A festive journey by steam train to the Bavarian Christmas Markets

Join us on a winter wonderland tour of Bavaria as we travel to Germany to enjoy this most festive of trips. The centrepiece of the tour will be 3 nights in Nuremburg, rated the best Christmas Market in Germany by The Daily Telegraph. The medieval city centre is easy to get around and is hosting…

Tour Britain by steam train on the Moors & Mountains Explorer

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, and the Moors and Dales of Northern England.  Along the way, passengers…

A Royal Night Out: Valentine’s Day trip to Windsor

Steam Dreams, operators of The Cathedrals Express steam train, have planned an exciting evening tour from London Victoria to Windsor, celebrating the best of vintage travel and English heritage. On Valentine’s Day – Wednesday 14 February,  The Cathedrals Express will be visiting Windsor, where you can join from London Victoria (depart 1715, return 2315) with 3½…

A Royal Night Out: Visit Windsor by Steam

Steam Dreams, operators of The Cathedrals Express steam train, have planned an exciting evening tour from London Victoria to Windsor, celebrating the best of vintage travel and English heritage. On Valentine’s Day – Wednesday 14 February,  The Cathedrals Express will be visiting Windsor, where you can join from London Victoria (depart 1715, return 2315) with 3½…

2017’s Top 5 Destinations: as chosen by the Booking Team

Here at Steam Dreams we handpick all our destinations, currently we run in five countries going North, East, South and West to some of the UK’s favourite places. The Chairman, Marcus, loved his university days, so naturally is a big fan of Durham where he studied Economics. But, to get a true reflection of the team’s…

Keeping the Steam Dream Green

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. was the first rail charter to be carbon neutral and we are proud of our commitment to ensure our trains do not damage the environment. Every time we run a steam charter (around 60 times a year) we make a donation to an organisation called Eco-Act, which invests in carbon reduction projects, to…

Steam Dreams Earns Best Rail Holiday Provider Nomination

The Steam Train company has been short-listed for Best Rail Holiday Provider in the inaugural Silver Travel Awards to recognise excellence in travel and tourism for the over 50s. Steam Dreams, which operates an eight or nine day Cathedrals Explorer holiday around the British Isles each year, as well as a shorter three or four day…

The Problematic Pullman Proposal

The Cathedrals Express steam train recently marked its 15th Anniversary with a commemorative journey from Salisbury to Canterbury, so it was particularly fitting that Southampton resident, Nick, chose this trip to stage a romantic proposal to his girlfriend. The proposal, however, was very nearly compromised when the couple narrowly missed the train at Salisbury and…