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
Japan - Steam & Cherry Blossom March 2015 - "Excellent - The whole tour ran exactly as advertised and all the leaders were very helpful and personable. A wonderful experience." Mr M. Henry, Galashiels.
Indian Hill Railways February 2015 - "Excellent - I found all the people at Ffestiniog very helpful and friendly to deal with prior to the holiday. While we were in India all the arrangements just 'worked'. There was never a problem with any of the hotels or trains and the local guides and transfers were always there on time." Mr & Mrs J. Booth, Stafford.
Snow on the Alps February 2015 - "Excellent - There's an excellent balance between direction and freedom in the tour, especially for a 'first timer' to Switzerland by rail. The 1st class Swiss Pass is a must - I just love the freedom to simply 'take off and jump trains'!" Mr M. Gray, Lincolnshire.
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Upcoming Escorted Rail Tours
Christmas Rail Tours 2015
We will be visiting the beautiful cities of Dresden and Prague for our Christmas Market rail tours this year to enjoy some festive shopping and sample local culinary delights. As usual we have included some interesting railway visits within the itineraries so you can enjoy a little rail fun too. Full details of these and our annual Christmas & New Year in Switzerland escorted tour are now available on the website.
Worldwide Rail Tours
Where will the train take us in 2016? We are extremely excited about our first escorted rail tour to Burma in January 2016 which promises to be of particular interest to rail enthusiasts as several days are spent on the 2ft gauge Burma Mines Railway - an in-depth Burma blog written by Ffestiniog Travel tour leader Michael Whitehouse offers a taste of what you can expect. 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 Alaska, Eastern Canada and the USA - more details on these to follow.
European Rail Tours
New European tours next year include visits to Portugal, Bavaria and Slovakia plus a new UK tour exploring the Industrial Midlands. Full details of our Harz Autumn Gala 2015, Snow on the Alps tour and Northern Lights rail holiday can also be viewed in full now.
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Special Mini-Break to celebrate the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland in June 2016.
It has never been so easy to explore Europe's cities by train. The holiday begins when you board Eurostar.
Series 3 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.
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.
An in-depth tour of the Ffestiniog Railway, the world's oldest narrow gauge railway including areas not normally seen by the public.
Take a family rail holiday to Germany's Black Forest and discover a different destination whilst enjoying a sociable, relaxed way of travelling.
Ffestiniog Travel provides 'out of hours' support for all independent travellers in the event of an emergency.