Ancient Temples of Ayutthaya, River Cruise with Lunch

8 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Begin your full-day tour with a journey north of Bangkok to Ayutthaya. The capital and namesake of a 14th-century Siamese kingdom, the preserved ruins of the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with archaeological wonders—palaces and temples.

Start exploring at the majestic royal monastery where the white prang (Khmer-style pagoda), located in the middle of the ancient compound and then continue to the temple of Wat Mahathat, where you can see a special tree with the face of Buddha encased in its trunk. Listen to your knowledgeable guide share the story of the Burmese invasion that destroyed the city. Your exploration of spiritual sites continues at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit. At about 1:00pm. hop aboard a boat and enjoy a superb buffet lunch while cruising along the gentle currents of the Chao Phraya River. Return back to River City at approximately 4:00pm.


  • Guided tour of Ayutthaya
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • All Fees and Taxes

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: River City Bangkok, 23 Charoen Krung Soi 24 Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100 Thailand

07.30am - Check in at River City Shopping Complex

08.00am - Depart from Bangkok by air - conditioned coach to Ayutthaya province.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ayutthaya Province, Ayutthaya Province

09.15am Here you will see several sacred temples and also famous landmarks, including Wat Phutthaisawan, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Grand Pearl Cruise, PGJ7+653, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

13.00pm Welcome on board to Grand Pearl Cruiser at WAT CHONG LOM (Pathum Thani province) for cruising back to Bangkok along the Chao Praya river. Superb buffet lunch which includes a delight variety of oriental and western cuisines will be served.
The cruise passes through Nonthaburi pier, Koh Kret (Mon's community) and local Thai villages.

15.00pm Coffee break will be served while you enjoy the enchanting sights along the river banks such as the Royal bargeshouse, Thammasart University, The Royal Grand Palace, Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) etc.

16.00pm Arrive at the River City Pier Shopping Complex.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.
  • Child price applies to children aged 2-11 years
  • 07:30 am. Check in at River City Shopping Complex – Sipraya Pier.
  • Near public transportation
  • Booking will automatically be made as coach to Ayutthaya and cruise back to Bangkok. Should customer wish reverse please advise at least 48 hours beforehand.
  • Proper attire to enter a temple (No dresses above the knee. No short pants or three quarter pants. Modest shirt. No see through garments. No sports-wear. No footwear inside temple.).
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
August 2019

We booked a group tour with viator and didn’t like the rush rush way of visittingthe site, have the impression we missed a good deal. The city has more to offer than just the few ruins we saw and the summer palace. Of course, this has to do with the time it takes to drive around... cruise and lun...

January 2023

Our guide Donna was excellent. She is funny and engaging, while also explaining the details of what we were going to see. The best thing I liked about this trip was that everything is very punctual. The tour started on the dot on time, and we were back in the hotel on time. Ayuthaya is beautiful ...

December 2022

Our guide Donna knew so much about Ayutthaya and gave good advice all day. The boat ride back to Bangkok was actually a river cruise on a nice boat with an elaborate buffet. I was pleasantly surprised by that. We had a great day.

December 2022

The tour was cancelled within the 24hr cancellation period and they tried to make us cancel it to avoid paying for it. Had to contact Tripadvisor to get a refund. This was very poor and disappointing.

June 2020

This tour should be at the top of everyone's list. Extremely enjoyed this tour, plus we had a great guide Beer. He was very knowledgeable and explained the history of Ayutthaya in detail at every stop. Ample time was given for each attraction and plenty of photos were taken. The boat trip back wa...

March 2020

Great tour! We did feel a little rushed at some of the stops, but the guide was great at keeping us on schedule. Really enjoyed the leisurely boat ride back into Bangkok. Suggest not picking up until 7 so everyone can grab their hotel breakfast - there was no reason to wait for more than 90 mins...

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