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Steam Dreams - The Cathedrals Express

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Address: Guildford GU5 9YS , England
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+44 1483 209888
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We run approximately 50 steam train day trips and several holidays by steam...

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.

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Southend East to Bath Spa

An absolutely superb day out and thanks to ALL in the Steam Dreams Team. Diesel hauled journey from Southend to Southall and steam hauled from Southall to Bath (the same for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolutely superb day out and thanks to ALL in the Steam Dreams Team. Diesel hauled journey from Southend to Southall and steam hauled from Southall to Bath (the same for the return journey). Other than the slight 'over-heating' in Coach B (which was rectified) we could not fault a thing. The cleanliness and comfort of the carriage, presentation and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly if you are reading reviews relating to steam dreams, rest assure that you are making the right choice in charter train services and day trips by amazing steam trains. You should know that me and my wife have little interest in trains, although that may now change, as we went on the Upminster to Bath journey on the 11th... More 

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guildord surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Lovely sunny but cold day helped the occasion but excellent breakfast served by attentive staff (even if they were rushed off their feet as all food had to be served hot). Excellent reception with xmas decs, mulled wine & crackers on return. Would certainly go on another trip (or 2) with Steam Dreams

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

I took my fiancee on a surprise trip Pullman class as a very special treat It was a magical day and carriage was wonderfully decorated for Christmas season. The staff and service on board was very good as were the comfortable seats. Food was gourmet style and we really enjoyed our journey I would highly recommend this company to anyone... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

- This trip was really lovely - on a cold November morning we set off from Paddington to steam our way across country to the coast!! The Pullman carriages were set up in a wonderful 1940's feel and atmosphere. The seats are so comfortable and the whole carriage looked very cosy yet glamorous... I was with my boyfriend and his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Amazing day trip with Steam Dreams to Winchester Cathedral. Fantastic champagne breakfast and a 5 course meal on the return journey

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We were very impressed by how well everything was co-ordinated and the food was of high quality (fine dining). The waiting staff were very attentive. It is wonderful to see steam trains running in this multi-destination way and to feel you have a taste of 1930's travel. It is also lovely to see the joy... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Being a Steam Railway Fan, I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would like to go on one again. The service, Staff and Train was excellent. would happily recommend this to my friends and relatives.

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

I took 9 trips between July and December 2016, including one short break to Cornwall between 17th and 20th September (the hotel and attractions I visited on that trip have been reviewed separately). What problems that have occurred have been problems that could not have been foreseen or planned for in advance. I would encourage anyone to book immediately and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Superb day - wonderful service - excellent food. Exceeded expectations from the moment we boarded. Highly recommended to dine Pullman.

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