Eastern & Oriental Express
A truly unique way to cross Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore by train is to travel with the Eastern & Oriental Express. The E&O is a luxury train operating between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, managed by the same company that operates the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, with the similar 5 star standards. The train uses Japanese-built coaches which were originally used for the short-lived Silver Star sleeper service from Auckland to Wellington in New Zealand. The interior of the historic train have been elegantly restored, coated with teak paneling and precious inlays. Three levels of cabins available: Pullman, State and Presidential Suite. Each cabin has air conditioning, private shower and toilet, and large picture windows. In two restaurants wagon internationally renowned chefs serve Eastern and Western dishes, can compete with the finest restaurants in the world. Located at the rear of the train there is a teakwood Observation Deck for sightings in the day and enjoy cocktails and entertainment after dark. The open-air in colonial style offers a excellent point from which you can take wonderful pictures during your trip. The luxury train leaves once or twice each month, from September to April, from Bangkok to Singapore, and vice versa, for a trip of two or three days through some of the most exotic locations in the world.
Luxury Train Cabins
Pullmans: is the least expensive accommodation on the E&O. A cosy compartment with sofa & fold-out table by day, convertible into upper & lower berth at night. It has a small en suite washroom with toilet, washbasin & shower. Staterooms: is a large compartment with twice floorspace, with a sofa and armchair by day, convertible into two lower beds at night. It has a small en suite washroom with toilet, washbasin & shower. Presidential Suite: is the E&O's best accommodation, there are just two on the train. The suite offers two inviting single beds, additional seating area with sofa, chairs and table during the day, and an expanded bathroom. Each cabin has air conditioning.
Classic Journey Bangkok to Singapore
1st Day: Depart from Hua Lamphong Railway Station, settle into private cabin meanwhile the train rolls through Bangkok to countryside. Dinner served in one of the luxurious dining cars and later relax at Bar Car. 2nd Day: After breakfast, disembark at River Kwai Bridge for a cruise along the river, later visit to a war museum and war cemetery. 3rd Day: Spend the morning watching the scenery as the train travels through Malaysia. After brunch, arrive at Kuala Kangsar. Disembark for a tour of the Ubudiah Mosque, Royal Museum of Perak and Sultan Shah Gallery. Restart of the train train, refreshing cocktail accompanied by live music and the last dinner on board. 4th Day: Arrive in Singapore.
Fare & Booking
The fare from Bangkok to Singapore, or vice versa, by Eastern & Oriental Express range from 2,200 to US$ 2,500 per person in a Pullman compartment, from 3,200 to US$ 3,600 per person in a Stateroom compartment or from 4,800 to US$ 6,000 per person in a Stateroom compartment depending on the departure date, and assuming two people travel together and share. For solo travellers are available only places in few Pullman compartments, the fares range between 3,000 to US$ 3,600. More information and reservations can be made at the Website: www.belmond.com/eastern-and-oriental-express
Departure dates 2017
Southbound departures from Bangkok to Singapore (4 days, 3 nights): 3 January, 26 January, 5 February, 14 February, 23 February, 5 March, 14 March, 24 March, 26 April, 19 September , 28 September , 10 October, 22 October, 1 December, 25 December. Northbound departures from Singapore to Bangkok (3 days, 2 nights): 19 January, 1 February, 10 February, 19 February, 1 March, 10 March, 19 March, 2 April , 22 April , 14 September , 24 September , 15 October, 27 October, 6 November , 18 November , 27 November , 21 December.
Southbound: Bangkok depart 17:50 on 1st day, River Kwae Bridge arrive 08:30 2nd day, Kanchanaburi depart 11:00 2nd day, Kuala Kangsar 13:45-16:20 3rd day, Kuala Lumpur Historic Station 22:40-00:15 3rd day, Singapore Woodlands Checkpoint arrive 11:00 on 4th day. Northbound: Singapore Woodlands Checkpoint depart 15:00 on 1st day, Kuala Lumpur Historic Station 01:00 2nd day, Kuala Kangsar 08:00-10:15 2nd day, River Kwai Bridge arrive 10:45 3rd day, Kanchanaburi depart 12:00 3rd day, Bangkok arrive 16:45 on 3rd day.
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