21, May 2019 
Experience the beauty of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore with an unforgettable rail journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express. A deluxe train of inimitable luxury and comfort, each compartment is a superbly decorated day room which transforms in moments to a cosy bedroom. From the dining cars to the saloon car, wherever you venture on this enchanting train you will encounter the same extraordinary standards of service.

Bangkok to Singapore Train (or v.v)
Departing Bangkok's Hualampong Station early evening, dinner will be served while the train travels from the city into the countryside passing rice-fields and quaint villages.

River Kwai
Awake early to experience the train making its way from Wang Po station along the wooden trestle viaduct beside a towering cliff. Arrival at the River Kwai Bridge Station for a raft cruise along the Kwai Yai River. Continue with a visit to the North Temple and the Chinese Cemetery before returning to the train for lunch. Reflect on the day's sights over dinner while the train journeys to Malaysia.

Penang, Malaysia
Enjoy breakfast in your cabin before arriving into Butterworth, the closest town on the mainland to Penang. Disembark here for a guided excursion of colonial Georgetown including a visit to Fort Cornwallis and a trishaw ride. Enjoy a Malaysian lunch at the colonial Eastern & Oriental Hotel before a ferry ride takes you back to rejoin the train where you can spend the afternoon admiring the scenery from the Observation Car. Dine in one of the opulent dining cars and spend your last night on board in the Bar Car listening to the pianist.

Singapore
After breakfast it's time to leave the train, having crossed into Singapore via the causeway of the Straits of Johor.

Thai Explorer Train
Bangkok
Depart in the afternoon and relax in one of the bar cars, saloon car or in your private compartment whilst journeying northwards through the Thai countryside. Later you can enjoy dinner in the lavish restaurant car before retiring to your compartment.

Chiang Mai
Enjoy breakfast in your compartment before arriving into Chiang Mai, renowned for the greatest concentration of handicraft industries in the country and for its hundreds of temples. There is a choice of visiting handicraft workshops, Mae Sa Elephant Camp, or join a city tour to see Chiang Mai's famous sights. Return to the train for the afternoon departure where tea will be served in your cabin. Dinner and overnight aboard the train.

Si Satchanalai & Lampang
Disembark at Sawankhaloke Station where waiting coaches take you to Si Satchanalai, part of the northern most citadel of the ancient Khmer Empire. You will explore the 13th century Buddhist temples that are within this UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to the train for lunch. Continue your journey to Lampang where a horse-drawn carriage takes you to a Lanna Thai style house, Baan Sao Nok. Return to the train for dinner and your last night on board.(BLD)

Bangkok
After breakfast you will arrive into Bangkok Station where your tour ends.

Accommodation on Board
Each compartment is luxuriously appointed and air-conditioned with its own bathroom, shower, toilet and personal safe. The daytime seating is converted at night into beds as follows: Pullman Compartment - upper and lower berths State Compartment - two single beds Presidential Suite - two single beds, a separate dressing room, CD player and free minibar.

Facilities on Board
An open-air Observation Car, a reading room with a varied library, Saloon and Bar Car with resident pianist, two Dining Cars and a boutique.

Dress Code
Smart casual attire is appropriate during the day and a jacket and tie for gentlemen in the evening. However, the ambience of the train provides a superb opportunity to dress up and this is actively encouraged.

Prices Include
• Sightseeing as detailed in itinerary
• Accommodation & all table d’hôte meals on board with tea, coffee & fruit juices
  (B = breakfast, L = lunch D = dinner)
 
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