Christmas Tours

A festive Christmas Market
An illuminated Christmas Market helps make it feel very festive
A festive Christmas Market
An illuminated Christmas Market helps make it feel very festive

The build-up to Christmas is quite often the best bit for most people as you spend time buying gifts for loved ones and indulging in the traditions the festive season brings from carols, trimmings, mince pies to mulled wine. Ffestiniog Travel would like to add to the fun by making your Christmas shopping extra special. As well as our escorted Christmas Tours we can arrange tailor made Christmas Market breaks as part of our Signature Services. It gives you the opportunity to discover Europe’s Christmas Markets and experience some Continental Christmas traditions.

Christmas is also a magical time to enjoy a break, especially if you are looking for a winter wonderland. We arrange escorted rail tours that take you to snow-drenched scenery and provide the perfect backdrop for a festive holiday.

Holiday Highlights

Driving into the Gotthard Tunnel - © AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd/Photo by Nicola Demaldi  
World's Longest Rail Tunnel

Special Mini-Break to celebrate the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland in June 2016.

Weekend City Breaks

It has never been so easy to explore Europe's cities by train. The holiday begins when you board Eurostar.

SNCF's TGV service through France  
Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 3 of this popular BBC2 programme has just completed. Re-trace Michael Portillo's rail journeys in one of our specially created tours that mirror each episode.

Sovata Train - © Alan Heywood  
'Small & Traditional' Romania - Life as it used to be

More opportunity to explore a country that remains relatively untouched by tourism. Enjoy travelling in a small group of a maximum of 14 people and discover Romania's rural beauty.

Taliesin & special train in Minffordd yard - © Dan May  
Access All Areas

An in-depth tour of the Ffestiniog Railway, the world's oldest narrow gauge railway including areas not normally seen by the public.

Bridge on the Wutachtal Steam Railway  
Family Rail Breaks

Take a family rail holiday to Germany's Black Forest and discover a different destination whilst enjoying a sociable, relaxed way of travelling.

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