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Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour

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Bangkok, Thailand

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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

Visit the Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok on a tour that showcases the best of travelers’ ‘must-see’ list for the capital city. Taken in the morning or afternoon, this one-of-a-kind experience allows time to explore the best-known landmarks with an expert local guide. Highlights include the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, located in the Grand Palace Complex.
  • Explore the Grand Palace, Bangkok's main tourist attraction
  • Visit Thailand's holiest religious statue carved from jade at the Wat Phra Kaew, the temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hotel pickup included (selected hotels only)
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Admissions to the Grand Palace, the temple (wat Phra Kaew) and the chapel (Emerald Buddha)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup
Local English Spoken Guide
Food and drinks
Gratuities

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.

Meet your driver and bus at your central Bangkok hotel then set off to explore Bangkok’s Grand Palace Complex, which is known for its blend of traditional Thai and European architecture.

Once home to the Kings of Siam, the destination is now one of Thailand’s top attractions. Marvel at the complex’s regal flavor as you tour its enormous grounds with your expert local guide. Wander through the Royal Funeral Hall and the Royal Coronation Hall as your friendly guide shares insight, history and information about this impressive structure.

Learn about the most famous part of this grand complex, the Emerald Buddha, which is housed in Wat Phra Kaew and carved from a single piece of jade. Your guide explains how this 17.5-inch (45-centimeter) piece is recognized by locals as the holiest object in the nation.

Your tour concludes at the Gems Gallery.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Yaowarat Street Food
Passing through Chinatown, you will see street food, Chinese herbs and goods. This town is the mix of Chinese and Thai cultures.
Pass By:  
Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
Pak Klong Talad Bangkok or Flower Market, it is the biggest wholesale fresh flowers of Bangkok.
Stop At:  
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings in the historical sightseeing spot of Bangkok. It has been the official residence of the kings since 1782. With a compound of 218,000 square metres and a length of 1900 meters, it is one of the biggest and one of the most important buildings in the kingdom of Siam. A great way to spend a day, discover Thai's Architecture and its culture accompanied a professional licensed guided.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
Initially found in the North of Thailand. The emerald Bouddha housed in the temple in the center of the compound is a potent religio political symbol and protective image of Thailand. It is one of the most venerated piece of art in Thailand and a must see in Thailand.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Gems Gallery International Manufacturer
Enjoy the explanation of the Jewel Gallery - From the extraction of the stone to the polishing of the rare mineral. Understand the creation process of the most precious local stones, with a guide to explain and to assist you, at each step of its evolution.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress Code: There are strict dress codes for visiting the Grand Palace. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand's most sacred site. Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. It is also recommended to avoid bright colors
  • Restroom facilities 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
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour?
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's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour?
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's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour?
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's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The Wat Phra Kaew can be very crowded with multiple tour groups if you don't go early in the morning." See review
  • "It was bit bit pricey for lunch in Bangkok, and the food was more western than hoped for." See review
  • "We were lucky to be only 2 on the trip, so I would advise people to get a privat tour." See review

Reviews

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A memorable experience!
wilhelm_p
, Mar 2020
Both the guide and the driver worked well together. The driver was punctual and professional. We were a little early arriving at the Royal Palace so he gave us a little sightseeing tour of Bangkok. Our guide was interesting, inciteful and had a great sense of humor. Thank you again!
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This is actually the Wat Phra Kaew Tour
paiananth
, Feb 2020
Only the front of the Grand Palace can be viewed from a distance. The Wat Phra Kaew can be very crowded with multiple tour groups if you don't go early in the morning. The Viator guide did an excellent job because I happened to be the only person in the group.
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Incredible Dat!
jrm34997
, Feb 2020
An incredible site and our guide was very personable, knowledgeable and interesting. A must see for anybody visiting Bangkok!
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Grand Palace Tour
junguer
, Dec 2019
Our tour guide arrived early at our Hotel. He was supposed to be at the hotel by 7:30 but as early as 6:30 he was already on the hotel lobby. So up and we go as we pick up another couple at a nearby hotel and there we go to our destination The Grand Palace Tour. On our way Vichai our guide tell us the storied origin of the Grand Palaces. from the time of King Rama I up to the reigning King Rama 10. Overall we have a grand time for this tour as Vichai gamely answer all our querries about the site. We will surely return and this time with our kids in tow. Thank you.
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Good tour...not great.
Connector34434662786
, Jan 2019
The grand palace complex was very beautiful but very crowded. You don’t get to go inside the palace. Tour guide didn’t speak great English, but she did her best. If you’re limited on time and want to see a lot in one day, this would not be the tour for you. It was only the complex.
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I will not give any stars for this...
meenu77
, Jul 2018
I will not give any stars for this tour. I absolutely hated this tour. The guide had heavy accent and were not answering our question, probably was not able to understand. They were changing cars at every location we were stopped and were very annoying. We had to wait for driver in the car, after I asked many times what's taking so long, i am here to sit in the car and paid so much money...they were just not nice and chit chatting outside without communicating to us that whats taking long. Tour guide will disappear here and there. She will tell us I will see you in the lobby when you are done, but when we get there, we had to wait for her. I am never booking any tours from this site again. Hence NO STARS
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star-5
Fantastic tour guide and wonderful...
Nneka M
, Jun 2018
Fantastic tour guide and wonderful tour. Money well spent.
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Our guide was ok. Not a lot of...
marit76
, Apr 2018
Our guide was ok. Not a lot of information about the actual sites. We could have purchased tickets on our own and walked around. This is a beautiful site and definitely worth seeing! Next time I visit, it will be on my own, however.
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star-5
This was a really good tour, the...
Helen S
, Apr 2018
This was a really good tour, the guide was very informative and easy to understand and the palace was beautiful.
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So disappointed with this tour. Our...
kslawton
, Mar 2018
So disappointed with this tour. Our guide seemed totally disinterested and didn’t give us much info on what we were seeing. But what really bothered me was that they took us 45 min out of our way on the way home to a horrible touristy gem shop, one of those huge tour bus stops.
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