Eastern & Oriental Express’s New Routes

The legendary Eastern & Oriental Express has just announced a couple of new routes for 2015.

There’s the five-night “Fables of the Peninsula” ride, which starts in Singapore and chugs its way up to Bangkok (departing March 29, 2015) with stops in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and the Cameron Highlands tea plantations. There’s also a two-day “Ancient Kingdom of Lanna” route, which makes its way from Bangkok to Chiang Mai (departing October 15, 2015), pausing in the ancient kingdoms of Lanna and Lampang along the way. On the ground in Chiang Mai, guests will explore the city’s famous sois, aka side streets, as well as take a cooking class. The all-suite train takes just 60 passengers—plus there are three dining carriages, a bar car, and a resident pianist.
Ancient Kingdom journey, from $19,559 per double cabin; Fables journey, from $59,456 per person, www.belmond.com/eastern-and-oriental-express.

Eastern & Oriental Express: chugging through Asia
Eastern & Oriental Express: chugging through Asia

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Kate Springer

Freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong. Contributor at CNN, Forbes Travel Guide, BBC Travel, Fodor's Travel Guide, superfuture, Tatler, and more.

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