Eastern & Oriental Express Luxury Rail Journey

Indulge in this Exclusive Luxury Escapes Bucket-List Experience - Embark on a Spectacular Seven Day/Six Night Journey through Southeast Asia from Bangkok to Singapore Aboard the Super Luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express! Travel in Style and See the Famous Sights of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand by Rail. Stay in a Pullman Cabin and Enjoy Over $1000 worth of Exclusive Benefits such as Lavish Hotel Stays Before and After your Rail Journey with Complimentary Breakfast and Wi-Fi Access, Return Airport Transfers, Relaxing Spa Treatments and More. Only $3,000 Per Person (Twin Share)
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Breathtaking 7 Day/6 Night Tour From Bangkok to Singapore

Introducing Luxury Escapes’ Exclusive Bucket-List Experiences! Set off on the trip of a lifetime and marvel at the exotic landscapes of Southeast Asia with a spectacular seven day/six night journey from Bangkok to Singapore including a three night all-inclusive tour aboard the world-class Eastern & Oriental Express, staying in a Pullman Cabin for only $3,000 per person (twin share) with over $1000 worth of included additional benefits like luxury accommodation and transfers pre and post your train ride

No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund (all bookings must be made before 10 December 2014)

The Eastern & Oriental Express is an incredible luxury train that revives the romance of travel – sister train to the legendary Venice Simplon Orient Express - there's simply no better way to experience the magic and opulence of Southeast Asia than by rail, so awaken your appetite for adventure and climb aboard!

This exclusive 'Luxury Escapes Bucket-List Offer' is truly a once in a lifetime experience and will leave you with unforgettable memories as you see the best of Southeast Asia while making your way from Bangkok to Singapore while encountering untouched native communitiescharming locals, breathtaking tourist sites and unbridled luxury

Start your journey in Bangkok and enjoy two nights in a double upgraded Executive Suite at the plush Aetas Hotel & Residences, from there the Eastern & Oriental Express will take you on a stunning all-inclusive four day/three night tour of discovery encompassing the River KwaiHua Hin, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and more, before heading to the heart of Singapore where your journey will culminate after an overnight stay at the five-star Pan Pacific Orchard Road Hotel

Feel like enjoying the trip in reverse? Spend six days/five nights travelling from Singapore to Bangkok, see below for more information

Begin your epic odyssey through Southeast Asia in Thailand’s engaging capital city of Bangkok – a bustling metropolis comprising an urban melting pot of decadent local cuisine, rich culture and traditional architecture where you’ll spend two indulgent nights at the AETAS Hotel Bangkok (rated 92% on TripAdvisor), located right in the heart of Bangkok’s culinary and shopping district in Sukhumvit, staying in a double upgraded Executive Suite

Enjoy the convenience of a private transfer from the Aetas Hotel and gather at Bangkok’s classically-designed Hualamphong Station to check-in for your luxury rail journey

Climb aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express for a four day/three night railway journey – travel from Bangkok to Singapore while embarking on optional guided tours through some of the region’s most famous sites including a leisurely cruise along Thailand’s historic River Kwai, explore the exotic surrounds of Penang Island; visit colonial Georgetown with its pre-World War II mosques, elaborate temples, charming bazaars and colourful shop-houses; and pause to reflect on the sacrifices of the past at the imposing Don Rak War Cemetery

While on-board the Eastern & Oriental Express, stay in a well-appointed Pullman Cabin featuring charming wood-panelled interiors and intricate marquetry in addition to two single beds (upper and lower berths), ensuite bathroom with shower, large picture window and a comfy banquette-style sofa – a cabin steward will also be on-hand to assist you 24-hours a day

Disembark from the Eastern & Oriental Express amid the stunning sights of Singapore; the shining gem of Southeast Asia with Malaysian, Chinese, Indian and Western influences all in one diverse place – feel free to browse through the fashion emporiums of Orchard Road, visit the world-famous Singapore Zoo and the spectacular Gardens by the Bay, explore stylish bars and restaurants throughout the city, or try street food from the hawker stalls of Smith Street or Little India

Enjoy an overnight stay in a Premium Room at the five-star Pan Pacific Orchard Road Hotel, a chic establishment that’s close to everything that makes Singapore so unique, before transferring to the airport for your onward flight home, signalling the end of your incredible journey

Your Week of Luxury Includes:

Convenient return airport transfers at the beginning and end of your tour as well as internal transfers between the Eastern & Oriental Express and hotels

Two nights at the inviting Aetas Hotel & Residences in Bangkok, an exclusive brand by the boutique AETAS hotel group, situated moments from Bangkok's best shopping and dining spots – stay in a stylish and spacious Executive Suite with either a king-size bed OR twin bedding, ensuite bathroom, a relaxed lounge area, LCD TV and complimentary Wi-Fi access

Enjoy a filling breakfast each morning of your stay at Aetas – dine at the in-house MOMENTS Restaurant which serves up a scrumptious and diverse daily buffet dotted with internationally-inspired cuisine

While at Aetas Bankok, take part in an engaging mini cooking class before tucking into a decadent Thai dinner OR choose to indulge in a relaxing 30-minute spa treatment at AETASPA - unwind with a soothing massage or enjoy a rejuvenating beauty treatment (one x 30-minute spa treatment per voucher)

Hit the railways with a four day/three night journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express – this luxury touring train features three fine dining Restaurant Cars, a Saloon Car with peaceful reading area, a trendy Bar Car complete with crooning pianist and live cultural entertainment, and the popular Observation Car which is the perfect vantage point to watch the scenery pass by

Enjoy all daily meals while on-board the Eastern & Oriental Express – indulge in delicious seasonally-changing menus that showcase tantalising European and Asian delicacies

Finish your journey in style with an overnight stay at the five-star Pan Pacific Orchard Road Hotel in Singapore – stay in a plush Premium Room featuring either a queen-size bed OR twin bedding, ensuite bathroom with shower and sunken tub, handy work deskLCD TV with cable channels, and complimentary Wi-Fi access

Start your morning with a complimentary breakfast at the Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel’s in-house 10 at Claymore Restaurant which features local and international delights

Singapore to Bangkok Option

Begin your trip in Singapore and climb aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express as you journey to Bangkok over six days/five nights with all the inclusions mentioned above (spend three days/two nights aboard the train)

The same price applies for the Singapore to Bangkok journey as the Bangkok to Singapore journey when staying in a Pullman Cabin ($3,000 per person twin share) 

What We Like

Experience the best of Asia while enjoying the modern comforts and conveniences of the world-class Eastern & Oriental Express

See some of Asia’s most famous sites while journeying from Bangkok to Singapore including the shopping delights of Orchard Road, the rich culture of Kuala Lumpur, historical wonder of Penang and the untamed beauty of Thailand’s River Kwai

Forget trying to plan your overseas trip from scratch... your Southeast Asia adventure is all sorted

You can view all the terms and conditions relating to this offer by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above

Important: All bookings must be made by 10 December 2014

SOLD OUT DATES: Please note that the 20 June 2015 Bangkok to Singapore departure date has now sold out

Cabin Upgrades: Eastern & Oriental Express Cabin upgrades are available (State Cabin or Presidential Suite) at an additional surcharge, please enquire with Luxury Escapes directly at time of booking

Eastern & Oriental Express Departure Dates (Singapore to Bangkok): 17 April 2015; 3 May 2015; 14 May 2015; 19 July 2015; 4 September 2015

Eastern & Oriental Express Departure Dates (Bangkok to Singapore): 22 April 2015; 8 May 2015; 17 May 2015; 20 June 2015; 22 July 2015; 26 August 2015; 7 September 2015

High Season Departure Dates (Singapore to Bangkok): 16 January 2015; 26 January 2015; 4 February 2015; 28 February 2015; 8 March 2015; 16 March 2015; 11 October 2015; 22 October 2015; 31 October 2015; 7 November 2015; 14 November 2015; 22 November 2015

High Season Surcharges (Singapore to Bangkok): A high season surcharge of $1,260 per person applies when staying in a Pullman Cabin (payable direct to Luxury Escapes at time of booking)

High Season Departure Dates (Bangkok to Singapore): 21 January 2015; 29 January 2015; 7 February 2015; 19 February 2015; 3 March 2015; 11 March 2015; 21 March 2015; 16 October 2015; 24 October 2015; 2 November 2015; 9 November 2015; 16 November 2015; 27 November 2015

High Season Surcharges (Bangkok to Singapore): A high season surcharge of $1,260 per person applies when staying in a Pullman Cabin (payable direct to Luxury Escapes at time of booking)

Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) we will give you a FULL refund (evidence of attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period). Refunds are not available if you are unable to secure your preferred dates after the 14 day period (please note, bookings must be made before 10 December 2014)

Please note, all bookings need to be made by no later than 10 December 2014. Please note, if you dont confirm your booking by that time, you will be unable to secure a place on the tour and your money will be refunded to you in full

Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis

Voucher is valid for one person (twin share). You must purchase and redeem two vouchers per booking

Maximum Cabin Capacity (Eastern & Oriental Express): The maximum cabin capacity is two adults (sleeping on two single beds)

Maximum Room Capacity (Hotels): The maximum room capacity is two adults, sleeping on either a queen-size bed or twin singles (Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel Singapore); OR sleeping on a king-size bed or twin singles (Aetas Hotel & Residences Bangkok)

Child Policy: Children aged 15 or younger are not permitted on the Eastern & Oriental Express, guests aged 16 or older will need to pay a full adult fare

Please note that no extra beds may be added to any cabin or room

Airport transfers are valid from Bangkok International Airport and Singapore Changi International Airport only (on the first and last day of your tour)

Eastern & Oriental Express departs from the Woodland Railway Station in Singapore at 4:00pm (all guests must check-in beforehand at the Raffles Hotel Singapore). Your rail journey check-in from Singapore is at Raffles Singapore between 12:00pm to 2:30pm). Your rail journey check-in from Bangkok is at Hualamphong Station from 4:00pm onwards for a departure at 5:50pm. Confirmed timings will be supplied with Travel Documents.

Complimentary meals (table dhote) served on-board the Eastern & Oriental Express comprise breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with tea or coffee (alcoholic beverages are not included and will incur additional costs)

Guest must choose between a mini cooking class and Thai dinner (menu subject to change) at Aetas Hotel Bangkok OR one x 30-minute spa treatment AETASPA (maximum of one spa treatment per voucher)

Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at the tour providers discretion/policy

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash

Rail journey documentation provided to you by Luxury Escapes must be presented at check-in

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher. Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website at www.visasdirect.com.au/luxescapes to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes

All surcharges and additional costs incurred during your journey are payable directly to the tour provider and hotels

Package cannot be split

Nights must be used consecutively

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher

Value has been determined based on the hotels published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions

All activities and services are subject to availability

All excursions are subject to availability and depend on the itinerary

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

Optional extras: Let us help you with flights and insurance

Book your flight through us.Booking a flight is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your hotel booking dates. Then, you can call us on 1300 88 99 00 and speak to an expert Flight Consultant or visit the following link and fill out a Flight Contact Form:http://luxuryescapes.com/flight-contact-form We will be in touch within 24 business hours with a quote at the lowest rate possible, with no booking fee to you!

Travel insurance. Why not take advantage of our limited introductory 20% discount offeri Luxury Escapes has partnered with ACE Insurance Limited (ACE) as our preferred specialist insurance underwriter, with negotiated rates. To obtain immediate cover for Loss of Deposits and Cancellation Charges, you can click here to buy a policy now and save 20%

ACE Travel Insurance is issued and underwritten by the insurer ACE Insurance Ltd (ACE) ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL 239687 and distributed by Luxury Escapes Travel Pty Ltd (Luxury Escapes) ABN 16 150 650 927. Luxury Escapes is an Authorised Representative of ACE (AR No. 454322). ACE and Luxury Escapes provide general information only without taking into consideration your objectives, financial situation or needs. To decide if the product is right for you, please read the applicable Policy Wording and Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) available on www.acetravelinsurance.com.au/luxury or by calling 1800 803 548

How to get there

Getting to Bangkok is easy! Flights depart regularly from most major Australian cities including Sydney (approximately just over 9.5 hours), Brisbane (9 hours) and Melbourne (approximately just over 9 hours) via airlines such as Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar and Thai Airlines.

Convenient return airport transfers are included in your package.

Book your flight through us. Booking a flight is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your hotel booking dates. Then, you can call us on 1300 88 99 00 and speak to an expert Flight Consultant or visit the following link and fill out a Flight Contact Form: http://luxuryescapes.com/flight-contact-form

We will be in touch within 24 business hours with a quote at the lowest rate possible, with no booking fee to you!

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 Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

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 It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account).

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 Simply make your booking with by e-mail within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of your attempted booking - within 16 days from purchase to get a full refund.

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Bangkok to Singapore Trip

 Day 1.

 Arrive into Bangkok International Airport and be transferred to the Aetas Hotel and Residences. Where you will receive a complimentary upgrade to an Executive Suite, with Breakfast Daily, plus your choice of either a Mini Cooking class with a Set Thai Dinner or a 30 minute spa treatment.

Day 2.

Bangkok at Leisure

 Day 3.

Day at Leisure before transferring to the train station for a 5.50pm departure on the Eastern & Oriental Express Train

Depart from Bangkok and settle into your private cabin as the train rolls through the countryside.

Dinner is served in one of the luxurious dining cars.

Afterwards, head to the Bar Car to relax with fellow travellers or retire to your cosy converted cabin

 Day 4.

After breakfast, disembark at the River Kwai Bridge station for a leisurely cruise along the river guided by a local historian.

Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and take some time to explore the Don Rak War Cemetery.

Return to the train and reflect on your day over dinner

 Day 5.

Spend the morning watching the changing scenery as the train travels through Malaysia.

After brunch, disembark at the Butterworth station and cross to Penang Island, exploring its pre-World War II mosques, temples, churches, bazaars and shophouses.

Rejoin the train for a refreshing drink accompanied by live piano music before a glamorous final dinner on board.

 Day 6.

 Arrive in Singapore at 11.45 am and you will be transferred to the Pan Pacific Hotel Orchard Road for one night in a Premier Room with Breakfast, Remainder of Day at Leisure

 Day 7.

Day at Leisure before transferring to your homeward bound flight.

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Singapore to Bangkok Trip

Day 1.

Arrive into Singapore where you will be met at the Airport and transferred to the Pan Pacific Orchard Road for your overnight accommodation, in a Premium Room including a buffet breakfast.

Day 2.

Check-in for your train journey at the iconic Raffles Hotel before departing from the Woodland Railway Station, entering Malaysia over the Straits of Johor. Train Departs Singapore at 4pm.

Afternoon tea is served on board, then spend time relaxing or exploring the train.

Savour an aperitif accompanied by live piano music in the Bar Car before your first dinner on board.

Later, disembark for a night-time stroll through Kuala Lumpur’s magnificent station

Day 3.

Enjoy breakfast in your cabin before disembarking at Butterworth.  Arrive into Butterworth at 08.45am

Choose one of our guided tours of colonial Georgetown or Penang Island, discover pre-World War II mosques, temples, churches, bazaars and shophouses.

Re-join the train for a delicious lunch, then watch the ever-changing scenery as you cross into Thailand.  Depart Butterworth at 11.30am

Share stories with your fellow travellers over dinner before retiring for the night.

Day 4.

Alight in the morning at the River Kwai Bridge station for a cruise along the picturesque river with a local historian.  Arrive River Kwai Bridge at 10.45

After, visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and take some time to visit the Don Rak War Cemetery.

Return to the train for lunch, before ending your journey in Bangkok in the late afternoon. Arrive Bangkok at 16.45

From the train station you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the next 2 nights. The Aetas Hotel and Residences. Where you will receive a complimentary upgrade to an Executive Suite, with Breakfast Daily, plus your choice of either a Mini Cooking class with a Set Thai Dinner or a 30 minute spa treatment.

Day 5.

At Leisure in Bangkok

Day 6.

At leisure in Bangkok till your airport transfer from the Aetas Hotel & Residences for your homeward bound flight.

We took the Eastern and Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok. It was just wonderful, the train looks beautiful from the outside and the inside is even more amazing. We had a state cabin which was perfect. Everything is so well organised and the food is amazing and beautifully served. The 2 trips were excellent with superb guides, you really feel looked after and pampered. We really enjoyed sharing a table with other passengers at meals, (you did have the option to sit alone), the staff are brilliant. I would recommend this trip to anyone, the passing scenery is amazing, I feel so lucky to have been able to do it. Just lovely!"TripAdvisor
The entire experience was wonderful. The french chef cooked wonderful food with Thai and Malaysian influences, the food was amazing bearing in mind it was cooked on the train! The service was exceptional throughout. Trips from the train were well organised with choices. I can't wait to take another trip!"TripAdvisor
Really worth it, you will not regret it. Food on board was excellent and varied as we travelled through the countries. To achieve such a level of cuisine and service in such an environment is impressive. What makes the trip is the observation car, in particular in Thailand. Go there early in the morning. It is quite an achievement to take such a train through 3 countries. On the train, they do provide entertainment with pianist and Thai dancer. Overall, service levels and standards are very high. It is all superbly organized with a large number of staff in the kitchen, in the restaurants, in the bars and in the carriages, plus the managers, train drivers, mechanical staff, porters, guides, etc. We spent close to 40 percent of our 20 day trip in south east Asia on that train journey and we did not regret it."TripAdvisor
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