About us

Ffestiniog Travel was established in 1974 by a small team of people with a passion for railways and a desire to encourage rail travel and support heritage railways across the world.

We remain a small, independent company offering up to 40 high-quality escorted rail tours each year. We also create bespoke Tailored Rail tours for independent rail travellers and private groups and provide a comprehensive rail ticketing service.

Based in North Wales, Ffestiniog Travel is a sister company to the world famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway Company. The close relationship with these award-winning heritage railways complements and benefits our ‘Rail Holidays of the World’. In return our profits help support the preservation of the world’s oldest narrow gauge railways - so every holiday you book with us helps sustain their future.

As one of the UK’s oldest rail tour operators we have unrivalled experience in all aspects of preserved and modern day rail travel – an essential asset when planning and executing worldwide train travel plans.

Our friendly 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.

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

Why Choose Ffestiniog Travel?

  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
  • Dedicated rail holiday specialist - great destinations, sightseeing and unparalled railway content
  • Train ticket supplier for worldwide rail operators - we can plan and arrange your rail journey to anywhere
  • Knowledge of the world’s rail routes makes us leading specialists in escorted and Tailor Made rail holidays
  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
  • Committed to supporting rail travel and heritage railways around the world
  • Our profits support the continued preservation of the famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
  • Small, dedicated rail holiday travel team offering an award winning personal service

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