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Royal Grand Palace and Bangkok Temples: Half Day Tour
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Royal Grand Palace and Bangkok Temples: Half Day Tour

By InnViaggi Asia
Recommended by 91% of travelers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Discover some of Bangkok’s top cultural sights on a half-day private tour of the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Traimit. Get a great overview of traditional Thai architecture from royal to religious, while beating the heat by traveling in a climate-controlled minivan. All entrance fees are included, along with convenient pickup and drop-off at Bangkok hotels.
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Ages 5-75
Duration: 4–5 hours
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Highlights
  • Get your bearings in Bangkok's historic center while ticking off city highlights
  • Explore the city in a climate-controlled vehicle to cool off from city heat
  • Mix culture and history for a great introduction to Bangkok
  • A private guide ensures a personalized experience

  • Professional local guide and driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
  • Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra Chetuphon
What's not included
  • Food and drinks

Meet a private driver at your hotel and then make the first stop of the day at the Grand Palace, a complex of buildings, courtyards, and temples that are still used by Thailand's royalty. Follow in the footsteps of Siamese kings and queens as you stroll through the funeral and coronation halls, and visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Just next door is Wat Pho, among the city’s oldest temples, where you’ll find more than 1,000 images of the Buddha surrounded by shrines and sacred trees. From there, continue to Wat Traimit temple, where a solid-gold Buddha, hidden for centuries beneath a plaster disguise, was rediscovered in the 1950s. After a morning of royal Siamese architecture and Buddhist temples, this tour concludes with return transfer to your departure point.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • 1.Pick up time is 8.00 am We pick-up client from all Hotels inside Bangkok city center . We provide pick-up from Airport Hotels with additional cost . 2. booking has made after 20.30 pm (thai local time ) pick up time will be 12.30. pm
    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
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30727P5

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Dress code is formal (trousers, jeans or long knee-length skirt are permitted)
        • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • Hotel name for pick up please put in a specail request title
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

        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: 30727P5

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        • InnViaggi Asia
          434
          Bangkok, Thailand
          Joined in March 2016
        • danielemK150BM
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          🇬🇧 WORST EXPERIENCE EVER - 🇮🇹 PEGGIORE ESPERIENZA DI SEMPRE
          🇬🇧 Our trip to Thailand in early January was an absolute nightmare, and I cannot express enough disappointment. Let's start with the hotels: they were of the lowest quality, miles away from the enticing pictures we had seen online. The rooms were dirty and poorly maintained, with bathrooms leaving much to be desired. The air conditioning didn't work properly, leaving us with sleepless nights in hot and stuffy environments. But the real low blow came with the organized tours. They were chaotic, with groups so crowded that it was impossible to enjoy the attractions. The organizers seemed totally incapable of managing the situation, leaving us at the mercy of confusion and frustration. Viviana, Alessandro, and Andrea, our travel liaisons, were practically unreachable. There was no assistance from them, and when we finally managed to get in touch, they treated us with rudeness and indifference. We spent several days without receiving any response from them, leaving us completely abandoned and unsupported. The accommodations were equally disappointing. In addition to the poor cleanliness, we were faced with a neglected and unwelcoming environment. The organizers, instead of solving the problems, seemed more interested in making us feel uncomfortable, with rude and uncooperative attitudes. In conclusion, I would never recommend anyone to go through such an experience. It was a complete waste of time, money, and energy. I sincerely hope that the agency takes serious steps to improve its services, otherwise, they risk losing the trust of their customers permanently. 🇮🇹 Il nostro viaggio in Thailandia all'inizio di gennaio è stato un autentico incubo, e non riesco a esprimerne abbastanza delusione. Partiamo dagli alberghi: erano di bassissimo livello, lontani anni luce dalle foto accattivanti che avevamo visto online. Le camere erano sporche e poco curate, con servizi igienici che lasciavano molto a desiderare. L'aria condizionata non funzionava adeguatamente, facendoci trascorrere notti insonni in ambienti torridi e oppressivi. Ma il vero colpo basso è arrivato con le gite organizzate. Erano un vero caos, con gruppi talmente affollati da rendere impossibile godersi le attrazioni. Gli organizzatori sembravano totalmente incapaci di gestire la situazione, lasciandoci alla mercé della confusione e della frustrazione. Viviana, Alessandro e Andrea, i nostri referenti di viaggio, erano praticamente irreperibili. Non c'era alcuna assistenza da parte loro, e quando finalmente riuscivamo a metterci in contatto, ci trattavano con maleducazione e disinteresse. Abbiamo trascorso diversi giorni senza ricevere alcuna risposta dalle loro parte, lasciandoci completamente abbandonati e senza supporto. Le strutture che ci ospitavano erano altrettanto deludenti. Oltre alla scarsa pulizia, ci siamo trovati di fronte a un ambiente trascurato e poco accogliente. Gli organizzatori, invece di risolvere i problemi, sembravano più interessati a farci sentire a disagio, con atteggiamenti maleducati e poco collaborativi. In conclusione, non consiglierei mai a nessuno di vivere un'esperienza simile. È stato un vero spreco di tempo, denaro ed energia. Spero sinceramente che l'agenzia prenda seri provvedimenti per migliorare i propri servizi, altrimenti rischiano di perdere definitivamente la fiducia dei propri clienti.
          Written April 27, 2024
        • TherealRochelle
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hunterwhite from the USA
          Very cool experience. Our host surina was very knowledgeable & sweet! The driver was also safe & fast. Breakfast was available at the pickup spot for purchase! Luch was goood at the Floating market. Very good place for siteseeing and pictures.
          Written November 24, 2023
        • Ulrich92223
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Half Day Excursion to Railway and Floating Market
          Had dedicated car to / from Bangkok. About a 90 minute drive. Drive was relaxing thanks to the driver’s professional operation. Mrs.Joyfully, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and a pleasure! Stopped at Meklong Railway Market. Wide variety market. Rather colorful. Stuff seems to be cheaper compared to floating market. If one is only concerned with a train ride and the railway market, it is rather cheap just to take a round trip ticket from Bangkok to Meklong. The train stops for 30 minutes in Meklong which is just enough time to stroll up and down the market once, or one takes the next train back about three hours later. Educational the stop at the coconut flower sugar manufacturing place concerning how to manufacture a different type of sugar. The stop at the Chang Peak Camp with Elefant and tame “tiger” although interesting was not too much of our liking due to keeping such magnificent animals in close areas although it seems they make an effort to make them as comfortable as possible under the circumstances. The floating market was certainly different. Different food and tourist stuff. Very colorful. Need to bargain a lot to meet pricing comparable to railway market. We were very happy with the non-motor boat ride. Slower, much more tranquil, quieter, more time to observe. Certainly recommended over a noisy motorized boat. Very nice experience lasting almost an hour. The excursion started with a 7am pickup and 2pm drop-off at our hotel. We /Joyfully purchased delicious fruit snacks during the day. No negative aspects or concerns of any kind.
          Written June 13, 2023
        • Happiness16160
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour
          We had a very good tour, it was full of exciting stuff and the tour lady Mrs. Oddi was great, speaks good English and very helpful and has lots of knowledge. I do recommend this tour
          Written December 9, 2022
        • ciaranbrennan
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Terrible experience
          Very disappointed with experience. I was informed less than 24 hours before the tour that it was cancelled and did not receive any response to numerous calls and messages. Still waiting on refund and response to me messages.
          Written April 14, 2022
        • 137michaelc137
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exploring the Floating Market and More
          Great overall experience-a must do while visiting Bangkok. Pickup at the hotel was great. Comfortable transport to and from the markets. Oddi was a great guide who communicated well, helped us navigate the markets, and provided excellent information on Thai history and culture. We got an extra stop at a Coconut plantation. The boat trip through the floating market was a lot of fun. Sorry for the impacts of the pandemic as there were not many tourists in the area. The coconut pancakes are a must try. The railroad market is a busy Asian market with an interesting twist - the train drives right through the middle. It is interesting to see all the ship owners move their goods out of the way and then back again when the train passes.
          Written March 23, 2022
        • noell950
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous day and made me decide to live here and get out of the UK
          We let the tour go on without us. We sat in a cafe in the temple grounds, had coffee, and as my friend is Thai, we went to speak with some of the monks. It was a fab day all round
          Written July 12, 2020
        • Guido S
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Paid but received nothing
          Even after repeated inquiries, we haven't received the pick-up time and the pick-up location. we were therefore unable to take part in the tour. nevertheless the refund was refused.
          Written February 8, 2020
        • DanielasQ598OKP
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          The worst tour ever
          I like traveling and also doing tours This was by far the worst: Grand Palace and temples in Bangkok half day. Not due to crowd or heat but due to the tour guide: unprofessional, making cheap jokes insulting different people and cultures such as Jews, Muslims or Japanese and expressing his limited belief regarding gender or sexuality Such a pity! To be avoided
          Written December 26, 2019
        • Lewis D
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Temple of the Golden Buddha
          This is one of the most magnificent and majestic images of the Buddha in south east asia. The temple's architecture is simply astonishing and presents a stellar enshrined place for the Buddha. I highly recommend enthusiastic tourists to visit this awesome temple.
          Written December 25, 2019
        • titi200937
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour!!!
          We enjoyed the tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Thai culture. We will recommend this tours to our friends.
          Written December 15, 2019
        • Lisa S
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great idea in theory!
          Booked this tour as had already been to Bangkok last year but when here did not get the opportunity to see everything I wanted to and being able to choose where to go was ideal (or so I though)... I wanted to go to Yaowarat and we did go but felt like my guide just wanted to rush through the visit there, I also wanted to go to Khao SAN road and was told you don’t want to go there, that is for young people’ Well I did want to go there, if only to see it and booked the tour with that a firm choice on my itinerary... instead I was taken to the flower market... I still wonder if I was taken there purely because the guide wanted to go there... and finally I was taken to Pratunam market, which was ok, but felt that I couldn’t barter and at this point was so disappointed I left early and came back to my hotel.
          Written December 4, 2019
        • Randall H
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Useless
          Booked through viatour. Our tour guide was completely useless and not a great English speaker. I appreciate that they were able to accommodate some schedule changes we had due to traffic from hua hin to Bangkok but I was extremely disappointed in the detail and info provided by our tour guide. We could have done every single activity by ourselves in a similar amount of time. Our guide provided no history, no detail, no value to our experience and essentially could have been replaced with a chauffeur. Maybe we were constrained by traffic and other timings beyond my understanding but I also googled some of the outrageous claims our tour guide made and they seemed to be made up on the spot. I hate to speak ill of someone but I feel that we were scammed. I’m not the type to give bad reviews but in this case I felt I had to warn other travelers that they’re in for an experience... but not the one they’re looking for. What a waste of our only afternoon in Bangkok. On the positive side we got a few pictures.
          Written November 29, 2019
        • anniew825
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Meklong Railway Market
          Don't give a miss in a 25 mins train ride from Ba Na Kwang station to Meklong Train Market. It was a fabulous ride till the end. While reaching the market you are able to catch the people scattering to safety and vendor closing their canvas shelters and storing their stocks away from the track to allow the train pass. If u are able to go to back of the train you have a better vision of what's happening after the train passes, vendors will put up their canvas shelters again and business resume immediately
          Written November 14, 2019
        • dxmedia
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour of Bangkok
          We only had 2 full days in Bangkok and wanted to see quite a lot so booked this trip and it included most of the things we wanted to see. We were ready early so decided to head to the lobby to wait which was great timing as our guide was also early and we were able to set off before the scheduled pick up time. The trip included the Grand Palace, Golden Buddha and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and our guide was very knowledgeable and really informative which helped us to get more out of the day than had we ventured out on our own. Booking a Sunday and being there early also meant that some of the roads were quieter and we were able to get around quite easily. Our driver was great and kept us stocked up with bottled water. For lunch we ate at one of the food courts near our hotel so only had a couple of minutes walk back. If you've not been to Bangkok before I'd definitely recommend this trip, it's so much easier than navigating your own way round and the guide really helps to get the most out of what you're seeing.
          Written August 11, 2019
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        charlie a
        Kilwinning, UK385 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2022
        Despite really looking forward to this trip, we were left disappointed. Especially having paid premium rate for a private tour with English speaking guide.
        The guide turned up on time as requested however, she had very limited English and was really difficult to understand. This was disappointing as we were desperate to get some narrative on customs and culture as well as seeing the sights.
        The temples we visited were really impressive and we enjoyed that aspect, although some background and history would have helped.
        The guide's English dramatically improved when we were persuaded to do her a favour and go to a 'shop' for a quick visit before heading back to the hotel. This turned out to be a gems factory with presentation and hard sell. Clearly she was on commission to bring us.
        Wouldn't use this company again.
        Written November 15, 2022
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        Dear Customer, we are really sorry for the behavior of the guide but probably our best guides weren't available that day. In any case, we will try to understand which guide accompanied you on the day of the excursion and I assure you that she will no longer work with us. Thank you for reporting the problem to us, if you decide to use our services again we will offer you a discount. Best regards
        Written November 15, 2022
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        Tyler H
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2023 • Couples
        This was the perfect way to start our time in Bangkok. It was a great way to get to see the major highlights of the city relatively quickly. Our tour guide Joy was such a delight and was so knowledgeable about the history of the city, country, and our particular sites. I would recommend this excursion to anybody visiting Bangkok!
        Written May 10, 2023
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        Jude M
        Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates63 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Couples
        This was an excellent tour we were promptly picked up by our guide Jodi, who then took us in a car to each of the infamous temples. We started with the golden Buddha temple, followed by the emerald Buddha and grand palace then finishing of with the laying Buddha temple. Jodi was very informative and explained to us the great history of each of the places and took several pictures for us. The pick up car is excellent equipped with water which is good because it got quite hot. But this is a great way to see all the cultural sites in Bangkok. Highly recommended for couples.
        Written July 7, 2023
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        Pauline K
        Ringwood, UK44 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Couples
        Organised through our tour operator TUI we went on a small group tour which is definitely worth paying the extra for. Fantastic organisation with a great guide and taxi drop off and pick up always on time. Extremely hot so don't forget your hats and water (always available though) but the sights are simply stunning, unforgettable excursion.
        Written April 1, 2024
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        Brian H
        Bemidji, MN3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Couples
        Our guide was personable and enthusiastic. The attention to Buddhist practices was much appreciated. The extra cost of a private tour was worth it for the chance to experience the sites at a relaxed pace without worrying about holding up a group.
        Written January 19, 2023
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        Connor C
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Couples
        Our tour guide Oddi was absolutely amazing. We learned so much from her and you can really tell she loves her job, her culture, and her country. Would highly recommend this tour and even higher recommendation for Oddi! We learned so much! Thank you!
        Written June 7, 2023
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        NorthStar770102
        2 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Couples
        We were picked up on time in a nice clean car, everything was well organised and the driver was always there to pick us up from viewing each site.
        Visited the Palace, laying down budda and solid gold budda.

        Susi gave us a thorough description of everything we saw, she was very knowledgable & informative and took lots of photos for us.
        Written November 7, 2023
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        docpainter
        Minneapolis, MN40 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023
        Our guide Oddi was very responsive to our unique interests. The half day at Grand Palace and 3 other temples was just the right amount of time as it all quite overwhelming. Her english is excellent and the balance of historical detail and human interest stories was just right. At the grand place, she showed us how to fold lotus petals for our offering to the Buddha. We ended up booking another tour with her a couple days later to cover exactly what we wanted to see, the rail and floating market, shopping for clothes, and visit to (apparently) last place in Bangkok to make alms bowls. Oddi is a treasure.
        Written March 15, 2023
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        Simon W
        Bolton, UK60 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        A really impressive place to see and visit and our guide was great. The buildings are amazing. However when we went it was overcrowded and impossible to really appreciate the splendour of the palace. The only way to combat this would be to limit daily visitors. But it is a beautiful place just go when quiet if possible.

        Be aware that men and women must have full leg and shoulders covered and no mid rifs showing. Ladies, wear something with sleeves as a wrap or scarf isn't acceptable.
        Written January 27, 2024
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        justpumpitlouder
        Las Vegas, NV134 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Friends
        This was one of my favorite tours in Thailand. It was a private tour, so my friend and I spent the day with our tour guide solo. She knew so much about the temples, it was amazing. Everything was so beautiful. You’ll be doing a lot of walking and it’s hot, so wear something comfortable and light— but remember, you have to wear pants and cover your shoulders in the temple. The temple guards enforce those rules. During this tour, our guide took the time to get to know us, thoroughly explained everything, bought us flowers and incense to leave at the temple, bought us water and Thai iced tea, she even helped push some rude tourists out of the way for us! She was amazing, this tour was worth every single penny and then some! The guide even helped me get better angles for my pictures! What more can you ask for? The transfer was also easy and flawless. I am so glad I did this tour— if you’re on the fence, do book this tour, you’ll learn so much and feel like a VIP all day. I’m going to be thinking about this tour for a long time (in a good way). One of the best tour guides I’ve ever had TBH.
        Written April 27, 2023
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