Award Winning Vintage Bus Steam Train with Afternoon Tea Option to Visit Oldest Wooden Church in Europe!

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Award Winning Vintage Bus Steam Train with Afternoon Tea Option to Visit  Oldest Wooden Church in Europe!
Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings


Our tour of the Epping-Ongar Steam Railway is an exciting adventure day out with the kids, which is fun for adults too! Our tour not only includes a ride on a steam train, but you also get to travel on a vintage double decker bus at Epping.



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

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: £49.99.(Excludes 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.

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.


12:15am: Arrive at Epping station with your itinerary and meet your tour guide.

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.

12:45am: Collect ticket from ticket office.

1:00pm: Board steam train to Ongar.

1:15pm: Arrival at Ongar and Comfort Break.

1:30pm: 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

2:00pm:  Afternoon tea & Free time. Enjoy afternoon Tea at the Kings Head, 177 High Street, Ongar, CM5 9JG.

2:50pm: Arrive at Ongar station and board train.

3:00pm: Steam train journey to North Weald; journey through the beautiful Epping Forest (steam or diesel train).

3:45pm: Return and Explore North Weald Station.

4:00pm:  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.

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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.