Bangkok Half Day Tours:
HD101: Half Day Grand Palace and Vinmanmek Mansion Tour
Visit the Grand Palace complex and Wat Phra Kaew as well as Vinmanmek Palace the old royal Residence of King Rama V.
You will be picked up at your Bangkok hotel and we will make straight for the Grand Palace which is situated by the mighty Chao Phraya River in the old part of Bangkok. The Grand Palace had traditionally been the seat not only of the king and his court, but contained within its walls the entire government administration. The Grand Place offers a vibrant and eclectic collection of buildings which include the Funeral Palace, Reception Palace, Throne Hall, Coronation Hall and the Royal Guest House, mostly built in the district Thai architectural style but European influenced architecture is also on show here. The highlight of the Grand Palace complex is Wat Phra Kaew with its stunning and vibrantly colorful temple architecture. The main Ubosoth of Wat Phra Kaew contains the most revered Buddha image in Thailand , the Emerald Buddha carved from a single piece of jade. Following the Grand Palace we will make our way to the Dusit Palace complex where we will visit the old royal residence of King Rama V Vinmanmek Mansion. Vinmanmek Mansion is now a museum displaying artefact's from the life of King Rama V as well as displays of Thai handicrafts items.
• Bangkok Hotel pick up starts at 07:45
• Visit Grand Palace
• Visit Wat Phra Kaew
• Visit Vinmanmek Mansion
local craft shop (group tour only)
• Transfer to Bangkok Hotel 12:30
* Vinmanmek is closed on Mondays
PRICES - Private tour
Privately Escorted Tour
Your Group Size (Persons)
Price per person (Thai Baht)
Child below 130cm tall
|150 baht discount for each child
Infant (24 months and below)
This tour includes:
• Licensed English speaking tour guide
• Transport by air con minibus/car
• All listed activities
• All entrance fees
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel
This tour excludes:
• No exclusions
Private tour: Daily departures & no minimum requirement of persons
Note: Vinmanmek Is closed on Mondays
This tour is a private tour. We will run this tour exclusively for yourself and your group of family or friends
This tour is operated by Curious Gecko. Curious Gecko is Blugecko's own tour operation subsiduary. Blugecko is the parent company of Curious Gecko
TOUR DETAILS & FACTS
This tour is conducted as either a group tour or a privately escorted tour. For a group tour to depart we need a minimum of 2 persons booked on the tour. On a group tour you will join a group of up to 14 persons, for a privately escorted tour you will be supplied with your own tour guide for yourself and your group of family or friends
Group tours - transport will be a modern comfortable air-conditioned minibus
- for 1-2 persons transport will be a modern comfortable air-conditioned car or minibus
- for 3-13 persons transport will be a modern comfortable air-conditioned minibus
This tour includes transfer to and from your Bangkok Hotel. Please be ready and waiting in the lobby of your hotel before the pick up time specified on your booking confirmation.
Please specify your hotel and its address on the booking form. If you do not have a hotel booked we can still process your booking but please inform us of your hotel at least 3 days prior to departure. For group tours transfers can be arranged for most city hotels for group tours transfers can not be arranged to some outlying hotels or hotels on the west side of the river. For private tours we can arrange transfers to and from all hotels (an extra charge will usually be incurred for outlying hotels). If there are any issues with your specified hotel we will inform you before we ask for payment and process your booking.
This is a half day tour and no accommodation is provided. Blugecko can arrange your bangkok hotel if required
This tour is conducted with an English speaking guide. The guides will be TAT licensed (Tourist Authority of Thailand)
A limited amount of accident insurance is provided to cover some medical bills in case of an injury but it is advised that you have your own comprehensive accident insurance.
Dress Codes and what to wear
• The Bangkok climate is hot all year round. Wear light, cool clothes but please bare in mind the dress code for the Grand Palace below (you may want to bring a change of clothes)
• Grand Palace Dress Code: Visitors are required to dress appropriately. These following clothes are strictly not allowed as outer garments for both ladies and gentlemen:
1.Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, tight leggings and tights, (Long skirts lower than your knees are allowed.)
2.See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers
3.Sleeveless shirts or vests (T shirts are allowed)
4.Sandals (without ankle or heel straps)
6.Sweatshirts and sweatpants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers
Further Grand Palace dress code notes:
Long Trousers, pants are required, not just only the knee-leveled ones. Quarter length trousers cannot be worn.
No hole in any part of jeans, skirts, pants and trousers should be seen.
Scarves or shawl cannot be worn to cover your shoulders, a t-shirt or long sleeved shirt must be worn
• Please be prepared for the occasional shower, luckily in Bangkok rainfall is mostly confined to short showers rather than prolonged rainfall. a lightweight easily packable raincoat is an ideal precaution
• No swim wear is be required on this tour
Exertion levels are light on this tour with a few short walks between attractions. There are steps and slopes.
No meals are provided on this tour. This is a half day morning tour and you should be returned to your hotel before lunch time.
There is no compulsory tipping. Tipping is at your own discretion and choice, but if you felt that you were served by the guide and driver well during your trip any extra income is gratefully received.