Lindau & Lake Constance

St Gallen, SwitzerlandMonday 2 September to Tuesday 10 September 2024

Lindau, a delightful German town situated at the north-eastern corner of Lake Constance, is also close to both Switzerland and Austria, making it an ideal base for exploring the region.


The Splendour of Corsica

NiceTuesday 3 September to Monday 16 September 2024

No flights required as you travel by train and ferry to this geographically diverse, Mediterranean paradise. Enjoy unlimited travel on the island’s narrow gauge system with the travel card provided. Soak up Corsican culture with free time in the coastal towns of Bastia, Calvi and Ajaccio.


Narrow Gauge Steam in Eastern Germany

Dresden by River Elbe - © GNTB/Kiedrowski, RainerWednesday 4 September to Wednesday 18 September 2024

This popular tour combines high speed rail with local and narrow-gauge lines that have survived the Cold War and are still operational. We stay in Dresden and Stralsund to ride nearby heritage railways, and of course charming Wernigerode to explore the scenic Harz Railway. Extending on previous tours we journey on two additional lines this year - the Feldbahn in Frankfurt and the Döllnitzbahn in Saxony.


Scottish Islands & Highlands

Fort William - © travelight/shutterstockFriday 6 September to Thursday 19 September 2024

A small group tour that travels through the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Meet local islanders and learn more about life on the isles – this holiday aims to be much more immersive than previous tours. Transport is provided by local companies on the islands and local guides are used where possible to add depth and value.


Trams & Trains of Austria

Achenseebahn - © John TeasdaleFriday 6 September to Monday 16 September 2024

From Innsbruck via a brief hop over the border to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and on to Vienna and Frankfurt, this tour includes stunning scenic journeys by standard, narrow gauge, steam, cog railways, cable cars and extensive tram networks. Journeys that combine panoramic mountain and lake views with metro city travel.


Mountain Railways of Switzerland

Lausanne Quayside - © Roman Babakin/ShutterstockWednesday 11 September to Tuesday 24 September 2024

Spend two weeks touring and ascending the famous peaks of the Swiss Alps – by train! Enjoy the stunning views from the top of some of Switzerland’s most impressive mountains courtesy of engineering excellence and gravity defying railways.


Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

VitznauThursday 12 September to Thursday 19 September 2024

Lucerne boasts glorious Alpine scenery and is an ideal destination for a rail holiday. This tour has a variety of escorted excursions to enjoy from our base on the glistening shores of Lake Lucerne.


Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Part of the farmer's routine - © Ramona CazacuFriday 13 September to Tuesday 24 September
Friday 11 October to Tuesday 22 October 2024

Relive a bygone age when rural life meant working fields with horses, stacking hay in haystacks and preparing meals from home grown produce. Visit remote Saxon villages with their fortified churches in Transylvania, enjoy village life in Maramureș and the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Stay in family run “homestay” accommodation and ride two steam narrow gauge railways.


50th Anniversary Celebration Tour to the Rhätischebahn

Dampfzug bei Malans - Swiss charter train - 50th Anniversary tourFriday 4 October to Friday 11 October 2024

Join us on this one-time trip to celebrate Ffestiniog Travel’s 50th Anniversary. We return to the destination of our first tour in October 1974 - travelling in First Class! Enjoy a privately chartered steam train on the UNESCO Rhaetian Railway (RhB), a tour behind the scenes in Landquart workshops and journeys on the Glacier and Bernina Express trains. You will also be accompanied by the leaders of that inaugural tour – Alan Heywood and Liz Turner.


Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralSunday 6 October to Friday 11 October 2024

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.


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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