Eastern & Oriental Express: Bangkok to Singapore
- 10 Days
- From £3,799
- Explore the sights and attractions of bustling Bangkok
- Experience the luxury of the Eastern & Oriental Express through the Malay Peninsula, including a visit to the Bridge on the River Kwai
- Discover the cultural melting pot of Singapore
- Flights and transfers included
- Choose your departure date
- Ask us to include flights with your package
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Return flights with British Airways in World Traveller class
- Private transfers between airport and hotel on arrival in Bangkok and departure from Singapore
- Private transfers to and from the train
- Pullman cabin on the Eastern & Oriental Express from Bangkok to Singapore with 3 nights aboard the train and full table d’hôte dining
- 4 nights’ 5* hotel accommodation with breakfast
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Fly overnight to Bangkok with British Airways, arriving the following morning. Bangkok is 7 hours ahead of GMT. On arrival, you will have a private transfer waiting to take you to the Amari Watergate Bangkok (or similar), where you will be staying for 2 nights.
Settle in at your hotel before beginning your exploration of this lively and fascinating capital city. Alternatively, you may prefer to wind down from your journey with a relaxing spa treatment or a swim in one of the hotel’s inviting pools.
Thailand’s historic capital city is a huge, intoxicating metropolis, famous for its vibrant street life and ornate shrines. Sights not to be missed include the Royal Palace District, encompassing the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Pra Kaew), the city’s colourful and chaotic Chinatown and the Damnoen Saduak floating market.
You can also see the gigantic golden Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and enjoy a tradtional Thai massage at the end of a busy day of sightseeing.
It’s time to leave Bangkok today and begin your luxurious journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, bound for Singapore. Once you have been checked in, settle into your private cabin as the train rolls out of Bangkok City and into to Thai countryside.
Dinner will be served in one of the train’s opulent dining cars. Afterwards, why not head to the Bar Car to relax with fellow travellers before retiring to your cabin, which will have been transformed into an inviting bedroom.
After breakfast onboard the train, you will disembark at the River Kwai Bridge station for a fascinating cruise along the river, guided by a local historian. On your return to the dock, you will be taken to visit to a war museum, chronicling the infamous construction of the Thai-Burma Railway. You can also choose to visit a local war cemetery.
Return to the train in anticipation of a delicious lunch and dinner onboard.
Spend a leisurely morning watching the changing scenery with breakfast in bed as the Eastern & Oriental Express travels on through Malaysia. Later in the morning, arrive at Kuala Kangsar. Disembark for a tour of the grand Ubudiah Mosque, the Royal Museum of Perak, housed in the beautiful Istana Kenangan (Remembrance Palace) and the Sultan Shah Gallery.
Back aboard the train, enjoy a refreshing cocktail accompanied by live piano music before settling down for a sumptuous final dinner on board.
Enjoy breakfast in your cabin at a time to suit you before you arrive in Singapore at around 10.30. A transfer will be waiting to take you to the Vagabond Hotel (or similar) for a 2-night stay.
Head out to explore this city and sovereign state in the afternoon, or choose to simply relax and unwind in your hotel, making use of some of the luxurious facilities on offer.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Singapore. This diverse city has many distinct, fascinating districts to explore. Whether you want to wander barefoot around a Hindu temple in Little India, top up your tan at one of the East Coast beaches or shop until you drop on Orchard Road, there’s something for everyone here.
After a long day of exploration, why not enjoy some authentic Malay food in Kampong Glam or swim in one of the city’s huge outdoor, palm fringed swimming pools.
Your holiday comes to an end today as you check out of your hotel and leave Singapore. A transfer will take you to the airport for your overnight flight back to London
Typical hotels on this itinerary
The modern Amari Watergate is located in front of Pratunam wholesale market central Bangkok. The hotel boasts an features an outdoor pool, a spa and a fitness centre complete with squash court and aerobics studio. Elegantly furnished bedrooms are equipped with a 40-inch flat-screen TV and DVD player. There are five restaurants, including Amaya, a food gallery with a variety of dishes.
Situated close to Little India, in the Jalan Besar district of Singapore, the Hotel Vagabond offers comfortable accommodation, created by French designer Jacques Garcia. Opulently furnished bedrooms have king-size beds and flat-screen TVs with complimentary movie channels. Guests can enjoy a meal in the stylish Restaurant Vagabond or a drink on the sun terrace after a busy day of sightseeing.
Upgrade your accommodation
Overlooking the Chao Phraya river, this world renowned luxury hotel offers 368 beautifully appointed bedrooms. These all feature teak and Thai silk furnishings and offer Wi-Fi internet access, TV and DVD players and a butler service.There are also two outdoor pools, a stunning spa and a choice of restaurants and bars.
The five-star luxury Mandarin Oriental Singapore overlooks the attractions of Marina Bay. The elegantly furnished guestrooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows, Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs.
Facilities include an outdoor pool, a relaxing spa, a choice of onsite restaurants and two chic bars.
Extend your stay in Singapore for an extra night or two so that you have the opportunity to fully explore sights such as the Gardens by the Bay (pictured), or why not return by train to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for a a few days? Please call us for prices and details.