Eastern & Oriental Express

Belmond whisks you into the golden age of travel Belmond are connoisseurs in the art of luxury train travel, curating an iconic portfolio worldwide. We blend enchanting destinations with vintage carriages, immersive excursions with delectable cuisine, and ultimate comfort with genuine service - you'll never have a greater escape. 

All aboard the slow train through Southeast Asia, a travelling memoir of a more elegant age. The Eastern & Oriental Express hosts guests in unrivalled style on a timeless adventure.

A cream, green exterior gives way to polished wood-panelled corridors and silken furnishings with a hint of classic Asian design. Exotic cuisine arrives at white-linen coated tables in the ornamental dining cars. Take your seat among sparkling crystal and silverware. The Bar Car boasts a jazz-club ambience, music lingering in the air, while stewards serve champagne, wine and cocktails. As the train rolls into the night, your cosy cabin awaits. Plush furnishings and ornate marquetry bathe in the glow of your bedside lamp, a gown and slippers laid out for your comfort. Tomorrow brings a day of adventure, as you step out from the train to discover the region’s secrets for yourself.

Arrive in style to Southeast Asia’s three most dynamic cities, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore, stopping for inspiring excursions along the way. Delve into the pages of history at Kanchanaburi, with a boat trip and tour of the iconic River Kwai Bridge. Revel in rural Malaysia with a tour through lush rice paddies. Trek to a local hilltop for panoramic views and well deserved refreshments. The highlights of Thailand and Malaysia come alive on the Eastern & Oriental Express.

 

The Journey

SINGAPORE to 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

Depart from Singapore and settle into your private cabin as the train rolls through the southern Malaysian countryside.

Dinner is served in one of the luxurious dining cars.

Afterwards, head to the Bar Car to relax with fellow travelers or retire to your cosy converted cabin.

 

Day 2: Kuala  Kangsar

After breakfast, arrive at Kuala Kangsar. Travel by coach to Labu Kabong to discover rural  Malaysian life with a warm welcome ceremony from the villagers. Take a guided tour through lush rice paddles ending with refreshments and a chance to sample local produce. Alternatively, the advanced trekkers can follow our expert naturalist on an invigorating hill-trek. We recommend long sleeves, trousers and suitable footwear for this choice. Cold towels and refreshments await at the top while you take in spectacular and panoramic views. Rejoin the train for a refreshing cocktail accompanied by live piano music before a glamorous final dinner on board.

Return to the train and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your leisure as you continue your journey to Thailand.

A decadent dinner is served on board.

 

Day 3: Bangkok

This morning alight at Kanchanaburi for your choice of tour. The Classic includes guided visits to the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burmar Railway Museum. Tracks to Unseen Thailand tour will have you biking through rice paddles, stopping off at the local farm. The Local Flavors tour explore the wet market, and combines a raft cruise with a cooking class.

Return to the train for lunch, before ending your journey in Bangkok in the late afternoon.

 

Price includes

  • 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 four
  • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin
  • Daily three-course lunch and afternoon tea
  • Afternoon tea, including sandwiches, biscuits and pastries
  • Guided cruise along the River Kwai and visit to the War Museum
  • Visit a local Malaysian village with a choice of excursions
  • All house wine, house spirits and local beer will be included throughout your journey. Premium drinks and drinks ordered to your cabin will be an additional charge.

 

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