Eastern & Oriental Express Journeys

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Classic Journey Print  Book


Bangkok to Singapore:  Four days, three nights

Day one: Bangkok. 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 into the countryside with its rice-fields, villages and water buffalo.

Day two: Kanchanaburi & River Kwai. 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, we disembark to board a local raft for a cruise 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. A tour then takes you to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre.Visit the Don Rak War Cemetery adjacent to the museum. Rejoin the coach for the short ride to the Kanchanaburi railway station to board the train for an enjoyable lunch and dinner. This is the Classic choice but one can also choose from the Cycling tour or the Local Flavours Tour.

Day three: Kuala Kangsar – Kuala Lumpur. Awake to breakfast in bed as the train travels through the picturesque countryside of Malaysia. Brunch is served before arrival into Kuala Kangsar and alight to board a coach. Travel to a rural village set among the rice paddies and surrounded by hills and mountains. Here you have two excursions to choose from (comfortable walking shoes are recommended for both): 1. Traditional Village Experience. The villagers welcome you with a traditional martial arts dance before you sample regional food and drink and browse locally produced handicrafts. Guided walks through rice paddies to learn about the process of planting and harvesting, and plantations where rubber, banana and durian are grown. Your tour finishes with refreshments that include banana and durian chips produced from the plantation crops. 2. Hill Trek. Your excursion begins with a visit to a banana and durian plantation, following which join your guide on a walk up the hill, learning about the local area as you go. Panoramic views over the village and surrounding rice paddies.

In inclement weather a tour of Kuala Kangsar will be provided instead, where you will visit such sights as the majestic Ubudiah Mosque and the treasure-filled Sultan Shah Gallery.

Day four: Johor - Singapore. After breakfast, having crossed the Straits of Johor into Singapore, the journey ends.

Dates 2018/2019

2018:  December 1,25.

2019: January 2,24. February 5,14,23. March 5,14,24. April 5,26. September 17,26. October 8,20,31. November 9,21,30. December 25.


Singapore to Bangkok:  Three days, two nights

Day one: Singapore. Following check-in at the Fullerton Hotel, stewards in traditional silk uniforms greet you as you join The Eastern & Oriental Express prior to its departure from Singapore's Woodland Railway station. Settle into your suite and enjoy the passing scenery as the train crosses to Malaysia via the causeway of the Straits of Johor. Dinner is served  after which one can spend the rest of the evening relaxing in the Bar Car with  the resident pianist. Retire to your cabin which has been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Day two: Kuala Kangsar. After breakfast, travel by coach to a rural village set among the rice paddies and surrounded by hills and mountains. Here you have two excursions to choose from (comfortable walking shoes are recommended for both): 1. Traditional Village Experience. The villagers welcome you with a traditional martial arts dance before you sample regional food and drink and browse locally produced handicrafts. Guided walks through rice paddies to learn about the process of planting and harvesting, and plantations where rubber, banana and durian are grown. Your tour finishes with refreshments that include banana and durian chips produced from the plantation crops. 2. Hill Trek. Your excursion begins with a visit to a banana and durian plantation, following which join your guide on a walk up the hill, learning about the local area as you go. Cold towels and refreshments greet your arrival at the top, alongside panoramic views over the village and surrounding rice paddies. for a tour of the Grand Ubudiah Mosque, the Royal Museum of Perak and the Sultan Shah Gallery. Returning to the train, enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching the changing scenery from the open deck of the Observation Car, or relax in the comfort of the Saloon Car as the journey continues to Thailand. Dinner is served on board before retiring for the night.

In inclement weather a tour of Kuala Kangsar will be provided instead, where you will visit such sights as the majestic Ubudiah Mosque and the treasure-filled Sultan Shah Gallery. 

Day three: River Kwai & Bangkok. After breakfast we arrive at the River Kwai Bridge station where we disembark to board a local raft for a cruise on 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. Following the cruise there is an optional trip to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre.  There is also time to visit the Don Rak War Cemetery adjacent to the museum. Rejoin the coach for the transfer to Kanchanaburi railway station from where your journey continues with lunch. This is the Classic choice but one can also choose from the Cycling tour or the Local Flavours Tour. Arrive into Bangkok in the late afternoon.

Dates and Prices 2018/2019

2018: December 21.

2019: January 17. February 1,10,19. March 1,10,19. April 1,22. September 12,22. October 2,25. November 5,17,26. December 21





 

The Chronicles Print  Book


Fables of the Peninsula 

Seven days with four nights on the train plus one night at the famous Raffles Hotel pre-tour and one night at  the Cameron Highlands Resort.

Day 1: Singapore.  Make your way to the Raffles Hotel (check-in 14:00hrs), where overnight accommodation in an elegantly-furnished Courtyard Suite has been reserved for you.  The rest of the day is at your leisure,  to discover the old world charm of this Grande Dame.  A Singapore Sling is a tradition for most first-time visitors to Singapore, and you can enjoy this drink at the Long Bar of the Raffles - the only corner in the clean city-state where littering is allowed.  Please note: The Eastern & Oriental Express departure date indicated  is post the complimentary stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Depart Singapore.  Enjoy breakfast at leisure in the charming Tiffin Room and explore Singapore for the rest of the morning before the transfer  from the hotel to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint where the gleaming green carriages of the Eastern & Oriental Express await your embarkation.

A cool drink is served whilst  you settle into your luxurious cabin as the train departs towards the Causeway bridge into Malaysia.

Dress up for this formal evening and make your way to the Bar Car for a cocktail reception hosted by the Train Manager.  It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other guests and the on-board speaker who will enrich your journey.  After cocktails, enjoy dinner in one of the opulent dining cars before you relax with a nightcap while listening to the resident pianist playing nostalgic melodies in the Bar Car.

Day 3: Kuala Lumpur & Overnight at Cameron Highlands.  After breakfast, the Eastern & Oriental Express arrives at the impressive Indian Mughal-style Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, built in 1885.  Kuala Lumpur is nestled in the urban sprawl of the Klang Valley.  It is the federal capital of Malaysia and the most populous city with over 1.6 million people. The city’s rich, polyglot heritage harks back to the 19th century when it was transformed in thirty short years from a tin-mining trading outpost in the jungle into a bustling boomtown. Enjoy this lively capital city with your choice of morning tours. You can choose to make an early morning visit to one of KL’s largest wet markets or be enticed by the city’s history and heritage museums. Return to the train after your selected tour and savour lunch on board as we depart KL, climbing past rubber and oil palm plantations towards Malaysia’s emerald-hued uplands. Upon arriving at Tapah Station, disembark the train for the coach transfer to the Cameron Highlands.

Relax on the two-hour scenic drive over rolling hills and through dense jungle. The Cameron Highlands hill station, at about 1,500m above sea level, is the highest area in peninsular Malaysia stretching along a plateau overlooking lush river valleys.  The cool temperate air is fresh and crisp, with a blanket of easy fog that veils the hill jungles almost every morning. This is perfect for the tea plantations which the Highlands are famous for.

Arriving at the Cameron Highlands Resort you will be greeted with a welcome colonial cocktail before you are escorted to your well-appointed room.  The interior of the resort complements the Highland’s settings, resembling a genteel English colonial home with welcoming fireplaces in the Reading Room and Highlands Bar.  Tall  French doors, timber-beamed ceilings and plantation shutters add to the colonial charm.

Dinner is served at The Dining Room of the Resort.  It is a casual evening and you will feel most comfortable in smart casual wear – a wrap for the ladies and a light jacket for the gentlemen will be fitting for the Highland’s cool, even chilly, evening air.

Day 4 - Cameron Highlands.  After breakfast, you may choose to visit the famed BOH (Best of Highlands) tea plantation for a guided tour of the factory with opportunities to sample a variety of aromatic brews.  Or join the resort’s naturalist, Mr S. Madi, on the Jim Thompson trail through the Cameron Highlands jungle to discover the flora and fauna of this tropical gem.

Return to your room late morning to collect your belongings,with check out at 12 noon.  Enjoy lunch at Gonbei Restaurant where you have the choice of a Western or Japanese menu, after which you  return to the train.

This evening’s dinner is a formal affair.    Relax with an aperitif in the Bar Car before enjoying a sumptuous dinner as the train glides through the night to the next destination.

Day 5 - Penang.  Butterworth Station is our morning stop on the mainland, where you  disembark from the train to board the transfer to the island of Penang. Several excursions are available - choose to explore colonial George Town to see its rich blend of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures, or visit the Peranakan Heritage Museum. You can also choose to enjoy the outdoors at the Tropical Spice Garden Gallery, which showcases the origins of the spice trade and how spices  are used today.

Following your tour, gather at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel for a late morning tea on the elegant terrace before heading back to the train.

Back on board the E&O for lunch, we pass rice fields with limestone outcrops on the horizon, as we continue towards the border town of Padang Besar, where Malaysia meets Thailand.  Immigration and customs formalities are conducted here while passengers remain onboard the train.  Crossing into Thailand, the time difference is one hour behind Malaysia.  with a relaxing afternoon in your cabin followed by dinner, this is  a relaxing way of see Malays

Day 6 – Huay Yang.  The early morning brings you to the small rural community of Huay Yang, located about 300 km south of Bangkok in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan on the east coast of Thailand.  Join the local song thaew for your ride to the pier in the village of Baan Huay Yang.   Following a stroll through a fishing village, you will be transferred across to the island of Koh Chaan, where you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a beach club setting and spend the morning snorkelling or sunbathing.  At mid-day we go by boat to the coastal resort of Nishaville for a seafood barbeque lunch by the beachside. Return to the E&O in the afternoon to journey north towards Bangkok.

The final night on the train and dinner is a formal affair.  There is  a farewell cocktail reception before dinner.  Afterwards enjoy digestifs in the open air Observation car.

Day 7 – Bangkok.  Arrive and disembark in Bangkok.

Dates 2019

2019: October 12




 
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