Eastern & Oriental Express

Eastern & Oriental Express

3 Days/2 Nights Singapore to Bangkok or 4 Days/3 Nights Bangkok to Singapore

Price fromUSD$2,960

Singapore > Bangkok & Bangkok > Singapore

From the elegance of Singapore to the excitement of Bangkok, take an unforgettable Belmond rail journey through the heart of Southeast Asia.

The majesty and splendour of the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express, with its comfortable and elegant compartments, delicious cuisine and superb service, combined with the adventure of a journey through the heart of Asia, is a truly unique way to experience the full wonder of this remarkable region. A quarter of a mile in length, the air-conditioned gleaming green and cream carriages evoke the great age of luxury train travel and are a world of opulence and fine craftsmanship. In the Dining Cars, waiters present gourmet Asian and European 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. In the Saloon Car, the Boutique sells a range of exclusive Eastern & Oriental Express merchandise, and there is also a reading room with a varied library. The most popular place on board however, is the open decked Observation Car, which provides an unbeatable opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The Eastern & Oriental Express accommodates 132 passengers in 66 air-conditioned cabins, all furnished with beautiful fabrics, fine linens and soft towels, and a friendly room service is available 24 hours a day.

CLASSIC NORTHBOUND: SINGAPORE > MALAYSIA > THAILAND

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you head from Singapore to Thailand. Train journeys and luxury trips aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express are guaranteed to inspire.

Day 1: Singapore (D) Check-in at the Raffles Hotel for the start of your journey, with a transfer to the Woodlands train station to board the Eastern & Oriental Express. Stewards in exquisite Thai uniforms await you at the station, their hands pressed together in a gracious wai gesture - a promise of the memorable journey to come. Settle into your private cabin and enjoy a refreshing afternoon tea as the train travels out of Singapore and crosses the Causeway bridge into Malaysia. Enjoy the passing scenery of rubber and palm trees lining the track, and distant hills in the background As the sun sets, dress up for dinner, then make your way to the Bar car for cocktails before proceeding to the Restaurant car to savour the delightful meal presented by the team of chefs. After a brief late-night stop in Kuala Lumpur, the train travels through and onward to the northern state of Perak, one of 11 states and 2 federal territories in the Malay peninsula.

Day 2: Kuala Kangsar > Padang Besar (B,L,D) After breakfast we arrive at Kuala Kangsar, the picturesque royal town of Perak and the official residence of the Sultan of Perak. Our excursion will first take us to the grand Ubudiah Mosque, reputed to be one of Malaysia's most resplendent. Completed in 1917, the mosque was designed and built by Arthur Hubback, a British architect, who applied the same Indian Mughal design elements to Malaysia's Ipoh railway station and the Kuala Lumpur railway station. Close by is the captivating Royal Museum of Perak completed in 1931 as a temporary palace. Built without a blueprint and entirely without nails, its walls are woven from spliced bamboo strips with diamond patterns in the weave. This architectural masterpiece now houses the Royal regalia. Enroute to the museum, you will see one of the oldest rubber trees in peninsular Malaysia. In 1882 Sir Hugh Low, then the British Resident of Perak, brought 7 rubber trees from South America and planted one in the gardens of Kuala Kangsar. From those experimental beginnings, rubber trees became a highly lucrative cash crop when the automobile industry boomed in the West.The tour concludes with a visit to the Sultan Shah Gallery. The gallery resides in a former palace called Istana Ulu or Istana Kota, completed in 1903. Restored in 2003 and named after Sultan Azlan Shah, it houses his personal belongings, documents, mementoes, family photographs, trophies and state regalia, and even court notes of his first case presiding as a magistrate in 1958.

Back on board the Eastern & Oriental Express for lunch, we pass rice fields with limestone outcrops on the horizon, as we continue towards the border town of Padang Besar, where Malaysia meets Thailand. Immigration and customs formalities are conducted here while passengers remain onboard the train. Crossing into Thailand, the time difference is one hour behind Malaysia.

Spend a relaxing afternoon at leisure, in your cabin catching the scenery out the window or in the observation car watching the colours of the sky change with the setting of the sun. Dinner is served and afterwards enjoy a digestif in the Bar car.

Day 3: Kanchanaburi > Bangkok (B,L) The tranquil expanse of lush jungles and winding rivers set the surrounding scene for the town of Kanchanaburi. After breakfast onboard, we will disembark from the train and set off on an evocative river ride, with an historian providing information about the bridge over the Kwai river, and its origins and role. Visits to a war museum and war cemetery are also included for those who wish to do so. Depart Kanchanaburi and lunch is served onboard soon after, while the train heads toward Krung Thep, also known as Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.

CLASSIC SOUTHBOUND: THAILAND > MALAYSIA > SINGAPORE

Discover the highlights of the region with the Eastern & Oriental Express' luxury tours. Bangkok and Singapore come alive on a journey brimming with romance, style and indulgence.

Day 1: Bangkok (D) Check-in at the Hualampong station to begin your journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express. Stewards in exquisite Thai uniforms await to welcome you aboard, their hands pressed together in a gracious wai gesture - a promise of the memorable journey to come. Settle into your private cabin as you dress for dinner, then make your way to the Bar car for cocktails before proceeding to the Restaurant car to savour the delightful meal presented by the team of chefs.

Day 2: Kanchanaburi (B,L,D) Morning reveals the tranquil expanse of lush jungles and winding rivers which set the surrounding scene for the town of Kanchanaburi. After breakfast onboard, we will disembark from the train and set off on an evocative river ride, with an historian providing information about the bridge over the Kwai river, and its origins and role. Visits to a war museum and war cemetery are also included for those who wish to do so. Depart Kanchanaburi and lunch is served onboard soon after, while the train continues on the journey southwards.

Spend a relaxing day at leisure, in your cabin catching the scenery out the window and enjoying afternoon tea, or in the observation car watching the colours of the sky change with the setting of the sun. Dinner is served, and afterwards, enjoy a digestif in the Bar car. The train travels south through the night.

Day 3: Padang Besar > Butterworth (B,L,D) Start the day with breakfast in bed served by your friendly steward, as the E&O heads towards the border town of Padang Besar, where Thailand meets Malaysia. Immigration and customs formalities are conducted here while passengers remain onboard the train. Crossing into Malaysia, the time difference is one hour ahead of Thailand.

Pass fruit crop plantations and rice fields lining the tracks with limestone hills on the horizon, as brunch is served before we arrive at the next destination of Butterworth in northern Malaysia.

Butterworth, on the mainland, is the port for the crossing to George Town, the capital of Penang island. The island is the oldest British settlement with much historical interest and is home to diverse cultures. Discover the fascinating facets of this colonial town on your tour to visit a grand Chinese clan temple, a Peranakan heritage museum and the old-world E&O Hotel, passing rows of quaint and colourful shophouses enroute.

We depart the island and return to the train for you to prepare for another evening of a sumptuous dinner and swopping tales while the train travels under the Malaysian night sky.

Day 4: JB Central > Singapore (B) Watch the passing scenery of rubber and palm trees lining the track, and distant hills while you enjoy breakfast before completing your final packing. A stop is made at JB Sentral station in the southernmost Malaysian state before the E&O crosses the Causeway bridge into Singapore.

Cabins The Eastern & Oriental Express offers guests four categories of elegant private cabins: Pullman Single, Pullman, State Cabin and Presidential Cabin. Most offer twin-sharing accommodation; all are fully air-conditioned with en-suite shower and toilet. Cherrywood and elm burr panelling provide the backdrop for decorative marquetry friezes and intricate design inlays that enhance the fine fabrics and carpets. During the day, berths/single beds are converted into comfortable seating, so guests can relax and enjoy the magnificent unfolding landscapes.

Pullman Cabin - Twin Dimensions are 5.8 sq m. Daytime seating converts to upper and lower berths at night. Cabins are fully air-conditioned with en-suite shower, toilet, hair dryer and a personal safe.

State Cabin Dimensions are 7.8 sq m. Daytime seating converts to two single beds at floor level at night. Cabins are fully air-conditioned with en-suite shower, toilet, hair dryer and a personal safe.

Presidential Cabin Dimensions are 11.6 sq m. Daytime seating converts to two single beds at floor level at night. There is ample room to entertain one or two of your fellow guests in the daytime configuration. Cabins are fully air-conditioned with en-suite shower, toilet, hair dryer, CD player and a personal safe. A complimentary mini bar and WiFi is also available

Pullman Cabin - Single Pullman Singles offer one single bed at floor level. Cabins are fully air-conditioned with en-suite shower, toilet, hair dryer and a personal safe.

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'hôte 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 • Guided tour of Kuala Kangsar • Guided cruise along the River Kwai and visit to the War Museum

Bangkok to Singapore • Three-nights' accommodation aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train • Dedicated 24-hour steward service • Daily four-course dinner: Seasonal table d'hôte menu, including coffee, tea and petits fours • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin • Daily three-course lunch and afternoon tea • Guided cruise along the River Kwai and visit to the War Museum • Guided tour of Kuala Kangsar

Pricing (per person) $USD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

3 Day/2 Night Singapore to Bangkok

Jan 19

Pullman Cabin Twin

State Cabin

Presidential Cabin

Pullman Cabin Single

Feb 1, 10

State Cabin

Feb 19

Pullman Cabin Twin

State Cabin

Presidential Cabin

Pullman Cabin Single

Mar 1

State Cabin

Presidential Cabin

Mar 10, 19

Pullman Cabin Twin

State Cabin

Presidential Cabin

Pullman Cabin Single

Apr 2, 22

State Cabin

Presidential Cabin

Sep 14, 24

Pullman Cabin Twin

State Cabin

Presidential Cabin

Pullman Cabin Single

Oct 15, 27

Pullman Cabin Twin

State Cabin

Presidential Cabin

Pullman Cabin Single

Nov 6, 18, 27

Pullman Cabin Twin

State Cabin

Presidential Cabin

Pullman Cabin Single

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Departs

2017 3 Days/2 Nights: Singapore to Bangkok
Jan 19
Feb 1, 10, 19
Mar 1, 10, 19
Apr 2, 22
Sep 14, 24
Oct 15, 27
Nov 6, 18, 27 4 Days/3 Nights: Bangkok to Singapore
Jan 3
Feb 5, 14, 23
Mar 5, 14, 24
Apr 26
Sep 19, 28
Oct 10, 22
Nov 1, 10, 22
Dec 1

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in US Dollars, double/twin occupancy. • Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for single cabin prices. • Please contact World Journeys for the updated USD exchange rate.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Gratuity

• Gratuities for staff and guides are at your discretion