A ride on the Royal Windsor Steam Express

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An Unforgettable ride awaits on the Royal Windsor Steam Express

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Sit back, relax, and let the romance of steam travel whisk you away to a bygone era. Enjoy an unforgettable ride onboard the Royal Windsor Steam Express to one of UK’s most popular destinations, the town of Windsor, Berkshire.

Located on the River Thames in the southeast of England, Windsor has a rich mix of history, culture, heritage, and fun. Windsor is best known for its historical links to the British royal family. Towering over the town of Windsor is Windsor Castle, home to the British monarchy and the largest inhabited castle in the world. Built as a fortress to protect London, the royal castle is now a stately retreat of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Royal Windsor Steam Express | Image: GYG

Your journey onboard the Royal Windsor Steam Express is one-way, giving you the flexibility to spend as much time in Windsor as you like.

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Windsor Castle, Berkshire: View from the Cambridge Gate| Image: georgina_daniel

Visit the royal castle and learn its 900 years of history. Marvel at the splendour of the State Apartments, renowned as the grandest apartments in England, where paintings by Van Dyck and Rubens hang from the walls, and the ceilings are painted with elaborate, magnificent murals.

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The architecture inside St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire | Image: georgina_daniel

Pause a little while at St George’s Chapel, where Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in 2018. The chapel is also the final resting place of departed kings and queens from England’s illustrious history, including Henry VIII and Charles I.

Later, take a stroll to Eton and visit the grounds of its College – one of the largest secondary schools in the country and amongst the most prestigious. 

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What to expect from the Royal Windsor Steam Express Train Ticket activity

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Your journey onboard the Royal Windsor Steam Express is one-way and you shall begin your journey from London Victoria. The route pass some of London’s famous landmarks including Chelsea Bridge, The Royal Hospital, and Battersea Power Station. Head towards the leafy suburbs, crossing the Thames and passing reservoirs and lakes to reach Windsor and Eton Riverside Station. 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 river.

Your return to London from Windsor and Eton Riverside is London Waterloo Station onboard the South Western Railways. Your return ticket is flexible, and can be used anytime on the same day. This gives you as much time you need to explore the town of Windsor independently at your own pace.

Classes of Travel

Select between First Class or Standard outbound ticket

A ride on The Royal Windsor Steam Express is a unique railway experience that offers two classes of travel to suit your occasion and budget.

First Class or Standard Class passengers may order from a range of delicious snacks or hot and cold drinks.

First Class

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© Royal Windsor Steam Express | First Class

First Class passengers are automatically seated on tables for 4 so you may be seated with other passengers if you have less than 4 in your party.

Food and drinks may be purchased on-board. You are also welcome to bring your own food, drink or hampers on board.

Standard Class

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© Royal Windsor Steam Express | Standard Class

Passengers who opt to travel in Standard class will be seated in 1960s open carriages with large picture windows. The carriage has individual seating (as opposed to bench style seating) around tables of four.

Food and drinks may be purchased on-board. You are also welcome to bring your own food, drink or hampers on board.

What does this activity include | Royal Windsor Steam Express Train Ticket

This experience onboard the Royal Windsor Steam Express is brought to you via Get Your Guide, Trusted Partners of Timeless Travel Steps.

The following Information is from Get Your Guide:

There are three options to starting time:

7:30 A.M. | 10:30 A.M. | 1:30 P.M.

1 | One-way steam train journey from London to Windsor and Eton Riverside;

2 | Reserved seats aboard the steam train;

3 | Flexible return train ticket in standard class from Windsor to London on South Western Railways.

Know before you go:

Meet the representative at the booked time outside Hotel Chocolat on the main station concourse by platform 7;

Refreshments are available for purchase onboard;

This tour is unescorted;

The outbound steam train departs from London Victoria Station;

Return train is with South Western Railways;

Return train arrives at London Waterloo Station;

Return train ticket is flexible but must be used on the same day;

Not suitable for wheelchair users.

COVID-19 Special information – Masks are required, please bring your own

Note: Windsor Castle is closed to visitors every Tuesday and Wednesday in 2021

On a final note…

The most stylish way to travel to Windsor is onboard the Royal Windsor Steam Express and is available to book now.

From £56.00** > Outbound Royal Windsor Steam Express from Victoria Station, London + flexible return journey on the same day onboard standard South Western Railways to Waterloo Station London

Plan ahead >> Book your seat onboard the Royal Windsor Steam Express Train

** prices correct at time of writing May 2021

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An Unforgettable ride on the Royal Windsor Steam Express
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