Step back in time as you travel from London to Windsor in style - aboard the Mayflower - a traditional British steam train restored from a bygone era. Relax in the beautiful town of Windsor with its quaint charming streets and beautiful river and enjoy the scenic Savill Garden. Windsor is only a short stroll from Eton – its College is one of the largest secondary schools in the country and amongst the most prestigious. The College can be viewed from the exterior.
The Royal Windsor Steam Express
Sit back, relax and let the romance of steam travel whisk you away to a bygone era as you travel to one of the UK’s most popular destinations, the stunning venue for Harry and Meghan’s special day in 2018. At Windsor Castle over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you. From William the Conqueror all the way through to Queen Elizabeth II. The steam train journey is one-way, giving you the flexibility to spend as much time in Windsor as you like. You will find many wonderful attractions in Windsor & Eton. Guests can choose to purchase from the on-board range of drinks and snacks.
Starting out from London Waterloo we pass many of London famous landmarks including the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. As we head towards the leafy suburbs, crossing the Thames at least once, we pass reservoirs and lakes to reach Windsor & Eton Riverside Station, designed by William Tite for the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) as a royal station.
Crowned by Windsor Castle and linked by the River Thames, Windsor has a rich mix of history, culture, heritage and fun. Windsor is a town full of history and charm as you will discover when you visit. The town is dominated by Windsor Castle which is over 900 years old and the largest inhabited castle in the world! Aside from the Castle, there’s much more to see and do, including visiting the award-winning Savill Garden, taking a guided tour of the town's numerous cobbled streets and Tudor buildings, or enjoying a walk along the pretty riverside.
Please note admission inside Windsor Castle is not included
Important: Guests will need to collect their tickets from the Evan Evans Representative at the entrance to Platform 19 on the main concourse of Waterloo Railway station prior to departure.
For the 08:00 departure please meet the Evan Evans Representative by 07:30;
For the 14:05 departure please meet the Evan Evans Representative by 13:35.
Guests will not be able to travel without collecting the tickets.
Outbound journey: The steam train departs from Platform 19, on the main concourse at Waterloo railway station.
The closest tube station is ‘Waterloo’. Underground lines serving Waterloo include the Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo & City.
Return journey: The return journey is on South Western Railways departing from Windsor & Eton Riverside and returning to London Waterloo. Guests board the return train independently using their open return ticket and there will be no Evan Evans’ Representative for the outbound journey. Guests can board any train back to London Waterloo from Windsor & Eton Riverside on the same day as they arrived. As the return ticket is an open return for maximum flexibility there are no seat reservations on the return journey and free seating applies.
The price does not include entry to Windsor Castle. Guests intending to visit Windsor Castle independently should be aware that the last admission at the Castle is 4:00pm.
Once booked this tour is non-changeable and non-refundable.
Please note that the first class option is only available on the outbound train service operated by Steam Dreams.