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FT Rail Expert on Europe

Created: 12 January 2013

Ffestiniog Travel’s Dan May talked to broadcaster Alistair McKenzie on his ‘Hangout on Air’ show about rail travel.  You can see the broadcast on YouTube by clicking on  Dan joined a panel of rail travel experts and described the origins and relationship between the Ffestiniog historic steam railway line and Ffestiniog Travel since it started taking people on rail tours all over the world in 1974 - highlighting tours to India, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. He answered questions from  viewers about travelling on the Trans-Siberian route, about the cost benefits of pre-booking European rail tickets in advance and InterRail passes, and about a rail connection between India and Asia/Europe via Iran.


Culture and Cosiness in Cologne

Created: 05 January 2013

Forget gifts of Eau de Cologne on Valentine’s Day and treat your loved one to a short break in the city that created it instead. Culture lovers will be drawn to Cologne’s superb opera house, theatres and the impressive modern art collections of Museum Ludwig, whilst couples simply content to potter will find plenty of restaurants and cafés in which to while away the hours. A four-night trip in February costs from £410 pp (two sharing) including Eurostar, onward train connections and B&B. 


Christmas Shopping Treat in Bruges

Created: 08 November 2012

Take the train to avoid Christmas strain - Bruges from £435 pp with Ffestiniog Travel. Why wander aimlessly around the High Street when you can combine Christmas gift acquisition with a short break to Bruges? This beautiful medieval city hosts Advent markets from the end of November until 31 December, offering a tantalising combination of stalls selling hand-crafted goodies, wonderful restaurants and cafés, and picturesque canal-side scenery. A four-night festive trip costs from £435 pp (two sharing) including standard-class Eurostar, onward rail connections to/from Bruges, and B&B.


Follow Michael Portillo on his Great Continental Railway Journeys

Created: 08 November 2012

Follow Michael Portillo to Monte Carlo with Ffestiniog Travel. Railway enthusiast and former MP Michael Portillo indulges his passion for all things train in his very first episode of the successful Great Continental Railway Journeys TV series which sees Michael travel from London to Monte Carlo. He follows the most popular route of the Edwardian traveller through France. Rail tour specialists Ffestiniog Travel have recreated his route to the South of France in a 5-day rail holiday priced from £950pp.


Mini-Break to Budapest

Created: 22 March 2012

Budapest, which is made up of two cities, Buda on the West bank of the River Danube and Pest on the East, is Hungary’s majestic capital city. Budapest can be reached in under 24 hours travelling across Europe in one of Germany’s modern sleeper trains with a private cabin. Ffestiniog Travel offers a six-day day trip from £585 pp based on two adults sharing a double/twin room for three nights in Budapest and two nights onboard the train. This price includes second-class travel throughout, a 72 hour Budapest Card giving unlimited access to public transport and reduced rates at museums and tourist sites and three nights in a 3 star hotel in Budapest on bed and breakfast basis. 


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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