Railways and Lakes

View from Alp Gruem (Bernina Pass) southwards to the Val Poschiavo - © Switzerland Tourism - BAFU, swiss-image.ch/Renato BagattiniMultiple dates

Switzerland is famous for its breath-taking mountains and lakes and this tour will ensure you experience them first hand on scenic rail journeys and with use of your Swiss Pass. Sightseeing tours and visits can be arranged in advance.


Classic Switzerland by Rail

Railways in the Jungfrau region - © Switzerland TourismMultiple dates

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Bordeaux & Limoges

Cathedral Saint-Etienne, Limoges - © Limoges TourismeMultiple dates

Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage site as well as being famous for its wine-making and is well-matched by the elegant city of Limoges known for producing France's finest china. Visit both by rail and see how the French enjoy the finer things in life. Sightseeing tours and visits can be arranged in advance.


Barcelona and Madrid

Park Güell - Gaudi's Garden, Barcelona - © Manon DaviesMultiple dates

This week-long unescorted rail holiday to Spain's wonderful cities of Barcelona and Madrid is all about letting the train take the strain and making the journey an enjoyable experience. Instead of hanging around at the airport keep on the move on this great European rail trip. Spend a relaxed afternoon on Eurostar from St Pancras to Paris before boarding a sleeper train to Barcelona where you can unwind further in a 2-berth sleeper compartment and wake-up the next morning in Barcelona fresh as a daisy for two-days of independent sightseeing. Spain's high-speed AVE trains mean on day four it's a quick transfer to Madrid for a three-night stay and plenty of time to explore this grand capital city.


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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