EXTEND YOUR CRUISE WITH 3 NIGHTS IN BANGKOK
Start your Southeast Asia journey with a visit to Bangkok, capital of Thailand and one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. There will be free time to explore multicultural Bangkok’s many sights and attractions—ancient palaces and temples, parks and museums, traditional dance and theater, and world-class shopping.ALL THIS IS INCLUDED:
- 3 nights in Bangkok: Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok (or similar)
- 3 breakfasts
- 2 guided tours: Tour of the Grand Palace & Longtail Boat Tour of the Canals
- Services of a Viking host
- Hotel & airport transfers
Day 1 | Bangkok
Fly to Bangkok and transfer to the centrally located Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok (or similar).* Depending on your flight’s arrival time, you may have time to tour some of the various wats (monastery temples), explore Chinatown or shop at the Phahurat Market, also known as Little India. A Viking host is available to help you plan your time in Bangkok so you can make the most of your visit.
Day 2 | Bangkok
Today, you will take a tour of Bangkok’s Grand Palace. Dating back to the late 1700s, this walled complex, featuring golden pagodas and spires, has been the royal family’s main residence for more than 150 years and also houses the entire administrative seat of government—military headquarters, the state department and even the mint. Venture through Bangkok’s Chinatown to Wat Pho, known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Take the rest of the day to do some shopping; Bangkok offers everything from colorful open air markets to some of the most sophisticated shopping malls in the world. (B)
Day 3 | Bangkok
After breakfast, join a traditional longtail boat tour of the city’s canals and the Chao Phraya River. Explore the small canals of Thon Buri—the former capital of Thailand during the reign of King Taksin—located across from Bangkok on the opposite bank of the Chao Phraya. Get treated to a view of Thai daily life along the riverbanks. On your return journey, stop for a visit to Wat Arun, known as the Temple of Dawn. Relax at your hotel this afternoon or perhaps enjoy a traditional Thai puppet theater or temple dance performance. (B)
Day 4 | Bangkok
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and we will take you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City to begin your cruisetour. (B)
The following meals are included for all days as listed:
B = Breakfast
* Airport meet and greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking Cruises.
NOTE: Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please call for details.