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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.


Far East

Bangkok to Penang on the Orient Express



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