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Explore the treasures of the Grand Palace complex and Wat Phra Kaew with your own private guide on a half-day tour in Bangkok. One of the top attractions of Thailand’s capital city, the Grand Palace complex is a sprawling site that is best navigated with a local guide. Learn about its history and significance and then continue to nearby Wat Phra Kaew, where you can view the renowned Emerald Buddha.
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Narai Hotel
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  • 1
    Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    The Grand Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    The Upper Terrace
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll end at
Narai Hotel
222 Si Lom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
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  • See two of Bangkok’s top attractions in a half-day tour
  • View the Emerald Buddha, which was carved from a single piece of jade
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Thai royal family at the Grand Palace
  • Learn more about Thailand’s history and customs from the guide
What to Expect
After a morning or afternoon pickup from centrally located hotels in Bangkok, transfer to the Grand Palace for your guided tour. Your private guide leads you through the stunning complex, which contains a number of elegant buildings throughout the expansive grounds. Built in 1782, the complex blends traditional Thai architecture with European influences among the gold-plated spires and statues. Visit the Royal Coronation Hall, the Royal Funeral Hall, and other locations, including some that are still used by the royal family for important occasions. Continue to Wat Phra Kaew to view the Emerald Buddha, and listen as your guide shares facts about the history and making of this sacred Buddhist statue. Note the roof tiles and intricate designs that decorate this famous temple. Your tour ends at the Gems Gallery, before a shuttle return to selected hotels. Please note: Visitors are requested to dress modestly at the Grand Palace.
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Departure Point
Narai Hotel, 222 Si Lom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
  • Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress Code: There is a strict dress code for visiting the Grand Palace. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand's most sacred site. Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. It is also recommended to avoid bright colors
  • Restroom facilities available
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Tour East
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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