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Eastern & Oriental Express: Singapore to Bangkok

Singapore Singapore,   Thailand Thailand,   Malaysia  Malaysia
3 day tour, from £1559 per adult
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Journey on board the Eastern & Oriental Express from the elegance of Singapore to the excitement of Bangkok, visiting colonial Georgetown, Fort Cornwallis and the infamous River Kwai.

Tour Highlights

  • Kuala Lumpur’s magnificent Moorish-style station
  • Colonial Georgetown
  • River Kwai


Day 1
The Eastern & Oriental Express departs Singapore’s Woodland Railway station mid-day. Having been welcomed onboard the gleaming carriages, settle into your cabin. Enjoy the passing scenery as the train crosses to Malaysia via the causeway of the Straits of Johor. Lunch is served in one of the opulent dining cars. Dress for dinner and then spend a relaxing evening in the Bar Car in the company of our resident pianist. During the evening, the E&O pauses at Kuala Lumpur’s magnificent Moorish-style station where you may disembark for a stroll. Retire to your cabin which has been transformed into a cosy bedroom.
Day 2
At the mainland station, disembark for the crossing to Penang and a guided introductory tour of the historic town of colonial Georgetown with pre-World War II mosques, elaborately-roofed temples, churches, bazaars and colourful shophouses. Reboard the waiting coaches for the short ferry ride back to Butterworth and the Eastern & Oriental Express for lunch. As the train crosses into Thailand spend the afternoon watching the changing scenery from the open deck of the Observation Car or relax in the comfort of the Saloon Car. Dinner is served in the sumptuous dining car.
Day 3
River Kwai & Bangkok
After breakfast E&O arrives at the River Kwai Bridge station where the train stops to allow you to disembark. Guides escort you on the short walk down to the jetty to board a local craft for a cruise along the lush greenery of the picturesque Kwai Yai river, passing under the Bridge. On board, a local historian provides a brief overview of the history of the Thailand-Burma railway and the bridge. At the E&O landing point board a motor coach for a brief trip past the North Temple and Chinese Cemetery to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. As you explore the informative museum, the historian is available to answer questions. There is time to visit the Don Rak War Cemetery adjacent to the museum if you wish.

Rejoin the coach for the transfer to Kanchanaburi railway station from where your E&O journey continues with lunch. Arrive into Bangkok in the late afternoon.
Price Includes:
  • Accommodation
Price Includes
  • All table d'hote meals on board
  • Complimentary tea & coffee in your compartment
  • Sightseeing tour of Penang and River Kwai
Price Excludes
  • International Flights
Price Notes

Departs on selected dates throughout the year. Ask us for exact dates.

Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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