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Ayutthaya Ancient Capital with River Cruise, Lunch & Palace

by Tour East Thailand Duration 9h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$75

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.

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.

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

Duration 9h No booking or credit card fees

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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AU$74.98

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

Duration 9h No booking or credit card fees

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

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Ayutthaya Ancient Capital with River Cruise, Lunch & Palace

Activity Location

Ayutthaya

Bangkok

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Bangkok


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


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 149 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

1/5 19 Jun. 2019

Ridiculous firstup the tour of grand palace what a joke I expect to see some palace with Thai architecture not some roman,italian or english crap ,no offence but that king probably had no imagination of his own so he hired so italian to get all the copies from Europe!The ruins of ancient temple didnt had that appeal and we were just given about 20 minutes to look around fianally the only good part lunch on river but still not decent choices for a meal .Overall total waste of money and our time 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒

3/5 17 Jun. 2019

The bus was horrible and hot and had no working restroom the guide was hard to understand. The sights were fantastic and still worth doing