Our Welcome To Bangkok tour gives you a great introduction to the city and is perfect for first time visitors or travelers staying in an apartment wanting to get their trip off to a good start. Starting off at your hotel room or flat and leading to an hour-long stroll around your neighborhood, this tour is meant to get your oriented in your new surroundings. Want advice on exploring the city by public transit, which sites to visit, or restaurant recommendations? This is also a great opportunity to get the helpful insight of a seasoned local.
Meet a Local, Orient Yourself
We’ll begin our experience in your hotel lobby or apartment where our docent will explain the layout of the city and the area where you are staying. We’ll then offer tips on local customs, a basic language lesson, suggestions for dining, shopping, and insider events, safety and transport tips, and open the floor to any specific questions. If you have additional walks booked with us, we will examine your itinerary and go over any last minute questions.
Welcome to Bangkok Tour
We will then head outside for a stroll, allowing for a discussion of the area’s history and an opportunity to absorb the neighborhood ambiance under the guidance of our docent. We’ll stop occasionally to talk about historic buildings and monuments or special shops or restaurants in the area. We’ll leave you with maps and a better sense of how best to navigate this vibrant city.
Please provide your hotel name or exact apartment address (any entrance codes, the floor, etc) in the Notes box during checkout so that we can arrange for our docent to meet you directly at your lodging. In order to help us prepare the experience, please also share your interests and any specific questions about Bangkok. This will enable us to fully personalize the experience to speak to your needs.
This experience is part of our Welcome To series, which aims to orient first-time visitors to Context cities by pairing them with local experts. This is not a fully historical walk so you may like to pair it with one of our other Bangkok walks, such as our basic Bangkok City Tour
. Those looking to dive into the city's food scene, meanwhile, should contemplate our Bangkok Food Tour
, exploring street food and a night market in this culinary capital.
I only have a day in Bangkok, is this the right tour for me?
Yes, in this case we can do an extended half day tour which would cover more territory and subject matter. If you would like a longer tour, please indicate this in your trip notes.