Northern Lights

Tromsø Northern Lights  - © HelloRF Zcool-shutterstockTuesday 15 February to Friday 25 February 2022

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.

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Taiwan Rail Adventure

Alishan Forest RailwayFriday 18 February to Saturday 5 March 2022

Taiwan is a relatively unexplored treasure offering breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and exotic cultures. We include rail journeys along scenic coastlines, historical branch lines, private charters at former Sugar Mills and chartered steam on the famous Alishan Forest Railway. As well as lots of rail content, this tour itinerary also includes some extensive sightseeing tours around Taipei, Tainan and Kaohsiung City.

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Sri Lanka by Rail – Viceroy Special

Mount Lavinia Beach - © VisitColomboSaturday 26 February to Wednesday 9 March 2022

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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Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

TashkentFriday 1 April to Tuesday 12 April 2022

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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Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralMonday 4 April to Saturday 9 April 2022
Monday 3 October to Saturday 8 October 2022

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. It is a wonderful way to see this beautiful island as it diverts from the usual tourist trail, giving you a real taste of Mallorca.

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Rhine Sea to Source

Boppard in the Middle Rhine regionThursday 21 April to Wednesday 4 May 2022
Thursday 6 October to Wednesday 19 October 2022 

We follow the mighty Rhine through some impressive scenery by rail, from its mouth in the North Sea to its source in the Swiss Alps. Along our journey we travel on and alongside the river and visit sites that wouldn’t exist without this waterway.

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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - Behind the Scenes

Prince with a heritage trainFriday 15 October to Tuesday 19 October 2021
Friday 22 April to Tuesday 26 April 2022

Friday 14 October to Tuesday 18 October 2022

An access all areas tour of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways! Explore nearly 40 miles of rail track from Caernarfon on the Menai Straits, through Snowdonia National Park, to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Step behind the scenes and visit sections of the line not normally seen by the average passenger.

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Trams & Trains of Italy

Vintage Tram, MilanFriday 22 April to Thursday 5 May 2022

Continuing with our series of tramway tours, we re-run this much anticipated trip to Italy. A comprehensive rail holiday that takes in Milan and Turin’s large tram networks before heading south to Rome and Naples to sample their smaller but interesting routes.

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Bonn & the Rhine in Flames

Rhine in Flames fireworks - © Suman4th/shutterstockThursday 5 May to Monday 9 May 2022

A relaxing 5-day rail break to Bonn, a charming city straddling the Rhine. One of Germany’s oldest cities, Bonn has a rich history including a period as the temporary capital of West Germany. We visit at the high point of the cultural calendar for the ‘Rhein in Flammen’ Festival.

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Albanian Odyssey

Ferry on Lake Koman, Albania - © Dan Tautan/shutterstock

Monday 9 May to Monday 23 May 2022
Monday 23 May to Monday 6 June 2022

Albania is a part of Europe rarely visited by most Europeans. Apart from Tirana and the narrow coastal belt, it is mountainous and sparsely populated yet has a rich and varied history. Above all, its people are friendly and welcoming – after years of isolation they really appreciate our visit.

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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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