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Eastern & Oriental Express

Day 1 4

Fly British Airways from Heathrow to Bangkok. Arrive the following day for three nights in a Superior river wing room at the Mandarin Oriental.

Day 5

Transfer to Hualampong station to board the elegant Eastern & Oriental Express train early this evening. settle into your cabin before enjoying dinner on board while the train travels past water buffalo and through rice fields and small villages.

Day 6

Arrive at the River Kwai Bridge station and take a cruise along the river while learning about the history of this famous railway and bridge. Take a coach the short distance to Kanchanaburi before returning to the train. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon, savour dinner and perhaps some music by the resident pianist in the bar before retiring for the night.

Day 7 11

After breakfast arrive at Butterworth and embark on a short coach journey and local ferry ride to the colonial city of Georgetown, the capital of Penang. Enjoy a guided excursion of pre World War II mosques, temples and churches, and explore the colourful bazaars. On arrival in Penang transfer to a Deluxe gardenwing room Shangri-Las Rasa Sayang for five nights of indulgence at this fine hotel.

Day 12

Fly Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow, arriving the next morning.

 

Destination:
Far East

Locations:
Bangkok to Penang on the Orient Express

Nights:
10

Type:
self-drive

Accommodation:
Pullman cabins onboard the Express, 5* hotels in Singapore and Penang