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BBC2’s Great Continental Railway Journeys

Created: 30 October 2013

Fans of BBC2’s Great Continental Railway Journeys cannot help but have been inspired by the colourful history and dramatic beauty of Michael Portillo’s native Spain. Rail travel experts, Ffestiniog Travel can replicate any of the itineraries featured in the series – adding extra destinations and personal preferences as required. Experience an Hispanic odyssey akin to Michael Portillo’s on a tailor-made, ten-day trip that costs from  £1,055 pp. Price is based on two sharing and includes BA flights (London) or train to Madrid, onward rail travel Madrid to Gibraltar via Cordoba, Seville, Jerez, Ronda and Algeciras, excursions, and nine nights’ B&B in good-quality hotels. 


Rail Holidays - Best Tour Operators

Created: 30 April 2013

The Daily Telegraph listed Ffestiniog Travel as one of the best rail tour operators in an article by Michael Kerr. Established in 1974 we have nearly 40 years of experience of creating rail tours and remain a major player in the rail holiday market, specialising in train holidays for the general tourist and steam enthusiasts. Our comprehensive ticket only service extends our specialism further making us a one-stop shop for all train travel to destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide. You can view Ffestiniog Travel's listing in the Daily Telegraph article at:


Make a break for Bruges - chocolate indulgence from £420pp with Ffestiniog Travel

Created: 01 March 2013

Fans of the sweet stuff need look no further for an Easter short break than Bruges. So renowned is the canal-side city for its chocolate that there’s even a museum dedicated entirely to it (with lots of free samples!) as well as plenty of atmospheric cafés and pretty shops selling all manner of chocolate treats. A four-night trip over Easter costs from £420 pp (two sharing) including return Eurostar to Brussels, onward rail travel to/from Bruges and four nights’ B&B in a centrally-situated hotel.


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. 


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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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