Bangkok Basics, City Break
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Explore some of the most interesting cultural sites in Thailand during this 4-day trip centred around Bangkok. Wander through the awe-inspiring Grand Palace, as well as through various fascinating temples in which you can admire gigantic statues of Buddah. Be enchanted by the dreamlike quality of Damnoen Saduak, the floating market, and the vibrant intensity of the Maeklong Railway Market. A trip to remember.
Bangkok: Explore the cities most renowned temples, as well as the magnificent Grand Palace
Damnoen Saduak: Watch the congested canals filled with sturdy canoes laden with fresh fruits and vegetables at this unforgettable market
Maeklong Railway Market: Yet another unique setting for a market, in this case, on top of an active railway track
- Operated with English speaking guide
- Operated with Italian/French/Spanish or German speaking guide with an extra supplement
Tours in different languages can be combined in our vehicles for seat-in-coach itineraries. There will be a guide for each language*
- 3 nights’ accommodation
- 3 breakfasts
- Inbound Airport transfer from Bangkok International Airport or from inner city hotels
- Air-conditioned transportation as stated in the programme
- Outbound Airport transfer to Bangkok International Airport or to inner city hotels
ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
- All entrance fees as indicated; half day Royal Grand Palace and Temple Tour, Maeklong Railway Market and floating market of “Damnoen Saduak”
- Meet & Greet at Bangkok airport
- Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
- Gratuity for driver and guide
- Optional tours
- International or domestic flight tickets and airport taxes or visa fees
- Pick-up/ Drop off from outer Bangkok hotels hotels on days 1 and 4
Note: Tours in different languages can be combined in our vehicles for seat-in-coach itineraries. There will be a guide for each language
BANGKOK SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT: On arrival at Bangkok Airport please collect your luggage and proceed to the exit in the Customs Hall and make your way to the meeting point at gate number 6 (six) inside the terminal. You will be met by a representative of Destination Services who will be holding a sign with your name on it. The representative will be wearing a beige shirt or beige polo shirt with a Destination Services badge. Should you fail to meet our guide, please contact the ATTA (Association of Thai Travel Agents) counter at the arrivals hall. They will contact our airport rep and somebody will be with you for assistance as soon as possible
Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents
What do I need to bring?
Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Thailand. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
Day 1-3 Bangkok
- Superior Hotel Category = Century Park or similar 4*
- Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.
Day 1 : ARRIVAL BANGKOK
After landing at Bangkok International Airport, a tour representative will meet and greet you before guiding you to the transfer to your hotel. Then spend the rest of this first day at leisure, becoming acquainted with the vibrant city of Bangkok. Perhaps you could indulge yourself with a traditional Thai Massage, surprise your taste buds with the local flavours and cap off the day by enjoying the sunset from any of the stylish rooftop bars which have blossomed in the city’s skyscrapers in recent years… the options are limitless.
Overnight in Bangkok
Day 2 : HALF- DAY ROYAL GRAND PALACE AND TEMPLE TOUR
After breakfast, prepare to spend half a day exploring three of the most important Buddhist temples in Bangkok. Begin at Wat Traimit, also known as the temple of the Golden Buddha, which houses a 3-metre-tall statue made from solid gold and that weighs 5.5 tonnes. Then pass through Chinatown on your way to Wat Pho, the temple of the Reclining Buddha and home to the Chedis of the Kings. This 46-metre-long and 15-metre-high Buddha is the largest in Bangkok, and it illustrates the passing of the Buddha into nirvana. The Grand Palace, former residence of the Kings of Bangkok, is one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Siamese court. Here you will see a variety of palaces used for different occasions: the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple. To round off the tour, call in at a local lapidary factory and showroom where you will be able to get locally made jewellery, handicrafts and silk at competitive prices.
Note: The Grand Palace is closed during special royal ceremonies and during visiting heads of state.
Overnight in Bangkok
Day 3 : RAILWAY MARKET AND DAMNERN SADUAK FLOATING MARKET
Depart from Bangkok and head to Maeklong Railway Market, also known as Talad Rom Hoop. Upon arrival, the guide will introduce you to the history of this area. See the action in several minutes before the train passing through the market. The process happens so quick it will amaze you for the unique moment. Then go to the world-famous floating market of “Damnoen Saduak”, there are countless floating markets throughout the country, the colourfully clad merchants at these lively markets paddle along congested canals in sturdy canoes laden with fresh fruits and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. This is an exciting and fun way to see the local like and to go bargain hunting. Transfer back to Bangkok. Breakfast included.
Overnight in Bangkok
Day 4 : DEPART BANGKOK
Wake up to one last breakfast at the hotel before enjoying some free time for you to spend at leisure before the unescorted transfer back to Bangkok Airport, where you’ll catch your onward flight to your following destination.