Discover the very best of Bangkok in this incredible 1-day Bangkok shore excursion. Take a scenic speedboat ride on the Chao Phraya River to see famous landmarks, such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and Royal Barges Museum, dotted along the waterways. Learn about the reinvention of Thai silk trade at Jim Thomson House. If you have time, mingle with locals and tourists alike at the exuberant Asiatique night market.

Tour Code: TSB01
Duration: 1 day
Start/End: Laem Chabang (or Klong Toey) port/Laem Chabang (or Klong Toey) port
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Bangkok shore excursions from cruise ship

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A-Glimpse-of-Bangkok-Bangkok-shore-excursionsMeet your private guide and driver upon pickup from Laem Chabang (or Klong Toey) Port, who’ll drive you to the Jim Thompson House Museum – an elaborate complex of six old teak homes. There houses an extensive collection of Thai traditional paintings, Sawankalok Pottery, Benjarong porcelain and Khmer statues.

Jim Thompson HouseContinue on to the sacred Wat Phrakaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Venture deep into the Grand Palace grounds to see Thailand’s holiest site – the Emerald Buddha. Marvel at the impressive Thai architecture and lavish design of the Grand Palace complex. Visit the Royal Grand Palace, where many Thai Royal Family’s ceremonies take place.

Next, board a long tail speed boat to cruise the Bangkok Canal, passing by the Royal Barges Museum, which houses several impressive barges with excellent details in the workmanship. Once war vessels, they are now used in royal processions, such as celebrations or religious ceremonies. Along the way, you’ll also see the Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun), one of Bangkok’s most iconic landmarks. Expect to find locals doing their daily businesses along the canals, such as transporting rice.

Temple of the DawnIf you wish to spend the night in Bangkok city, your guide will show you around the Asiatique Night Market in the evening. Browse through endless alleys of bustling shops to search for your best bargains. Otherwise, after the canal ride, you’ll be sent back to the port. Trip ends.


What’s included? 

  • Round trip transfer from the ports to Bangkok in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded? 

  • Pre & After accommodation
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses