Award Winning Vintage Bus and Steam Train Tour, with Cream Tea

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Award Winning Vintage Bus and Steam Train Tour, with Cream Tea
Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings




Title of Tour: Award Winning Vintage Bus Steam Train with Cream Tea with the option to Visit the Oldest Wooden Church in Europe.

Day of Tour:  Saturdays and Sundays only.

Time: 12.15pm- 4.30pm

Dates of Tours:  April 13, every Saturday and Sunday till October 13.

* 27th & 28th April, 5th May, 14th & 15th September 2019, there are no tours.

Price: £49.99 (Excludes visit to oldest wooden church in Europe).


Tour Highlight

This amazing tour provides a nostalgic opportunity for adults and families with children to experience a vintage bus and steam train rides in one of Essex most scenic parts through Epping Forest and enjoy cream tea.

Description of Tour:

Step back in time and experience the romance of travel from a time gone by as you soak up a stunning Essex countryside on this award winning Tour.

The Epping Ongar Railway is a Heritage railway, run by a small team of dedicated staff and volunteers, in North Weald Ongar, Essex, England.

The Tour includes a return ticket, starting at Epping underground Station(Central line) board your vintage bus ride to North Weald station, for the start of your  steam train  experience .

This tour is lead by one of our experienced tour guides.  Warm clothing, comfortable shoes and a bottle of water are recommended.

Start of Official Tour

The official tour starts at 12.15pm at Epping underground Station where you will be met by your experienced tour guide.

Official Tour Itinerary

12:15pm: Arrive at Epping station with your itinerary and meet your tour guide ( standing station entrance with a multicoloured golf umbrella).

12:25am: Board your vintage bus for the start of your journey to North Weald for your steam train experience. North Weald is a village in the civil parish of North Weald Bassett, the Epping Forest District of the County of Essex.

This vintage bus journey passes through Epping Forest and  countryside views

12:45am: North Weald Ticket Office:  Tickets will be issued to you by tour guide..

With your tour guide, Board steam trainride to Ongar and enjoy scenes of the forest.

1:15pm: Arrival at Ongar and Comfort Break Tour of Ongar and main attractions; optional visit to the amazing Greensted Church, the oldest wooden church in Europe (Shared taxi for 4 people, £12.00). Shop and enjoy the history and Local Park opposite the station. Have fun checking out the local pubs, famous cheese shop, wine stores and museum

1.45- 3.25pm   Cream Tea. Venue: The Blackmore Tea Rooms- one of Essex amazing tea houses.

You will have the opportunity to explore this delightful English village.

Enjoy a delicious cream tea, as part of your tour.

You will have the option to upgrade to a full afternoon tea on the day( not included in the tour price) Select from:

A variety of freshly made sandwiches, cakes and pastries. A selection of wines, prosecco, drinks and beverages.  You can pay for these on the day.

3.15: Depart from Blackmore for your return journey to Ongar station..

3.25 Arrive at Ongar station.

3.30 Board steam train for North Weald.

3.35: Train departs for North Weald.

4.00 Board vintage bus back to Epping underground station, where the tour ends.


Call the office for details on how you can upgrade.

Group bookings are also available.


For further information, visit our Terms & Conditions here.

For any enquiries, call Kate 020 8500 9912


Terms and Conditions applies






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  1. Sarah Grant

    We had a lovely time! Would definitely recommend!

    A very nostalgic trip, returning to the past.

    All staff on trip and in office were very polite and helpful.

  2. Stephen Humbles

    We found the tour really enjoyable, loved the day and i would recommend this tour to friends!

    The whole tour has been well organised and the staff are all very helpful, pleasant and nice.

    I cannot think of any ways to improve this tour!

  3. Nicole Walters

    Very Satisfied, Had a lovely day!

    The best part of this tour was the train ride through the forest as it was very relaxing and fun!

    10/10 Cannot be improved!

  4. Carol Saltmarsh

    This tour was excellent! it brought back lovely memories of childhood.

    I loved the nostalgia of the vintage transport and the service was brilliant!

  5. Sandy Jane Ridpath

    A very good tour!

    I wish I could have stayed on the train longer because of how fantastic it was

    Best Day Ever!

  6. Julie Dodd

    Very well organised and friendly staff.

    A fascinating journey through the forest, 4 hours went so quickly but… time goes fast when your having fun!

  7. Sean Murray

    Myself and my father went on the Ongar steam train experience and what a day it was. My father being a train spotter in his youth he was in his element. Chigwell Tours were incredibly helpful in sorting my booking and the day was great. Some great mementos made. Thanks you specifically to Ben at Chigwell tours for arranging for us.

    Fab day, thoroughly recommended.

  8. Alice & Peter Bufalini

    This tour was a very relaxing, exciting and open countryside experience, i felt one with nature and explored the beauty of the amazing towns around Epping.

    I enjoyed the cream tea at The Kings Head and the scenery from the train.

    No Improvements

  9. Angela Connolly

    I really enjoyed this tour, especially the old fashioned carriages, the novelty and nostalgia was a fantastic experience.

    Would it be possible to do this of a night-time with a dinner because of how beautiful it was.

  10. Lynda Preston

    This was very enjoyable and a great day out! Our tour guide Alun was very welcoming and informative, and Ben in the office was very helpful and friendly.

    I loved the steam train ride and accompanying sounds and picturesque views.

    It was a lovely tour and i cannot think of any improvements.

  11. Katie Lidington

    We really enjoyed this trip, and the steam train was fantastic!

    Our tour guide Alun is a Legend!

  12. George Prince

    Excellent, Enjoyable and Interesting.

    Our tour guide Alun was very helpful and informative and Ben was very helpful from the office.