Enjoy a unique and unforgettable holiday as you sail from Sydney to Singapore on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, then travel by rail to Bangkok on the Eastern & Oriental Express

There can be no more magical or luxurious way to discover Australia and the Far East than on a 15-night cruise on Cunard's famous Queen Elizabeth followed by a magical two-night journey on the glamorous Eastern & Oriental Express.

This epic adventure starts in Sydney, where you'll enjoy two nights at the elegant heritage listed Grace Hotel and a special tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House. You will then board another icon, the Cunard Queen Elizabeth, in Sydney harbour for a 15-night full-board sailing to Singapore.

With a stylish art deco interior, the ship design harks back to the golden era of ocean travel with a daily afternoon tea and black tie dances in the sparkling ballroom.

As Sue Bryant the Times Cruise Editor says

"The whole emphasis on Queen Elizabeth is glamour; a cruise on this ship is an occasion to pack the sequins. Yet there's casual options too with a traditional British pub The Golden Lion, onboard and plenty of restaurants to choose from including Asian, South American and Mexican options as well as an extensive spa, gym and library which has its own book club."

Highlights of your voyage will include cosmopolitan Brisbane, the stunning Whitsunday Islands and the tropical city of Darwin, before you then sail through the Timor and Java seas via Bali to Singapore. Here you will be transferred to the Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel for a two-night stay and also enjoy an atmospheric tour of this mesmerising metropolis at night.

The next part of your journey between Singapore and Bangkok will be truly unforgettable, as you spend two nights on the fabled Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express. All meals are included, as is a guided tour along the River Kwai and a visit to a local Malaysian village. You will then enjoy a night at the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok before flying back to London. Don't miss you chance to book this epic once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

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Price includes

  • Flights from Heathrow to Sydney and from Bangkok to Heathrow
  • 15-night cruise on Queen Elizabeth
  • Two nights at The Grace, Sydney, two nights at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore, one night at the Shangri-La Bangkok
  • Two-night full-board stay on the Eastern & Oriental Express to Bangkok

Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Mar 5, 2020
To
Sun, Sun, Mar 29, 2020
Duration
25 Days
Price per person
£6,249*
* From price applies to all readers, based on twin/double cabin share. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of The Cruise Line, a company wholly independent of News UK. ATOL 5902.
Call now to book 08082397178
Quote ref: TIMES-ON
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Itinerary

  1. Days
    1-2
    Fly to Sydney
    Sydney, Australia

    Fly from London Heathrow to Sydney.

  2. Day
    3
    Arrive in Sydney
    Sydney, Australia

    Land in Sydney and transfer to The Grace, a historic hotel in the centre of the city where you'll stay for the next two nights.

  3. Day
    4
    Tour of Sydney Opera House
    Sydney, Australia

    Today you'll join a Sydney Opera House tour, where you'll discover insider secrets and stories of the Opera House, artists and performances, and step inside the iconic theatres and foyers that bring to life over 1800 performances each year. Explore the building with your friendly guide and learn about how Danish architect Jorn Utzon's vision came into existence against impossible odds.

  4. Day
    5
    Embark Queen Elizabeth
    Sydney, Australia

    Board your ship for the next 15 nights, the Cunard Queen Elizabeth.With a stylish art deco interior, the ship design harks back to a golden era of ocean travel, but it's got all the modern amenities too, including a huge choice of restaurants on board, theatre and games deck.

    Meals - Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    6
    Day at sea
    Sydney, Australia

    Spend a day at sea enjoying all the facilities onboard Queen Elizabeth as you set sail from Sydney and head around the Australian coastline to Brisbane.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    7
    Brisbane
    Brisbane, Australia

    Welcome to Brisbane, where you'll find cultural highlights like the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, as well as a koala sanctuary and incredible parks. For shopping, head to the business district and Queen Street Mall.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    8
    Day at sea
    Brisbane, Australia

    Enjoy another day at sea.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    9
    Whitsunday Island
    Whitsunday Island, Australia

    Today you'll explore the impossibly beautiful Whitsunday Islands, whose white sandy beaches, thick forest and unspoiled landscapes make for a true paradise. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the peace and quiet.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Days
    10-12
    Days at sea
    Whitsunday Island, Australia

    Three sea days will give you plenty of time to try out the different restaurants aboard Queen Elizabeth, from steaks to seafood, as well as spending time in the casino, art gallery, pools and spa.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    13
    Darwin
    Darwin, Australia

    Arrive in Darwin and have a walk down its colourful harbour, with shops and parks along the waterfront. The city also has great beaches for those who want to relax, as well as the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, showcasting work by Southeast Asian and Pacific artists.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Days
    14-15
    Days at sea
    Darwin, Australia
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day
    16
    Bali
    Bali, Indonesia

    The Indonesian island of Bali is famous for its sparkling white beaches and buzzing bars, both of which you'll have the chance to experience during your time here.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Days
    17-18
    Days at sea
    Bali, Indonesia

    Spend a final two days at sea before you arrive in Singapore.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day
    19
    Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore

    Dock in Singapore and spending your final night aboard Queen Elizabeth, before you disembark tomorrow to explore the city.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day
    20
    Transfer to hotel
    Singapore, Singapore

    Disembark Queen Elizabeth and transfer to the Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel, your base for two nights while you explore the soaring skyscapers, colourful streets and lively markets all around the city centre.

    Meals - Breakfast
  16. Day
    21
    Singapore by night tour
    Singapore, Singapore

    Discover why Singapore is arguably at its most beautiful by night. First you'll dine among twinkling lights and tranquil waters by the river, beneath a spectacular Singaporean sunset. You'll then embark on a walking tour of the city, heading along the Singapore River, en-route to the world's largest fountain, The Fountain of Wealth, located in Singapore's enormous Suntec City shopping centre. Next, take in the beautiful sights of the towering central business district, dramatically illuminated against the inky night sky via the Benjamin Sheares Bridge, the longest bridge in Singapore. Finally, continue your adventure as you enter the intriguing world of Singapore's night bazaars.

  17. Day
    22
    Board Eastern & Oriental Express
    Singapore, Singapore

    Board the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express in Singapore, for a two night journey and one of the most unforgettable rail experiences of your life. Elegant green and gold carriages are made even more lavish with cherrywood panelling, Thai silks and Malaysian embroidery. You'll glide past ancient temples and charming villages as you relax in the dining car, and tuck into delicious freshly prepared meals.

    Meals - Lunch, Dinner
  18. Day
    23
    Kuala Kangsar
    Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia

    During your ride on the Eastern & Oriental Express you can join excursions including a tour along the River Kwai and a visit to a traditional Malaysian village.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  19. Day
    24
    Transfer to Shangri-La
    Bangkok, Thailand

    Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to the five-star Shangri-La, in the heart of the buzzing Thai capital - the perfect base from which to explore Bangkok's ancient landmarks and sample its legendary nightlife.

  20. Day
    25
    Return home
    Singapore, Singapore

    Transfer to Bangkok airport for your flight back to London

Accommodation

Grace Hotel

4
Sydney, Australia

Heritage-listed Neo-Gothic hotel in the heart of Sydney

Built by the Grace Brothers in the 1920s as a showpiece of their successful retail business, The Grace Hotel has been beautifully restored to its former glory, making it one of Sydney's most prominent historical landmarks, a fine example of Neo-Gothic architecture with contrasting Art Deco interior.

Located in the heart of Sydney, the heritage-listed 382 room hotel offers a warm and personal service, blending old world charm with modern comfort.

Queen Elizabeth

4
Cruise ship

Iconic ocean cruise liner with opulent interiors

Built in 2010, Cunard's Queen Elizabeth is a 2081-guest capacity cruise ship that combines beautiful art deco elegance furnishings with a full range of modern entertaiment and leisure facilities. Whether you're enjoying afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of The Courtyard, seeing a show in the onboard theatre, or relaxing by the pool, your days at sea are sure to be packed with activities.

Grand Copthorne Waterfront

5
Singapore, Singapore

Five-star hotel on the stylish Singapore waterfront

Situated at just 12 miles from Changi International Airport, the 30-story Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel is closeby to the city's business and entertainment districts, including Raffles Place, the Marina Bay Financial Centre, Orchard Road, Chinatown, Sentosa and Universal Studios.

On-site facilities include a gym, Jacuzzi, swimming pool and tennis courts, and each of its rooms is furnished with floor-to-ceiling windows offering city or river views. Room amenities include a flat-screen TV with local and international cable channels; minibars, in-room safes, complimentary newspapers and high-speed wireless internet access.

The hotel's dining options include Western and Asian buffets, Italian restaurant Grissini, Grand Shanghai and cocktail bar Tempo.

Shangri-La

5
Bangkok, Thailand

Modern, five-star accommodation on the banks of the Chao Phraya River

Located in central Bangkok, within easy reach of landmarks like the Grand Palace, the hotel's spacious lobby, luxurious rooms and suites all offer a mix of traditional Thai style and modern comfort.

Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, spa and the Salathip Restaurant, with a veranda overlooking the river. A high standard of service and personal attention from a caring team complement the hotel's state-of-the-art facilities, and are the hallmarks for any stay at Shangri-La Bangkok.

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Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Mar 5, 2020
To
Sun, Sun, Mar 29, 2020
Duration
25 Days
Price per person
£6,249*
* From price applies to all readers, based on twin/double cabin share. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of The Cruise Line, a company wholly independent of News UK. ATOL 5902.
Call now to book 08082397178
Quote ref: TIMES-ON