Amsterdam Direct

Eurostar - © Rail EuropeMultiple dates

Amsterdam is the perfect location for a European short break, and now thanks to the introduction of the new direct Eurostar service the Dutch capital is closer than you think. Explore the city’s elaborate canal system and artistic heritage on this short 3-night break and enjoy a journey back in time on the Hoorn to Medemblik Railway and a visit to the Netherland’s National Railway Museum.


The Green Hills of Spain

Fishing port of Bermeo near Bilbao - © Jose Ignacio Soto/www.shutterstock.comMultiple dates

Combine the most scenic railway journeys of the “Green” coast of North Spain with its vibrant cities. Travel by rail on many metre gauge lines and explore Bilbao, Leon and Santiago de Compostela. This Tailored Rail tour is entirely by train and is a wonderful way to see this beautiful part of Spain and its stunning beaches.


Swiss Alpine Holiday

Old town of Chur - © Buehler-RasomMultiple dates

This classic tour gives ample opportunity to explore by train the varied scenic sights Switzerland has to offer. Using your first class Swiss Travel Pass, enjoy memorable journeys through mountain and lake landscapes and traditional villages.


Porto and the Douro Valley

Douro Valley - © Dario SilvaMultiple dates

Portugal’s Douro Valley is a stunning place to visit. As a rail tour operator we were delighted to help arrange a visit to the region for a couple who wanted to ride the famous historical train that runs alongside the river and through the World Heritage vineyard landscape.


Harz Explorer

Harz RailwayMultiple dates

Our tours to the world famous Harzer Schmalspurbahnen are very popular. Spend three days travelling on steam trains over 140km of narrow gauge lines through delightful countryside and discover the charming medieval towns of Wernigerode and Quedlinburg.


Sorrento, Florence & Turin

PompeiiMultiple dates

Italy is a living museum with cities and landmarks boasting a long and rich history. We recently created a Tailored Rail tour for a couple who wished to explore a slice of Italian history and culture by train that included the Amalfi coast, the beautiful city of Florence and Turin in the north. This is a leisurely 2-week rail holiday, crossing Europe and journeying from the south to the north of Italy by train, soaking up its scenery and history en route.


Norway in a Nutshell

TrondheimMultiple dates

This Tailored Rail tour to Norway was created for a Scottish couple who wanted to experience the country’s top sightseeing highlights. We arranged convenient flights from their nearest airport, Aberdeen to Trondheim, to keep road travel to a minimum. This tour combines travel through Norway’s stunning landscapes by train with city sightseeing to capture a taste of the interesting history and culture of the Scandinavian country.


Ancona & Switzerland by Car & Train

Glacier Express  - © Swiss TourismMultiple dates

We created Tailored Rail travel arrangements for a couple who wanted to explore the Ancona region of Italy by car and explore the Swiss Alps by rail. The Swiss part of the trip included journeys on both the Glacier and Bernina Express trains. Ffestiniog Travel arranged all travel, accommodation in Switzerland and supplied Swiss Travel Passes for unlimited travel on public transport including trains, trams and postbuses.


Nîmes – French City Break by Train

The Esplanade in NîmesMultiple dates

Ffestiniog Travel’s expertise in providing rail tickets across Europe and advising on best routes were employed when a group of 4 wanted a relaxing short break to the French city of Nîmes in the Occitanie region of southern France. They wanted to avoid the often time-consuming airport route and go by train. France’s speedy TGV service enabled the Ffestiniog travellers to reach their destination in 7.5 hours from London, relaxed after a leisurely journey and with plenty of energy to explore the historic Roman city of Nîmes.


Take the Train to Tyrol’s Pistes

Tyrol snowy landscapeMultiple dates

Europe has enjoyed bumper snow this winter and the skiers look set to continue to enjoy it’s bounty throughout March. One of the most outstanding ski areas is Tyrol in Austria, but what is the best way of getting there and exploring the whole region to make the most of a winter trip? Sunday Times writer Robert Mellor, travelled to and around Tyrol by train and credited Ffestiniog Travel as the “go-to folks for hassle-free, one-stop train ticket booking”. So we have created a 9-day tour based on Robert’s ski route for those who would prefer to take the train to Tryrol’s pistes.


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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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  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
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