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Antipodean Tour

Singapore - © Ramona Cazacu

Saturday 9 February to Sunday 3 March 2019

Journey across Australia and New Zealand through awe inspiring landscapes on some of the world’s most famous and iconic trains. Discover the charm of the cities, the beauty of the scenery and the vibrancy of two modern Asian destinations, Singapore and Hong Kong. This is a journey that would fulfil ‘holiday of a lifetime’ aspirations.


Snow on the Alps

Bernina Express at Alp Grum - © Liz TurnerTuesday 12 February to Thursday 21 February 2019

Travel through snow-capped mountains, white Alpine scenery and ride the UNESCO 'Rhaetian Railway' on this popular winter holiday. This rail tour is a fantastic way to see the Swiss Alps in their full winter glory, from the comfort of the train!


Indian Hill Railways

Nilgiri Railway - © Bob CableSunday 17 February to Saturday 9 March 2019

Our successful annual tour to India which includes the three most exceptional railways that served the former British Hill Stations. Engineering excellence, fierce gradients and stunning scenery make for a memorable tour.


Japan – Trains, Trams & Cherry Blossom

Buddha at Hase - © Anthony RobinsTuesday 19 March to Saturday 6 April 2019

A comprehensive tour taking in some new railways, tram networks and destinations which Ffestiniog Travel has not visited before. This holiday coincides with Japan’s famous Cherry Blossom season which is certainly worth seeing. From the buzz of Tokyo to the historic town of Chichibu and scenic Amanohashidate we journey by vintage tram, steam engine and bullet train.


Behind the Scenes in North Wales

Llangollen Railway Loco 80072 - © Andrew GardinerSaturday 30 March to Friday 12 April 2019

This tour offers an amazing opportunity to enjoy sights not normally seen by the average rail passenger. A chance to “access all areas” at many of the railways of North Wales from miniature to standard gauge. We ride on footplates and learn about the history of these fascinating railways.


Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma cityMonday 1 April to Saturday 6 April 2019

From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north, this island is full of surprises as we explore using the rail network. This relaxed rail tour is a great way to see this beautiful island, one that delivers beautiful views and diverts from the usual tourist track, giving you a real taste of Mallorca.


Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

Samanids Mausoleum, Bukhara - © Alan HeywoodFriday 5 April to Tuesday 16 April 2019

Silks, spices and the story of Tamerlane’s conquests combine with some of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia. This unique tour affords an in-depth look into the history and culture of one of the smallest of the former USSR republics and is accompanied by both a Ffestiniog Travel tour leader and an experienced local guide.


Dresden Steam Festival

Dresden Steam Festival - © Stephen PainterWednesday 10 April to Wednesday 17 April 2019

Our tour to Dresden for the steam festival has become an annual favourite. Enjoy lots of steam content over the 11th Festival weekend before experiencing return trips on both the Weisseritztalbahn and Loessnitzgrundbahn. We also include a day trip up the Elbe on a historic paddle steamer.


Springtime in the Caucasus

The road to Ushguli, Georgia - © Alan HeywoodTuesday 7 May to Saturday 18 May 2019

Stunning snow-clad mountains, meadows teeming with wild flowers and a rich and interesting history are brought to you in our tour to Georgia, a fascinating and friendly country at the extremities of Eastern Europe.


Prague - Sightseeing, Beer and Trams

Prague - © Bob CableWednesday 15 May to Tuesday 21 May 2019

Sample the many delights that Prague has to offer on this 7-day comprehensive escorted tour. Discover the history and culture of the Czech capital on a private guided tour, ride a heritage tram and enjoy free time exploring further afield.


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  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
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