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Bridge Over the River Kwai Full Day Tour from Bangkok

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Travel to Kanchanaburi, west of Bangkok, to see River Kwai and its famous bridge. Relive history with visits to the Thailand-Burma Railway Center and the war cemetery, a boat ride in Mae Klong and a train ride along the 'death railway.'

Description

Travel from Bangkok to the province of Kanchanaburi and experience a memorable day out that will take you back in time and let you appreciate the history surrounding the River Kwai and its famous bridge.

Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Center and explore the interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to the Death Railway (or Burma-Siam Railway).

Continue on to the Kanchanaburi (Don-Rak) War Cemetery, where many Prisoners of War (POW) and victims of the Death Railway are buried, and discover a reconstruction of a POW camp that also houses a museum.

Ride a traditional wooden long-tailed boat along Mae Klong river to visit the world famous bridge over the River Kwai, a part of the Death Railway constructed by allied POWs and immortalized in a novel and award-winning film "The Bridge on the River Kwai."

After lunch at a local restaurant, ride the train across the river following the original 'death railway' route. Enjoy the views and spectacular jungle landscapes while your knowledgeable local guide provides fascinating insight about this remarkable place.

Itinerary

06:00 - Start of pick up from Bangkok hotels. Depart for Kanchanaburi province

09:00 - Arrival at Kanchanaburi province. Visit Thailand-Burma Railway Center, Allied War Cemetery, Bridge over the River Kwai

12:00 - Lunch

13:00 - Death Railway Train ride

14:30 - Journey back to Bangkok

18:00 - Estimated time of arrival back in Bangkok

Includes

  • Lunch

  • Transportation fee

  • Train fare

  • Cruise fee

  • Insurance

  • English-speaking guide
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Bridge Over the River Kwai Full Day Tour from Bangkok

Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Lunch / Transportation fee / Train fare / Cruise fee / Insurance / English-speaking guide

the bridge over the river kwai was the best day. to see the bridge and go on a train ride alongside the river kwai was fantastic. Our guide was great , lunch was beautiful ,just a great day,and the Australian war memorial was excellent cheers.

robert , australian

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Schedule

  • 06:00

    Pick-up from Specific Hotels in Central Bangkok

  • Arrival at Kanchanaburi

    Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Center and explore the interactive museum dedicated to the Death Railway. Then, stop by the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery where many POWs are buried. Ride a traditional wooden long-tailed boat along Mae Klong river and see the world-famous bridge over the River Kwai.

  • Lunch at a Local Restaurant

  • Death Railway Train Ride

    Hop on a train and ride across River Kwai, following the Death Railway route. Take in the spectacular sights of jungle landscapes while your local guide gives facts about the historic place.

  • Depart for Bangkok

  • 19:00

    Drop-off at Specific Hotels in Central Bangkok

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Comfortable clothing

  • Casual

Additional Note(s)
  • Regular tickets will grant you non-reserved seats on a first come, first served basis. A supplement of 300 Baht per person is payable on site if you wish to upgrade to the superior class compartment for the train journey which includes drinks and snacks.

  • According to traffic conditions, the tour at River Kwai ends around 15:00, however, arrival at Bangkok may be as late as 18:00 or 19:00.

  • Pick-up is only available in select areas. Please refer to the uploaded file for the complete list of hotels with available pick-up service.
    Bangkok Hotel Pick-up List.pdf

  • All tour itineraries including departure times are subject to change depending on the weather, local conditions and number of participants on the day of the tour. Your ground handler will reconfirm the exact pick-up time the evening before your tour by leaving a message for you at the hotel.

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Reviews

the bridge over the river kwai was the best day. to see the bridge and go on a train ride alongside the river kwai was fantastic.... Our guide was great , lunch was beautiful ,just a great day,and the Australian war memorial was excellent cheers. more

robert , australian

Located in Kanchanaburi, over 120km West of Bangkok, close to the Myanmar border - the Death Railway, or Burma-Siam Railway serves... as a reminder of the history and cost of World War II. Over 90,000 locals and 12,000 war prisoners lost their lives building the railway. The tour involves all transfers, a visit to the well documented memorial museum and cemetery, a boat ride and local train journey between Tha Kilen and Nam Tok. A good day trip, a much better choice than the Floating Markets if you are deciding between the two. more

Sammy

Very well organised - especially with all the different modes of transport you go on! Travelling along the old wooden bridge with ...the amazing scenery was a standout moment from the tour... not to be missed! more

Joe

I would actually rate this trip as very good. We are 2 couples in our 50's. We did this on 6.3.18. Its a long day,early start...,about 6ish. You get picked up from & returned to your hotel so journey is approximately 3 hours each way. Once there you take a boat trip along the river up to the bridge which is leisurely & tranquil. Then you get to walk along the actual bridge at your own pace. Then we moved on to the museum & the Allied War Cemetery. Very informative & moving. You have plenty of time to visit everything. Then you are taken for a lovely Thai lunch in a restaurant by the river. After lunch we rode the Death railway for about an hour then left around 2.30 to head back to Bangkok. All in all we really enjoyed the trip,not as busy as it 1st sounded & excellent value at £47 for a full day out. Many companies do this trip but we found Veltra to include all we wanted to do. more

Rachel Hudson

This is my second time joining this tour and the planning sequence of the itinerary is better than the previous one..now the train... journey is just nice not too long compare to the previous time. Will recommend my Friend ! more

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  • Any cancellations made between 3 business days (16:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (16:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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