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Private Tour: Thai-Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

By: Tour East
Highlights
  • See the River Kwai bridge and the Death Railway in Kanchanaburi
  • Learn about the prisoners that perished while working on the railway
  • Visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, where WWII dead were buried
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Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
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Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
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Overview
Visit the Thai–Burma Death Railway and Kwai River bridge with your own private guide on this full-day tour from Bangkok. Learn about this important World War II site, and see the river bridge, JEATH War Museum, and Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Take a longtail boat ride on the Kwai River and have the flexibility to spend more time at places of interest on this private tour.
What to Expect
After hotel pickup in central Bangkok, travel by a private air-conditioned vehicle to Kanchanaburi—a distance of about 80 miles (130 kilometers).

Upon arrival, take in several important sites in the region. Visit the Death Railway and the Bridge Over the River Kwai, memorials to the thousands of prisoners of war who were forced and died to build the railway through the dense jungle during WWII.

You’ll also visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum, a small open-air museum with photos, paintings, and artifacts from WWII prisoners.

Have lunch and take a longtail speedboat ride on the River Kwai, before taking a ride on the local train in a return trip to Bangkok at the end of the day.
Reviews (136)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Long day.

We were very promptly picked up and greeted by our guide and driver They were both very pleasant and our guide was informative and helpful The private tour didn’t really feel very personal just very basic routine trip I’m not sure the day was value...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brisbanetraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A Memorable Day!!

Loved this trip. My husband and I opted for the private tour as I knew there was going to be quite a lot of travelling involved. Our personal tour guide Krit was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. He thoroughly looked after...More

1  Thank shelby-smith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent Tour with a Fantastic Guide

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was well organised and the sites we visited were excellent. Transport was comfortable and on time. We started with a visit to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery which was very moving. On to a small but interesting museum, then up the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mitch63
Reviewed October 2, 2018
Private all the way

Have previously done group tours, but with a couple of teenagers who had never been before went private. Great choice, got to see and do extra things as we just went at our own pace and didn't have to wait on others as you typically...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Michael H
Reviewed October 1, 2018
Fantastic Must Do Tour!

My wife and I took this tour in September 2018. It's a full day - 06:30 - 17:00 but what a day. Very emotional story of how the railway was built using PoW's and local labour. Trip included private car travel, a Thai longboat trip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LeisaMP
November 14, 2018|
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Response from Dynamic_Rob | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you take the train from Kanchanaburi and you are on it for about an hour. Your driver takes you back to Bangkok in the car.
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Go_Jason_Go
November 6, 2018|
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Response from dljr2017 | Reviewed this property |
It is really easy to do once you are in Bangkok and cheaper
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Pearl T
October 22, 2018|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
English is no problem. If going on a boat ride it is along the river so not rough like going out to sea so no problem with sickness
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