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Be Captivated by Central Thailand’s Vibrant History Alongside a Blissful Island Getaway

4.5 stars

bangkok + koh samui, thailand

The Experience

Set off and discover the magic of Thailand beginning with a stay in the heart of its exciting capital, Bangkok. With an ideal location on the edge of the Chao Phraya River, the Royal Orchid Sheraton provides a perfect base from which to explore the city with tis shuttle boat service to the Sky train. Within the hotel you’ll find a range of stylish dining choices as well as two resort-style swimming pools along the edge of the river, an idyllic spa and tranquil gardens. Once you’ve explored the capital, it’s time for the real adventure to begin taking you across the heart of the country. Travel from Bangkok and explore the likes of ancient ruins and ornate temples in Ayuthaya through to infamous Hellfire Pass and ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’ through a unique experience discovering the multiple facets of the country. Finish your adventure with a luxury beachfront escape to the Mai Samui Beach Resort and Spa where you can enjoy the tranquil location on the secluded Laem Yai Beach. Embrace the laid back island lifestyle as you enjoy the range of facilities including 3 outdoor pools, sea kayaking and idyllic beachfront spa.

Why we love this holiday £550 off
  • Explore the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Idyllic beachfront spa in Koh Samui
  • Ideal riverfront location in Bangkok with river views from your guestroom
Selected dates between 20-Jul-2017 and 31-Oct-2018; Based on a 11 night stay leaving from Heathrow

 Included flights

 UK Departure

  • Departs: london
  • Arrives: bangkok, Thailand


  • Departs: bangkok, Thailand
  • Arrives: koh samui, Thailand

 Return Flight

  • Departs: koh samui, Thailand
  • Arrives: london
 Day 2 to 4

Royal Orchid Sheraton

5 stars
  • Deluxe River View Room
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • All hotel rooms come with amazing river views
  • Get the complimentary shuttle boat to expierence more of Bangkok
  • The hotel offers amazing facilities and services
Royal Orchid Sheraton is an elegant 5-star hotel located in Thailand's capital Bangkok. Situated on the enchanting Chao Phraya River, with all of the guest rooms showcasing unobstructed river views. You can also dine with family or friends at one of four restaurants, or catch the complimentary shuttle boat to the Bangkok sky train to discover more of the city's dynamic dining scene. Two swimming pools, a tranquil spa, tennis court, and lush meditative gardens ensure an unforgettable stay at this 5 star riverside Bangkok hotel.
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The Holiday Place customer rating

5 stars

5/5 from 1 reviews


Yvonne Konieczna reviewing Royal Orchid Sheraton (22-Sep-2016)

 Day 4 to 7

Gems of Central Thailand

4 stars
  • As Per Itinerary
  • As Per Itinerary
  • Take a ride on the infamous ‘Death Railway’
  • Visit the country’s medieval capital
  • Stay on the edge of the famous River Kwai

A kaleidoscope of colours established by a vibrant culture and rich heritage, Thailand is a unique destination full of surprises. Enjoy a taste of what this country has to offer away from the tropical beach destinations and manic streets of Bangkok by delving into the heart of the country beginning at the medieval capital of Ayutthaya. The country’s capital for almost 4 centuries it offers enchanting ruins to wander through with a reputation as the base from which Thai culture flourished. Explore other less travelled areas such as the charming town of Uthai Thani and Nakon Pathom as well as the infamous Hell Fire Pass and the ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’ along the way.

Day 1: Depart Bangkok for Uthai Thani, via Ayutthaya
Beginning with an early start at approximately 07:30, you will depart the bustling atmosphere of Bangkok and head for Ayutthaya via the Bang Pa In. The former Royal Summer Residence of King Rama V., Bang Pa In is a stunning residence along the bank of the Chao Phraya River originally built in the 17th century that you can enjoy exploring.
Carry on to the city of Autthaya, Thailand’s capital from the 14th century through to the 18th century, where traditional Thai heritage truly flourished. Here you can explore stunning sites including the ruins of Wat Srisanpetch, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon and the beautiful temples at Wat Chai Watthanram before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, it’s time to continue on to the rural town of Uthai Thani. Set on the banks of the Sakaekrang River, the tranquil town offers an insight into local life that few tourists see. The final site of the day is the stunning Wat Chantaram (Wat Thasung), a temple offering its impressive Crystal Hall and Golden Grand Shrine.
After checking into your hotel, you can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Lunch and dinner included

Overnight in Uthai Thani

Day 2: Explore the ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’ and Hell Fire Pass
After breakfast it is time to leave the sleepy little town and head onwards for Kanchanaburi via Suphanburi.
After lunch at a local restaurant in Kanchanaburi near the infamous ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’, it’s time to carry onto the Hell Fire Pass and the attached Memorial Museum. Offering you a look into a part of Thailand’s darker history, the joint Australian-Thai museum contains pictures, hand tools, audio-visual displays and interactive exhibits exploring how Allied Prisoners of War were forced to build the railway. You can also take a scenic walking trail through the infamous Hell Fire Pass where the prisoners were forced to work.
Your day ends with a short boat ride over to your resort for the night with the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Overnight in Kanchanaburi

Day 3: Take a ride along the Death Railway and onto Nakon Pathom
Enjoy a morning of leisure after breakfast until you depart for the train station at Wang Po. After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, you can enjoy a unique train experience along the Death Railway to Tha Kilen station where you can learn more about the area’s history at the Thai Burmese Railway Center.
Continue on with a drive to Nakon Pathom where you’ll find the awe-inspiring Phra Pathom Chedi, said to be the tallest pagoda in Southeast Asian as well as an important structure signifying the introduction of Buddhism into the country.
The day finishes at the charming Sampran Riverside Hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Overnight in Nakon Pathom

Day 4: Head back to Bangkok
Following an early breakfast, you can explore the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market with a short boat ride into the centre of the market. After lunch back at the hotel you can then go on to learn about the hotel’s unique Thai village and its sustainability programme involving the local people before returning back to Bangkok in the evening.

Breakfast and lunch included

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 Day 7 to 12

Mai Samui Beach Resort and Spa

5 stars
  • Deluxe
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Fantastic MAI Samunprai Spa
  • Great selection of restaurants and bars
  • Beautiful tranquil location and all-inclusive available
The beautiful Mai Samui Beach Resort is nestled in a secluded spot on Laem Yai Beach on Koh Samui's west coast. This stylish boutique resort offers 97 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas set around landscaped grounds dominated by swimming pools. Rooms are designed in elegant contemporary style and decorated with Thai fabrics and motifs, and come complete with all modern comforts. There is plenty to do at Mai Samui with activities such as Thai cooking classes, beach volleyball, kayaking, and mountain biking and much more available. The spa offers the perfect place to relax and unwind where one of the spa professionals will pamper you from head to toe. A variety of restaurants and bars offering food and beverages from around the world ensures there is something to suit everyone.
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The Holiday Place customer rating

4 stars

4/5 from 2 reviews

The best holiday ever . Nothing that I could fault.

Dhurata Regazi reviewing Mai Samui Beach Resort and Spa (13-Jul-2016)

£1769 per person

Special Offer £550 off Jul 20 2017 - Oct 31 2018
Price for 11 nights, 2 Adults flying 26 September 2018 from Heathrow with Eva Air
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Price for 11 nights, 2 Adults flying 26 September 2018 from Heathrow with Eva Air