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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$ 120.60 per person

Visit the top highlight destinations in Bangkok in one day, including the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and Chinatown.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Bangkok to begin the tour. Pickup not available from hotels around the airport.


  • 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

Explore the top sights in Bangkok on this day trip. Visit the Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha, Wat Arun, and take a stroll through the vibrant and bustling old market in Chinatown.

Cross the Chao Phraya River on a boat ride. 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 at 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 subway train.

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 select the option to have a private air-conditioned car for your trip. 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 pickup and drop-off from central Bangkok
  • Accident Insurance
  • Meals and drink
  • Tips
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels near airports
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Video recording
  • Sportswear
  • Tight clothing

Know before you go

  • Please provide the names of all travelers for the accident insurance
  • The program might change as the Grand Palace can sometimes close without prior notice and this will be replaced another destination
  • The tour starts at 8 AM and lasts approximately 7-8 hours, finishing at around 3:30-4 PM
  • This trip requires some walking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 198 reviews

Review summary

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We had an amazing tour guide Pond! He was so knowledgable we learned so much about thai history and also the culture and religion. He even helped us get our new year's fortune at one of the temples. He knew all the best spots for amazing pictures. We had a great day

January 4, 2023

Scott was wonderful, he was completely dedicated to making my experience! Scott exudes excitement about the topics he's covering and is able to go into detail and expand on any questions I had along the way. He adapted our itinerary to my requests (because I had already seen on part of it before) and was very flexible with timing along the way. Also, communication with the company was super effective, I never waited more then 5 minutes for a reply!

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December 21, 2022

To be honest, this is the best tour I’ve ever did in my life. Peter is an awesome tour guide. He is very nice, friendly, polite and vert attentive with all my questions. I really enjoyed my time with Peter and I would definitely recommend him. His passion for his job is impressive and I wish him all the best and good things in life.

November 11, 2022

Product ID: 176568