Journey Name: Singapore - Bangkok (3 days/2 nights)  |  Journey Duration: Upto 3 days
 
Overview:
Journey on board the Eastern & Oriental Express from the elegance of Singapore to the excitement of Bangkok, journey through the heart of South-East Asia on board the Eastern & Oriental Express, visiting colonial Georgetown, Fort Cornwallis and the infamous River Kwai.
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2015
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December
 
 
Journey Dates :
2015

January 17, 27
February  5, 14
March 9, 17
April 18
May 4
June 7
July 21
August  24
October 12, 23
November 1,  8, 16
December 21, 29

 
Places Covered:
Singapore, Penang, Riwer Kwai, Bangkok
 
Day to Day Itinerary:
 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Singapore
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 - Penang
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. 

Timetable

 Arrive   Depart 

Day 1 Singapore
Check in at The Raffles Hotel
- 15:00
Kuala Lumpur 22:50 23:45
Day 2 Butterworth (for Penang)
Guided tour of Georgetown
08:34 10:40
Day 3 Kanchanaburi
Guided tour of River Kwai
09:20 11:25
Bangkok 16:45 -

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 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:

 
Notes – Remarks:

 
Terms and Conditions:

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