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Private Tour: Thai-Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

By: Tour East
  • See the River Kwai bridge and the Death Railway in Kanchanaburi
  • Learn about the prisoners that perished while working on the railway
  • Visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, where WWII dead were buried
Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
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Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
From US$94.57
Visit the Thai–Burma Death Railway and Kwai River bridge with your own private guide on this full-day tour from Bangkok. Learn about this important World War II site, and see the river bridge, JEATH War Museum, and Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Take a longtail boat ride on the Kwai River and have the flexibility to spend more time at places of interest on this private tour.
What to Expect
After hotel pickup in central Bangkok, travel by a private air-conditioned vehicle to Kanchanaburi—a distance of about 80 miles (130 kilometers).

Upon arrival, take in several important sites in the region. Visit the Death Railway and the Bridge Over the River Kwai, memorials to the thousands of prisoners of war who were forced and died to build the railway through the dense jungle during WWII.

You’ll also visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum, a small open-air museum with photos, paintings, and artifacts from WWII prisoners.

Have lunch and take a longtail speedboat ride on the River Kwai, before taking a ride on the local train in a return trip to Bangkok at the end of the day.
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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent trip

We took the trip by booking direct with your east vs coming via Viator or Expedia and we really enjoyed , The bridge was awsome and with a 200 bhat person we upgraded to a first class cabin which got us seats and some food...More

1  Thank Dhruv G
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dhruv, Glad that you enjoy the Bridge in the River Kwai tour. Thank you for taking the time to write. The place we stop at for lunch normally gets good Reviews (considering the low price expected by the guests) but I take you feedback...More

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile
Great Experience

Make sure you get the train. It's worth the investment of a full day. A really good experience. A must do day trip from BKK

2  Thank Kurt K
Nick C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Dear Kurt, Great to see you had enjoyable day trip to the River Kwai which is a must from Bangkok. The train is a great experience and I really enjoyed it too when I visited recently. Thanks for the booking! Nick

Reviewed April 13, 2018
An amazing experience and well worth it!

We opted for a private tour as we were only in Bangkok for one day and had to catch a flight immediately after this trip. We had to pay a little extra but our driver took us straight to the airport. The other bonus of...More

3  Thank GillDesoutter
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Dear GillDesoutter, Looks like you made the perfect choice! And Tour East is so happy to have been able to take you to this remarkable area. Thank you very much for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit...More

Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile
Good tour

Good tour , has even more meaning if you are affected by one of the countries involved in this sad part of history. Scenery at the bridge is worth some photos and the train ride lets you see how some Thais live outside tourist areas....More

2  Thank Torry75
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Dear Torry75, Thank you for your Review. A lot of contrasts to experience in this day, and it looks like you appreciated them all! That’s great to see! A little difficult to fathom the sad history of the area when amongst such natural, scenic beauty...More

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Excellent and informative private tour

We took a private tour as I didn’t want to spend too much time on the road as it is already a long trip and Bangkok traffic is terrible! Our guide was super informative and helpful but not over bearing. Cemetery and museum were thought...More

Thank Sufiah W
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Thank you very much for writing. So glad to read that you enjoyed the many different activities on this tour for what they all are. Christopher Tour East

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April 10, 2018|
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Response from Katie B | Reviewed this property |
Yep, just get in touch with them. I arranged to meet them at one of their listed pick up hotels.
Kerry H
April 3, 2018|
Response from Sufiah W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes you do..... you board at the river Kwai bridge and we were in the train over an hour. It’s a great trip
Mariela B
April 3, 2018|
Response from David M |
We will be calling into Bangkok for a 2 day stop over on our cruise, will we be able to get picked up at the cruise terminal for such a tour