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Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand-port

Bangkok is the capital and largest city in Thailand. It began as a small trading center on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River serving the Ayutthaya Kingdom, the precursor of modern Thailand which existed from 1350 to 1767. The city has vastly modernized and undergone numerous changes, including the introduction of transportation and utility infrastructure in the reigns of King Mongkut and King Chulalongkorn, and quickly developed into the economic centre of Thailand.

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Explore Bangkok like a local as you discover its temples, markets and the secrets of traditional Thai canal life. Tour several sites by tuk-tuk, including Chinatown, a fragrant flower market and striking Wat Po, the oldest temple in Bangkok and also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. During a canal cruise, discover floating shops, teakwood houses and hidden temples as you glide among Thonburi’s complex network of canals. Also, visit The Jim Thompson House, a private Thai-style residence that now serves as a museum.

Day 1 – February 25th, 2019

Disembark the ship and transfer to the heart of Bangkok and embark on a tour of the city by canal. Board a local river boat for an enlightening cruise along the bustling Chao Phaya River and through the complex network of klongs (canals) in the Thonburi district. Along the way, you will enjoy picturesque scenes of traditional Thai canal life, including floating grocery stores, speeding water taxis, teakwood houses built on stilts and hidden temples.

Your first stop is at the Royal Barge Museum which houses the ornately decorated longboats that were once used

for royal functions. Here, you can see the lavish Suphanahonge, a gold encrusted swan-shaped barge used solely

by the king. In addition to Suphanahong, there are many other fascinating and unique barges on display, each

revealing a remarkable degree of exquisite craftsmanship.

Leaving the Museum, you'll next travel to Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn. The Temple is one of the most well known and popular tourist attractions in Bangkok and you'll have some time to stroll around the lovely temple

grounds and view the various decorative murals.

Finally drive to your hotel where you will check in. The remainder of your day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

Day 2 - February 26th, 2019

Following breakfast at the hotel you will begin your exploration of Bangkok by coach, traveling through vibrant China Town, Bangkok's commercial center for more than 200 years while en route to Pak-Klong-Talad.

Here, you'll be treated to a short stroll through the amazing kaleidoscope of colorful blooms and perfumed

scents of what is considered the city's primary flower market.

Next you will have the opportunity to experience travelling through the old city of Bangkok like a local - via Tuk Tuk - a 3-wheeled motorized taxi that truly puts you in the heart of the action and allows you to fully absorb the atmosphere of this fabulous city.

Your next stop is at Wat Po, or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest temple in Bangkok. This popular

temple is where you will find Thailand's largest reclining Buddha. Incredibly the grounds house over 1,000 Buddha

images. The focal point of your tour is an opportunity to visit the immense gold-plated Buddha that extends to a

length of 150 feet and rises to a height of 49 feet.

Continuing on, you'll next venture to a high quality shop where you can take time to browse for souvenirs.

Thailand is famous for its beautiful Thai silk, jewelry and local handicrafts and the shop offers a diverse selection

of merchandise for your perusal.

Return to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

Day 3 - February 27th, 2019

Following breakfast, visit the former residence of Princess Chumbot of Nakhon Sawan – Wang Suan Pakkard. The Palace is a collection of five traditional Thai-style houses including the "Lacquer Pavilion" which dates from the Ayutthaya period. The buildings are now home to a priceless Asian antique collection and exquisite wood carvings.

Continue with a visit to the private Thai-style house of Jim Thompson, the "father" of the famous Thai silk

industry. The house now survives as a museum after the mysterious disappearance of the legendary Mr.

Thompson in Malaysia. On display in the main house is his splendid small Asian art collection as well as his

personal belongings.

Return to the hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

Day 4 - February 28th, 2019

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Check out time is at 12:00pm. You will be transferred to the Bangkok International Airport based on your flight details. Should you have a late flight, luggage storage will be available at the hotel.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details are subject to change. The timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

Day 1

8:00am Disembark the ship and drive into Bangkok

9:00am Arrive in the city and depart on the Canals and Royal Barges tour visiting the Royal Barge Museum and Wat Arun

2:00pm Drive to your hotel and check in. The official check in time is at 3:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have your rooms available upon arrival, this cannot be guaranteed.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are on your own account.

Overnight at the Eastin Grand or similar hotel

Day 2

AM Breakfast at the hotel

9:00am Depart on a Bangkok City Tour by Tuk Tuk passing through China Town, the flower market and visiting Wat Po and the reclining Buddha

2:00pm Return to the hotel

Lunch and dinner are on your own account

Overnight at the Eastin Grand or similar hotel

Day 3

AM Breakfast at the hotel

9.00am Depart on a Thai Heritage Tour visiting Wang Suan Pakkard and the Jim Thompson House

1:00pm Return to the hotel and the remainder of the day is at your leisure

Lunch and dinner are on your own account

Overnight at the Eastin Grand or similar hotel

Day 4

AM Breakfast at your hotel

12:00pm Check out room and settle incidental charges if any.

Transfer to the Bangkok Airport based on your flight details. For guests with late flights, luggage storage will be available at the hotel

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4. Guests who book their own extra nights will not be transferred.

Expected Weather:

February is quite hot in Bangkok. Eight hours of sunshine occurs each day, although, there can be a significant amount of rain as well. The temperatures during the day in Bangkok range between 23°C and 33°C.

Generally the humidity is high therefore it tends to feel very muggy and sticky due to the temperatures. Caution is advised as heatstroke and fatigue can occur. If you are visiting the area, remember to drink lots of water to keep hydrated, wear sunscreen if you are spending time in the direct sunlight and take regular breaks from the heat to avoid exhaustion.

Documentation:

Guests must carry a valid passport with at least 6 months validity. Please check with your local embassy for any Visa requirements.

Currency:

Thai Baht. USD are not accepted. We recommend exchanging a small amount of money at the airport or at your hotel. Credit cards are widely accepted at major establishments. Cash will be required at markets.

Electricity:

The standard electrical voltage in Bangkok is 220 volts AC, 60Hz. We recommend bringing an adaptor in case the hotel cannot supply one.

Accommodation:

Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn

33/1 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Yan Nawa, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand

Phone: +66 2 210 8100

*If a similar hotel is required due to unforeseen circumstances, it will be of equal ratings and standards and guests would be advised well in advance. If guests are not advised of any changes then they will be staying at the hotel listed here.

Program Includes for guests

•3 nights’accommodation at the Eastin Grand (Run of House Rooms) or similar hotel

•Meals included: 3 breakfasts

•Transfers

•Local English Speaking guides in Bangkok

•Bottles of water per person on all sightseeing tours

•Cold towels per person on all sightseeing tours

•All entrance fees required for touring in Bangkok

•Hospitality Desk at hotel in Bangkok

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current departure information so your transfer can be arranged. However, if you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

Program Excludes:

•Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry,

•Gratuities for drivers & guides

•Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Additional touring and meals not mentioned in above itinerary

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, including inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing such as hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.