Private Tour: Half-day Grand Palace and Wat Arun by Boat

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7 reviews   (5.00)

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Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience the most diverse half-day tour in Bangkok. In 5-hours you will witness the famous Grand Palace with live-commentary from a professional guide. Hop on the classic long-tail boat and explore the Thonburi Canal that brought name Venice of East to Bangkok. And hop-off at the Temple of Dawn for its beautiful architectural style.

What's Included

Admission Fees

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off (Bangkok City Area)

Live-commentary by Professional Guide

Private transportation

What's Not Included

Any private/personal expenses


Services not mentioned in the itinerary

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 85

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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
Depart early to be one of the first at the Grand Palace and the Temple of Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew. Bangkok's most important landmarks built in 1782 by King Rama I. Apart from being the center of the kingdom's power for more than 200 years, it is regarded as the oldest and the most beautifully decorated place of Bangkok.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
In the complex, visit the Temple of Emerald Buddha that enshrines the most revered Buddha image in the Kingdom. The Emerald Buddha or Phra Kaew Morakot is also considered as the palladium of Thailand.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bangkok Canal
Enjoy a discovery trip into the canals of Thonburi by a long-tailed boat, passing by ancient temples among lush greenery, wooden houses built on stilts, coconut groves, garlanded shrines, and spirit houses and also vendors offering goods on their boats.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The famous "Temple of Dawn" or" Wat Arun." Its most attractive and conspicuous feature is the 79-meter-high Prang of the pagoda which glitters from thousands of porcelain fragments.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


A great tour guide!
Marja_V, 07-02-2020
Everything was well organized and put together. The guide kas very interested and knowledgeable in the topic and had an answer to all our questions. The tour lasted about 1.5 hours over the given time. It was said that drinking water was included, but it wasn't and sitting in a boat during a hot day and not getting any water got a little exhausting.
The best
jenfite, 20-05-2019
Amy met us in the morning and whisked us away to the grand palace first. She was awesome. The canal by long boat was wonderful, and so cool. We stopped at Wat Arun next and Amy told us all the history. We loved this tour.
Morning tour palaces and boat ride
Iain_C, 13-07-2022
The tour started early 8am so journey was good as traffic was light. The palace is amazing and having an individual guide was a really great way to see it. The guide was really well organised and got us to the different places during the tour having the van drop us off at one point and pick us at another so we never had to retrace our footsteps. He even managed to slip in a visit to the flower/fruit market which was fascinating. The guide’s knowledge was very comprehensive, he was also very accommodating to our walking speed, as I walk with a stick and he carried water for us throughout the tour.
The long tail boat ride was great and the guide made sure that it stopped at places to get photos, including dragons, Buddha statues and feeding the fishing (he also took photos and shared them with us electronically.
It was a great morning out and as our hotel was on the river we were dropped off at the end.
Excellent choice.
Ross M, 13-10-2019
Intelligent tour guide with deep historical knowledge. Well spoken English, genuine and thoughtful ambassador of Buddhism and Thailand.
I thoroughly recommend this particular tour, for these sights.
Great Day
anthonydawson34, 08-01-2023
Great day. Beautiful weather. The tour guide Donald was awesome. Super knowledgeable. he also took us to a great restaurant for lunch. really a fantastic day.
Great tour
Paul_G, 29-12-2022
We had a wonderful time with our tour guide Karet. He was very knowledgeable about the sights and about Bangkok/Thailand. We learned a lot during the tour. I can't recommend this tour enough! Well worth the money for the short period of time.
A great half day out
John_M, 22-11-2022
An interesting tour with a very good guide. Well worth it. We recoomend this tour for anyone interested in Thai art and history.

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