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With the Commonwealth Games in full swing in Birmingham, what better way to celebrate this international event in our city than a Great British steam train ride?

Shakespeare Express – Summer Sunday Steam Trains!

With the Commonwealth Games in full swing in Birmingham, what better way to celebrate this international event in our city than a Great British steam train ride?

We are running two journeys from central Birmingham through pretty Warwickshire countryside and back from 31st July to 4th September.

There will be experiences aplenty on these trains with a huge range of options! You can book…

Shakespeare Express: Birmingham to Stratford (Return)

If you want to enjoy the full glamour of steam train travel, Pullman class is for you. You will be served a full English breakfast, tea and coffee on the morning journey and afternoon tea on our return trip.
Ticket prices are £79 per person. Tourist Class and Family Tourist Class Tickets are available from £30.

Shakespeare Express: Stratford to Birmingham (Return)

If you want to enjoy the full glamour of steam train travel, Pullman class is for you. In these glamorous seats, you will be served with a three-course lunch, tea and coffee.
Ticket prices are £79 per person. Tourist Class and Family Tourist Class Tickets are available from £30.

First Class Glamour
Experience how comfortable and relaxing rail travel was during the glory days of steam by travelling with us in first class. As you unwind in your armchair-type seat, watch the lovely views pass your window and enjoy complimentary tea or coffee. This experience is available on both trains on Saturday 6th.

The Breakfast Express!
What could be a better start to the day than a full English or Continental Breakfast travelling at speed behind a famous steam locomotive? Tuck into your eggs, bacon, beans and more as we chuff through the countryside. Tickets are just £39.95 including return travel and breakfast – yummy!

The Afternoon Tea Express!
Scones, cakes, tea, and great memories are all on the menu for this experience. This is a classic British experience.

You can board at Birmingham Snow Hill, Birmingham Moor Street or Tyseley stations.

  • Summer Sunday Steam Trains!
From £30 per person

Shakespeare Express: Join us this Summer Sunday Steam Train trip from Stratford-upon-Avon through pretty Warwickshire countryside – complete with a famous express steam locomotive from the golden age of train travel. Book today!

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