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The Dresden Steam Festival – Germany for Rail Connoisseurs

Created: 22 January 2018

Now in its tenth year, the Dresden Steam Festival 2018 promises informative presentations, fascinating displays and the chance to ride on some of Germany’s most impressive rolling stock. A must for steam train enthusiasts, this eight-day holiday also features journeys on the Weisseritztalbahn and Loessnitzgrundbahn steam railways, and an Elbe river cruise by historic paddle steamer. Departing 4 April, the price is from £1,035 pp (two sharing) including Eurostar to/from Brussels, onward rail to Dresden (via Aachen out/Cologne back), two-day entry to the Dresden Steam Festival, seven nights’ B&B, excursions and tour leader.


Bonn & the Rhine in Flames – Springtime in Germany

Created: 18 January 2018

A magical display of lights and fireworks over the River Rhine as Europe’s largest boat parade sails by, Rhein in Flammen (Rhine in Flames) is a must-see event. Experience its delights on a five-day escorted tour that also features a ride up the Drachenfels on the cog railway, and on the iconic Schwebebahn suspension railway, plus free time in the historic cities of Trier and Cologne. Bonn & The Rhine in Flames costs from £645 pp (two sharing) including Eurostar to/from Brussels, onward rail to Bonn (via Cologne), unlimited local transport in Bonn, four nights’ B&B, excursions and tour leader. Departs 3 May.


Follow Julie Walters to North Wales

Created: 04 December 2017

New Channel 4 series ‘Coastal Railways with Julie Walters’ explores some of the UK’s most interesting train journeys. Episode four (Sunday 17 December, 8pm) travels to North Wales, visiting the Talyllyn Railway (inspiration for Thomas the Tank Engine) and the famous Ffestiniog Railway through Snowdonia National Park. Experience both of these, and more, on Wales: From North to South, from £1,810 pp (two sharing) including 12 nights’ B&B, four dinners, 11 lunches, all rail travel, transfers and excursions, and tour leader. Profits from Ffestiniog Travel support the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways.


New Tram Tour of Portugal

Created: 27 November 2017

Ffestiniog Travel has added Trams & Trains of Portugal to its programme of Connoisseur Tours, aimed at clients with a specific passion for railways. Amongst its highlights, this nine-day escorted itinerary features an historic steam train ride through the Douro Valley, a scenic rail journey along the Portuguese coast and travel on the seasonal narrow gauge Sintra Tram. Departs 22 June 2018.


Escape the UK winter and explore Sri Lanka by Rail

Created: 27 November 2017

For engineering excellence and breath-taking scenery, there are few rail journeys finer than Sri Lanka’s Viceroy Special, the country’s only steam train. What better time to experience its delights (by private charter) than in winter, when this beautiful teardrop-shaped island basks in balmy day-time temperatures reaching the low 30°Cs, while the UK average is closer to 10°C? Departing 28 February, Explore Sri Lanka by Rail costs from £4,445 pp (two sharing) including flights (Heathrow), rail/coach journeys & excursions as per the itinerary, ten nights’ B&B, welcome dinner, ten lunches, tour leader and local guide. One overnight flight. 


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