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Bangkok-Vientiane-Bangkok Extended Tour: Tales of Laos
Trains:  Eastern & Oriental Express
4-day Escorted Tour

Tour Type:  Luxury

The Tour

The Voyage to Vientiane - A thrilling journey through northeast Thailand to the ravishing Angkor-style temple of Phimai - and on across the Mekong River to the fascinating capital city of Laos, Vientiane, before reboarding for a journey back to Thailand's capital city.

The Itinerary

Day 1: Tuesday - Bangkok
Depart Bangkok in the afternoon. Relax in one of the bar cars, saloon car or in the privacy of your comfortable compartment. Afternoon tea is served as you travel into northeastern Thailand. Later that evening enjoy dinner in one of the beautiful restaurant cars. Retire to your compartment, transformed into a cozy bedroom by your steward.

Day 2: Wednesday – Phimai, Khao Yai
The train arrives at Hin Dat station after breakfast. Here you will disembark for a tour to Phimai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important Khmer monuments in Thailand. Return to the E&O for lunch as you continue your journey to the picturesque Khao Yai valley. Here you visit a local vineyard and have the opportunity to taste wines that are being called “New Latitude Wines”. Reboard the train in the early evening in time to prepare for dinner. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Thursday – Nong Khai, Vientiane
After breakfast, the E&O will cross the Mekong River via the Friendship Bridge and enter Laos for the very first time. Enjoy a full day’s tour of Vientiane including lunch at the historic Settha Palace Hotel. Capital of Laos, Vientiane is a city of contrasts, where French colonial architecture sits alongside gilded Asian temples. Depart late afternoon, returning to Thailand again across the Friendship Bridge. Exchange stories of the day’s discoveries with fellow guests over your final dinner. Overnight on board.

Day 4: Friday - Bangkok
Breakfast is served in your compartment before the train arrives back in Bangkok in the morning.

2014 Dates:
October 22-25

The Prices

Please note: Below prices are per person, double occupancy.

 2014 Pricing  
  State Cabin          $4,000
  Presidential Suite

Single Supplement: State Cabin, $2,000; Presidential Suite, $2,650


Note: Pullman Cabins not offered on this special departure.

All rates are per person.

Pricing does not include hotel nights in Bangkok. IRT is happy to assist with these arrangements.

Deposit required: 15% of total tour cost.
Please inquire about single rates in State or Presidential Suites.

You may choose to disembark in Vientiane if you prefer not to travel back to Bangkok (reduction in fare would apply).

Extend tour to Singapore. Click here for details.

Latest News: Click here for owner Eleanor Hardy's blog about the Eastern & Oriental Express.

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Bangkok-Vientiane-Bangkok Extended Tour: Tales of Laos (Length:4 days)
The Highlights
Cross the Mekong River's "Friendship Bridge" into Laos on the E & O
Visit Phimai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit a local Thai vineyard to taste the “New Latitude Wines”
See charming Vientiane, a mixture of French colonial architecture and gilded Asian temples
Revel in three nights aboard Asia's premiere luxury train; enjoy the dining car's sumptuous cuisine; gaze out the open-air porch in the lounge car, relax in your private compartment

Bangkok-Vientiane-Bangkok Extended Tour: Tales of Laos
The Eastern & Oriental Express

Bangkok-Vientiane-Bangkok Extended Tour: Tales of Laos
The Eastern & Oriental Express

Bangkok-Vientiane-Bangkok Extended Tour: Tales of Laos
The Eastern & Oriental Express

Bangkok-Vientiane-Bangkok Extended Tour: Tales of Laos
The Eastern & Oriental Express
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