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Excellent guide very informative and knowledgable about Bangkok and the grand palace complex Down side 50% of the tour was taken up getting to and from the grand palace
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About the operator
By: Tour East
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its a bit out of the waty but worth travel
the best part was the journey, taking a 3rd class train with locals was the highlight, there are second andd first
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Temple tour with Peter was just incredible. Peter was very good with historical information and dates and trip
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I learned so much on this beautiful trip. I walked the grounds that inspired the book, movie, musical ect. The
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Tour great, big group, lots of waiting
We had a great tour leader named Sam. He was very knowledgeable and professional. The pre-booking experience was
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This Company Sucks!
I was delayed in Cebu due to the volcano eruption in Philippines. All flights cancelled to Bangkok from Manila.
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Worth Every Penny
Their agent met me right outside of the jetway and I was litteraly through immigration in 10 minutes! Very
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so easy, and very helpful
friendly efficient service, and so easy to use. Good directions for location, and kept note of the fact that my
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Ok but a big group
The first place that we visited had nothing to do with the old kings city. It was (I think) it was the kings new
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Most interesting and enjoyable day
From being coached with English speaking people, after pick up from hotel, tour guided throughout to; The ancient
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St Helens, United Kingdom
Do not go too this show worst and longest hr of my life.would rather have root canal done without any pain relief .
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Steve A
South Cheriton, United Kingdom
Very good and punctual, plus excellent temple trip
We got picked up from Bangkok airport, met and quickly on our way in the car. The tours east rep rode with us and
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Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
Best value for money transfer
Thoroughly pleased with my pick up from the young lady that greeted me to the pleasant driver and great condition
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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