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Bangkok in a Day: Must-Visit Highlights Tour with a Guide

Bangkok in a Day: Must-Visit Highlights Tour with a Guide

From US$ 108.70 per person

Visit the top highlight destinations in Bangkok in one day. Visits include the magnificent Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and Chinatown, by either public transport or private air-conditioned car.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup available at all hotels in Bangkok. Exception: if you are staying in a hotel near Don Muang or Suvannabhumi airport you will need to meet your guide at the main lobby of Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 Hotel (ground floor).
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Visit the magnificent Grand Palace and numerous other significant temples
  • Tick off your visits to major sites like Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and Chinatown
  • Learn the rich history and culture of Thailand from an experienced guide
  • Choose from a public transportation option or a private air-conditioned car option
Full description

Begin your 7-hour tour with a pick-up from the main lobby of your hotel in Bangkok at 08:00 AM. Then, visit the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, the former residence of the kings of Thailand since 1782, by local public transport. Learn about Thai history and culture from your personal tour guide. After the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, continue to Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha where you can marvel the great Reclining Buddha. Cross the magnificent Chao Phraya River by public boat to visit Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn. It is one of the must-visit landmarks in Bangkok where you can spot its famous giant tower, standing 70 meters high. Have an optional Thai lunch at the local restaurant before transferring to Chinatown by public boat. Explore Chinatown and the old market to observe the local way of life. Your journey will end with a return transfer to your hotel in Bangkok. Instead of using public transport, you can also select the option to have a private air-conditioned car for your trip. In addition, there is also the option to book a private canal tour in Bangkok by long tail boat for approximately 1 hour.

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • All transportation fees as per itinerary
  • All Admission and activity fees as per itinerary
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Accident Insurance
  • Meals and drink
  • Extra fees which not mentioned in the program
  • Tipping and gratuities for your tour guide and driver (optional)
  • Personal mask to prevent COVID19
  • Proper attire for visiting Grand Palace and temples
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Sportswear
  • Tight clothing

Know before you go

  • Please dress appropriately when visiting the Grand Palace and the temples. Sleeveless shirts, shorts, ripped jeans or pants and scarfs are not allowed
  • The program may subject to change as the Grand Palace can sometimes close without prior notice. Appropriate destinations will be replaced
  • The tour starts at 08:00 AM and last approximately 7-8 hours, finishing at 3:00 PM
  • This trip requires a moderate amount of walking. Wheelchair users are not recommended to take part in the tour
  • Program to​ the Grand​ Palace​ and​ Temple​ of​ Emerald Buddha​ may​ be​ subject to​ change​ due​ to​​ closure​ without​ prior notice in​ advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 147 reviews

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It was good to use the 'public transport' option as got to go on sky train, boat, tuk tuk etc. VERY hot on day of visit so take enough water! We didn't stop for lunch as we had a flight deadline The title of the tour is an indicator but personally we felt we saw a few too many Buddhas. Flower market was amazing and boat trip to venues gave a different perspective

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March 11, 2020

Our very nice, English speaking driver Kong picked us up punctually in the morning with a very comfortable, air-conditioned car. The trip to the sights outside of Bangkok was smooth and pleasant. He always dropped us off in front of the entrance, explained the most important things to us and was waiting for us again in the same place at a time of our choice. After visiting the most interesting temples, we had the opportunity to enjoy a very good Thai meal at our request. Then it was just as easy and pleasant to return to the hotel in an air-conditioned car. Many thanks to the driver Kong, who gave us an unforgettable day out.

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February 5, 2020

This was a great way to spend a day in Bangkok. My guide was extremely informative, and was willing to tailor the tour to meet my interests and comfort level. He also took a TON of photos, which I was not expecting but very much appreciated. I would do this again in a heartbeat!

January 21, 2020

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