Journey Name: Bangkok-Singapore (4 days/3 nights)  |  Journey Duration: Upto 5 days
 
Overview:
Travel from Bangkok across the beautiful scenery that Thailand offers, past the legendary River Kwai and onwards to Malaysia. Enjoy the sights of colonial Georgetown and Fort Cornwallis, before crossing the causeway over the Straits of Johor to the elegant city of Singapore.
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2015
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December
 
 
Journey Dates :
2015

January 3, 22, 31
February 9, 21
March 6, 13, 23
April 6, 24
May 10, 19
June 2, 13
July 24
August 27
September 9
October 7,18, 26 
November 4, 11, 18, 29
December  25
 
Places Covered:
Bangkok, River Kwai, Penang, Singapore
 
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1 - Bangkok
The Eastern & Oriental Express departs Bangkok in the early evening. Having been welcomed onboard the gleaming carriages, settle into your comfortable cabin. Dinner is served as the train travels from city into the countryside with its rice-fields, villages and water buffalo. Retire to your cabin, transformed into a cosy bedroom by your steward.


Day 2 - Wang Po & River Kwai
Awake early in order not to miss the excitement of the train making its way from Wang Po along the wooden trestle viaduct beside a towering cliff. 

On arrival at the River Kwai Bridge station, the E&O stops to allow you to disembark. Guides escort you on the short walk down to the jetty to board a local raft 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 you 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 short ride to the Kanchanaburi railway station to board the Eastern & Oriental Express. Later reflect on the day's sights over dinner and relax with a drink in the Bar Car before retiring for the night. 


Day 3 - Penang
Brunch is served before arrival into Butterworth where you will disembark for the crossing to Penang and a guided introductory tour of colonial Georgetown with pre-World War II mosques, elaborately-roofed temples, churches, bazaars and colourful shophouses. 

Take the short ride back to Butterworth and rejoin the Eastern & Oriental Express. Spend the afternoon watching the passing scenery from one of the lounge cars or from the open deck of the Observation Car. Dine again in one of the opulent dining cars and then spend a relaxing evening in the Bar Car with its resident pianist. Spend your last night on board.


Day 4 - Singapore
After breakfast, soon it’s time to leave the train, having crossed the Straits of Johor into Singapore. 

 

Timetable

Arrive

Depart


Day 1

Bangkok
Check-in Hualampong Station from 16:30

-

17:50

Day 2

Wang Po
Transverse Trestle Viaduct

05:10

06:30

Kanchanaburi
Guided Tour of River Kwai

08:33

11:00

Day 3

Butterworth (for Penang)
Guided tour of Georgetown

14:52

17:20

Day 4

Kuala Lumpur

01:08

02:08

Singapore
Woodlands Rail Station

11:05

-


Please note: All timings shown are for your guidance only. Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents.

 
Price:

Prices

 
2015

Pullman Superior/Single
£1,640
State Cabin
£2,350
Presidential Suite £3,740


Prices are per person based on sharing accommodation (except for single cabin) and include: All table d'hôte meals on board, with complimentary tea and coffee in your cabin, and sightseeing tours as described.
 
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • All table d'hôte meals on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee in your cabin
  • Sightseeing tours as described
 
Exclusions:
  • Flights and taxes
  • Transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing and optional excursions not included in itinerary
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Visa Fees (where applicable)
 
Notes – Remarks:

 
Terms and Conditions:

 
Route Map
 
  • Luxurious Accommodation 
  • Experience the beautiful scenery of Thailand 
  • Cruise to the bridge over the legendary River Kwai and the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
  • Delicious meals including cocktails on the train's outdoor observation area
  • Enjoy the sights of colonial Georgetown and Fort Cornwallis