Bangkok’s Royal Realms of the Chakri Dynasty - Grand Palace

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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A visit to Bangkok is not complete if you plan to skip the former Kings’ residence. The Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Siamese court. The enclosed Wat Phra Kaew houses one of the most revered Buddha images of the country.

• Admire the beauty of the former palace of the Thai Kings
• See the various halls and buildings, each with its own function
• Pay respect to the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew
• Learn about the importance of the Royal Thai Family
• Return transfers from and to your hotel are included

What's Included

All applicable taxes and service charges

All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.

An English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charge

Joined / Private tours and transfers with a professional English-speaking guide.

Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.

What's Not Included

Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities,

Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description

Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied

Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied

Transfers to and from apartment complexes, local guest houses, or private apartments

Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Private tours are operated with an English-speaking guide only with other languages for joint operation on selected days of the week only.
  • Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment.
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok ar
  • Certain sights in this excursion may not be photographed for specific reasons. We kindly ask for your understanding by following local regulations
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • 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.
  • Royal temples and palaces uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees. Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • 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
  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Grand Palace
This half day tour starts either in the morning or in the afternoon. We will pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and guided by your professional guide, transfer to the entrance of the Grand Palace in the old part of the capital.

Situated close to the Chao Phraya, Bangkok’s River of Kings, the Grand Palace occupies nearly one square mile. The former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, the palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by King Rama I, it was the centre of power for more than 150 years. Today, the palace is Bangkok's major landmark and most popular tourist attraction and is often used for the occasional ceremony. The interiors of most of the buildings in the Grand Palace are closed to the public

Wat Phra Kaew adjoins the Grand Palace in a common compound and is the home of the country's most famous Buddha statue (also known as the Emerald Buddha). This important figure has a long and interesting history that is tied to the royal family and once resided in nearby Wat Arun. It is relatively small (about 66 centimetres) and is situated in a high position in the Wat to signify its important status in the Thai kingdom.

Dating back to 1782 (when Bangkok was founded), the entire compound consists of over 100 brightly coloured buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics. Together, these two sites form what many consider the greatest spectacle for visitors to Bangkok.

After this visit, we drive you back to your hotel in Bangkok.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Great day out
L8216GMalexandrat, 20-07-2022
Fantastic trip with fantastic guide. Lots of information shared about the grand palace and Thai life we loved it. Bring plenty of water and a fan
Really beautiful and more impressive than we expected.
LibbyCincinnati, 14-03-2020
The entire complex is very impress and more stunning than we expected . It is worth the trip.

The buildings just glisten in the sunlight as if they are made of jewels. The complex is rather large. Each building is unique. Our photos don't do this place justice. We went two days in a row and were glad we saw it the first day when it was really sunny. The entire place sparkles.
Incredible opulence!
Starfighter101, 17-05-2022
The Royal Palace is a grand spectacle in the middle of Bangkok. We spent most of our days before this seeing ruins of temples, but to see them fully restored and covered in gold is a sight to behold. Walking around every corner, you are amazed and stunned at not only how beautiful each building is, but that the fact that most are covered in real gold is incredible!

Keep in mind that all visitors are required to wear long skirts or pants. If you do not have any, you can either rent or buy them at the many stores outside the ticket office. We spent 100 baht buying a pair of pants that I will now use for pajamas. The entrance fee is also 500 baht per person. I will note that there are many tour guides outside the Palace offering their services starting at 1000 baht. You can talk them down or you can take the free tour once inside the Palace.
cincykeller, 21-12-2019
We toured the Grand Palace as part of a private tour. It is beautiful and ornate. It can be very crowded and very hot but it is worth all of that to see it in person.
Get some steps in
kenandmaxineb, 04-03-2020
If you enjoy a good walk, history, and architecture, then this is for you. We especially the antique chinoiserie stylings and the murals.

Take a water bottle. Stop in the ice cream shop to cool off.
Beautiful place to visit.
paulrU3860WQ, 09-01-2023
Beautiful place to visit. The map and audio guide leave a little to be desired but I would thoroughly recommend a visit.
Cannot book solo. 3 hours isn't long enough if you like art and architecture.
Laurence W, 27-11-2022
Guide was very friendly and quite knowledgeable. But - I only wanted one ticket, but had to buy two, and couldn't get a refund. This was a one on one tour not a group tour. Generally this was fine but at times I wanted to focus without distractions. I had to politely ask the guide to give me time out. Guide only allowed 3 hours which isn't enough to look through these magnificent sites, and was reluctant to leave me alone away from my hotel. She indeed gave me another half hour of her time but this still wasn't enough.

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