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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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 course 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 and Welsh Highland Railways. Explore over 40 miles of rail track from Caernarfon, 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

A re-run of 2020’s much anticipated tour. Continuing with our series of tramway tours, we pay a visit to Italy. This comprehensive tour takes in Milan and Turin’s large tram networks and we also head south to Rome and Naples to sample their smaller but interesting routes.

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Albanian Odyssey

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

Monday 20 September to Monday 4 October 2021

Monday 9 May to Monday 23 May 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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The Magic of Norway

TrondheimWednesday 30 June to Sunday 11 July 2021
Wednesday 1 June to Sunday 12 June 2022

Steep sided fjords, mountains and wide open country are all part of the varied stunning scenery on offer as we travel through Norway by train, including crossing the Arctic Circle.

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Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne - © Alan HeywoodSaturday 4 September to Saturday 11 September 2021
Saturday 11 June to Saturday 18 June 2022

Saturday 3 September to Saturday 10 September 2022

Lucerne boasts glorious Alpine scenery and is an ideal destination for a rail holiday. This tour has a variety of escorted excursions to enjoy from our base on the glistening shores of Lake Lucerne.

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Wines of Southern Romania

Braşov - © Gary ToddTuesday 14 June to Saturday 25 June 2022 

Did you know that Romania is one of the top 20 wine producers worldwide and the 6th largest in Europe? The country is home to more than 250 wine cellars. This tour explores the historic cities of Timişoara, Sibiu, Braşov, the beautiful Danube Gorge, scenic Oltenia and enjoys 5 wine tastings in rural surroundings.

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The Far West of Ireland

Cobh Harbour, Co Cork - © Andrei NekrassovThursday 24 June to Saturday 3 July 2021
Thursday 23 June to Saturday 2 July 2022

Explore the 'Emerald Isle' and its sparkling scenery, on board Iarnród Éireann's modern fleet. Ride the Lartigue Monorail and indulge in a spot of nostalgia at the West Clare Railway and Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

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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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