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Ayutthaya Ancient Capital with River Cruise, Lunch & Palace

by Tour East Thailand
per adult Price is AU$77
Duration: 9h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Full day exploring UNESCO-listed former capital of Ayutthaya

  • Ancient Buddha statue encased in a tree at Wat Mahathat

  • Former Thai royal summer residence at Bang Pa-In Palace

  • Visit to the historic 15th-century temple of Wat Na Phra Men

  • Delicious buffet lunch on a boat along Chayo Praya River

Highlights

  • Full day exploring UNESCO-listed former capital of Ayutthaya

  • Ancient Buddha statue encased in a tree at Wat Mahathat

  • Former Thai royal summer residence at Bang Pa-In Palace

  • Visit to the historic 15th-century temple of Wat Na Phra Men

  • Delicious buffet lunch on a boat along Chayo Praya River

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7:30 AM, Tour without Hotel Pick-up in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h

Live Commentary in English. This option does not includes roundtrip transport to and from your Bangkok hotel. You must make your own way to the designated meeting location by 7:30 AM. This option is non-refundable. Please make your way and check in 15 minutes before tour departure.

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Total price is AU$76.66, taxes included

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7:30 AM, Tour with Hotel Pick-up in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h

Live Commentary in English. This option includes a roundtrip transport to and from your Bangkok city hotel.

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Total price is AU$114.99, taxes included

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Ayutthaya Ancient Capital with River Cruise, Lunch & Palace

Activity Location

Ayutthaya

Bangkok

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Bangkok


Description

Discover the rich history, fascinating architecture, and iconic buildings of Ayutthaya, an ancient royal capital. Visit the former royal residence at Bang Pa-In Palace, marvel at the Wat Mahathat and Wat Na Phra Men temples, and cruise the waters of Chao Phraya River while enjoying a delicious lunch.

Begin your full-day tour with a journey north of Bangkok to Ayutthaya. The capital and namesake of a 14th-century Siamese kingdom, the preserved ruins of the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with archaeological wonders—palaces, temples, and statues.

Start exploring at the majestic waterfront complex of the Bang Pa-In Palace, the former summer residence of Thai royalty. After roaming its ponds, gardens, and pavilions, continue to the temple of Wat Mahathat, where you can see a special tree with the face of Buddha encased in its trunk.

From there, tour mystic Wat Na Phra Men which houses a golden seated Buddha statue. Listen to your knowledgeable guide share the story of the Burmese invasion that destroyed the city, and hear how this remarkable temple was preserved from the fire. Your exploration of spiritual sites continues at Wat Lokaya Sutharam, where you can see the largest reclining Buddha image in Ayutthaya.

Next, hop on board a riverboat and enjoy a buffet lunch while cruising along the gentle currents of the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Ayuttyaya and Bang Pa

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Bangkok city hotel by coach (if selected)

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If chosen, pick-up is available from hotels in Bangkok. You will be able to arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Ayutthaya Ancient Capital with River Cruise, Lunch & Palace ratings based on 196 Verified Reviews

Expedia-Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5/5 13 Feb. 2020

This a great tour. Our hotel pick up was early. Our tour bus was clean and tidy, and the air-con worked a treat. Donna, our tour guide, was full of information and very funny. There was enough free time at each location to wander around and enjoy the sights. The return river cruise was relaxing and the buffet lunch had heaps of choices and was yummy. We highly recommend this day tour.

2/5 2 Feb. 2020

The title atraction is Ayutthaya Ancient Capital, however we only spent 20 minutes at the main site. The whole tour felt rushed and the selection of sites had more to do with where the shops the tour guide/tour operator were getting kick backs from than actual those that were of most interest. Generally I struggled to understand what was being said due to a poor sound system, poor English and a coach full of increasingly frustrated and chatty people. The river cruise was pleasant, although a little long, the food was really good and there was a wide selection. Drinks were quite expensive so might be worth picking up some cans from one of the many many shops on the tour.

5/5 24 Jan. 2020

Nice tour BUT captain of ship does not shake the black passengers’ hands. I took notice when walking off of the cruise, as soon as we docked, that the captain shook every white and Asian person’s hands while exiting the boat except mine, my aunt, and the 5 other black men. He gestured a wave to acknowledge us but there was nothing else beyond that. Very saddened by that because the lady who was our tour guide did an EXCELLENT job and the food was great. But his behavior is a very poor example of professionalism and character.

Mercedes T

United States