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Private Tour: Bangkok Temples and Grand Palace
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

This private half-day guided tour of Bangkok's gilded temples and royal palaces showcases the stunning architecture, rich culture and ancient history of this popular destination. Follow a local guide to the iconic Grand Palace, then venture to Wat Pho and Wat Traimit. Lunch, admission, and transport are included.
  • Half-day private tour of Bangkok temple and Grand Palace
  • Explore Bangkok's most famous palace and oldest wat
  • See the Golden Buddha, Emerald Buddha and Reclining Buddha
  • Guide, transfers, admission and lunch included
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Private guide and driver
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
we will pick up hotel inside Bangkok city. if your hotel is out side Bangkok city we are flexible to change the travel plan.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Follow a local guide through a half-day tour of Bangkok's most iconic architectural wonders. Start things off at the Royal Grand Palace, near the banks of the picturesque Chao Phraya River, and wander the temples, pagodas and well-kept gardens of this essential city stop. The famed kings of Siam called this stunning gilded palace home from 1782 until 1925. Visitors can see the famous Temple of the Emerald Buddha and check out the Gautama Buddha that was carved from a single of piece of jade.

After exploring the city's most famous royal home, head to Bangkok's oldest temple, Wat Pho. See the famed golden Reclining Buddha, stretching some 140 feet (43 m) long. Explore the temple interior decorated with some 1000 images of Buddha. 

This memorable tour concludes with a visit to Wat Traimit Temple, where the 5.5-ton, solid gold Buddha lives. Widely believed to be nearly 700 years old, it was discovered in 1954, hidden in a plaster casing that hid its true value. 

Travelers should remember to wear long pants or knee-length skirts and have shoulders covered when entering the temples and palace.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), resided at the Chitralada Royal Villa and his successor King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) at the Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, both in the Dusit Palace, but the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wat Phra Chetuphon
The temple is first on the list of six temples in Thailand classed as the highest grade of the first-class royal templ. It is associated with King Rama I who rebuilt the temple complex on an earlier temple site. It became his main temple and is where some of his ashes are enshrined. The temple was later expanded and extensively renovated by Rama III. The temple complex houses the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand, including a 46 m long reclining Buddha. The temple is considered the earliest centre for public education in Thailand, and the marble illustrations and inscriptions placed in the temple for public instructions has been recognised by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. It houses a school of Thai medicine, and is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage which is still taught and practiced at the temple.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
Wat Traimit in Bangkok is known for housing a 5.5-tonne statue of a seated Buddha. The gold sculpture dates back to the 13th century and measures at nearly 5 metres in height. Located in Chinatown Bangkok, this ornate temple is about 450 metres west of the Hualampong Railway Station
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is a landmark temple on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya river. It’s easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location but also because the design is very different from the other temples you can visit in the Thai capital. Wat Arun (nicknamed the 'Temple of Dawn') is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water. Wat Arun is almost directly opposite Wat Pho, so it’s very easy to get to. From Saphan Taksin boat pier you can take a riverboat that stops at Pier 8. From here, a small shuttle boat takes you from one side of the river to the other.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please dress appropriately for temple visits; shoulders must be covered (trousers, jeans or long knee-length skirt are permitted)
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Hotel name for pick up please put in specail request title
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY InnViaggi Asia Co. Ltd.

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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 Private Tour: Bangkok Temples and Grand Palace?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Bangkok Temples and Grand Palace?
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The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Bangkok Temples and Grand Palace?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Bangkok Temples and Grand Palace?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Bangkok Temples and Grand Palace?
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This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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P3678MPjosepht
, Mar 2019
arrived on time car was clean we were waiting for others and then found out it was a private tour service was 10/10 temples are worth the visit lunch was very good great time had
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Very personable and knowledgeable guide.
Voyage01846596069
, Jan 2019
Our guide was Ms. Maliwan. She was extremely knowledgeable of any subject matter related to the Temples. Many people along the way knew her, so she is obviously a very experienced guide. Highly recommend her and this tour.
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Great guide
JennyB412
, Jan 2019
This was a really good half day tour. Our guide was informative and friendly. We visited the grand palace, temples and Buddhas and finished with a lovely lunch in a local restaurant. We also saw the Kings Son during our visit to the palace. Highly recommend. It’s great having a private tour.
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Our Guide was highly informative and...
Brittney9087
, Mar 2018
Our Guide was highly informative and friendly. We enjoyed this tour.
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Ask for Cindy when you book! She was...
Lisa
, Jan 2018
Ask for Cindy when you book! She was the best guide we had on our trip. She was early to pick us up, made sure we always had food and water, gave us excellent information at each sight and was beyond kind. We had planned to go to the weekend market after our time with her and she wanted to make sure we got there quickly because we had limited time due to a flight out that evening so she took us to the subway station, helped us buy our passes, and rode with us to the correct stop to make sure we got there. She even sent us on our way with treats. She went far above and beyond and we couldn't have asked for a better guide. This tour was perfect to see all the main points in one if you have limited time. Highly recommend!
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Well worth the money. The guide was...
Jane S
, Nov 2017
Well worth the money. The guide was lovely, and restaurant nice and clean and good menu
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This is why a private tour is...
Robert
, Mar 2017
This is why a private tour is sometimes the only way to go. Oddi, our excellent tour guide, was on top of everything throughout the day. She made sure we got to see the temples we chose and she even recommended how we should do it. She knows exactly which part of the temple to see first to avoid the crowds. Her command of the history was exemplary as she was able to answer all of our questions. She even helped us with suggestions for the rest of our time in Bangkok. Unfortunately, the crowd was overwhelming at the Grand Palace. Thousands of Thai people wearing black paid homage to their recently deceased King. Other than that, the temples were amazingly resplendent in gold color and the architecture a treat for the eyes.
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What an experience. We met the guide...
Ian B
, Feb 2017
What an experience. We met the guide at the allotted time and she showed us all of the sights outlined in the itinerary. The guide was fantastic and made the day for us. She didn't rush us from one palace to the next but took her time in explaining the history. We had lunch and ended up at one of the major jewellers. The whole day lasted for more than 8 hours and in my opinion was money well worth spending. Highly recommended
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