Guided tour

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

Guided tour

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

From US$ 74.77 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
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel in Bangkok.
Small group available


  • 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.

  • 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)

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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 318 reviews

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We took the temple tour with Kay as our guide. She was so knowledgeable and explained all the history behind what we were seeing. It gave such a deeper meaning to us and made the day very special. She is very friendly and we had a great time throughout the tour. Highly recommend this tour and especially Kay!

March 22, 2023

Overall this was a lovely experience. Our guide Kay was on time and very knowledgeable about Thai culture and history. She also explained other points of interest as we drove to and from the places we were visiting. The tour did say it included bottle water and a cold towel but we did not get that...not sure why. Nonetheless Kay was kind enough to assist with masks as we did not carry any. She also gave us some travel tips in getting around Bangkok using the Sky Train which we it is faster and more economical than the Tuk tuk or Taxi. Thank you Kay for a lovely tour.

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February 6, 2023

Excellent option to visit from my point of vie the best two places of Bangkok. Logistics worked perfect, pickup at the hotel and back again. You avoid to use public transport and walk that with 35 C or more you would like to avoid. Public transport is not efficient and you might also want to avoid it. The little extra you pay makes the difference in your travel expefience.

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January 31, 2023

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