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Slow Travel to Switzerland's Lake Lucerne

Created: 22 May 2024
Simply jump on the train in London and take a scenic journey that follows the course of the River Rhine to reach beautiful Lucerne in Switzerland where the slow relaxation continues as you enjoy the beautiful lakeside resort flanked by glorious mountains. This 8-day Ffestiniog Travel escorted rail tour is a serene sojourn that offers daily escorted excursions including three lake cruises on the Vitznau, Alpnachstad and Flüelen, an ascent of the Rigi and Pilatus mountains by train and journeys through the Brünig and Gotthard Passes by rail. A Tell Travel Pass is included to allow for some independent sightseeing or simply wander around historic Lucerne. An ideal first time holiday for those new to rail touring. Departing 12 September 2024, price from £2,245pp (two sharing) includes all rail travel, excursions, a Tell Pass, B&B hotel accommodation, welcome dinner and tour leader.

An escorted rail tour ideal for mature first time interrailers

Created: 15 May 2024
For mature travellers considering touring Europe by train, why not test your interrailing fortitude within the security of an escorted group! Ffestiniog Travel's Lindau & Lake Constance tour includes a Global InterRail Pass and visits three countries from one base. Explore parts of Germany, Switzerland and Austria from the picturesque resort town of Lindau, situated on beautiful Lake Constance. Its proximity to Switzerland and Austria makes it ideal for exploring the region by train and visiting each country in just nine days. Travel by train from London to Germany and enjoy scenic rail excursions and explore stunning Lake Constance on foot and boat, plus a Rhine River cruise. A 10-day Global InterRail Pass allows for unlimited travel. Departing 2 September 2024, the price from £1,850pp (two sharing), includes all travel, B&B hotel accommodation, all excursions and services of a tour leader

Autumn in Mallorca for Train Tourists!

Created: 09 May 2024
Mallorca is a busy destination in summer, so avoid the crowds and explore the full beauty of this Mediterranean isle in October – by train! Away from the beaches Mallorca is equally stunning in its interior as its coastline. This six-day tour by Ffestiniog Travel, visits areas that may be unfamiliar to most as you journey inland on narrow gauge rail lines that date back over 100 years. Based in Palma, where you will have time to discover its rich history, enjoy escorted daily excursions that include a day out on the century old Soller rail network on a 20-mile journey up into the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains before taking a tram to the fascinating port of Soller. Plus visits to Manacor, Inca and Pollença. Departing 6 October 2024, costs from £1,675pp (two sharing), includes flights, B&B hotel, excursions and tour leader.

Ascend the Swiss Alps by First Class Train

Created: 02 May 2024
This 14-day rail holiday is dedicated to ascending Switzerland's impressive peaks – by train! Ideal for mature travellers who want to experience the stunning views and limitless alpine vistas. Ffestiniog Travel will escort travellers by train from London to Switzerland from where all rail touring will be in First Class! Experience engineering excellence and gravity defying railways as you reach the dizzying heights of Brienzer Rothorn, Harder Kulm, Schynige Platte, Mürren, Allmendhubel, Appenzell, Muottas Muragi and Corviglia plus a birds eye view of the Matterhorn via the Gornergrat Ridge. Highlights continue with a journey in the best seats on the famous Glacier Express train and two steam train excursions! Departing 11 September 2024, the price from £3,475pp (two sharing) includes rail travel, First Class Swiss Pass, excursions, B&B hotel accommodation and services of a knowledgeable tour leader.

Epic South American Rail Tour

Created: 24 April 2024
An incredible rail holiday showcasing the best of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru from rail tour specialist Ffestiniog Travel. The company has produced an escorted itinerary that retraces an exceptional rail route that once continuously passed through all three countries. This 25-day South American Rail Adventure, departing 19 October 2024, laces together almost all the segments where passenger trains still run, and a few more besides, to recreate this most interesting of rail journeys. Travellers will ride the Tren a las Nubes, Tren de las Sierras, the Titicaca Train from Puno to Cusco and the Expreso del Sur train deep into Bolivia. Combine this with culturally rich sightseeing excursions including Saler de Uyuni Salt Flats, Lake Titicaca & Cruise to Sun Island and Machu Picchu plus guided tours of Buenos Aires, Rosario, Cordoba, Uyuni, La Paz and Cusco for a holiday of a lifetime.

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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
  • Train ticket supplier for worldwide rail operators - we can plan and arrange your rail journey to anywhere
  • 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
  • Committed to supporting rail travel and heritage railways around the world
  • Our profits support the continued preservation of the famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
  • Small, dedicated rail holiday travel team offering an award winning personal service

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