Grand Rail Escape

10 day Holiday Idea - from £3585

The Eastern and Oriental Express will not only take you on a journey from Bangkok through the Malay Peninsula to Singapore, but will also take you back to the golden days of train travel at its most luxurious. This holiday of a lifetime also includes time to explore the two cities, staying in luxury five star hotels.


  • Ride aboard the amazing Eastern Oriental Express train
  • Off train excursion to River Kwai
  • Scenic countryside
  • Explore vibrant Bangkok
  • Take in the sites of Singapore
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Bangkok

Arrive in the Thai capital of Bangkok for your 3 nights stay at the Anantara Riverside. Freedom Asia can arrange a host of day tours for you including the Golden Palace, floating markets and even a Thai cookery class. Or get out and explore by tuk tuk or the city’s efficient Skytrain for an unforgettable Thailand experience.

Day 4 - Bangkok

Transfer from your Bangkok accommodation to the railway station to board your luxury train, the Eastern & Oriental Express, for an early evening departure. On board there is a restaurant, bar and observation car at the end of the train whilst the cabins have seating by day and upper and lower berths by night with private bathrooms and an attentive steward to look after you. As you head out of the city and into the countryside, dinner will be served.

Day 5 - River Kwai

In the early morning you’ll cross the wooded trestle viaduct en route to River Kwai station. There’s time for a guided tour of the River Kwai before heading back for lunch as you set off.

Day 6 - Kuala Kangsar

Head over the border into Malaysia where the landscape gradually changes to limestone mountains jutting up from the rice fields. At Kuala Kangsar you can choose between a village experience or a hill trek visiting the plantations. Rejoin your train later and continue your journey through the countryside.

Day 7 - Singapore

Arrive into Singapore before lunch for a 3 nights stay at the Mandarin Oriental. Singapore is a buzzing city where gleaming skyscrapers sit next to traditional neighbourhoods. A whole variety of tours can be arranged to explore the city from a visit to the Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling, to a night safari to visit animals from around the world. Getting around this island state couldn’t be easier with an efficient underground network.

Day 10 - Singapore

Say farewell to this fascinating city as you are transferred to Singapore airport for your flight home.

10 day Holiday Idea - from £3585

With flights from £4099

Choose the accommodation you prefer:

Bangkok – Choose from centrally located international chain hotels to characterful boutique and everything in between.

Eastern & Oriental Express Train – Choice of luxury cabin

Singapore – From the popular Clarke Quay area, to the resort beach hotels of Sentosa, there are hotels to suit all. Choose from affordable chain hotels to grand city icons.

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.

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Holiday Ideas

This suggested itinerary shows the type of holiday you can enjoy with Freedom Destinations. It can be booked as it is or changed to suit your requirements. Your holiday idea includes:

  • Three nights luxury hotel in Bangkok
  • Three nights luxury hotel in Singapore
  • Three nights on Eastern & Oriental Express train
  • All meals and drinks on train
  • Airport transfers

You can:

  • Choose different hotels or resorts
  • Add day tours and activities in the places you visit
  • Extend your stay in any of the locations

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For advice or to start planning your holiday

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