Christmas Market - Munich

Munich Marienplatz Christmas MarketThursday 28 November to Thursday 5 December 2019

Our regular Christmas Market tour this year ventures east to the state capital of Bavaria. The Christmas Markets in Munich have been held in the Marienplatz since the 14th Century and visitors can expect unique Bavarian gifts in addition to the traditional favourites Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) and Gluhwein (Mulled wine).

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Christmas & New Year in Switzerland

Glacier Express - © Switzerland Travel CentreFriday 20 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020

Our annual 2-centre visit over the festive season is one of our firm favourites. Experience a guaranteed ‘White Christmas’ in the snow-drenched Swiss Alps and celebrate with fellow travellers. Journey on the Glacier and Bernina Express Trains through a winter wonderland!

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Snow on the Alps

Rhaetian Railway regional train - © Swiss Travel SystemWednesday 5 February to Friday 14 February 2020

Join us for a tour of mountains, Alpine scenery and the World Famous UNESCO 'Rhaetian Railway' on this popular winter holiday. What better way to see the wonderful snow-capped Swiss scenery than from the train!

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Taiwan Rail Adventure

Alishan Railway - Steam TrainFriday 14 February to Saturday 29 February 2020

Taiwan is a relatively unexplored treasure offering breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and exotic cultures. We include rail journeys along scenic coastlines, historical branch lines, private charters at former Sugar Mills and chartered steam on the famous Alishan Forest Railway. As well as lots of rail content, this tour itinerary also includes some extensive sightseeing tours around Taipei, Tainan and Kaohsiung City.

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Indian Hill Railways

Nilgiri Railway - © Bob CableSunday 16 February to Friday 6 March 2020

Our successful annual tour to India which includes the three most exceptional railways that served the former British Hill Stations. Engineering excellence, fierce gradients and stunning scenery make for a memorable tour.

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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta

Saigon, VietnamSaturday 29 February to Thursday 19 March 2020

An exciting rail tour to South East Asia. We have combined the exotic destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia with their iconic cultural sites, ancient history and renowned hospitality. This is a truly wonderful tour that takes in five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralMonday 30 March to Saturday 4 April 2020

From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north, this island is full of surprises as we explore using the rail network. It is a wonderful way to see this beautiful island as it diverts from the usual tourist trail, giving you a real taste of Mallorca.

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Dresden Steam Festival

Abend - © Dr. Christof SchröflWednesday 15 April to Wednesday 22 April 2020

Our tour to Dresden for the Steam Festival has become an annual favourite. Enjoy lots of steam content over the 12th Festival weekend before experiencing return trips on both the Weisseritztalbahn and Loessnitzgrundbahn. We also include a day trip up the Elbe on a historic paddle steamer.

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Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

TashkentFriday 17 April to Tuesday 28 April 2020

Silks, spices and the story of Tamerlane’s conquests combine with some of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia. This unique tour affords an in-depth look into the history and culture of one of the smallest of the former USSR republics and is accompanied by both a Ffestiniog Travel tour leader and an experienced local guide.

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Trams & Trains of Italy

Vintage Tram, MilanThursday 23 April to Monday 4 May 2020

Continuing with our series of tramway tours, we pay a visit to Italy. This comprehensive tour takes in Milan and Turin’s large tram networks and we also head south to Rome and Naples to sample their smaller, but interesting routes.

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