We’ve featured the Venice-Simpleton Orient-Express a number of times over the past year, but another train that is equally as luxurious is the truly magnificent Eastern & Oriental Express.
For those of you not as familiar with this spectacular train as we are, let us tell you more about it. The train was turned into the exquisite locomotive we see today by Gerard Gallet, the man who was also behind the renowned Venice-Simpleton Orient-Express and the British Pullman. This colonial-style locomotive travels through Malaysia and Thailand, crossing into Laos and you can depart from Singapore and Bangkok. There are three grades of wood-panelled cabins to choose from – Pullman, State and Presidential Suites, obviously, the grander the accomodation, the more you’ll be paying.
If you’re the type of person that enjoys food as much as beautiful scenery and sublime luxury, you will be in for an absolute treat. The train provides cuisine that rivals the very best fine-dining restaurants. Two beautifully appointed restaurant cars offer both lunch and dinner. Breakfast can be taken in the privacy of your own cabin and for those early risers, refreshments in the observation car is a must. Take a moment to imagine yourself wafting through the jungles and mountains with a freshly squeezed glass of cool orange juice in hand.
If you fancy taking a journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express, you’re in luck. There some special offers on at the moment that offer the chance to uncover the breathtaking sights of Southeast Asia. Explorers booking select journeys between Singapore and Bangkok before 30 September 2014 can continue their adventure with a complimentary night in one of the luxurious Belmond hotels of their choice in Asia. Prices for the Eastern & Oriental Express start from £1,560 per person with two guests sharing a Pullman cabin, including all table d’hôte meals and excursions. Offer includes one complimentary night at a Belmond hotel in Asia, subject to availability.
Bookings and travel with the ‘Experience Asia with Belmond’ hotel offer and ‘Travel Further with the Eastern & Oriental Express’ must be made before 30 September 2014. Bookings and travel for ‘See More of Myanmar with Belmond Road to Mandalay’ must be made before 1 December 2014. All offers are available on new bookings only. Complimentary nights must be taken within the same itinerary and in the same category of accommodation. Offers are based on availability and blackout dates may apply.