Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok by Luxury Train


2-day Escorted Tour

Luxury

The Tour

New for 2018: House wine, house spirits, and local beer are now included in the tour price aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express.

Journey on board the Eastern & Oriental Express from Kuala Lumpur to exciting Bangkok through the heart of South-East Asia. Visit a Malaysian village and choose from several different options for touring in Kanchanburi – visit the infamous River Kwai Bridge, or enjoy a biking tour or cooking class.

This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction: Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur. Click here for details.

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The Itinerary

Day 1: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Settle into your cabin this morning as the train pulls out of historic Kuala Lumpur station.

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. Return to the train and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board.

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. Rejoin the train for a refreshing cocktail accompanied by live piano music.

Later, a decadent dinner is served on board.

Day 2: Kanchanaburi – Bangkok, Thailand
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.

All guests will reconvene on board the train for lunch before ending your journey in Bangkok in the late afternoon.

This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction: Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur. Click here for details.

2018 Dates:

November 28
December 22

2019 Dates:

January 18
February 2, 11, 20
March 2, 11, 20
April 2, 24
September 3, 14, 23
October 3, 26
November 2, 15, 24
December 2, 22

The Prices

2018 Pricing
Pullman Single From $2,290
Pullman Double From $2,290
State Cabin From $3,282
Presidential Suite From $5,732

Deposit Required:  15%

2019 Pricing
Pullman Single From $3,050
Pullman Double From $2,400
State Cabin From $3,750
Presidential Suite From $6,400

Deposit Required:  15%

Prices are per person.

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

  • One-night accommodation aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train
  • Dedicated 24-hour steward service
  • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin
  • Daily three-course lunch
  • Afternoon tea, including sandwiches, cakes and pastries
  • House wine, house spirits, and local beer included
  • Daily four-course dinner: Seasonal table d’hôte menu, including coffee, tea and petits fours
  • 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 Eastern & Oriental Express. Photo by Belmond.
The Eastern & Oriental Express. Photo by Belmond.
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.
A waiter on the Eastern & Oriental Express sets the table for dinner. IRT Photo by Eleanor Hardy.
A waiter on the Eastern & Oriental Express sets the table for dinner. IRT Photo by Eleanor Hardy.
The Eastern & Oriental Express traveling between Singapore and Butterworth.
The Eastern & Oriental Express traveling between Singapore and Butterworth.