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Behind the Scenes in Salzburgerland – Austria & Germany

Created: 22 April 2019

Aimed at the rail connoisseur, this ten-day holiday has the beautiful city of Salzburg, as its base. Explore its castles, palaces and UNESCO-listed old town and enjoy daily escorted excursions that include unique ‘behind the scenes’ access at a number of railways, private steam charters, guided tours, visits to the famous Krimml Waterfalls and Stiegl Brewery, and much more. Departing 13 August, Behind the Scenes in Salzburgerland costs from £1,685 pp (two sharing), including Eurostar and onward rail (via Cologne), nine nights’ hotel B&B (two in Cologne, seven in Salzburg), three lunches and tour leader.


The Grand Arctic – Summer in Scandinavia

Created: 18 April 2019

Travel beyond the Arctic Circle to the Land of the Midnight Sun on this delightful Scandinavian summer escape. As well as ample time to explore the cities of Bergen, Oslo, Trondheim and Stockholm at your own pace, expect scenic rail journeys on the famous Flam Railway (reached by cruising up the beautiful Sognefjord), the privately-owned Inland Railway, the Iron Ore Route connecting Norway and Sweden, and more. Departing 2 July, The Grand Arctic costs from £3,359 pp (two sharing) including flights (London) to Bergen/from Stockholm, 14 nights’ B&B, 15-Day Global InterRail Pass, excursions, farewell dinner and tour leader.


Steam, Trams & Trains in Southern Sweden

Created: 11 April 2019

Consistently ranked amongst the top countries in the world for its sustainability credentials, Sweden boasts an impressive array of heritage railway, tram, metro and steam train networks. This 12-night tour promises memorable rail journeys though stunning scenery, fascinating museum visits and lots of free time to explore this superb part of the world at your own pace. Departing 13 July, Southern Sweden - Steam, Trams & Trains costs from £2,880 pp (two sharing), including UK rail to/from London, Eurostar & onward train travel, a ten-day Global InterRail Pass, excursions, B&B (Malmo/Gothenburg/Stockholm/Cologne/Hamburg) and tour leader.


Lake District Steam Extravaganza for Rail Connoisseurs

Created: 05 April 2019

This year is the 70th anniversary of the UK’s National Parks and to mark the milestone they are running a Discover National Parks between 6-21 April. England’s largest national park, the Lake District is also home to its highest mountain (Scafell Pike) and deepest lake (Wastwater) and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017. It’s the setting for Ffestiniog Travel's seven-night tour during which steam railway enthusiasts can enjoy visits to miniature railways, traction engines and standard gauge locomotives, as well as a cruise of Lake Windermere on the National Trust Steam Gondola, and the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum Steam Gala. Departing 26 July, Lake District Steam Extravaganza costs from £1,150 pp (two sharing), including B&B, three lunches, one evening meal, excursions & tour leader.


Departing soon… European Spring Breaks

Created: 28 March 2019

Relaxing short-haul rail escapes in May & June to Romania, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and more. With the clocks going forward this Sunday and long light days on their way, what better time to book a Spring escape? Rail holiday specialist Ffestiniog Travel ( offers four relaxing short-haul itineraries created to make the very most of this delightful time of year…


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  • 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
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