Christmas Market – Stralsund

Stralsund Rathaus - © Tourismuszentrale StralsundThursday 30 November to Thursday 7 December 2023

Well established in Ffestiniog Travel's tour programme is a visit to the German Christmas Markets. This year we head north to the Baltic coast resort of Stralsund. We visit a couple of steam railways in the local area as well as taking in the colourful and festive Christmas markets.


Christmas & New Year in Switzerland

Train at Kleine Scheidegg station - © Victor Maschek/shutterstockFriday 22 December 2023 to Wednesday 3 January 2024

This popular, annual visit to Switzerland over the festive season is a firm favourite and guarantees a sociable Christmas with fellow travellers. A First Class rail tour through awe inspiring snow-capped mountains and Alpine scenery. Includes journeys on the world famous Bernina and Glacier Express trains.


New Zealand Rail Adventure

TranzAlpineFriday 9 February to Wednesday 6 March 2024

A fabulous 27-day rail tour that covers highlights of both North and South Islands of New Zealand including spectacular rail journeys, scenic sailings and the unique opportunity to self-drive a RailCruiser! Truly a trip of a lifetime, enhanced by stopovers in Singapore and San Francisco to break up the travel.


Indian Hill Railways

Nilgiri Railway - © Bob CableSunday 11 February to Thursday 29 February 2024

Join 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. Includes privately chartered steam trains on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.


Snow on the Alps

Rhaeitian Railway regional train - © Swiss Travel SystemTuesday 13 February to Thursday 22 February 2024

Majestic mountains, breathtaking Alpine scenery and world famous UNESCO Rhaetian Railways journeys make this escorted winter tour unforgettable and truly special. Enjoy organised excursions or explore independently with a First Class Swiss Travel Pass.


Northern Lights

Tromsø Northern Lights - © HelloRF Zcool/shutterstock.comMonday 19 February to Tuesday 27 February 2024

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.


Sri Lanka by Rail - Viceroy Special

Mount Lavinia Beach - © VisitColomboSaturday 16 March to Wednesday 27 March 2024

Sri Lanka is considered to boast some 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 by private steam train, Railcar and luxury carriage.


Slovenia – High Alps & Rolling Vineyards

Lake Bled islandMonday 8 April to Wednesday 17 April 2024

An in-depth visit to this beautiful country, travelling from the coastal villages on the Gulf of Venice through the high mountains of the north to the vineyards in the east. Includes the stunning rail line from Nova Gorica to Bled. Stay in village accommodation with locally produced food and wine.


Dresden Steam Festival

Dresden Steam Festival, Roundhouse - © Dr. Christof SchröflThursday 11 April to Thursday 18 April 2024

Our tour to Dresden for the Steam Festival has become an annual favourite. Enjoy lots of steam content over the 16th Festival weekend before experiencing return trips on both the Weisseritztalbahn and Loessnitzgrundbahn. We also include a day trip up the Elbe on a historic paddle steamer.


Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

TashkentFriday 19 April to Tuesday 30 April 2024

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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