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Corsica Rail Tour - The Epitome of Slow Travel by Train

Created: 17 May 2024
As 'slow travel' among 50+ travellers grows in popularity, rail tour specialist Ffestiniog Travel has created the ultimate escorted rail tour to the stunning island of Corsica! Avoid the airport and simply sit back as you travel by train from London to Nice in the South of France before setting sail to Corsica on this 14-day holiday. Train travel continues as you tour the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean by rail, soaking up the stunning scenery and enjoying coastal city culture with stays in Bastia, Calvi and Ajaccio. Departing 3 September 2024, the price from £2,975pp includes all travel, B&B hotel accommodation, a 7-day travel card for unlimited travel on the island's railways, a full day guided excursion to Cap Corse and the services of a tour leader throughout the holiday. See more by taking the train!

Green Hills of Spain by Train!

Created: 20 March 2024
If travellers want to see more, then make the journey part of the holiday! Rail tour specialist Ffestiniog Travel has the ideal 15-day escorted tour - discover northern Spain's lush 'green' coastline by train. Travel by rail through France via Poitiers to enjoy superb rail journeys and sightseeing along a spectacular coastline. Ample time to explore San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander, Gijon, A Corũna and Leon en route as you sit back and enjoy the ride while your luggage is transferred separately from hotel to hotel! The return by rail includes a ride on the impressive petit train de la Rhune rack railway in south western France. This flight-free holiday is a relaxing way to explore the beautiful Basque region. Departing 13 June 2024, price from £3,140pp includes all rail travel, B&B hotel accommodation,15-day Global InterRail Pass, excursions and tour leader.

Discover Kyrgyzstan – its mountains, lakes & nomads

Created: 13 March 2024
With a rural population that remains largely nomadic, the mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan is a fascinating choice for travellers and its popularity is growing. For those keen to venture further afield, to remote regions well away from the regular tourist trail, explore Kyrgyzstan sooner rather than later. Rail tour specialist Ffestiniog Travel offers mature travellers a chance to experience this rugged, fascinating country on a Small & Traditional 12-day escorted tour, limited to just 12 people. Bordering China, Kyrgyzstan forms part of the Old Silk Road and this holiday delves into its history with visits to the Ala-Archa National Park, Kyrchyn Gorge (the ancient meeting place of the Kyrgyz tribes), the Seven Bulls of Jeti-Oguz (dramatic sandstone rock formations) and Tash-Rabat, a 15th Century stone caravanserai (roadside inn) on the Old Silk Road. Departing 4 July 2024. 

Ramble through a Romanian Rural Idyll fit for a King!

Created: 05 March 2024
Visit one of King Charles' favourite European spots and discover the birthplace of Count Dracula as you wander through Transylvania on a new 11-day Small & Traditional rail and rambling tour from Ffestiniog Travel. This escorted tour is limited to just 12 people and ideal for the over 50s traveller who enjoys rambling through pretty meadows and rolling hills surrounded by stunning mountains and forest scenery. Visit remote villages and experience a traditional way of life, staying in homestay guest houses and enjoying home grown meals. This 'away from it all' holiday includes a visit to Viscri where King Charles has a home and gets back to true nature. Departing 5 May 2024, the cost £2,825pp includes return flights, rail travel, private mini-coach, B&B accommodation, 3 picnic lunches, 8 evening meals, services of a tour leader throughout and a local professional Romanian guide.

Experience St David's Wales by Steam through Snowdonia

Created: 28 February 2024
To mark St David's Day, welsh-based rail tour specialist Ffestiniog Travel has announced a second Snowdonian Steam Special weekend break in September 2024. The highlight will be a journey on the aptly named Snowdonian train on an 80-mile trip through North Wales' spectacular Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. Travel the full length of both the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways over the course of one unforgettable day and help raise funds for the Diamond Jubilee Appeal to support the continued preservation of the railways. The 3-day break also includes an in-depth tour of the famous Boston Lodge Workshops. Beginning on 20 September and costing £515pp (two sharing) it includes 2 nights' B&B 4* accommodation in Porthmadog, 1 dinner and 1 lunch plus a Snowdonian souvenir. Option to upgrade to a luxury stay at nearby Hotel Portmeirion in the famous Italianate village

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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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