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

SNCF's TGV service through France  
Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 4 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.

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

In-depth tours of many of the railways of North Wales including the Ffestiniog, Talyllyn, Vale of Rheidol, Corris, Llanberis Lake Railways and more.


Luzern 24  
Rail Holidays Direct

Ideal tours for the first time train tourist - short, one-centre, price-friendly, fully escorted holidays to interesting European destinations.

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.

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.

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Special Interest Tours

We arrange group travel based around special interests throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Weekend City Breaks

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

24/7 Support


Ffestiniog Travel provides 'out of hours' support for all independent travellers in the event of an emergency.

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