Taiwan Rail Adventure

Alishan Railway - Steam TrainFriday 14 February to Saturday 29 February 2020

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.


Northern Lights

Lofoten, Norway - © Elena Suvorova/Shutterstock.comTuesday 18 February to Friday 28 February 2020

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.


Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta

Saigon, VietnamSaturday 29 February to Thursday 19 March 2020

An exciting rail tour to South East Asia. We have combined the exotic destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia with their iconic cultural sites, ancient history and renowned hospitality. This is a truly wonderful tour that takes in five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralMonday 30 March to Saturday 4 April 2020

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 Majorca.


Dresden Steam Festival

Dresden Steam Festival - © Stephen PainterWednesday 15 April to Wednesday 22 April 2020

Our tour to Dresden for the steam festival has become an annual favourite. Enjoy lots of steam content over the 12th Festival weekend before experiencing return trips on both the Weisseritztalbahn and Loessnitzgrundbahn. We also include a day trip up the Elbe on a historic paddle steamer.


Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

Samanids Mausoleum, Bukhara - © Alan HeywoodFriday 17 April to Tuesday 28 April 2020

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.


Romania’s Danube Delta and the Carpathians – a Wildlife Paradise

Mila 23, Danube Delta - © Alan HeywoodFriday 15 May to Tuesday 26 May 2020

Discover some of the last true wilderness areas in Europe, teeming with wildlife. We search for rare wading birds in the Delta and bears in the mountains in the company of experts and encounter a rural life that makes Romania so appealing.


Springtime in the Caucasus

The road to Ushguli, Georgia - © Alan HeywoodFriday 15 May to Tuesday 26 May 2020

Stunning snow-clad mountains, meadows teeming with wild flowers and a rich and interesting history are brought to you in our tour to Georgia, a fascinating and friendly country at the extremities of Eastern Europe.


Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lucerne with Pilatus in background - © Alan HeywoodSaturday 13 June to Saturday 20 June 2020

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!


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