Journey by Steam to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in 2021

In May 2021, Steam Dreams are returning to some of the most beautiful lines in Northern Britain with its popular Highlands & Islands Explorer!  Our popular Highlands & Islands Explorer returns to Scotland in 2021, providing a unique opportunity to traverse the spectacular Highlands landscape by steam. With delicious food on board, specially-selected hotels inContinue reading “Journey by Steam to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in 2021”

A New Tour for 2021: The Welsh Dragon

In September 2021, join us on this new tour which takes in the most beautiful railway lines in Wales. You will have three nights and two whole days exploring Snowdonia and North Wales to enjoy time at the internationally famous Italianate village of Portmeirion, visit beautiful houses and gardens or indulge your passion for steamContinue reading “A New Tour for 2021: The Welsh Dragon”

Steam Dreams Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Style

On Thursday, 16th December 1999, over 150 passengers waited excitedly at Waterloo station for their train to arrive. At 11am that day, the first ever Steam Dreams trip departed for Salisbury, hauled by BR Class 5MT 4-6-0 73096. At that time, the journey to Salisbury took just under two hours and fares started from £39!Continue reading “Steam Dreams Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Style”

10 things to do in Canterbury

As the first Steam Dreams destination 20 years ago, Canterbury holds a special place in all our hearts. The city is lined with old buildings that date back to the Tudor times, the highlight of which is the beautiful Cathedral. There is plenty to see and do here and we have compiled our 10 favouritesContinue reading “10 things to do in Canterbury”

Tour Britain by steam train on the Moors & Mountains Explorer

-Please note that due to COVID-19 this tour has been cancelled- In May 2020, join us on this tour which takes in some of the most remote parts of England and Wales. We’ll travel through some of the most unspoilt countryside in Britain visiting the West Country Moors, Cambrian Mountains, Snowdonia, the Lakeland Fells, andContinue reading “Tour Britain by steam train on the Moors & Mountains Explorer”

Our top 10 coastal destinations in Britain

The UK is not necessarily known for its sandy beaches, but there are some stunning coastlines and charming seaside towns to discover. Check out our countdown of the top 10 destinations in the UK. Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth is famous as a family holiday destination, bursting with fun things to do, activities for all, showsContinue reading “Our top 10 coastal destinations in Britain”

Cheers to Mums! Free G&T for Mother’s Day bookings

Treat your Mum to a special day out to celebrate Mothering Sunday and you can both enjoy a FREE Gin & Tonic*! Travel on our special Steam Dreams steam train trip on Saturday 30th March from London to the Severn Valley Railway or Worcester and let us spoil you and your Mum! Book before FridayContinue reading “Cheers to Mums! Free G&T for Mother’s Day bookings”

We need you! New roles at Steam Dreams

We don’t currently have any vacancies at our Head Office. Email us at to register your interest in working with us. About the company, The Steam Dreams Rail Co. We run 50 charter steam trains and 4 holidays by steam every year and we couldn’t do that without some seriously talented people. We haveContinue reading “We need you! New roles at Steam Dreams”