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Steam Dreams - The Cathedrals Express

Guildford GU5 9YS, England
+44 1483 209888
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A True Steam Dream Experience

We have travelled with Steam Dreams on day trips before but this was our first holiday with them... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Flying Scotsman Experience

We had a super day on board the Flying Scotsman to and from Salisbury. The weather was warm but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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We run approximately 50 steam train day trips and several holidays by steam each year in the UK and Ireland. We offer several classes of travel including Pullman Style Dining which provides a premium railway dining experience. Carriages are restored and refurbished 1950s coaches with wood-panelled walls, comfortable seats, individual table lamps and curtains at the windows. On most day trips in Pullman Style, welcome glasses of champagne accompany the breakfast or brunch on the outward journey. On the return journey you will be welcomed on board with canapes before being served a four-course meal with a complimentary half bottle of wine per person. Other classes include Premier Dining, First Class and Premium Standard.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Guildford GU5 9YS, England
+44 1483 209888
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have travelled with Steam Dreams on day trips before but this was our first holiday with them and the chance to experience the Flying Scotsman in Scotland was one we could not miss. The staff now know us by sight and name and they...More

Thank VJenner
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a super day on board the Flying Scotsman to and from Salisbury. The weather was warm but we'd dressed in light clothing - it gets quite warm on board. We were in the dining carriage and food served was excellent. The only downside...More

Thank SurreyTweety
Reviewed 5 days ago

We travelled behind the Flying Scotsman on an evening round trip from Newport, South Wales and along the beautiful Severn Valley. For a real treat we booked the 'top notch' Pullman-style dining and paid the supplement for a table for two. The locomotive was, of...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely day trip with my mum to Chester behind the flying Scotsman and Steam Dreams were excellent couldn't be faulted very friendly and chatty staff free complimentary teas and coffees offered every half an hour in standard class have been with another company...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always wanted to travel behind the Flying Scotsman as a boy, then it was withdrawn from service , saw at York workshops in pieces never thought it would run again. But dreams do come true. And thanks to steam dreams I had a excellent day...More

Thank Fennyflip
Reviewed 1 week ago

Day out from Cardiff to Shrewsbury and back. We had diesel engine on the way to Shrewsbury with the Flying Scotsman on the return journey. Brilliant day on the Scotsman where we was a little tight on our table for four but nonetheless we had...More

Thank ceri r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on Friday on a tour of the Chilterns with Flying Scotsman. We booked on Premium Standard and took a picnic, but we needn't have as there was a great selection of drinks and food on board. The staff was amazingly attentive, from taking photos...More

Thank NoraQ17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Flying Scotsman was on our bucket list and our recent experience totally lived up to expectations. The engine is absolutely beautiful and it was so lovely to hear it chuffing away throughout the trip. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and we were...More

Thank 207rita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked four tickets on this trip for my Dad's Christmas present. It was lovely to sit in a vintage coach and be pulled by a steam engine. However the service of the drinks and lunch was incredibly chaotic. At one stage we were offered...More

Thank paulineboggisfriend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife,for Christmas, treated me to a trip on the Flying Scotsman. The journey was from Salisbury to Victoria Station,London. Although my wife thought she had paid for afternoon tea and a 3 course meal on the way back, the thought of traveling behind the...More

Thank Keith H
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Steph H
Hi, would you give me information on traveling from Stevenage to York on the cathedral express,2017, thank you Jane
March 23, 2017|
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Response from steamdreams | Property representative |
Hi there, our next trip from Stevenage to York is on Sunday 27 August 2017. It is scheduled to leave Stevenage at approximately 9am, and arrive at York at approximately 1230. You will then have about 6 hours to spend in... More
On 21 March 2017, what is the route from London to Gloucester? Does it go through East Croydon or Bromley South? I can't get your website at the moment.
November 30, 2016|
Response from steamdreams | Property representative |
Hello there, apologies for our website being offline; the trip will be leaving Victoria and passing through Barnes and Feltham before stopping at Staines on its way to Bath and Gloucester.
On 2-4 day holidays, can you choose the hotel (from those suggessted in your invitation letter) and level of accommodation?
August 5, 2016|
Response from steamdreams | Property representative |
Hello there. If you choose to book your hotel accommodation with Steam Dreams, the hotels are allocated based on the class of travel. For example, Pullman Style Dining passengers on this trip would be allocated to a 5 star... More