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Eastern & Oriental Express

4 day Luxury Rail Journey - from £2559

Bangkok | River Kwai | Malay Peninsular | Singapore

Relive the golden days of train travel on the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express, travelling through simply stunning South East Asian scenery.

 Highlights:

  • Experience first class dining and service on the Eastern & Oriental Express
  • Watch the sunset over lush Thai landscapes from the Observation Car
  • Pass limestone mountains, rice paddies and palm plantations in Malaysia
  • Visit the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum
  • Enjoy a village tour or hill trek at Kuala Kangsar
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Bangkok

At Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong station, board the gleaming carriages of the Eastern & Oriental 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 retiring to your cabin which has been converted into a cosy bedroom.

Hotel: On board Eastern & Oriental train
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - River Kwai

After breakfast disembark in the town of Kanchanburi for a choice of three tours. The Classic includes a guided visit to the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum. The other tour, Tracks to Unseen Thailand involves a cycle ride through rice paddies to a local farm. Local Flavours tour explores the wet market, a rice noodle house and combines a raft cruise with a cooking class. Afterwards, return back to the train for lunch and the afternoon at leisure.

Hotel: On board Eastern & Oriental train
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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.

Hotel: On board Eastern & Oriental train
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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 £2559

A 3 day reverse journey is also available, from Singapore to Bangkok. Please speak with you Travel Consultant for details.

Your Choice of Cabin

Pullman 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 Cabin but a slightly larger room and en suite bathroom.

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Departs on selected dates January to April and September to December.

All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Please talk to an Asia Expert for departure dates and availability.

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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. A highlight to any 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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