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Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

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Bangkok, Thailand

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

A Bangkok river cruise is a luxurious way to view main attractions—including the Grand Palace and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)—illuminated at night. During your Chao Phraya River dinner cruise, feast on a buffet of authentic Thai dishes while watching the lit-up city skyline pass by. Relax as the live band provides the ambiance.
  • Dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok
  • Enjoy a buffet of authentic Thai cuisine
  • See the illuminated silhouette of Wat Arun as you cruise slowly along the river
  • Take photos of the stunning Grand Palace lit up after dark
  • Romantic setting makes for a great date night!
  • Opt for hassle-free hotel transfers from central Bangkok
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only and with transfer option selected)
Cabaret Show & Thai Classical Dance & Live Music
Thai & International Buffet
Refreshment with Hot Coffee, Tea and Desserts
Welcome Drink
Gratuities
Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Silom Road, Thai Cultural Centre, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, Khaosan Road)
For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.

Departure Time

7:30 PM
Start your Chao Phraya River cruise with hotel pickup in central Bangkok, if you've selected this option. Your guide drives you to the waterfront and accompanies you aboard a luxurious riverboat for a leisurely dinner cruise on this major waterway. Otherwise meet at the pier.

Find a seat in the warmly furnished dining room, or head out to the deck to see the illuminated Bangkok skyline slip past. As the boat drifts along, your guide points out top landmarks lining the banks of the Chao Phraya; admire the 17th-century Temple of Dawn, known as Wat Arun, and see Bangkok’s famous Grand Palace—even more dazzling when lit up at night.

Treat yourself to the large buffet of Thai dishes and desserts, then settle down for dinner while you listen to a live band and other entertainers. 

After disembarking the boat, complete your excursion at your original departure point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Pass by one of Bangkok’s most famous riverfront landmarks — the Temple of Dawn, known as Wat Arun, a Buddhist temple that dates back to the 17th century
Pass By:  
The Grand Palace
Pass by one of Bangkok’s most famous riverfront landmarks — the Grand Palace, the official residence of the King of Thailand (and historically the King of Siam) since the late 1700s.
Pass By:  
Chao Phraya River
Cruise on the notorious river of kings one of the most famous rivers in Thailand and the only one which cuts Bangkok in 2, with its low alluvial plain forming the center of the country, before throwing itself into the Gulf of Thailand.
Pass By:  
Tour East
Pass by Tour East Thailand
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Rama VIII Bridge
Pass under the Bridge
Pass By:  
Royal Barges National Museum
Pass by the Museum
Pass By:  
Asiatique The Riverfront
Pass by Asiatique
Pass By:  
ICONSIAM
Pass By Icon Siam
Pass By:  
Phra Sumen Fort
Pass by Phra Sumen Fort
Pass By:  
Wat Rakang Kositaram
Pass By Wat Rakang Kositaram
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Restroom facilities are available
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking; failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour East Thailand

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The tables were reserved so didn’t get a window seat but you can walk around and take pictures." See review
  • "This could be a great way to see Bangkok by night from the river but better organisation on the wharf would help and maybe the entertainment could start earlier and then people could enjoy the sights" See review
  • "Expect a lot of pain before the cruise then a nice ride, food, and entertainment." See review

Reviews

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Disappointing Dinner Cruise
paiananth
, Feb 2020
This did not meet my expectation. I was hoping to see Bangkok by night with a leisurely dinner but it turned out to be a party trip. I did not join this to be part of a singing and dancing party. I could have done it for far less cost elsewhere in Bangkok.
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Bad service
Traveler52541227377
, Jan 2020
I was visiting Bangkok for the first time and decided to book a tour for a Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River and waited excited along with 4 other friends after this trip in the Hotel lobby for 2 hours after be picked but nobody from the company contacted us, I have sent a few emails to Viator and never received a feedback. There are bad manners not to reply on post that are sending to you even in the case of a complaint. I can not advise anyone to use this company after my experience in communicating with Viator
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A bit disappointing
peterdance2019
, Oct 2019
We were really looking forward to this trip, but were somewhat disappointed with the experience. Although late, out pickup was ok except for the driver having his family in the van with him. (I’m not sure whether this is allowed by the company though). The rest of the trip wasn’t the best. We had a terrible downpour of rain and there was a mini stampede to get on the boat because of this, meaning there was lots of pushing and shoving and no orderly que which we felt was unsafe being near open water. The buffet style food was mediocre and again, no organisation to how it was served meant that it was a free for all. Slough the food was plentiful, it wasn’t that tasty sadly. I’m hoping this was just a bad day for the company, as it really wasn’t the best advert for you.
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Fun and relaxing way to see Bangkok at night
Artzyguylou
, Oct 2019
This was a great way to see the temples all lit-up. The food was good and the entertainment ok. It was relaxing and enjoyable.
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Average at best
NomadicCharles
, Aug 2019
The cruise is chaotic. There are SO many people doing SO many cruises as to make it rather unpleasant. But the food is good, if somewhat hurried. You get the feeling that you are part of a process to push through as many people as possible, not the ideal way to spend a nice quiet evening meal in Bangkok.
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star-3
waiting time too long and was so hot and crowded
535bessie
, Aug 2019
should have more Thai food like mango stickers rice and more thai deserts. Entertainer was great, we have a chance to dance with the group and that brightens our day
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star-4
Value for Money but ...
Voyager34647266474
, Jun 2019
Really fun experience on board the dinner cruise. Pros: First, Food was good. Not many selection but the choice is good enough and it is indeed delicious. I really love the spicy shrimp soup and fresh steamed prawns too. They replenish fast too. Second, Entertainment was amazing! There was a mini band, singer, host, cabaret show with really gorgeous looking individuals, song and dance and the finale was a rounds of dance. Really amazing fun time there after the meals. Smoking area available and toilets are clean too. Thumbs up for these. The night view, unless you’re sitting along the window, you won’t be able to see the view largely. But you’re still able to see it. Cons: No line for entering the cruise. It was messy. Everyone pushing one another to get to the entrance. What could be done better to solve this, probably, having neat lines to board the cruise which is safer too. Safety would be better went walking up and down the boardwalk. Saw an elderly man with walking stick and I freaked out. Food for thought. Overall!!! Good experience!!! Might do it again but surely I’ll share my amazing experience with my friends.
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Memorable Time
O9452IUdavidc
, Jun 2019
My wife and I had a memorable time. We enjoyed the food and entertainment. To cap it off, we had great view of Bangkok's evening lights along the riverbanks.
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Ok Dinner Cruise but nothing special
Philip M
, May 2019
Unfortunately heavy rain for virtually the entire cruise made this less enjoyable than we had hoped since it was very difficult to take photos of Bangkok's night lights. Food was ok but nothing special & less organized than we have seen other places. Live music & dancers were entertaining.
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Unexpected
Navigate17485100730
, May 2019
It was our last night in Bangkok where we thought we had a romantic dinner on this beautiful river. But instead of that, we were parked on cruise with ilmannered people for dinner, who seemed to have never seen food!!
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