Saphos Trains are delighted to present our first programme of tours offering 12 steam hauled excursions to transport the discerning traveller to interesting destinations in comfort and style. 

It will always be our aim to keep ticket prices at an affordable level and for the first year of operation we invite you to sample our superb new train at a greatly reduced price with some fares being a 50% reduction from the normal charge.

WELSH BORDERS EXPLORER – SUNDAY 29 APRIL 2018

DEPARTING FROM: Crewe
A truly memorable steam hauled circular tour departing from Crewe and offering a journey time of over four hours as we travel in vintage carriages through the stunning scenery of the Welsh Borders, returning via the West Coast main line for a truly fitting way to end a magnificent journey.

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WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS – SATURDAY 12 MAY 2018

DEPARTING FROM: Crewe, Whitchurch & Shrewsbury
Traversing the breathtaking beauty of the Welsh Marches route our steam hauled train offers a totally unique day out as we travel through the rolling hills of the pretty Shropshire countryside that divides England and Wales for an afternoon break in Cardiff.

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NORTH WALES COAST EXPRESS – SATURDAY 2 JUNE 2018

DEPARTING FROM: Crewe & Chester
Enjoy a day out along the beautiful North Wales coast as our steam hauled train travels on a 200 mile return journey from Crewe with sweeping views of the Dee Estuary, Irish Sea, Snowdonia Mountains and finally crossing the Menai Strait with a fast run across Anglesey for an afternoon break at the Port of Holyhead.

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WELSH BORDERS EXPLORER – SUNDAY 10 JUNE 2018

DEPARTING FROM: Crewe
A truly memorable steam hauled circular tour departing from Crewe and offering a journey time of over four hours as we travel in vintage carriages through the stunning scenery of the Welsh Borders, returning via the West Coast main line for a truly fitting way to end a magnificent journey.

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WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS – SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2018

DEPARTING FROM: Crewe, Whitchurch & Shrewsbury
Traversing the breathtaking beauty of the Welsh Marches route our steam hauled train offers a totally unique day out as we travel through the rolling hills of the pretty Shropshire countryside that divides England and Wales for an afternoon break in Cardiff.

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ENGLISH RIVIERA EXPRESS – SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018

DEPARTING FROM: Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa, Bradford on Avon, Westbury, Frome & Taunton
We recreate one of the great holiday trains with a steam hauled journey all the way from Bristol around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the pretty ‘English Riviera’ resorts of Paignton and Dartmouth.

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ENGLISH RIVIERA EXPRESS – SUNDAY 1 JULY 2018

DEPARTING FROM: Bristol Temple Meads, Yatton, Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater & Taunton
We recreate one of the great holiday trains with a steam hauled journey all the way from Bristol around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the pretty ‘English Riviera’ resorts of Paignton and Dartmouth.

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THE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – SATURDAY 21 JULY 2018

DEPARTING FROM: Preston, Wigan North Western, Warrington Bank Quay, Hartford, Crewe & Stafford
Travel in style on our steam hauled train to enjoy a wonderful day out to Stratford-upon-Avon, one of England’s most historic and vibrant towns, today most famous as the home of Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare.

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THE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – SATURDAY 4 AUGUST 2018

DEPARTING FROM: Bangor, Llandudno Jct, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Flint, Chester, Crewe & Stafford
Travel in style on our steam hauled train to enjoy a wonderful day out to Stratford-upon-Avon, one of England’s most historic and vibrant towns, famous as the home of Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare.

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