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The Elbe from Sea to Source – Germany & the Czech Republic

Created: 04 February 2019

Whilst spring may be a way off yet, now’s the perfect time to start planning a delightful holiday for warmer days. Following the route of the mighty Elbe through Germany and the Czech Republic by rail and river, this escorted tour is certainly something to look forward to. Enjoy time exploring Hamburg, Prague, Magdeburg & Dresden, as well as excursions to narrow gauge steam railways, a cruise by paddle steamer and more. Departing 16 May, Elbe - Sea to Source costs from £2,270 pp (two sharing), including travel between your home station and London, rail out/flight back, 15-Day Global InterRail Pass, B&B, excursions & tour leader.


A Great Alaskan Railroad Journey

Created: 11 January 2019

Inspired by Michael Portillo’s latest BBC2 travelogue to explore the USA’s ‘Last Frontier’ by train for yourself? Rail holiday specialist Ffestiniog Travel has created a tailor-made tour that follows in the presenter’s tracks, covering the entire Alaska Railroad and taking in famous attractions such as Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks. This 15-day Alaskan odyssey costs from £10,660 pp (two sharing), including flights (to Seattle/from Anchorage), B&B, two lunches and two dinners, plus rail travel, private transfers and excursions as per the itinerary.


Prague: Sightseeing, Beer and Trams

Created: 10 September 2018

Sample the delights of Prague, as well as the locally crafted beer for which it is renowned, on this new six-night break that also includes a comprehensive tour of the city, a visit to Prague’s Museum of Public Transport, a private tram ride, a river cruise and beer tasting… plus plenty of free time to explore the neighbouring spa town of Karlovy Vary or the South Bohemia city of Český Krumlov, with its 13th century castle. Departing 15 May 2019, the price is from £1,660 pp (two sharing) including travel from your home station to London pre- and post-tour, half-board accommodation (four nights in Prague, one night each in Essen and Berlin), a standard class Global InterRail Pass, a three-day Prague Public Transport Pass, one lunch and the services of a tour leader throughout.


Japan by Tram and Train

Created: 20 August 2018

Ffestiniog Travel has added new railways, tram networks and destinations to its Japan – Trains, Trams and Cherry Blossom tour for 2019. Highlights of this comprehensive 19-day escorted itinerary include a journey on the Odakyu Ltd. Express from Tokyo to Enoshima, a full day to explore the 3’6” tram routes of Toyama and Takaoka, rides on the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train and coastal Hokuriku Line to Fukui, and much more. Departs 19 March 2019.


Full steam ahead into 2019 with Ffestiniog Travel

Created: 03 September 2018

New escorted tours in the UK, Europe & India… plus a welcome return to the Appalachian Mountain Trails of the USA. Rail holiday specialist Ffestiniog Travel has released the 2019 edition of its popular escorted tours brochure. Featuring six new itineraries, from the UK’s Lake District to India’s famous Golden Triangle, Rail Holidays of the World 2019 also features a return to the Appalachian Mountain Trails of the eastern USA… a destination that Ffestiniog Travel last offered ten years ago, in 2009.



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