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Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

From US$ 116.09 per person

Complete Bangkok's main highlights in only 1 day by exploring the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Savor some local street food for lunch and end the journey by riding a longtail boat in the canals and main Chao Phraya River.

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Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup optional
Hotels in downtown Bangkok. Sukhumvit Road (last pick-up point Sukhumvit 26 and Sukhumvit 39), Khaosan area, Silom and Sathorn Road.


  • Visit Bangkok’s must-see attractions in 1 day
  • Admire the beauty of the Reclining Buddha and learn the history of Wat Pho
  • See Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn
  • Try local Thai street food at Tha Tien Community
  • Explore Thonburi canal on a long tail boat
Full description
Start your tour with a visit to the Emerald Buddha Temple. Pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island. Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Explore the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Thailand, now used for official events. Pass Tha Thien Market, a cultural food market. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, considered the earliest center for medical public education, recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. Learn about the history of the temple from your guide.  Rest and try Bangkok's local street food in Tha Tien. Sample Thai street food for a taste of Thai cooking traditions. Continue your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks known for its giant tower, standing 70 meters high.  Take a speedboat to Thonburi, the former capital of Thailand, less developed than the other side of the river. Many of the traditional small waterways, khlongs, still exist there.
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun
  • Local Thai street food lunch and drinks
  • Drinking water
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at River City Bangkok. Once there, please look for a guide holding a GetYourGuide sign.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that 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
  • It is recommended to bring sunglasses and hat as the weather can get quite warm in Bangkok
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4.7 /5

based on 71 reviews

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Amazing tour , our guide was so knowledgeable about Thai history, the grand palace and the temples . We had an amazing lunch in a local restaurant which I would never have found . I did the king tail Boat cruise around the river and canals which was a real highlight, going through the loch to join the canal and seeing the canals and how people live in stilted houses was fascinating .

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January 12, 2023

An extensive tour with a competent, very nice and talkative tour guide Kan (probably the wrong spelling ;)) We were on boats twice, were allowed to visit numerous temples, learned background knowledge and had a few dishes in a restaurant on the canal (ordered by the tour guide and this made it easy to respond to allergies and preferences). There were four of us on our tour.

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December 29, 2022

I had actually booked the small group tour, but luckily I was the only one that needed a German-speaking guide that day. So I had it exclusively and it made the day unforgettable for me. He knew so much to tell and explained everything in detail. My head was spinning at times, but it also gave me time to walk around on my own in between. I also enjoyed the lunch very much. It was just too much for me. Then we drove through the Klongs with the long tail boat. Of course I had that to myself again and the captain drove extra slowly when he saw that I wanted to take pictures. But that wasn't the only mode of transportation we used. We took a bus, a tuk tuk, a taxi and 2 ferry boats. In short: it was a fantastic day and I can only recommend the tour!

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December 11, 2022

Product ID: 178032