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“A fantastic way to see the UK!”

Steam Dreams - The Cathedrals Express
Ranked #6 of 78 things to do in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This was my second trip with Steam Dreams on one of their 'Cathedrals Express' rail tours, traveling from Ipswich to Salisbury, hauled by diesel and steam locomotives. The staff on board the train were extremely helpful, regularly checking if there was anything they could do for us. Would certainly use Steam Dreams again in the future!

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"christmas market"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My wife and I travelled in a Pullman carriage from Stratford to Bath on the 27th March, this was our first trip with steam dreams, and there is nothing I can say other than what a most amazing and incredible day, the staff, food, service and all round experience was something I will never forget, we will definitely be making another trip.

1  Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had a great day out travel, food, company, and the service crew on board were excellent could not ask for more. Bath was rather cold but we were able to visit various sites in the 2.5 hrs available The Dream team made up for this with a first class meal on the return trip home. Thank you for a great day out.

2  Thank George B
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Many thanks for another great day out on the Cathedrals Express from Slough to Bath earlier this week. A very enjoyable , comfortable (even in Premium standard) , trip with happy helpful staff & great on board service in coach J.

Nothing bad to say about the whole trip & look forward to my next booked trip from Salisbury up to Bristol on 3rd May.

I really like having the opportunity to travel mid week as weekends can sometimes be difficult for me with other commitments. Your ‘formula’ may not be appreciated (misunderstood ?) by some die hard ‘Steam enthusiasts’ but as a relatively new customer I think it works very well and I appreciate the ‘little extras’ ( tea/coffee/ Good seats etc) that your team offer.

Well done !

1  Thank JohnG3493
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Brilliant Day out on Steam Dreams, Dining in Premier style for 2, we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast & 4 course evening meal served by Keanua who looked after us.expensive but definitely worth it especially as it was leaving from our local station Sidcup.

1  Thank 779maron
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