Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Part of the farmer's routine - © Ramona CazacuFriday 13 September to Tuesday 24 September
Friday 11 October to Tuesday 22 October 2024

Relive a bygone age when rural life meant working fields with horses, stacking hay in haystacks and preparing meals from home grown produce. Visit remote Saxon villages with their fortified churches in Transylvania, enjoy village life in Maramureș and the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Stay in family run “homestay” accommodation and ride two steam narrow gauge railways.

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50th Anniversary Celebration Tour to the Rhätischebahn

Dampfzug bei Malans - Swiss charter train - 50th Anniversary tourFriday 4 October to Friday 11 October 2024

Join us on this one-time trip to celebrate Ffestiniog Travel’s 50th Anniversary. We return to the destination of our first tour in October 1974 - travelling in First Class! Enjoy a privately chartered steam train on the UNESCO Rhaetian Railway (RhB), a tour behind the scenes in Landquart workshops and journeys on the Glacier and Bernina Express trains. You will also be accompanied by the leaders of that inaugural tour – Alan Heywood and Liz Turner.

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Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralSunday 6 October to Friday 11 October 2024

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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Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Part of the farmer's routine - © Ramona CazacuFriday 13 September to Tuesday 24 September
Friday 11 October to Tuesday 22 October 2024

Relive a bygone age when rural life meant working fields with horses, stacking hay in haystacks and preparing meals from home grown produce. Visit remote Saxon villages with their fortified churches in Transylvania, enjoy village life in Maramureș and the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Stay in family run “homestay” accommodation and ride two steam narrow gauge railways.

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South American Rail Adventure

Machu Picchu - © Bob CableSaturday 19 October to Tuesday 12 November 2024

An incredible rail holiday that showcases the best of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Spectacular scenery, amazing train journeys including the Tren a las Nubes, Tren de las Sierras, Expresso del Sur and Titicaca Train and the famed train to the wondrous Inca site of Machu Picchu. Time to explore Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Salta, Uyuni, La Paz and Cusco.

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Magical Morocco

The famous Fes tanneryThursday 24 October to Wednesday 6 November 2024

Fly direct to Marrakesh and travel northwards by rail with stays in Rabat, Fes and Tangier. Enjoy a mixture of guided medina sightseeing, leisure time and optional rail trips. Experience the modern high-speed service on the return journey to Marrakesh before a direct flight back to the UK.

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Jordan: Trains, Petra & the Dead Sea

AmmanMonday 4 November to Wednesday 13 November 2024

Often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the Middle East’, Jordan welcomes travellers from around the world to explore its long history and ancient cities and landmarks. Enjoy charters on the remaining sections of the Hejaz Railway and see the wonders of Petra, Jerash and Madaba.

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Christmas Market – Munich

Munich Marienplatz Christmas MarketThursday 28 November to Thursday 5 December 2024

Our regular Christmas Market tour this year ventures east to the state capital of Bavaria. The Christmas Markets in Munich have been held in the Marienplatz since the 14th Century and visitors can expect unique Bavarian gifts in addition to the Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) and Gluhwein (Mulled wine). This festive tour also includes optional excursions to Salzburg and the Zugspitz plus railway extras.

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Christmas & New Year in Switzerland

Train at Kleine Scheidegg station - © Victor Maschek/shutterstockSunday 22 December 2024 to Friday 3 January 2025

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

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Snow on the Alps

Rhaeitian Railway regional train - © Swiss Travel SystemTuesday 11 February to Thursday 20 February 2025

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.

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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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