Guided tour

Bangkok: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun Private Tour

Bangkok: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun Private Tour

From US$ 72.81 per person

Explore the iconic attractions in Bangkok on a guided tour. Visit the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, and local markets, ride a boat to Wat Arun, and have the option to visit Wat Pho.

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Duration 3 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel in Bangkok.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel amazed as you explore Bangkok's iconic sites
  • Enjoy a complete private experience with your very own live guide
  • Marvel at the Grand Palace one of Bangkok's treasures
  • Explore the iconic Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Admire the beauty of the Reclining Buddha and learn the history of Wat Pho
  • Visit the ancient Buddhist Wat Arun
Full description

Immerse yourself in local culture on a guided tour to the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple. Travel in a comfortable car and have the option to expand your experience with options that include visits to the Wat Pho and Wat Arun temples.

Journey to the old part of Bangkok and discover Wat Phra Kaew which is commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and officially as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram. It is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. 

Explore the Grand Palace which was the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. Nowadays, the Grand Palace is still used for official events. After the Grand Palace, continue to visit Wat Pho, if you've selected this option. 

Pass the Tha Thien Market, a food market that sells dried, salted seafood and wholesale products. Travel to Wat Pho by private car, a local Tuk Tuk, or take a scneic stroll there. 

Discover the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho (depending on the option you select). It is on the list of six temples in Thailand classed as the highest grade of the first-class royal temples and has been recognized by UNESCO.

Continue your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn). On this trip, you will also get to experience a local shuttle boat which takes you across the Chao Phraya River to Wat Arun. 

Pick to option to visit Wat Arun and see this temple which is famous for its giant tower which is next to the Chao Phraya River, standing 70 meters high. The temple is decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass surrounded by Chinese porcelain.

After a fun cultural half-day out at any option selected, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Bangkok safely.

Includes
  • Roundtrip Bangkok hotel transfer
  • Admission fees to the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple
  • Admission fee to Wat Pho of 100 THB (if option selected)
  • Admission fee to Wat Arun of 100 THB (if option selected)
  • Live guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Cold towel
  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • The chapel is a national shrine and you will be required to wear proper attire: no bare shoulders and knees or strapless-heel shoes
  • Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect
  • Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 274 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We spent half a day with our driver and tour guide Kenny. He was early to the hotel and so attentive throughout. It is well worth paying the money for a tour guide as we would have just been walking around looking at pretty temples however not knowing the meaning behind them. Lenny was able to inform us of lots of things which we will remember. The temples are absolutely breathtaking and although covid has certainly stopped masses of people visiting at the moment for tourists it was actually quite nice to take lots of photos without strangers heads all in them clambering to take a picture!!! The sites themselves were well staffed and although it was so hot and humid there well fans outside at reception and undercover to help you cool down in the heat. We loved Kenny and he is amazing at his job. The children were really sad to say goodbye to him. Fab guide and a tour we will remember.

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July 29, 2022

From start to finish the Driver and Guide Meema were both a perfect duo. As a traveling couple visiting Bangkok we could not fault her personal friendship to us. Her knowledge shared in perfect English with each visit to the temples giving history and sharing stories with remarkable knowledge. On a very hot Day everything was planned to fine detail the use of ferries the ride on a Tuk Tuk to reach the chosen Temples was an additional bonus to us. We loved our day Meema made it that extra bit special. Always grateful x

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April 29, 2022

I wish I would have written down the name of our guide. She was excellent. She was early to meet us at our hotel. We went to the two temples first and then on to the Royal Palace. This is an excellent tour. The temples and palace are absolutely gorgeous. These are must see sites to see when you are in Bangkok. We started right at 8:30AM so not too early and were done by early afternoon. We opted to stay in the old town area and grab some lunch before trying unsuccessfully to find some tourist t-shirts. The guide suggested a really cool restaurant near the palace for lunch and even walked us over there and got us situated before leaving. The lunch was probably the best food we had in Bangkok. Hopefully get your guide can figure out who our guide was and keeps her busy because she was great.

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March 18, 2020

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