Cardiff

Journey in style to the Welsh Capital.

Step back in time and travel with us by steam through the rolling welsh hills and picturesque countryside, to the magnificent, exciting city of Cardiff.

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Steam through Wales

Hauled by a lovingly restored steam locomotive, we will journey through the rolling countryside of the Welsh borders.1

Enjoy the outstanding views of the Long Mynd, known by the Victorians as 'Little Switzerland, observe the historic cities of Ludlow and Hereford and in the distance, the Brecon Beacons. Our journey culminates with an arrival into the impressive Welsh Capital.

Cardiff

Wales' capital has no shortage of activities to delight. During our time in Cardiff you can partake in some fantastic shopping experiences, engaging museums or charming parks.

Perhaps visit the National Museum Cardiff to find out more about the history of this enchanting country, the resplendant Cardiff Castle, or take a stroll to Cardiff Bay, with it's restaurants, waterside views and of course the iconic Millennium centre.

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The Experience

Choose from the luxury of Dining, the relaxation of First Class or the simplicity of Standard, all of our experiences have something different to offer.

Whether you enjoy a sumptuous three course meal with us, or just relax and watch the world fly past, we have the perfect journey for you.

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Steam through the Welsh Borders

We are journeying to Cardiff on two Saturdays in 2018.

On Saturday 12th May and Saturday 16th June one of our magnificently restored and lovingly maintained steam locomotives - Royal Scot, Britannia, Braunton1 - will take charge of our train for our journey to the Welsh Capital.

Climb aboard luxuriously upholstered, historic 1950's railway carriages and step back in time2. Our liveried stewards will bring drinks to your seat as we speed through breathtaking countryside. What delights lay before you as our train train eases into the platform...

Our journeys are operated by Saphos Trains.

Saturday 12th May

  • Crewe
  • Whitchurch
  • Shrewsbury

Dining experiences from 170

First Class experience from 70

Standard Class from 45

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Saturday 16th June

  • Crewe
  • Whitchurch
  • Shrewsbury

Dining experiences from 170

First Class experience from 70

Standard Class from 45

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  1. Any references to specific locomotives do not necessarily represent the locomotive that will haul any train on any particular date.
  2. Historic railway carriages are not guaranteed. Standard class tickets do not qualify for travel in historic 1940's carriages.
  • Subject to Saphos Trains LLP Terms and Conditions of booking and travel.
  • Service operated by Saphos Trains LLP, a subsidiary of Locomotive Services Ltd.
  • Title and photograph courtesy Mario S├ínchez Prada. Steam & gate photograph courtesy Andrew Shapland. Millennium centre photograph courtesy John Mason. Cardiff bridge photograph courtesy Patana Rattananavathong. Cardiff Castle wall photograph courtesy Dun.can - Flickr. Stadium and Cardiff Castle photographs courtesy Jon Candy.