Rail Holidays of the World
Over 40 years of providing rail holidays and rail travel services. Experts in escorted rail tours for both the 'train tourist' and 'rail enthusiast'. For independent travellers we create Tailor Made rail holidays in the UK, throughout Europe and across the globe. We offer group travel services for Special Interest Tours, corporate travel and educational field trips. Our dedicated Ticket Only department at 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.
Rail Holiday Reviews
Independent Reviews of Ffestiniog Travel
Overall company rating
"Just a note to say thank you to Ffestiniog Travel for organising this tour, we both thoroughly enjoyed it, a good mix of rail and normal tourist activities. I was particularly pleased with our trip on the line to Darjeeling with steam all the way, truly incredible railway. We would recommend this tour to anyone." Mr & Mrs Stephens, Hampshire.
Explore Sri Lanka by Rail February 2016
"The range of visits and their interests was simply marvellous. The local guide made the whole experience exceptional through his extraordinary delivery, communication skills, selection of sights, knowledge of the country and professionalism. This is a highly recommended tour." Mr and Mrs N. Harcourt, Berkshire.
Snow on the Alps February 2016
"You got me there and back safely and the holiday fulfilled my expectations - and then some. The presence of your experienced and helpful tour leader made my holiday worry free and thoroughly enjoyable." Mr F. Howes, Gwynedd.
Mountains & Forest in Rural Romania September 2015
"Excellent - We say 'Go to Romania and when you do, go with Ffestiniog Travel'." Mr & Mrs B. Mallett, Buckinghamshire. See Romania - The West & Danube Valley tour departing June 2016.
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2016 Rail Holidays
Our 2016 brochure featuring all our escorted holidays for 2016 is now available. You can view all our rail tours on the website or order a printed copy of our colourful brochure to browse through at home. We hope it will inspire you to take a rail holiday with us. Check out our new holiday collections Small & Traditional - small escorted groups touring the yet untapped areas of Georgia, Romania and Bulgaria or join one of our escorted Rail Holidays Direct tours, ideal 'first time' rail holidays.
You can now reserve your seat on any of our 2016 escorted tours at a touch of a button. Click on any escorted tour page and book online - look our for the big 'red button'.
Worldwide Rail Tours
Where will the train take us in 2016? As well as our annual Indian Hill Railways tour we also visit Sri Lanka in early 2016 to enjoy the engineering excellence and stunning landscapes as we journey on the Viceroy special train. Other long-haul plane and train tours in 2016 include travelling the entire railroad route of Alaska, a polar bear experience in Canada and travelling by train coast to coast across the USA.
European and UK Rail Tours
New European tours next year include visits to Bavaria, Ireland and a combined France and Switzerland tour plus a new UK tour exploring the Industrial Midlands and we have extended our 'Behind the Scenes' in-depth rail tour to include several railways in North Wales. We begin 2016 with our popular Snow on the Alps tour and again visit Norway for an opportunity to see the Northern Lights.
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Series 4 of this popular BBC2 programme has just completed. Re-trace Michael Portillo's rail journeys in one of our specially created tours that mirror each episode.
In-depth tours of many of the railways of North Wales including the Ffestiniog, Talyllyn, Vale of Rheidol, Corris, Llanberis Lake Railways and more.
Ideal tours for the first time train tourist - short, one-centre, price-friendly, fully escorted holidays to interesting European destinations.
More opportunity to explore a country that remains relatively untouched by tourism. Enjoy travelling in a small group of a maximum of 14 people and discover Romania's rural beauty.
Special Mini-Break to celebrate the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland in June 2016.
We arrange group travel based around special interests throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide. See our Wild Flowers in Majorca Tour
It has never been so easy to explore Europe's cities by train. The holiday begins when you board Eurostar.
Ffestiniog Travel provides 'out of hours' support for all independent travellers in the event of an emergency.