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 tailor made 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.


French Christmas Markets

Grand'Place, ArrasMultiple dates

With Christmas approaching this tailor made trip provides the opportunity to see Lille decked out in lights and colour. Visit nearby towns filled with Christmas decorations, festive food and shopping delights. Don’t forget to sample the mulled wine, gingerbread and other delicacies.


Christmas Market Break – Berlin

Cologne Christmas MarketMultiple dates

Berlin becomes a magical place at Christmas when colourful market stalls light up its districts. As well as Christmas shopping, this unescorted holiday provides ample opportunities for sightseeing in Amsterdam, Hamburg and Cologne.


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 Tailor Made 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 tailor made 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 Tailor Made 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.


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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