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Ffestiniog Travel – 2017 dedicated tram tours

A glimpse inside the Blackpool depot. (James Waite)

Tour operator Ffestiniog Travel has extended its escorted holiday programme to include more dedicated tram tours in the UK and Europe. It offers a chance to indulge your hobby within a relaxed, informative and organised holiday shared with fellow enthusiasts.


English Trams and Trolleybuses
The ultimate pilgrimage of England’s tram network is captured in Ffestiniog Travel’s English Trams and Trolleybuses tour – a comprehensive 14-day escorted journey that travels the length and breadth of England visiting tram networks, both heritage and modern. It includes in-depth tours and driving experiences on trams and trolleybuses as you journey from Newcastle via Sheffield, Nottingham, Liverpool, Blackpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Devon to London.

This escorted tour includes private, behind the scenes guided tours, hands on experiences including the chance to drive, navigate points and take control of vintage trams. Enjoy a generous slice of England’s tram transportation history by exploring the Beamish Living Museum, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum, Crich Tramway Museum, Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway, the Black Country Living Museum, Blackpool’s famous trams and depot and the Seaton Tramway.

Compare this with modern journeys and tours on Newcastle’s Metro system, Sheffield’s SuperTram and Depot, explore the Nottingham Express Transit, Manchester’s Metrolink, Midland Metro and be guided by a professional London Blue Badge Tourist Guide around the London Tramlink and the Docklands Light Railway.

This is a fabulous special interest holiday dedicated to the country’s tram heritage and modern fleet that includes accommodation in good quality hotels, rail travel and all tram excursions, plus the services of a tour leader throughout.


Trams in Europe

Other tours on offer include Trams of Central Europe, a 16-day trip departing 10 June 2017, and Trams and Trains of Northern Germany, 14 days departing 9 September.


Visit Ffestiniog Travel’s website at to find out more.