Eastern & Oriental Express

4 day Luxury Rail Journey - from £2179

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.


  • Travel on this iconic train
  • River Kwai tour
  • Village tour at Kuala Kangsar
  • Tour of Kanchanburi
  • Scenic Malaysian countryside
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Bangkok

At Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong station, board the gleaming carriages of the Orient Express where your steward will show you to your elegant cabin. In the teakwood observation car enjoy the views of the sun setting over the lush landscapes of Thailand, before indulging in a delicious meal prepared by the onboard chefs. Later you may wish to head to the bar for a nightcap, whilst being entertained by the pianist, before retireing to your cabin which has been converted into a cosy bedroom.

Meals: Dinner
Hotel: On board Eastern & Oriental train

Day 2 - River Kwai

After breakfast disembark in the town of Kanchanburi for a tour of the region. Cruise along the river taking in the views of teakwood houses that line the banks, after which your guide will provide an insight into the building of the infamous bridge. Then board a coach to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and pay a visit to the Don Rak War Cemetery. Alternatively a cycle or culinary tour can be taken instead. Back on board enjoy a leisurely afternoon before dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: On board Eastern & Oriental train

Day 3 - Kuala Kangsar

Head over the border into Malaysia where the landscape gradually changes to limestone mountains jutting up from the rice fields. Relax in the observation car with fellow guests before arriving at Kuala Kangsar where you will be taken by coach into the countryside for a choice of tour. Choose between a village experience where you can sample regional food and browse local handicrafts, or a hill trek visiting the plantations and taking in the views. Rejoin your train later and continue your journey through the countryside.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: On board Eastern & Oriental train

Day 4 - Singapore

Enjoy the passing scenery of palm plantations and traditional villages from your cabin or the lounge, before crossing the causeway into Singapore around lunch time. You might like to extend your stay for a few nights to enjoy this surprising city – a contrast of east and west, ancient and modern. Alternatively you can be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

4 day Luxury Rail Journey - from £2179

Your Choice of Cabin

A sofa by day is converted into lower and upper berths by your steward ready for when your return from dinner. A ladder accesses the top berth. There is an en suite shower room. Also come in singles with just a lower berth.
State Cabin
In addition to Pullman cabin there is double the floor space with a sofa and armchair by day. During dinner your steward converts them into two lower beds. Double the window space for watching the scenery.
Presidential Suite
Similar to State room but slightly larger room and en suite

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The one way journey also operates in reverse from Singapore to Bangkok as a 3 day journey. Ask your consultant for details.
Departs on selected dates Jan – Apr & Sep – Dec.
All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Talk to an Asia Expert for departure dates and availability.

Your Rail Journey

Watch Asia unfold in front of your eyes as you travel in style on an epic rail journey. Traverse through different countries, stopping along the way for off-train excursion, each time returning to your luxury hotel-on-rails. Add a Rail journey as a highlight to your Asian holiday.

Your Rail Journey includes:

  • Accommodation in a Pullman cabin
  • Option to upgrade cabin
  • Private bathroom
  • Breakfast served in your cabin
  • Daily three course lunch and afternoon tea
  • Daily four course dinner
  • House wine with meals and drinks
  • House wine, beer and spirits in the Bar/Observation lounge
  • Dedicated steward 24 hours
  • All excursions as stated in the itinerary

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For advice or to start planning your holiday

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