Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Destination: Thailand, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Bangkok
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Kanchanaburi's famous Bridge on the River Kwai and the beginning of the Death Railway is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. This full day guided tour from Bangkok also includes a visit to the war museum and the opportunity to ride a local train.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Rail Tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, 279 Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

The Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is the main prisoner of war cemetery for victims of Japanese imprisonment while building the Burma Railway during the 2nd World War.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: JEATH War Museum, Wat Chai Chumphon Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

Visit the Jeath War Museum. Dive into the history of the construction of the Death Railway and how it was built by the prisoners of war during World War 2.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: River Kwai, Kanchanaburi Thailand

Take a long Tail Boat and cruise under the River Kwai Bridge

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bridge Over the River Kwai, Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

Fascinating, nostalgic and memorable sums up this full day tour to Kanchanaburi, 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok. The province itself is an agricultural area with sugar cane, rice paddies and pineapple plantations all forming significant portions of the stunning Thai rural landscape. Whether a war buff or rail enthusiast, everyone has a different reason to see this symbolic bridge.

The famous bridge and the beginning of the 'Death Railway', which lies 1 mile outside the town of Kanchanaburi, is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War. The building of the bridge in 1943 was one part of a huge Japanese wartime project to link existing Thai and Burmese railway lines to create a direct route from Bangkok, Thailand to Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Thousands of POW's and laborers died in the process. During your tour a visit will be made to one of the Allied War Grave cemeteries (often an emotional experience) before visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period.

An exhilarating long tailed speed boat ride will then take you down river to the famous bridge itself where you have ample time to explore at your own leisure. A ride on a local train is also included before returning to Bangkok city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Burma-Thai Railway, Kanchanaburi Thailand

Hop on a train which will make you discover the jungle of this region while Riding the Death Railway.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Departure Point

Narai Hotel, 222 Si Lom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Traveler pickup is offered
We Pick up from all hotels in the city center of Bangkok.
Departure Time: 7:00 am
Pick up Time: Pick up from Bangkok city hotels 10 - 45 minutes prior to the departure time
Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm.


Departure Time

7:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

9 to 10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Stephen R

glad tour happened and was able to see bridge - learned some history and enjoyed the train ride - be prepared to be in van for awhile

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Chad T

If you are interested in WWII history this is a great tour. Seeing the famous bridge and riding the Death Railway was an outstanding experience.

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Andy G

Great tour. Long day, but relaxing. Guide was good. Great for history and a good trip out of the city

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travisshivley

This tour was well worth the trip. There are some other reviews which complained about the time it takes, but the description states everything you need to know. Highly recommend. We were picked up from our hotel around 6:30 am to meet with others on the trip at a central hotel, this makes it easier with how bad Bangkok traffic is. We then had a 2.5 hour drive out to Kanchanaburi to see the memorial cemetery for the prisoners who died during the construction of the railway. We then went to a small museum to learn about and see the conditions the workers had to live in. After a quick speed boat ride down the river, we arrived at a train station with a market area. The sights there were great and the got to see the bridge over the river that was built by the prisoners. We then got on the train to see the country side and other notable points on the route. At the end, there was a buffet lunch of delicious Thai food. Once we were done, we had a 3 hour drive back (some in traffic which made it seem longer). Then we had a private transfer back to our hotel. We got back around 5 pm. Only thing you need is a small snack for the morning trip and drinking water you may want.

Image - 28 Oct 2019 -

Devon R

Incredible trip reminding us of what we should never forget. Very Moving cemetery visit, the museums haunting images depicting the sacrafice of this monumental feat. Guide - Peter and our driver were fantastc.

User's Picture Gallery

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My son Anas looking at the breathtaking sceenery during the train ride

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My son Anas enjoying the ride in the first class

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One of the stop at one of the stations along the journey

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View from the train

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View from the train

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In the VIP cabin of the train on the Death Railway

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On the death railway

View along the ride to Nam Tok

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On the death railway

Very scenic ride on a Thai train.

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death railway train

death railway train.

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here comes our train

part of the tour on the death railway train ride 1hr45mins great day.

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Kanchanaboury War Cemetery

So many graves!

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The Bridge

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