Rome to Sicily

Ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii - © www.shutterstock.comMultiple dates

Series 3, Episode 2 Great Continental Rail Journeys. In this instalment Michael Portillo travels the spine of Italy by train from Rome to Taormina which is situated in Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean.


Fabulous Family Train Tour of Switzerland

Bernina Express tackles the Montebello Curve - © BadruttMultiple dates

This is a wonderful family holiday that will give your children a taste of the Continent and in particular Europe's magnificent mountains in Switzerland, including the Matterhorn. An unforgettable rail journey that delivers amazing views and feats of railway engineering and excellence.


Christmas Market Break to Nuremberg & Salzburg

Christkindlesmarkt - © Uli KowatschMultiple dates

“Every detail covered and more. As always, Jenene has provided a faultless service & thanks to her the holiday ran very smoothly without a hitch. She always goes that extra mile to provide extra useful information, thank you.”


Europe Wide

Prague - © Bob CableMultiple dates

Mr & Mrs Godsave from North Wales spent 25 days exploring Europe and some of its vibrant cities. Ffestiniog Travel organised standard class Eurostar return journeys and issued the couple with a standard class global pass for travel throughout Europe. We arranged their Glacier Express reservations as well as organising accommodation in 3-4* city centre hotels on a bed and breakfast basis so they could make the most of their time city sightseeing. We can include further reservations if you prefer.


Madrid to Gibraltar

Bridge at Cordoba - © Tatiana Popova/Shutterstock.comMultiple dates

Series 2, Episode 1 Great Continental Railway Journeys. The second series of BBC's Great Continental Rail Journeys programmes began with Michael Portillo embracing the beauty of Spain by travelling by from Madrid to Gibraltar train with stops in Cordoba, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera and Ronda en route. You have the option of travelling to Madrid by plane or train!


Milan, Florence & Venice

FlorenceMultiple dates

A little shopping in Milan followed by some art appreciation in Florence and finishing with three relaxing days in beautiful Venice – travelling by rail makes this an ideal way to see Italy. Sightseeing tours and visits can be arranged in advance.


Florence and Lake Garda

Lake GardaMultiple dates

There is so much beauty in Italy and this tour combines Italy's art capital of Florence with the stunning natural splendour of Lake Garda. Sightseeing tours and visits can be arranged in advance.


Leipzig, Vienna & Munich

Mendolssohn Museum in Leipzig - © Dreßel, ChristophMultiple dates

The sound of music resonates through the streets of Leipzig, Vienna and Munich - all of which are leading European locations for classical music concerts. Indulge yourself by taking the train and exploring the music and culture of these three cities. Plan your tour around concerts you wish to attend. This itinerary illustrates what is possible and can be adapted. Sightseeing tours, visits and concert tickets can be arranged in advance.


Barcelona, Seville & Madrid

Passion Facade showing Pontius Pilate, Segrada Familia, Barcelona - © Manon DaviesMultiple dates

Travel by plane and train to enjoy the cosmopolitan culture of three of Spain's popular cities whilst sitting back and delighting in the Spanish landscape in between. Sightseeing tours and visits can be arranged in advance.


Swiss and Italian Alps

Beautiful summer's day at Ospitale di Cadore - © George BrownMultiple dates

This Tailored Rail tour was first offered to coincide with the Centenary of the scenic Ponte nelle Alpi railway line in the Dolomites. This area is beautiful both in winter and throughout the year.


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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