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The Eastern & Oriental Express


Explore three wonderfully contrasting, exotic countries of south-east Asia on this breathtaking tour. Travelling on the iconic Eastern & Oriental Express, we visit Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, experiencing ancient temples, royal residences and modern skyscrapers.

Tour Highlights
  • Sightseeing tours of Singapore and Bangkok
  • The Eastern & Oriental Express
  • Evening cruise through Bangkok
  • River Kwai cruise with a local historian
  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Tea plantation tour and tasting in Chiang Mai
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 5* Hotel Accommodation
    Selected Breakfasts
    Selected Lunches
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available
  • Chao Phraya Cruise
    River Kwai Cruise

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Fly Options

Regional Departures Available

To make your travel arrangements even more convenient for you, we are excited to announce that we are now offering some regional airport options outside London for this tour.

To view prices and flight options, please click the 'View Dates & Prices' button and select the departure that you are interested in as options may vary. Alternative, click the image on the left to see flight options and call us on 01904 734 111 to book.

Days 1-3

To Singapore

We fly from London to Singapore, arriving on Day 2. On Day 3 we take an enthralling sightseeing tour of the city. Tonight we enjoy dinner at the world-famous Raffles Hotel.

Eastern & Oriental Express
Day 4

The Eastern & Oriental Express

Today we transfer to the station for our departure on the Eastern & Oriental Express

Bridge on the River Kwai
Days 5-6

Kuala Kangsar and the River Kwai

We arrive in Kuala Kangsar today, the first place that the British settled in, and the seat of the Sultan of Perak. On arrival we enjoy a guided tour, including the dazzling Ubudiah Mosque and the striking Royal Museum. On Day 6 we arrive at River Kwai Bridge Station. We leave the train here for a cruise, passing under the 'Bridge over the River Kwai', which we learn about from a local historian. Later we re-join the train as it makes its way to Bangkok.

Chiang Mai
Days 7-9

Ban Sao Nak and Chiang Mai

This morning we make a visit to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, just outside of Bangkok. Later, we take an internal flight to Chiang Mai, where on Day 8, we are treated to an insightful tea plantation tour, where we learn the traditional methods for creating delicious Thai tea, before enjoying a sample ourselves. On Day 9, we board an internal flight back to Bangkok, for a three-night stay at the 5-Star Peninsula Hotel.

Wat Traimit temple
Day 10

Exploring Bangkok

The metropolis of Bangkok is a sometimes hectic yet always fascinating place, and this morning we discover some of its most famous sights, visiting the Wat Traimit Temple and continuing to Wat Pho Temple.

Chao Phraya River
Day 11

Chaophraya River cruise

Today we make a visit to Jim Thompson Thai House which, set in beautiful tropical gardens, is the former home of James H.W. Thompson, the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company, who mysteriously disappeared in the Malaysian jungle whilst on holiday in 1967. This evening we take to the 'River of Kings', the Chaophraya, on a wonderful farewell dinner cruise, enjoying classic Thai cuisine and dancing, accompanied by striking viewpoints along the river.

Journey Home
Day 12

Return to London

After breakfast today, we head to the airport for our flight back to London, where, on arrival, our tour concludes.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.


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