Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Bangkok On Your Own Excursion Reviews

There's an abundance of activities to do in Bangkok if you decide to veer from the beaten path. Transportation is affordable, taking you to enchanting and historic sites, to local markets, and to great dining options.
visit was ok but tour guide barely spoke english and we found that nothing was included except for ...
Sail Date: March 2019
visit was ok but tour guide barely spoke english and we found that nothing was included except for the drive, the bus and the tour guide.
visit was ok but tour guide barely spoke english and we found that nothing was included except for the drive, the bus and the tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
just drove us there english bus tour not very good
Sail Date: March 2018
just drove us there english bus tour not very good
just drove us there english bus tour not very good Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We didn’t want to go into Bangkok because of the horror stories we’d heard about travelling ...
Sail Date: February 2018
We didn’t want to go into Bangkok because of the horror stories we’d heard about travelling times. But we changed our minds at last minute and I’m glad we did. It was a far cleaner and more attractive city than I expected. We took ... Read More
We didn’t want to go into Bangkok because of the horror stories we’d heard about travelling times. But we changed our minds at last minute and I’m glad we did. It was a far cleaner and more attractive city than I expected. We took the train to the river, then a ferry to the palace and Wat Po. Fascinating and beautiful architecture. Our bus driver got lost on the way back to the port! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Bangkok is an impressive city.
Sail Date: February 2018
Bangkok is an impressive city. Loved the river taxi (hop on hop off). Unfortunately, bus drop off point was a bit far from most attractions. Would recommend taking the Bangkok on Your Own w/ Wat Po instead. It's worth the $10 ... Read More
Bangkok is an impressive city. Loved the river taxi (hop on hop off). Unfortunately, bus drop off point was a bit far from most attractions. Would recommend taking the Bangkok on Your Own w/ Wat Po instead. It's worth the $10 extra cost. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We used the ship's excursion for transport each way and stayed one night in a pre booked ...
Sail Date: January 2018
We used the ship's excursion for transport each way and stayed one night in a pre booked independently arranged hotel. This was a good choice. We did all the main sites. Traffic is an issue and it took us longer to get around in taxis ... Read More
We used the ship's excursion for transport each way and stayed one night in a pre booked independently arranged hotel. This was a good choice. We did all the main sites. Traffic is an issue and it took us longer to get around in taxis than expected - we used the longtail boats on one occasion which were good fun and quick. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Long drive there and back.
Sail Date: January 2018
Long drive there and back. Hard to keep the boss out of the shopping mall. Did get a very good haircut for about $10. 5 hour bus drive was the killer
Long drive there and back. Hard to keep the boss out of the shopping mall. Did get a very good haircut for about $10. 5 hour bus drive was the killer Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Dropped off at central location and independent exploring
Sail Date: January 2018
Dropped off at central location and independent exploring
Dropped off at central location and independent exploring Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked a hotel near shopping complex where buses left us off--Novotel Platinum.
Sail Date: January 2018
We booked a hotel near shopping complex where buses left us off--Novotel Platinum. Perfect. Ran around Bangkok as much as possible for 24 hours--Grand Palace, Wat Po, massage at Wat Po medical school, Tuk Tuk, canal boat tour, night ... Read More
We booked a hotel near shopping complex where buses left us off--Novotel Platinum. Perfect. Ran around Bangkok as much as possible for 24 hours--Grand Palace, Wat Po, massage at Wat Po medical school, Tuk Tuk, canal boat tour, night market. Excellent but not enough time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The shuttle was good and probably the best way to get to the city.
Sail Date: December 2017
The shuttle was good and probably the best way to get to the city. Rushed around in the rain and saw as many major sites as we could (3 or 4), which were very rewarding. Really need more time here though.
The shuttle was good and probably the best way to get to the city. Rushed around in the rain and saw as many major sites as we could (3 or 4), which were very rewarding. Really need more time here though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Laemchabang / Bangkok • We wanted to see Bangkok and meet up with a friend who lives there so ...
Sail Date: October 2017
Laemchabang / Bangkok • We wanted to see Bangkok and meet up with a friend who lives there so I did some research and chose a reliable taxi firm and booked a return journey to the city and a hotel in Bangkok ( The Well Hotel) We found ... Read More
Laemchabang / Bangkok • We wanted to see Bangkok and meet up with a friend who lives there so I did some research and chose a reliable taxi firm and booked a return journey to the city and a hotel in Bangkok ( The Well Hotel) We found out later ( it wasn't online) that the ship does a transfer with a book your own hotel option for $69 US each. • It went wrong because of Typhoon Damrey so we booked the 'do it yourself overnight stay' a 2 and a half hours transfer depends on traffic. Hotels.com changed the booking to the next day. The ship did help guests with phone and email access in order to change their arrangements • There is very little near Laemchabang - the nearest town of interest Pattaya is quite a journey so it is a place to book a tour or something. Fellow guests booked a trip to gardens near Pattaya with an elephant show and a cultural show which they said was fantastic - their best trip ever- 5 and a half hours but they wished it had been longer • Traffic in Bangkok is horrendous. Taxis are good and cheap but get gridlocked. The sky train is good to get to the river but gets busy. Choose a hotel on the river or close to the sky train station. One suggested to us was Fueng Nakorn Balcony - £43 a night and is walkable to Wat Po and the Grand Palace. • Ho ho tourist boats are good, 140 Baht for a day pass or 50b (£1.25 )for a journey they leave every half hour and start at 9am. You might have to wait about for them. Sky train 140b for a day pass. 44 for a single journey depending. • Grand Palace gets very busy. You need legs covered up, no shorts or vest tops. They are strict and you need to take hats off at times. We spent about 90 mins there. • Be prepared for waits, be patient ( very hard for me) • Passports are needed by the hotel. They collect them on entry and as you leave. They are strict and often they wanted to see inside our backpacks at the palace and at stations. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Should have left the ship earlier considering how far we had to travel.
Sail Date: March 2017
Should have left the ship earlier considering how far we had to travel. Dropped off too far away from attractions, so couldn't see a lot in the limited time we had.
Should have left the ship earlier considering how far we had to travel. Dropped off too far away from attractions, so couldn't see a lot in the limited time we had. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Laem Chabang is almost 2 hours from Bangkok, so the long transfer was difficult.
Sail Date: March 2017
Laem Chabang is almost 2 hours from Bangkok, so the long transfer was difficult.
Laem Chabang is almost 2 hours from Bangkok, so the long transfer was difficult. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
By the time we arrived at Asia Hotel where we were dropped off we had 4 hours to explore.
Sail Date: February 2017
By the time we arrived at Asia Hotel where we were dropped off we had 4 hours to explore. We hailed a taxi to take us the the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha after which we caught a boat down to Sathorn Pier and onto the BTS back to the ... Read More
By the time we arrived at Asia Hotel where we were dropped off we had 4 hours to explore. We hailed a taxi to take us the the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha after which we caught a boat down to Sathorn Pier and onto the BTS back to the hotel ready for trip back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The 2 hour drive to Bangkok is boring, but the city itself is fascinating.
Sail Date: February 2017
The 2 hour drive to Bangkok is boring, but the city itself is fascinating. Suggest you take Sky Train to the river then river boat. Many interesting and beautiful temples.
The 2 hour drive to Bangkok is boring, but the city itself is fascinating. Suggest you take Sky Train to the river then river boat. Many interesting and beautiful temples. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Better to book one of the sites than wander around Bangkok
Sail Date: February 2017
Better to book one of the sites than wander around Bangkok
Better to book one of the sites than wander around Bangkok Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
to long to drive in and out 2.5hrs each way..too much traffic in city couldn't get to see anything ...
Sail Date: January 2017
to long to drive in and out 2.5hrs each way..too much traffic in city couldn't get to see anything only river cruise and river was disgustingly dirty..would have been better going to Pattaya
to long to drive in and out 2.5hrs each way..too much traffic in city couldn't get to see anything only river cruise and river was disgustingly dirty..would have been better going to Pattaya Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Easy to use Celebrity transport and cheap comparatively.
Sail Date: January 2017
Easy to use Celebrity transport and cheap comparatively. Bangkok a 2 hour drive though. They drop you in a good position and we got the taster we wanted.
Easy to use Celebrity transport and cheap comparatively. Bangkok a 2 hour drive though. They drop you in a good position and we got the taster we wanted. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
transfer with ship.
Sail Date: October 2016
transfer with ship. We had been here before and knew our way round. Went on river cruise and some shopping. Had plenty of time to do this. Only downfall was three hours each way to port due to distance and traffic.
transfer with ship. We had been here before and knew our way round. Went on river cruise and some shopping. Had plenty of time to do this. Only downfall was three hours each way to port due to distance and traffic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Drop off and collection point was chaotic .
Sail Date: October 2016
Drop off and collection point was chaotic .
Drop off and collection point was chaotic . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Basically a shopping trip into Bangkok.
Sail Date: August 2016
Basically a shopping trip into Bangkok. Be aware the drive from the pier is well over 2 hours each way. However the scenery was generally interesting.
Basically a shopping trip into Bangkok. Be aware the drive from the pier is well over 2 hours each way. However the scenery was generally interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises Australia
More than we expected the sights the food it was all great
Sail Date: May 2016
More than we expected the sights the food it was all great
More than we expected the sights the food it was all great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The temples in Bangkok were very impressive but somewhat crowded, the only drawback was the place ...
Sail Date: January 2016
The temples in Bangkok were very impressive but somewhat crowded, the only drawback was the place the coach stopped (Asia Hotel) for the return journey back to the ship was some way out from the centre and most attractions.
The temples in Bangkok were very impressive but somewhat crowded, the only drawback was the place the coach stopped (Asia Hotel) for the return journey back to the ship was some way out from the centre and most attractions. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Did Bangkok on your own overnight.
Sail Date: December 2015
Did Bangkok on your own overnight. Journey took 2 hours arriving in 9.30 am. Booked Eastin Grand , excellent with fantastic breakfast included.linked to sky train station one stop from Central pier for boats to Grand Palace. Checked in by ... Read More
Did Bangkok on your own overnight. Journey took 2 hours arriving in 9.30 am. Booked Eastin Grand , excellent with fantastic breakfast included.linked to sky train station one stop from Central pier for boats to Grand Palace. Checked in by 10 room ready. Took 14 baht tourist boat. Grand Palace site much bigger than expected and very crowded. So much to see so give yourself plenty of time.Then round back of GP to Reclining Buddha (Wat Po). Pick up at Central Plaza early 11.15 instead of 2.30pm because of a bike event. However we did enjoy being in Bangkok overnight. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took the transport into Bangkok as the ship docks about 2hrs away.
Sail Date: December 2015
Took the transport into Bangkok as the ship docks about 2hrs away. Stayed overnight in a hotel booked independently and returned to ship the following day. Visited the Grand Palace and took a 2hr tuck tuk ride round Bangkok. Ship charged ... Read More
Took the transport into Bangkok as the ship docks about 2hrs away. Stayed overnight in a hotel booked independently and returned to ship the following day. Visited the Grand Palace and took a 2hr tuck tuk ride round Bangkok. Ship charged £42 each for coach transfer which we thought was rather pricey. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Long bus ride, 6 hour round trip.
Sail Date: August 2015
Long bus ride, 6 hour round trip. Hired our own tour guide when we arrived, took a "James Bond" boat ride along the canals. Went shopping at MBK, good shopping.
Long bus ride, 6 hour round trip. Hired our own tour guide when we arrived, took a "James Bond" boat ride along the canals. Went shopping at MBK, good shopping. Read Less
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