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Bridge on the River Kwai with Speedboat, Train Ride & Lunch

by Tour East Thailand
per adult Price is ¥7
Duration: 9h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Journey along railways & over bridges built by POW labor

  • Inspiration for book & film, The Bridge on the River Kwai

  • POW cemetery memorializing over 6,000 WWII prisoners of war

  • Scenic long-tailed speedboat ride along Mae Klong River

  • Authentic & sumptuous buffet lunch with Thai specialties

Highlights

  • Journey along railways & over bridges built by POW labor

  • Inspiration for book & film, The Bridge on the River Kwai

  • POW cemetery memorializing over 6,000 WWII prisoners of war

  • Scenic long-tailed speedboat ride along Mae Klong River

  • Authentic & sumptuous buffet lunch with Thai specialties

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7:00 AM, Tour without Hotel pickup in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. This option does not includes roundtrip transportation to and from your Bangkok hotel. You must make your own way to the designated meeting location by 6:45 AM. This option is non-refundable. Please make your way and check in 15 minutes before tour departure.

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¥7,097

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It only takes 2 minutes

7:00 AM, Tour with Hotel Pickup in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. This option includes a roundtrip transportation to and from your Bangkok city hotel.

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per adult
¥8,265

Total price is ¥8, taxes included

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7:00 AM, Ultra Last Minute Deal - Tour without Hotel pickup in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h No booking or credit card fees

Benefit at the last minute the same tour options than a tour booked in advance!

Live Commentary in English. This option does not include roundtrip transportation to and from your Bangkok hotel. You must make your own way to the designated meeting location by 6:45 AM. This option is non-refundable if you book in less than 24 hours from your start time. Please make your way and check in 15 minutes before tour departure.

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Bridge on the River Kwai with Speedboat, Train Ride & Lunch

Activity Location

Khwae Yai

Mueang

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup (for option with Hotel Pickup)

    Bangkok

  • Narai Hotel Bangkok (for option without Hotel Pickup)

    222 Si Lom

    Bangkok 10500


Description

Spend a day exploring historic sites throughout the Mueang region as you learn about WWII and POW labor camps. Travel by road, river, and railway as you visit a prisoner cemetery, examine exhibits at the JEATH Museum, and see the span made famous by Bridge on the River Kwai.

Start your day with early hotel pickup (if option chosen) and head toward the Mueang region. Along the way, listen as your guide shares stories about the POW camps during WWII, and stop at a cemetery where 6,000 prisoners are interred. At the nearby JEATH War Museum learn about the harsh realities of war and observe mementos that were left behind.

Afterward, head upstream along the Mae Klong River in a long-tail speedboat towards Bridge 277, the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai that inspired the book and movie of the same name. Walk along the bridge, check out local street markets, and then climb aboard a train to travel along the Burma Railway. Also known as the Death Railway, this section of track was infamous for its dangerous construction, built along the edges of cliffs and through deep sections of forest.

At the end of the day, disembark the train and take a walk through the jungle to reach a nearby restaurant where you can discuss the day's experiences over a delicious buffet-style lunch. Enjoy a wide selection of Thai specialties, ask your guide questions about any sites you visited, and then catch a comfortable return ride to Bangkok.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Mae Klong River and Mueang region

  • Long-tail speedboat ride

  • Train ride along Death Railway

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Bottled water

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Additional beverages and snacks


Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you choose the option with hotel pickup, the pickup is available from most centrally located Bangkok hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to pick up time.

  • If you choose the option without hotel pickup, please make your own way to Narai Hotel and is non-refundable.

  • Optional extras on train - approx 200baht for upgrade which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus cold towel, drinking water OR approx 300baht for upgrade which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus tea/coffee, drinking water, cold towel and certificate.

  • Should you take a train trip upgrade option, this is to be paid direct at the station.


Bridge on the River Kwai with Speedboat, Train Ride & Lunch ratings based on 89 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

3/5 Nov 2, 2019

Very punctual, extremely pleasant and knowledgeable guide And the bus driver was excellent. The “loo” stops were well planned. The experience was almost as anticipated. The time at the cemetery And Jeath museum sufficient BUT There was NO time for even a short walk on the Bridge and To go all that way and NOT walk in the Bridge was a great shame. Also with masses of tourists lining the railway for ten minutes surely time should have been allowed to have a short glimpse at the local markets.

5/5 Oct 21, 2019

Peter was very helpful and inormative. The best views are on the left aide of the train, so be mindful of where you're seated. The cliffside portion is the highlight and attendants will let you move to other cars to get a better view if room is available. Pickup and transfers worked seamlessly

4/5 Sep 26, 2019

The ride to and from the site is long and requires an early start. We did return a lot earlier than expectect. It is a popular excursion which includes a short long-tail boat ride, train ride and war cemetary visit. The countryside is beautiful. The lunch was delicious. I paid 200THB to upgrade to a premium-class car. That included water, soda and cookies.The weather was nice. I cannot imagine the excursion in poor weather.

Gordon M

United States