Bangkok Shore Excursion: Private Grand Palace and Buddhist Temples Tour
As you explore the Royal Funeral Hall and the Royal Coronation Hall, admire some of Thailand’s best examples of Buddhist sculpture and decorative art, as well as traditional Thai architecture mixed with European design.
Next, visit the ornately designed Wat Phra Kaew, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, a sacred Buddhist temple located deep within the Grand Palace grounds. Inside, be awed by Thailand’s most revered Buddha image, sculpted in the 14th century from a single piece of Jade to sit just over 2 feet (0.6 meters) tall in a magnificent shrine.
After a stop for lunch, your private guide will take you on a city sightseeing tour that includes three of Bangkok’s 26,000 distinguished wats (temples). Visit Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha, whose statue is made from solid gold weighing more than 12,000 pounds (5.5 tons). Learn how this fine example of Sukhothai-style art was discovered inside a layer of stucco plaster during construction of the temple.
Pass through Chinatown on your way to your next stop, Wat Pho, Temple of the Reclining Buddha – Bangkok’s largest and oldest temple. At 150 feet (46 meters) in length and 49 feet (15 meters) high, this Buddha is also the largest in Bangkok.
Afterward, visit Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple, a magnificent monastery built from white Italian marble in the late 19th century, before your guide returns you back to the Bangkok port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Bangkok cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
- Port pickup and drop-off
- English-speaking guide
- Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Please note that it takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours one way between Laem Chabang and central Bangkok
Excellent guide Manob I am not sure if is the right spelling, smart, funny. Everything you can expect from a tour guide and more. Perfect day
Quality Car and Driver with an amazing world class tour guide !!! The guide provided not only detailed information on each venue but a total picture of country,people and lifestyle.
Our guide Joe was ready and waiting for us as we got off the ship. We had a fabulous whistle stop day and managed to see more than we could have imagined in the few hours available to us. We could not have asked for more, we felt like V.I.P'S as we were escorted through the crowds. Joe was full of local knowledge and made our visit one we will never forget. It was so much more personal and enjoyable than joining 40 plus people on the coach trip organised by the ship. If we ever have the pleasure to return we will be contacting victor to arrange our excursions Two very happy ladies from Liverpool Jackie and Rita
Very good trip, car and guide ready and waiting as we came of the ship. Was definitely a very good way of seeing as much of the sites in one day as the driver dropped us off outside each site and the guide knew all the short cuts and fast tracks to seeing everything and told us everything we wanted to know. It was a real experience! Plus the meal at a restaurant on the banks of the river was very good and good quality. I would highly recommend. We were back at the port in plenty of time.