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Eastern & Oriental Express

Bangkok, Thailand

Recapturing the elegance and style of the Twenties and Thirties, the Eastern & Oriental Express is Asia's premier luxury train, traveling from Bangkok through the glorious, sweeping countryside of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Carriages are lavishly appointed with rich, inlaid woods and brass fittings whilst the spacious en suite compartments offer great comfort. Dress-up for a memorable evening in the opulent dining car, enjoying the fine wines and delicious cuisine before retiring to the bar where the tinkling of a piano completes the ambience.

Stops include Georgetown in Penang, as well as the infamous bridge on the River Kwai. The train takes three nights to travel between Bangkok and Singapore, though the journey can be extended with a break in Malaysia en-route.

OUR RATING: Deluxe

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Tour ideas in Bangkok

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Eastern & Oriental Express as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Experience the secret garden of Bang Kra Jao by bicycle
      Getting off-the-beaten track in Bangkok is worlds away from the busy city

      Experience the secret garden of Bang Kra Jao by bicycle

      Experience the secret garden of Bang Kra Jao by bicycle

      Just across the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok lies the city's secret garden — Bang Kra Jao. Only accessible by boat, you must cross the river on a small ferry to reach this beautiful area full of small villages, temples and tropical flora.

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    • Experience the Songkran Festival
      Songkran ceremony for the Thai New Year

      Experience the Songkran Festival

      Experience the Songkran Festival

      The Songkran Festival celebrates the New Year. They are colorful and lively celebrations, with music, traditional dance and, of course, water, which symbolically cleanses the body from the sins of the previous year.

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    • Street food walking tour of old Bangkok
      Bangkok, Thailand

      Street food walking tour of old Bangkok

      Street food walking tour of old Bangkok

      You and your guide will walk through the narrow streets to experience many local sights with various food tastings along the way. Try things like ‘kafae boran’, a classic Thai coffee, or the popular Thai dessert, 'Khanom Thua Paep' (mung bean rice crepe).

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