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Retrace Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure

Created: 10 July 2015

Inspired by ITV’s new three-part series, ‘Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure’ (Sundays, 9pm) to experience one of the world’s most iconic train journeys for yourself? Rail holiday experts, Ffestiniog Travel can recreate all or part of the route so enthusiastically followed by the lovely Ms Lumley. An 18-day journey on the Trans-Mongolian Express, travelling from London to Hong Kong via Moscow and Beijing, costs from £2,835 pp (two sharing) including all rail travel, hotel and on-board accommodation, some meals and excursions.


Sleep back in time on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Created: 09 March 2015

Re-live the golden age of travel with a night on board the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. After a delicious four-course dinner in one of the beautifully restored 1920s restaurant cars, enjoy a night cap in the stylish Bar Car before retiring to the opulence of your cabin, where oak-panelled décor, crisp linen sheets and restful slumber await. A five-day holiday combining two days’ full board on the Orient Express with four and five-star hotel stays in Venice and Lausanne (B&B) plus transfers and return first-class rail travel from Venice to London costs from £3,350 pp (two sharing).


Heidi Hi - Family fun by rail in Switzerland

Created: 06 February 2015

Written in 1880 by Johanna Spyri, Heidi remains a classic of children’s literature, bringing the unspoilt charms of the Swiss Alps to the Kindle generation. Step into Heidi’s world in Maienfeld – the area on which the book was based – where the Heidi Village promises visits to Heidi’s House, a Heidi Trail and a petting zoo. Enjoy it as a day trip from Chur during an eight-night holiday to Switzerland that costs from £3,050 for 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 (unlimited travel on trains, lake steamers and buses) and B&B.


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. 


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  • 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
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  • 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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