Sri Lanka by Rail - Viceroy Special

Mount Lavinia Beach - © VisitColomboSaturday 16 March to Wednesday 27 March 2024

Sri Lanka is considered to boast some of the finest rail journeys in the world in terms of engineering marvel and breathtaking scenery. The amazing diversity of landscape, climate, geographical elevations and mist clad mountains, valleys and waterfalls are found all along the route. Enjoy the wonderful views as you travel by private steam train, Railcar and luxury carriage.

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Slovenia – High Alps & Rolling Vineyards

Lake Bled islandMonday 8 April to Wednesday 17 April 2024

An in-depth visit to this beautiful country, travelling from the coastal villages on the Gulf of Venice through the high mountains of the north to the vineyards in the east. Includes the stunning rail line from Nova Gorica to Bled. Stay in village accommodation with locally produced food and wine.

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Dresden Steam Festival

Dresden Steam Festival, Roundhouse - © Dr. Christof SchröflThursday 11 April to Thursday 18 April 2024

Our tour to Dresden for the Steam Festival has become an annual favourite. Enjoy lots of steam content over the 16th 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 19 April to Tuesday 30 April 2024

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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Rambling in Transylvania

Rambling in Bucovina - © Ramona CazacuSunday 5 May to Wednesday 15 May 2024

A combination of railway journeys and rambling (not too strenuous) in scenic Transylvania. Stay in family run “homestays” (en suite) and enjoy rural life in the company of a knowledgeable local guide.

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Springtime in Georgia and Armenia

Temple of Zvartnots & Mount Ararat, Yerevan, Armenia - © MehmetO/shutterstockSunday 5 May to Thursday 16 May 2024
Saturday 11 May to Wednesday 22 May 2024

Stunning snow-clad mountains, meadows teeming with wild flowers and a rich and interesting history are brought to you in this tour to Georgia and Armenia, fascinating and friendly countries at the extremities of Eastern Europe.

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Greece – Mountains & Myths

Meteora MonasteriesWednesday 8 May to Monday 20 May 2024

A comprehensive tour to the Greek mainland which, in true Small and Traditional style, includes rural village hospitality in addition to visits to several of Greece’s famous historic sites and, of course, some scenic rail travel.

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Orcadian Odyssey

Balmoral CastleThursday 9 May to Thursday 23 May 2024

A leisurely rail journey north from Glasgow to Orkney, with Royal Deeside sightseeing en route. Enjoy stays in Stromness and Kirkwall, taking in the must-see highlights of this magical isle with a local guide. Visit the Castle of Mey and overnight in Inverness before returning south to Edinburgh.

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More Tramways of Germany

Erfurt tramSunday 12 May to Sunday 26 May 2024

Another selection of Germany’s tram networks both small and large. This year we head to Hannover, Bremen, Braunschweig, Berlin, Frankfurt an der Oder, Cottbus, Erfurt, Jena and Leipzig.

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Springtime in Georgia and Armenia

Temple of Zvartnots & Mount Ararat, Yerevan, Armenia - © MehmetO/shutterstockSunday 5 May to Thursday 16 May 2024
Saturday 11 May to Wednesday 22 May 2024

Stunning snow-clad mountains, meadows teeming with wild flowers and a rich and interesting history are brought to you in this tour to Georgia and Armenia, fascinating and friendly countries at the extremities of Eastern Europe.

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