All in One Day Pack: Royal Grand Palace and Rice Barge Cruise

General information

Bangkok, ThailandSightseeing Tours

Program details

The Royal Grand Palace, with its collection of pavilions and golden spires can only be described as an oriental masterpiece. Inside the Royal Chapel there is the Emerald Buddha, which has been carved from a solid piece of jade. The palace is a true architectural masterpiece, consisting of several buildings from the outside and a magical inside, which was used as a royal residence from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. It is without any doubt a national reference and possibly the most visited royal monument of Thailand, which shouldn’t be missed. To round off the tour, we call in at a local lapidary factory and showroom where you will be able to get locally made jewelry, handicrafts and silk at competitive prices. Note: Parts of the Royal Grand Palace and/or Wat Phra Kaew can be closed during special royal or Buddhist ceremonies and during visits of foreign heads of state.

Enjoy a perfect lazy afternoon introduction to Bangkok. Enjoy a long tail boat ride along the small canals on the Thonburi side of the river where the local life still exists as it has for centuries. Later join the converted rice barge ""Wan Fah"" for a leisurely cruise back down the river with some soft drinks and fruit. En route you will have a grandstand river view of some of Bangkok's most famous sites: the Wat Arun (the beautiful ornate Temple of Dawn), the Grand Palace and the Royal Barges Museum.

Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.

Duration: Half Day Royal Grand Palace: 4hours. Half Day Rice Barge Cruise: 3hours.

Start/opening time: Half Day Royal Grand Palace: 7:15am -7:30am. Half Day Rice Barge Cruise: 1pm – 1:45pm.

End/closing time: Half Day Royal Grand Palace: 11:15am – 11:30am. Half Day Rice Barge Cruise: 4:45pm – 5:30pm.

Languages: English.