Departing From

  • Peterborough,
  • Huntingdon,
  • St Neots,
  • Hitchin,
  • Stevenage,
  • Welwyn Garden City,
  • Potters Bar,
  • Finsbury Park

Our fabulous steam hauled train offers a full day tour to the beautiful Cotswolds and a visit to historic Worcester. Travelling outward through Oxford and Evesham, with a return through the Golden Valley and the challenging climb of Sapperton Bank.

We take the Great Western main line to Didcot and through Oxford, the city of dreaming spires and join the Cotswold line travelling along an area of outstanding Natural Beauty characterised by attractive small towns and villages built of Cotswold stone. which is a delight to behold. We face the five-mile climb of Honeybourne bank, graded at 1 in 100 then onward through Evesham to Worcester for a break of around three hours.


The city of Worcester stands on the River Severn and is best known for its magnificent ornate cathedral but also famous for the world-renowned porcelain, the home of composer Edward Elgar and the piquant Worcestershire sauce. Perhaps visit the historic Guildhall and Tudor House Museum or take a stroll beside the beautiful river. Returning in the late afternoon we take the GWR main line through Cheltenham Spa before taking the Golden Valley line past picturesque Stroud and beside the river Frome. Next is the long twisting climb to Sapperton tunnel as our engine works hard up the severe gradient. We then descend through Kemble to Swindon and travel through the Vale of the white horse to Didcot.

The train is steam hauled from West London by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 ‘Royal Scot’ – West Country Class, No. 34046 ‘Braunton’ – Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 ‘Britannia’.


Peterborough 06.40 23.30
Huntingdon 07.00 23.10
St Neots 07.10 23.00
Hitchin 07.30 22.40
Stevenage 07.40 22.30
Welwyn Garden City 07.50 22.20
Potters Bar 08.00 22.10
Finsbury Park 08.20 21.50

All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change.

Classes of Travel

Pullman Dining - £350

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

Seating is in our beautifully restored wood panelled vintage carriages at tables of 4 or 2 laid with crisp linen and fully dressed in fine crockery, fresh flowers, and glassware. The day starts as you settle into your seat with a glass of chilled bucks’ fizz, followed by a full English breakfast and late morning tea/coffee service with pastries prior to the arrival at our destination. Following an afternoon sightseeing break you will be welcomed aboard by your attentive liveried steward and offered a refreshing glass of chilled champagne and selection of canapes as you relax in anticipation of the gastronomic journey ahead. A sumptuous five course seasonal dinner, created by our Executive Chef, will be served including the Great British cheese board, biscuits, and chutneys – all accompanied by our Sommelier’s choice of a half-bottle of wine per person. The memorable journey concludes with a service of coffee and homemade petits fours.


First Class (non-dining) - £185

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

Seating is at tables of 4 or 2 with additional legroom, wide seats, and panoramic windows. Includes complimentary tea/coffee and light snacks, accompanied with a morning glass of Bucks Fizz and afternoon glass of sparkling wine. There is a buffet bar available for the purchase of light refreshments and you may bring on board your own picnic hamper for consumption during the journey.



Standard Class (non-dining) - £165

Seating is around a table of four with bookings for two persons seated side by side with one window and one aisle seat, whilst bookings for one person are normally allocated an aisle seat. Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee throughout your journey as well as additional items that may be purchased from our buffet bar offering a choice of refreshments, light snack items, wines, beers and spirits.