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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Swiss Rail Adventure

Steam train on Furka BergstreckeThursday 12 September to Thursday 26 September 2019

This is a tour in which the pleasures of steam train travel are enhanced by their location. Lovers of rail travel, culture and nature will delight in the diversity of the locations and stunning scenery that Switzerland has in abundance.

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The Western Isles of Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle - © Kate BerryThursday 12 September to Tuesday 24 September 2019

We travel the length of the Outer Hebrides before journeying eastwards to the Isle of Skye; a land of silken moors, jagged mountains, sparkling lochs and soaring sea cliffs. On the mainland, we combine iconic rail journeys such as the Jacobite steam train to Mallaig, the Kyle of Lochalsh and the newly re-opened Borders Railway, with some of Scotland's cultural jewels.

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Ghent and Flanders Fields

Ghent, BelgiumSaturday 14 September to Wednesday 18 September 2019

A relaxed 5-day escorted tour to Ghent, Belgium’s best kept secret. Includes a steam railway excursion and a trip to Ypres to visit In Flanders Fields Museum and Menin Gate. Free time also to explore independently with your InterRail pass.

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Boppard & the Rhine in Flames

Boppard on the Rhine - © JohnKruger shutterstockThursday 19 September to Monday 23 September 2019

Stay in the Rhine Gorge town of Boppard and enjoy daily excursions including a paddle boat river cruise to Rüdesheim and a scenic rail trip through the Lahn Valley to Limburg. We also spend an evening in St Goar at the spectacular Rhine in Flames festival.

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Moldova and Eastern Romania

Hancu Monastery, Moldova - © Alan HeywoodFriday 20 September to Monday 30 September 2019

For such a small country, Moldova offers an amazing diversity both in terms of culture and political outlook. This is where the ideologies of Lenin and the democracies of Western Europe still face each other across the Dniester River and where the standard gauge trains of the west meet the broad gauge of the east.

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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
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  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
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