Special Interest Tours
Ffestiniog Travel have for many years provided the travel expertise for numerous interest groups who wish to pursue their hobbies and activities further afield and we are particularly committed to helping organisations develop their programme of specialist tours.
We have particular specialism in arranging holidays for rail enthusiasts, but we also provide a service to wider special interest groups, arranging travel and accommodation for organisations such as geology groups, gardening clubs, history and art societies and have worked very closely with the Wilmslow Guild for 15 years to allow many of their study groups to extend their knowledge further by organising field trips at home and abroad. Each tour is accompanied by a tour leader who is a specialist in the chosen subject and, whilst they are not strenuous tours, we should mention that they are an educational experience as well as a holiday. Numbers can range from small parties of just 5 to up to 30 depending on destination. Below is an example of a Special Interest Tour we ran in 2012.
Wild Flowers of Majorca
Majorca, largest and most diverse of the Balearic Islands, is home to an extensive flora, seen at its best in Spring. We took a party of 10 to this colourful island on an enlightening 8-day tour. Our party stayed on the quiet and beautiful north coast and visited a wide range of natural habitats, encompassing marshland, mountain valleys, rocky shores and sand dunes, as well as formal gardens and Neolithic sites. Some plants were familiar, being native to Britain, but the trip allowed the group to see how these plants adapted to the Mediterranean climate. Other flowers were more unique, their characteristics and distribution bearing witness to the thirty million year old history of the western Mediterranean.
“Prompt and accurate service” Mr & Mrs Scragg, Cheshire
Whilst planning your group travel we will not ask for any commitment until you are completely happy with your planned itinerary.