Having spent the last 50 years travelling thousands of miles around the world by train, how do you choose your top ten rail journeys?
As part of rail tour operator Ffestiniog Travel's 50th anniversary celebrations, its founder Alan Heywood was invited to do just that. Since leading his very first tour to Switzerland in 1974, Alan has escorted hundreds of rail travellers around the globe – and continues to do so at the age of 83! In 2024 he will once again return to Switzerland and lead tours to Romania, Georgia, Armenia and Slovenia!
With so many rail journeys to choose from, he has managed to select his top 10 personal favourites and briefly explains why: