10 Tours in Bangkok That You Shouldn't Miss

July 27, 2021 Darleen Reid

Golden palaces, floating markets, majestic porcelain-laid spires…you've never seen a capital city quite like Bangkok. Visit Pratunam or Siam Square for premium shopping, then unwind in the European-style gardens of Dusit. Thon Buri is home to the awesome Wat Arun temple, and over in Phra Nakhon, you’ll find the Wat Pho temple of the Reclining Buddha. Savor mango sticky rice at a food stall before taking in the gilded splendor of the Grand Palace.
Restaurants in Bangkok

1. Apsara Dinner Cruise By Banyan Tree

River City BANGKOK, 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand IAsia Thailand
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An evening dining on the elegant Apsara is an amazing dining experience not to be missed! Converted from a vintage rice barge, Apsara is a restaurant of exquisite excellence which cruises along the magnificent 'River of Kings' every evening. The first-class service and royal Thai cuisine, which is freshly prepared on-board, together with riverside landmarks looking resplendent under the floodlights makes for an unforgettable evening embellished with perfection.

Inclusions: Delicious Thai Set Menu dinner, Welcome Drink, Souvenir Photo, All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions: Drinks, Transportation to and from River City Pier

Reviewed By paulinellis

We used I Asia Thailand (we used them last year) and we rented a van with guide Woody and driver. We requested Woody after good comments and feedback. We did a 8 hour day trip and they were punctual, dressed well, excellent English and very informative. We started from Patong and made our way north before stopping for lunch and then east road back to the south to the many view points. The van was clean with great aircon and wifi!!!. We also had our own hand sanitiser and also wipes throughout the day. I would suggest and recommend I Asia Thailand to any family and friends. We would happily use their services again!

2. Bangkok: Horizon Dinner Cruise by Shangri-La

Shangri-La Bangkok, 89 Soi Wat Suan Phlu, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand I Asia Thailand (Bangkok)
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See Bangkok by night aboard the Shangri-La Horizon Dinner Cruise on this delightful 2-hour cruise along the Chao Phraya River. A buffet dinner of international dishes is served on board. Admire the shimmering lights of the city while you glide gently past illuminated sights such as the Grand Palace and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, Bottled water, Coffee and/or Tea, Dinner

Exclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off, Souvenir photos (available to purchase) Confirmation will be received at time of booking Dress code is smart casual Minimum age of 18 years, Drinks

Reviewed By 242perth4me

Ms Nok was a lovely tour guide, very pleasant and spoke good English and accommodated well. We had a wonderful time visiting all the temples in the itinerary and you get ample time learning about them from Ms Nok and photo-taking time for each. The reclining Buddha was stunning and enormous in size! Take note that lunch is not included in this package, only bottled water, so bring cash as Nok the guide suggested a few local places and well worth it!

3. oneway transfer service Bangkok-Hua hin

Bangkok, Thailand Green Mango Holiday Co., Ltd.
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・Choose from multiple vehicle options to best fit your needs ・Enjoy your ride with our local collaborator, Green Mango holiday ・Travel with no language barrier, feel free to use Chinese/English/Korean/Thai online customer service

Inclusions: Private transportation, Driver, Fuel surcharge

Exclusions: Driver tip, Personal expense

Reviewed By SureshM_12

Red Lotus pond where you can take a boat ride and hire a drone to take pictures. Reasonably priced as that is the main attraction there. Besides that there is a nice Thai restaurant and many other food stalls and tourist shops . You can spend 2-3 hours easily

4. Bangkok Pub Crawl

Hooters, 4 Soi Sukhumvit 15, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand Pub Crawls Thailand Co.Ltd
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A Night out you definitely won't forget, join a group of party enthusiasts in the infamous party city of Bangkok. Enjoy a 3 bar & 1 club with discounted drinks, free shots at each bar and 50% discount on your first bottle at the club. Designed to give you the full excitement of Bangkok's bars and clubs at half the cost and with all the fun and madness with a group of like-minded, party enthusiasts just like yourself The Highlights 1. Hop between 3 amazing bars and 1 club. 2. Enthusiastic and experienced party guide 3. Enjoy 1 Strong shot in each venue 4. Free Vip entrance for all our clients. 5. Half price on Bottle of Liquor at the final destination. 6. Drinking games to keep the night going.

Inclusions: Enjoy 1 Strong shot in each venue which will leave the room spinning., Hop between 4 amazing bars with an enthusiastic party guide and international group of new friends., Be treated like a VIP and get Free entrance into all venues, Save your money and get half price off the first Bottle of Liquor at the final destination, Let your experienced and friendly Party Guide safely take care of you., Get involved in exciting games from beer pong to flip cup with your new-found friends., All Fees and Taxes

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Reviewed By 114anilj

We booked the crawl last week (friday 10/1/2020) for five of us It was a disaster It was a walking street pub crawl, but they changed to another street in the last minute. They sent the location map without hte name of the pub and we had to look around for morethan 1 hour to find the place ( after repeated email messages) the phone number they gave was not answering. In the end they send us to a bar which had less than 10 seats .They gave us each one shot of Sambuca- only if we buy one drink each. From there they sent to another bar in the same street and same experience. I had been to the pubcrawls in Bali, London,and Berlin.. it was great. But his Pattaya crawl was a great dissappointment and I will not reccomend it to any one

5. Thai Cooking Class with Market Visit by Maliwan

Maliwan Thai Cooking Class, 9 Sip Sam Hang Rd, Taladyod Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand Maliwan Thai Cooking Class
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Enjoy hands-on experience of the small-group Thai cooking class. Visit the nearby local market to get some fresh ingredients. Learn how to prepare and cook traditional Thai food with our charming local Thai instructor.

Inclusions: Market visit, Rice serving, Welcome drink, All ingredients and equipment, Printed recipes, Certificate of attendance, Tuition fee

Exclusions: Extra drinks, Gratuities, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Reviewed By Keshiajoot

We did Maliwan’s cooking class today and it was amazing! What a great experience to do while in Thailand. The first part of the class was going to the market and that was just incredible. We learned so much and had great fun. We cooked 3 entrees and 1 dessert dish...soooo good! This was a definite highlight of the trip. It is a very well organized tour and very happy we did this one.

6. Chef designed Bangkok Food Tour for 8 Exclusive Guests

Shanghai Mansion Bangkok, 479 481 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand A Chef's Tour (Bangkok)
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กินข้าวแล้วหรือยัง - It’s the Thai way to greet a friend, but its literal translation is ‘Have you eaten rice yet?’ There is no better way to highlight the importance of eating in Thailand. Our tour was carefully curated by a Bangkok chef and will take you on a journey through the backstreets of Old Bangkok mopping up a 16+ taster menu in street spots and eateries that have been serving locals for decades. It's not just about the food though. It's about the people behind the plates who have dedicated their lives to cooking on the street.

Inclusions: 16+ truly magical food tastings carefully curated by a Bangkok chef, The highest rated Bangkok food tour on TripAdvisor , A four-hour journey through the backstreets and alleys of Old Bangkok, Local drinks and bottled water provided along the way, A professional foodie guide often accompanied by an assistant

Exclusions: Alcoholic drinks, Items of a personal nature, Pick up and drop off from your hotel

Reviewed By Bux88

I spent ages looking for a good food tour for my boyfriend's birthday (he's a real foodie, so this wasn't an easy task) and I ended up going with this tour after seeing the itinerary and positive reviews. We had our tour yesterday and I'm so glad that we picked this one! Our tour started with a short boat ride down to the market and ended with us sampling some local fruits and desserts. Our guide, Nutth, was very knowledgeable and had an obvious passion for Thai food and it's prominent role in Thai culture, which made the experience even more enjoyable. We sampled a variety of authentic dishes from places we would never have discovered on our own. They were also able to accommodate my dietary requirements easily, which was a relief. This was such a great tour and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an insight into authentic Thai cuisine (and, as other reviews have mentioned, make sure you arrive hungry!).

7. Unique Bamboo Bicycle Tour in the Green Jungle of Bangkok

2/20 Sunthon Kosa Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand Bamboo Bicycle Tours Thailand
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A unique bicycle tour: discover the other side of Bangkok on a bamboo bicycle. Our Jungle Tour is a popular half-day bicycle tour on bamboo bicycles. You will escape from busy and noisy Bangkok. Experience the relaxed rural atmosphere, cultural heritage and the beautiful nature. Cycle with us on our comfortable bamboo bicycles and explore Bang Kachao with its lush tropical forests filled with wildlife. Meet local communities just across the river from downtown Bangkok. You will be impressed by the striking contrast between the two sides of the river. Enjoying Bangkok starts with a sensational bike tour on your bamboo bike. Probably your best outdoor activity.

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, Welcome drink, Bottled water, Delicious Thai snack or meal in an outdoor restaurant, Local guide, Use of bicycle

Exclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off, Food and drinks, unless specified, Gratuities

Reviewed By toonb310

If you want to see the other side of this huge city, take this tour! Its nice and relaxt to calm down from the busy Bangkok and see some wildlife. Ohr guide was nice too and knew what he was talking about.

8. Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Bangkok Private Tour

79 Maha Rat Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand Withlocals
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This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Bangkok from a unique perspective! Get to know Bangkok on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Bangkok at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Grand Palace, Bangkok Flower Market and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included. Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

Inclusions: Private Tour, Small-group tour option available, Local Guide, 1 local drink/tasting, Tickets for Wat Arun included, Transportation

Exclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off, Food & drink

Reviewed By AniwaMalakula

May, our local guide is fantastic. She was very kind to pick us up at our hotel. We quickly hit it off and chatted about Bangkok during our tour. May took us to places that are off the beaten path to see the real Bangkok. We had a marvelous local Thai lunch by the river. May wanted to show us food that her grandma made for her. Totally authentic Thai food. Besides the Thai puppet show, she took us to see a 200 years old temple that is being restored. No tourists, just two of us. We felt very privileged to see her hometown. May took great care of us and even dropped us off at the next meeting point for our second tour. We appreciate her thoughtfulness and friendliness. Amazing recommended places from her. We felt her genuine friendship. Gave us a really warm feeling. Thanks so much, May. Sincerely appreciated.

9. Private Guide In and Around Bangkok: Custom Tour

Your Thai Guide
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Take a personalized tour in and around Bangkok for a unique look at Thai culture and lifestyles. Your personal guide works with you to tailor a full-day itinerary to the city's top attractions, such as the Grand Palace and Floating Market. Explore distinct neighborhoods, browse the shops, and see key sights all in one day.

Inclusions: Professional licensed English speaking tour guide, Starting from your hotel and return (if desired)

Exclusions: Entrance fees to attractions, Transportation fees (you are required to cover guide's transport costs while together), Food and drinks (you are required to cover guide's meals if eating together)

Reviewed By kasajabi

We visited Bangkok in February and we booked an 8 hour private tour with Apple. Everything was very professional from booking the tour, correspondence with the office and execution of the tour. First, you have to except the philosophy of the company - you have to have your wish list prepared in advance. We started the day a little bit different like the others. Our 3 year old son got a mild allergy in the morning and we asked our guide Apple if we can visit the hospital first. She immediately organized everything. We went with Apple to private hospital which was, by the way, the best modern hospital which I ever saw. Luckily everything was ok with our son, so we continued with the tour. We visited Grand Palace which is really the best attraction in Bangkok. Apple guided us through the complex with interesting explanation for us. We went for lunch to nearby Navy club with good Thai dishes and affordable prices. We continued with traditional long tail boat ride. In the end Apple also answered all our questions about modern Thailand. Also the controversial ones. Me and my wife are working as tour guides in our country, so we can confirm excellent work of our guide Apple. Thank you Apple! You fulfilled our expectations.

10. Bangkok Midnight Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

Sam Yan, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10500, Thailand Bangkok Food Tours
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Choose from two departure times when you book. Your 4-hour Bangkok midnight food tour by tuk tuk will take you off the beaten path for an amazing midnight eating and sightseeing adventure. After sunset, your driver/guide will take you through Bangkok's streets in a 3-wheel tuk tuk to visit Bangkokian’s favorite places to eat around the clock. Taste a variety of savory dishes, including the town’s best Pad Thai and the best kept secret, charcoal fried noodle. Between food-tastings and a chilled Thai beer, your small-group will visit old-town Bangkok landmarks and temples for a different perspective compared to the busy day time scene. Your tuk tuk will return you to your accommodation when your tour concludes.

Inclusions: Food tastings enough for dinner, A chilled Thai beer or a non-alcoholic drink at the Secrets Bar, Friendly tuk tuk ride, Driver/guide, Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only), Dinner, Bottled water, Alcoholic Beverages

Exclusions: Gratuities, Hotel pickup, Alcoholic drinks, unless specified

Reviewed By davehende

I'm writing this a little late, but I was looking back at photos of my trip (actually in December 2018) and realized I had missed a review on this tour. This should tell you how good it was! This food tour was amazing! There was great explanation about the food preparation as well as the history of the city - and most importantly it was all delicious. Mod was a fantastic guide and I'd highly recommend to anyone looking for a true local experience!

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