Bangkok In Motion: City Highlights Tour By Skytrain, Boat, And Tuk-Tuk

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7am for early morning tour 8am for regular tour
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Surcharges apply for pickup and/or drop-off from hotels at/near Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point around 5pm
  • 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.

Overview

This full-day tour takes you to city highlights via public transport: skytrain, 'tuk tuk' (motorized rickshaw), public boat on the Chao phraya river and shuttle boat via a historical klong (canal). Visit Wat Pho, home of the Reclining buddha, and the nearby Grand palace with its revered Emerald Buddha. Continue to Ban Batra Alley for monks alms bowls making and the Jim thompson house, with the option of joining your guide for an early morning stroll in Lumpini park. Receive personal attention on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.

Highlights

All entrance fees included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Get inside tips from a local

Great overview and orientation of the city

Includes free admission to top local attractions

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Led by a local guide

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Tour Bangkok exclusively by public transportation and experience the Thai capital from a different point of view!

Option 1: Early Morning Walk in Lumpini park plus Full-Day TourYour guide meets you at your city hotel in the early morning for a walk to Lumpini park. Take a stroll through Bangkoks Central Park for an authentic glimpse of local life, and watch groups doing their morning exercises, including tai chi, yoga and aerobic dance. Enjoy the greenery, against a backdrop of skyscrapers in the heart of Thailands metropolis, before continuing your full-day tour by public transportation.' (See full-day tour option for details.)

Option 2: Full-Day Tour without Morning WalkIf you didn't rise extra early for your optional walk, meet your guide at your hotel in the morning. Start your day of sightseeing with a stroll to the nearest station of the Bangkok Mass Transit System, commonly known as the BTS or skytrain.

Your short ride by skytrain offers the best views of Bangkoks downtown en route to the terminal station of Saphan taksin, located on the banks of the Chao phraya river. Here, board a public boat to Tha Thien pier where you disembark to visit Wat Pho, the temple of the Reclining buddha. Marvel at Bangkoks largest Buddha statue, which reaches 150 feet (46 meters) in length.

Follow up with a visit to the Grand palace, Thailands most famous royal monument that was once the official home of the kings of Siam. Housed within the ornate Wat phra kaew youll find the most revered Buddha image in Thailand: the Emerald Buddha.

Enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant near the palace before venturing on foot or tuk tuk to Soi Ban Batra, where a handicraft family is famed for the art making monks alms bowls and selling them. Then head back to Ratchadamnoen Avenue, a historic road referred to as the Thai Champs Elyses, where youll get in another tuk tuk to reach the historical klong, Saen Saeb.

Board the klongs commuter shuttle for a boat ride across Bangkok to the west. Disembark for a short walk from the Ratchathewi boat station to visit the Jim thompson house, a museum located in the former home of the Thai Silk Company's founder. The complex boasts six traditional Thai-style houses built of teak, and features a fine collection of arts and antiques.

After your visit, youll have the opportunity to stay and shop in one of the five large shopping complexes in the area Mbk, Siam square, Siam Center, Siam discovery and Siam paragon or simply return to your hotel by skytrain, accompanied by your guide.

Inclusions

Meet-and-greet service at your hotel

Professional English Speaking Guide

All entrance fees

Fare for all methods of public transportation used on this tour

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Appropriate clothing which covers the shoulders and knees is required before entering the Grand Palace. Travelers also have the option to rent clothing on-site

Please Note: Surcharges apply for pickup and/or drop-off from hotels at/near Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Aug-2018

    Sally was our guide for this tour
    She was waiting outside our accommodation and found out we were she was to be our exclusive guide
    We headed for the BTS National Stadium and caught the train to the river
    Boarded a ferry to the grand palace and the onto the reclining Buddha
    We had lunch as well at our expense before taking tuktuk and river boat to Jim Thompson house which coincidentally was in the same street as our accommodation
    Sally was a great guide - very knowledgeable.
    Totally recommend if you do to want to sit in a bus or van and wait in traffic. We loved it

  • 20-Aug-2018

    Sally was our guide for this tour
    She was waiting outside our accommodation and found out we were she was to be our exclusive guide
    We headed for the BTS National Stadium and caught the train to the river
    Boarded a ferry to the grand palace and the onto the reclining Buddha
    We had lunch as well at our expense before taking tuktuk and river boat to Jim Thompson house which coincidentally was in the same street as our accommodation
    Sally was a great guide - very knowledgeable.
    Totally recommend if you do to want to sit in a bus or van and wait in traffic. We loved it

  • 21-May-2018

    This tour was advertised as a full day tour. Our guide Tom arrived at our hotel 10 minutes late, not a problem and there was only my wife and I on the tour. We went to Limpini park via the BTS metro although Tom didn't seem aware that the park was our first stop. From there we went to the Grand Palace which was very impressive and fairly quiet. We also visited Wat Pho and the Jim Thompson House. We travelled by BTS skytrain, tuk-tuk, public boat and taxi when Tom felt it was too hot by tuk-tuk. Tom was knowledgeable although he did move quickly, so much so that having asked him to guide us to MBK centre, we were finished. It was 12:15. Although this is a good tour, I do not see that it needs a full day even with a bigger group. As such I think what we paid was very expensive for what we got.

  • 06-May-2018

    This turned out to be a private tour for may wife and me. Fabulous tour and wonderful guide. It was very hot that day and he was patient with us and let us travel at a pace we could handle. Learned so much about the kings of Bangkok and the temples. Transportation modes were great fun, could not have managed this on our own.

  • 21-Apr-2018

    The tour is immersive and the guide is very nice!! Perfect and private experience into the daily life of the city!

  • 14-Apr-2018

    Our tour guide was amazing, and it was fun to experience the city this way!

  • 25-Mar-2018

    Waist of money

  • 13-Mar-2018

    It is advertised as a full day tour but we were the only ones on it and it finished at 12.30. This messed up our last day in Bangkok as we had to check out of our hotel in the morning and were banking on spending the day out on the tour before flying home in the evening. We reckoned we would just have time for a meal between the end of the tour and leaving for the airport, but as it was we had to spend all afternoon hanging around with our luggage all packed away and no hotel room. Our guide Mary was very sweet and good but you should not advertise the tour as being a full day when it ended at 12.30.

  • 27-Feb-2018

    Worth more than 5 stars !! Was non- stop
    . Our guide Heri was so knowledgeable. We visited Lumpini park
    Grand palace
    Flower market
    Jim Thompson museum
    Siam square ... worth every penny ! Just brilliant x

  • 07-Feb-2018

    Good excursion and a lovely way to explore some of Bangkok's main sites. Our guide, Yin was very friendly and professional. We did not get to do the SkyTrain and did the underground metro train instead. The use of public transportation is a very good option because Bangkok's traffic is very congested. Our group of four elected to leave out the flower market. The restaurant that our guide took us to for an early lunch was incredible. Best food of all our time in Bangkok. There is quite a bit of walking on this tour but you do take tuk tuks in some places. The Jim Thompson tour and the temples are really worth seeing. The temples are really crowded but absolutely worth seeing. Our guide also pointed out good shopping spots which was really great. I don't think this tour needs to start at 8am though. 9am would be fine.

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