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The Green Hills of Spain & La Rhune by Rail

Created: 19 March 2018

Spain’s northern ‘Green’ coast is the focus of this 15-day escorted tour, which also makes a short visit to south western France.  As well as superb sightseeing - there’s ample time to explore Bilbao, Santander, Gijon, Santiago di Compostela and Leon - enjoy the scenic rail journey between San Sebastian and Bilbao, travel on the metre gauge FEVE network and experience the petit train de la Rhune rack railway as it makes its impressive ascent. Departing 14 June, The Green Hills of Spain & La Rhune costs from £2,400 pp (two sharing) including Eurostar/TGV, B&B, 15-day Global InterRail pass, excursions and tour leader.

 

Explore the Lakes and Mountains of Lake Lucerne

Created: 13 March 2018

Discover the glorious scenery of the Lake Lucerne region on this eight-day tour, featured in the Easy Rail Holidays collection (one-centre, price-friendly escorted tours). Accompanied by experts, guests will enjoy boat trips, alpine excursions and mountain rail travel, visiting Mount Rigi, the Pilatus Summit and Kriens, with a journey along the famous Gotthard route to Göschenen. Departing 14 June, the price is from £1,640 pp (two sharing), including seven nights’ half-board hotel accommodation, a Tell Pass for unlimited travel within the region, rail travel and excursions as per itinerary, and the services of a tour leader.

 

A Springtime treat on the Snowdonian – North Wales by Rail

Created: 05 March 2018

Join fellow rail enthusiasts on the aptly named Snowdonian train as it makes its annual 80-mile trip through North Wales’ spectacular Snowdonia National Park, travelling the full length of both the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways over the course of one unforgettable day. Departing 13 April or 8 June, this springtime break costs from £380 pp (two sharing) including two nights’ B&B at the four-star Tudor Lodge guest house in Porthmadog, a full-day journey on the Snowdonian and a souvenir of your trip. Alternatively, treat yourself to a luxury stay at Hotel Portmeirion, in Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’ famous Italianate village, from £475 pp.

 

Long-Haul Escapes this Autumn

Created: 15 February 2018

 

From Eastern Canada in the Fall to the Salt Flats of Bolivia. Long-haul rail escapes to the Americas.

With Spring not quite upon us, it might seem premature to be contemplating Autumn. However, those in the know are already planning their travels for later in the year, and bagging themselves the perfect long-haul escape. Rail holiday specialist Ffestiniog Travel is offering a tempting selection of escorted tours to the Americas, departing this September and October.

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Visit one of Europe’s Newest, yet Undiscovered Countries – Slovakia

Created: 22 January 2018

Ffestiniog Travel has escorted eight tours to little known, land-locked Slovakia since 1998 and is amazed that it still remains relatively undiscovered by the tourist. If you love Prague then a visit to its nearby, smaller neighbour Bratislava is a must. It mirrors the architecture, history and culture of the Czech capital – but without the overcrowding!

Beyond the capital, Slovakia continues to delight with breath-taking, mountain and forest scenery, heritage landmarks and charming, unspoilt towns and villages. Rail Tour operator Ffestiniog Travel even include a narrow gauge steam rail journey through a forest and a scenic rail journey across the High Tatra Mountains.

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