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The Eastern and Oriental Express

Singapore to Bangkok by luxury train  |  15 days

Explore Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand in unashamed luxury by rail, capturing the spirit of travel in olden days. Board the regal Eastern and Oriental Express amid the clean-cut elegance of Singapore, and settle into your sumptuous accommodation. Over three days the train wends its way north from Singapore through the rubber plantations of Malaysia, past the tropical island of Penang and on into Thailand, where soon the terraced paddy fields give way to the vibrant Thai capital Bangkok. The train also goes to Laos.


Day 1: Depart London

Day 2: Arrive in Singapore

Day 3: Tour Singapore

Day 4: Board train

Day 5: Enjoy the superb marquetry and antique brass in your spacious compartment

Day 6: Arrive in Bangkok

Day 7: Bangkok

Day 8: Fly to Chiang Mai

Day 9: Explore the 700 year old city of Chiang Mai

Day 10: Fly to Bangkok and then Koh Samui or Phuket, depending on the season

Days 11-13: On the beach

Day 14: Fly to Bangkok

Day 15: Fly to London


guide price £4,525 per person



Far east

Fiona’s travel tips

DON’T MISS: Indonesia’s extraordinary prehistoric Komodo dragons.

FOR THE ACTIVE: Hill tribe trekking by elephant.

Indonesia: April to September
Malaysia: October to May
Thailand: November to March

Indonesia: 19 hours (indirect)
Malaysia: 13 hours (direct)
Thailand: 11½ hours (direct)


Clients’ comments

“I was indeed satisfied with all the arrangements made by Far Frontiers Travel where my expectations were met and often exceeded. I would certainly use them again to help me plan an individually tailored trip”.

Terry Crimmings
, Malaysia