Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lucerne with Pilatus in background - © Alan HeywoodSaturday 15 June to Saturday 22 June 2019

Lucerne boasts glorious mountain and lake scenery, an ideal destination for an easy rail holiday with a variety of escorted excursions to enjoy – even shopping!


Appalachian Mountain Trails

Cass Scenic Railroad - © MountainRail.comSaturday 22 June to Monday 8 July 2019

An awe-inspiring tour of the finest, lesser known heritage railways in eastern USA. Each line is steeped in history with its own story to tell and we follow the breathtaking trail across the highly scenic Appalachian Mountains with some leisurely sightseeing along the way.


Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Haymaking in the meadow, Moldovita, Romania - © Alan HeywoodSunday 23 June to Thursday 4 July 2019
Sunday 13 October to Thursday 24 October 2019

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 three steam narrow gauge railways.


The Grand Arctic

Bergen - © Stephen PainterTuesday 2 July to Tuesday 16 July 2019

Our Scandinavian holiday embraces Norway and Sweden. Travel beyond the Arctic Circle to the Land of the Midnight Sun via historic cities, wonderful rail journeys and outstanding scenery. This tour lives up to its remarkable expectations.


Southern Sweden - Steam, Trams and Trains

Stockholm public transport - © Kevin Kee Pil Cho/imagebank.sweden.seSaturday 13 July to Wednesday 24 July 2019

Memorable rail journeys through stunning scenery, unique museum visits and free time to explore your own interests combine to create a tour that offers a varied itinerary with something for everyone. Includes journeys on steam railways, trams and a steamboat cruise.


Lake District Steam Extravaganza

Sir Tom at the Threlkeld Steam Gala 2017 - © Tony WillmoreFriday 26 July to Friday 2 August 2019

Experience steam in all its forms in the newly declared UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lake District. From miniature railways, traction engines, standard gauge locomotives on two steam railways to the National Trust Steam Gondola, this tour showcases the best that the Lake District has to offer steam enthusiasts.


Behind the Scenes in Salzburgerland

Salzburg tramsTuesday 13 August to Thursday 22 August 2019

Based in Salzburg, this unique tour is a feast of transport offerings and includes some special items exclusive to Ffestiniog Travel. Salzburg, with its many castles, palaces and UNESCO old town is close to some fantastic transport gems and is an ideal base for daily excursions.


Germany in Full Steam

Kuehlungsborn West, Molli BahnWednesday 11 September to Thursday 26 September 2019

This tour brings together the best of Germany’s East and West steam railway heritage. We ride the narrow gauge railways in the former East and visit many preserved lines and museums in the West that are often overlooked. Lots to offer both the rail traveller and enthusiast, with stays in some of Germany’s most attractive towns.


Journées du Patrimoine on the Vivarais

Ardeche Miniatures - © Ardeche MiniaturesThursday 12 September to Monday 16 September 2019

This tour capitalises on France's annual 'Journées du Patrimoine' ('Heritage Days') when the public gain free access to the country's buildings, landmarks and monuments. It is an ideal time to visit one of the country's famous railway networks, the Vivarais.


Swiss Alpine Holiday

Old town of Chur - © swiss-image.ch/Markus Buehler-RasomThursday 12 September to Thursday 26 September 2019

This classic tour gives ample opportunity to explore by train the varied scenic sights Switzerland has to offer. Using your first class Swiss Travel Pass, enjoy memorable journeys through mountain and lake landscapes and traditional villages.


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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
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  • 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
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  • Small, dedicated rail holiday travel team offering an award winning personal service