Connoisseur Escorted Tours

Our annual Connoissseur Tour to the Harz Railway network is a firm favourite
Ffestiniog Railway at Dduallt - © Bob Cable
Kathleeghat Steam Train - © Bob Cable
Talyllyn Railway

Our Connoisseur Rail Tours are designed to appeal to those who have a specific passion for railways. Our Ffestiniog Travel tour producers are authorities on the world’s railways and every year they rise to the challenge of finding rail journeys that will indulge people’s enthusiasm for railways within the framework of a refined and relaxing holiday.

These tours explore historic and unique railways around the world that are famous for their engineering excellence, history and the interesting routes they take - journeying through some of the world’s most outstanding landscapes. If you are a rail connoisseur, who also appreciates a cultured and informed holiday, you may find the right tour from our Connoisseur Rail Tours collection. The content of these tours will not only appeal to the rail enthusiast but partners and friends too as alternative sightseeing options are offered in order to make the most of the 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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