Behind the Scenes in North Wales

Llangollen Railway Loco 80072 - © Andrew GardinerSaturday 30 March to Friday 12 April 2019

This tour offers an amazing opportunity to enjoy sights not normally seen by the average rail passenger. A chance to “access all areas” at many of the railways of North Wales from miniature to standard gauge. We ride on footplates and learn about the history of these fascinating railways.


Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma cityMonday 1 April to Saturday 6 April 2019

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


Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

Samanids Mausoleum, Bukhara - © Alan HeywoodFriday 5 April to Tuesday 16 April 2019

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.


Dresden Steam Festival

Dresden Steam Festival - © Stephen PainterWednesday 10 April to Wednesday 17 April 2019

Our tour to Dresden for the steam festival has become an annual favourite. Enjoy lots of steam content over the 11th 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.


Springtime in the Caucasus

The road to Ushguli, Georgia - © Alan HeywoodTuesday 7 May to Saturday 18 May 2019

Stunning snow-clad mountains, meadows teeming with wild flowers and a rich and interesting history are brought to you in our tour to Georgia, a fascinating and friendly country at the extremities of Eastern Europe.


Prague - Sightseeing, Beer and Trams

Prague - © Bob CableWednesday 15 May to Tuesday 21 May 2019

Sample the many delights that Prague has to offer on this 7-day comprehensive escorted tour. Discover the history and culture of the Czech capital on a private guided tour, ride a heritage tram and enjoy free time exploring further afield.


Romania’s Danube Delta and the Carpathians – a Wildlife Paradise

Mila 23, Danube Delta - © Alan HeywoodWednesday 15 May to Sunday 26 May 2019

Discover some of the last true wilderness areas in Europe, teeming with wildlife. We search for rare wading birds in the Delta and bears in the mountains in the company of experts and encounter a rural life that makes Romania so appealing.


Elbe - Sea to Source

The ElbeThursday 16 May to Thursday 30 May 2019

Rising in the Giant Mountains of the Czech Republic the mighty Elbe winds its way through northern Germany where it flows into the North Sea. We join this river at Cuxhaven, the mouth of the river, and then follow the route by rail and river east to the Czech Republic.


Harz Explorer

Harz RailwaySaturday 1 June to Friday 7 June 2019

Our escorted tours to the world famous Harzer Schmalspurbahnen are very popular. Spend three days travelling on steam trains over 140km of narrow gauge lines through delightful countryside and discover the charming medieval towns of Wernigerode and Quedlinburg.


Mountains and Coast in Montenegro

Plavsko Lake - © RAMS TRAVELTuesday 4 June to Saturday 15 June 2019

The Dalmatian Coast is well known for its stunning beauty but the remote mountains of the north are much less visited and equally beautiful. Our comprehensive tour does justice to both and also includes a touch of Serbia for good measure.


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