Ffestiniog Railway & Portmeirion Luxury Break

Aerial view of Portmeirion village
Bristol Colonnade - © Tim Richmond
Ffestiniog Railway
Welsh Highland Railway

Holiday Highlights

  • Experience the magic of staying in Portmeirion on a half board basis
  • A chance to experience the beauty of Snowdonia from almost 40 miles of scenic railway
  • Luxury first class travel on both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways with a private, informative speaker
  • Savour the romance of gleaming steam engines and carriages
  • Buffet service at your seat
  • Free access to all Portmeirion village facilities
  • 4 Days from £775
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Tour Dates:
Tuesday 1 October to Friday 4 October 2019

Relax and enjoy a quality stay at the famous Italianate Portmeirion Village, nestled alongside the beautiful North Wales coastline. Steam journeys on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways will deliver wonderful views of the Welsh countryside and an expert guide will join you to provide some interesting background information.


Day 1 – Portmeirion

Arrive independently at Portmeirion any time in the afternoon. Once you have checked in you can explore the beautiful Italianate village before preparing for our welcome dinner and meeting fellow tour companions and tour leader.

Day 2 – Ffestiniog Railway

Morning transfer to Harbour Station in Porthmadog to travel to the slate quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in first class on the Ffestiniog Railway (FR) which will deliver some wonderful views of the Vale of Ffestiniog. We will be accompanied by our very own informative speaker and enjoy some tasty afternoon treats. Return on the FR to Minffordd Station where a private transfer will take us back to Portmeirion.

Day 3 – Welsh Highland Railway

Another morning transfer to Harbour Station to enjoy a relaxing journey on the Welsh Highland Railway in first class to Caernarfon, passing through the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass, the picture postcard village of Beddgelert and the foot of Mount Snowdon. We will again be accompanied by our own informative speaker and luxury treats will be served on board. We end the day with a group farewell dinner in Portmeirion.

Day 4 – Journey Home

After a leisurely breakfast, check out and say farewell before travelling home independently.

Tour Route

Tour route map

Selected Hotels

Portmeirion, Minffordd

Please note - hotels can be subject to change

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in a luxury hotel on a half board basis
  • First class rail tickets for the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway
  • Transfers from hotel to Harbour Station return
  • Services of a tour leader throughout

Price per person

Escorted holiday: £775
Single room supplement: £212
Deposit for this holiday: £100

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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
  • 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