Eastern & Oriental Luxury Train

Description

'Trains are wonderful . . . to travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and rivers, in fact, to see life'. So said Agatha Christie when talking about the golden age of travel which lives on today aboard the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express train. On this four day trip you wind through some of the world's most beautiful and exotic landscapes, on route from Thailand, through Malaysia to Singapore. Mountains, forests, fascinating towns and golden temples create a rich tapestry of life along the way. This sister train to Europe’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offers an equally exciting experience. Enjoy gourmet dining, cocktails in the open-air observation car and special local entertainment as your adventure unfolds.

Day 1
Depart Bangkok

Your luxury rail adventure begins in Bangkok, the bustling capital city of Thailand. The Eastern & Oriental Express departs the city in the early evening so you have time to explore before going to the station. Having been welcomed on board the gleaming carriages, settle into your comfortable cabin. Dinner is served as the train travels from Bangkok into the countryside with its rice-fields, villages and water buffalo. Then retire to your cabin, which has been transformed into a cosy bedroom by your steward.

Day 2
Wang Po & River Kwai

Wake early to experience the excitement of the train making its way from Wang Po along the wooden trestle viaduct beside a towering cliff. On arrival at the River Kwai Bridge station, the E&O stops so you can take a guided boat tour along the picturesque Kwai Yai river. On board, a local historian gives a talk on the history of the railway and the bridge. Visit the North Temple and Chinese Cemetery and the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. There is also time to visit the Don Rak War Cemetery next to the museum. Other tours such as a cycle tour or a culinary tour are possible, please ask for more details when you check in on Day One of your journey. Rejoin the coach for the short ride to the Kanchanaburi railway station to board your luxury express. Later reflect on the day's sights over dinner and relax with a drink in the Bar Car before retiring for the night.

Day 3
Penang

After a morning of beautiful scenery from the train and a delicious lunch the train arrives into Kuala Sangsar. There are two possible excursions to chose from here, please ask for more details on Day One when you check in for your journey. A traditional village experience or an exciting hill trek, don't forget to pack suitable footwear! Rejoin the train for the continuing ride South through rainforest and rural towns. Dine again in one of the opulent dining cars and then spend a relaxing evening in the Bar Car listening to its resident pianist.

Day 4
Singapore

Enjoy breakfast in the Dining Car as the Eastern and Oriental Express crosses the Straits of Johor and enters Singapore at approximately 1130 Today your wonderful trip from Thailand comes to an end but you can, if you choose, make the return train journey on a trip taking three days, or stay on and explore exciting Singapore before catching an onward flight or beginning your journey home.

Tour details 4 days

Pullman Cabin fr £2018pp
State Cabin fr £2911pp
Presidential Cabin fr £4352pp

Tour Highlights

  • Bangkok
  • Wang Po and River Kwai
  • Penang
  • Singapore

Included:

  • Accommodation on a Full Board basis
  • Some Sightseeing
  • Entrance Fees

Not included:

  • International flights & visas
  • On board drinks

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