Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur by Luxury Train


3-day Escorted Tour

Luxury

The Tour

Journey on board the Eastern & Oriental Express from Bangkok to exciting Kuala Lumpur through the heart of South-East Asia. Visit royal Kuala Kangsar and the infamous River Kwai. Trip is also available in reverse direction: Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok on the Eastern & Oriental Express.

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The Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok, Thailand
Depart from Bangkok and settle into your private cabin as the train rolls through Bangkok City to the beautiful countryside.

Dinner is served in one of the luxurious dining cars. Afterwards, head to the Bar Car to relax with fellow travelers, or retire to your cabin that has been converted into cozy sleeping quarters by your attendant.

Day 2: River Kwai Bridge
This morning, alight at Kanchanaburi for your choice from the following three tour options:

The ‘Classic’ tour includes guided visits to the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum.

The ‘Tracks to Unseen Thailand’ tour will have you biking through rice paddies and stopping off at a local farm.

And finally, the ‘Local Flavours’ tour explores the wet market, a rice noodle house, and a raft cruise with cooking class.

Return to the train and look forward to an exceptional lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Kuala Kangsar & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Spend the morning watching the changing scenery with breakfast in bed as the train travels through Malaysia.

After a delicious brunch, arrive at Kuala Kangsar. Travel by coach to Labu Kabong to discover rural Malaysian life with a warm welcome ceremony from the villagers. Take a guided tour through lush rice paddies ending with refreshments and a chance to sample local produce.

Alternatively, advanced trekkers can follow our expert naturalist on an invigorating hill trek. We recommend long sleeves, trousers, and suitable footwear for this choice. Cold towels and refreshments await at the top while you take in spectacular panoramic views.

All guests will re-join the train this afternoon for a refreshing cocktail accompanied by live piano music before a glamorous final dinner on board. Arrive this evening into Kuala Lumpur.

2018 Dates:

November 22
December 1, 25

2019 Dates:

January 2, 24
February 5, 14, 23
March 5, 14, 24
April 5, 27
September 8, 17, 26
October 8, 20, 28
November 9, 18, 27
December 8, 25

The Prices

Pricing Double
Single
Deposit amount
Pullman
From $2,900
From $2,900
15%
State Cabin
From $4,250
On request
15%
Presidential Suite
From $6,900
On request
15%


Prices are per person
. Deposit Required: 15%

Pricing varies based on availability and date. Prices are subject to change daily. Contact us to confirm pricing and availability for your desired departure.

Other

No single supplement on this itinerary of the Eastern & Oriental Express in single Pullman cabins. There are only four Pullman-class cabins especially designed for single travelers on board each departure.

Please note: The Eastern & Oriental Express travels over rough track in Thailand. If you have back issues or other health issues that would be exacerbated by rough track, you may be more comfortable on a different train. Call or e-mail us to discuss which journey is right for you.

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The Highlights

  • Two-nights’ accommodation aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train with all en-suite facilities.
  • Dedicated 24-hour steward service.
  • Daily four-course dinner: Seasonal table d’hôte menu, including coffee, tea and petits fours.
  • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin.
  • Daily three-course lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Visit a local Malaysian village with choice of excursion.
  • Choice of options in Kanchanaburi – visit the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum, enjoy a bike trip through rice paddies, or participate in a floating cooking class and culinary tour.
The staff of the Eastern & Oriental greets IRT travelers as they board the train. IRT Photo by Owen Hardy.
The staff of the Eastern & Oriental greets IRT travelers as they board the train. IRT Photo by Owen Hardy.
Thai dancer greets the Eastern & Oriental Express. IRT photo by Eleanor Hardy.
Thai dancer greets the Eastern & Oriental Express. IRT photo by Eleanor Hardy.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery on the Eastern & Oriental Express itinerary. Photo by Bruce Anderson.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery on the Eastern & Oriental Express itinerary. Photo by Bruce Anderson.
Enjoying the photo opportunities from the rear open-air lounge on the Eastern & Oriental Express. IRT Photo by Owen Hardy.
Enjoying the photo opportunities from the rear open-air lounge on the Eastern & Oriental Express. IRT Photo by Owen Hardy.