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Discover Japan by Rail

Created: 10 April 2017

Ffestiniog Travel offers an escorted tour that takes in three of Japan’s main islands, combining trams and trains with spectacular sightseeing and a visit to the recently opened Kyoto Railway Museum. The price is from £4,990 pp (two sharing) including flights (London), first class Japan Rail Pass, B&B, welcome dinner, rail journeys & excursions, tour leader from the UK and a local guide in Japan. Departs 19 September.


Ease into Summer on a June Escape

Created: 07 April 2017

Whether staying closer to home this year or keen to venture further afield, a train aficionado or simply looking for a relaxing break, rail holiday specialist Ffestiniog Travel has an array of escorted tours, all departing in June - that are just the ticket. 


The Grand Arctic - Scandinavia in Summer

Created: 03 April 2017

Travel beyond the Arctic Circle to the Land of the Midnight Sun via historic cities, outstanding scenery and wonderful rail experiences on a two-week journey through Norway & Sweden. Summer’s a fabulous time to visit Scandinavia and what better way to enjoy it than by train: the Global InterRail pass that comes with this holiday giving unlimited travel across both countries. Departing 27June, The Grand Arctic costs from £2,895 pp (two sharing) including flights (London) to Bergen/from Stockholm, welcome & farewell dinners, 15-day Global InterRail Pass, 14 nights’ B&B, excursions and the services of a tour leader throughout.


European rail tours beyond the tourist trail

Created: 28 February 2017

Planning a holiday is always a pleasure, but even more so during the grip of a dismal February. With tangible signs of better weather still weeks away in the UK, what better way to pass the time than by planning a Spring escape?

Rail holiday specialist Ffestiniog Travel has a tempting selection of escorted tours to some of Europe’s lesser-known destinations, all departing in May. Created for travellers keen to explore regions still relatively untouched by large-scale tourism, each itinerary blends relaxing rail journeys with cultural sightseeing, comfortable accommodation and convivial company, as well as ample time to explore independently as required. An experienced tour leader joins the group prior to departure in London and stays throughout the tour, joined by local professional guides to explain the history and traditions, as well as acting as interpreter.


Grand Tour of North Wales

Created: 27 February 2017

Enjoy the myriad delights of a staycation this summer on an escorted Grand Tour of North Wales. Explore this beautiful part of the UK by steam railway, take a scenic cruise down the Llangollen canal, travel by train along the pretty Cambrian coast and visit an array of castles, gardens and monuments that are sure to leave lasting memories. Departing 9 June, the price is from £1,580 pp (two sharing) including eight nights’ full board (four in Betws-y-Coed, two in Llangollen, one each in Chester and Aberystwyth), all excursions and transfers as per the itinerary, and the services of a tour leader throughout. 


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  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
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