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The Eastern and Oriental Express with Vietnam & Thailand Princess Cruise

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DATES AVAILABLE: 11th Nov 17
DURATION: 21 Days

INCLUSIONS

  • Airfare from Australia to Hong Kong
  • 2 nights at the 5 star Royal Garden Hotel, including breakfast daily
  • Hong Kong Harbour cruise with 9 course Chinese Dinner
  • 14 nights onboard Sapphire Princess
  • Meals and Entertainment onboard Cruise
  • 2 nights/3 days onboard Eastern and Oriental Express in a state cabin
    • Dedicated 24-hour steward service
    • Daily four-course dinner: Seasonal table d’hôte menu, including coffee, tea and petits fours
    • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin
    • Daily three-course lunch
    • Afternoon tea, including sandwiches, biscuits and pastries
    • Guided tour of Kuala Kangsar
    • Guided cruise along the River Kwai and visit to the War Museum
  • 2 nights at the 5* Banyan Tree hotel , including daily breakfast
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Airfare from Bangkok to Australia
DATES AVAILABLE: 11th Nov 17
DURATION: 21 Days
The Eastern and Oriental Express with Vietnam & Thailand Princess Cruise - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information. Must be booked by midday 28 February 2017.  Upgrade to Business Class flights from an extra $3400 per person.

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DURATION: 21 Days

LUXURY TRAIN TRAVEL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Experience Southeast Asia in style aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, passing vibrant cities, rural villages and gleaming pagodas…
 

Cocktails, fine dining, convivial company and spectacular views: this is what life aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express is all about.

Our fabulous staff will look after you at every step. Attentive but discreet, their aim is to make your journey smooth, indulgent and relaxing.

Masters of the art of luxury train travel, we provide the perfect balance between leisure on board and inspiring excursions further afield.

Observation Car

Luxury train travel - observation car

Located at the rear of the train, make your way to the colonial-style, teakwood Observation Car for sightseeing by day and cocktails and entertainment after dark. Complimentary WiFi is available for use in the Observation Car.

 

Saloon Car

Relax with a book or magazine in the library or choose from our selection of games. Here you’ll also find the boutique, selling delightful mementos of your train journey.

 
Eastern & Oriental Express - bar car

Bar Car

Open from early morning until late into the night, the Bar Car is a convivial hub at any time of day.

Come evening, take a seat for an aperitif or cocktail set to the dulcet sounds of the resident pianist. 

After dinner, settle back and enjoy the local entertainment.

Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 11 November 2017

    Fly from Australia to Hong Kong. Make your way to the Langham hotel for a 2 night stay.

    Hotel: The Royal Garden

  2. 12 November 2017

    Spend the day enjoying the sights of Hong Kong. This eveni g enjoy a Hong Kong night harbour cruise and a chinese 9 course dinner.

    Hotel: The Royal Garden

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. 13 November 2017

    Make your way to the port and embark Sapphire Princess. Overnight in port

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. 14 November 2017

    Spend the day in Hong Kong, depart 8PM

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. 15 November 2017

    Cruising at Sea

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. 16 November 2017

    Cai Lan-Halong Bay, Vietnam. Arrive 7:00AM depart 8:00PM

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. 17 November 2017

    Da Nang/Hue (Chan May),Vietnam. Arrive 1:00PM Overnight in port

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. 18 November 2017

    Da Nang/Hue (Chan May),Vietnam. Depart 7:00PM

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. 19 November 2017

    Cruising at Sea

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. 20 November 2017

    Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam. Arrive 7:00AM, depart 6:00PM

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. 21 November 2017

    Cruising at Sea

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. 22 November 2017

    Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand. Arrive 7:00AM Overnight in port

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. 23 November 2017

    Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand. Depart 5:00PM

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. 24 November 2017

    Ko Samui, Thailand. Arrive 7:00AM, Depart 5:00PM

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. 25 November 2017

    Cruising at Sea

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. 26 November 2017

    Arrive Singapore at 3:00PM overnight in port

    Hotel: Sapphire Princess

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. 27 November 2017

    Disembark Sapphire Princess after breakfast. Make your way to the Raffles hotel. Check-in at the Raffles Hotel for the start of your journey, with a transfer to the Woodlands train station to board the Eastern & Oriental Express. Stewards in exquisite Thai uniforms await you at the station, their hands pressed together in a gracious wai gesture – a promise of the memorable journey to come. Settle into your private cabin and enjoy a refreshing afternoon tea as the train travels out of Singapore and crosses the Causeway bridge into Malaysia. Enjoy the passing scenery of rubber and palm trees lining the track, and distant hills in the background As the sun sets, dress up for dinner, then make your way to the Bar car for cocktails before proceeding to the Restaurant car to savour the delightful meal presented by the team of chefs. After a brief late-night stop in Kuala Lumpur, the train travels through and onward to the northern state of Perak, one of 11 states and 2 federal territories in the Malay peninsula. Check-in at the Raffles Hotel for the start of your journey, with a transfer to the Woodlands train station to board the Eastern & Oriental Express. Stewards in exquisite Thai uniforms await you at the station, their hands pressed together in a gracious wai gesture – a promise of the memorable journey to come. Settle into your private cabin and enjoy a refreshing afternoon tea as the train travels out of Singapore and crosses the Causeway bridge into Malaysia. Enjoy the passing scenery of rubber and palmtrees lining the track, and distant hills in the background As the sun sets, dress up for dinner, then make your way to the Bar car for cocktails before proceeding to the Restaurant car to savour the delightful meal presented by the team of chefs. Aftera brief late-night stop in Kuala Lumpur, the train travels through and onward to the northern state of Perak, one of 11 states and 2 federal territories in the Malay peninsula.

    Hotel: Eastern & Orient Express

    Meals: Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

  18. 28 November 2017

    After breakfast we arrive at Kuala Kangsar, the picturesque royal town of Perak and the official residence of the Sultan of Perak. Our excursion will first take us to the grand Ubudiah Mosque, reputed to be one of Malaysia’s most resplendent. Completed in 1917, the mosque was designed and built by Arthur Hubback, a British architect, who applied the same Indian Mughal design elements to Malaysia’s Ipoh railway station and the Kuala Lumpur railway station. Close by is the captivating Royal Museum of Perak completed in 1931 as a temporary palace. Built without a blueprint and entirely without nails, its walls are woven from spliced bamboo strips with diamond patterns in the weave. This architectural masterpiece now houses the Royal regalia. Enroute to the museum, you will see one of the oldest rubber trees in peninsular Malaysia. In 1882 Sir Hugh Low, then the British Resident of Perak, brought 7 rubber trees from South America and planted one in the gardens of Kuala Kangsar. From those experimental beginnings, rubber trees became a highly lucrative cash crop when the automobile industry boomed in the West. The tour concludes with a visit to the Sultan Shah Gallery. The gallery resides in a former palace called Istana Ulu or Istana Kota, completed in 1903. Restored in 2003 and named after Sultan Azlan Shah, it houses his personal belongings, documents, mementoes, family photographs, trophies and state regalia, and even court notes of his first case presiding as a magistrate in 1958. Back on board the E&O for lunch, we pass rice fields with limestone outcrops on the horizon, as we continue towards the border town of Padang Besar, where Malaysia meets Thailand. Immigration and customs formalities are conducted here while passengers remain onboard the train. Crossing into Thailand, the time difference is one hour behind Malaysia. Spend a relaxing afternoon at leisure, in your cabin catching the scenery out the window or in the observation car watching the colours of the sky change with the setting of the sun. Dinner is served and afterwards enjoy a digestif in the Bar car.

    Hotel: Eastern & Orient Express

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. 29 November 2017

    The tranquil expanse of lush jungles and winding rivers set the surrounding scene for the town of Kanchanaburi. After breakfast onboard, we will disembark from the train and set off on an evocative river ride, with an historian providing information about the bridge over the Kwai river, and its origins and role. Visits to a war museum and war cemetery are also included for those who wish to do so. Depart Kanchanaburi and lunch is served onboard soon after, while the train heads toward Krung Thep, also known as Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Make your way to the Peninsula Hotel for a 2 night stay

    Hotel: Banyan Tree Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  20. 30 November 2017

    Enjoy Bangkok at Leisure

    Hotel: Banyan Tree Hotel

  21. 01 December 2017

    Make your way to the airport for your return flight to Australia