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Steam Dreams - The Cathedrals Express

Guildford GU5 9YS, England
+44 1483 209888
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Slough, snow and no Stratford on Avon

We had booked a trip yesterday for my husband’s birthday but when we woke it had snowed quite... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stavoren, The Netherlands
Guildford to Bath 5th December 2017

We booked premier dining well in advance and advised we would be traveling with a registered... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Guildford GU5 9YS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had booked a trip yesterday for my husband’s birthday but when we woke it had snowed quite heavily and had to cancel our taxi as we live at the bottom of a steep hill. Took the car, very slowly and got to Slough, train...More

1  Thank caroline931
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked premier dining well in advance and advised we would be traveling with a registered assistance dog and asked for a little extra support. The company allocated perfect seating and the staff were welcoming and professional. The breakfast served was excellent and piping hot....More

1  Thank MrsGnomie
Reviewed 4 days ago

Due to disappointing trips in the past with Steam Dreams we were offered this at a discount for us and our granddaughter. Our granddaughter was not well enough to come with us, so we had 3 seats, a man who was meant to be sharing...More

1  Thank Holidaymaker38
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic day , I am no train fanatic but it was so moving when the steam train arrived into the station for us to board !!! The Steam Dream team we’re so friendly and helpful and I can only highly recommend the experience.

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 6 days ago

The trip for my wife and I was extremely enjoyable, the food and service first class, and as far as we are concerned the unfortunate delay for the return journey did not detract from the enjoyment at all. We understood that the problem was outside...More

1  Thank Percy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another amazing day out with steam dreams. We went to Bristol last year and thoroughly enjoyed our day so much so we chose to go again this year to bath Christmas market and treat ourselves to Pullman style carriages we also took my mother and...More

1  Thank michellehepburn
Reviewed 1 week ago

A hugely enjoyable day out at Bath and its Christmas Market even allowing for our late return due to signal failure between Bath & Bristol that delayed us by almost 3 hours on the return. Thanks must go to those in carriage L (no frills,...More

2  Thank GolferJames
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat - the cathedrals express to Bath 5th December 2017 - we had chosen premier dining - lovely full English breakfast, with real champagne, tea (coffee for my wife) fruit juice and croissant - delicious. Arriving at Bath Spa station for our return...More

2  Thank 2matthew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I, too, went on the Saturday trip down to the Watercress Line from Southend. We boarded at Upminster. I have also read the three 1-star reviews, all of which have some element of selective or just plain misleading reporting. However, this trip certainly it had...More

Thank Giles T
steamdreams, Manager at Steam Dreams - The Cathedrals Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your experience on The Cathedrals Express and for your understanding about the issues we faced. We are sorry to hear that you have been unlucky on a couple of occasions...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Still a good trip in the circumstances, although disappointing not to make Winchester, but hardly surprising in the circumstances. It's disappointing to note other reviewers who were on this trip have deviated from the facts in their reviews to give an inaccurate portrayal of this...More

1  Thank Sean B
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Denise S
1 December 2017|
Response from Mike A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - only just revisited to see your question
Nigel B
16 October 2017|
Response from steveprotheroe | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website to check that.
Steph H
23 March 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