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Bangkok’s Royal Realms of the Chakri Dynasty - Grand Palace

Bangkok’s Royal Realms of the Chakri Dynasty - Grand Palace
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Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
999
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • An English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charge
  • Joined / Private tours and transfers with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
Exclusions
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Transfers to and from apartment complexes, local guest houses, or private apartments
  • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied
  • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities,
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Bangkok hotels. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • Private tours are operated with an English-speaking guide only with other languages for joint operation on selected days of the week only.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area.
  • Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment.
  • Royal temples and palaces uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees. Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints and pictures and brightly-coloured clothing may be refused entrance.
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Certain sights in this excursion may not be photographed for specific reasons. We kindly ask for your understanding by following local regulations
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
Inclusions
  • An English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charge
  • Joined / Private tours and transfers with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
Exclusions
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Transfers to and from apartment complexes, local guest houses, or private apartments
  • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied
  • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities,
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Bangkok hotels. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • Private tours are operated with an English-speaking guide only with other languages for joint operation on selected days of the week only.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area.
  • Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment.
  • Royal temples and palaces uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees. Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints and pictures and brightly-coloured clothing may be refused entrance.
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Certain sights in this excursion may not be photographed for specific reasons. We kindly ask for your understanding by following local regulations
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    The Grand Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    This half day tour starts either in the morning or in the afternoon. We will pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and guided by your professional guide, transfer to the entrance of the Grand Palace in the old part of the capital. Situated close to the Chao Phraya, Bangkok’s River of Kings, the Grand Palace occupies nearly one square mile. The former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, the palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by King Rama I, it was the centre of power for more than 150 years. Today, the palace is Bangkok's major landmark and most popular tourist attraction and is often used for the occasional ceremony. The interiors of most of the buildings in the Grand Palace are closed to the public Wat Phra Kaew adjoins the Grand Palace in a common compound and is the home of the country's most famous Buddha statue (also known as the Emerald Buddha). This important figure has a long and interesting history that is tied to the royal family and once resided in nearby Wat Arun. It is relatively small (about 66 centimetres) and is situated in a high position in the Wat to signify its important status in the Thai kingdom. Dating back to 1782 (when Bangkok was founded), the entire compound consists of over 100 brightly coloured buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics. Together, these two sites form what many consider the greatest spectacle for visitors to Bangkok. After this visit, we drive you back to your hotel in Bangkok.
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Alexandra T
Whitley Bay, UK9 contributions
Fantastic trip with fantastic guide. Lots of information shared about the grand palace and Thai life we loved it. Bring plenty of water and a fan
Written July 20, 2022
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Norman M
Houston, TX1,126 contributions
The Royal Palace is a grand spectacle in the middle of Bangkok. We spent most of our days before this seeing ruins of temples, but to see them fully restored and covered in gold is a sight to behold. Walking around every corner, you are amazed and stunned at not only how beautiful each building is, but that the fact that most are covered in real gold is incredible!

Keep in mind that all visitors are required to wear long skirts or pants. If you do not have any, you can either rent or buy them at the many stores outside the ticket office. We spent 100 baht buying a pair of pants that I will now use for pajamas. The entrance fee is also 500 baht per person. I will note that there are many tour guides outside the Palace offering their services starting at 1000 baht. You can talk them down or you can take the free tour once inside the Palace.
Written May 17, 2022
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Niels S
Dear Starfight We really appreciate your review of our operated excursion into the realm of the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keo. It has been a pleasure reading that you enjoyed the awe and splendour of the former residence of the Rama King and the religious home of one of Thailand's most revered Buddha statues. The complex is indeed large enough to feel lost yet with us at the helm of guiding you through the realms of the former Royal Residence of the Kings of Thailand, your visit certainly would not have been the same. Once again, we appreciate reviewing our Grand Palace tour in a positive light and to highlight taking the dress code seriously for future visitors. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written May 18, 2022
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Libby in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH1,089 contributions
The entire complex is very impress and more stunning than we expected . It is worth the trip.

The buildings just glisten in the sunlight as if they are made of jewels. The complex is rather large. Each building is unique. Our photos don't do this place justice. We went two days in a row and were glad we saw it the first day when it was really sunny. The entire place sparkles.
Written March 14, 2020
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Niels S
Dear LibbyCi We really appreciate your review of our operated excursion into the realm of the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keo. It has been a pleasure reading that you enjoyed the awe and splendour of the former residence of the Rama King and the religious home of one of Thailand's most revered Buddha statues. The complex is indeed large enough to feel lost yet with us at the helm of guiding you through the realms of the former Royal Residence of the Kings of Thailand, your visit certainly would not have been the same. Once again, we appreciate reviewing our Grand Palace tour in a positive light and to highlight taking the dress code seriously for future visitors. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written March 16, 2020
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KenandMaxine B
Grapevine, TX231 contributions
Couples
If you enjoy a good walk, history, and architecture, then this is for you. We especially the antique chinoiserie stylings and the murals.

Take a water bottle. Stop in the ice cream shop to cool off.
Written March 4, 2020
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Niels S
Dear kenand We really appreciate your review of our operated excursion into the realm of the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keo. It has been a pleasure reading that you enjoyed the awe and splendour of the former residence of the Rama King and the religious home of one of Thailand's most revered Buddha statues. The comments you made about enjoying a good walk absolutely spot on! Not wearing proper shoes and following the strict dress code as outlined by Palace officials may result in not being able to enjoy the full extend of these royal grounds. Once again, we appreciate reviewing our Grand Palace tour in a positive light and to highlight this for future visitors. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written March 5, 2020
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cincykeller
Cincinnati, OH457 contributions
We toured the Grand Palace as part of a private tour. It is beautiful and ornate. It can be very crowded and very hot but it is worth all of that to see it in person.
Written December 21, 2019
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Niels S
Dear trooper We really appreciate your review of our operated excursion into the realm of the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keo. It has been a pleasure reading that you enjoyed the awe and splendour of the former residence of the Rama King and the religious home of one of Thailand's most revered Buddha statues. Once again, we appreciate reviewing our Grand Palace tour in a positive light. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written January 3, 2020
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Alan lee
4 contributions
Family
Best time to visit is in the morning because the entrance fee of 500 baht are inclusive of 3 events. First entrance to the wat, grand palace and the most that people may missed is the khon masked dance performance at the sala chalemkhrung theater which run at 1pm.Spend your time at the first 2 events by 11.30 a.m and exit to the free shuttle bus service to the theater at 12 noon. They have sign advising the free shuttle.One more important thing is the khon masked run on weekdays only.
Written December 11, 2019
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Niels S
Dear Budget We really appreciate your review of our operated excursion into the realm of the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keo. It has been a pleasure reading that you enjoyed the awe and splendour of the former residence of the Rama King and the religious home of one of Thailand's most revered Buddha statues. Once again, we appreciate reviewing our Grand Palace tour in a positive light and to highlight this secret activity for future visitors. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written December 13, 2019
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Robert C
Scottish Highlands, UK22 contributions
Wow , you will need a couple of days for this one. 500 Baht to get in but such a lot to see.
Once you have "run the gauntlet" of all the hoards of businesses and long tail boat owners all wanting your trade , not always honestly. One told ur that the Palace did not open until one o clock so time for a trip on his boat. Thought it odd to be closed as thousands were pouring in. As you will know , after your first day in Bangkok , you get very wary of being hounded , being a western tourist you are seen as an easy lucrative target.
Anyway, back to the Royal Palace, so much to see your eyes can hardly believe it.
Thoroughly recommended , as well as the usual stunning Thai gold encrusted temple buildings their are museums and official buildings within this huge area to be visited. Always busy though
We traveled up river from The Orchid Sheraton/ River City catching the orange flag river boats from Pier 3 and at only 15 Baht per journey, how can you go wrong.
Used these boats a lot and its 15 Baht if its one stop or twenty.
Written December 10, 2019
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Niels S
Dear Robadina We really appreciate your review of our operated excursion into the realm of the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keo. It has been a pleasure reading that you enjoyed the awe and splendour of the former residence of the Rama King and the religious home of one of Thailand's most revered Buddha statues. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written December 10, 2019
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Sofia C
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions
The historical location is a must-seen and the guide was very available to explain, clarify and even take multiple pictures of us in the very best locations! Recommended!
Written November 22, 2019
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Niels S
Dear Sofia C We really appreciate your review of our operated excursion into the realm of the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keo. It has been a pleasure reading that you enjoyed the awe and splendour of the former residence of the Rama King and the religious home of one of Thailand's most revered Buddha statues. We are certain that your images will remain as wonderful mementos for your Bangkok stay! With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written November 24, 2019
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Susan B
Denver, CO5 contributions
Be sure to follow guidelines for dress code....shawls won't work, ladies. You must have sleeves!!

Other than that snag, it is a beautiful place to visit. The architecture is very impressive!
Written November 5, 2019
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Niels S
Dear Susan B We really appreciate your review of our operated excursion into the realm of the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keo. It has been a pleasure reading that you enjoyed the awe and splendour of the former residence of the Rama King and the religious home of one of Thailand's most revered Buddha statues. The comments you made about the dress code are absolutely spot on! Not honouring the strict dress code as outlined by Palace officials may result in denied entry or purchasing additional clothing. Once again, we appreciate reviewing our Grand Palace tour in a positive light and to highlight taking the dress code seriously for future visitors. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written November 6, 2019
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johnsamlucy
Frimley Green, UK71 contributions
This is a very interesting place lots of history and you will need to take your camera.. a really good place to spend a couple of hours at least
Written November 4, 2019
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Niels S
Dear Johnsa We really appreciate your review of our operated excursion into the realm of the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keo. It has been a pleasure reading that you enjoyed the awe and splendour of the former residence of the Rama King and the religious home of one of Thailand's most revered Buddha statues. The comments you made about the dress code are absolutely spot on! You certainly can get lost here and for photo enthusiasts, it is paradise! Once again, we appreciate reviewing our Grand Palace tour in a positive light for future visitors. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written November 8, 2019
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