Discover St David's Wales from north to south by heritage railways

Created: 24 February 2023
Wales is well known for its daffodils, dragons, leeks and castles, but it also boasts some of the world's best heritage railways. So why not explore this scenic country onboard the 'Great Little Trains of Wales'? Rail tour specialist Ffestiniog Travel takes you on a 13-day escorted journey through stunning mountain, valley and coastal scenery. Ride the Welsh Highland Railway through Snowdonia National Park, the Ffestiniog Railway via dramatic UNESCO slate landscapes, reach the summit of Snowdon on the Snowdon Mountain Railway and travel south to Cardiff via the Talyllyn, Vale of Rheidol and Brecon Mountain Railways. En route you will visit some of Wales's finest cultural highlights including the Italianate village of Portmeirion, Powis, Caerphilly and Cardiff Castles, St Fagan's Museum and enjoy an aqueduct cruise. Departs 14 September 2023 and costs from £2,450pp.

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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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