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Passing over the Bridge over the River Kwai

Eastern & Oriental Express Asia Classic

10-day luxury rail journey from £3,590 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Southeast Asia’s answer to the Orient Express pairs rural beauty with colonial excess

Highlights

  • Travel on one of the world’s most luxurious trains
  • Sweep through Malaysian jungles and Thai rice paddies
  • Indulge with all-inclusive fine dining and open-bar drinks
  • Enjoy a full range of included excursions, from cooking classes to city tours
  • Bookend your trip with luxury stays in Bangkok and Singapore

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Bangkok
  • 3 Nights Eastern & Oriental Express
  • 2 Nights Singapore

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Rail journey

Southeast Asia’s only luxury train will see you knit together electric Bangkok and Singapore’s slick modernity, travelling through the rainforests of Malaysia and mapping the glittering Gulf of Thailand. And, coming from the same people behind the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, you’ll be treated to a full spread of luxurious details. Step back to the golden age of rail travel with all-inclusive fine dining, open-bar delicacies and expert-led excursions included throughout, from museum visits to raft cruises. We’ve even included a pair of two-night, luxury stays in Bangkok and Singapore.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

Begin in style with complimentary airport lounge access before your overnight flight to Thailand. 

Days 2-3
Bangkok

You’ll be met, on arrival, by a private driver, who’ll bring you to your luxury accommodation. Both our options are delightfully sited on the city’s Chao Phraya River; expect marbled accents and spa indulgences. They’re the perfect secluded contrast to the Bangkok bustle, perhaps best evident across its floating markets, mouthwatering streetfood stalls and cultural enclaves, including a neon Chinatown. For quieter respite, ascend to one of its ultra-fashionable rooftop bars or get yourself to one of its gleaming temples to mix with saffron-robed monks. The golden spires of the Royal Palace are a special highlight.

Stay: Anantara Riverside (Superior) or Mandarin Oriental (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 4
Depart Bangkok aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express

After a further day to explore the Thai capital, a private driver will bring you to Bangkok Railway Station where the Eastern & Oriental Express will be waiting on the platform, resplendent in its iconic green-and-gold livery. Your personal steward will then bring you to your private cabin – a world of Thai silks, Malaysian embroidery and glistening darkwood. You might want to change for the evening before settling in to the first of your all-inclusive, multi-course dinners. Expect the likes of beef medallions or ayam biryani washed down with open-bar wines. Perhaps end the evening with a piano-accompanied drink in the bar car before retiring to your berth, now converted into cosy beds.

Stay: Eastern & Oriental Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Kanchanaburi

You’ll wake this morning, as with each morning onboard, to a Continental breakfast, served in the privacy of your cabin. Then, rolling into Kanchanaburi – a historic town in Thailand’s western remotes – you’ll be treated to the first of your included touring. There’s a full spread of options, from a visit to the famed River Kwai Bridge and the Thai-Burma Railway Museum to a bike ride through the impossibly verdant rice paddies, stopping off at a local farm. There’s even the opportunity to visit a wet market and rice noodle house, combining a raft cruise with a cooking class. Then, back on board for your gourmet lunch and dinner, you’ll sweep on through rural Thailand. Be sure to head for the open-air observation car for the best views, paired with open-bar drinks of course. 

Stay: Eastern & Oriental Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Kuala Kangsa to Kuala Lumpur

After a breakfast in bed, you’ll have some time to cosy up with a good book in the Saloon Car – a tour-de-force of colonial extravagance. Having hopped over the Malaysian border, you’ll sweep through dense jungles to pause at the royal town of Kuala Kangsar. Here, your expert guides will lead you between the golden domes of the Ubudiah Mosque, the artistic treasures of the Sultan Shah Gallery and the Perak Royal Museum – a marbled palace now given over to showcasing the region’s regal heritage. Then, as your sweep down towards Kuala Lumpur, you’ll be treated to the last of your indulgent lunch and dinners, including a glamorous farewell evening meal. Cap it all off with a final cocktail, served by the resident mixologists.

Stay: Eastern & Oriental Express (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 7-8
Singapore

Following your steward-served breakfast, you’ll end your journey in Singapore. Here, you’ll be met again by a private driver, who’ll see you to your luxury accommodation. While our Superior option offers everything from chic rooms to a rooftop infinity pool with citywide views, it’s the city’s Fullerton icon that impresses most – a colonial jewel of chandeliers, teakwood fineries and luxurious spa treatments. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the city proper. Among the skyscraping glass and steel, vermillion temples dot buzzing Chinatown, Little India is awash with colourful colonial houses and humble hawker markets dish up some of Asia’s finest fare. 

Stay: Hotel Jen (Superior) or The Fullerton (Deluxe)


Meals: B

Days 9-10
Depart for UK

After breakfast this morning, a final private transfer will see you to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Please note, this itinerary is also available in reverse. Contact your Wexas specialist for more information. 

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

10-day luxury rail journey from £3,590 incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £3,590 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,885 pp. incl. flights

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights with British Airways between London, Bangkok & Singapore
  • Private transfers through-out
  • 4 nights accommodation staying in 4* (Superior) hotels on a B&B basis, including Club floor benefits in Singapore
  • 4 day/3 night Belmond rail journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express including all meals, drinks (incl house wines, beers & spirits) and excursions
  • Based on selected dates

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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