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“steam train”(33 reviews)
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Chigwell Tours and Visits has set its sights on introducing national and international guests and visitors to Chigwell and Essex, the first village outside of London. Magical Essex Tours is our first step in putting on tours to the various parts of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Chigwell, England
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+44 20 8500 9912
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

I arranged this trip for my 88 year old grandma for her birthday. We were a party of 8 including wheelchair access, a dog and toddler of a year old. We originally booked a different date but were rang in plenty of time by Chigwell...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nclark88
Chigwell_Tours_Visit, Manager at Chigwell Tours and Visits, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you Nikki, we are that glad you loved the service. We apologise for the cream tea hiccup, but we hope the rest of the experience was enjoyable. Best regards, Manager

Reviewed 21 September 2018

This was a gift brought for us as a present. The vintage bus ride was fun and a ride on a steam train is always a great experience. We missed out on the cream tea as the restaurant did not allow dogs in which was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tim B
Chigwell_Tours_Visit, Guest Relations Manager at Chigwell Tours and Visits, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hi Tim We are happy to know that you enjoyed the experience in spite of the weather. Regards

Reviewed 21 September 2018

I bought this as a surprise for my husbands 60th birthday, he had no idea where he was going, so he was surprised when we arrived at Epping station and could see the old Routemaster waiting for us. We booked in, an easy process and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chrissi54
Chigwell_Tours_Visit, Manager at Chigwell Tours and Visits, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you, Chrissi. We are glad that your surprise for your husband went as well as you thought it would. We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Manager

Reviewed 18 September 2018

We had a lovely day out in Essex. We met Alun at Epping Station, took a vintage bus to North Weald Station and then steam train to Ongar. The car park at Epping cost £2.50 for Saturday. The bus bought back memories, very bumpy but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol D
Chigwell_Tours_Visit, Manager at Chigwell Tours and Visits, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you, Carol. We are pleased that you enjoyed this experience. We do apologise for the cream tea service, and we value your feedback. Best regards, Manager

Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was a great experience:) Steam train fab ! vintage buses fab ! "the sounds" add to the experience. Such a lovely day and the cheese shop in Ongar is just a must. We were met at Epping station by the Chigwell tour representative, who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sharano432
Chigwell_Tours_Visit, Manager at Chigwell Tours and Visits, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you, Sharon. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and we would love to see you again in our future tours. Best regards, Manager

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Booking experience went quite smoothly, but it was only thanks to our friends that we realised the tea venue had been changed from Zinc Up to the Kings Head on the day, as we did not receive any email to explain this. The train and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anthea G
Chigwell_Tours_Visit, Manager at Chigwell Tours and Visits, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you, Anthea. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed this experience. We apologise for the cream tea service; we greatly value your feedback about the tour as a whole. We hope to see you again in one of our future tours. Best regards,...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

I was given a gift voucher to use on a steam train/vintage bus ride with Cream tea on the Epping/Onger railway. Trip purchased about 20th August 2018 as a gift to me. I contacted Chigwell tours by e-mail on Monday 27th August to activate the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter-e-folkie
Chigwell_Tours_Visit, Manager at Chigwell Tours and Visits, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear Mr Peter, Thank you so much for your review. According to our records, the email you sent was through Mr Peter Everson and was sent to the wrong email address. Customers are advised from ourselves and the company selling this tour to send emails...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had a fantastic day. Being of a certain age group, it was a nostalgic step back in time! Although we did the tour independently (not part of a guided group), we were met by the lovely Alan at Epping Forest underground station who checked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Freda N
Chigwell_Tours_Visit, Manager at Chigwell Tours and Visits, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you, Freda. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed this experience, and we are glad to receive your feedback. We hope to see you again at one of our future tours. Best regards, Manager

Reviewed 24 August 2018

I would have given this 5 stars but had to take one off because, as other reviewers have mentioned, the admin side could be better. It took so long to respond to my initial email regarding dates that the date I originally wanted was booked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank InformationGirl
Chigwell_Tours_Visit, Manager at Chigwell Tours and Visits, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed this experience. We apologise for the faults in the admin service; we greatly value your feedback. We hope to see you again at one of our future tours. Best regards, Manager

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know quite what to expect or how our day would pan out. Got to Epping Forest station easily. Was very impressed with the parking facility and charges for the day. Greeted by a very friendly Alan who made sure were part of the tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Loris D
Chigwell_Tours_Visit, Manager at Chigwell Tours and Visits, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you, Loris and Christine. We are so pleased that you enjoyed this experience. We hope to see you again at one of our upcoming tours. Best regards, Manager

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