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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

45 holidays are available in this programme

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A re-run of 2020’s much anticipated tour. Continuing with our series of tramway tours, we pay a visit to Italy. This comprehensive tour takes in Milan and Turin’s large tram networks and we also head south to Rome and Naples to sample their smaller but interesting routes.

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Discover some of the last true wilderness areas in Europe, teeming with wildlife. We search for rare wading birds in the Delta and find bears in the mountains in the company of experts and encounter a rural life that makes Romania so appealing.

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Fly direct to Marrakesh and travel northwards by rail with stays in Rabat, Fes and Tangier. Enjoy a mixture of guided medina sightseeing, leisure time and optional rail trips. Experience the modern high-speed service on the return journey to Marrakesh before a direct flight back to the UK.

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Silks, spices and the story of Tamerlane’s conquests combine with some of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia. This unique tour affords an in-depth look into the history and culture of one of the smallest of the former USSR republics and is accompanied by both a Ffestiniog Travel tour leader and an experienced local guide.

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This trip to France concentrates on the Eastern half of the country, venturing down to Valence and Tournon with the Vivarais railways. We then travel to Beaune and Mulhouse, visiting the Chemin de Fer de Vallee de L’Ouche where we have the opportunity to “run our own railway”.

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