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Eastern & Oriental Express

Private Travel | Rail journeys 10 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £4695

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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Journey in style by rail through the Thai and Malaysian countryside
  • River Kwai cruise accompanied by a local historian
  • Guided tour of Malaysia’s Islamic heritage in Kuala Kangsar
  • Stay in 5-star accommodation
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Bangkok


Days 2-3: Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to the Lebua at State Tower hotel for a 2-night stay. Day 3 is at leisure. (N)

Day 4: Board the Eastern & Oriental Express

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 (State Cabin). (B, D)

Day 5: River Kwai

Morning cruise on the Kwai river accompanied by a local historian, followed by a visit to a poignant 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)

Day 6: Kuala Kangsar

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)

Day 7: Singapore

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 8: Singapore

Day at leisure in Singapore, an easy city to navigate with much to explore including Chinatown, Little India and the redeveloped quay areas. (B)

Days 9-10: Fly home

Transfer to the airport and fly home, arriving the next day. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Alternative journeys:

‘The Classic Journey’ itinerary, as detailed above, also runs in reverse from Singapore to Bangkok as a 2-night trip.

Luxury tour:

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation in each destination throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard room / cabin category.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £4695 per person

High season from £4995 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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