Eastern & Oriental Express: Singapore to Bangkok
- 8 Days
- From £3,699
- Discover the cultural melting pot of Singapore
- Experience the luxury of the Eastern & Oriental Express through the Malay Peninsula, including a visit to the Bridge on the River Kwai
- Explore the sights and attractions of bustling Bangkok
- 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 Singapore and departure from Bangkok
- Private transfers to and from the train
- Pullman cabin on the Eastern & Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok with 2 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
Leave from London Heathrow in the evening and fly overnight to Singapore, arriving early evening (local time) the following day. Singapore is 8 hours ahead of GMT. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the luxurious Vagabond Hotel (or similar), where you will be staying for 2 nights.
Settle in and relax after your flight. Perhaps begin your holiday with a Singapore Sling at the hotel bar. You may also like to head out and wander around Marina Bay with its tempting restaurants and entertainment venues.
You have a full day at leisure in Singapore today. This fascinating city has many distinct districts to explore. Whether you want to discover Tao-Buddhist temples in Chinatown, take a bumboat tour from Clark Quay or shop until you drop on Orchard Road, there’s something for everyone here.
After a long day of exploration, perhaps enjoy some authentic Malay food in Kampong Glam or swim in one of the city’s huge outdoor, palm fringed swimming pools.
Spend another morning in Singapore before heading to Woodlands station to begin your luxurious journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, bound for Bangkok. Once onboard, settle into your private cabin as the train crosses the Straits of Johor and continues on through southern Malaysia.
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 this morning, the train arrives 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 an afternoon at your own leisure as you watch the passing scenery from your cabin or the observation coach. In the evening, enjoy a decadent dinner on board.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning, before disembarking at Kanchanaburi station for a guided river cruise along the River Kwai. You also have the opportunity to join a visit to an informative war museum and optional war cemetery. Back aboard the train, enjoy a final meal in the restaurant cars before arriving into Bangkok. Make your own way to the Amari Watergate Park (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.
Thailand’s capital city is an exuberant metropolis, famous for its vibrant street life and golden shrines. Highlights of any visit here 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 (pictured).
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.
Your holiday comes to an end today as you check out of your hotel and take a private transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK, arriving the same evening.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
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.
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.
Upgrade your accommodation
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.
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.
Extend your stay in Thailand and fly from Bangkok to the beautiful island paradise of Koh Samui (pictured) for a relaxing few days at the end of your holiday.