This luxury rail holiday on board the Belmond's Eastern & Oriental Express gives a great taste of this fascinating corner of the world. Travel in…
A luxurious introduction to Southeast Asia by rail on the Belmond's Eastern & Oriental Luxury Train. Travel through Bangkok, past the legendary River Kwai and onwards to Malaysia and Singapore. Enjoy the sights of colonial Georgetown, Penang including Fort Cornwallis, Cruise along the River Kwai and watch the sunset over beautiful rural villages from your window.
Each cabin is centrally air-conditioned and offers beautifully appointed accommodation with comfortable beds, ample storage space, private ensuite facilities, a large picture windows.
Holidays by Train
Depart Bangkok and settle into your private cabin on the Belmond's Orient Express as the scenery changes from city to countryside. Dinner is served in one of the luxurious dining cars. Retire to your cabin, which has been transformed into a cosy bedroom.
After breakfast, the train arrives at the River Kwai Bridge Station. Alight here for a cruise along the picturesque Kwai Yai River, while a local historian provides a brief history of the Thailand-Burma railway and the bridge. Take a coach to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, with time to visit the Don Rak War Cemetery. Rejoin the coach and head back to Kanchanaburi Railway Station, where your journey continues. Reflect on the day's sights over dinner and relax with a drink in the Bar Car before retiring for the night.
At the mainland station, disembark for the crossing to Georgetown, Penang. Enjoy a guided tour of the quaint old colonial town, with its pre-World War II mosques, temples, churches, bazaars and shophouses. Early evening transfer back to the train and spend the watch the changing scenery from the open deck of the Observation Car or relax in the cocktail lounge. Dinner is served on board.
After breakfast, arrive into Woodland Railway Station, Singapore and disembark for your onward journey.
✓ 3 nights accommodation
✓ English-speaking guides
✓ Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary
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