Northern Ireland

Drumawhey Junction Railway - © David HeatleyWednesday 29 June to Monday 4 July 2022

Meet in Belfast to spend 6 days exploring the railways of Northern Ireland. There will be railways large and small to enjoy as well as visits to the Giants Causeway, the Whitehead and Foyle Railway Museums and a distillery tour. Plus free time to explore Belfast and Derry/Londonderry.

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Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Collecting the milk in Bucovina, Romania - © Ramona CazacuWednesday 31 August to Sunday 11 September 2022

Relive a bygone age when rural life meant working fields with horses, stacking hay in haystacks and preparing meals from home grown produce. Visit remote Saxon villages with their fortified churches in Transylvania, enjoy village life in Maramureș and the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Stay in family run “homestay” accommodation and ride three steam narrow gauge railways.

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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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Narrow Gauge Steam in Eastern Germany

Dresden by River Elbe - © GNTB/Kiedrowski, RainerThursday 8 September to Thursday 22 September 2022

This popular tour to Germany combines high speed rail with local and narrow gauge lines that have survived the Cold War and still operate today. Combine the magic of steam travel with stunning scenery and stays in interesting towns and cities.

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Wales: From North to South

Caerphilly Castle - CADW, Welsh Government - Crown CopyrightThursday 15 September to Tuesday 27 September 2022

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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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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Eastern Canada in the Fall

Light Train between Quebec City and La MelbaOctober 2022 - Dates TBC

Take the train through Canada’s great wilderness to Northern Quebec and Ontario, see the Fall colours along the St. Lawrence River and enjoy the remoteness of James Bay. This is a tour for those who like something completely different and well away from the usual tourist beat.

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Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralMonday 4 April to Saturday 9 April 2022
Monday 3 October to Saturday 8 October 2022

From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north this island is full of surprises as we explore using the rail network. It is a wonderful way to see this beautiful island as it diverts from the usual tourist trail, giving you a real taste of Mallorca.

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Rhine Sea to Source

Boppard in the Middle Rhine regionThursday 21 April to Wednesday 4 May 2022
Thursday 6 October to Wednesday 19 October 2022 

We follow the mighty Rhine through some impressive scenery by rail, from its mouth in the North Sea to its source in the Swiss Alps. Along our journey we travel on and alongside the river and visit sites that wouldn’t exist without this waterway.

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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
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