Day of Tour: Saturdays and Sundays only:
Time: 12.15am- 4.30pm
Dates of Tours: April 13, 2019; every Saturday and Sunday till October 13, 2019. * 27th & 28th April, 5th May, 14th & 15th September 2019, there are no tours.
Price: £65. (Includes visit to oldest wooden church in Europe)
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, with the added bonus of visiting the oldest wooden church in Europe!
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 to and via vintage bus to North Weald and Steam train to Ongar
This experience is a self- guided tour. However, a tour guide is usually present to meet and greet customers at Epping Underground station before boarding the 1st of their Vintage bus to North Weald for the start of their Steam train journey.
Below is a representative itinerary. All customers receive a detailed final itinerary, two weeks prior to the tour, as well as information for your tour and other things you can include to enhance your experience in Ongar.
12:15pm: Arrive at Eppingunderground station(central line) 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..
1:00pm: 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; Visit Greensted Church, oldest wooden church in Europe . 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- 3.15pm 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 afternoon teataken from the selection below
A variety of freshly made sandwiches, cakes and pastries with tea or coffee.
You can also purchase drinks- including wines, prosecco, juices and beverages- not included in the price.
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 Condition applies.