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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.


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.


Hot Destinations - Georgia

Created: 30 September 2015

Having only recently opened its doors to tourists, Georgia’s rich history- combined with its stunning scenery and friendly people - make it an undiscovered gem at the extremities of Eastern Europe. Travel in springtime, when slow-clad mountains and meadows teeming with wild flowers provide a delightful backdrop to an escorted visit, enjoying highlights such as Ushguli (the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe), the Cave ‘Towns’ of Uplistsikhe and Vardzia, the churches of Gergeti, Mtskheta and Gelati, and the fascinating capital, Tblisi.

Sample trip: Ffestiniog Travel offers Springtime in the Caucasus, a 12-day escorted tour that visits Ushguli, Tblisi, Uplistsikhe and Vardzia, and journeys on the narrow gauge electric train from Borjomi to Bakuriani. Departing 9 May 2017, the price is from £2,265 pp (two sharing) including flights (Gatwick), rail and coach travel as per the itinerary, 11 nights’ B&B, five lunches, six evening meals and the services of a tour leader from London and throughout, plus a local Georgian guide.


Hungry for a Short Break? Try the Food Capital of France

Created: 20 September 2015

Blending France’s gastronomic capital with an en-route stopover in its actual capital, this short break to Lyon has all the ingredients for Francophiles and food lovers alike. Dine at an array of eateries in Lyon, ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to bustling bistros, pausing between meals to explore the city’s UNESCO Heritage Site-listed attractions, enjoy riverside strolls, take in a performance at the renowned opera house or indulge your cultural side at galleries ranging from the classic Musée des Beaux Arts to the recently-opened contemporary Musée des Confluences. An overnight stay in Paris provides further opportunity for luxurious lunching on the Left Bank or tucking into saucisson at a Seine-side café. A four-night break costs from £500 pp (two sharing) including rail travel and B&B (three nights in Lyon, one night in Paris). 


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Why Choose Ffestiniog Travel?

  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
  • Dedicated rail holiday specialist - great destinations, sightseeing and unparalled railway content
  • Train ticket supplier for worldwide rail operators - we can plan and arrange your rail journey to anywhere
  • Knowledge of the world’s rail routes makes us leading specialists in escorted and Tailor Made rail holidays
  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
  • Committed to supporting rail travel and heritage railways around the world
  • Our profits support the continued preservation of the famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
  • Small, dedicated rail holiday travel team offering an award winning personal service


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