07:00 hrs Check in River City Counter No.1 To get on 'Grand Pearl Coach'.
07:30 hrs Depart for Ayutthaya, located 76 kms. north of Bangkok.
It was one of Indo-China’s most prosperous cities and is one of Thailand’s major historical attractions.
The grandeur of Ayutthaya is reflected by numerous magnificent structures and ruins concentrated in and around the city island surrounded by the Chao Phraya, Pa Sak and Lop Buri Rivers. The area, well conserved as a historical park, has been included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage since 1991.
09:00 hrs Visit Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
Visit Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, was first used by the royal court as a summer retreat in the 17th century. However, the Palace was destroyed with the fall of Kingdom of Ayutthaya and was restored by King Rama IV in the mid-19th century. Most of the buildings that exist today date from the reign of King Rama V, who regularly spent his summers there. The structures represent a variety of architectural styles, set in a large park around ponds and waterways. The only royal residence open to the public is the Chiness-style Wehat Chamroon Palace, constructed entirely of materials imported from China. In addition, there is an Italian-style palace, a circular pavilion with steps leading down to a pool, the graceful Thai-style Aisawan Tippaya Asna Pavilion in the middle of a lake, and, across one of the waterways, a Buddhist chapel in the neo-Gothic style with stained-glass windows. Scattered around the extensive gardens are European statues as well as monuments ordered to be built by King Rama V in memory of members of his family, one of them a much-loved Queen who drowned in a boating accident.
10:30 hrs Transfer to visit Wat Mahathat
Transfer to visit Wat Mahathat is located in front of the Grand Palace to the east, next to Pa Than Bridge. The temple is believed to be one of Ayutthaya’s oldest temples, possibly built by King Boromaraja I (1370-88). Its central prang, of which only the base remains, once rose to a height of 165 feet. Traces of the original stucco decorations can still be seen on some of the surrounding chedis.
Arrive Ayutthaya one of the world heritage cities. Visit Wat Phrasrisanphet, the largest temple in Ayutthaya that was built in 14 th century and use as the Royal Temple-cum-palace by several kings, Viharn Phra Monkol Bopit, Wat Chai Wattanaram constructed by King Prasathong in 1630.
13:15 hrs Welcome onboard the luxurious cruiser ’Grand Pearl’ at Wat Chong-Lom pier.
Welcome onboard the luxurious cruiser ’Grand Pearl’ at Wat Chong-Lom pier. Superb buffet lunch which includes a delightful variety of oriental and western cuisines will be served. In the meantime, you will relax and enjoy the fascinating scenery on the River of Kings. The boat will pass Pathumthani and Nonthaburi province before reaching Bangkok City.
15:00 hrs Coffee break
Coffee break will be served while you enjoy the enchanting sight along the river banks such as the Royal Barges, Thammasart University, the Royal Grand Palace and the graceful Temple Of Dawn.
16:00 hrs Arrive at the River City Shopping Complex Pier.