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Springtime Snowdonian Special – Take a Seat and Help Raise Railway Funds!

Created: 25 October 2023

Ffestiniog Travel has opened bookings for a special steam weekend including a highlight journey on the aptly named Snowdonian train as it makes its annual 80-mile trip through North Wales’ spectacular Snowdonia National Park. Travel the full length of both the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways over the course of one unforgettable day and forms part of a fundraising initiative in aid of the Diamond Jubilee Appeal to support the continued preservation of the railways – it also includes an in-depth tour of the famous Boston Lodge Workshops. The 3-day break begins on 19 April 2024 and costs £485pp (two sharing) including 2 nights’ B&B stay in either 4* Tudor Lodge guest house, or 4* Sportsman Hotel in Porthmadog, 1 dinner and 1 lunch plus a Snowdonian souvenir. Option to upgrade to a luxury stay at nearby Hotel Portmeirion, in Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’ famous Italianate village.


Ffestiniog Travel Extends its Sustainable Tour Range to include Slovenia

Created: 02 October 2023

As Slovenia gains a reputation for sustainable tourism, Ffestiniog Travel has added it to its Small & Traditional (S&T) range. Limited to a small group of 15 travellers this new 10-day tour explores coastal villages along the Gulf of Venice and travels across high mountains to the rolling vineyards in the east. Stay in comfortable and friendly village homestays and enjoy locally produced food and wine - in keeping with the company’s S&T aim to discover remote regions rich in nature and culture.  As a rail tour expert, the holiday includes a journey on the stunning rail line from Nova Gorica to Bled. Visit scenic mountain and lake landscapes and impressive natural cave complexes. Departs 8 April 2024, £3,795pp includes flights, all rail and road travel, B&B accommodation, some meals, excursions and services of UK tour leader and Slovenian guide.


New Rail Tours to Celebrate 50 Years of Train Travel

Created: 11 September 2023

Rail tour specialist Ffestiniog Travel has unveiled its 2024 Rail Holidays of the World brochure, featuring a selection of some of its most popular escorted rail tours alongside 15 new tour itineraries to celebrate 50 years in the business.

 General Manager Maria Cook comments; “We wanted to mark our special 50th milestone with a mix of favourite rail tours, beloved by our regular travellers, and introduce new and interesting rail holiday routes to illustrate our ongoing expertise and our continued dedication to developing rail tours.”


Hands-on Isle of Man Railway experience in a special anniversary year

Created: 02 March 2023
With two railways celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2023 this is the year to visit the Isle of Man and indulge in its wonderful vintage transport heritage. The Isle of Man Steam Railway is 150 years old and the Manx Electric Railway celebrates its 130th birthday. Go behind the scenes of both and enjoy footplate rides and drive a tram on Ffestiniog Travel's 8-day Isle of Man Driving Experience tour. This pretty island is a hidden gem for steam travel and old-fashioned transportation and this tour includes them all with many hands-on extras and behind the scenes guided tours. A great way to explore this pretty island. Departing 11 September 2023, this tour costs from £1,810pp and includes hotel B&B accommodation, a Go Explore travel card, excursions, 3 dinners, 3 lunches and the services of a tour leader throughout.

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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