Travel through the palm groves and tea plantations of Southeast Asia in real style on board the Eastern & Oriental Express. Watch the scenery unfold from the teak-wood observation car (which transforms into a chic cocktail bar come nightfall), enjoy an aperitif accompanied by live music in the bar car, or retreat to your elegant, air-conditioned cabin to watch the world go by.
To book your journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express, please call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400*. They can also put together the rest of your itinerary, which could include stays in beach resorts and city hotels.
The classic journey of the Eastern & Orient Express takes you between Singapore and Bangkok, two of Southeast Asia’s most exciting cities. Going from Singapore to Bangkok is a two-night journey; the reverse is a three-night trip. Our favourite is the former, which allows you to kick off your holiday in style with the train, before relaxing on Thailand’s beaches for a week or two.
After pulling away from Singapore’s skyscrapers, you’ll journey through the countryside of southern Malaysia, before heading to one of the dining cars for a four-course dinner of seasonal dishes. After dinner, why not head to the bar car for a cocktail to toast your trip?
Day two starts with a leisurely Continental breakfast in your cabin, after which you’ll have the option to disembark in Kuala Kangsar for an expert-led tour of the Royal Museum of Perak, the Ubudiah Mosque and the Sultan Shah Gallery. The rest of the day will be spent travelling through the lush landscapes of southern Thailand, with a three-course lunch, afternoon tea and another delicious four-course dinner to enjoy.
On day three, you’ll alight at Kanchanaburi, where you can opt for a guided tour of the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum. Lunch is served back on board, before you arrive in Bangkok late afternoon to continue your holiday.
There are four cabin options to choose from on the Eastern & Oriental Express: Pullman Single, Pullman, State Cabin and Presidential Cabin. Whichever option you pick, you can expect air-conditioning (a must in steamy Southeast Asia), an en-suite shower and toilet, and elegant decorative touches. Pullman Cabins offer one upper and one lower berth, while the Presidential and State Cabins have two single beds at floor level. Pullman Single Cabins have one bed at floor level. Your beds will be converted into comfy seating areas during the day by your cabin steward, so you can relax and watch the scenery roll past your window.
Cuisine on board the Eastern & Oriental Express is a blend of Eastern and Western specialities, with gourmet meals created by a team of renowned chefs. Breakfast is usually croissants, fruit, coffee, tea and juice, and will be delivered to your cabin, while lunch and dinner are more formal affairs in the beautiful dining cars. Afternoon teas involve dainty sandwiches, biscuits and fresh-baked pastries.
For more information, call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400*