Best choice and cheapest experiences in the UK

The Best Train Experience Days (in order of awesomeness)

Relive the good old days of the steam train, when a train journey was a thrill you didn’t experience every day and the wail of the whistle resounded through the countryside warning all around of your approach. Steam train experiences are of two types – the ones where you sit back and relax as a passenger, savouring the majesty and power of the engine as it hauls your carriage through picturesque scenery; and the ones where you stand on the footplate alongside the driver and get the chance to stoke the boiler and drive the mighty beast. And of course there’s the legendary Orient Express too, the train journey above all train journeys, where you travel the land bathed in sumptuous luxury, waited on by devoted staff, and for a short while live the life of privilege. All aboard!

Drive a steam train experience for under £150

Drive a steam train experience for under £150
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Ride a steam train, even drive a steam train - back to the golden age of the railways for a journey to remember for all time

Drive a diesel engine

Drive a diesel engine
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You know how steam trains and diesel trains are completely different. One’s a throwback to the past, or spinning, grinding brute force, the other is a more modern, zoomier, speedier affair. That’s why I’ve added this separate page, especially for people who like diesel locomotives – not everyone wants to drive a steam train. For people...

Belmond Northern Belle or British Pullman trip – THE luxury experience

Belmond Northern Belle or British Pullman trip – THE luxury experience
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Orient Express - a luxury Edwardian hotel on wheels is probably our favourite luxury experience. You'll have to pay a bit more than the average experience but wow it's worth it - it's champagne all the way!

Take a trip on a steam train

Take a trip on a steam train
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Take a trip back in time, to the golden ages when travel was slow and steamy, majestic and unhurried.