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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.

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From Odessa (Ukraine) we travel into Moldova to explore its capital, Chişinau, and rural villages, then cross into Romania to Iaşi, Bucovina and the Painted Monasteries. We ride three different rail gauges from the USSR broad gauge to the small Romanian former forestry steam line at Moldovita and enjoy magnificent autumn colours.

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Follow the route of the “Romantic Road” by train from Würzburg in the north to Füssen in the south of Bavaria. We continue into Austria and visit the best known Castles and Palaces of King Ludwig. Our travels also include a rack railway and cable car to the summit of Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitz.

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An exciting rail tour to South East Asia. We have combined the exotic destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia with their iconic cultural sites, ancient history and renowned hospitality. This is a truly wonderful tour that takes in five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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This tour visits two very different South American countries. Peru offers incredible scenery from the Inca capital of Machu Picchu to the impressive Lake Titicaca. After travelling on one of the highest rail journeys in the world to Huancayo we arrive in Bolivia, home of the Salt Flats.

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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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