Bangkok Canals Cruise Including Grand Palace And Wat Arun

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    7:10 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Departs from your Bangkok city hotel (select hotels only)
    Depending on the number of people on this coach tour, you may be transferred from your hotel to a central departure point to begin this tou.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Tour concludes at Gems Gallery. Return shuttle service is available from Gems
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


On this sightseeing tour of Bangkok's canals (or khlongs, as they are known locally) you will travel by a motorized boat on the Chao phraya river to see the serene family homes and temples dotted along the waterways which inspired Bangkok's reference as the "Venice of the East". The canals around Bangkok serve as a natural highway for many local Thai people going about their everyday business, such as transporting their merchandise, in particular rice, to and from the rice fields.


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Great overview and orientation of the city

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

All entrance fees included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Hotel pickup included

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You'll be picked up from your centrally located Bangkok hotel and cruise along the canals of Bangkok. Your cruising tour will stop at the Temple of dawn, or Wat arun, which is one of the Bangkok's most iconic landmarks and the most famous of the more than 400 Buddhist temples and monasteries in the city.

It is then onto the Grand palace complex. This Grand palace complex includes the Temple of the emerald buddha (Wat phra kaew) which is unquestionably one of the wonders of the world today. Within its enormous grounds is the most exotic Buddhist temple and at the heart of the temple itself is a fabulous Buddha image, carved from one piece of Jade, which is the holiest and most revered of religious objects in Thailand today.


Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)

Local guide

Entry/Admission - Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace



Food and drinks

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Restroom facilities available

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation

Dress Code: There are strict dress codes for visiting the Grand Palace. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand's most sacred site. Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc.

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  • 11-Feb-2018


  • 30-Dec-2016

    Great trip with a fantastic tour guide. Khun Yelly was very knowledgable and incredibly sweet. She knew all of the good spots for photos, and even took time to teach our kids about everything, to include folding the lotus flowers for offerings. This tour included all of the highlights, and Yelly's expertise helped us navigate the temple entrances with ease. So much better than trying to do it ourselves. And glad we went in the morning, before it got too hot.

  • 05-Dec-2016

    This was a great tour. Was picked up on time and taken to the dock for boat cruise. The cruise was interesting in the sense that it showed me the reality of the day-to-day lives that people in Bangkok live. My tour guide was nice and I saw the Temple of the Emerald Buddha as well as the most important rooms in the Grand Palace. Wat Arun was a little steep to climb especially for a person with size 13 shoes going up was fine, but coming down I had to slide down on my butt since that was the most effective way. The tour guide was great at relaying to me the history of Bangkok and the cultural significance of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Overall, not to be missed!

  • 27-Sep-2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • 01-Jun-2016

    Have taken the tours with Viator while in Italy and this one was as expected, great guide and pickup and dropoff was easy. It was nice to have a personal guide going through the Grand Palace. He stood in line to purchase both tickets to each venue and was very informative. The canal cruise was a nice added touch to arriving at each of the venues. I would definitely recommend this tour. For the Grand Palace, check to make sure that there is no holiday the day after your tour, because they close the palace where the Emerald Buddha is located and we missed seeing it,

  • 30-May-2016

    This tour was fantastic the canal trip was great our guide was very knowledgeable, about
    bangkok and the palace. A must if it is your first time in Bangkok

  • 22-Mar-2016

    The palace was great, but we had a real problem understanding our guide's English. The canal cruise part of the tour was OK, but nothing special.

  • 06-Feb-2016

    The guide made us all to wait for half an hour in the Palace before taking the entry tickets which he could have arranged earlier to avoid the waiting.

  • 24-Jan-2016

    An exhilarating trip on the canal with some interesting sights. The temples were wonderful, but very crowded although our guide did exceptionally well

  • 19-Jan-2016

    Very good.

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