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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

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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 wonderful scenery.

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Travel by road and rail from Caernarfon to Cardiff, through the stunning Snowdonia National Park and down the west coast of Wales. We visit many of Wales' famous heritage railways, castles and museums along the way.

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Kyrgyzstan is a remote mountainous country bordering China and forms part of the Old Silk Road. Much of its rural population is still nomadic and this tour gives us the chance to understand their history and way of life whilst marvelling at the magnificent scenery in which they live.

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Stunning snow-clad mountains, meadows teeming with wild flowers and a rich and interesting history are brought to you in our tour to Georgia, a fascinating and friendly country at the extremities of Eastern Europe.

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Often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the Middle East’, Jordan welcomes travellers from around the world to explore its long history and ancient cities and landmarks. Enjoy steam journeys on the Hejaz Railway and see the wonders of Petra, Jerash and Madaba.

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