Our Rail Holidays

Guests enjoy the scenery from the back of a train travelling through Peru
The Pullman coach adds a touch of class to your steam journey on the Welsh Highland Railway
Guests enjoy the scenery from the back of a train travelling through Peru
The Pullman coach adds a touch of class to your steam journey on the Welsh Highland Railway

Rail journeys, rail tours, escorted rail holidays, exploring the world’s historic railways or simply buying a single rail ticket – all reasons why Ffestiniog Travel can claim to be Britain’s ‘complete specialist’ in railway travel around the world today.

Ffestiniog Travel was established in 1974 by a small team of people with a passion for railways and a desire to encourage rail travel. We remain a small, independent company but offer up to 30 high-quality escorted rail tours a year and a comprehensive rail ticketing service.

Our team of travel consultants and tour leaders are experts in researching destinations, rail journeys and sightseeing opportunities to create a rail holiday experience that fulfils all expectations.

For those looking to explore the world by rail because it gives you unparalleled access to a country’s people, culture and landscapes, then our ‘Grand Rail Tours’ are for you. Those who require their holiday to be as much about the railways as the destination then our ‘Connoisseur Rail Tours’ will interest you. One way to get exactly what you want is to design your own tailor made tour – our ‘Signature Rail Tours’ service will help you do this.

Our efforts are rewarded by the positive feedback we get from our clients and the knowledge that our profits help preserve the world’s oldest narrow gauge railways – The Ffestiniog and the Welsh Highland Railways.

Holiday Highlights

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Christmas Tours 2016

Enjoy festive shopping at the Christmas Markets of Hungary's regal capital Budapest or the UNESCO World Heritage city of Stralsund on the Baltic Coast. Our annual Christmas & New Year in Switzerland tour will guarantee a 'white Christmas. Bookings now being taken.

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South Africa – Book Now!

Combine a wonderful South African 'safari & steam' sightseeing tour of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula with the world famous Stars of Sandstone Heritage Festival.

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GCRJs – Romania by Rail

GCRJ’s latest series includes a great episode on Romania. If inspired consider our Romanian Small & Traditional tour.

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USA Solar Eclipse 2017

A special tour to see the USA Solar Eclipse in August 2017 and includes substantial railway content too.

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Dresden Steam Festival

A great 8-day rail holiday that combines a visit to the Dresden Steam Festival and much more.

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Bulgaria by Steam

A chance to ride the fabulous Royal Train on a private charter through Bulgaria’s most scenic areas.

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Weekend City Breaks

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

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