Eastern & Oriental Express, Singapore to Bangkok

2 nights rail journey tour

Price from: £2499pp

Day 1 Singapore: Afternoon departure from Singapore. Settle into your cabin as the train rolls through the southern Malaysian countryside and perhaps make your way to the teakwood Observation Car for spectacular views . Later, dinner is served in one of the luxurious dining cars and afterwards you may like to head to the Bar Car to relax with fellow travellers

Day 2 Malaysia: After breakfast arrive at Kuala Kangsar, where you travel by coach to Labu Kabong, a village set among paddy fields and backed by lush mountains. Here, embark on a traditional village experience and  immerse yourself in rural Malaysian life. Alternatively, embark on an invigorating hill trek with a local naturalist for which your reward is panoramic views. Rejoin the train as it continues towards Thailand and enjoy another glamorous dinner on board.

Day 3 River Kwai & Bangkok: This morning, alight at Kanchanaburi for your chosen River Kwai excursion. Options include a Classic Tour with guided visits to the Bridge over the River Kwai and Thai-Burma Railway Museum; Tracks to an Unseen Thailand Tour will have you biking through verdant rice paddies and stopping at a local farm; or the Local Flavours Tour, which explores a rice noodle house and combines a raft cruise with a cooking class.

Return to the train for lunch and time at leisure before the train reaches Bangkok late afternoon. After disembarking you will be transferred by road to your hotel.

It's also possible to discover the highlights of the region starting in Bangkok and travelling to Singapore, and this route gives you 3 nights on the train. Available from £2699. Please ask for details.

What you need to know

Fully air-conditioned and lavishly refurbished with wooden marquetry panelling and French furnishings, the train is, in total, a quarter mile in length. There are 10 sleeping cars, two restaurant cars, a bar car, saloon car and an observation/bar car at the end of the train.

Pullman cabins have picture windows, day seating converting to upper and lower berths, a wardrobe, in-room safe, dropleaf table, en suite bathroom with shower, and the personal service of a cabin steward who is available around the clock. State and Presidential cabins are larger and feature lower berths (no double beds).

Departures: On selected dates between Apr 22-Mar 23.

Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes accommodation in pullman cabin, full board (continental breakfast served in your cabin, three course lunch, afternoon tea, four course dinner, house wine, house spirits and local beer throughout the journey - premium drinks and drinks in your cabin will be an additional charge), dedicated 24 hour steward service, sightseeing as outlined and private transfers to and from your chosen hotels or airport.

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