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Ffestiniog Travel Steams Towards 2017

Created: 30 August 2016

2017 sees new escorted tours to Uzbekistan, Cambodia & Vietnam, South Africa & the famous Stars of Sandstone Heritage Steam Festival alongside fascinating new itineraries in the UK and Europe.

Without seeking to wish the summer away, now’s the perfect time to start planning a 2017 escape… particularly if you’re keen to venture further afield or to try something a little bit different. Rail travel enthusiasts already researching next year’s adventure are in for a particular treat, with specialist tour operator Ffestiniog Travel’s latest release of escorted tours – a record 38 in total – some aimed at train aficionados, while others will appeal to those who simply enjoy sitting back and exploring the world from the comfort of their carriage.

Ffestiniog Travel's forthcoming escorted tour programme has many new tours and several established favourites, such as Switzerland’s Snow on the Alps (departs 22 February 2017, nine nights from £1,699 pp*) and Indian Hill Railways (departs 19 February 2017, 20 nights from £4,645 pp*).

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Celebrate St David’s Day by Planning a Welsh Rail Holiday

Created: 01 March 2016

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (or ‘Happy St. David’s Day’ in Welsh)

As Welsh men and women around the world celebrate their national day, and dazzling displays of the Welsh national flower (the daffodil) pop up across the UK in a clear sign that Spring is on its way, what better time than now to start planning a visit to Wales?

As renowned for the warmth of its welcome as it is for its spectacular scenery, strong sense of cultural identity and rich history, Wales offers something for everyone – whether visiting for a few days or taking a little longer to explore. And for train enthusiasts in particular, there can be few more fascinating countries through which to travel, using some of Wales’ impressive heritage railways that include the world’s oldest narrow gauge railway, the Ffestiniog Railway, and the UK’s longest and newest narrow gauge railway, the Welsh Highland Railway.

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Rail Holidays of the World Brochure 2017

Created: 30 August 2016

Ffestiniog Travel has launched its Rail Holidays of the World 2017 brochure, offering a record 38 escorted tours across Europe and beyond. For rail connoisseurs, new itineraries include Southern Sweden – Steam, Trams & Trains, and Bulgaria by Steam, while Danube from Sea to Source traces the course of Europe’s second longest river by train and boat. For more information, click here.


Experience India’s Hill Railways

Created: 01 July 2016

Whether inspired by Channel 4’s popular Indian Summers series or simply always wanted to see the former British Hill Stations for yourself, this 21-day escorted tour is a real treat. Encompassing journeys on the three magnificent railways that once served these summer retreats - the Kalka Shimla Railway, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the Nilgiri Rack Railway - you’ll also visit the Sikh holy city of Amritsar, enjoy sightseeing in Delhi, travel to Agra’s iconic temple to love, the Taj Mahal, and much more. Departing 19 February 2017, Indian Hill Railways costs from £4,645 pp (two sharing) including flights (London), B&B, 16 lunches, 12 dinners, all rail journeys, transfers, excursions and admissions as per the itinerary, and the services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour. 


Pre-Brochure Reveals 2017 Tours

Created: 06 June 2016

Ffestiniog Travel has released its Rail Holidays of the World 2017 pre-brochure, previewing some of the 38 escorted tours the specialist operator will be offering next year. New itineraries include Uzbekistan & the Silk Road; Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta; and South Africa & Stars of Sandstone, a 16-day rail tour that features the famous Stars of Sandstone Heritage Steam Festival as well as South Africa’s many sightseeing highlights. For more information, click here.


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