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Rail Holidays of the World by Ffestiniog Travel

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Ffestiniog Travel is a ‘complete specialist’ in rail holidays, escorted tours and train travel around the world. The tour operator has been running escorted rail and Tailor Made tours for both railway enthusiasts and general train tourists since 1974.

We produce a programme of up to 40 escorted rail tours each year to destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Our long-established team of expert rail travel consultants and tour leaders plan each tour carefully and the itinerary content is where you find real value for money. We have remained true to our specialism and are perfectly positioned to provide a varied mix of quality escorted and unescorted rail tours.

Ffestiniog Travel is a ‘complete specialist’ in rail holidays, escorted tours and train travel around the world. The tour operator has been running escorted rail and Tailor Made tours for both railway enthusiasts and general train tourists since 1974.

We produce a programme of up to 40 escorted rail tours each year to destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Our long-established team of expert rail travel consultants and tour leaders plan each tour carefully and the itinerary content is where you find real value for money. We have remained true to our specialism and are perfectly positioned to provide a varied mix of quality escorted and unescorted rail tours.

Rail Holidays of the World Holidays

33 holidays are available in this programme

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This tour offers amazing opportunity to enjoy sights not normally seen by the average rail passenger. A chance to “access all areas” at many of the railways of North Wales from miniature to standard gauge. We ride on footplates and learn about the history of these fascinating railways.

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A comprehensive tour taking in some new railways, tram networks and destinations which Ffestiniog Travel has not visited before. This holiday coincides with Japan’s famous Cherry Blossom season. From the buzz of Tokyo to the historic town of Chichibu and scenic Amanohashidate we journey by vintage tram, steam engine and bullet train.

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A new tour to India that includes rail journeys on the spectacular Kangra Valley Railway and the ever popular Kalka Shimla Railway. We visit some of the country’s well known landmarks and go on safari at the famous Ranthambore National Park before spending time in the historic city of Jaipur.

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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.

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An awe-inspiring tour of the finest, lesser known heritage railways in eastern USA. Each line is steeped in history with its own story to tell and we follow the breathtaking trail across the highly scenic Appalachian Mountains with some leisurely sightseeing along the way.

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