Kanchanaburi and Death Railway Private Tour from Bangkok

4.4 / 5

8 reviews

Kanchanaburi and Death Railway Private Tour from Bangkok

From $162.86 per person

Experience a piece of World War II history on a private full-day tour from Bangkok. Learn the 20th-century history of Kanchanaburi Province and ride the infamous Death Railway over the River Kwai.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from the lobby of your hotel in Bangkok city center.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the World War II history of Kanchanaburi Province
  • Take a scenic ride on the infamous Death Railway
  • See the original bridge over the River Kwai
Full description
Benefit from very early morning pickup at your hotel in Bangkok, and then travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle to Kanchanaburi, established in the late 18th century by King Rama I as a defensive outpost against attack from Burma. Visit the interactive Burmese Railway Museum, dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway built by the Empire of Japan in 1943. See period photos and models to get a better understanding about the background of what happened during World War II. Pay your respects at the War Cemetery and visit the memorial to some 6,000 Allied prisoners of war. Then, take a scenic train ride on the notorious Death Railway, constructed by prisoners of war on the orders of the Japanese. Break for a local lunch at a restaurant before exploring the local community of Pak Preak. Visit the house of a former member of the underground V Organization from the days of Japanese occupation before traveling back to Bangkok.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Train ticket
  • Lunch
  • Expressway fee
  • Extra meals or drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional or additional expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Umbrella
    • Camera

    Know before you go

    • It is roughly a 2 to 2.5 hour journey to reach Kanchanaburi province
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 8 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      3.8/5
    • Safety
      4.2/5
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    Excellent from the start to the finish... pat and driver were great and very informative with a splash of fun throw in.. would recommend

    January 18, 2020

    had an amazing time, guide was knowledgeable and funny, museum was interesting, the train ride gives you an excellent view of the mountains and especially the river near the caves, it was a wonderful day out

    July 14, 2019

    Food poisoning

    The food was luke warm, including the rice. My partner & I, were very unwell with diorhea, stomach cramps & sickness for 3 days after.

    December 6, 2018

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