River Kwai Tour: Historic WWII Landmarks and Scenic Death Railway Journey
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153 Ratings
Khwaeng Suriya Wong
Experience the historic River Kwai Tour, exploring WWII landmarks and embarking on a scenic Death Railway journey. Visit the infamous bridge, war cemetery, JEATH Museum, and enjoy a buffet lunch. Round trip transfer included.
Duration: 11 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Kanchanaburi War Cemetery - Itinerary:

  • Pick up from various hotels in Bangkok.

  • Depart Bangkok for Kanchanaburi by minibus.Arrival at Kanchanaburi and visit the War Cemetery of the allied prisoners of World War II.

  • JEATH War Museum - - Jeath Museum (the museum of World War II)

  • Bridge Over the River Kwai - Walk along the bridge over the river kwai

  • Burma-Thai Railway - Take the train trip along the Death railway sight-seeing the Countryside and exciting passing by wooden viaduct built by the P.O.W.S. situated on sheer cliff side over-looking the River Kwai.

  • Tham Kra Sae Bridge - - Arrival at Wang-Po railway station. Lunch will be provided. Depart from the restaurant to Bangkok.

  • Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotels.

Child Policy:

  • Child over than 120 cms we will charge as adult rate
What's Included
  • Lunch
  • In-vehicle air conditioning
  • Round Trip Transfer
  • English Speaking guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

The trip includes a visit to the infamous bridge on the River Kwai, built by Allied prisoners of war (POW) during World War II. It includes a visit to a war cemetery containing the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers who died while building the bridge and constructing the notorious -Death Railway-. At the JEATH Museum, guests will see a replica of a Japanese POW camp, followed by a train journey along a stunning stretch of the -Death Railway-. A buffet lunch is served upon arrival at Wang Po station, close to the Burmese border.

  • JEATH Museum

  • Visit Japanese POW camp

  • Exciting train journey at Death Railway

  • Buffet lunch at Wang Po station

  • Round Trip Transfer

  • We are SHA Plus certified. ​ A certificate awarded to an organisation proving that they have approved Covid-19 health and preventative protocols in place and that 70% or more of all employees have been fully vaccinated.
  • Please wait at Hotel Lobby 15 minutes before the time specified on this voucher to start.
  • Any late from your side may be re-allocated to a later time if available, Otherwise this will be auto canceled with charge 100%.
  • Driver can be late up to 15- 45 Minutes due to Traffic or any unwanted clauses.
  • Please note the activity time can be affected by several factors including weather, equipment maintenance or safety protocols.
  • Delicious Thai-style lunch at a local restaurant
  • Please note height for child is below 110 cm, if over 110 cm please use price for adult
Location
Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom
Silom Road
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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(153 Ratings)
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Nasrin_s
May 4, 2024
Thanks - I havd heard about kwei bridg, it was very good.im happy that I saw. And we had good launch. Our tour gid had a lot of information. And I learned a lot. Thanks
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Ianw800
Apr 19, 2024
River Kwai day trip - Very good day trip.. Tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable. got on train at kanchanaburi town station so stop before River Kwai station so we had best seats
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Simon_b
Apr 17, 2024
A day to remember - our guide was so knowledgeable he also took loads of pictures and videos of the day and sent to all A small group tour which was good the day was very long but had to be to fit all the experience strongly recommend take optional long boat ride up river
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Audrey_b
Apr 12, 2024
Wonderful experience - Jira was a wonderful tour guide and made the trip very memorable. She brought plenty of water and very knowledgeable about the sites and area.
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Amii_ouo
Apr 10, 2024
A trip for the history buffs and those interested in WWII - Highly recommend this tour. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide who ran us through the itinerary at the start of the trip and provided background before arrival at the first point of interest. He also took pictures of the group through the tour on his phone which are sent to you at the end, complimentary. Good for solo travellers. The war cemetery was peaceful and you could walk through the rows to see the different allied forces that rested there (aussies near the front entrance to the left). The museum, though small, was a good reminder of what war actually looked like. The railway, particularly near the river is a stunning but somber reminder of what people died to create and that this was all done by hand. Some of the track is being replaced due to its age but the line is thesame. Other notes, I did quite enjoy the extras that I paid for; the short boat ride under the bridge thay was bombed by the US Air Forcr and the upgrade to reserve seating in the train which guaranteed a seat, snack, water for the 1hr train ride (economy looked full that day and it was too hot to potenially stand for that long) which was THB 300 for each extra (THB 600 total for extras). The buffet lunch was a solid selection of Thai food and desserts with instant coffee or tea included. Ate till full and awesome view of the river :). Option to buy cold drinks too if desired.
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Gerald_murphy
May 6, 2024
Great views and sunset setting. - The bridge and especially final temple at sundown made the journey worth it. Beware its a 2.5 hour journey to first stop and 3 hour bus journey back. Very good lunch provided.
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Pichieh_l
May 4, 2024
Memorable Trip to River Kawai and the Bridge - Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful with taking photos for solo travellers like me and forwarding them immediately by WhatsApp. It was a memorable and poignant tour.
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Tracy_c
Apr 16, 2024
Great day out - I enjoyed this experience the guide gave some history and background to Prisoner of war soldiers and Asian men who built the railway line. The museum is not kept very well and needs cleaning as the pictures were very dirty and we were rushed through and not given time to digest the information. The war memorial site is very humbling so many lost lives 🥲. The train ride was very good with lots to see. It is worth the upgrade 500 BHT to have a double seat. You are able to walk over the bridge which was an amazing experience. Lunch was very good and plenty of choice. There is a little market at the end to wander round after lunch.
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X7057ttgeraldb
May 12, 2024
Run Away… Far Away - My trip was very unpleasant, my reasons follow. After your initial payment there is an “upgrade” charge at the first stop for a seat on the train, I somehow missed this upgrade and was separated from my group and sat in the baggage car (alone) causing me to miss the stop where my group exited the train. I wound up at a different stop and had to wait for a ride back to my group. The tour guide ( OOM ) was just as bored as the tour group and used videos instead of explaining the historical significance of our initial itinerary. Each stop is approximately 20 minutes, except lunch, which was decent, anyway, you are constantly rushed due to the two hour drive ( each way ) and the one and a half hour train ride. The vans are old and in disrepair and not very comfortable. I would not recommend this tour company as there are better choices out there.
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Lawrence_k
Apr 5, 2024
Expensive for what you see. Long train ride a lot of dust and smoke. Great tour guide though - The tour leaves much to be desired. It was more hype than what we expected. Not enough information and the train ride is extremely long for what you actually see.
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