Singapore to Lisbon by train
A small group railway journey from Singapore to Lisbon. The longest in the world for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Explore over some 56 days, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Russia, France, Spain and Portugal. Limited to 10 travelers on this escorted program.
From A$32,465 AUD
|01 August 2022 |
Ends 23 September 2022 • 54 days
|31 July 2023 |
Ends 22 September 2023 • 54 days
Singapore to Lisbon Portugal by Train.
Odyssey offers an easy, convenient, and relaxed escorted small group tour across Asia to Europe on the world's longest rail journey.
For a small escorted group tour, we have structured the longest rail journey over a 56 nights program, with 20 multi night stops, typically of between 2 to 4 nights. A train route with a distance covered of just under 19,000 kilometres, that starts in Singapore and concludes in Lisbon, Portugal.
This and more are all waiting to be explored on this small group tours from Singapore to Lisbon designed for the senior traveller, led by experienced tour leader, and joined with enthusiastic, likeminded people.
The train journey commences in Southeast Asia in Singapore, from where this small escorted group of up to 10 travellers continues their train travel up through Malaysia. This train journey has the group changing trains three times in Malaysia, though we enjoy 2 nights in Kuala Lumpur after Singapore, before crossing into Thailand and onto Bangkok. There is a 4-night break in Bangkok, as the group explores the colonial history of the Dutch, Portuguese as well as Spanish, with visits to the UNESCO world Heritage site of Ayutthaya.
After Bangkok, we take the train service for the full day through the lush Southeast Asia landscapes across the Cambodian border and through to Siem Reap. The group spends time in the capital city, absorbing the blend of culture influences, before taking a boat up to Angkor Wat.
Angkor Wat, located in northwest Cambodia, is the largest religious structure in the form of a temple complex in the world by land area, measuring 162.6 hectares, bigger than Paris. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of four towers surrounding a central spire that rises to a height of 65 m above the ground. We spend 2 nights in Angkor Wat before returning to the capital and re-commencing our train travel onto Ho Chi Minh city. We are at day 13 on the longest train journey and already much has been seen and experienced as we travel through the landscape. The passenger train network in Vietnam carries through with stops and allows time to explore ancient and colonial pasts, for some 6 days, including a rest day. After Hanoi in the North, the landscape and climate changes, as we cross into China, enjoying the train service through to Beijing. Beijing is a transition point, as we pivot and head west after 3 nights exploring the capital, home to more than 20 million people.
The groups train ticket for here is on the trans-Siberian express through China, Mongolia and Russia to Moscow. We pause in some of the best places along this route, which is one of longest train ride in the world, the trans-Siberian railway.
The distance covered on this section of the train ride is vast. We explore Mongolia and Russia's natural beauty, and heritage by rail, its World Heritage Sites, and world-famous cities, all with some truly spectacular scenery along the way to Moscow.
This train ride then traverses the world's largest landmass, the Euro-Asian Continental Plate, taking the traveller from Ulaan Baatar to Moscow via some of the world's most remote areas on the trans-Siberian railway. The small group travels across Western Mongolia to the Mongolian steppe and then to the vast expanse of the Siberian taiga and tundra; over the Ural Mountains (the divide between Asia and Europe) to Moscow. and the waterways of Russia's medieval Golden Ring. We also make a side trip to Lake Baikal, the world's deepest lake. Discover the Russian capital on a train ride on the Moscow Metro and experience Siberia's traditions and culture while in Irkutsk. The group also stops at Krasnoyarsk, Omsk and Yekaterinburg for several nights each time before reaching Moscow.
After Moscow, our journey goes South to Paris, for a 2 night break and we source tickets for an event for the evening. Changing Trains onto the TGV network onto the deep south of France to Hendaye. Then Bilboa for 2 nights, including time at the Guggenheim. Through to Madrid for 3 nights, before finally heading to Lisbon for 4 nights, where the tour concludes.
This is a long tour, with a lot of landscape to pass through. It is the longest train journey you can book taking in some of the best places, as countries are traversed. With some 20 multi night stops along the way, with typically one non group activity day per week to allow you to recharge, we think this is a great example of slow travel with learning. Odyssey has been offering and operating small group tours of the trans-Siberian express for many years, this as one of the longest rail journeys you can book is for us an extension building on our knowledge of the train travel experience that we have to date to support you.
Odyssey Traveller also offers this program from Lisbon to Singapore. This tour commences in July when the Arctic circle tour finishes.
Day 1-56: Singapore to Lisbon
Includes / Excludes
What’s included in our Tour
- 50 nights hotel accommodation.
- 1 nights aboard the Trans Mongolian from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk in 4 berth compartments, with exclusive use for 2 people or 3 people (depending on final group size).
- 3 nights travel aboard the Trans Siberian in 4 berth compartments, with exclusive use for 2 or 3 people (depending on final group size).
- 54 breakfasts, 20 lunches and 30 dinners.
- Transport and field trips as indicated.
- Applicable entry fees and services of local guides.
- Gratuities and necessary tips.
- Invitation letter for Russian Visa.
- Services of an Odyssey program leader.
- Detailed Tour Information Booklet.
What’s not included in our Tour
- International airfares and departure taxes
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
- Cost for Visas. Odyssey will assist in obtaining the invitation letters for visas where required.
- Meals not specified in the itinerary.
- Items of a personal nature, such as telephone calls and laundry.
Participants must be able to carry their own luggage, climb and descend stairs, be in good health, mobile and able to participate in 3-5 hours of physical activity per day, the equivalent of walking / hiking up to 8 kilometers per day on uneven ground.
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Easing your journey
Crossing international borders with restrictions
The list of requirements to travel internationally has changed and will continue to change for several years. Odyssey is here to assist you in managing your way through these requirements:
For more information see our Crossing international borders with restrictions page.
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If less than 30 days before your tour starts you are unable to travel as a result of Government travel restrictions, Odyssey Traveller will assist you with a date change, provide you with a credit or process a refund for your booking less any non-recoverable costs.
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The safety of our travellers, tour leader, local guide and support staff has always been our top priority and with the new guidelines for public health and safety for keeping safe for destinations around the world, we’ve developed our plan to give you peace of mind when travelling with us.
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