Private Tour

Meet the Old City

A trip to see both Bangkok’s most important temple and the vast National Museum

Things to know


5 hrs

Suitable for:

Chinese, Couples, Family, Friends

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

Tickets to the Grand PalaceWat Phra Kaeo and the National Museum are included

Type of tour:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Other inclusions:

Free concierge service if you need any advice  
Meeting points: On the corner of Kalayana Maitri Rd and Sanam Chai Rd

What makes this tour special

·        Step inside the main throne room of the Grand Palace
·        See the Emerald Buddha at the Wat Phra Kaeo
·        Look at the best of Thai archaeological finds at the National Museum

The Old City of Bangkok is where the city’s past and cultural hegemony strike you in the face. Going around it in the company of your private guide will bring you face-to-face with its charm, and acquainted with its legends. 

The Splendour of Past Monarchs

Walking in the Grand Palace complex, you will be shown into the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall; an 18th century reproduction of one of the old capital Ayutthara’s most impressive buildings, the Prasat Phra Narai. Going around the room where Thai monarchs are crowned, your guide will tell you about its history and how the building is used in other ceremonial occasions. Be sure to keep an eye out for the room’s treasures, especially the mother-in-pearl covered furniture, and ask your guide about the parts of the Palace which you are unable to see. 

Thailand’s Secret Center

The Wat Phra Kaeo is actually part of the Grand Palace, but the holiest site in Thailand still has a great deal to offer curious visitors. After a trip to see the Emerald Buddha, which can only be dressed by only the monarch or crown prince, your guide will be happy to show you the quirks of the site and its fascinating past. 

A Panoply of Thai Art and History

Stepping across the threshold into the National Museum, you will find yourself within one of the great museums of the world. Though not as widely known – at least among non-Asians – as the British Museum or the Smithsonian, it possesses a vase collection of artefacts that stretch across Thai history. Other cultures, especially those in Asia, are also covered and the Museum also provides a home to Thailand’s second holiest figurine: the Phra Buddha Sihing. 

What you'll see

Wat Phra Kaeo
A majestic temple complex with the holiest figure of the Buddha in Thailand
Grand Palace
The historic residence of Thai kings before Rama IX which is still used for state ceremonies
National Museum
Vast trove of treasures from across Thailand, this wonderful museum has something for everyone


QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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