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PARTIALLY GUIDED ITINERARY
Bangkok to Singapore

Enchanting Eastern & Oriental Express

7 NIGHTS - PRICES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 

Embark on an enchanting journey from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur on board the gleaming carriages of the Eastern & Oriental Express. Travel overland from Bangkok to Singapore while being pampered with top service. Stop by historic Kanchanaburi town and complete this trip with the impressive futuristic gardens of Singapore

Tour Details

place DAYS 1 - 2 - Bangkok

Bangkok

Arrive at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and meet a representative who will fast-track the immigration procedure. Be assisted with luggage and introduced to the guide. Hop in the air-conditioned vehicle and transfer to Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. On the way, listen to the guide who will provide information on the rich history and Thai culture of Bangkok.

The following day rise early to witness the monk’s morning chanting ritual. After this uplifting experience visit the temple grounds and the famous 45 metre reclining Buddha. Continue to the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most important landmark, and marvel at the majestic building and its throne halls. Then see the mysterious Emerald Buddha which is the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.

place DAY 3 - Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out in the late morning. The day is at leisure to enjoy exploring bustling Bangkok.

This evening, transfer to Hua Lamphong Station to board the gleaming carriages of the Eastern & Oriental Express. Be escorted by the steward to your elegant private cabin and settle down before the journey begins. Visit the teakwood Observation Car to enjoy spectacular open views of the sun setting over the lush landscapes. Return to the cabin to dress for dinner before taking a seat in one of the sumptuous Restaurant Cars where you will indulge in a gastronomic feast of eastern and western specialties, expertly prepared by our onboard chefs.

Afterwards, choose to enjoy a convivial nightcap in the Bar Car while being entertained by the resident pianist. Retire to your cabin, which has been converted into a cosy bedroom by your steward.

place DAY 4 - Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi

As morning breaks in rural Kanchanaburi Province, breakfast is served in your cabin. Later, the train arrives at River Kwai Station. Disembark to take part in your chosen excursion, there are three on offer and include a range of activities. Back on board, a leisurely afternoon awaits. Take time to relax and recharge the batteries before preparing for a sumptuous dinner, preceded perhaps by one of the enticing signature cocktails in the Bar Car.

place DAY 5 - Kuala Kangsar - Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Kangsar - Kuala Lumpur

Indulge in a lie-in before breakfast in the cabin as the Eastern & Oriental Express enters Malaysia. Notice the landscape change as limestone massifs rear up dramatically from the rice fields.

After lunch, arrive in Kuala Kangsar and alight to board a coach. Travel away from the city to Labu Kubong, a village set among the paddy fields and backed by lush mountains. Here, embark on a traditional village experience, a chance to immerse in rural Malaysian life.  Enjoy a guided walk through the rice paddies to learn about the process of planting and harvesting before heading to a plantation. Alternatively, advanced trekkers may wish to join an optional hill trek. Afterwards rejoin the train as it continues south through the lush rainforests and rural west-coast towns of Peninsular Malaysia. Prepare for a gastronomic dinner and a relaxing evening in the Bar Car.

place DAY 6 - Johor - Singapore

Johor - Singapore

Savour the last leg of the journey coursing through expansive palm plantations dotted with traditional settlement homes in the southernmost state of Johor. Cross the Causeway over the Straits for a late-morning arrival into cosmopolitan Singapore, the final exciting destination.

On arrival in Singapore be welcomed by the guide and driver and be transferred to the hotel for check-in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

This evening, discover the Supertrees at Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay. First, take a stroll along the OCBC Skyway. Then, embark on a journey through rainforests of the world with Garden Rhapsody's ‘Rainforest Orchestra Asia’ show. Next, cruise down the Singapore River in a traditional bumboat to see the legacy of Singapore's history. End the tour with a seafood dinner along the riverside. Savour an authentic dish of ‘chili crab’ served with mantou (fried Chinese buns), a local favourite and a must-have in Singapore!

place DAY 7 - Singapore

Singapore

This morning you will be met with the guide and driver and be transferred to Kampong Glam to learn and understand more about the Malay culture. Take a walk in Arab Street to view the magnificent Sultan Mosque. Stroll along the area to see the different shops selling traditional Arab-Muslim food and merchandises. Take a trishaw tour through Bugis & Little India, the heartland of the Indian communities. The many colors and scents will welcome you to the place. 

Have a light snack in Little India where you can savour the local favourite roti prata before being transferred back to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 8 - Depart Singapore

Depart Singapore

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