Singapore to Bangkok by Eastern & Oriental

7 days from $4395 USD , based on double occupancy*
  • Enjoy a scenic two night train ride on the Eastern & Orient Express.
  • Embark on a private guided city tour of Bangkok.
  • Sail across the famous Kwai Yai River on a local raft.
  • Discover the highlights of Singapore with private guide.
  • Featuring five-star hotels.
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A quarter of a mile in length, the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train recaptures the golden age of rail travel through one of the world's most beautiful and exotic regions. Gourmet cuisine, personal service and luxuriously appointed cabins come together in delightful harmony whilst the train gently travels through the sounds and sights of tropical forests close to the earth's equator. Accommodating 132 passengers in 66 air-conditioned cabins, the Eastern & Oriental Express is a truly unique way to explore South East Asia and a remarkable celebration of any special occasion. Through rainforests and paddy fields, past golden temples and misty mountains, travel straight to the heart of Asia. Enjoy luxurious staterooms, seamless transfers and arrangements, and Kensington's 24/7 support. This luxurious train ride is a unique and unusual way to experience ever-changing scenes and to discover a new and thrilling world – both on board and alongside the train.

2016 train departures: Mar 25, Apr 3,23, May 2,28, Jun 27, Jul 24, Sep 15,25, Oct 16,28, Nov 6,18,27, Dec 21 ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Singapore
    Singapore
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 2 Singapore
    Singapore
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Cultural Tour - Kampong Glam, Chinatown & Little India (3.5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Singapore to Global Location
    Singapore to Global Location
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Depart Singapore
  • Day 4 Penang to Global Location
    Penang to Global Location
    • Shared - Butterworth & Georgetown
  • Day 5 Kanchanaburi to Bangkok
    Kanchanaburi to Bangkok
    • Shared - River Kwai Bridge & War Cemetery
    • Disembarkation
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • Tour - Private - Highlights of Bangkok (9hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver (Local Lunch)
  • Day 7 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Singapore

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your English speaking guide and driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Fullerton Hotel (5*)

Once home to the General Post Office, The Singapore Club, and the Chamber of Commerce, the Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a luxury hotel with 400 rooms and suites carefully designed to provide travellers with a sanctuary of serenity and comfort in which to retreat and rejuvenate. With a dynamic central Singapore hotel location in the heart of the financial and arts districts, the hotel successfully blends rich heritage with contemporary style and personalized service to offer guests a world-class accommodation experience. Epicureans can enjoy a delectable array of dining selections. A total of 5 restaurants and bars are on offer. Aside from the dining selections, the Fullerton Hotel Singapore also features a luxury and intimate retail wing, including two prestigious jewellers – Mouawad and Raffles Jeweller. Art lovers can also visit iPreciation, a contemporary Asian art gallery.

Singapore
Singapore
Fullerton Hotel
Fullerton Hotel

Day 2: Singapore

Singapore was once part of British Malaysia for many centuries. It was ruled by the Sultanate of Johor before the British came to the island and set up a port and colony in 1819. After World War II, Singapore became an independent nation and republic. Today Singapore has a diverse population of nearly 5 million people or more which is made up of Chinese, Malays, Indians, Caucasians, Eurasians, and Asians of different origins. Experience the various cultures come alive before your very eyes as you explore each ethnic heritage enclave by turns. At Kampong Glam, admire the quiet majesty of the Sultan’s Mosque with its unmistakable golden dome, explore colorful food eateries, and browse through old-fashioned shops selling batiks, carpets, rattan basket-ware, and exotic perfumes. Travel to the heart of Chinatown and experience the old and the new tradition and modernity in the rows of streets, and traditional shop houses lovingly restored into tempting eateries, teahouses and shops selling Oriental arts, crafts, and souvenirs as well as traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. Little India completes the cultural kaleidoscope with its bustling streets showcasing aromatic and exotic spices, colorful flower-garland shops, vegetable vendors, and busy curry houses.

Accommodation: Fullerton Hotel (5*)
Sultan Mosque
Sultan Mosque

Day 3: Singapore - Global Location

Meet your English speaking driver for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

The Eastern & Oriental Express departs Singapore in the early afternoon. Having been welcomed onboard the gleaming carriages, settle into your comfortable cabin. Afternoon tea is served on board, then spend time relaxing or exploring the train. 

Savor an aperitif accompanied by live piano music in the Bar Car before your first dinner on board.

Later, disembark for a night-time stroll through Kuala Lumpur’s magnificent station.

Accommodation: Eastern & Orient Express

There are four categories of cabins at the Eastern & Orient Express: Pullman Single, Pullman, State and Presidential. All are fully air-conditioned with en suite bathrooms. Decorative marquetry and fine fabrics give an atmosphere of warm elegance. During the day, your cabin is a private lounge complete with banquette-style sofa. At night, it converts into a plush bedroom with an upper and lower bed. Pullman Cabins have upper and lower berths, while State Cabins offer two single beds. All Pullman Singles have one single bed. For the ultimate high end travel experience, the  Presidential Cabin offers two inviting single beds, additional seating area and an expanded bathroom.

Eastern & Orient Express Cabin
Eastern & Orient Express Cabin

Day 4: Penang - Global Location

This morning you will join others from the train as you disembark for your tour of Butterworth and Georgetown. Coaches will take you across to colonial Georgetown, capital of Penang, on the local ferry. Enjoy a guided introductory tour with pre-World War II mosques, elaborately-roofed temples, churches, bazaars, and colorful shop houses. Re-board the waiting coaches for the short ferry ride back to Butterworth and the Eastern & Oriental Express for lunch. Spend the afternoon watching the changing scenery from the open deck of the observation car or relax in the comfort of the saloon car. Dinner will be served in the sumptuous dining car.

Accommodation: Eastern & Orient Express
Georgetown
Georgetown

Day 5: Kanchanaburi - Bangkok

Today you will join others from the train as you disembark for your tour of the River Kwai Bridge and War Cemetery. Guides will 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 will provide a brief overview of the history of the Thailand-Burma railway and the bridge. At the train landing point you will board a motor coach for a brief trip past the North Temple and Chinese Cemetery to the Thailand-Burma Railway Center. As you explore the informative museum, the historian is available to answer questions. There will be time to visit the Don Rak War Cemetery adjacent to the museum if you wish. Rejoin the coach for the short ride to the Kanchanaburi railway station to board the Eastern & Oriental Express.

Disembark the Eastern & Oriental Train.

Meet your driver for a train station transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Peninsula Bangkok (5*)

At The Peninsula Bangkok, Peninsula luxury is met with sophisticated Thai charm for the ultimate cultural experience. From the hotel’s iconic Peninsula Green Tuk Tuk to an adventure down the Chao Phraya River and sumptuous Thai cuisine featuring recipes used by generations of Palace cooks, this residence will deliver the perfect Bangkok experience. The epitome of luxurious Thai style and comfort, guest rooms and suites at The Peninsula Bangkok all command magnificent river views. Intelligently designed, marrying traditional style elements with all the conveniences of state-of-the-art technology and the legendary Peninsula 24-hour service, guests are guaranteed a stay to remember. The Peninsula Bangkok invites guests to indulge not only in fine cuisine, but also in its lush, exquisite riverside setting. Choose from a journey through Thai culture and history at the enchanting Thiptara, to refined Cantonese cuisine at Mei Jiang and gourmet international fare at The River Cafe & Terrace and in The Lobby.

Bangkok
Bangkok
Peninsula Bangkok
Peninsula Bangkok

Day 6: Bangkok

During this tour you will visit the Royal Grand Palace - the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand, with the enclosed and dazzling Wat Phra Keo with its revered Emerald Buddha, the Golden Chedi, the Pantheon of the Chakri Kings, and the Eight Colored Towers. It's considered by many to be a living example of classical Siamese Court, being the former residence of the kings of Thailand. Wat Po is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple served to educate people on subjects such as literature, warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, and meditation and is considered to be the home of Thai traditional massage. In the afternoon, sail along the bustling Chao Phraya River and the quiet klongs in a long tail boat. A stop will be made at Wat Arun - the “Temple of Dawn”. Finally, a visit to the flower and vegetable market will round off the day. Located close to the Chao Phraya River, this part of Bangkok brings you to a rural piece of Bangkok where you will find a vast selection of flowers, especially orchids and tropical flowers and see how the merchants create very special flower garlands. Afterwards, finish the day with a visit to Wat Saket (Golden Mount) before driving back to your hotel.

Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings. Please dress respectfully (no bare shoulders, knees or strapless-heel shoes) when visiting the Grand Palace and temple complex. Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect. The Palace may be closed without prior notice during Royal ceremonies and officials or head of state visit.

Accommodation: Peninsula Bangkok (5*)
Royal Palace
Royal Palace

Day 7: Bangkok

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Fullerton Hotel (5*): Singapore

Once home to the General Post Office, The Singapore Club, and the Chamber of Commerce, the Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a luxury hotel with 400 rooms and suites carefully designed to provide travellers with a sanctuary of serenity and comfort in which to retreat and rejuvenate. With a dynamic central Singapore hotel location in the heart of the financial and arts districts, the hotel successfully blends rich heritage with contemporary style and personalized service to offer guests a world-class accommodation experience. Epicureans can enjoy a delectable array of dining selections. A total of 5 restaurants and bars are on offer. Aside from the dining selections, the Fullerton Hotel Singapore also features a luxury and intimate retail wing, including two prestigious jewellers – Mouawad and Raffles Jeweller. Art lovers can also visit iPreciation, a contemporary Asian art gallery.

Fullerton Hotel
Fullerton Hotel
Fullerton Hotel Atrium
Fullerton Hotel Atrium

Eastern & Orient Express: Global Location

There are four categories of cabins at the Eastern & Orient Express: Pullman Single, Pullman, State and Presidential. All are fully air-conditioned with en suite bathrooms. Decorative marquetry and fine fabrics give an atmosphere of warm elegance. During the day, your cabin is a private lounge complete with banquette-style sofa. At night, it converts into a plush bedroom with an upper and lower bed. Pullman Cabins have upper and lower berths, while State Cabins offer two single beds. All Pullman Singles have one single bed. For the ultimate high end travel experience, the  Presidential Cabin offers two inviting single beds, additional seating area and an expanded bathroom.

Eastern & Orient Express Cabin
Eastern & Orient Express Cabin

Peninsula Bangkok (5*): Bangkok

At The Peninsula Bangkok, Peninsula luxury is met with sophisticated Thai charm for the ultimate cultural experience. From the hotel’s iconic Peninsula Green Tuk Tuk to an adventure down the Chao Phraya River and sumptuous Thai cuisine featuring recipes used by generations of Palace cooks, this residence will deliver the perfect Bangkok experience. The epitome of luxurious Thai style and comfort, guest rooms and suites at The Peninsula Bangkok all command magnificent river views. Intelligently designed, marrying traditional style elements with all the conveniences of state-of-the-art technology and the legendary Peninsula 24-hour service, guests are guaranteed a stay to remember. The Peninsula Bangkok invites guests to indulge not only in fine cuisine, but also in its lush, exquisite riverside setting. Choose from a journey through Thai culture and history at the enchanting Thiptara, to refined Cantonese cuisine at Mei Jiang and gourmet international fare at The River Cafe & Terrace and in The Lobby.

Peninsula Bangkok
Peninsula Bangkok
Lobby
Lobby
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Ronald F. — August 10, 2016 — Asia

    As usual, Kensington exceeded our expectations and every detail was handled by your company. It makes traveling to a strange country so easy and we get to experience an in-depth visit that gives us a true look into the country. The people of Japan are very friendly and gracious. thanks.

  • Hans M. — July 15, 2016 — Asia

    From start to end of the program was excellent - flights, guides, drivers and hotel accommodations.Had never experienced from other Travel Companies. My my Family and I thank Kensington Tours personnel for a job well done.

  • Steven T. — June 15, 2016 — Asia

    We found Kensington of great assistance in helping us extend our recent trip to Japan with days on private tour to Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Miyajima. Astrid Di Paolo was our Kensington travel designer and was a delight to work with - very conscientious and attentive to every detail of our trip.

  • Sydney L. — June 08, 2016 — Asia

    This trip was unforgettable. I start medical school in July and wanted to do one last family trip before starting school (and no longer having summers). China and Tibet were unbelievable. The Holy Lake and Great Wall pictures alone were worth the money spent on the trip. My father loved the monasteries in Tibet as well. He is a history nerd and loved hearing the stories from 600 AD and witnessing the great stupas. Nepal was amazing as well, although I would have loved to have seen the sites before the earthquakes. All of our guides were friendly, knowledgeable and took the time to make sure we had enough water and were safe. Would recommend Kensington Tours to all of my friends and will definitely book again using them!

  • Ma. Cecilia J — June 01, 2016 — Asia

    Everything was great!

  • Loretta H. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    Very enjoyable trip. We had a private guide and driver. All very knowledgeable. Always met us at the airport and even waited for us when our flight was delayed. The price was well worth the money spent. Thank you Kensington Tours!

  • Marnie T. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    The local guides were very sweet, knowledgeable and accommodating to our itinerary desires.

  • Diana S. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    The local guides in Japan were all so pleasant and very knowledgeable of the areas we visited. They often shared personal stories which further enhanced our enjoyment of the tours.

  • Byron M. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    That was the single greatest experience of my life.

  • James G. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    We were very impressed by the quality of the tour. Everything worked as planned - our guides met us on time every time, the hotels were well selected and met our needs precisely, the itinerary was well chosen. We would like to call out the expertise and friendliness of our guides. They added immensely to the success of the trip. All of the guides were great but we want to especially express appreciation for the guides in Ho Chi Minh City and Angkor Wat. They helped make us feel like we were speaking with friends about the countries and places they lived in.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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