The Snowdonian

Arriving at Tan y Bwlch for cream tea - © Gordon RushtonFriday 22 April - Sunday 24 April 2022

2022 dates are now available for the chance to be a passenger on the aptly named Snowdonian train as it takes its annual 80 mile round trip through the glorious Snowdonia National Park. The journey will cover the full length of both the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways in one day. To add more interest to this scenic journey, the Snowdonian will be hauled by a variety of motive power.


A Dylan Thomas Rail Tour

Constitution Hill, near Aberystwyth - © Tony BrindleyMultiple dates

We have created a 5-day break that pays homage to the work and life of Wales’ great poet Dylan Thomas. Visit Swansea, the town of his birth and the famous boathouse in Laugharne where he spent the last years of his life. As rail experts we have also included wonderful scenic rail journeys during this break that take you through the heart of Wales, known aptly as the ‘land of poets’.


London to Bath – A Rail & Road History Tour

Blenheim PalaceMultiple dates

A family of three were visiting the UK from overseas and wanted a specific tour created that enabled them to see the sights of London and take a journey, via Oxford, through the Cotswolds to Bath. They wanted to capture a sense of Britain’s history so we even managed to include an overnight stay at magnificent Warwick Castle!


Scottish Circular Holiday

Jacobite Steam TrainMultiple dates

This bespoke holiday was prepared for a couple who wanted us to create a tour that allowed them to ride Scotland’s great railways. It proved to be a wonderful way to see Scotland’s dramatic scenery and included a journey on the iconic Jacobite steam train and much more.


Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Family Activity Break

Ffestiniog RailwayMultiple dates

If you've never visited North Wales with the kids then this is an ideal introduction to this great part of Britain - and you don't even have to get in the car to get there and explore! This 3-night break includes train travel from your nearest railway station so you can sit back and enjoy the journey with the children and arrive refreshed.



Ruins of Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness, Scotland - © shutterstock.comMultiple dates

“Excellent – Nothing left to chance, perfectly planned. Thanks to Kate for her skill in arranging such a lovely holiday.”

Mr & Mrs Spiers from Cornwall wanted to experience Scotland’s history and scenery so we tailored them a holiday which combined private tours with knowledgeable, local guides and free time to explore their surroundings.


Roald Dahl Literary Mini-Break

Beconskot Model Village and Railway - © Ruth WillmoreMultiple dates

"When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: A stodgy parent is not fun at all! What a child wants - and DESERVES - is a parent who is SPARKY!" – Roald Dahl, Danny Champion of the World

So be a sparky parent, and treat your little ones to a mini-break inspired by two of Britain's greatest children's authors; Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton.


Dublin, Belfast and the Isle of Man

Isle of Man Steam Railway arrives at Castletown - © Isle of Man TourismMultiple dates

This is a great circular journey that takes in three capital cities on a leisurely 11-day tour. Enjoy the sights of Dublin, Belfast and Douglas on the Isle of Man and include some interesting transport excursions en route.


Grand Rail Tour of England and Wales

Settle and Carlisle Railway - © Northern RailMultiple dates

This tour showcases some of Britain’s amazing heritage and steam railways. It is a wonderful way of seeing some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes including the North Yorkshire Moors, the Lake District and Snowdonia National Park.


Wales Mini Breaks

Ffestiniog RailwayMultiple dates

Ffestiniog Travel's roots lie in North Wales and as a sister company to the world famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways we are perfectly placed to offer short-breaks to this beautiful north west corner of Wales and provide an opportunity to experience its many steam railway gems. We offer a variety of options.


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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