Grand Escorted Tours Rail Holidays offering wonderful destinations, culture and leisure in equal measure. Experience countries via their eco-friendly railways - old and new.  These UK, European and worldwide escorted rail tours offer the right mix of cultural visits, overnight stays, rest and leisure days to ensure your holiday is perfect. See more details
Connoisseur Escorted Tours Holidays by train for rail enthusiasts who want to indulge their passion within a refined and cultured holiday. As a specialist rail travel operator our journeys take in some of the oldest and unique railways in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Enjoy the beauty of vintage locos and steam railways together with the culture and leisure benefits that our Connoisseur Tours offer. See more details
Tailor Made Create your own personal signature tour. Your very own unique rail journey – holidays that can be tailor made for couples or groups. Bespoke rail tours for the train travellers who want to choose the rail journeys they want, when they want.  Select a destination, a famous railway or a specific rail journey and we arrange everything. We will help create your own 'signature' rail holiday for you, your family or a group of friends. See more details
Special Interest Tours We can plan, arrange and implement group travel based around special interests throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide. Our specialist knowledge and attention to detail, reflected within the planning process, create an ideal platform for various likeminded people to come together to tailor make a unique tour reflecting group interests. Whether you belong to a gardening society, wine club or geology study group we can arrange your tour according to your requirements. See more details
Christmas Tours Rail holidays that offer a perfect build-up to Christmas or provide a perfect getaway to enjoy the festive season away from home. Our Christmas tours are designed to fill you with festive spirit whilst enjoying a rail-based holiday - mixing shopping, sightseeing, good food and drink and views of magical wintry scenes from the comfort of the train. See more details

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Ffestiniog Travel - Rail Holidays of the World

logo40nostrapProviding rail holidays and rail travel services for 40 years since 1974. Escorted Rail Tours guided by long-standing expert tour leaders; Our specialist team of travel consultants create Tailor Made holiday itineraries for independent rail travellers and groups; We arrange travel and accommodation for Special Interest Tours and field trips; Our Ticket Only department MyRailTrip can get you anywhere by train no matter how complicated the journey; We have an ingrained knowledge and experience of today's rail services, heritage railways and iconic train journeys to destinations around the world; We understand what people want from a rail holiday – a journey to remember, culture, leisure and content that offers value for money.

Read what travel writer Graham Coster wrote about our 40th milestone in the Daily Telegraph.


2015 brochure now available

BrochureAs we celebrate our 40th year we hope you will continue our journey with us into 2015 as we present an escorted rail tour programme that includes some firm favourites and new destinations to explore. We are delighted to offer more departure options on some of our rail holidays including our popular and classic tours to Switzerland, Germany and Romania. We are looking forward to returning to Japan and New Zealand next year and we have not one but two tours visiting India in early 2015 – our annual pilgrimage that pays homage to India’s Hill Railways and a new tour that delights in the ‘Great Little Trains of India’. We continue to push the boundaries into the Balkans – which remains relatively untapped by tourism and explore some of Europe’s transport gems including two dedicated tram tours to Austria and Germany. Our festive offerings for 2014 will be Christmas market tours to Vienna and Nuremberg as well as our classic ‘white Christmas’ holiday favourite to Switzerland.

Order a copy of our 2015 brochure online or call us direct on 01766 772030.


Advance Notice

New Zealand in Style

A fabulous 26-day rail tour that perfectly reveals the raw beauty of New Zealand and includes rail rides in Hawaii and Fiji.

Great Little Trains of India

Including the Neral to Matheran line near Mumbai, the last remaining 2ft gauge part of the Scindia State Railways at Gwalior and the ever popular Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

Kiwirail's scenic TranzAlpine Railway Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - © Bob Cable

Holiday Highlights

Weekend City Breaks

It has never been so easy to explore Europe's cities by train. The holiday begins when you board Eurostar.

The Ffestiniog Railway  
Multi-Departure Escorted Tours 2015

We are now offering more departure dates for our Summer in the Alps, Swiss Alpine, Florence, Lake Garda & Swiss AlpsGermany and Romania 2015 tours  

Eisfelder Talmuehle  
Harz Winter Gala 2015

Bookings are now being taken for this popular, annual steam railway tour of the stunning Harz Mountains in Germany in Winter.

Christmas Market City Hall Square  
Christmas Market Tours 2014

Fill your stocking with some Continental Christmas gifts this year in Vienna or Nuremberg.

SNCF's TGV service through France  
Great Continental Railway Journeys

DVD of the BBC2 second series now out, watch it and then follow in Michael Portillo's footsteps and take the journey yourself?

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Customer Comments

Swiss Alpine Holiday – 10 to 24 September 2013

'The tour turned out to be exactly as advertised; intelligent, articulate and well informed group leader' – Mr D. Noad, Ontario, Canada

Read what other customers say about us...


  • Telegraph Travel Awards

    Vote for Ffestiniog Travel as Best Rail Operator in this year's Telegraph Travel Awards. After finishing as runners up last year please help us to win this year's title. Luxury holiday prizes to be won. Voting closes 27 October 2014.

Tickets Only

Our dedicated ticketing service at MyRailTrip provides a one-stop-shop for rail journeys throughout the world. We supply tickets, rail passes and make reservations for travel in the UK, Europe and worldwide, no matter how complicated the journey.

Ffestiniog Railway

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland RailwaysFfestiniog Travel is owned by a charitable trust and our profits go to support the world famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways.


aito-assured-logoAs 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.

Quality & Value

Our aim is to give people the best rail holiday possible in terms of quality of content and value for money so please read our tour itineraries in detail to fully appreciate the level of planning involved and the extent to which we try and achieve the perfect mix of travel, railways, leisure, culture and substance in every tour we run.