Gardens & Sights of Thailand

  • Montien Hotel Bangkok 54 Thanon Surawong, Khwaeng Si Phraya, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

with Dr Tom Curtis

Cost: €3,599 per person sharing

This price includes

  • Flight from Dublin to Bangkok (via Abu Dhabi) with Etihad.

  • Coach transfer with guide assistance from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to your hotel in Bangkok.

  • 6 nights 4**** accommodation in Bangkok on a bed and breakfast basis. Montien Hotel Bangkok

  • Your holiday includes 9 lunches and 4 dinners in hotels or local restaurants.

  • Full day excursion to Jim Thompson’s House Museum followed by a visit to the Suan Pakkard Palace.

  • Morning excursion to Rama IX Royal Park with its Botanic Gardens and afternoon visit to Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, followed by a visit to Asiatique The Riverfront, Bangkok’s first large-scale riverside community mall. In the evening enjoy a dinner at the unique Joe Louis Thai Restaurant with Thai Puppet show.

  • Morning at leisure followed by an afternoon boat trip on the Chao Phraya River to explore the Thonburi Klongs.

  • Full day excursion to Ayutthava to see the sights of the former royal capital with afternoon excursion to Bang Pa In, the former royal summer retreat, to visit the royal summer palace and gardens.

  • Morning excursion to Chatuchak, Thailand’s biggest outdoor shopping market. After lunch, visit Chinatown, the frenetic heart of the Thai-Chinese community in Bangkok and its wide range of shop-houses, restaurants and temples.

  • Full day guided excursion of Kanchanaburi with a stop visit at the Amphawa District and its fascinating floating food market followed by an afternoon visit to King Rama II Memorial Park.

  • 3 nights Superior Tourist Class hotel accommodation in Kanchanaburi on a bed and breakfast basis. Felix River Kwai Resort Kanchanaburi

  • Full day guided excursion to the caves at Wat Tham Khao Poon, Chung Kai Allied War Memorial and Kanchanaburi Allied War Cemetery.

  • Morning visit to the famous “Bridge over the River Kwai” where you will board a train to Namtok Station and discover the Death Railway prior to transferring to hotel by coach.

  • Morning excursion to Sampran Riverside Resort (formerly Rose Garden Resort) to visit the Botanical Garden and workshop at Thai Village before transferring to Bangkok Airport with guide assistance for your return flight to Dublin (via Abu Dhabi). 
    Guide assistance for all transfers and excursions.

  • Free time in Bangkok and Kanchanaburi for sightseeing and shopping of your choice.

  • Flight departs Dublin on Sunday morning (0830hrs) and arrives into Bangkok on Monday morning (0855hrs). Flight departs Bangkok on Wednesday evening (1805hrs) and arrives into Dublin on Thursday morning (0645hrs). Flight times are subject to change.

* 9 nights in hotels and 2 overnight flights.


Dr. Tom Curtis, a botanist & horticulturalist with over 28 years’ experience in Ireland and abroad, escorts this tour; he will be available at all times to help and advise you. This is an opportunity to see, not only the gardens, but also the sights and life of Thailand with experienced local guides who will accompany you at all times. Full notes will be sent to you at a later date with tips and hints for your visit.

For further information

Please contact Frances MacDonald on 053 938 3349 or

To book

Please ring Aideen or Jason on (01) 637 1635 if you wish to book.

Notes ...

  1. Price is per person and is based on two sharing, single room supplement €319.

  2. Price is inclusive of taxes and charges.

  3. Optional insurance €49 (conditions apply).

  4. Prices are subject to fuel surcharges imposed by airlines.

  5. A non refundable/non transferable deposit of €400 per person is required to book (no surcharge).

  6. Balances are due 10 weeks before departure (2% surcharge if paid by credit card)

  7. Irish passport holders do not require a visa to enter Thailand for stays up to 30 days.

  8. Due to extended lead time to departure, prices, flight route, dates and times are subject to change. E&OE

  9. It may be necessary to change / amend proposed itinerary once exact date and times are confirmed.

Itinerary subject to change