Private tour

From Bangkok: Death Railway & River Kwai Bridge Private Tour

From Bangkok: Death Railway & River Kwai Bridge Private Tour

From US$ 154.22 per person

Experience a piece of World War II history on a private full-day tour from Bangkok. Learn the 20th-century history of Kanchanaburi Province and ride the infamous Death Railway over the River Kwai.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from the lobby of your hotel in Bangkok city center.
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  • Learn the World War II history of Kanchanaburi Province
  • Take a scenic ride on the infamous Death Railway
  • See the original bridge over the River Kwai
Full description
Benefit from very early morning pickup at your hotel in Bangkok, and then travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle to Kanchanaburi, established in the late 18th century by King Rama I as a defensive outpost against attack from Burma. Visit the interactive Burmese Railway Museum, dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway built by the Empire of Japan in 1943. See period photos and models to get a better understanding about the background of what happened during World War II. Pay your respects at the War Cemetery and visit the memorial to some 6,000 Allied prisoners of war. Then, take a scenic train ride on the notorious Death Railway, constructed by prisoners of war on the orders of the Japanese. Break for a local lunch at a restaurant before exploring the local community of Pak Preak. Visit the house of a former member of the underground V Organization from the days of Japanese occupation before traveling back to Bangkok.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Train ticket
  • Lunch
  • Expressway fee
  • Extra meals or drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional or additional expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • It is roughly a 2 to 2.5 hour journey to reach Kanchanaburi province
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

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We had a wonderful day with our private guide, “Gi”. Her extensive knowledge of, not only the death railway, but of every facet of the whole journey, was to say the least, simply astonishing. We were also taken deep into kanchanaburi to experience culinary delights never imagined in our wildest dreams. Overall, 110%++ We will definitely contact again, when we return to Bangkok. Shaun & Jackie Davis

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August 23, 2022

November 15, 2022

A great and interesting trip.

September 27, 2022

Product ID: 123161