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Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River
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Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

By Tour East
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See Bangkok’s city lights and glowing temples on a Chao Phraya dinner cruise past the gorgeous Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and the Grand Palace. Taste a wide range of Thai dishes and desserts from a traditional buffet, with live music and entertainment to keep the evening lively. For your convenience, this Chao Phraya dinner cruise offers the option of round-trip hotel transfers for a hassle-free night out in Bangkok.
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Ages 0-99, max of 99 per group
Duration: 120–150 minutes
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: English
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Highlights
  • See key Bangkok landmarks from the water
  • Great way to try a variety of Thai dishes
  • Live music for a special night in the heart of Bangkok
  • Convenient option: pickup and drop-off at central Bangkok hotels

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only and with transfer option selected)
  • Cabaret Show & Thai Classical Dance & Live Music
  • Thai & International Buffet
  • Refreshment with Hot Coffee, Tea and Desserts
  • Welcome Drink
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meet your driver at your hotel in central Bangkok (if option selected), or make your way to a pier on the bustling Chao Phraya waterfront. Board a riverboat that’s equipped with a comfortable dining room and open viewing decks, and watch the city lights slide by as you pull into the gentle current of the Chao Phraya River. Entertainers kick off the night with live music and performances, but there’s plenty to see at the edge of the river, including the Temple of Dawn, which is beautifully lit after dark. Spot the swooping, traditional rooflines of the Grand Palace, then head to the buffet to sample an array of Thai dishes and sweets. After an evening of music, Thai cuisine, and entertainment, this evening concludes at your original departure point.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Asiatique The Riverfront, 2194 Charoen Krung Road, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
    The river cruise will start from Asiatique Pier Number 1, in front of Warehouse 7.. Our reservation team will confirm with you the exact location of the meeting point by email or through Viator's messenger system prior to the day of the tour.
Pickup details
  • Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Silom Road, Thai Cultural Centre, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, Khaosan Road) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3685BKK38

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Restroom facilities are available
      • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking; failure to do so may result in cancellation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      Which attractions will I visit with Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River?
      How much is Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River?
      Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River price starts from $38.64. Discover and book Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River on Tripadvisor
      What is the Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River cancellation policy?
      Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River?
      Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River is hosted by Tour East. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tour East on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3685BKK38

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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        Asiatique The Riverfront
        Or, you can also get picked up
        See departure details
      • Pass by
        Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
        The Grand Palace
        Chao Phraya River
        Tour East
        Rama VIII Bridge
        Royal Barges National Museum
        Asiatique The Riverfront
        ICONSIAM
        Phra Sumen Fort
        Wat Rakang Kositaram
      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Tour East
        1,922
        Bangkok, Thailand
        Joined in August 2011
      • Explorer45744662745
        0 contributions
        Avoid Tour East Thailand
        Day 1, Our guide was called TOM, on return from tour which TOM slept a large part of to buffet evening meal @ The imperial Phitsanulok food cold no heat under containers, room below standard cracked sink bath area very badly stained , breakfast also cold no heat under food containers. Day 2, tour around National park our guide TOM spent the entire time speaking to a Thai couple so we were unaware of the history of what we were seeing and were never told on completion. TOM slept in between stops. Arrived at Teak Gardens hotel for evening meal to find that the hotel only offers breakfast so we were taken to a local restaurant at 19.50pm to be told we only had a few minutes to order as they were closing @20.00pm. Day 3 guide TOM complained toothache visited pharmacy had tour day . TOM slept for long periods of the journey Day 4 had a pleasant tour day through Chang Rai & Chang Mai, again TOM slept for most of this journey, arrived back to hotel being taken out to traditional kantoke food and tribal dance evening, we left to be followed out by 3 members of staff accusing us of not paying the bill our guide TOM was nowhere to be seen eventually he appeared and explained it was prepaid, we were embarrassed and humiliated in front of other guests in attendance. Day 5 we were dropped off at elephant nature reserve told to go in with a security guard on arrival we were again told to queue and pay and again TOM was no where to be seen so again we had to go outside to try and find him to explain that it was all paid for. We are appalled at the way we have been treated . We have complained to the TOUR EAST COMPANY they have accused us of deliberately trying to leave without paying for drinks, that we were being fussy about the food and that they provided us with free drinks as goodwill this never happened, and that they are not responsible for the tour guide sleeping on the last tour day due to toothache. TOM slept for most of our 1000km trip so we missed out on many sights along the way. On our last tour day 5 he did not even complete the tour he ended it after lunch so we missed the afternoon section of the elephant’s nature reserve As a form of compensation they insulted us by sending a bottle of wine complimentary to our hotel in Phuket. I STRONGLY advise against using this company if you are considering a tour in Thailand, they are both disrespectful and unprofessional .
        Written February 26, 2024
      • Frances M
        0 contributions
        Outstanding
        Ms Luck and Mr Lam the driver, gave us an awesome experience. Nothing was too much trouble in this personal trip. Luck’s knowledge was superb and Mr Lams driving was excellent. Thank you for our memorable experience.
        Written February 17, 2024
      • 256deepab
        0 contributions
        Absolutely worth doing!
        Very interesting place to visit, we had a good guide who was very helpful and made the whole trip informative and enjoyable ! So much history here! The cruise and lunch was very good!
        Written February 16, 2024
      • iantobedfordUK
        0 contributions
        Very informative half day tour
        A very informative tour. Included 3 temples and a good deal of background information on the temples and buddism. We learnt a great deal in half a day, and was well with doing.
        Written February 10, 2024
      • Pastis1990
        0 contributions
        Never again.
        The music was too loud and made my ears hurt. I would have liked to just look at the scenery and eat in peace. Couldn't even hear my own thoughts.
        Written February 1, 2024
      • Adventurer826071
        0 contributions
        Must do this Tour
        The tour was lots of fun and lots of things to know about and see. The temples were a true reflection of history and culture. Our tour had a river cruise on the way back, with great food and scenery. Great day
        Written January 30, 2024
      • reemasd2024
        0 contributions
        Thailand experience
        Have you ever been to a place so green and full of nature, well I sure have. Thailand is the most brightest country I have ever been to, there they care about the greens in body, the plants how green and colorful flowers are. Animals there are friendly and show love by hugs, like the monkeys there. The zoo staff are very kind and generous love to help in any kind of way, there are a bunch of animal shows like the one where I went to, the whale jumps up and back down into deep water. As he was going down deep in water splashed up and soaked up the audience which was very cool. I also recommend the Siamotif Boutique Hotel its one of my favorite hotels that I have visited in Thailand, best food and the pool was just as best, with the free floats that you can borrow to a little boat with your family and row until your hands get tired. The service there is also very thoughtful and helpful, they clean your room as soon as they get the chance to when you’re out of the room enjoying the view. I would rate my experience a solid 10 as it was one of my favorite trips and would love to come on here and tell you guys how astounding this trip was and hopefully for you too, well that’s all from my side. See all of you rowing.
        Written January 29, 2024
      • Mini K
        0 contributions
        Disappointing and underwhelming
        For 200 $ a couple, it was an old ; need to update setup tired looking hall with poor quality food and the dancers were ok but the announcer was bad could not understand a word of the synopsis of the dances. Very very disappointed , I would request a refund as it was marketed very highly class; pictures must be at least 20 years old. Please do not waste your time and money
        Written January 23, 2024
      • Lexibelle
        0 contributions
        Gorgeous!
        This tour was included for us on our pre-tour of a Mighty Mekong River cruise. It's gorgeous and really something to see. We highly recommend going. It does get crowded but really worth seeing.
        Written January 20, 2024
      • PanoramaLodgeNamche
        0 contributions
        Expensive Boat aRide
        Took a taxi from Bangkok. Took two hours. To get to the destination. It was an expensive two hours boat ride in the market. It was almost 100 USD per person. Market was not floating at all.
        Written January 15, 2024
      • OtisandMarc
        0 contributions
        Most fun in Phuket!!
        Absolutely incredible! It was so fun and entertaining and very affordable. We had a blast! Honestly it was the funnest part of our whole trip. The costumes are beautiful, the choreography is impressive and the songs are so fun. I will go back every time I visit Phuket. I read some bad reviews about the performers being aggressive after photos not being paid for. If you choose to get a photo after the show, be advised that it costs 100 B (equivalent to 3 USD). I spent 800 B happily to support these entertainers!!
        Written January 7, 2024
      • David H
        0 contributions
        Beautiful little airport
        I have been to many airports, nothing compares to Koh Samui Airport. Check in is a bit of the usual faff but once through security it is simply the most beautiful airport I’ve ever been to
        Written January 5, 2024
      • 401nathan
        0 contributions
        Nathan
        Had dinner at the Chomatlay restaurant the singer that entertained us was the superb during our delightful meal which was we spaced out. The wine selection was varied and was available as bottle or glass. The service was average,go for the food and view.
        Written January 4, 2024
      • SharonandDaveConsett
        0 contributions
        Avoid, shambolic unhelpful company
        Told us our tickets were cancelled after we had travelled to Bangkok and arrived at check in. Rude and unhelpful staff. Received the cancellation email a day after the event. The cruise wasn’t actually cancelled though as we watched it sail away from the dock. On its return we spoke to some of the customers who said it was shambolic and the food and drinks service was very poor so not a big miss in the end. AVOID at all costs
        Written December 31, 2023
      • Voyager48552876994
        0 contributions
        Good experience
        Great tour history of thailand, hmm expand a knowledge while traveling is really enjoyable. Our kids is happy to learn new things
        Written December 24, 2023
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      3.5
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      Khushal V
      2 contributions
      This has probably been the worse experience someone could have whilst visiting bangkok. The directions are poor, not a single person understands English, no one wants to help and lastly no one replies on the emails or phone. I have sent numerous emails stating a refund for a trip I didn’t do. We practically arranged a taxi and got told to go somewhere completely else. Never had a chance to see Bangkok. What a waste of a day and a 9 hour flight from London. I highly and highly advise as I am not one to leave reviews in any sought not to book this package. You’ll be wasting your money for something you cannot do. Looking at other reviews, they all feel the same. I hope this message is seen from someone in management and can reply to my email and it’s been 6 months already. Have the courtesy!
      Written April 10, 2020
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      bennettr9
      United Kingdom23 contributions
      Jan 2020 • Couples
      Our river dinner cruise at night was expected to be quite romantic and personal.
      Instead we were herded like cattle after standing in a shopping mall for 30 mins onto one of two boats moored side by side so we had to rather precariously walk onto then thro the first boat onto ours .
      The boat was crowded
      the food was by necessity mass produced and tasteless,and the cabaret aweful .
      I would not recommend this tour to anyone .
      Written January 24, 2020
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the cruise. We propose multiple cruises with multiple prices, each cruise price matches with quality. It is possible that your expectation were not adapted to the cruise you picked. We will investigate, however please be aware that we have an office which we may provide you suggestion to reach your expectation.
      Written January 27, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Sam V
      13 contributions
      Our boat was called Smile Riverside. The cruise provided a buffet and entertainment including traditional Thai dancing. It was worth the money to see beautiful Bangkok lit up at night however as it is only 2 hours long it felt a little rushed with everything happening at the same time ie people walking around the buffet and across the stage whilst dancers were performing (no ones fault) also it kind of became a choice between, getting some food, watching the entertainment or seeing the sights rather than being able to enjoy all 3. Still a great night but it would be good if tables went up individually for food rather than the long queues and if everyone had food and was seated in time for the beautiful traditional dancing..
      Written August 30, 2023
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      David B
      3 contributions
      Very disorganized. There were 7 similar cruises, all meeting at the same location at 7 different desks, and no one could tell you which cruise was yours without trial and error. This was not a relaxing event, but nonstop entertainment and no real chance to see the lights of the city and enjoy the river. I would not reconnect any of these cruises but would prefer a long tail boat tour instead.
      Written September 24, 2023
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      Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and we genuinely appreciate your feedback. We're truly sorry to hear that you found the Cruise on the Chao Phraya River disorganized. We understand your concerns regarding multiple cruises departing from the same location. We continuously strive to improve the embarkation process, and your feedback highlights an area where we can enhance the clarity and ease of finding the right cruise. Regarding the entertainment, we do aim to provide a lively atmosphere for our guests to enjoy. However, we understand that preferences vary, and we'll consider your feedback to ensure a balance between entertainment and the opportunity to relax and appreciate the scenic beauty of the city lights along the river. We appreciate your suggestion of a long-tail boat tour for a more serene experience, and we'll take this into account for those seeking a quieter journey. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we'll use it as a stepping stone to make improvements and provide a better experience for our guests in the future. We hope you might consider giving us another chance in the future to show you a more organized and enjoyable cruise. Safe Travels!
      Written September 27, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Phil H
      Doha, Qatar67 contributions
      White Orchid river dinner cruise was terrible. What really &issed me off was that Tour East booked us on this garbage scow. They’re a tour operator that takes your cash and books the lowest price crap that “technically” fits the description.

      Terrible loading, empty buffet tables, awful food when you manage to kick a little kid off to the side and grab their chicken wing.
      Written December 25, 2018
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      364Flossie
      Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions
      Jul 2018 • Family
      We booked this dinner cruise with much excitement as we did one 12 years ago on our honeymoon (not sure if it was with this Company or another) and we were really looking forward to sharing the experience with our children.
      The procedure to board the boat needs to be reviewed to find a way to make this more pleasurable...it started the evening in a really unpleasant way with a crowd of people waiting to board all jostling and pushing forward...my children (17/11) were both very anxious and unsettled by this. I am sure that there could be a way to do this in a better fashion to create a nicer experience for diners as they start their evening. To be fair, the cruise staff can't control guests pushing and being rude, however - a more systematic approach would result in a better, more manageable process in my opinion. The boat itself is nice and we received a welcome drink on our table which was nice. Getting food was once again, an unpleasant experience with everyone being told they could go all at the same time - and once again, this let to pushing and people jostling in all directions and made obtaining your meal very stressful. The food itself was ok...but nothing special. Desserts were sparce and by the time my children went to get dessert, there was very little left that was appetizing. Entertainment was fun and the host/singer was very good. The views are lovely. The transfers were efficient and timely. The experience for our family personally was poor and we all came away feeling really disappointed - especially as it was one of the activities we had booked in advance and were really excited about. I think if improvements were made to the onboarding of passengers, the way people accessed food (ie not a stampede all at once) and the quality and quantity of food....I think this would create a much better experience that would therefore feel like it was also better value for money.
      Written July 23, 2018
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      Dear 364Flossie, Tour East offer five different dinner cruises to our valued customers, and it appears that you have purchased the lowest priced one. I do sincerely regret that the boarding procedure and the buffet experience was not to your liking (and may sometimes be ‘less polished’ than the more expensive dinner cruises). But you are right in saying that this was not the crew’s fault. I cannot agree with you description of the food, however,. As you can see in the Albums and the Video in our Facebook page, the food is of a good standard and there should be plenty to go around! We are happy, however, to see that you enjoyed the magnificent sites along the river and enjoyed the onboard entertainment. Kind regards, Christopher Tour East Operations Manager
      Written July 30, 2018
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      jude f
      Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
      We went on white orchard dinner cruise and it was boring.. Not organised well from start to finish. Entertainment was not the best, food was not at all tasty and huge crowds of people and theres no queue system.. Just a crazy rush as you enter and exit and as well as for serving dinner... Very poorly organised. So dissatisfied and disappointed.
      Written November 12, 2018
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      Fiona B
      31 contributions
      The hotel transfer was brilliant but as soon as we arrived to the pier there was a very long wait and far too many people. We were herded like cattle out onto the pier and then onto the boat. The tables were set nicely but the food was pretty ordinary. It was hard to see anything unless you were one of the few people with a window seat. We were unaware we were able to go outside until near the very end when we decided just to go and see. The views outside were lovely but again there were too many people. The video advertising the cruise wasn’t like what we experienced. There are better things to do in Bangkok.
      Written July 6, 2018
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      Dear Fiona, I do regret that you did not enjoy much past the transfer to the pier. I am not sure where you made the booking, but clearly you went ahead with the reservation with incorrect (and unreasonable) expectations. You’ve written this Review in TripAdvisor but don’t seem to have booked with Viator/TripAdvisor (if you had I am sure you would have looked at the pictures which clearly show the boat to be of a certain size, hence the couple of hundred people who boarded at the same time as you). Do not understand why you think it is a poor tour if you are unaware to move outside, as it wasn’t as though plenty of other passengers did not know they could step outside. I do apologize for the makers of the boat, who according to you did not design the tables so that passenger sits beside the window. Unfortunately you blame the tour company, who you have said set the tables nicely. I do not know what video advert you looked at, because the one on Viator’s site is of one of only two near identical boats that do this tour. Regards, Christopher
      Written July 7, 2018
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      jesstopher2017
      Burlington, Canada2 contributions
      We booked this 2 months out and on the day of the cruise (today) no one picked us up like they promised. We confined earlier in the day to make sure we would be picked up as there was no address stated on the ad so we could have at least cabbed it. Now we are out our money and it won’t look like we will be getting refunded. DO NOT BOOK THIS EVENT.
      Written December 26, 2017
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      Dear Christopher, I just checked with the office. The problem was that you did not let us know the hotel information in time (as this was not filled in on the original reservation) so the supplier did not pick you up. Please note that my staff has already sent you the email and you are going to be refunded 100%. They have also informed Viator as well about this case too. Regards, Nick
      Written December 27, 2017
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      ExcaliberMidlands
      Coventry, UK228 contributions
      Dec 2018 • Couples
      Can't blame the tour company for our experience as some people seemed to enjoy the experience but it was not for us. Firstly we were booked in nearly an hour before the trip and had to kill time walking around a very strange shopping mall before being rushed onto the boat where we were seated at the front of the boat which seemed great until half of the passengers decided it was the best place for a photo and proceeded to pose for photos by our table for the entire journey.
      The buffet food although tasty was stone cold and the entertainment was like bad karaoke singing which after 2 hours made it tempting to jump into the river to escape it.
      We were told nothing about the buildings we were passing along the way so have no clue about what we should have been looking for and the forced pose photograph that we were made pose for is so outdated now, we have mobile phones that take better photos.
      Not for us but if it floats your boat then enjoy!
      Written January 14, 2019
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