Bangkok Shore Excursion: Private Grand Palace And Buddhist Temples Tour

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Overview

After your cruise ship docks in the port of Bangkok, embark on a private shore excursion to the magnificent Grand Palace and visit four spectacular Buddhist temples. Youll be awed by the stunning beauty of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and Wat Benchamabophit (the Marble Temple). Your full-day city sightseeing tour by private vehicle includes lunch and commentary by an expert local guide.

Highlights

  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Begin your shore excursion of Bangkok at the Grand Palace, a must-see destination for all visitors in this fascinating city. Your guide will drive you by private, air conditioned vehicle to the Grand Palace, once the official home for the royal families of Siam, and take you on a private tour of the palace complex.

As you explore the Royal Funeral Hall and the Royal Coronation Hall, admire some of Thailand’s best examples of Buddhist sculpture and decorative art, as well as traditional Thai architecture mixed with European design.

Next, visit the ornately designed Wat Phra Kaew, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, a sacred Buddhist temple located deep within the Grand Palace grounds. Inside, be awed by Thailand’s most revered Buddha image, sculpted in the 14th century from a single piece of Jade to sit just over 2 feet (0.6 meters) tall in a magnificent shrine.

After a stop for lunch, your private guide will take you on a city sightseeing tour that includes three of Bangkok’s 26,000 distinguished wats (temples). Visit Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha, whose statue is made from solid gold weighing more than 12,000 pounds (5.5 tons). Learn how this fine example of Sukhothai-style art was discovered inside a layer of stucco plaster during construction of the temple.

Pass through Chinatown on your way to your next stop, Wat Pho, Temple of the Reclining Buddha – Bangkok’s largest and oldest temple. At 150 feet (46 meters) in length and 49 feet (15 meters) high, this Buddha is also the largest in Bangkok.

Afterward, visit Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple, a magnificent monastery built from white Italian marble in the late 19th century, before your guide returns you back to the Bangkok port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Bangkok cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions for Bangkok Shore Excursion: Private Grand Palace And Buddhist Temples Tour

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions for Bangkok Shore Excursion: Private Grand Palace And Buddhist Temples Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Please note that it takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours one way between Laem Chabang and central Bangkok

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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11 reviews by the users

  • Excellent guide Manob I am not sure if is the right spelling, smart, funny. Everything you can expect from a tour guide and more. Perfect day

  • Quality Car and Driver with an amazing world class tour guide !!! The guide provided not only detailed information on each venue but a total picture of country,people and lifestyle.

  • Our guide Joe was ready and waiting for us as we got off the ship.
    We had a fabulous whistle stop day and managed to see more than we could have imagined in the few hours available to us.
    We could not have asked for more, we felt like V.I.P'S as we were escorted through the crowds.
    Joe was full of local knowledge and made our visit one we will never forget.
    It was so much more personal and enjoyable than joining 40 plus people on the coach trip organised by the ship.
    If we ever have the pleasure to return we will be contacting victor to arrange our excursions
    Two very happy ladies from Liverpool Jackie and Rita

  • Excellent guide who gave an excellent oversight and introduction to sights visits. Readily organised river cruise in addition to planned itinerary at our request . Great choice of restaurant selected for lunch
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  • Very good trip, car and guide ready and waiting as we came of the ship. Was definitely a very good way of seeing as much of the sites in one day as the driver dropped us off outside each site and the guide knew all the short cuts and fast tracks to seeing everything and told us everything we wanted to know. It was a real experience! Plus the meal at a restaurant on the banks of the river was very good and good quality. I would highly recommend. We were back at the port in plenty of time.

  • A great tour. So much better having a private tour than being herded around by a cruise tour. Our guide Tan was very helpful and knowledgeable and also ensured we were hydrated by handing out cold water at every site.
    Really pleased we did this tour.

  • our guide was well informed and took us to Bangkok, however it was a long transfer but worth the effort, it would have been a shame to miss the capital city. he showed us all the sights including the grand palace and ensured we arrived back to the ship on time. Enjoyable excursion

  • Guide was a fountain of knowledge in relation to the Grand Palace and temples we saw as well as making sure we were well hydrated with bottles of water and wet towelettes. nice Buffett lunch was included

  • The guide and driver met us at 8 AM, right on schedule. It was an hour and 1/2 drive into Bangkok, very comfortable car and the driver was careful if fast. The locations were amazing. I loved the Grand Palace and the Reclining Buddha the best but there was so much color and beauty there, that I didn't know what to take pictures of next. Since it was Dec. 31, it was incredibly crowded but still well worth seeing. The lunch was on a moored boat and was fine, not gourmet but not too hot for my tastes plus there was lots of variety.
    However, I will say that while the guide obviously loved his city and knew a lot of ways around the crowds, he didn't give us much information. With that long drive to and from the city, there was time to talk about history, culture, etc and he didn't seem to want to talk all that much. Our questions were answered with very short replies. He did seem surprised at how quickly we ate lunch (we didn't want to miss anything) and although he took us to the tourist shop, we didn't want to buy anything there (too expensive and touristy). I would have preferred going through one of the markets to get a flavor of the street life in Bangkok.
    I did fall in love with Bangkok and will come back someday and spend a lot more time here. Oh, and we got back in plenty of time so as not to miss the ship.
    All in all, although I would have liked more information, I was glad we went.

  • Great tour! Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Took pictures of us everywhere!! Took us to a good restaurant for lunch.

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