Take the Train to Tyrol’s Pistes

Tyrol snowy landscapeMultiple dates

One of the most outstanding ski areas in Europe 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.


Düsseldorf – Exhibitions & Sightseeing

Modern DüsseldorfMultiple dates

The German city of Düsseldorf was named in the top 20 best places to live in 2018. Its modern architecture, art culture and vibrant social scene now rivals many well-known, higher profile cities. It has also gained a reputation for playing host to some of the world’s major international exhibitions and trade fairs, so welcomes both business and leisure travellers on a frequent basis. It is particularly famous for its fashion and trade fairs and plays host to food, leisure, sport, manufacturing and technology exhibitions.


A Taste of Italy – Padova, Bologna & Stresa

Padova, ItalyMultiple dates

Ffestiniog Travel created this 14-day rail tour for a couple who wanted to experience a varied taste of Italy by visiting three different Italian destinations. They travelled by train from London across Europe to enjoy stays in Padova, Bologna and Stresa.


Tailored Rail Swiss Holiday

Cruise on Lake Lugano - © swiss-image.ch/Stephan EnglerMultiple dates

A relaxing holiday to Switzerland that includes rail journeys through awe inspiring scenery in 1st Class and time to explore Geneva, Zermatt and Lugano.


The Alps and More

Albula ValleyMultiple dates

A selection of wonderfully scenic rail journeys in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria together with visits to steam hauled tourist lines and free time in Vienna, makes this a holiday to suit all tastes.


Northern Italy by Train

La Scala Opera House, MilanMultiple dates

Series 2, Episode 2 Great Continental Railway Journeys. In this Great Continental Railway Journey you get a real taste of Northern Italy as you follow Portillo's rail journey from Turin to Venice enjoying a real flavour of Italy's culture, history and food. Sample the delights of Milan, Como and Verona en route to Venice.



Chur, capital of Canton Graubuenden - © swiss-image.ch/Stephan EnglerMultiple dates

Series 1, Episode 4 Great Continental Railway Journeys. No Great Continental Rail Journey would be complete without Switzerland and this rail holiday allows you to enjoy the beauty of Switzerland's cities, mountains and lakes from the comfort of the train. You will be impressed by the engineering excellence of the Swiss rail network and your Swiss Pass allows you to explore more fully using other forms of transport including lake steams, trams and postbuses.


Prague to Munich

Prague - © Bob CableMultiple dates

Series 2, Episode 5 Great Continental Railway Journeys. For this GCRJ first take a plane to central Europe to follow Portillo's route from Prague, through Bohemia and Bavaria and on to Munich and take full advantage of the freedom offered by transport passes that allow you to explore your destinations and their wider areas in full.


Monte Carlo

French coastline near NiceMultiple dates

Series 1, Episode 1 Great Continental Railway Journeys . BBC2's Great Continental Rail Journeys series began with a railway voyage through France as far as the Mediterranean Sea where a wonderful few days can be spent exploring the very stylish Cote d'Azur coastline by train.


Low Countries and the Western Front

Le petit train de la Haute-Somme - © Bob CableMultiple dates

Series 1, Episode 5 Great Continental Railway Journeys. A Great Continental Railway Journey that pays homage to the First World War by visiting some of the key locations and the railways that played an important role during WW1. There is time to explore Amsterdam, Den Haag, Brussels, Mons, Albert and Amiens and get a feel for the legacy left by events on the Western Front.


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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