The Eastern & Oriental Express by Belmond first launched in 1993. It’s the perfect way to travel in style to one of the best global escapes, Bangkok. Excitingly, this once-in-a-lifetime voyage offers plenty of perks with sightseeing in Malaysia and Thailand along the way.
Wonderfully, enjoy a timeless retreat rich with culture and natural wonder as you traverse through Southeast Asia on this fascinating train journey.
The magnificent vintage train features green and gold carriages, four types of cosy cabins to sleep in luxury with an en-suite bathroom and even free Wi-Fi on board. Certainly, feels more like a hotel on wheels rather than a train.
The packages include two nights stay with a daily 4-course dinner, breakfast in bed, 3-course lunch, afternoon tea and free-flowing drinks. As well as a pitstop in Kuala Kangsar to visit the Malaysian village of Labu Kubong with an excursion and an opportunity to rent bikes, take a short hike, see rice paddies and more. Plus, a guided cruise on the River Kwai and World War II Museum is included in the package.
Additionally, there’s a range of rooms to explore. From the age-old Saloon Car boasting a library and board games, to the Observation Car where passengers can enjoy views afar including iconic sunsets, a Restaurant Car and Piano Bar to sip cocktails in elegance.
Prices begin at $2,948 per person. Operations finished for 2022. However, keep an eye on Belmond website for 2023 journeys. Certainly, the perfect start to an adventure in Thailand for any type of traveller.
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