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If you have a question about our rail holidays check out our FAQs page or call us direct.
We handle referral bookings for a number of travel businesses. If you want to promote rail-based holidays to your market consider Ffestiniog Travel as a Trade Partner.
As an AITO member we offer quality, expertise, peace of mind and financial protection. AITO members strive to create overseas holidays with high levels of professionalism and a shared concern for quality and personal service.
Ffestiniog Travel is committed to responsible travel and Sustainable Tourism. The key objectives are to protect the environment, to respect local cultures, to benefit the local communities, to conserve natural resources and to minimize pollution.
Ffestiniog Travel fully supports the Travel Foundation which is a UK charity that cares for the people and places we love to visit. It is helping the travel industry take effective action on sustainable tourism in mainstream destinations across the world, improving quality and keeping holidays special.
Telegraph Travel Awards
We were extremely proud to be shortlisted in this year's Telegraph Travel Awards in the Best Rail Operator category, in the top three alongside Orient Express and The Rocky Mountaineer! Congratulations to Orient Express for winning the award. Our disappointment was soothed by former MP Gyles Brandreth who presented the award. See what he had to say above. Thank you to all our loyal customers who took the time to vote for us.
Bookings are still being taken for the following rail holidays:
The 'Snowdonian' Tailor-Made Mini-Break - April 2014 - Travel the length of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways in a day on board the 'Snowdonian' steam train
FR Behind the Scenes - June 2014 An in-depth look at the Ffestiniog Railway in the Diamond Jubilee Year of the railway's restoration era
Slovakia - June 2014 - An abundance of mountains, historic towns and unspoilt villages to discover in this lesser known Central European country
Around the World - May 2014 - A 40-day tour to mark our Ruby Anniversary year. Join us for the full or parts of our journey around the Northern Hemisphere as we visit Austria, Hungary, Russia, Mongolia, China, Canada and the USA
Tailor Made Rail Holidays
Check out our Tailor Made rail holidays and jump on board or create your own personal 'signature' rail journeys
Great Continental Railway Journeys - we have prepared rail breaks that mirror exactly the route taken by Michael Portillo in each episode of the very popular BBC series
Grand Rail Tour of England & Wales - A unique rail tour that can be done or design your own rail break covering a section of it
Canada & New York - Great cities and breathtaking landscapes
Great Continental Railway Journeys
If you were inspired by the latest series of BBC2's Great Continental Railway Journeys then why not plan your very own European rail holiday with Ffestiniog Travel. We have again created replica rail breaks based on each of the six episodes in Series 2 of Great Continental Railway Journeys. Each package follows Michael Portillo’s route through Europe, guided by his trusty 1913 Bradshaw railway guide. If you missed any of the series you can remind yourself of the journeys and destinations on the BBC2 GCRJ webpage. All episodes took in some interesting sights as Portillo ventured through France, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Italy and even Gibraltar. We too can plan your own individual GCRJ by arranging similar and additional sightseeing stops and tourist visits at any of the destinations.
“The journey of a lifetime...I will treasure my memories of it”
Mr D Markham, London – Indian Hill Railways 2013
“Thank you to Liz for making this a wonderful holiday. Her knowledge and her attention to the needs of each traveller was exemplary”
Dr & Dr Stanley, Dorset – Snow on the Alps 2013
“This was again a splendid trip. The itinerary was well chosen, the organisation worked perfectly and the tour leader was excellent”
Mr R Schwarz, Bury – The Hebridean Tour 1 2013
"To ensure your rail holiday expectations are met Ffestiniog Travel actively encourages direct and regular contact with our team of expert consultants prior to departure. For this reason we do not operate an online booking system and prefer a more personal approach. Travellers who book with Ffestiniog Travel are assigned the same FT travel consultant who will deal with all their enquiries and arrangements regarding their choice of rail holiday"
Maria Cook - General Manager
Our friendly team of expert travel consultants are available to deal with any queries Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm or by telephone only on Saturdays between 9am and 1pm.
Call: 01766 772030
Celebrate our 40th Anniversary Year by travelling with us. Order our special 2014 Brochure to see our train holidays and escorted rail tours in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
'Old West' by RailJourney on the stunning, pioneering railroads of Colorado for a real taste of the 'Old West'
A unique chance to look 'Behind the Scenes' of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Italian Alps Railway CentenaryWhy not ride the Ponte nelli Alpi railway line through the Italian Alps and celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2014. Our beautiful Swiss & Italian Alps tailor made tour visits this old line.
Island of Culture 2014
Celebrate the heritage and culture of the Isle of Man during 2014. Try our tailor made tour or create your own.
Around the World
This 40-day celebratory Anniversary Rail Tour now includes a special charter on the Tsars Gold Train - why not join us for part of the journey - costs now available.
'Snowdonian' Rides Again
Steam nonstop along 80 miles of narrow gauge track on board the 'Snowdonian'. Find out more about this special tailor made 'Snowdonian' mini-break.