Book a rail holiday with Ffestiniog Travel and support us and our future

Ffestiniog Travel celebrates 50 years of rail touring in 2024, having escorted its very first overseas rail tour to Switzerland in 1974.  It continues to escort travellers around the globe, introducing new itineraries each year alongside popular rail holiday favourites. As a sister company to the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, profits made from Ffestiniog Travel’s rail holidays are used for the continued preservation of the FR and WHR so by booking a rail tour or a train ticket through Ffestiniog Travel you are supporting us and our future.

The rail tour operator has launched its celebratory 2024 ‘Rail Holidays of the World’ brochure featuring over 35 escorted tours which also includes a brief history about the company, written by Ffestiniog Travel’s founder Alan Heywood. There is a wide variety of tour types to choose from including heritage and steam train tours to scenic and cultural rail holidays. There are lots of ways to see the world by train that will appeal to the traveller who is looking for something different or something specific. The benefits of rail travel are undeniable:

  • Reach your holiday destination easier by train
  • Let the rail journey be part of the holiday
  • You see more of a country’s scenery and landmarks during a holiday by taking the train
  • Reach European destinations by train and avoid busy airports, early check-ins and luggage restrictions
  • By taking the train you minimise your carbon footprint impact
  • Group rail holidays are a sociable and comfortable way to travel – chat to fellow passengers, read a book or take a stroll and stretch your legs

Below are a few examples of the escorted rail tours Ffestiniog Travel will be running over the next year:

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Tailored Rail Tours

If you have a dream rail journey you have always wanted to take why not check out Ffestiniog Travel’s Tailored Rail holidays. Ffestiniog Travel can create a bespoke tour for you or a group of friends based on specific requirements. Where possible the company can also adapt its escorted tours to devise the same or a similar tour to suit your criteria and arrange departure on a date convenient to you.

Book your train tickets with Ffestiniog Travel

Ffestiniog Travel can provide tickets for Eurostar, European train travel and many destinations worldwide. is the home of Ffestiniog Travel’s ticketing department. They are also able to supply InterRail passes covering the whole of Europe, Inter Rail Global Pass, or just for one country, InterRail One Country Pass. Also Swiss rail passes, Benelux Tourrail passes, Japan Rail Passes and many many more.

Skilled and specialist travel consultants will advise and select the right tickets for your trip. They will use their experience and specialist knowledge to work out the most convenient route for your needs and to book the most appropriate tickets for your journey.

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