If you are planning on celebrating New Year in style, then why not do it in serious style, on board one of the worlds most luxurious trains as it passes through some of the planets most stunning exotic locales? The Eastern and Oriental Express New Year Celebrations itinerary is designed to offer passengers a truly unforgettable experience, spanning four days as you travel from Singapore to Thailand, via Malaysia, culminating with a private beach party, this really is the experience of a lifetime.
Check in to the iconic and historic Raffles Hotel in Singapore, a truly prestigious address in this unarguably prestigious city. Departing from the Woodland Railway late-afternoon, you will enter Malaysia through the jaw dropping Straits of Johor.
Afternoon tea will then be served on board, after which you will have time to yourself, either to relax and watch the world go by, or explore the train, with its intricate design details and focus on opulent heritage. Next, head to the Bar Car for an aperitif, accompanied by live piano music, before sitting down to your first dinner on board, wherein local delicacies will be served to international cuisine standards.
After you have eaten, disembark the train for a real one off experience a night-time stroll through Kuala Lumpur magnificent station a photo opportunity if ever one presented itself.
Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast in your cabin, before leaving the train at Butterworth, where a guided tour is ready and waiting to show you the sights of colonial Georgetown, a townscape awash with pre-World War II mosques, temples, churches, bazaars and shophouses.
Next, savour a mouthwatering tiffin lunch at a local restaurant, before climbing back aboard the Express as the journey heads towards Thailand. Taking in some incredibly beautiful vistas along the way, a delectable dinner will be served as evening falls on board, giving you an opportunity to indulge the senses whilst exchanging stories with fellow travellers.
Wake up to a leisurely breakfast, with most of today dedicated to relaxing, admiring stunning views, and making the most of your time aboard a luxurious train. As evening descends its time to dress for a New Year Dinner, which comprises a fabulous, celebratory menu.
Later, head down to the beach at Pattalung for the biggest event of the trip- a New Year party like no other, complete with live music, drinks, fireworks and an enchanting beach.
The morning after the night before begins in a fittingly relaxed fashion, with breakfast brought to your cabin by one of the stewards. As the train heads towards the Thai capital its time to prepare your belongings for the final goodbye, pulling into Bangkok late-morning, leaving you free to explore this incredible city at your own pace.