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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour provided by Tour East

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Visit the “Bridge Over the River Kwai” and the Death Railway on a full-day tour from Bangkok that explores Thailand’s wartime history. See Kanchanaburi’s main World War II sites in a single day, including the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum, and ride the Death Railway that was laid by imprisoned laborers. Hear fascinating commentary from your guide along the way, and enjoy convenient pickup in Bangkok.
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  • 1
    Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    JEATH War Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    River Kwai
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Bridge Over the River Kwai
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Burma-Thai Railway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Full-day Kanchanaburi and Kwai River tour from Bangkok
  • Ride a speedboat on the river to the landmark bridge
  • Learn the story of the Death Railway as you ride the historic line
  • See Allied graves in a WWII-era cemetery
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at selected Bangkok hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Bangkok, and board a climate-controlled coach for Kanchanaburi, a lush province west of Bangkok. Pass sugar cane fields, rice paddies, and pineapple plantations, then make the first stop of the day at the Kwai River, boarding a long-tail speed boat to the site of the bridge, an icon of the classic novel about wartime Thailand. Next, pay your respects to fallen prisoners of war and laborers at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, and continue to the JEATH War Museum to see WWII artifacts and images. Delve into the jungle where POWs lived and worked as you ride the “Death Railway,” covering tracks built to join the Thai and Burmese railway lines. After a full day of exploring Kanchanaburi, begin the scenic return trip to Bangkok, where this tour concludes at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Duration
9–10 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Long-tail boat ride
  • Train ride along Death Railway
  • Lunch
  • Admission Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - JEATH War Museum
  • Entry/Admission - River Kwai
  • Entry/Admission - Bridge Over the River Kwai
  • Entry/Admission - Burma-Thai Railway
Exclusions
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible
  • Restroom facilities available
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Optional extras on train - approx. 200baht for upgrade on train which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus cold towel, drinking water OR approx. 300baht for upgrade on train which will guarantee seat (otherwise 'first-in-best-dressed') plus tea/coffee, drinking water, cold towel and certificate.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ruth M wrote a review Jun 2020
77 contributions3 helpful votes
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Long day but well worth it & would highly recommend it to anyone. Nobody else turned up for pickup on the morning of the tour so I had my excellent minibus driver and guide Mr Suki undivided attention all day and was treated like Royalty I couldn’t have asked for anyone better
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Date of experience: January 2020
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SydneyGlobalShopper wrote a review Apr 2020
Sydney, Australia369 contributions108 helpful votes
Guide was lovely but felt she was going through the motions. It was interesting to get out of the City but Oh, the Bangkok traffic in and out - what a nightmare. It is a long day but was worth it from our perspective. We watched TV documentary and the guide shared a little
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Túlio L wrote a review Mar 2020
71 contributions13 helpful votes
The guide was very nice and excited, with lots of trivia and jokes. The tour, however, is very long and the van was not the most comfortable, with very stiff seats. It is a long drive to and from the destination, roughly 3h each. Almost none of the attractions are memorable,
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TourEastThailand, Director of Sales at Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Sorry to hear that the tour didn't meet your expectations but at least you could enjoy some parts of it. Thank you very much for your valuable review.
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Kylie Wolfig wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia23 contributions4 helpful votes
It was a long drive to get there from Bangkok but well worth it... we then stopped at the cemetery and museum followed by long boat ride to the Bridge. We then paid the upgrade of 300 baht to be in first class on the train which gave us drinks and snacks. Lunch was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TourEastThailand, Director of Sales at Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
Responded 17 Mar 2020
We are delighted to hear that you had a great day out. Thank you very much for choosing our service and spending time writing us a review. Please enjoy the rest of your holiday in Thailand.
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D8TEterryh wrote a review Mar 2020
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom857 contributions55 helpful votes
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Enjoyable visit to Bridge over River Kwai. Also visited museum and the War Cemetery- all worth doing especially as we found reference to a friends relative in the cemetery.
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Response from TourEastThailand, Director of Sales at Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Being imbued to hear that you found the reference to a friend's relative in the cemetery. River Kwai Bridge has full of history, so it's really worth visiting.
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gracetommo
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Perfect Day
What an amazing day trip, and such great value for money. Our guide was so interesting and friendly, and each place
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serlazwe
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Good day out. Fair price.
Had an all around good day. Easy same day booking. The experience is not really affected by covid 'new normal'. Som
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IrinaPurice
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Amazing trip in only one day
They pick you up from the hotel so you don’t have to worry about transportation and traffic. The guide was so cute
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Mskfan03
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Good to try once!
Indeed a nice view! We enjoyed the tour but we were too hungry because it started late, the travel was long too! Bu
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KhushalV
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Do Not Book!!
This has probably been the worse experience someone could have whilst visiting bangkok. The directions are poor, no
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KelownaComments
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Amazing stuff
Booked this tour through Viator with InnViaggi Asia. A good tour with a very knowledgeable guide. However, we had a
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KelownaComments
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Interesting Experience
We booked through Viator using Tour East Thailand. Tour was OK but the guide was not very helpful. Basically left u
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I3512QLsoniac
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Daytrip
The train was brilliant. And it was good fun on the long boat although could be uncomfortable for an older person.
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olegb1392
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Excellent guide
We loved this tour. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The temples were amazing as well as the histo
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GFYVR
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Beautiful complex! Not wheelchair accessible except entrance....
This is a beautiful historic place and it was a pleasure to visit it for the afternoon and see all the gorgeous Tha
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Marc S
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Great tour to remember: on your bucketlist
Excellent tour with a great guide mr. poo who tells a lot about the history of Thailand and the bridge on the River
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mysticsteve
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Our third trip to Ayutthaya
This time my wife and I hired a professional tour guide from our hotel. We went by Minivan and it was a totally di
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Paul W
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Leap Year Birthday celebration
An amazing way of celebrating my wife's 40th on February 29th: her verdict was "Best Birthday Ever". This cruise is
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caroler54
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Watch out but worth it
Okay. This is totally for tourists. Our driver that was taking us from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi took us there. They
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laras794
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Fascinating and Relaxing
What a terrific day! I learned so much about Thai history and culture,and feel so privileged to have been able to s
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9–10 hours
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  • Languages Offered: English
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