Memorable steam train journeys from Bristol – Save money on these fantastic days out

Why not treat yourself, family or friends to a special day out in 2024?  

Travelling by steam makes for a truly memorable journey, so check out The Railway Touring Company’s special trains departing from Bristol and Yatton.  

With a choice of dates, scenic routes and fascinating destinations, there is a steam adventure waiting just for you.


May Bank Holiday weekend day out to Devon and Cornwall

A regular summer treat from Bristol and Yatton, this year The Royal Duchy will run on May Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday, May 5, and on Sunday July 28, August 18 and September 1.

A run along the dramatic and internationally famous sea wall at Dawlish is just one of the breathtaking highlights of this journey, which also includes crossing over Brunel’s famous Saltash Bridge into Cornwall by steam.

Passengers on board The Royal Duchy have a great choice of destinations.  Why not spend an afternoon exploring the fascinating maritime city of Plymouth with its famous Hoe, ancient Barbican and seafront areas, and the National Marine Aquarium?  

Or stay on board as the train travels through magnificent Cornish countryside to Par, where, at no extra charge, buses will be waiting to take you to the picturesque seaside town of Fowey or the harbour village of Charlestown, familiar to viewers of the BBC’s Poldark, with its working port and Shipwreck, Rescue & Heritage Centre?


A steam journey into Wales

Step on board Pembroke Coast Express at Bristol Temple Meads on Sunday, October 20, and let The Railway Touring Company take you for a scenic day out into west Wales in the company of a magnificent steam locomotive.  

Heading through Newport and Cardiff, from Llanelli this special train will run by the sea wall for most of the way to Carmarthen and then along the scenic branch line to Tenby, where passengers can visit the seaside resort’s famous sandy beaches.  

Those who stay on board The Pembroke Coast Express will enjoy fine views over the Bristol Channel as the train approaches Pembroke Dock.

Treat yourself – dine on board

The Railway Touring Company’s travel options include Standard, with refreshments to purchase on board, or bring your own picnic, and First, with light meals in the morning and afternoon served to you at your seat.

Special occasion?  Go for Premier Dining.  Sit back at your linen-covered table to enjoy a full English breakfast and a four-course dinner, all freshly prepared on board, silver served to you as you watch the world go by.

Save £10pp

The Railway Touring Company is offering readers a £10 per person discount on departures from Bristol and Yatton.   Visit The Railway Touring Company for details, booking code and T&Cs.