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Xplorerz4life  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:50:08 PM(UTC)
Xplorerz4life


Posts: 9

Hi everyone,

I will be going on the 13 day classic Thailand tour in February and am looking for insight on the included tours.

I was wondering if the city tour includes the train market and floating market? I am considering booking a full day with absolute Bangkok tours intead of the optional with gate 1. The first day of tour includes a city tour and I am wondering if anyone remembers the sights that were visited?

Thanks a lot for any input, this forum was very helpful on our last gate 1 trip to Peru.
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littlera  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, November 16, 2016 4:37:53 PM(UTC)
littlera


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I think your plan is a good one.

The itinerary for your tour describes where you go on the city tours pretty accurately. You will not visit the floating market or the train musuem. The last Thailand tour we did with Gate 1 was the one that does River Kwai and the same sights you will see up to and including Chang Mai and Chang Rai. It was a GREAT tour. You will enjoy. The advantage of the Kwai tour is that it goes in the direction of the floating market so it was included in the tour. If you go, be sure you take the long tail boat to the market, not just drive to the market. That was great fun.

I have touted Absolute Bangkok tours on these forums many times. They do an excellent job! When you communicate with them, ask for Miss Pui. She both books the tour and guides them. She handled the booking over the internet (and email too if I remember) and it was very easy to do. Her english is very good.

Probably the best plan is to create a custom tour with them that includes the Grand Palace (the one that G 1 offers option to), the train museum, and the floating market. This can easily be done in a day. Absolute Bangkok offers a standard tour to the floating market, but not sure if that one includes the boat ride to the market. The custom tour can drop you at the boat launch, and then the van can pick you up at the market when you are done. We did the boats and then the tour bus was in the parking lot. Doing it this way would eliminate the logistics problems of getting back to the hotel after the Gate 1 Palace optional tour. Juse seems easier, and I think AB will include the Palace at a lower price anyway, and you would have your OWN guide! Absolute Bangkok tours are reasonably priced, even though they are private and custom, and they use new luxury vans. We were very satisfied with everything they did.
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Xplorerz4life  
#3 Posted : Friday, November 25, 2016 5:34:12 PM(UTC)
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Thanks littlera! I have booked with absolute Bangkok tours and they were very accommodating, efficient and professional.

Edited by user Friday, November 25, 2016 5:35:06 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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