Day trip

Bangkok in a Day: Must-Visit Highlights Tour with a Guide

Activity provider: Quality Thai Guide
Day trip

Bangkok in a Day: Must-Visit Highlights Tour with a Guide

Activity provider: Quality Thai Guide
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From US$ 114.79 per person

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Visit the top highlight destinations in Bangkok in one day, including the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and Chinatown.

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Duration 7 hours
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Pickup included
You will be picked up by your guide on foot from your accommodation in Bangkok to begin the tour


  • Visit the magnificent Grand Palace and numerous other significant temples
  • Tick off your visits to major sites like Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and Chinatown
  • Learn the rich history and culture of Thailand from an experienced guide
  • Choose from a public transportation option or a private air-conditioned car option
Full description

Explore the top sights in Bangkok on this day trip. Visit the Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha, Wat Arun, and take a stroll through the vibrant and bustling old market in Chinatown.

Cross the Chao Phraya River on a boat ride. Begin your 7-hour tour with a pick-up from the main lobby of your hotel in Bangkok at 08:00 AM.

Then, visit the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, the former residence of the kings of Thailand since 1782, by local public transport. Learn about Thai history and culture from your personal tour guide. After the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, continue to Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha where you can marvel at the great Reclining Buddha.

Cross the magnificent Chao Phraya River by public boat to visit Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn. It is one of the must-visit landmarks in Bangkok where you can spot its famous giant tower, standing 70 meters high. Have an optional Thai lunch at the local restaurant before transferring to Chinatown by subway train.

Explore Chinatown and the old market to observe the local way of life. Your journey will end with a return transfer to your hotel in Bangkok.

Instead of using public transport, you can select the option to have a private air-conditioned car for your trip. There is also the option to book a private canal tour in Bangkok by long-tail boat for approximately 1 hour.

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • All transportation fees as per itinerary
  • All Admission and activity fees as per itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Bangkok
  • Accident Insurance
  • Meals and drink
  • Tips
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels near airports
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Video recording
  • Sportswear
  • Tight clothing

Know before you go

  • Please provide the names of all travelers for the accident insurance
  • The program might change as the Grand Palace can sometimes close without prior notice and this will be replaced another destination
  • The tour starts at 8 AM and lasts approximately 7-8 hours, finishing at around 3:30-4 PM
  • This trip requires some walking
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 219 reviews

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My wife and I selected the private tour with car, and both our tour guide (Time) and driver (Hua) were excellent. Time was able to guide us through the Royal Palace, Queen’s Silk Museum, and the resting Buddha taking pictures of us both at specific photogenic spots then using iPhone airdrop to deliver our pictures with excellent use of portrait mode. Our driver Hua was great at door to door service from our hotel, dropping us of as close as possible to each site and then picking us up with the air conditioning turned up and a cold towelette to refresh our face and neck cooling us down quickly. Time guided us through Chinatown and his recommendation for lunch was delicious.

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March 13, 2023

Had an amazing tour day around Bangkok :) Our guide Gwen and Mr. Bong were so great, we learned a lot and saw everything at our own pace with the personalised tour. We loved the trip with them, totally recommend to ask for them when you want to visit Bangkok !!

March 1, 2023

Bangkok in a Day was the most wonderful start to our trip we could have hoped for! Lucky, our tour guide, was incredibly kind and had so much knowledge to share with us about Thai history, culture and the present day means of the temples and sites we visited. Not only was it amazing to have someone to translate for us, we had someone who knew the best spots for us to go to (who also happened to be an Ace photographer). 10/10 recommend this tour and 15/10 recommend Lucky as your tour guide!!!

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February 20, 2023

Product ID: 176568