Singapore to Bangkok by Eastern & Oriental

7 days from $5615 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.

2018 departures dates are September 13th and 23rd, October 2nd and 26th, November 6th, 18th and 27th, and December 21st. 2019 departure dates are January 17th, February 1st, 10th and 19th, March 1st, 10th and 19th, April 1st and 22nd, September 12th and 22nd, October 2nd and 25th, November 5th, 17th and 26th, and December 21st. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Singapore
    Singapore
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Fullerton Hotel (5*) (B) (Quay)
  • Day 2 Singapore
    Singapore
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Cultural Tour - Kampong Glam, Chinatown & Little India (3.5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Fullerton Hotel (5*) (B) (Quay)
  • Day 3 Singapore
    Singapore
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Depart Singapore
  • Day 4 Kuala Kangsar
    Kuala Kangsar
    • Shared Tour - Kuala Kangsar and Labu Kubong Village
  • Day 5 Kanchanaburi to Bangkok
    Kanchanaburi to Bangkok
    • Shared Tour - River Kwai: Choice of 3 Excursions
    • Disembarkation
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Peninsula Bangkok (5*) (B) (Deluxe )
  • Day 6 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • Private Tour - Full Day Best of Bangkok by Boat with Lunch at the Mandarin Oriental's Sala Rim Naam - Vehicle/Driver/Guide/Boat
    Peninsula Bangkok (5*) (B) (Deluxe )
  • Day 7 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • Private Transfer - 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*) (B) (Quay)

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 to Bangkok by Eastern & Oriental Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Singapore
Singapore
Singapore to Bangkok by Eastern & Oriental Tours 2018 - 2019 -  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*) (B) (Quay)
Singapore to Bangkok by Eastern & Oriental Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sultan Mosque
Sultan Mosque

Day 3: Singapore

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

The Eastern & Oriental Express departs Singapore in the early afternoon. On arrival at The Fullerton Hotel you are greeted by the Eastern & Oriental Express team, who assist with your luggage and check-in formalities. You will be escorted to Woodlands Railway Station, where your steward warmly welcomes you aboard and shows you to your elegant cabin. The train leaves Singapore and crosses over the Johor Causeway into Peninsular Malaysia. As the journey continues northward you are served a refreshing afternoon tea in your cabin. Stroll along to the Observation Car to admire the passing scenery of lush landscapes and rural settlements. Later, dress for an exquisite dinner of eastern and western specialties in the Restaurant Car, followed by an enticing cocktail or liqueur in the Bar Car where our resident pianist plays. Retire to your cabin, which has been transformed into an inviting bedroom.

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.

Singapore to Bangkok by Eastern & Oriental Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Eastern & Orient Express Cabin
Eastern & Orient Express Cabin

Day 4: Kuala Kangsar

As the train travels through the verdant rainforests and rural west-coast towns of Malaysia, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the comfort of your cabin. Arrive at Kuala Kangsar and alight to board a coach, which whisks you away from the city to Labu Kubong, a village set among paddy fields and backed by lush mountains. Here you embark on a traditional village experience, a chance to immerse yourself in rural Malaysian life. The villagers welcome you with a traditional martial arts dance before you sample regional food and drink and browse locally produced handicrafts. Enjoy a guided walk through the rice paddies to learn about the process of planting and harvesting before heading to a plantation where rubber, banana and durian are grown. Your tour finishes with refreshments that include banana and durian chips produced from the plantation crops.

Alternatively, advanced trekkers may wish to join our optional hill trek. Your trek begins with a visit to a banana and durian plantation before you join your guide—an expert naturalist—to climb to the peak of the nearby hill. Cold towels and refreshments greet your arrival at the top, following your challenging walk, as well as breathtaking panoramas over the village and plantations. Peer through the binoculars provided and you may even catch a glimpse of the train waiting at nearby Padang Rengas Station. Please note, this excursion is recommended for advanced walkers only. We advise wearing comfortable and sturdy walking shoes for both excursions.

Both of the Labu Kubong options are weather permitting. In inclement weather, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Kuala Kangsar instead. Your guide will lead you on a journey through the fascinating royal town, taking in such sights as the majestic Ubudiah Mosque and the treasure-filled Sultan Shah Gallery.

Rejoin the train at Padang Rengas Station and enjoy lunch before spending a relaxing afternoon either in your cabin, the bar or the Observation Car. Look out for the picturesque limestone massifs that rear up from the rice fields. As the train crosses into Thailand, the scenery changes to include wing-roofed Thai temples and bustling stations. In the evening, further culinary delights are served in the Restaurant Car, after which you may wish to enjoy a convivial drink in the Bar Car before your final night’s sleep on board.

Accommodation: Eastern & Orient Express
Singapore to Bangkok by Eastern & Oriental Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Malaysian Countryside
Malaysian Countryside

Day 5: Kanchanaburi - Bangkok

Following breakfast in your cabin, disembark at River Kwai Station late morning for your chosen excursion:

1. Classic Tour

Cruise along the Khwae Yai River aboard a local raft, taking in views of the splendid Thai teakwood houses along the banks. Your guide provides an insight into the building of the infamous railway and bridge, which were constructed by allied prisoners in World War II. After the cruise, board a minivan to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and perhaps pay a visit to the Don Rak War Cemetery before returning to the train.

2. Tracks to Unseen Thailand Tour

Disembark in Kanchanaburi and board a minivan to rural Nong Kao village for your hour-long bicycle tour. Cycle through the verdant rice fields, stopping for a fascinating demonstration at a local Thai farm and refreshments. Return to the Traditional Thai Wooden House for a relaxing herbal infusion before returning to the train.

3. Local Flavors Tour 

Your guided tour begins with visits to a vibrant wet market and an acclaimed rice noodle house where you will gain an insight into the traditional processes used. You then proceed to Wat Nue Pier to board a river raft and participate in a traditional Thai cooking class on board as you sail along the River Kwai. Disembark at Chong Kai War Cemetery for an optional visit before returning to the train by minivan.

 

Rejoin the train in Kanchanaburi. Back on board, lunch is served as the train makes its stately way towards Bangkok, arriving in the late afternoon. Alight here for your onward travels.

 

Please note: Eastern & Oriental Express operates within the constraints of the railway network. As such, timings, routes and associated itineraries are subject to change.

 

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*) (B) (Deluxe )

Sophistication, luxury and exclusivity set the stage for the ultimate in Thai hospitality at The Peninsula Bangkok. Dine on recipes used by generations of Palace cooks, journey through Thai culture and history at the enchanting Thiptara, savor refined Cantonese cuisine at Mei Jiang and take comfort in the gourmet international fare at The River Café & Terrace and in The Lobby. The epitome of luxurious Thai style and comfort, the guest rooms and suites at The Peninsula Bangkok all command breathtaking views of the Chao Phraya River and the city beyond. 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. Enjoy a journey through the city on the hotel’s iconic Peninsula Green Tuk Tuk or take an adventure down the Chao Phraya River. Luxuriously decorated guest rooms and suites are ideal for couples or small families looking for the finesse of a spacious escape.

Singapore to Bangkok by Eastern & Oriental Tours 2018 - 2019 -  River Kwai Bridge
River Kwai Bridge
Singapore to Bangkok by Eastern & Oriental Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Bangkok
Bangkok

Day 6: Bangkok

Bangkok is a city of contrasts - Buddhist temples, golden topped palaces, trendy sky bars, and traditional Thai living along the waterways - called khlongs - offering marvelous photo opportunities. This morning, head with your private guide to the historic center of Bangkok and start your day at Wat Suthat. Few visitors come to this temple early, so much the better to enjoy the monks melodic chanting ritual. It’s an incredible sensory experience. Then, a walk to Wat Pho (famous for its 141-foot-long reclining Buddha) takes you through small alleys with wooden houses, guardian spirit signs and lively fruit and flower markets. Pause at Lak Muang, Bangkok’s city pillar, well worth a five-minute detour before heading to the iconic Grand Palace and the adjacent Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. By now it’s time to enjoy a luxurious lunch and take in the scenic views at the Mandarin Oriental hotel's riverside restaurant, Sala Rim Nim and experience the mid-day bustling atmosphere of the lively Chao River. But you haven’t really arrived in Bangkok until you get out onto the river itself on a Long Tail Boat ride. So, after lunch, come and explore the khlongs and be amazed by the constantly changing sights, from Thai wooden houses on stilts to the many boats with sellers offering everything from fruit to souvenirs. Your day ends with a visit to Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. Unique from the rest of Bangkok’s temples, its stunning design is made up of colorfully decorated spires and looks to stand guard over the river. Your guide can take you back to your hotel, or you might decide to stay and watch the sunset over Wat Arun from one of the rooftop bars across the river.

Accommodation: Peninsula Bangkok (5*) (B) (Deluxe )
Singapore to Bangkok by Eastern & Oriental Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Grand Palace & Wat Phra Keaw
Grand Palace & Wat Phra Keaw

Day 7: Bangkok

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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*) (B) (Quay): 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.

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.

Singapore to Bangkok by Eastern & Oriental Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Eastern & Orient Express Cabin
Eastern & Orient Express Cabin

Peninsula Bangkok (5*) (B) (Deluxe ): Bangkok

Sophistication, luxury and exclusivity set the stage for the ultimate in Thai hospitality at The Peninsula Bangkok. Dine on recipes used by generations of Palace cooks, journey through Thai culture and history at the enchanting Thiptara, savor refined Cantonese cuisine at Mei Jiang and take comfort in the gourmet international fare at The River Café & Terrace and in The Lobby. The epitome of luxurious Thai style and comfort, the guest rooms and suites at The Peninsula Bangkok all command breathtaking views of the Chao Phraya River and the city beyond. 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. Enjoy a journey through the city on the hotel’s iconic Peninsula Green Tuk Tuk or take an adventure down the Chao Phraya River. Luxuriously decorated guest rooms and suites are ideal for couples or small families looking for the finesse of a spacious escape.

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Jennifer C. — August 10, 2018 — Asia

    Maria, our travel agent, was fantastic! She was extremely flexible to multiple requests. And, she produced an unforgettable vacation. Tajma, our guide in Thailand, was professional, knowledge, and a truly warm and wonderful person. She shared her country with us and answered countless questions. She went above and beyond what was required to make our trip special.

  • Emily G. — July 04, 2018 — Asia

    This trip was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The planning was incredibly simple and the final product was even better than I could have ever imagined. Our local guides seemed to be hand-picked just for us and they really went above and beyond to help make our trip not only unforgettable, but also very easy. Thank you for helping to create such a memorable experience. I would absolutely recommend Kensington to anyone looking to plan a trip.

  • Karli H. — August 04, 2018 — Asia

    We had an absolutely amazing trip - every aspect of the trip exceeded our expectations. We felt well taken care of, but at the same time our guides gave us space to enjoy the trip on our own at times. We are so happy that we booked through Kensington Tours, as all of the organization and planning was done for us - thanks for a great experience!

  • Janet T. — June 23, 2018 — Asia

    Our multi-generational family of 8 recently returned from an amazing escorted, personalized 12-day tour of Japan. The quality was everything we expected and hoped for. Our tour planner, Anne-Laure, was fantastic and so was our Japanese guide, Mayumi. Both were attentive to our interests, professional, knowledgeable and personable. Transportation was high quality and on-time. The diversity and pace of the activities made our trip interesting and memorable. Our guide was flexible and allowed us to fine-tune our itinerary to meet our individual preferences. We felt safe and well-cared for. Japan is a pristine and polite country with a lot of history and we enjoyed it very much.

  • Richard F. — May 15, 2018 — Asia

    I am at a loss in describing how perfect our trip was! Every single detail was taken care of and the activities were amazing!

  • Derrick D. — May 22, 2018 — Asia

    Everything about this trip was AMAZING! From start to finish, Jennifer and her team responded promptly, and suggestions that catered to my ideal Bali trip.

  • Frances B. — April 11, 2018 — Asia

    Our trip to Japan was awesome! We learned so much about the customs, food and spiritual life. We never had any concerns about where we needed to be or when, even with quite a few transfers.

  • Steven C. — February 10, 2018 — Asia

    I have traveled all over the world with various travel companies. Kensington is ranked right at the top! Honestly could not have expected more than they provided.

  • Kimberley E. — February 13, 2018 — Asia

    Extraordinary Experience! From beginning to end, we were well taken care of. Thank you so very much. A very memorable trip indeed!

  • Andrew C. — January 06, 2018 — Asia

    We had a fantastic time on our Honeymoon! The level of service that Kensington provided from the time we started planning the trip to the plane ride home was second to none. I would not book a trip using any other agency!

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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