The Western Isles of Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle - © Kate BerryThursday 2 September to Wednesday 15 September 2021
Thursday 1 September to Wednesday 14 September 2022

Travel up through the Outer Hebrides, before heading eastwards to the Isle of Skye. On the mainland, combine iconic rail journeys such as the Jacobite steam train with some of Scotland's cultural jewels. Visits include Eilean Donan Castle and the Rosslyn Chapel.

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Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne - © Alan HeywoodSaturday 11 June to Saturday 18 June 2022
Saturday 3 September to Saturday 10 September 2022

Lucerne boasts glorious Alpine scenery and is an ideal destination for a rail holiday. This tour has a variety of escorted excursions to enjoy from our base on the glistening shores of Lake Lucerne.

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Caspian to the Black Sea

Tbilisi - © Mostafa MerajiTuesday 7 September to Saturday 18 September 2021

Travel by rail from Baku on the coast of the Caspian to Batumi on the Black Sea. En route, soak up the culture and history of Azerbaijan and Georgia and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Gobustan Petroglyph Reserve and Gelati Monastery.

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Swiss Rail Adventure

Steam train on Furka BergstreckeFriday 9 September to Friday 23 September 2022

Using a first class Swiss Travel Pass this tour is a mix of steam excursions combined with ample opportunity to explore by train the varied scenery Switzerland has to offer.

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The Green Hills of Spain & La Rhune

Fishing port of Bermeo near Bilbao - © Jose Ignacio Soto/www.shutterstock.comThursday 9 September to Thursday 23 September 2021

We combine the lush northern “Green” coast of Spain, with its spectacular coastline and vibrant cities, with a short visit to south western France. Travel by rail on many metre gauge lines, take the rack railway up to La Rhune and enjoy time exploring Bilbao, Gijon and A Coruña.

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Japan – A Land of Discovery

Two N700A Shinkansen Trains - © Alex MorleyTuesday 14 September to Friday 1 October 2021

This exciting tour takes in three of Japan's main islands whilst combining trams and trains with spectacular sightseeing, including a visit to the Kyoto Railway Museum.

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Labrador in the Fall

Sault Ste Marie Colour - © Nick MarvellMonday 4 October to Sunday 17 October 2021

If remote wilderness areas take your fancy, this holiday is for you. Northern Quebec and Ontario are as far away from mainstream destinations as it is possible to get by rail. Meet the locals as they board the train for the journey north and marvel at the Fall colours as the region prepares for the long winter ahead.

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Dresden Steam Festival

Abend - © Dr. Christof SchröflWednesday 6 October to Wednesday 13 October 2021
Wednesday 21 September to Wednesday 28 September 2022

Our tour to Dresden for the Steam festival has become an annual favourite. Enjoy lots of steam content over the 14th Festival weekend in 2022. Other excursions include return journeys on both the Weisseritztalbahn and Loessnitzgrundbahn and a paddle steamer up the Elbe.

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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - Behind the Scenes

Prince with a heritage trainFriday 15 October to Tuesday 19 October 2021
Friday 22 April to Tuesday 26 April 2022

Friday 14 October to Tuesday 18 October 2022

An access all areas tour of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Explore over 40 miles of rail track from Caernarfon, through Snowdonia National Park, to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Step behind the scenes and visit sections of the line not normally seen by the average passenger.

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Jordan: Steam, Petra & the Dead Sea

AmmanMonday 18 October to Tuesday 26 October 2021
Monday 1 November to Tuesday 9 November 2021

Monday 31 October to Tuesday 8 November 2022

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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Why Choose Ffestiniog Travel?

  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
  • Dedicated rail holiday specialist - great destinations, sightseeing and unparalled railway content
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  • Knowledge of the world’s rail routes makes us leading specialists in escorted and Tailor Made rail holidays
  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
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