Southeast Asia by Luxury Train

Bangkok & Central Thailand, Koh Kood & Koh Chang, Singapore

Duration: 10 nights

See Southeast Asia in style onboard the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express, where you’ll travel from Singapore to Bangkok, passing by rural villages and glittering pagodas, stopping off to explore Kuala Lumpur, Penang and the Cameron Highlands, where you can trek in the jungle and visit the tea plantations. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore Singapore and Bangkok at either end of the train journey, followed by some blissful beach relaxation on the beautiful island of Koh Kood.
Perfect forThose who love the romance of travelling by train. Intrepid explorers will also love this trip, as, in addition to city glitz, you can explore off-the-beaten-track fishing towns, islands and beaches during the train journey.

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It’s also easy to extend your holiday in Asia by adding on a few days to visit Cambodia and Angkor Wat, or historic Luang Prabang in Laos, for a further dose of culture - or Bali or Koh Samui for some more time by the beach.

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Start your holiday in Singapore, a global cultural melting pot where history meets modernity, and where you can stroll along the riverfront Esplanade, shop in designer boutiques and dine on the famous chilli crab in a rooftop restaurant, overlooking the glittering skyline.  

Stay at the grand Fullerton Bay, a historic city landmark which offers fantastic views of the river – enjoy a cruise in a traditional ‘bumboat’ to see the impressive colonial buildings and towering skyscrapers from the water. For a dose of serenity and greenery, go to the botanic gardens and wander among beautiful orchids. And don’t forget to visit the iconic Raffles hotel for a Singapore Sling!
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Travel from Singapore to Bangkok in style on the opulent Eastern & Oriental Express, and take in the panoramic views as you glide past the buzzing cities, rural villages, glittering pagodas and lush green landscapes of Malaysia and Thailand – head to the Observation Car to make the most of them. You'll get to stop off on the way at Kuala Kangsar in Malaysia to see a mosque, museum and gallery, and at the famous bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi in Thailand, where you can visit a war museum and enjoy a cruise along the river.

Back onboard, enjoy delicious breakfasts, three-course lunches, afternoon tea and four-course dinners each day, with 24-hour steward service to keep you constantly pampered. In the evenings, have a cocktail in the bar, accompanied by a pianist, before a comfortable night’s sleep in your luxurious private cabin, complete with air conditioning and ensuite bathroom.

Day 1
After a welcome reception on the train, enjoy your first delicious evening meal, a drink or two in the bar and your first night onboard as the train travels through the countryside of southern Malaysia.

Day 2
After breakfast, you'll arrive at Kuala Kangsar for a fascinating tour of the grand Ubudiah Mosque (considered to be one of the most spectacular mosques in Malaysia), the historic Royal Museum of Perak and the Sultan Shah Gallery (housed in a former palace). Enjoy the afternoon at leisure back onboard, including a decadent dinner, as you continue your journey to Thailand. 

Day 3
Enjoy breakfast and some relaxation before you disembark later this morning at the River Kwai Bridge station for a scenic cruise along the river with a local expert historian. Afterwards, visit a war museum and a war cemetery to learn more about the area's history. After lunch back onboard your train, you'll arrive in Bangkok in the late afternoon. 
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2 nightsBANGKOK

Bangkok awaits. With temples and palaces jostling with skyscrapers, and traditional markets trading their wares alongside giant shopping malls packed with designer boutiques, with the Chao Phraya River winding its way through it all, Bangkok is an irresistible assault on the senses. After taking in its buzzing vibe, retreat to the urban oasis that is the Mandarin Oriental, which sits by the river, providing a perfect opportunity for a leisurely cruise - an ideal way to see Bangkok - followed by cocktails and jazz in the bar.
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4 nightsKOH KOOD

You can’t go to Thailand without enjoying a taster of its many stunning islands and beaches. Koh Kood is the epitome of Thailand island style, with its sweeping soft sand beaches, swaying coconut palms and azure waters, and Soneva Kiri is one of our favourite island hideaways. Sway in a hammock, snorkel in the sea, trek through the rainforest, swim under waterfalls and sail around the islands in a private yacht. Dine in a coconut ‘pod’ high in the trees, and after the sun goes down, have a gourmet dinner on the beach by moonlight, do some stargazing in the observatory and watch a movie at the open-air cinema, which sits in the middle of a lake.
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