Eastern & Oriental Express

Eastern & Oriental Express

3 Days / 2 Nights

Price fromUSD$3,430

Take your seat for the ultimate journey into the heart of Southeast Asia aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train; including stops in Penang and island hopping through the Gulf of Thailand. From the elegance of Singapore to the excitement of Bangkok, take an unforgettable Belmond rail journey through the heart of Southeast Asia.

The Train: The train accommodates up to 82 passengers in air-conditioned cabins, all furnished with beautiful fabrics, fine linens and soft towels, and a friendly room service. In the Dining Cars, waiters present gourmet dishes and fine wines in gleaming crystal and silverware. The Bar Car with its resident pianist and variety of local entertainment provides a special opportunity to meet follow travellers. The most popular place on board is the open decked Observation Car, which provides an unbeatable opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Pullman Single Cabin: Each perfectly formed Pullman Single provides the most intimate of retreats. Settle back in space rich with ornate details and after dark, elegant daytime seating coverts to a single bed at floor level.

Pullman Cabin: A paradise of vintage charm, relax on plush seating by day as your cabin is flooded with light. After the stars emerge enjoy upper and lower berths with crisp linens.

State Cabin: Light, airy cabins connect you to the passing landscapes outside. Recline in spacious elegance by day; before settling into two single beds at floor level at night.

Presidential Cabin: Offers supreme space with extra touches of luxury. Set the ambience with your own music and enjoy the Wi-Fi. Recline in plush seating with a drink from the complimentary minibar.

Cabin features include en suite with shower and WC, fully air-conditioned, 220 voltage system, luxury toiletries, hairdryer and 24 hour onboard service and entertainment.

Eastern & Oriental Express map

Day 1: Singapore On arrival at Raffles Singapore you are greeted by the Eastern & Oriental Express team, who assist with your luggage and check-in formalities. You will be escorted to Woodlands Railway Station, where your steward warmly welcomes you aboard and shows you to your elegant cabin. The train leaves Singapore and crosses over the Johor Causeway into Peninsular Malaysia. As the journey continues northward you are served a refreshing afternoon tea in your cabin. Stroll along to the Observation Car to admire the passing scenery of lush landscapes and rural settlements. Later, dress for an exquisite dinner of eastern and western specialties in the Restaurant Car, followed by an enticing cocktail or liqueur in the Bar Car where our resident pianist plays. Retire to your cabin, which has been transformed into an inviting bedroom.

Day 2: Kuala Kangsar As the train travels through the verdant rainforests and rural west coast towns of Malaysia, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the comfort of your cabin. Arrive at Kuala Kangsar and alight to board a coach, which whisks you away from the city to Labu Kubong, a village set among 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 at Padang Rengas Station and enjoy lunch before spending a relaxing afternoon either in your cabin, the bar or the Observation Car. Look out for the picturesque limestone massifs that rear up from the rice fields. As the train crosses into Thailand, the scenery changes to include wing-roofed Thai temples and bustling stations. In the evening, further culinary delights are served in the Restaurant Car, after which you may wish to enjoy a convivial drink in the Bar Car before your final night's sleep on board.

Day 3: Kanchanaburi > Bangkok Following breakfast in your cabin, disembark at River Kwai Station late morning for your chosen excursion. A choice of tours is offered celebrating the beauty, vibrancy, culture and flavours 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. Back on board, lunch is served as the train makes its stately way towards Bangkok, arriving in the late afternoon. Alight here for your onward travels.

*Itinerary also operates in reverse

Singapore to Bangkok • Two nights' accommodation aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train • Dedicated 24 hour steward service • Daily four-course dinner: Seasonal table d'hote menu, including coffee, tea and petits fours • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin • Daily three-course lunch • Afternoon tea, including sandwiches, biscuits and pastries • All house wine, house spirits and local beer (Premium drinks and drinks ordered to your cabin will be an additional charge) • Guided tour of Kuala Kangsar • Guided cruise along the River Kwai and visit to the War Museum

Pricing (per person) $USD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2022

Singapore to Bangkok guide price from

Bangkok to Singapore guide price from

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$3,430

$3,739

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Departs

Specific dates throughout the year - please enquire.

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in US Dollars, double/twin occupancy and are a guide price, which may vary on departure dates and journey types • Please note that spaces on excursion options are limited - confirm your preference when completing the passenger information form • Single cabin prices available - please enquire • Please contact World Journeys for the updated USD exchange rate • This itinerary also runs in reverse, and other more extensive itineraries are available - please enquire

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Gratuity

• Gratuities for staff and guides are at your discretion