Eastern & Oriental Express train "Classic Journey": Singapore -> Bangkok

Indulge in the full Singapore -> Bangkok journey (3 days/2 nights), or enjoy one of the intermediate sector trips :
- Singapore -> Kuala Lumpur (KL) (day trip)
- Singapore -> Butterworth            (1 night)
- Kuala Lumpur (KL) -> Bangkok   (2 nights)
- Butterworth -> Bangkok              (1 night)

Day 1: depart Singapore
Check-in at the iconic Raffles Hotel for a complimentary transfer to Singapore's Woodlands Train Checkpoint (WTCP), from where the Eastern & Oriental Express departs mid-afternoon. Having been welcomed onboard the gleaming carriages, settle into your compartment, then head to the open-air viewing deck area of the Observation Car from which you can enjoy the passing scenery and panoramic views as the train crosses into Malaysia via the causeway over the Straits of Johor. Relive the tradition of a refined afternoon tea, then dress for dinner, which is served in one of the opulent dining cars. Follow this with a relaxing evening in the Bar Car in the company of the train's resident pianist. The E&O pauses pre-midnight at Kuala Lumpurís magnificent old Moorish-style station where "night owl" guests may disembark for a stroll. Retire to your compartment, transformed into a cosy bedroom by your steward.

Day 2: Penang
Breakfast is taken in your compartment before arriving in Butterworth. The morningís guided excursion takes you to colonial Georgetown, Penang, and includes an introductory tour of this historic town - the labyrinth of narrow streets reveal colourful colonial architecture and lively markets. Disembark the coach for a stroll through one of Penangís oldest wet market with its variety of food on display, before boarding a fleet of trishaws for a ride through the colourful narrow streets to the ferry terminal. Board the waiting coaches for the short ferry ride back to Butterworth and the Eastern & Oriental Express for lunch. As the train crosses into Thailand, spend the afternoon watching the changing scenery from the open deck of the Observation Car or relax in the comfort of the Saloon Car. Dinner is served in the sumptuous dining car.

Day 3: Kanchanaburi / arrive Bangkok
After breakfast, the E&O arrives at Kanchanaburi's River Kwai, where the train stops at the local station to allow passengers to disembark. Guides escort you on the short walk to the Bridge and down to the jetty - a good photo opportunity is provided as the train proceeds over the Bridge and then returns 5 minutes later. Then board a traditional large floating barge for a cruise along the Kwai Yai river, a central focus of Kanchanaburi - during the 40-minute sailing time, observe the many splendid Thai teakwood houses amidst peaceful scenery. Disembark at the Ban Lin-Chang landing point, from where a short coach ride takes you past the North Temple, Vietnamese Temple, Chinese cemetery and Don Rak war cemetery to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre where a local historian will provide an informative tour through the air-conditioned museum. Following this, there is an optional visit to the Don Rak war cemetery. Rejoin the coach for the transfer to Kanchanaburi Main Station, from where your E&O journey continues with lunch. Arrive in Bangkok in the afternoon.
 

Timetable arrive depart
Day 1 Singapore (Raffles Hotel)
                (Woodlands TCP)
Kuala Lumpur
    -
    -
23:45
14:00
16:00
00:00
Day 2 Butterworth (for Penang)
- guided tour of Georgetown
  8:34 10:40
Day 3 Kanchanaburi
- guided tour of River Kwai
Bangkok (Hualampong station)
  9:20
 
16:45
11:25
 
    -
Timings shown for guidance purposes; exact timings confimed when booking.
 
Eastern & Oriental train picture

Departure dates from Singapore: (schedule subject to change)

2014
August:Friday 22
September:Saturday 20
October:Friday 3 *
November:Saturday 1, Monday 10, Wednesday 26
December:Monday 29 (special New Year 3-night trip)

Fares 2014

E&O PROMOTION ! 'hot deal' symbol
Book the full Singapore -> Bangkok journey for 2014 departure dates* and enjoy :
- companion fare at 50% OFF !, or:
- 2 complimentary nights accommodation at the Mandarin Hotel Bangkok or Raffles Hotel Singapore (or one night in each)
  plus complimentary transfers between railway station and hotel
, or:
- 1 complimentary night accommodation at your choice of a Belmond Hotel in Asia

Terms & Conditions
- book before Tuesday 30 September 2014;
  promotion may be withdrawn before this date without prior notice
- * promotion not valid for Friday 3 October 2014 departure date
- valid for journeys in twin-share Pullman or State Compartment
- complimentary accommodation based on room double occupancy;
  single occupancy supplement may be applicable
- number of compartments allocated under this promotion is limited;
  if promotion allocation is full, next best available rate is offered