Travel 2 Touring 18/19

ASIA

XXXX TOUR RAIL

PRICES FROM £3199pp

5 day Singapore to Thailand Luxury Train Experience Singapore • Kuala Kangsar • River Kwai • Bangkok

Day 1: Arrive Singapore On arrival in Singapore, transfer to the Shangri-La Singapore for your overnight stay. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city – perhaps head to bustling Chinatown or Little India, wander through Clarke Quay and admire Marina Bay or sample a Singapore Sling at Raffles. Shangri-La Singapore Day 2: Singapore Board the gleaming carriages of the Eastern & Oriental Express at Woodlands Railway Station for a late-afternoon departure from Singapore. Enjoy the passing scenery as the train crosses to Malaysia via the causeway of the Straits of Johor before Afternoon Tea is served in your opulent cabin. In the evening, the resident pianist plays in the Bar Car where you can relax with a pre-dinner aperitif. Late evening, the train pauses at the magnificent domed station of Kuala Lumpur where there’s time for a stroll before you retire to your cabin. (D) Eastern & Oriental Express (2 nights) Day 3: Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia The train travels through the lush rainforests and rural west-coast towns of Malaysia, after breakfast arrive at Kuala Kangsar. Travel by coach to Labu Kabong to discover rural Malaysian life with a warm welcome ceremony from the villagers. Take a guided tour through lush rice paddies ending with refreshments and a chance to sample local produce. Alternatively, advanced trekkers can follow our expert naturalist on an invigorating hill-trek. We recommend long sleeves, trousers and suitable footwear for this choice. Cold towels and refreshments await at the top while you take in spectacular panoramic views. Rejoin the train for a refreshing cocktail accompanied by live piano music and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your leisure before a decadent dinner on board. As the train crosses into Thailand, the scenery changes to include wing-roofed Thai temples and bustling stations. Spend the rest of the evening in the sumptuous Bar Car for a final overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 4: River Kwai - Bangkok Following breakfast in your cabin, disembark at Kanchanaburi for your choice of tour. The Classic includes guided visits to the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum. Tracks to Unseen Thailand tour will have you biking through rice paddies, stopping off at a local farm. The Local Flavours tour explores the wet market, a rice noodle house and combines a raft cruise with a cooking class. After your visit, return to the train for lunch, before ending your journey in Bangkok in the late afternoon. On arrival in Bangkok transfer to Shangri-La Bangkok for your overnight stay. (BL) Shangri-La Bangkok Day 5: Depart Bangkok Your tour will end in the morning in Bangkok. Ask about extending your stay or adding a beach extension. Note: Tour departure dates subject to change. Also available in reverse over 6 days, please call for dates and prices.

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