Vintage Bus, Award Winning Steam Train with Afternoon Tea Option for Guided Tour of Ongar Town.
Day of Tour: Saturdays and Sundays.
Dates: April 18th & Sun 19th: Last Tour Dates October: Sat 17 and Sun 18 2020
No tour Dates: April 25 & 26th: Sat and Sun 19th & 20th Sept
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 afternoon tea in Ongar.
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); a vintage bus ride through Epping and glimpses of countryside and Epping Forest steam train ride through beautiful Epping Forest and afternoon tea in Ongar and a guided walking tour of this famous historical town and people associated with this ancient market town.
We recommend suitable clothing, comfortable shoes and bottled water.
Note: This tour involves walking and may not be suitable for those with mobility and walking difficulties.
Official Tour TIMELINE ITINERARY
11.50am-Arrival at Epping underground Station (end of central line).
12.00: Catch vintage bus 339 on your own, to North Weald station, the home of the Epping Ongar Rail company. The 10 minutes’ journey will provide glimpses of beautiful Epping and Epping Forest.
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
12.15: Arrival at North Weald Station. Comfort Break.
Locate the Chigwell Tours Tour Guide in front of the Ticket Office at North Weald station. They will be holding a multi-coloured Golf umbrella!
12:30am: Meet, Greet and Welcome by Our Experienced Tour Guide.
Enjoy a short talk and guided walk time permitting.
- 50: With our tour guide, you will be escorted to your reserved carriage on the steam train for your journey.
1:00pm Steam Train Journey through Epping Forest
1: 15-20pm: Arrival at Ongar.
With your tour guide, or on your own, meet your tour guide outside the station.
1.20- 2. 10
Guided walking tour of Ongar with your tour guide plus free time.
attractions (and enjoy the history and Local Park opposite the station. Have fun checking out the local pubs, famous cheese shop, wine stores and museum
2.15-3.15: Afternoon Tea
Venue: : The Delightfully refurbished Cock Tavern and Kitchen Ongar High Street.
Note: Your afternoon tea consists of a round of freshly made sandwiches with a choice of filling; vegetarian options; scone with butter, cream and cream; cakes; tea or coffee. Drinks
You can purchase drinks, wine, prosecco and other beverages with your afternoon tea (price not included in the tour price)
3.25: Arrive at Ongar station.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 for group bookings. Group bookings are also available.
For further information, visit our Terms & Conditions here.
For any enquiries, call Kate 020 8500 9912
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