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Belmond E&O Train from Singapore to Bangkok then relax at the stunning Soneva Kiri resort

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  • Two nights aboard the Eastern and Oriental Express
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At a glance

Spend two nights in the glittering modern metropolis of Singapore, then step back in time to board the legendary Belmond Eastern and Oriental Express for a three day, 1,255-mile journey across Malaysia to Bangkok.

In the utmost style and opulence – think fine dining, cocktails and convivial company – the historic train winds its way past vibrant cities, rural villages and gleaming pagodas, stopping off at highlights such as the royal town of Perak and River Kwai Bridge for a cruise along the picturesque river with a local historian.

Arriving into buzzing Bangkok, explore the city by night, then fly out to Koh Kood island for four nights at Soneva Kiri, a luxurious collection of beach-side villas backed by unspoiled jungle and ancient rainforest.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-3

Singapore

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Changi Airport to Singapore Hotel

Accommodation in Singapore

Two nights in Singapore Two nights in Singapore

Spend time in this modern metropolis touring the city. If you have time, dine in the finest restaurants, go shopping in vibrant Little India and head over to the Marina Bay Sands Skybar for outstanding views across the city and some great cocktails too.

Singapore city tour with dim sum Singapore city tour with dim sum

Little India is Singapore’s foremost Indian enclave and it is a riot of sights, sounds and scents. Here, you can find rows of shops selling spices, jewellery and traditional Indian clothing. At the heart of Little India is the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of power, Kali. Built in 1855, the temple is adorned with hand painted statues of the Hindu deities.

Next you'll head to Kampong Glam which has its origins as a fishing village at the mouth of Rochor River. The Malay word 'kampung' means 'village', and the area was known for the gelam tree, or paperbark tree, that grew here and was used for building ships. Visit the magnificent Sultan Mosque - built in 1928, the mosque is one of the most impressive religious buildings in Singapore.

Explore the bustling market at Bugis Street, the largest street bazaar in Singapore. First, let your guide point you to a few oddities in this maze of 600+ stalls, then armed with the necessary knowledge, return at the end to snag the bargains. Your tour ends with a delicious dim sum lunch.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Singapore's train station

Days 3-5

E&O Express Train

Accommodation in E&O Express Train

Belmond Eastern and Oriental Express Singapore to Bangkok: Day One Belmond Eastern and Oriental Express Singapore to Bangkok: Day One

Board the Belmond and Oriental Express and settle into your private cabin as we depart from Singapore, rolling gently through the southern Malaysian countryside. Dinner is served in one of the luxurious dining cars and afterwards you can look forward to relaxing with your fellow travellers in the Bar Car.

Belmond Eastern and Oriental Express Singapore to Bangkok: Day Two Belmond Eastern and Oriental Express Singapore to Bangkok: Day Two

Shortly after breakfast, we arrive in Kuala Kangsar. Disembark for a tour of the grand Ubudiah Mosque, the Royal Museum of Perak and the Sultan Shah Gallery. Afterwards, return to the train and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your leisure as we continue onto Thailand. A decadent dinner is served on board.

Belmond Eastern and Oriental Express Singapore to Bangkok: Day Three Belmond Eastern and Oriental Express Singapore to Bangkok: Day Three

Later this morning, we alight at the River Kwai Bridge station for a cruise along the picturesque river with a local historian. We then join a visit to an evocative war museum and optional war cemetery. We'll return to the train for lunch, before ending our journey in Bangkok in the late afternoon.

Days 5-7

Bangkok

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Bangkok

Accommodation in Bangkok

Two nights in Bangkok Two nights in Bangkok

Bustling and energetic, Bangkok has something for everyone. A haven for shoppers, historians, foodies and culture seekers alike, the capital is an integral part of any Thailand itinerary. It has everything from awe-inspiring temples to bustling markets and high-end shopping malls. And, of course there's the food - some of the best in the world!

Bangkok Thonburi Klongs and Grand Palace Tour Bangkok Thonburi Klongs and Grand Palace Tour

Travel by long tailed speedboat on the picturesque Chao Phraya River and see a fascinating contrast of old and new – revered temples and traditional houses alongside five star hotels. You’ll glimpse an insight into local Thai life and yesteryear Bangkok as you explore some of the Klongs (canals) that lead off into Bangkok’s suburbs, as many remain largely unaffected by modern development. Your next stop is the sprawling Grand Palace, with a wealth of intricate and ornate buildings and temples within the complex.

Evening dinner cruise Evening dinner cruise

This evening, experience the Bangkok in style on a luxury Manohra rice barge cruise that has been converted into one of Bangkok’s finest dining venues. Cruise along the Chao Phraya River, passing glittering sights, from the stunning Temple of Dawn, the illuminated Grand Palace, magnificent temples, striking bridges and other landmarks, the cruise offers a perfectly relaxing night experience in Bangkok that you will never forget. On board, you will enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner to enjoy whilst cruising up the river before returning to your hotel.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from your hotel to Bangkok Airport

Days 7-11

Koh Kood

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Light aircraft flight to Soneva Kiri

Accommodation in Koh Kood

Four nights at Soneva Kiri Koh Kood Four nights at Soneva Kiri Koh Kood

Situated on Thailand’s fourth largest island, Soneva Kiri offers guests a sanctuary of unspoilt exotic luxuries. Koh Kood is incredibly untouched by tourism and is the ideal spot to visit for a real Robinson Crusoe feel. Plus the island has only 2000 inhabitants predominately made up of fishermen from the tiny villages

Explore the unspoiled jungle and ancient rainforest, waterfalls, beaches and fishing villages on foot, boat or vehicle on a range of excursions or simply relax on the beach.

Half-day tour of local fishing village from Soneva Kiri Half-day tour of local fishing village from Soneva Kiri

You will be driven north of the resort to the fishing village of Ao Salad, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the village, observe the local lifestyle and buy fresh seafood from the fishermen. This is a great opportunity to interact with a rural Thai community.

Half-day boat trip with snorkeling from Soneva Kiri Half-day boat trip with snorkeling from Soneva Kiri

You will be taken by speedboat around the island of Koh Kood, stopping at various points to enjoy snorkelling. Look out for Parrot Fish and Lion Fish swimming through the reefs.

Private Treepod dining experience from Soneva Kiri Private Treepod dining experience from Soneva Kiri

This unique Treepod Dining experience invites you to take fine dining to new heights. Comfortably seated in a bamboo pod, the staff will gently hoist you high up into the tropical foliage of Koh Kood’s ancient rainforest. Enjoy fabulous ocean views as you savour a delicious meal and your chosen wines, delivered via the zip-line acrobatics of your personal waiter.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight aircraft flight to Bangkok airport

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