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Eastern & Oriental Express Bangkok to Singapore

Our Eastern & Oriental Express Bangkok to Singapore tour allows you to experience Southeast Asia in unparalleled luxury. The journey combines the best of eastern culture and western comfort in an intoxicating blend as you cross the borders of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Thailand is a beguiling place to begin your journey. In Bangkok you’ll settle into the rhythm of Southeast Asia, exploring the city’s waterways, temples and vibrant night markets. The legendary warmth of the Thai people will charm you as you dip your toes into this ancient culture. Climb aboard the train in Hualamphong Station, where you’ll instantly be whisked away to a world of sensuous luxury. Outfitted with cherrywood detailing, fine fabrics and en suite facilities your compartment will be a home-away-from-home as the train rolls on day and night, crossing paddy fields, river deltas and jungles.

World-class chefs staff the dining car, preparing western classics with an eastern twist. A full bar serves crisp champagne and ice-cold beer as the landscape changes around you. In the evenings the train’s piano bar comes alive with the sound of talented musicians, while in the mornings you can take breakfast in bed while watching the view from your own personal window. Arriving into Singapore you’ll spend three days exploring and enjoying the rush of one of the world’s most dynamic cities.

2020 Train Departure Dates

03, 25 January

12, 21 February

01, 10, 21, 29 March

07, 27 April

14, 24 September

05, 18, 27 October

05, 15, 24 November

05, 24 December

2021 Train Departure Dates

03, 25 January

03, 12, 21 February

01, 10, 20, 29 March

09, 27 April

23 September

05, 18, 27 October

05, 15, 24 November

05, 24 December

Duration
10 days
Options
Group basis, Escorted or Self-Guided
Start your journey
Marina Bay View Singapore

Trip highlights

  • Journey from Bangkok to Singapore in fabulous luxury aboard the Eastern & Orient Express
  • Dine on eastern and western fusion cuisine served by talented chefs
  • Watch the world go by from the observation car
  • Spend four nights exploring the vibrant cities of Bangkok and Singapore
Bangkok

Arrive at Bangkok International Airport and head to your hotel. You’ll have the next three days to spend at your leisure. Take a walk along the Chao Phraya River, explore the Grand Palace and visit Wat Pho – home of the vast reclining Buddha.

There are grand shopping malls in Bangkok, home to modern shops, designer labels and more. Alternatively, pick up a bargain at the floating markets.

In the evening you can head over to Chinatown, which comes alive with the scent of popular dishes such as pad see eiw, kluay tod, and som tam as the sun goes down.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Shangri-La Bangkok or similar
Eastern & Oriental Express Bangkok to Singapore

Today you’ll meet the Eastern & Oriental Express at Hualamphong Station, which is located in the centre of the city. You’ll settle into your compartment in the early afternoon for an evening departure.

Dinner will be served as the train rolls gently through a landscape of rice paddies and pretty villages.

Suggested Accommodation

  • On board the Eastern & Oriental Express
War Cemetery
a herd of cattle walking across a river next to a body of water

After taking breakfast in the dining car the train will halt at Kanchanaburi on the edge of the River Kwai. Disembark for a boat tour, while a local historian provides a talk on the history of the famous bridge and the Thailand-Burma Railway. Having been built by Allied Prisoner of Wars during the Second World War this railway has a harrowing past. You’ll also visit a war cemetery and a museum for an insight into the area’s part in the war.

Return to the train for lunch and continue your journey through stunning Asian landscapes.

Suggested Accommodation

  • On board the Eastern & Oriental Express
National Museum Kuala Lumpur

Your morning will begin with breakfast in bed as you approach Pedang Besar, the town marking the border with Thailand and Malaysia. Brunch is served as you pass the old colonial town of Butterworth.

In the early afternoon the train stops to enable you to explore the royal city of Kuala Kangsar. Here you’ll visit the stunning Ubudiah Mosque and the Royal Museum of Perak. You’ll also stop off at the city’s oldest rubber plantation on your return to the train.

Suggested Accommodation

  • On board the Eastern & Oriental Express
a bridge over a body of water
singapore

On your final day, the train will pass through Johor, with its vast palm plantations, before crossing the Causeway Bridge into Singapore.

Disembarking at Woodlands Train Checkpoint you’ll be taken to the city centre, where you’ll check into your hotel.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure. Singapore is an intriguing city with plenty to explore. You might like to take a stroll around the old Colonial District, which is home to some great parks and museums.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Raffles or similar
Marina Bay View Singapore

Spend your last two days in Singapore at your leisure.

Enjoy world-class shopping on Orchard Road and visit the hip Kampong Glam district. Try a Singapore Sling in Raffles’ famous bar, tuck into a delicious variety of cuisine, whether its at Michelin-starred restaurants or at local street stalls, and visit the malls. There’s also the Gardens by the Bay, which is home to some incredible species of plants and wildlife.

Finish your journey with a drink at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands Hotel, which is an architectural marvel that towers over the downtown area. Toast your amazing experience as you take in the city’s bright lights and huge shipyards from the rooftop.

Included

  • International flights and airfare taxes
  • Cost of accommodation (double room based on two people sharing) for a total of 9 nights (alternative but similar accommodation may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Board basis is Full Board: all table d'hôte meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), including house spirits, local beer and soft drinks throughout the journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express
  • Complimentary tea and coffee in cabins aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express
  • 24 hour onboard service and entertainment aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express
  • Private/small group (air-conditioned) transport / transfers
  • Assistance and porterage: meeting and assistance on arrival/departure at airports and hotels
  • English-speaking local guides for all guided excursions as illustrated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees (excluding video camera fee) for all guided excursions as illustrated in the itinerary

Not included

  • Visa arrangements and fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Premium drinks and drinks ordered to guest cabins aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express
  • Personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, spa and business facilities in the hotels
  • Video and professional still camera fees during excursions
  • Gratuities for drivers, local guides, and hotel staff
  • Meals (unless specified)
  • Optional attractions and excursions (unless specified)