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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

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Overview
Visit the “Bridge Over the River Kwai” and the Death Railway on a full-day tour from Bangkok that explores Thailand’s wartime history. See Kanchanaburi’s main World War II sites in a single day, including the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum, and ride the Death Railway that was laid by imprisoned laborers. Hear fascinating commentary from your guide along the way, and enjoy convenient pickup in Bangkok.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Narai Hotel
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  • 1
    Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    JEATH War Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    River Kwai
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Bridge Over the River Kwai
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Burma-Thai Railway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Narai Hotel
222 Si Lom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
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Highlights
  • Full-day Kanchanaburi and Kwai River tour from Bangkok
  • Ride a speedboat on the river to the landmark bridge
  • Learn the story of the Death Railway as you ride the historic line
  • See Allied graves in a WWII-era cemetery
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at selected Bangkok hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Bangkok, and board a climate-controlled coach for Kanchanaburi, a lush province west of Bangkok. Pass sugar cane fields, rice paddies, and pineapple plantations, then make the first stop of the day at the Kwai River, boarding a long-tail speed boat to the site of the bridge, an icon of the classic novel about wartime Thailand. Next, pay your respects to fallen prisoners of war and laborers at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, and continue to the JEATH War Museum to see WWII artifacts and images. Delve into the jungle where POWs lived and worked as you ride the “Death Railway,” covering tracks built to join the Thai and Burmese railway lines. After a full day of exploring Kanchanaburi, begin the scenic return trip to Bangkok, where this tour concludes at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Narai Hotel, 222 Si Lom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Duration
9–10 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Donald J wrote a review 15 Feb
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Informative and entertaining tour. I had seen the movie “The Death Railway” a few years ago and seeing the location and getting the history first hand brought it to life. Would recommend it particularly to history buffs.
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Date of experience: February 2020
John F wrote a review 12 Feb
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Disappointed in Jeath museum- some of the money they receive from the visits should be reinvested in the exhibits as they are deteriorating alarmingly. Our guide Tum Tum was good fun and looked after us well.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from TourEastThailand, Director of Sales at Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
Responded 5 days ago
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the trip and good experience interacting with our service. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future, thank you for trusting Tour East Thailand.
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Alastair W wrote a review 07 Feb
1 contribution
Our guide was really friendly and helpful, about 2 hours for the journey plus 30 mins before that for the pickup from hotel. the first couple of stops were fairly quick so it could all be fitted in, but there wasn't much to see anyway. The boat ride to the bridge and the train
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from TourEastThailand, Director of Sales at Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
Responded 5 days ago
Much appreciate you spending time to write us valuable feedback. Customer's satisfaction is the most we wising for. Thank you for trusting Tour East Thailand.
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stuartjohnh2017 wrote a review 05 Feb
10 contributions3 helpful votes
This trip was not very good mainly due to the guide and driver . The time to get there and back from Bangkok was around 6 hours and the driver had a speed alarm set in the van which he consistently drove above causing the slam to sound the whole journey!! The guides English was
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from TourEastThailand, Director of Sales at Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
Responded 5 days ago
Much appreciated you bring this matter to our attention, in order to have a faster investigate we need sufficient info from you. Please provide us your full name and booking no. through info@toureast.net We need to improve our service from your feedback, then we need to know which driver and guide who assisted you.
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Quest23118153606 wrote a review 05 Feb
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I enjoyed my Birthday trip on the train it was brillaint,plus my trip down the river by boat thank you to all staff and tour guides a great day out.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Road730831
30
Very average
great views but the dining very is very everage i don't think i will nine there again not worth the prise
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charliemT3204HY
Greeley, Colorado
154
Bangkok fun
Yea, there’s nothing like the floating market in Bangkok. Seriously a must see for anyone that has the chance to
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Roger B
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
91
Cool Floating Market - not sure about the Elephant Village
Quite a long drive and a stupid early start at 6.10am but necessary to get out of Bangkok quickly. Floating
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Donald J
10
Interesting tour of building the Thailand-Burma railroad during WWII
Informative and entertaining tour. I had seen the movie “The Death Railway” a few years ago and seeing the
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GAH305
Manchester, United Kingdom
153
Good for one off
An effort to copy Las Vegas over the top appeal Off course has an edge due to its nature Not bad for one time
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kdkbjt
London, United Kingdom
31
Cool place ruined by tourist garbage
The floating markets are a really cool place that is ruined by the amount of crap on sale for tourists. It's all
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John F
10
Nostalgia trip
Disappointed in Jeath museum- some of the money they receive from the visits should be reinvested in the exhibits
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Fbalaji
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
50
Day trip Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise
Started very early (6:30am) as they collected all tourists in a central location for onward journey to Ayutthaya.
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Jennifer C
20
Great experience
Overall a nice tour, would recommend. Tour guide kept the tour moving. The tour was on time and informative! Entry
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Goh Soh Lee
20
Trip to Ayutthaya
A friend helped us arranged Ayutthaya trip. It's our 2nd last day in Bangkok but my teenage girl wasn't ready to
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