Travel in style through the jungles, rice
fields and cities of south-east Asia, from
Bangkok to Singapore, or vice versa,
aboard the luxury Eastern & Oriental
Express. The train offers refined elegance
with fine dining, a piano bar and
observation car. En route, the train will
stop for guided tours at the notorious
Bridge over the River Kwai and the
Malaysian town of Kuala Kangsar.
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Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to the Mandarin
Oriental Bangkok for a 2-night stay. Day 3 is at
leisure (see page 124 for optional excursions). (N)
Day at leisure. Early evening transfer to the train
station and board the sumptuous Eastern &
Oriental Express for the 3-night Classic Journey
to Singapore. Gourmet dinner on board. (B, D)
Morning cruise on the Kwai river accompanied
by a local historian, followed by a visit to an
evocative war museum and the war cemetery.
Return to the train for lunch and an afternoon at
leisure. Dinner is served while travelling through
the southern Thai countryside. (B, L, D)
Morning travelling through northern Malaysia
followed by a tour of Kuala Kangsar. Disembark
for a tour of the grand Ubudiah mosque, the Royal Museum of Perak and the Sultan Shah
Gallery. The rest of the day is spent travelling
down the Malay peninsula. Relax in the
observation car and enjoy dinner and
cocktails. (B, L, D)
After breakfast on board, travel across the
Straits of Johor into Singapore. Stay at the
Fullerton Hotel for 2 nights (upgrades available
to the Raffles Hotel). (B)
Day at leisure in Singapore, an easy city to
navigate with much to explore including
Chinatown, Little India and the redeveloped
quay areas. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly home, arriving the
next day. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is escorted
from the train only. Optional privately escorted
tours can be booked for Bangkok and Singapore.
Featuring some of the most
luxurious accommodation in each destination
throughout the tour. Prices are based on the
standard room / cabin category.
When on board the
train, the transfers and excursions are operated
as a group with other passengers who may or
may not be Cox & Kings clients.
The Classic Journey'
itinerary, as detailed above, also runs in reverse
from Singapore to Bangkok as a 2-night trip.
Eastern & Oriental Express also operates a longer
6-night 'Fables of the Peninsula' adventure,
limited to just 60 guests in State and Presidential
cabins. The journey begins at the legendary
Raffles Hotel in Singapore, before visiting Kuala
Lumpur, the Cameron Highlands and the small,
rural community of Huay Yang. 'The Classic
Journey' departs year-round while the 'Fables of
the Peninsula' departs in October only.
This itinerary is
subject to the departure dates of the Eastern
& Oriental Express, along with arrangements
in Bangkok and Singapore for which guideline
prices are shown. For a price quote based on
alternative accommodation standards, to
discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary,
please call 020 7808 6786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The train accommodates 82 passengers in 41
air-conditioned compartments, all furnished
in dark woods, beautiful fabrics and with
fine linens. The bar car offers a variety of
evening entertainment including live piano
performances. There is also a reading room
with a varied library. The most popular place
on board is the open-deck observation car,
which provides an unbeatable opportunity to
enjoy the stunning scenery.
The landmark Fullerton building, located on the Singapore river was completed in 1928 and was the largest building in Singapore. It served as the General Post Office, Singapore Town Club and the Chamber of Commerce before being developed into a unique luxury hotel incorporating original features. The classic Palladian exterior hides elegant modern rooms and facilities and a huge amount of dining and entertainment options including a roof...
Consistently rated as one of the best hotels in the world, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, formerly the Oriental Hotel, is steeped in history and was the haunt of Noel Coward and Somerset Maugham. The hotel is set in landscaped gardens on the banks of the river and the hotel's facilities include two outdoor pools, a luxury health spa and riverside restaurants and cooking...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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