Combining lively, bustling cities with serene, pristine beaches, this unique combination of luxury cruise and iconic rail journey is a true treat for those who love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships.

Beginning in vibrant, bustling, noisy Bangkok, you’ll have a day to explore before joining the Eastern & Oriental Express to Singapore. A fabled journey through the exotic East, the Eastern & Oriental Express bids you a warm welcome and invites you to relax and enjoy exquisite cuisine and exceptional service. Rice paddy fields, rural villages, traditional welcome ceremonies and opportunities to sample local produce are just some of the experiences you’ll have on this incredible journey.

Once in Singapore, you’ll enjoy three nights in five-star luxury with an included evening tour, before joining the gorgeous Star Clipper.

Relax as you cruise the waters discovering uninhabited islands, the history of the Spice Trade, breath-taking clear, tropical lagoons, tumbling waterfalls, National Parks and more. Finish up in beautiful Phuket, a favourite holiday destination, before flying home.

PACKAGE #218

Singapore - ThailandHOIST THE SAILS & ASIAN RAILS

 INCLUSIONS:

• Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne,Adelaide or Perth to Bangkok and ex Phuket on return with fullservice carrier, Singapore Airlines inc. taxes

• One way private car transfer from Bangkok airport to hotel

• FREE* 1 nights accommodation at the 5-star Peninsula Hotel Bangkok with breakfast

• One way transfer from Bangkok hotel to train station

• 3 night Eastern & Oriental train journey from Bangkok to Singapore including: 3 nights accommodation onboard train in a Pullman carriage (bunk beds - lower bedded twin cabins available for a surcharge) | Dedicated 24 hour steward service | Daily continental breakfast served in your train cabin | Daily 3-course lunch and afternoon tea | Daily 4-course dinner including coffee, tea and petits fours | Your choice of morning tour in Kanchanburi (Burma Rail, Cooking Class or Biking trip) | Guided tour from Kuala Kangsar |Included complimentary house wine, spirits and local beer with meals(drinks ordered in cabin will be an additional charge) | Entertainment onboard after dinner

• FREE! One way transfer from Singapore train station to hotel

• FREE! 3 nights accommodation at a 5-star hotel, Singapore with daily breakfast

• FREE! Evening Gardens by the Bay/Sands Sky Park Tour

• One way transfer from Singapore hotel to port

• 7 night Star Clipper tall ship sailing adventure cruise from Singapore to Phuket including: - All shipboard main meals | Shipboard entertainment | Ships watersports programme (except SCUBA diving) | Port/govt taxes of $280 AUD per person | Prepaid ships gratuities of $77 AUD per person

• One way transfer from Phuket port to airport

• PLUS! Receive complimentary chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL or PER airport (within 35km) 15 night fly/cruise package starting from A$9,995 pp share twin in Twin Cat 4 Ocean View

 

Star Clipper

Step aboard this unique vessel and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day. Star Clipper is a modern cruise ship in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers!

Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel confined on Star Clipper. Each ship offer spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space and not one, but two swimming pools. In fact, you’ll find that these ships offer more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The décor of Star Clipper is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please the eye, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud nautical heritage.

Please note however that this a tall ship in the true sense of the word. Sails are hoisted, there are ropes to dodge and no elevators on board so you need to be able to get up and down stairs. Landings are sometimes “wet” meaning that you have to step off the tender into water on the beaches and occasionally the ship will heel-over under sail – it’s true sailing! The focus is on soft adventure rather than stately cruising

Eastern & Oriental Express

The Eastern & Oriental Express hosts guests in unrivalled style on a timeless adventure.

A cream, green exterior gives way to polished wood-panelled corridors and silken furnishings with a hint of classic Asian design. Exotic cuisine arrives at white-linen coated tables in the ornamental dining cars. Take your seat among sparkling crystal and silverware. The Bar Car boasts a jazz-club ambience, music lingering in the air, while stewards serve champagne, wine and cocktails. As the train rolls into the night, your cosy cabin awaits. Plush furnishings and ornate marquetry bathe in the glow of your bedside lamp, a gown and slippers laid out for your comfort. Tomorrow brings a day of adventure, as you step out from the train to discover the region’s secrets for yourself.

Cruise Category
  • Sailing Ship
ONBOARD FEATURES
  • All meals
  • Gratuities
  • Pool &/or Spa

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

 

Singapore

Singapore City was founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the British East India Company, who recommended that different areas of the town be set aside for the various ethnic groups. The best way to experience the remarkable diversity of the city is on foot: the traditional architecture, customs and cuisine of the various ethnic areas form a fascinating contrast with the lavish, space-age shopping centres of Orchard Road and Raffles City.

Malaca, Malaysia

Malacca. The Spice Trade. The two are inseparably associated. From the time of the early Renaissance explorers onward, it was the control of the Malaccan Straits that dictated who would own the most precious treasures of the Orient, its spices. The Portuguese, the Dutch and the British ruled Malacca at one time or another. Explore opulent private mansions built in the distinctive Peranakan colonial style and filled with priceless Chinese antiques.

Langkawi

The breathtaking Malaysian island of Langkawi is one of a group of 104 islands scattered in the calm seas off the northern-most tip of Malaysia. The clear, tropical waters here provide some of the most spectacular swimming and diving in the world, while scenes of paddy fields contoured into limestone hillsides, lush tropical forests and high tumbling waterfalls, entrance nature lovers on land. Kuah Town, its capital, is a fascinating city of cross-cultures and offers duty-free shopping.

Ko Adang

The Butang Group of islands is about as far south as you can go on the western coast of Thailand. Protected by the Ko Tarutao National Park, this 61-island archipelago is only a stone’s throw from the Malaysian border and way, way off the radar screen of tourist groups. The only habitations on Ko Adang are the Park offices and since there aren’t many visitors, the pristine beaches and deserted coves are all yours.

Phang Nga

Phang Nga Bay is a large, lovely body of water that seems different in every change in weather and light. There are many secluded islands that can be explored at your leisure. In these areas, where only the occasional fisherman is seen, wildlife is plentiful. Phang Nga Bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern Thailand. The tourists see the famous “hongs”, or inner island lagoons in some of the islands, and make the obligatory trip to see “James Bond Island”.

Ko Hong

Ko Hong (“hong meaning room”), part of the Ko Hong archipelago is so named because of its large internal lagoon. One of the prettiest bays in the area, huge monolithic rocks provide shade all day long on a beautiful white silica sand beach.

Ko Miang or Ko Similan

The Similan Islands, or Nine Islands as they are also known because of their number, nestle in the Andaman Sea to the north of Phuket and are world-renowned among diving enthusiasts for underwater sightseeing. Accessible only by sea, The Similan Islands are stunningly beautiful with scenes straight out of your dreams of a tropical paradise.

Phuket

Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, lies in the Andaman Sea and is joined to the mainland by a causeway. The landscape is one of lush green hills, coconut groves and rubber plantations, with a coastline dotted with a dozen spectacular beaches. Phuket is a holiday paradise with the lively area of Patong providing the up-beat resort life with its many shops, restaurants and bars, leaving the rest of the island to show off her natural beauty and unspoiled culture.

 

Special conditions apply - Conditions Apply: * (subject to change by the cruise line without notice)Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

Special Validity Dates Special is valid until 30 April 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn. .

 

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Trip itinerary

Day
Port
1
Fly Syd/Mel/Bne
to Bangkok
Transfer Included
2
Eastern & Oriental
Train Journey Begins Bangkok
3
Eastern & Oriental
Kanchamaburi Tour
4
Eastern & Oriental
Kuala Kangasar
5
Eastern & Oriental
Arrive Singapore
6
Singapore
At Leisure and Evening Tour
7
Singapore
At Leisure
8
Embark Star Clipper
The cruise begins
9
Malacca, Malaysia

10
Langkwai

Technical Details

  • Crew 72
  • Capacity 170
  • Length 109.7M

Cruise Category

  • Sailing

Star Clipper

Step aboard this unique vessel and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day. Star Clipper is a modern cruise ship in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers!

Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel confined on Star Clipper. Each ship offer spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space and not one, but two swimming pools. In fact, you’ll find that these ships offer more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The décor of Star Clipper is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please the eye, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud nautical heritage.

Please note however that this a tall ship in the true sense of the word. Sails are hoisted, there are ropes to dodge and no elevators on board so you need to be able to get up and down stairs. Landings are sometimes “wet” meaning that you have to step off the tender into water on the beaches and occasionally the ship will heel-over under sail – it’s true sailing! The focus is on soft adventure rather than stately cruising

VESSEL FEATURES