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Dresden Steam Festival by Exile, 21 Apr 2019
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Well organised and ran smoothly. Exactly as advertised - we were not misled in any way

This was a specialist rail enthusiast holiday. My wife really enjoyed the cultural aspects of the tour and also the company of other tour couples.

This was a specialist rail enthusiast holiday. My wife really enjoyed the cultural aspects of the tour and also the company of other tour couples.

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Ffestiniog travel are well established experts in rail tours and have a long and good reputation.

Ffestiniog Travel by Chick, 17 Apr 2019
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The Snowdonian

For anybody who likes steam trains ,This is for you. Absolute Heaven

For anybody who likes steam trains ,This is for you. Absolute Heaven

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Ffestiniog Travel really came up to a high standard on this trip

Mallorca Narrow Gauge by Paulo., 7 Apr 2019
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Mallorca narrow gauge railways

Based in Palma with easy access to the Station and town centre and many bus routes.

Based in Palma with easy access to the Station and town centre and many bus routes.

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Having travelled with the company before,I have always found them to supply a first class experience with friendly and helpful tour leaders.

Mallorca Narrow Gauge by CHUFFED, 7 Apr 2019
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Leisurely ramble around Mallorca.

A relaxing spring break with good weather and without the crowds.

A relaxing spring break with good weather and without the crowds.

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Liz Turner the escorter, retired after this holiday. Her warmth humour energy and enthusiasm will be missed.

Ffestiniog Travel by Jurassic, 31 Mar 2019
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Journey of a lifetime that took us all the way to Niue Island in the Pacific, plus NZ and Oz.

Wanted to see as much as possible of NZ's South Island, using ferries, trains, car hire and to minimise the cost; then go out to the very remote Pacific nation of Niue and then spend three weeks visiting friends and family in three Australian states, Everything worked perfectly; loved alltht we saw and experienced in all three countries -- unforgettable.

Wanted to see as much as possible of NZ's South Island, using ferries, trains, car hire and to minimise the cost; then go out to the very remote Pacific nation of Niue and then spend three weeks visiting friends and family in three Australian states, Everything worked perfectly; loved alltht we saw and experienced in all three countries -- unforgettable.

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Began using Ffestiniog many years ago to book UK and foreign train travel with (sometimes) associated hotels. Needed an agent who understood real travel, particularly trains and ferries and wasn't just selling packages from a brochure. Their attention to detail over a period of many weeks while arrangements were being made (and we often altered our requirements) was faultless. Thanks to them we have enjoyed a superb holiday.

Indian Hill Railways by Redruth, 19 Mar 2019
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Steam engine bonanza.

An escorted 3 week rail tour of India particularly using the Heritage steam railways to Shimla, Darjeeling and Ooty. Experience of all sorts of rail travel including an express train to Agra to see the ever beautiful Taj Mahal and an overnight sleeper train. Experiencing the sights, sounds and colours of India from the North East, North West and the the South in Tamil Nadu.

An escorted 3 week rail tour of India particularly using the Heritage steam railways to Shimla, Darjeeling and Ooty. Experience of all sorts of rail travel including an express train to Agra to see the ever beautiful Taj Mahal and an overnight sleeper train. Experiencing the sights, sounds and colours of India from the North East, North West and the the South in Tamil Nadu.

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Very helpful pre booking and post holiday. Excellent pre travel information and help with visa applications.

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Antipodean Tour by RIOSTEAM , 14 Mar 2019
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ANTIPODEAN TOUR 2019

VISITING SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND THIS WAS AN ADVENTURE TRAVELLING BY MANY FORMS OF TRANSPORT. AN ESCORTED TOUR WHICH INCLUDED RAIL ENTHUSIASTS, OUR TOUR LEADER ADDED ADDITIONAL VISITS TO RAILWAY MUSEUMS IN ADELAIDE, SYDNEY AND CHRISTCHURCH. NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE WHATEVER THE REQUEST FOR OUR TOUR LEADER.! THIS ADDED TO THE QUALITY OF THE TOUR, AS THERE WAS SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO BY THE TOUR MEMBERS. FROM ...

VISITING SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND THIS WAS AN ADVENTURE TRAVELLING BY MANY FORMS OF TRANSPORT. AN ESCORTED TOUR WHICH INCLUDED RAIL ENTHUSIASTS, OUR TOUR LEADER ADDED ADDITIONAL VISITS TO RAILWAY MUSEUMS IN ADELAIDE, SYDNEY AND CHRISTCHURCH. NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE WHATEVER THE REQUEST FOR OUR TOUR LEADER.! THIS ADDED TO THE QUALITY OF THE TOUR, AS THERE WAS SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO BY THE TOUR MEMBERS. FROM CLIMBING THE SYDNEY BRIDGE, BEING ABLE TO GO ON THE FOOTPLATE OF A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE AND SEEING FIRST HAND RESTORATION PROJECTS BY THE KIND FOLKS OF THE MUSEUMS VISITED. THE GHAN TRAIN LIVED UP TO EXPECTATION IWITH INTERESTING TRAVELLERS/STAFF MET ONBOARD. THIS WAS A WONDERFUL TOUR AND WITH THE TEMPTATION TO RETURN ON ANOTHER TRIP FOR MORE EXPLORATION. A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY WITH MANY MEMORIES.

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FFESTINIOG TRAVEL PORTMADOG GWYNEDD - WHO SPECIALISES IN RAIL HOLIDAYS FROM ESCORTED TOURS TO INDEPENDANT TRIPS FROM UK TO WORLDWIDE.

Ffestiniog Travel by D&P, 10 Mar 2019
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Superb

Unescorted holiday in early March to Stockholm, Narvik and Luleå.

Unescorted holiday in early March to Stockholm, Narvik and Luleå.

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Efficient, speedy and accurate.

Antipodean Tour by Alan the Train, 5 Mar 2019
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Visiting Down Under, with calls on the way

The holiday ranged from seeing the Australian outback by train, visiting major cities in Australia and New Zealand and seeing plentiful countryside in New Zealand as well. Breaking up the journey on the way were short stops in Singapore on the way out and Hong Kong on the way back providing added city interest and breaking up the long journeys to and from Australia and New Zealand

The holiday ranged from seeing the Australian outback by train, visiting major cities in Australia and New Zealand and seeing plentiful countryside in New Zealand as well. Breaking up the journey on the way were short stops in Singapore on the way out and Hong Kong on the way back providing added city interest and breaking up the long journeys to and from Australia and New Zealand

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Everything that was advertised duly occurred

Snow on the Alps by Phil Jenkins, 28 Feb 2019
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There's snow in them there Alps !!

A great experience with an excellent tour. The fine weather gave us the contrast between the green valleys of Switzerland and the deep snowy peaks. The clockwork operation of Swiss Railways has to be experienced first-hand.

A great experience with an excellent tour. The fine weather gave us the contrast between the green valleys of Switzerland and the deep snowy peaks. The clockwork operation of Swiss Railways has to be experienced first-hand.

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Ffestiniog Travel organised a very smooth holiday with well-chosen hotels, restaurants and travel and excellent tour leaders who took the trouble to make sure everyone on the trip enjoyed themselves. They ensured both individual interests were met and group activities were available. An excellent trip.