The Best of Bangkok

  • Port

    Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    City Tour, Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 10 hours

  • Meals Included


Take in the most fascinating sights of Bangkok. First you will drive through Chinatown, which has been an important commercial center in Bangkok for more than 200 years. Enjoy a drive through the city and stop by the Pak-Klong-Talad flower market en route to lunch at a leading hotel. Afterwards, you’ll head to the grounds of the Royal Palace. Today the buildings are used only for state functions and royal ceremonies. Visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha—the most ornate temple in Thailand, with murals, statues and glittering gold. The centerpiece is Buddha’s image carved from a single piece of jade, almost two feet tall. See the Golden Chedi, the Pantheon of Kings and the Towers of Nine Planets before moving on. Time permitting, you can browse at a gem factory and a souvenir store en route back to the ship.


Notes: Some part of the Grand Palace are restricted to visitors so not all buildings are open. Dusit Mahaprasat and the Audience Hall of Amarin Winitchai are closed on Saturday & Sundays and can be viewed only from outside of the halls.

Modest attire is required for visiting temples; no fitted or collarless tops are allowed; shirts/blouses must cover shoulders; trousers must cover ankles; shorts and mini-skirts are not permitted. You must remove your shoes when entering the chapel. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 8mm movie cameras and still cameras are permitted within the palace grounds but may not be used inside buildings. Approximately one mile of walking is required at the palace. Minimum age is 6 years.