Bangkok to Singapore Luxury Train
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- On request
An unforgettable journey between Singapore and Bangkok on the renowned Eastern and Oriental Express. Travel through the Malaysian and Thai countryside while enjoying the special on-board services.
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Explore Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore on an unforgettable rail journey in the sumptuous comfort of the Eastern & Oriental Express. Operated by the same people who restored the world famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in Europe, the Eastern & Oriental Express is a deluxe train of unequalled luxury and comfort whose shining green carriages will carry you between Bangkok and Singapore.
Each air-conditioned compartment is an elegantly decorated day room and transforms in moments to a cozy bedroom at night. From the Dining Cars, Saloon Car, Bar Car and Observation Car, wherever you venture in this elegant and enchanting train, you will encounter the same extraordinary standards of comfort, decor and service.
It is a journey of 1,200 miles which connects some of the world's most remarkable cities and encompasses all the mystery, excitement and sheer staggering beauty of the East.
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- On request
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Board the gleaming carriages of the Eastern and Oriental Express at Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Station in the evening. Your steward will show you to your elegant private cabin, where you have time to settle in as the journey begins. Make your way to the teak wood Observation Car to enjoy spectacular open views of the sun setting over the lush landscapes. Return to your cabin to dress for dinner before taking your seat in one of the sumptuous Restaurant Cars. Indulge in a gastronomic feast of eastern and western specialties, expertly prepared by our on board chefs. Afterwards, you may wish to enjoy a convivial nightcap in the Bar Car while being entertained by the resident pianist. Retire to your cabin, which has been converted into a cozy bedroom by your steward.
The golden age of travel lives on aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train. Winding through some of the world's most beautiful and exotic landscapes, it voyages through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, and on into Laos. Mountains, forests, fascinating towns and golden temples create …
The golden age of travel lives on aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train. Winding through some of the world's most beautiful and exotic landscapes, it voyages through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, and on into Laos. Mountains, forests, fascinating towns and golden temples create a rich tapestry of life along the way.
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As morning breaks in rural Kanchanaburi Province, breakfast is served in your cabin. Shortly after, the train arrives at River Kwai Station where you disembark for your chosen excursion. We offer you a choice of tours celebrating the beauty, vibrancy, culture and flavors of Kanchanaburi city and province. Cycle through rice fields, cruise the Khwae Yai River or participate in a floating Thai cookery class. You also have the option to visit the Don Rak and Chong Kai war cemeteries and reflect on the past as you absorb the inimitable landscapes.
Rejoin the train in Kanchanaburi for lunch. Back on board, a leisurely afternoon awaits. Take time to relax and recharge your batteries before preparing for a sumptuous dinner, preceded perhaps by one of our enticing signature cocktails in the Bar Car. Overnight on board.
Optional Kanchanaburi Excursions
1. Classic Tour
Cruise along the Khwae Yai River aboard a local raft, taking in views of the splendid Thai teak wood houses along the banks. Your guide provides an insight into the building of the infamous railway and bridge, which were constructed by allied prisoners in World War II. After the cruise, board a minivan to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and perhaps pay a visit to the Don Rak War Cemetery before returning to the train.
2. Tracks to Unseen Thailand Tour
Disembark in Kanchanaburi and board a private minivan to rural Nong Kao village for your hour-long bicycle tour. Cycle through the verdant rice fields, stopping for a fascinating demonstration at a local Thai farm and refreshments. Return to the Traditional Thai Wooden House for a relaxing herbal infusion before heading back to the train. Please note that this tour does not include a visit to the River Kwai bridge.
3. Local Flavours Tour
Your guided tour begins with visits to a vibrant wet market and an acclaimed rice noodle house where you will gain an insight into the traditional processes used. You then proceed to Wat Nue Pier
to board a river raft and participate in a traditional Thai cooking class on board as you sail along the River Kwai. Disembark at Chong Kai War Cemetery for an optional visit before returning to the train.
Spaces on Tracks to Unseen Thailand and Local Flavours tour are limited, please select your preference when completing your passenger information form.
|Meal Plan||Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner|
Kuala Kangsar to Kuala Lumpur
Indulge in a lie-in before breakfast in your cabin as the Eastern and Oriental Express enters Malaysia. Notice the landscape change as limestone massifs rear up dramatically from the rice fields. Spend the morning relaxing in the Observation Car or Saloon Car, reading, chatting with fellow guests or simply gazing at the passing scenery.
After lunch you arrive in Kuala Kangsar and alight to board a coach. Travel away from the city to Labu Kubong, a village set among the paddy fields and backed by lush mountains. Here you embark on a traditional village experience, a chance to immerse yourself in rural Malaysian life. Alternatively, experienced trekkers may wish to join our optional hill trek. Please note, this excursion is recommended for advanced walkers only. We advise wearing comfortable and sturdy walking shoes for both excursions.
Both of the Labu Kubong options are weather permitting. In inclement weather, an alternative programme will be offered.
Rejoin the train as it continues south through the lush rain forests and rural west-coast towns of Peninsular Malaysia. Prepare for a gastronomic dinner and a relaxing evening in the Bar Car. Overnight on board.
Optional Labu Kubong Excursions
1. Traditional Village Tour On arrival in Kuala Kangsar, board guided motor coaches and drive into the sleepy Malaysian countryside. Reach Kampung Labu Kubong, where a friendly villager greets you and gives you an insight into the typical lifestyle of a rural Malaysian. Visit century-old wooden homes where the owners invite you in and share their stories. Wander past a village spice garden, enter a little coffee shop and taste local delicacies. In a rubber plantation, discover the charming, long-forgotten history of how this precious tree ended up in Malaya and led to it becoming one of the world's largest rubber producers. Don't be alarmed if you spot any bees - they are sting less. They also produce a delicious honey, which you'll be invited to sample. Ever wondered what happens to old railway metal? Visit a creative villager's home to see how the metal is recycled into daily utensils and tools. Enjoy time with this small community before leaving Kuala Kangsar with warm memories.
2. Hill Trek
This tour is for experienced walkers with a good level of fitness. It begins with a visit to a local plantation producing rubber, banana and durian. After sampling the chips that are produced here, your guide, a certified naturalist, will give you an insight into the local area as he leads you on a challenging hike to the top of the hill. After enjoying cold towels and refreshments, admire the panoramic views overlooking the village and surrounding rice paddies. Use the binoculars provided and you may even catch a glimpse of the train waiting at nearby Padang Rengas Station.
Please note spaces on the Hill Trek are limited, please confirm your preference when completing your passenger information form.
|Meal Plan||Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner|
Johor to Singapore
Breakfast is served in your cabin as you savor the last leg of your journey. Course through expansive palm plantations dotted with traditional settlement homes in the southernmost state of Johor. Cross the Causeway over the Straits for a late-morning arrival into cosmopolitan Singapore, your final exciting destination.
2019: Dec 25
2020: Jan 3, 12, 25; Feb 12, 21; Mar 1, 10, 21, 29; Apr 7, 27; Sep 9, 20; Oct 5,18, 27;
Nov 5, 15, 24; Dec 5, 24
- 3 nights' onboard accommodation
- On-board entertainment
- Guided touring as per itinerary
- All table d'hote meals on board
- Complimentary tea and coffee in your compartment
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional excursions
- Beverages unless otherwise stated
- Visa fees if applicable
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
Cabin Types: Pullman, State, Suite
5 Dec 2020