Holidays with the Eastern & Oriental Express

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E xperience Southeast Asia in unique and unforgettable style with a journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express. From the moment you are welcolmed onboard with a traditional wai greeting from your liveried steward, you will find yourself transported to a bygone age of cocktails, fine dining and unrivalled service. Travel from bustling Bangkok to stately Singapore or Malaysia’s frenetic capital, Kuala Lumpur with nights in sumptuous hotels at either end of your journey. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to visit museums, ornate mosques and the infamous River Kwai Bridge. Impeccable levels of service from on-board stewards is one of the hallmarks of this lavish experience. Nothing is too much trouble as they bring you attentive but discrete service 24 hours a day. Enjoy a Singapore sling in the Observation car as you watch the exotic landscapes roll by or enjoy local entertainment in the dining car after your sumptuous evening meal.

The Compartments

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Step into your luxurious cabin and relax as you embark on a fantastic journey through Southeast Asia.There are four categories of cabins: Pullman Single, Pullman, State and Presidential. These are all air-conditioned with en suite bathrooms. Fine fabrics and intricate marquetry give an atmosphere of warm elegance.

During the day, your cabin is a private lounge complete with a banquette-style sofa. At night, it converts into an inviting bedroom with an upper and lower bed. Pullman Cabins have upper and lower berths, while State Cabins offer two single beds. All Pullman Singles have one single bed. For the ultimate in luxury travel choose a Presidential Cabin, offering twin beds, a larger bathroom and additional seating.

Pullman Cabins
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During the day, this 62 square foot cabin has banquette seating and a window, where you can enjoy the scenery as you travel along. Whilst you are enjoying your gourmet evening meal, your cabin will be transformed into a bedroom, with one upper and one lower berth made up with white damask sheets. In single cabins, there is only a lower berth.

State Cabins
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These upgraded cabins are slightly more spacious at 84 square feet, with a banquette style sofa, fixed chair and one movable chair during the day. In the night time, these are converted into two twin beds. As with the Pullman Cabins, there is a wardrobe and in-room safe available.

Presidential Cabins
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All Presidential cabins measure 125 square feet and are configured as a private lounge during the day, with a banquette style sofa, a fixed chair, and two moveable chairs. These convert to twin beds at night. A private en suite bathroom is also provided, along with a wardrobe and in-room safe. Guests staying in Presidential Suites can also take advantage of a complimentary bar in their cabin.

Dining and Bar Car

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Restaurant Car
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One of the highlights of any journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express is the gastronomy. World renowned chefs create delicious eastern and international specialities to rival the world’s best restaurants.

A breakfast of croissants, fruit, coffee, tea and juice is delivered to your cabin each morning whilst early risers can enjoy refreshments in the Observation Car, served from 7am onwards. Lunch and dinner are served in the elegant restaurant car.

The Bar Car
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Open from early morning until late into the night, the Bar Car is the social hub of the train throughout the day. Once you have dressed for dinner, come and join your fellow guests for a signature cocktail or aperitif with background music provided the resident pianist on the baby grand piano.

After dinner, relax, mingle and enjoy local entertainment before returning to your cabin for the night. The bar is fully stocked with international brands. As of 2018, house beverages are included with your journey.


We can offer holidays to include any of the following:
singapore to bangkok
Running from September to April, this journey takes you across the Straits of Johor, through Malaysia and into Thailand. You will have 2 nights aboard the train with full board - including drinks.
bangkok to singapore
The reverse journey is slightly longer, with 3 nights on the Eastern & Oriental Express but with the same excursions to the River Kwai Bridge and Kuala Kangsar in Malaysia.
bangkok to kuala lumpur/ kuala lumpur to bangkok
Available in both directions, with the the guided visit to the River Kwai Bridge and a choice of tours available from Kuala Kangsar, this trip still gives you 2 nights of indulgence aboard the train.