Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: Thailand, Central Region, Bangkok
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  • 9 hours
  • Bangkok
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai on this thorough private tour from Bangkok. The beginning of the Death Railway (also known as the Burma Railway), the famous bridge that spans Thailand’s River Kwai is a poignant reminder of the thousands of prisoners of war and forced laborers who lost their lives during the construction of the railway in World War Two. With a private guide, visit the bridge, the JEATH War Museum and Allied War Grave, and take a long-tailed boat ride on the river. Lunch is included.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Moving and memorable sums up your private Bridge on the River Kwai tour from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, 80 miles (130 km) west of the city. The Thai province is an agricultural area, with sugar-cane fields, rice paddies and pineapple plantations all forming significant portions of the rural landscape.

The famous bridge, which marks the beginning of the Death Railway, is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced laborers who lost their lives while building the railway during World War Two. The construction 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 to Rangoon, Burma (aka Myanmar), in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Thousands of POWs and laborers died in the process.

During your tour with a private guide, visit one of the Allied War Grave cemeteries before visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period. A long-tailed speedboat ride will then take you up the river to the bridge itself, where you have ample time to explore at your leisure. A ride on a local train is also included before returning to Bangkok.

Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Local train ride
  • Long-tail speedboat ride
  • Admission fees

Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible
  • Restroom facilities available
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking; failure to do so may result in cancellation
Departure Point

Select Bangkok hotels (pickup time from your hotel may vary slightly depending on your hotel location)


Departure Time

6:30am

Hotel pickup and drop-off are NOT available from the following hotels:
Novotel Suvarnabhumi - Bang Na (near Suvarnabhumi Airport) Niran Grand - Bang Na Nototel Bang Na - Bang Na Royal Princess Srinakarin - Bang Na Amari Don Muang - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Airport Suite Bangkok - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Asia Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Ebina House - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Rama Gardens - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Quality Suite Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Miracle Grand Convention - Laksi Inn Come Sweet - Chatuchak Chaleena Princess - Ramkamheng Grand Hitech Tower Inn - Ekkamai Forum Park - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi) Rio Residence - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi) Royal Pacific Plaza - Rama 9 Oasis - Huang Kwang P R Union - Thonburi Gold Orchid Bangkok - Suttisan And selected areas

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

9 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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Joan J

Guide and driver excellent! Guide very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot on trip there and back from Bangkok to River Quai. Buffet lunch more than adequate. Fabulous day out!

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Larry

Tiny our guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She not only knew about our tour to River Kwai but was a wealth of information on Bangkok and Thailand in general. Thank you Tiny for a great day. We also had a great driver, thank you both for an enjoyable day.Ellen and shane

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Camille W

This tour was very interesting. Growing up in America we never realized that Thailan played a role in World War II and that there was a bridge that was built during this time frame. While it was very sad, it was nice to see and learn about this history that affected and killed so many people. The train ride was beautiful.

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Paul K

Very knowledgeable. Great tour! Would definitely recommend.

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bpbennett7

Excellent private trip, managed to see and do all the things we wanted to do on this trip.

User's Picture Gallery

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Thai-Burma Railway train underway.

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Vanda our terrific tour guide.

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View from boat ride of the Bridge over the River Kwai

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Thai-Burma Railway train engine.

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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery - beautifully maintained.

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Train to Wang Pho

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Train to Wang Pho

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Train to Wang Pho

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River Kwai

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DEATH Museum Entrance

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Bride Over River Kwai

Long Tail Boat Ride to bridge

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Sobre a ponte, sob o sol...

Calor, sol do meio dia, é aconselhável sevar uma sobrinha e muita água.

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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

In memory of those who lost their lives.

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Arriving at the Bridge

Arriving by Boat at the Bridge. Jaimmy was first out for a photo opportunity.

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