Self Guided Steam Train Journey with Cream Tea and Vintage Bus Ride for Two

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You should bring your Chigwell Tours Website booking reference and your Buy A Gift \ RLD voucher as proof of purchase. This will be required to board the vintage bus, steam train and cream tea venue.

Please download your Itinerary after checkout and bring with you for the tour.

PLEASE NOTE:  This tour is only available up to 13th October 2019 with a voucher (1 Book items = 2 Adults)

  1. Please copy these instructions so you can refer to them.
  2. Please select your date from the calendar below, only green dates are available.
  3. Add your tour to the cart (1 book item = 2 adults )
  4. View your Basket and apply your voucher number (the first part).
  5. Proceed to checkout and fill in your billing / contact details.
  6. Tick the terms and condition checkbox and place your order
  7. At the next screen please download your itinerary, you will need this on the day.
  8. You will be sent an email confirmation of your booking.
  9. This complete your booking process.


Self-Guided Vintage Bus and Award Winning Steam Train and Walking Tour of Ongar with Option for Lunch.

Day of Tour:  Saturdays and Sundays only.

Time: 10.20pm- 3.30pm

Dates of Tours: April to October:
First Tour Date: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April;
Last Tour Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October 2020.

No Tour Dates: Sat and Sun 25th and 26th April: :  September 19th and Sunday 20th 2020.

Price: £59.99 for 2 people with lunch.

Tour Highlight

This self-guided amazing tour experience provides a nostalgic opportunity for adults and families with children to experience a vintage bus ride, steam train rides on the Epping Ongar rail in one of Essex most scenic parts through Epping Forest.  The tour includes free time to explore the old market town of Ongar and   enjoy delicious lunch at the newly refurbished Cock Tavern Pub and Kitchens.

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 339 ride to North Weald station, for the start of your steam train experience.

Suitable clothing, comfortable shoes and a bottle of water are recommended.

Start and Meeting Point:

Epping underground Station (central line)


10:20am: Arrive at Epping underground station with your Chigwell Tours Website booking confirmation and your downloaded itinerary.

10:25am: Catch the vintage bus 339 to North Weald station, the home of the Epping Ongar Rail company. (10 minutes). Your steam train experience begins here. 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

10:45am Ticket Collect your steam train ticket and Ongar brochure from the ticket office: Produce your Chigwell Tours booking confirmation.

10.55am:  Board steam train.

11.00: Steam train departs for Ongar

enjoy scenes of Epping forest.

11:15- 20: Arrive in Ongar and Comfort Break


Explore Ongar. brochure with map and directions (down load from our website or collect from North Weald station).

A tour of Ongar station is recommended.

Brochure list 6 places of historical importance and famous people associated with Ongar.

optionalPlace To Visit, not included in tour.Greensted Church, the oldest wooden church in Europe.  Customers can organise their own trip. (Shared taxi for 4  costs £7, per person return from the station).  Taxi can wait.

12.15 -1.15 Lunch- Cock Tavern+ Kitchens High Street Ongar.

1.25; Arrive at Ongar station.

1.30: Board your steam train for journey back to North Weald.

1.50: Arrive at North Weald and Disembark the train.

1.55: Board train for journey through Epping Forest.

2.15: Arrive back at North Weald.

Explore the station and gift shop.

3.00 or 3.15: Catch vintage bus 339 to Epping underground station

3.30: End of tour.

Book now- Group bookings available Visit our terms and

Conditions here.


Taxi; available at Ongar station. Those wishing to visit Greensted church, should book this in advance and pay on the day to garantee availability.

For any enquiries, call Kate 020 8500 9912


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