Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge On The River Kwai From Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your hotel is not identified in the hotel list provided:
    Please feel free to provide us your Bangkok city center hotel address. Upon completion of the booking, we .. read more
  • 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

Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai on this thorough private tour from Bangkok. The beginning of the Death Railway (also known as the Burma Railway), the famous bridge that spans Thailands River Kwai is a poignant reminder of the thousands of prisoners of war and forced laborers who lost their lives during the construction of the railway in World War Two. With a private guide, visit the bridge, the JEATH War Museum and Allied War Grave, and take a long-tailed boat ride on the river. Lunch is included.

Highlights

Instant Confirmation

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Lunch included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Moving and memorable sums up your private Bridge on the River Kwai tour from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, 80 miles (130 km) west of the city. The Thai province is an agricultural area, with sugar-cane fields, rice paddies and pineapple plantations all forming significant portions of the rural landscape.

The famous bridge, which marks the beginning of the Death Railway, is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced laborers who lost their lives while building the railway during World War Two. The construction 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 to Rangoon, Burma (aka Myanmar), in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Thousands of POWs and laborers died in the process.

During your tour with a private guide, visit one of the Allied War Grave cemeteries before visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period. A long-tailed speedboat ride will then take you up the river to the bridge itself, where you have ample time to explore at your leisure. A ride on a local train is also included before returning to Bangkok.

Inclusions

Transport by private vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)

Local guide

Lunch

Local train ride

Long-tail speedboat ride

Entrance fees

Exclusions

Gratuities (optional)

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible

Restroom facilities available

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Dec-2019

    Very educational tour; sobering to visit the graves and see photos of true conditions in the camps. Our guide was professional and knowledgeable.

  • 18-Nov-2019

    Bangkok traffic is so horrific that you see approximately four hours worth of "stuff" and six hours worth of driving.

    The museum and train ride are very interesting. Our tour guide's command of English was not great, so he was not all that helpful in explaining things or offering history (fortunately we knew the history), but it was nice to have someone lead the way for us. He was kind enough to make sure my lunch was gluten-free, as requested. So, yes, worth doing, but be prepared and bring a book to read during the traffic jams.

  • 13-Nov-2019

    Excellent trip with a knowledgeable and helpful guide. Also the driver was excellent.
    My only criticism was that the lunch was too westernised. The location was beautiful and the service great but the food, described as Thai food, was very basic and uninteresting (nothing like Thai).

  • 30-Sep-2019

    The Tour guide very pleasant person besides guided me he was a good personality he was entertaining us with his wonderful voice

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This is well worth the car time to get there (about 2.5-3hours each way). You have nice, however not too long, river ride to the bridge, then the train ride. Guide was helpful in explaining the history.

  • 23-Apr-2019

    Guide was good, driver was good. However to drive from Bangkok, see all the stuff included made the trip feel a bit rushed.

  • 19-Nov-2018

    Guide and driver excellent! Guide very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot on trip there and back from Bangkok to River Quai. Buffet lunch more than adequate. Fabulous day out!

  • 19-Nov-2018

    It was an interesting historical tour. The tour guide was quite experienced in doing a good introduction of the tour. Takes good care of us throughout the trip. A big thank you to her!

  • 22-Oct-2018

    Tiny our guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She not only knew about our tour to River Kwai but was a wealth of information on Bangkok and Thailand in general. Thank you Tiny for a great day. We also had a great driver, thank you both for an enjoyable day.Ellen and shane

  • 12-May-2018

    This tour was very interesting. Growing up in America we never realized that Thailan played a role in World War II and that there was a bridge that was built during this time frame. While it was very sad, it was nice to see and learn about this history that affected and killed so many people. The train ride was beautiful.

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