Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

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Kanchanaburi's famous Bridge on the River Kwai and the beginning of the Death Railway is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. This full day guided tour from Bangkok also includes a visit to the war museum and the opportunity to ride a local train.

What's Included

Admission Fees

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)

Local guide

Long-tail boat ride


Train ride along Death Railway

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Optional extras on train - approx. 200baht for upgrade on train which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus cold towel, drinking water OR approx. 300baht for upgrade on train which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dress
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Restroom facilities available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
The Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is the main prisoner of war cemetery for victims of Japanese imprisonment while building the Burma Railway during the 2nd World War.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

JEATH War Museum
Visit the Jeath War Museum. Dive into the history of the construction of the Death Railway and how it was built by the prisoners of war during World War 2.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

River Kwai
Take a long Tail Boat and cruise under the River Kwai Bridge

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bridge Over the River Kwai
Fascinating, nostalgic and memorable sums up this full day tour to Kanchanaburi, 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok. The province itself is an agricultural area with sugar cane, rice paddies and pineapple plantations all forming significant portions of the stunning Thai rural landscape. Whether a war buff or rail enthusiast, everyone has a different reason to see this symbolic bridge.

The famous bridge and the beginning of the 'Death Railway', which lies 1 mile outside the town of Kanchanaburi, is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. The building of the bridge in 1943 was one part of a huge Japanese wartime project to link existing Thai and Burmese railway lines to create a direct route from Bangkok, Thailand to Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Thousands of POW's and laborers died in the process. During your tour a visit will be made to one of the Allied War Grave cemeteries (often an emotional experience) before visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period.

An exhilarating long tailed speed boat ride will then take you down river to the famous bridge itself where you have ample time to explore at your own leisure. A ride on a local train is also included before returning to Bangkok city.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Burma-Thai Railway
Hop on a train which will make you discover the jungle of this region while Riding the Death Railway.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


kct33, 19-09-2022
An amazing experience and one not to be missed if you get the chance……looking out over the rice fields is amazing and the sheer drop when you cross the gorges is memorable
Bridge on the River Kwai & The Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
ruthmZ3382LR, 18-06-2020
Long day but well worth it & would highly recommend it to anyone. Nobody else turned up for pickup on the morning of the tour so I had my excellent minibus driver and guide Mr Suki undivided attention all day and was treated like Royalty I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to guide me through the day he was the BEST very informative with all the historical events relating to the war cemetery, the bridge, the river and the railway and so much more. The speedboat trip up the river was great and then to see the bridge come into view was amazing. Worth paying the extra 200 baht to upgrade on the Death Railway and I was fortunate enough to have a seat on the left side of the carriage which apparently is the best side of the train (arranged by the wonderful Mr Suki) to take in the wonderful/beautiful views of the jungle/countryside for those photo opportunities. The trip ended with lunch at a restaurant near the railway stop to enjoy some local cuisine which was perfect. A very very enjoyable day out and would highly recommend
Great day out for Aussie war history buffs
kyliewolfig, 16-03-2020
It was a long drive to get there from Bangkok but well worth it... we then stopped at the cemetery and museum followed by long boat ride to the Bridge.
We then paid the upgrade of 300 baht to be in first class on the train which gave us drinks and snacks.
Lunch was incredible... then long drive back to Bangkok which have us time to sleep! Great day out!
Good but could be better
SydneyGlobalShopper, 13-04-2020
Guide was lovely but felt she was going through the motions. It was interesting to get out of the City but Oh, the Bangkok traffic in and out - what a nightmare. It is a long day but was worth it from our perspective.

We watched TV documentary and the guide shared a little information but it could have been a lot more interactive.

The boat trip was highly organised - quickly on and then very speedy disembarkment. No time to enjoy a trip down the river as the train was a coming!!

Lunch was fine at a local restaurant - nothing special.

Was just a long travel day in a bus in and out of Bangkok. Frequent toilet stops and opportunities to buy a refreshing drink/water.

Worth the effort nonetheless.
Very good guide, but boring tour
t_liol2014, 17-03-2020
The guide was very nice and excited, with lots of trivia and jokes. The tour, however, is very long and the van was not the most comfortable, with very stiff seats.

It is a long drive to and from the destination, roughly 3h each. Almost none of the attractions are memorable, the train tour is repetitive with a just couple highlights (one of the last turns on a steep hill), we slept most of the way. The boat ride is cool, but you can do this elsewhere in Thailand. Lunch was good.

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