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Apsara Dinner Cruise by Banyan Tree
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Apsara Dinner Cruise by Banyan Tree

By Tour East
Take a dinner cruise in Bangkok on the traditional Thai vessel Apsara for dinner with a view of glowing temples and other riverside sights. During the tour, glide along the Chao Phraya River, passing illuminated monuments, such as the Temple of Dawn and the Grand Palace. Dine on a 4-course meal with flavorful curries, soups, and desserts that represent the best of Thailand’s famous cuisine.
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$98.21
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$98.21
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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 2h 15m
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Highlights
  • See Bangkok landmarks, including Wat Arun all lit up at night
  • Watch boats and buildings along the river sparkle in the evening light
  • Dine on a delicious meal of Thai fare served aboard the elegant boat
  • Experience the hospitality of the staff throughout your meal

  • Welcome Drink
  • Exquisite Thai Set Menu Dinner
  • Background music
  • Entry/Admission - Apsara Dinner Cruise by Banyan Tree
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos

Make your own way to the dock on the Chao Phraya River to board your boat for your dinner cruise. This culinary journey takes place aboard a traditional Thai-style riverboat with an elegant dining room. Set sail in Bangkok for the ultimate riverside dining experience, taking in the sights along the capital city’s main waterway as you enjoy a 4-course meal of Thai fare. Get great views of the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and other landmarks as they glow in the floodlights at night. Staff provide a welcome drink upon your arrival. The meal provided is either a Thai set dinner or buffet (depending on season and number of passengers) with music playing in the background that contributes to the relaxing ambiance.

Departure details
  • River City BANGKOK, 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand Departure Point: Embark: 08:00 pm. Disembark: 10:15 pm. River City Gate 2 - River City Pier (Next door to Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel) Daily Exception: 11 Nov, 24 to 25, 31 Dec 2019, 1 Jan, 14 Feb, 13 to 16 Apr, 18-25 Nov, 24 to 25, 31 Dec 2020, 1 Jan, 14 Feb 2021
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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: 3685P161

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Accessibility to the boat is easy, however the boat has few steps. Travelers with disability are recommended to be able to move autonomously or to come with their own assistance to do this tour. Staff of the boat should not be hold responsible for not being able to help in all circumstances.
  • Operating hours: Dinner 20:00 – 22:15 hrs.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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: 3685P161

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    River City BANGKOK
    23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
    Departure Point: Embark: 08:00 pm. Disembark: 10:15 pm. River City Gate 2 - River City Pier (Next door to Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel) Daily Exception: 11 Nov, 24 to 25, 31 Dec 2019, 1 Jan, 14 Feb, 13 to 16 Apr, 18-25 Nov, 24 to 25, 31 Dec 2020, 1 Jan, 14 Feb 2021
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    Apsara Dinner Cruise by Banyan Tree
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Apsara is a dining destination not to be missed, whether you are a local resident or a visitor to Bangkok. Converted from a vintage rice barge, Apsara is an elegant restaurant in Bangkok, cruising along the Chao Phraya River. The first-class service, royal Thai cuisine freshly prepared on-board, make Apsara the best way to dine on the river and enjoy the night view of Bangkok. Free optional transfer is provided from Banyan Tree Bangkok at 7pm for hotel book-direct guests. Dinner cruise leaves from River City at 8pm.
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    Pass by
    The Grand Palace
    Chao Phraya River
    Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
    Rama VIII Bridge
    Royal Barges National Museum
    Asiatique The Riverfront
    ICONSIAM
    Phra Sumen Fort
    Wat Rakang Kositaram
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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MrBickley79
MrBickley79
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Expensive
Hogwash not worth the time or money Same old tourist tat for sale. Pressure selling not a lot of fun
anthonycJ5591RK
anthonycJ5591RK
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Conned and disgusted
Great concept but that is the only good thing I can say about this market. Al items for sale were way exorbitantly
venla j
venla j
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Good but late
Otherwise very good, but the ride arrived late, so we missed the first 10 minutes if the show. Disappointing. Howev
terithorne
terithorne
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Terrible service. Really disappointing.
Really disappointed with the whole experience tonight and completely spoiled the evening. To be perfectly honest, i
Kerfuffles
Kerfuffles
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Absolutely WONDERFUL
Worth it! Great views of the grand palace, wat arun, a bridge (dunno what it's name is sorry). As well as a fantast
WWTraveler0923
WWTraveler0923
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Treated Us Poorly; Borderline Unethical
OK. I made a mistake. I booked this tour with Tour East Thailand on a day that we could not take it because we were
Coastal43896561407
Coastal43896561407
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Bangkok city river cruise dinner
great night cruising the river to see the sights lit up at night , food was buffet style with good variety of selec
abhishek s
abhishek s
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Amazing Trip
Well organised The guide was very helpful knowledgeable and pleasant but we did struggle to understand a lot of wha
S8207VQtaral
S8207VQtaral
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AMAZING!!!
This was just an amazing experience. Our guide was the best. He took us to all the right place, gave us our free ti
Safari524346
Safari524346
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Nice views - shame about the food, Not so Authentic
Booked this in advance of arriving in Bangkok as we did not want to lose a day of not doing anything. The email in
Leslierx
Leslierx
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Don’t waste your time or your money. River is dirty, shops carry typical souvenirs not worth buying. Disappointing!
Too far from Bangkok! 1.5 hour drive each way!! Then it’s in a nosy longboat, difficult to get in and out of, engin
VonLim
VonLim
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Great for family and children. Like a field trip for kids
Tranquil environment- spot lots of different species mud crabs along the broad walk mangrove swamps. Enjoy the bre
Revman116
Revman116
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Crowded, but fun.
The cruise was nice and the food was, surprisingly, good for a buffet. The table spacing was very close. Not over
sheetalsinghania75
sheetalsinghania75
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ALERT
Hello my fellow travellers …. Please keep passport size photos with you if are planning to visit Thailand coz … if
helstravels
helstravels
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Great night out
We had booked this in advance of our trip. Difficult to get to mainly due to narrow roads around and volume of peo
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Darko P
16 contributions
Feb 2021
The dinner cruise was simply amazing. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. It was one of those nights when I felt so grateful for being in Bangkok. We had two excellent crew members Khun First and Khun View who took care of us, including taking amazing pictures. Highly recommend!
Written March 2, 2021
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Thailand Rob
Phuket, Thailand48 contributions
Jun 2018
I travel all over Thailand ( I'm Thailand Rob ) and tonight I I enjoyed the Apsara cruise by Banyan Tree.
First. It's not cheap. It's one of the most expensive dinners you can have on the river but there's a reason why.
It's not a crowded boat, you have a small group of people and staff to take care of all your needs.
Staff is more then 100%. THEY ARE GREAT!!!!
Second You are not rushed to eat....I mean they have it down to a science on timing and food proportions.
Third. The manager is always concerned with your pleasure of the dinner.
I had a great evening.
Any downside?
Well, the food selection is limited and predetermined. You may leave and find yourself hungry in an hour as I do on all 5 star restaurants lol.
Price, I thought the drinks where included ( water was) My dinner ended up over 7K baht. Wow
Final thoughts, If you have never done it DO!
Sadly I will probably not visit them again as the price outweighs the experience for me.
I suggest this experience for new couples and a romantic evening for anyone. You will enjoys this dinner.

Rob.
Written June 26, 2018
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Henry
32 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
this is not a review but more of a question, is the price shown for the thai set menu dinner and boat fees? so when we aboard we dont pay for dinner, only drinks?
Written March 15, 2018
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Hi Henry To answer your question yes this includes the dinner and boat fees. This excludes drinks. Thanks. Nick
Written March 17, 2018
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NewhorizonsA
Toronto, Canada18 contributions
Mar 2018
We did a dinner cruise on the Apsara in mid March. It’s a small boat with an authentic feel and every table is on the waterside.

The food was average and service was fair. What I like about it is the size, the intimate atmosphere, what I didn't like is being charged extra for basics like water. For what quality of food etc. I don't think it provides good value for money.
Written March 26, 2018
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MancMelb
7 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
My friend booked the cruise for us to do on our second night in Bangkok. I must admit I thought it seemed a bit pricey for Thailand standards. However as soon as we sat on the cute traditional thai boat I knew it would be worth it. The larger neon light filled busy dinner cruises that were waiting at the side of it just looked tacky and characterless. We were given a welcome drink and the staff came around to discuss the menu and dietary requirements etc. The thai music filled the boat and we set off. Oh my goodness it was absolutely fabulous the atmosphere, the staff, the drinks and of course the magnificent food. The boat moves at a pleasant pace so you can take in the sights on the river front. The staff explain a little bit about the view but not so much that it interferes with your conversation. It was very traditional thai and a lovely experience all round. It will remain one of the best experiences I have had in Thailand. Book it...you will not regret it!!
Written October 24, 2017
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Dear Mancmelb, The Banyan Tree Apsaras is one of the more luxurious cruises on offer and it’s great to read that you had a great time on this cruise. This is a great seller and is one of the highest rated cruise and thanks for experiencing this night out! Regards. Nick
Written October 25, 2017
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Rose D
Amityville, NY60 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
This was an enjoyable cruise. The food was great. However, I did get tired of seeing the same route for the last 20-30 minutes of the cruise. Also, the drinks are pricey. This is not a cruise with loud music. Expect to see a somewhat mature crowd, i.e., 35-50 years old with families. It's not really for partygoers due to its subtle and calm nature. If you are a couple looking for romance this cruise will work too.
Written July 20, 2019
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Thank you very much for your kind review and explanation. Your information will be useful for other guests before they book the cruise. Anyway we hope you had a good time.
Written July 22, 2019
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MarkandSheri954
Fort Lauderdale, FL77 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
The boat is beautiful and the trip is lovely but the food was very disappointing. I guess it is made for Westerns so very light on spices. Unfortunately must of it was lukewarm or cold. The soup was good. For the price I would not recommend it as it was the worse meal we had in Bangkok. We are not picky eaters but this was not good. I booked this trip based on others reviews and boy did we make a mistake.
Written February 7, 2019
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Thank you for your valuable comment, we will discuss carefully with team and Banyan Tree Hotel to improve our product.
Written March 18, 2019
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JFrizz013
Nueva Andalucia, Spain6 contributions
This dinner cruise was smaller in size compared to some of the other large river cruise liners, but it made for a much for peaceful and intimate experience. Service was great, food was excellent, boat was beautiful. Choose this river cruise.
Written July 18, 2018
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Dear Guest. Glad your enjoyed the dinner cruise and thanks for your review and for choosing Tour East. Nick Business Development Manaager.
Written July 30, 2018
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VillaDS
Milton Keynes105 contributions
We chose this trip on the recommendation from friends and it was as good as they described.
If you want a large ‘party’ boat then this isn’t the one to choose. If you want a relaxing 2 hours with excellent food and service in a relaxed atmosphere then this fits the bill. With only approx 14 covers, all laid out to maximise the views, this feels more personal than the larger alternatives.
Drinks are extra but this isn’t a surprise. Unlike some reviews there was no pressure to drink more than you want to. You also stop for a photo opportunity and are presented with a (free) photo which makes a change from being asked to buy. All in all it was really enjoyable.
Written November 16, 2019
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Luthervandog
Worksop, UK6 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
As described, this was a lot more relaxed and quieter than other cruised. The food was excellent. However if you are planning getting some great photos of Wats by night getting photos from a moving boat by night isn't easy.
Written November 15, 2019
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