Eastern & Oriental Express & The Sanchaya Tailor-made
Day 1: To Bangkok
Morning depart from London Heathrow on direct British Airways flight to Bangkok.
Day 2: Bangkok
Arrive Bangkok. Met on arrival then transfer to the hotel. Two nights Mandarin Oriental Hotel.Accommodation: The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Day 3: Thonburi Klongs, Grand Palace Tour and Lunch
After breakfast, discover the fascinating canals (Klongs) of Bangkok with their colour, vivacity and exotic aromas! Visit the Grand Palace and see the Emerald Buddha. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Day 4: Eastern & Oriental Express Journey
Board the gleaming green carriages of the Eastern & Oriental Express. Travel on the Eastern and Oriental Express from Bangkok across the beautiful scenery that Thailand offers, past the legendary River Kwai and onwards to Malaysia. Enjoy the sights of colonial Georgetown and Fort Cornwallis, before crossing the causeway over the Straits of Johor to the elegant city of Singapore.
Stewards in traditional silk uniforms greet you as you join the Eastern & Oriental Express prior to its departure in the early evening. Having been welcomed onboard the gleaming carriages, settle into your comfortable cabin. Dinner is served as the train travels from the city into the countryside with its rice-fields, villages and water buffalo. Head to the Bar Car before returning to your cabin, transformed into a bedroom by your steward.
Day 5: Eastern & Oriental Express Journey
Awake early in order not to miss the excitement of the train making its way from Wang Po along the wooden trestle viaduct beside a towering cliff.
On arrival at the River Kwai Bridge station, the E&O stops to allow you to disembark. Guides escort you on the short walk down to the jetty to board a local raft for a cruise along the lush greenery of the picturesque Kwai Yai river, passing under the Bridge. On board, a local historian provides a brief overview of the history of the Thailand-Burma railway and the bridge.
At the E&O landing point you board a motor coach for a brief trip past the North Temple and Chinese Cemetery to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. As you explore the informative museum, the historian is available to answer questions. There is time to visit the Don Rak War Cemetery adjacent to the museum if you wish.
Re-join the coach for the short ride to the Kanchanaburi railway station to board the Eastern & Oriental Express. Later reflect on the day's sights over dinner and relax with a drink in the Bar Car before retiring for the night.
Day 6: Eastern & Oriental Express Journey
Spend the morning watching the changing scenery with breakfast in bed as the train travels through Malaysia. After brunch, arrive at Kuala Kangsar. Disembark for a tour of the grand Ubudiah Mosque, the Royal Museum of Perak and the Sultan Shah Gallery. Re-join the train for a refreshing cocktail accompanied by live piano music before a glamorous final dinner on board.
Day 7: Singapore & Bintan Island
After breakfast, soon it’s time to leave the train, having crossed the Straits of Johor into Singapore. Arrive at Woodland Station in Singapore and private transfer to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to board 45 minute ferry to Bintan Island. Met on arrival and transfer by courtesy vehicle to The Sanchaya on Bintan Island for seven nights.Accommodation: The Sanachaya – Bintan Island
Day 8-13: Sanchaya – Bintan Island
Days at leisure relaxing at the luxurious Sanchaya.
Day 14: Singapore & Departure
Morning at leisure with late check out till 1800 hrs. Later transfer by hotel courtesy shuttle service to Bentan Talani Ferry Terminal to board the 45 minute ferry back to Singapore. Met on arrival at ferry terminal and private transfer to Singapore Airport to board overnight British Airways flight back to London.
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|Price per person (Double/Twin share)|
- International & internal flights in economy class.
- Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
- Daily breakfast throughout. Fullboard meals whilst on the Eastern & Oriental Express Train.
- Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
- Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles. Shred excursions whilst on Eastern & Oriental Express Train. Shared return ferry to Bintan Island.
- Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
- Full ATOL Bonding.
- Visa Fee.
- Any optional Excursions.
- Any expenses of a personal nature.
- Travel Insurance.