Bangkok’s not all skyscrapers and street markets – it’s got a historic side, too. You’ll get to know it well on this tour, as you swing by the old town’s highlights. The sights start as soon as you hit the city’s borders, when you drive past the golden Wat Saket temple. Next, you’ll make a stop at Wat Ratchanatdaram, which is best known for its multi-tiered metal spires. You’ll also drive along Ratchadamnoen Avenue – AKA Bangkok’s Champs-Élysées – which was commissioned by King Chulalongkorn following a visit to Europe. The four-winged Democracy Monument is the focal point of this European-inspired stretch. Just a few minutes away, you’ve also got the moon-white City Pillar Shrine. Your next stop’s at the Grand Palace – top of the list on most tourists’ to-do lists. You’ll follow this with lunch at a riverside restaurant, before hitting the road to a market and the magnificent Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, which is built with marble from Carrara in Italy.
The journey time is approximately 2 hours each way.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.