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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

38 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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Journey across Australia and New Zealand through awe inspiring landscapes on some of the world’s most famous and iconic trains. Discover the charm of the cities, the beauty of the scenery and the vibrancy of two modern Asian destinations, Singapore and Hong Kong. This is a journey that would fulfil 'holdiay of a lifetime' aspirations.

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Our successful annual tour to India which includes the three most exceptional railways that served the former British Hill Stations. Engineering excellence, fierce gradients and stunning scenery make for a memorable tour.

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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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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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