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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

The Harz Railway  
Harz Mountains

Join us on this popular tour to the glorious Harz Mountains in October to enjoy a 3-day steam extravaganza. Book now!

Calvi Citadel - © Richard Stedman-Jones  
Avoid the Summer Crowds

Enjoy the comfortable late summer heat after the school holiday crowds have gone home by taking a rail tour to Corsica, Bavaria, the Swiss Alps & Lakes or Belgian Ardennes.


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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.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - © Bob Cable  
Plan your Early 2017 Tour Now

Start 2017 with an unforgettable rail holiday. Take in the Hill Railways of India or fly South to Capetown for a tour of South Africa's glorious scenery, wildlife and the famous Stars of Sandstone Heritage Steam Festival.

Billy Connolly's America

If you were inspired by Billy's recent rail journey around America on TV why not take your own railway odyssey around the US?

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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Special Interest Tours

We arrange group travel based around special interests throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide. See our Wild Flowers in Majorca Tour

24/7 Support


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

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