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  1. Thailand
  2. Ayutthaya
  3. Chao Phraya River

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Boat

Product ID: 118855
Visit the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the capital of Siam. Enjoy a river cruise and take in the beautiful scenery and sites along the river.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

• Pick-up points are only for hotels located in the following areas: Khaosan, Sathorn, Silom, Siam, Pratunam and Sukhumvit area from Soi 1 to 39 (odd) and Soi 2 to 24 (even) • The approximate pick-up schedule for each area: Sukhumvit at 6:30 AM, Khaosan at 6:30 AM, Sathorn at 6:40 AM, Siam at 6:50 AM, Pratunam at 6:45 AM, Silom at 7:00 AM • Please be in the reception of your hotel at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time. The tour provider will inform you of the pick-up time once you provide your hotel information.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the remarkable Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
  • Explore ancient ruins of monasteries, Buddhist temples and palaces
  • Cruise along the river from Ayutthaya back to Bangkok while enjoying a delicious lunch
  • Witness the biggest reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya, at a length of 42 meters
  • See Wat Mahatat, where the head of a Buddha is tangled in a tree trunk and roots
  • Bangkok

  • River City Bangkok

  • 1.5 hours

  • Bang Pa-In Royal Palace (guided tour)

  • 30 minutes

  • Wat Mahathat (Ayutthaya) (guided tour)

  • Wat Na Phra Men (guided tour)

  • Wat Lokayasutharam (guided tour)

  • 1 hour

  • Chao Phraya River (lunch, boat cruise)

  • Bangkok optional

6 hours

Meeting point
Main stop
Full description
Depart Bangkok at 7:30 am and head to Ayutthaya by coach. Your first stop at 9:00 am is the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, which is beautifully decorated in both Chinese and European styles.

Next, visit Wat Mahathat, Wat Na Phra Mane and Wat Lokayasutharam to explore the ruins of ancient palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. Wat Mahatat is known for its Head of the Buddha, which has a tree trunk and roots growing around it, while the temple at Wat Lokayasutharam hosts the biggest reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya at a length of 42 meters and height of 8 meters. 

At around 1.00 pm, board the White Orchid River Cruise at Wat Chong Lom Pier. On board, enjoy a delicious Thai or European lunch with desserts, seasonal fruits, coffee and tea. Sit back and relax as you cruise past the Chao Phraya River banks, enjoying views of famous Thai attractions such as Wat Arun, the Royal Grand Palace and Rama VIII Bridge. 

The cruise will arrive back in Bangkok around 4.00 pm, from where you can take a comfortable transfer back to your hotel or enjoy the city in the evening. 

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Admission fees to all attractions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Thai & international buffet lunch on board
  • Coffee, tea and drinking water
  • Return riverboat trip on the White Orchid Cruise
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from central Bangkok hotels (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please proceed to the front of River City Mall where the roundabout is located. Then, check in with the staff. Then you will depart upon the bus which has the White Orchid River Cruise’s logo displayed in the front window.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please do not wear shorts, tight pants, torn pants, mini short skirts, sportswear, sandals or sleeveless shirts. Pants or scarf can be bought for approximately 100 Thai Baht
• Visitors are requested to be dressed properly and appropriately upon entering the ground of Bang Pa-In Palace
• Pick-up/drop off points are only for hotels located in the following areas:
Khaosan, Sathorn, Silom, Siam, Pratunam and Sukhumvit area from Soi 1 to 39 (odd) and Soi 2 to 24 (even)
• Direct pick-ups are not guaranteed for those staying in a guesthouse, condo or apartment. It is advised that you contact the tour operator to confirm if pick-up is possible
• For those staying outside of the pick-up areas, it is suggested that you arrange your own transfer to the River City Shopping Complex
• If you are commuting to River City Shopping Complex, please make sure to arrive around 7.00 am – 07.15 am
• Children ages 1 and younger are free of charge if accompanied by a paying adult
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1580 reviews

Review summary

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    4.3 / 5
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    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
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the guide picked us up from our hotel right on time.on the way to the first attraction he was informative and very funny. we enjoyed the bus trip seeing a different side of Thailand.all the temples we visited were a wondaful insight into thai history and thoughly enjoyed our trip.the lunch cruise back to Bangkok was a perfect way to enjor another side of this amazing country.the food was lovely and lots of it.

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March 26, 2020

The arrived on time to pick up at our hotel. The tour guide was very good and the driver was great. The places were nice and the boat ride with lunch was fine. I want to make a very special thanks to the driver who was great with helping me load and unload my electric foldable wheelchair. Without the chair this trip would not have been possible.

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February 20, 2020

The tour was fun and we enjoyed it all day.

March 11, 2020

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