Singapore-Bangkok Extended Tour: Fables of the Peninsula

7-day Escorted Tour


The Tour

Fables of the Peninsula is a leisurely, luxury rail journey, where guests gain unique insights from local people, including sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur, the Highlands of Malaysia, Penang, and Hat Wanakon Beach. For more information about the Eastern & Oriental Express itself, please click here.

Includes one night at the stunning Raffles Hotel Singapore, and one night at the Cameron Highlands Resort.

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The Itinerary

Day 1:  Singapore Arrival
Arrive independently at the iconic Raffles Hotel for a complimentary overnight stay. The rest of the day is at your leisure, exploring the tropical gardens or sampling a famous Singapore Sling.

Day 2: Eastern & Oriental Express Departure
Enjoy breakfast and a private train check-in at the hotel, followed by a welcome reception aboard the train.

Sit down to your first decadent dinner in the opulent dining carriages. Complete the day with a nightcap in the Bar Car while listening to the nostalgic melodies performed by the resident pianist.

Day 3: Kuala Lumpur & Cameron Highlands
Following breakfast, arrive at Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, enjoying a pre-selected excursion.

Return to the train for lunch and continue your journey via coach transfer to the Cameron Highlands, the highest point in peninsular Malaysia. Proceed to the Cameron Highlands Resort for an overnight stay, complete with a casual dinner at the resort.

Day 4: Cameron Highlands
Start the day with your pre-selected tour.

After checking out of the hotel, sit down to a decadent Western or Japanese menu at Gonbei Restaurant. Return to the train at Ipoh Station and prepare for this evening’s formal dinner.

Day 5: Penang
After breakfast you are invited to disembark for a morning in bustling Penang, where several excursions are available to you.

After your chosen tour, return to the train and enjoy time at leisure. Both lunch and dinner are served on board.

Day 6: Baan Huay Yang, Koh Chaan, & Hat Wanakon Beach
Start the day with a refreshing ride to the pier of Baan Huay Yang, a charming fishing town.

Transfer to the island of Koh Chaan. This picturesque island is part of the surrounding national park and features stunning cliffs that are home to thousands of bird colonies. Continue your adventure with a boat ride to Hat Wanakon Beach for a seafood barbecue lunch.

Return to the train for a farewell cocktail reception and a formal dinner.

Day 7: Bangkok
Arrive in the morning and disembark in Bangkok.

2019 Dates:

October 12-18

2020 Dates:

October 10-15

The Prices

2019 pricing Double Single
State Cabin From $7,900 From $12,640
Presidential Suite From $10,200 From $16,320

Please note: All prices are per person.

Deposit Required: 15%

Pricing varies based on availability. Contact us to confirm pricing.


All house beverages are complimentary on and off the train.

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 at the Raffles Hotel, Singapore, including breakfast
  • One-night Deluxe Room accommodation at the Cameron Highlands Resort, including dinner and breakfast
  • Four-nights’ accommodation aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train
  • Dedicated 24-hour steward service on board
  • House beverages included
  • Daily four-course dinner while aboard the train: Seasonal table d’hôte menu, including cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys, coffee, tea, and petits fours
  • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin
  • Daily three-course lunch
  • Afternoon tea, including sandwiches, cakes, and pastries
  • Choice of excursions in Kuala Lumpur, the Highlands, and Penang
  • Boat ride to Hat Wanakon Beach with lunch

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

Presidential Compartment (day configuration) on the Eastern & Oriental Express
Presidential Compartment (day configuration) on the Eastern & Oriental Express
Eastern & Oriental Express: The Bar Car
Eastern & Oriental Express: The Bar Car
The Eastern & Oriental Express
The Eastern & Oriental Express