Christmas & New Year in Switzerland

Switzerland in WinterThursday 21 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018

Our annual visit to Switzerland over the festive season is one of our firm favourites. This year we include stays in Interlaken in the glorious Bernese Oberland region, Lausanne on Lake Geneva and the alpine city of Chur, the capital of the Graubünden Canton. All promise amazing scenic and festive landscapes.

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New Year in Romania

Winter landscape at sunrise in the mountains - © Gaspar Janos/shutterstockThursday 28 December 2017 to Friday 5 January 2018

When it comes to celebrating in style and tradition, few do it better than Romanians and what better time to illustrate this point than New Year when the mountains will also have that crisp seasonal look.

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Snow on the Alps

Chur ChurchTuesday 13 February to Thursday 22 February 2018

An opportunity to enjoy the beautiful snow-capped Swiss Alps up close – no skis required! Journeys on the World Famous UNESCO 'Rhaetian Railway', Bernina and Glacier Express trains will deliver breathtaking views of wintry mountain and alpine scenery.

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Indian Hill Railways

DHR Joy Train - © Bob CableSunday 18 February to Saturday 10 March 2018

Our successful annual tour to India which includes the three most exceptional railways that served the former British Hill Stations. Engineering excellence, fierce gradients and stunning scenery make for a memorable tour.

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Northern Lights

Northern LightsTuesday 20 February to Friday 2 March 2018

A captivating tour of an ancient and enigmatic land where the wonders of nature and breathtaking scenery compliment centuries of culture and tradition. Travel through stunning scenery by train, including crossing the Arctic Circle, before heading into the region famous for sightings of the Northern Lights and finally an unforgettable journey on the Ofoten Railway into Sweden.

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Explore Sri Lanka by Rail

Colombo to Nanuoya - © Justin CodraiWednesday 28 February to Sunday 11 March 2018

Sri Lanka is considered to boast one of the finest rail journeys in the world in terms of engineering marvel and breathtaking scenery. The amazing diversity of landscape, climate, geographical elevations and mist clad mountains, valleys and waterfalls are found all along the route. Enjoy the wonderful views as you travel on our chartered Viceroy Special Train.

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Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Port de Soller, MallorcaMonday 12 March to Saturday 17 March  2018

From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north this island is full of surprises as we explore using its rail network. Enjoy a relaxed rail tour that delivers beautiful views and diverts from the usual tourist track to give you a real taste of Mallorca.

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Dresden Steam Festival

Dresden Steam Festival - © Stephen PainterWednesday 4 April to Wednesday 11 April 2018

A repeat of last year’s popular tour when we again visit Dresden for the 10th Steam Engine Festival. Enjoy lots of steam content at the festival before a journey on the newly extended Weisseritztalbahn, a return trip on the Loessnitzgrundbahn and a day trip down the Elbe on a historic paddle steamer.

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Tramways of France

GrenobleSaturday 7 April to Friday 20 April 2018

We travel to the South East of France where we visit the tramways of some of the major cities including Grenoble, Marseille and Saint Etienne. We also make a stop to visit the trams and Automatic Metro in Lille and explore the Paris network. A great way to explore France for the enthusiast.

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Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

Samanids Mausoleum, Bukhara - © Alan HeywoodFriday 13 April to Tuesday 24 April 2018

Silks, spices and the story of Tamerlane’s conquests combine with some of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia. This unique tour affords an in-depth look into the history and culture of one of the smallest of the former USSR republics and is accompanied by both a Ffestiniog Travel tour leader and an experienced local guide.

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