Eastern & Oriental Express

Eastern & Oriental Express

3 Days / 2 Nights or 4 Days / 3 Nights

Price fromUSD$3,330

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 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 up to 82 passengers in air-conditioned cabins, all furnished with beautiful fabrics, fine linens and soft towels, and a friendly room service is available 24 hours a day.

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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) On arrival at Raffles Singapore you are greeted by the Eastern & Oriental Express team, who assist with your luggage and check-in formalities. You will be escorted to Woodlands Railway Station, where your steward warmly welcomes you aboard and shows you to your elegant cabin. The train leaves Singapore and crosses over the Johor Causeway into Peninsular Malaysia. As the journey continues northward you are served a refreshing afternoon tea in your cabin. Stroll along to the Observation Car to admire the passing scenery of lush landscapes and rural settlements. Later, dress for an exquisite dinner of eastern and western specialties in the Restaurant Car, followed by an enticing cocktail or liqueur in the Bar Car where our resident pianist plays. Retire to your cabin, which has been transformed into an inviting bedroom.

Day 2: Kuala Kangsar (B,L,D) As the train travels through the verdant rainforests and rural west-coast towns of Malaysia, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the comfort of your cabin. Arrive at Kuala Kangsar and alight to board a coach, which whisks you away from the city to Labu Kubong, a village set among paddy fields and backed by lush mountains. Here you embark on a traditional village experience, a chance to immerse yourself in rural Malaysian life. Alternatively, experienced trekkers may wish to join our optional hill trek. Please note, this excursion is recommended for advanced walkers only. We advise wearing comfortable and sturdy walking shoes for both excursions.

Both of the Labu Kubong options are weather permitting. In inclement weather, an alternative programme will be offered. Rejoin the train at Padang Rengas Station and enjoy lunch before spending a relaxing afternoon either in your cabin, the bar or the Observation Car. Look out for the picturesque limestone massifs that rear up from the rice fields. As the train crosses into Thailand, the scenery changes to include wing-roofed Thai temples and bustling stations. In the evening, further culinary delights are served in the Restaurant Car, after which you may wish to enjoy a convivial drink in the Bar Car before your final night's sleep on board.

Day 3: Kanchanaburi > Bangkok (B,L) Following breakfast in your cabin, disembark at River Kwai Station late morning for your chosen excursion. We offer you a choice of tours celebrating the beauty, vibrancy, culture and flavours of Kanchanaburi city and province. Cycle through rice fields, cruise the Khwae Yai River or participate in a floating Thai cookery class. You also have the option to visit the Don Rak and Chong Kai war cemeteries and reflect on the past as you absorb the inimitable landscapes. Rejoin the train in Kanchanaburi. Back on board, lunch is served as the train makes its stately way towards Bangkok, arriving in the late afternoon. Alight here for your onward travels.

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) Board the gleaming carriages of the Eastern & Oriental Express at Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Station in the evening. Your steward will show you to your elegant private cabin, where you have time to settle in as the journey begins. Make your way to the teakwood Observation Car to enjoy spectacular open views of the sun setting over the lush landscapes. Return to your cabin to dress for dinner before taking your seat in one of the sumptuous Restaurant Cars. Indulge in a gastronomic feast of eastern and western specialities, expertly prepared by onboard chefs. Afterwards, you may wish to enjoy a convivial nightcap in the Bar Car while being entertained by the resident pianist. Retire to your cabin, which has been converted into a cosy bedroom by your steward.

Day 2: Kanchanaburi (B,L,D) As morning breaks in rural Kanchanaburi Province, breakfast is served in your cabin. Shortly after, the train arrives at River Kwai Station where you disembark for your chosen excursion. We offer you a choice of tours celebrating the beauty, vibrancy, culture and flavours of Kanchanaburi city and province. Cycle through rice fields, cruise the Khwae Yai River or participate in a floating Thai cookery class. You also have the option to visit the Don Rak and Chong Kai war cemeteries and reflect on the past as you absorb the inimitable landscapes. Rejoin the train in Kanchanaburi for lunch. Back on board, a leisurely afternoon awaits. Take time to relax and recharge your batteries before preparing for a sumptuous dinner, preceded perhaps by one of our enticing signature cocktails in the Bar Car. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Padang Besar > Butterworth (B,L,D) Indulge in a lie-in before breakfast in your cabin as the Eastern & Oriental Express enters Malaysia. Notice the landscape change as limestone massifs rear up dramatically from the rice fields. Spend the morning relaxing in the Observation Car or Saloon Car, reading, chatting with fellow guests or simply gazing at the passing scenery. After lunch you arrive in Kuala Kangsar and alight to board a coach. Travel away from the city to Labu Kubong, a village set among the paddy fields and backed by lush mountains. Here you embark on a traditional village experience, a chance to immerse yourself in rural Malaysian life. Alternatively, experienced trekkers may wish to join our optional hill trek. Please note, this excursion is recommended for advanced walkers only. We advise wearing comfortable and sturdy walking shoes for both excursions. Both of the Labu Kubong options are weather permitting. In inclement weather, an alternative programme will be offered. Rejoin the train as it continues south through the lush rainforests and rural west-coast towns of Peninsular Malaysia. Prepare for a gastronomic dinner and a relaxing evening in the Bar Car. Overnight on board.

Day 4: JB Central > Singapore (B) Breakfast is served in your cabin as you savour the last leg of your journey. Course through expansive palm plantations dotted with traditional settlement homes in the southernmost state of Johor. Cross the Causeway over the Straits for a late-morning arrival into cosmopolitan Singapore, your final exciting destination.

Please note: Eastern & Oriental Express operates within the constraints of the railway network. As such, timings, routes and associated itineraries are subject to change.

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'hote 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 • All house wine, house spirits and local beer (Premium drinks and drinks ordered to your cabin will be an additional charge) • 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'hote menu, including coffee, tea and petits fours • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin • Daily three-course lunch and afternoon tea • All house wine, house spirits and local beer (Premium drinks and drinks ordered to your cabin will be an additional charge) • Guided cruise along the River Kwai and visit to the War Museum • Guided tour of Kuala Kangsar

Pricing (per person) $USD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2020

3 day/2 night: guide price from

4 day/3 night: guide price from

-

$3,330

$4,330

-

$6,448

$8,025

Departs

2020

3 Days / 2 Nights: Singapore to Bangkok Sep 6, 14, 29
Oct 23
Nov 1, 10, 20, 29

4 Days / 3 Nights: Bangkok to Singapore Sep 9, 20
Oct 5, 18, 27
Nov 5, 15, 24
Dec 5

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in US Dollars, double/twin occupancy and are a guide price, which may vary on departure dates and journey types. • Please note that spaces on excursion options are limited. Please confirm your preference when completing the passenger information form. • 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

Enjoy US$300 onboard credit on any journey in 2020!

Enjoy US$300 credit per cabin to spend on board when booking any trip on the Eastern & Oriental Express, for travel in 2020. The credit may be spent in the onboard boutique or on massage services, in-cabin menus and premium drink upgrades in the bars and restaurants.

Offers are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Offers cannot be combined and are only valid on new bookings.