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Venice by Rail for Families

Created: 26 January 2015

Renowned as a city for couples, Venice is often overlooked as a family holiday destination. Show your loved ones what they’re missing with a rail-based break that starts with the excitement of the Eurostar from St Pancras, followed by a few hours to explore Paris before an overnight train journey onward to Venice, where water taxi rides, island hopping and spectacular sightseeing await. The price from £1,676 for a family of four includes all rail travel, a four-berth couchette between Paris/Venice and two nights in three-star hotel in central Venice (two adults, two children sharing a family room).


Solo Adventure by Rail

Created: 23 January 2015

As so enthusiastically illustrated by Michael Portillo in his popular BBC Two series, ‘Great Continental Railway Journeys’,  solo travel by rail can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. Follow in his tracks with a tailor-made itinerary from rail holiday specialist, Ffestiniog Travel, created to emulate his experiences. An 11-night trip from La Coruna to Lisbon - featuring Santiago de Compostela, the Douro Valley and Porto amongst its many highlights - costs from £865 pp including flights (London) to Bilbao/from Lisbon, standard class rail travel and B&B throughout. 


Snuggle up in Salzburg for Valentines

Created: 19 January 2015

Lovers looking to impress their special someone to mark a romantic occasion need look no further than Salzburg. Granted, the Baroque Austrian city is likely to be chilly in winter, but what better excuse to snuggle up for snowy walks, huddle together in cosy cafés and perhaps even hop on the ski bus that takes you from the city centre straight to the slopes of Flachau, a one-hour drive away? A four-night break by rail costs from £490 pp (two sharing) including all train travel (from London) and accommodation (one night in a two-berth sleeper compartment, three nights’ B&B in a centrally-located Salzburg hotel). 


Family Holiday to the Black Forest

Created: 12 January 2015

Ffestiniog Travel offers a one-week family holiday to the Black Forest from £2,220 (total price for two adults and two children under 11). The price includes return Eurostar (London St Pancras/Brussels) and onward rail connection to/from Aachen, rail travel via Cologne, the Rhine Valley & Freiburg to the beautiful lakeside resort of Titisee – the perfect base from which to explore the Black Forest, seven nights’ B&B (five nights on Lake Titisee, two nights in Aachen) and a Konus Card, giving unlimited travel whilst in the Black Forest on the region’s trains, bus and tram services – the area covered by the card stretches as far south as Basel and as far north as Karlsruhe.


Easter for Families - Switzerland

Created: 07 December 2014

Amid the frenetic pace of modern family life, it’s easy to overlook the joy of a journey by rail. This nine-day saunter to Switzerland delivers amazing scenery, impressive engineering feats and quality time together, including rides on the world-famous Bernina and Glacier Expresses, city sightseeing and much more. The price is from £3,050 pp for a family of four (two adults, two children under 12 sharing a family room) including return Eurostar to Brussels, onward rail travel to Basel, seat reservations, Swiss Pass and eight nights’ B&B (one night each in Cologne & Luxembourg, three nights each in Chur & Brig. Call AITO* member Ffestiniog Travel on 01766 772 030.


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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