Bridge On The River Kwai And Thailand-Burma Railway Tour - Kanchanaburi

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Narai Hotel, 222 Si Lom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We Pick up from all hotels in the city center of Bangkok.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • 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

Kanchanaburi's famous Bridge on the River Kwai and the beginning of the Death Railway is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. This full day guided tour from Bangkok also includes a visit to the war museum and the opportunity to ride a local train.

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Rail Tour

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Lunch included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Fascinating, nostalgic and memorable sums up this full day tour to Kanchanaburi, 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok. The province itself is an agricultural area with sugar cane, rice paddies and pineapple plantations all forming significant portions of the stunning Thai rural landscape. Whether a war buff or rail enthusiast, everyone has a different reason to see this symbolic bridge.

The famous bridge and the beginning of the 'Death Railway', which lies 1 mile outside the town of Kanchanaburi, is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. The building of the bridge in 1943 was one part of a huge Japanese wartime project to link existing Thai and Burmese railway lines to create a direct route from Bangkok, Thailand to Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Thousands of POW's and laborers died in the process. During your tour a visit will be made to one of the Allied War Grave cemeteries (often an emotional experience) before visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period.

An exhilarating long tailed speed boat ride will then take you down river to the famous bridge itself where you have ample time to explore at your own leisure. A ride on a local train is also included before returning to Bangkok city.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)

Air-conditioned vehicle

Local guide

Speed boat ride

Ride on a local train

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Entry/Admission - JEATH War Museum

Entry/Admission - River Kwai

Entry/Admission - Bridge Over the River Kwai

Entry/Admission - Burma-Thai Railway

Entry/Admission - Tour East

Exclusions

Beverages

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible

Restroom facilities available

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

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.

Optional extras on train - approx. 200baht for upgrade on train which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus cold towel, drinking water OR approx. 300baht for upgrade on train which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus tea/coffee, drinking water, cold towel and certificate.

Wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Feb-2020

    It’s a long drive out and a long drive back but well worth the journey. Tour guide was very experienced and knowledgeable. Very moving day.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    The whole day was great with Jenny. She made sure we saw all the highlights, explained everything clearly, made sure we were comfortable and was a delight. Her English was excellent.

  • 19-Feb-2020

    Our guide Suki took very good care of us. He was knowledgeable with the history of the Death Railway and the Bridge over the river Kwai. The experience was very good. The long boat ride was very entertaining. The train trip was nice through the countryside. We got to see Thailand from a difference perspective. The lunch at the end was delicious. Our group was small and we all enjoyed the trip, the company and the experience. I highly recommend this trip.

  • 14-Feb-2020

    Our tour guide was amazing! We had a wonderful excursion, full of amazing facts, lots of sights, and photo opportunities. Our tour guide shared so many pertinent facts about Thailand with us and offered to take countless photos. She was so kind. Our tour bus driver was very patient and safe and quick with driving. The tour overall was amazing. We learned so much and indulged in moments of history.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    Despite the long journey from Bangkok (and back) the experience of being at the bridge over the river Kwai was quite emotional. The train ride and visiting the Commonwealth War Cemetery gave an added sense of occasion.
    Would have like to have lingered a little longer to remember those FEPOWs whose lives were cut short on the death railway. Quite memorable!

  • 07-Feb-2020

    Train ride was just how you imagine and the boat ride was great also. Great experience, a real shame though you don’t get to travel back on train and boat that would make it even better. The drive is very long on return my only criticism.

  • 29-Jan-2020

    Our guide, June, (the Boss 😁) was very caretaking and did everything for us so we could enjoy the trip !

  • 29-Jan-2020

    Well run tour. A long day however. Guide resourceful when the train part had to be rearranged. Would have liked more, and clearer commentary on the way out.

  • 20-Jan-2020

    glad tour happened and was able to see bridge - learned some history and enjoyed the train ride - be prepared to be in van for awhile

  • 09-Jan-2020

    If you are interested in WWII history this is a great tour. Seeing the famous bridge and riding the Death Railway was an outstanding experience.

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