Harz Explorer

Brocken Railway Train at Drei Annen  Hohne Station - © Robert CuttsSaturday 1 June to Friday 7 June 2024

Our escorted tours to the world famous Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (HSB) never fail to attract plenty of attention. With daily steam trains and over 140km of narrow gauge line to explore the HSB is a delight and one not to be missed. We include three full unlimited days travelling on the railway.


Belgian Transport Extravaganza

Strepy-Thieu Boat Lift - © Sergey Dzyuba/shutterstockSaturday 8 June to Monday 17 June 2024

Join us as we tour Belgium using various modes of transport including trams, steam trains and boat lifts – a great way to explore this country.


West Coast USA

California State Railroad Museum - © Tony WillmoreSunday 9 June to Sunday 23 June 2024

The enchanting coastal scenery of Northern California, Oregon and Washington State combine with the exciting cities of Seattle, Portland and San Francisco and some truly memorable rail journeys to make this a classic holiday.


Switzerland – Rails & Trails

Brambruesch in Switzerland - © Benny Marty/shutterstockTuesday 11 June to Saturday 22 June 2024

Switzerland boasts some truly breathtaking scenery and what better way to view it than by rail and by foot. This tour combines rail journeys with stops to enjoy some easy scenic walks.


The Green Hills of Spain & La Rhune

Tower of Hercules Lighthouse, A CoruñaThursday 13 June to Thursday 27 June 2024

We combine the northern “Green” coast of Spain with its spectacular coastline and vibrant cities with a short visit to south western France. Travel by rail on several metre gauge lines, take the rack railway up to La Rhune and spend time exploring Bilbao, Gijon and A Coruña.


Rails, Trails & Tracks of the Mid Pennines

Haworth Village - © Darrell Evans/shutterstockSunday 16 June to Friday 21 June 2024

Spend a few transport-themed days in Brontë Country including behind the scenes access on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, travel by vintage bus and learn more about the industrial history of the area.


Northern France

Rouen Medieval Quarter - © Catarina Belova/shutterstockWednesday 19 June to Wednesday 3 July 2024

Journey with us through Northern France, a destination known for its history, cuisine and spectacular coastline. With historic cities, rivers, coast and heritage railways there is something for everyone on this tour.


Kyrgyzstan – Mountains, Lakes & Nomads

Jeti Oguz Valley, Kyrgyzstan - © David Grosvenor

Thursday 4 July to Monday 15 July 2024

Kyrgyzstan is a remote mountainous country bordering China and forms part of the Old Silk Road. Much of its rural population is still nomadic and this tour gives us the chance to understand their history and way of life whilst marvelling at the magnificent scenery in which they live.


Lindau & Lake Constance

St Gallen, SwitzerlandMonday 2 September to Tuesday 10 September 2024

Lindau, a delightful German town situated at the north-eastern corner of Lake Constance, is also close to both Switzerland and Austria, making it an ideal base for exploring the region.


The Splendour of Corsica

NiceTuesday 3 September to Monday 16 September 2024

No flights required as you travel by train and ferry to this geographically diverse, Mediterranean paradise. Enjoy unlimited travel on the island’s narrow gauge system with the travel card provided. Soak up Corsican culture with free time in the coastal towns of Bastia, Calvi and Ajaccio.


Why Choose Ffestiniog Travel?

  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
  • Dedicated rail holiday specialist - great destinations, sightseeing and unparalled railway content
  • Train ticket supplier for worldwide rail operators - we can plan and arrange your rail journey to anywhere
  • Knowledge of the world’s rail routes makes us leading specialists in escorted and Tailor Made rail holidays
  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
  • Committed to supporting rail travel and heritage railways around the world
  • Our profits support the continued preservation of the famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
  • Small, dedicated rail holiday travel team offering an award winning personal service

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