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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

By: Tour East
From US$74,00
Highlights
  • Full-day Kanchanaburi and River Kwai 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
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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour
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Overview
Visit the “Bridge on 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. You’ll hear fascinating commentary from your guide along the way, and enjoy convenient pickup at select hotels.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Bangkok, and board a climate-controlled coach for Kanchanaburi, a lush province that’s 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok.

You’ll pass sugar cane fields, rice paddies, and pineapple plantations, then make the first stop of the day at the River Kwai, 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 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Highlight of our trip

What an amazing tour! We had such a fantastic time, I can’t say enough about this tour. The driver picked us up from our hotel right on time and then we were taken to a local hotel nearby where we hopped onto a nice air...More

Thank Annalisa B
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Annalisa, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a very thorough and accurate Review for the benefit of those interested in this tour! Tour East is very happy that you found the tour educating, moving, exciting, etc. (all-in-all, breathtaking might be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great day of touring

We had a fantastic day taking this tour. It is all day but worth it. We went with our young adult sons and they both said it was one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand. Our tour guide 'Boy' made the day interesting...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from Thailand! Thank you for your Review (which validates the many positive Reviews of this “fantastic” tour. Please be assured that I will advise Boy of your kind words. I am sure that he will be delighted to have heard from you! We do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well run small group tour that delivered on our expectations

What an excellent day we had on this tour. Given that the railway if a few hours outside of Bangkok we had to be up early and ready to go. Collected in a small mini bus then decanter-ed onto a larger bus. Still the tour...More

Thank Nigel B
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nigel, Thanks very much for taking the time to write! Very happy to see that you had an excellent day. Plenty to see and experience and learn about in just one day. I would like to thank you particularly for making the comment about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Interesting tour, difficult group

The tour did live up to our expectations. The only negative was the composition of the tour. In our tour the most participants were older than 60. Therefore the guide tried to fight to excite the group about the history. If you are interested in...More

Thank Alexander W
Nick C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alexander, Thanks for the review. The age range is very mixed for this tour. We have lots of international students who want to learn what happened here at the River Kwai as this is a historical tour. This is not a day to be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour

Extremely interesting for people passionate by history!!! The tour starts at 7 am (but they came to pick us up at our hotel at 6:15). I strongly advise this tour to people interested in something else than massage and cheap beers. We were 10 foreigners...More

Thank Mehdi-Frédéric B
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings from Bangkok! Indeed it is a long day but it is so very worth it, especially for the history-buffs! Thank you very much for your Review. And I have no doubt that you will return home feeling the better for having visited this area!...More

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