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Ffestiniog Travel – dedicated tram holidays

Ffestiniog Travel is the tour operating arm of the Ffestiniog Railway family and has been organising rail holidays since 1974. As it celebrates its 40th year it is proud to claim to be a pioneer in developing the rail travel market and encouraging people to journey by train purely for leisure and pleasure.

The company’s creation was based on a vision to provide holidays overseas for the kind of customers who enjoyed riding the Ffestiniog’s own narrow gauge trains in North Wales. These travellers could be described as railway enthusiasts, but they also enjoyed sitting back and marvelling at the superb mountain scenery which North Wales offers.

Today, Ffestiniog Travel’s rail holiday repertoire includes not only the whole of Europe but also worldwide destinations – India, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Peru and many more. More recently, Ffestiniog Travel has endeavoured to also explore the world’s many tram networks; while many of its escorted tours have included guided and independent journeys on trams in countries such as Austria, Poland, Switzerland, USA and the Isle of Man.

Next year Ffestiniog Travel will run two dedicated escorted tram tours to Germany and Austria, home to some of the most comprehensive tram networks in the world. Its Grand Austrian Tramways tour in June next year visits Innsbruck, Graz, Vienna, Linz and Frankfurt and includes travel on the NostalgieBahn, Murtalbahn, Tiroler Museumbahn, Traunseebahn and Gmundner Strassenbahn. Alternatively you could spend 15 days in Germany in September 2015 exploring the tramway networks of Essen, Hannover, Leipzig, Berlin and Cologne, and enjoy historic tram rides on the Schöneiche-Rüersdorfer Strassenbahn and Wolterdorfer Strassenbahn with workshop tours included.

As well as creating escorted holidays Ffestiniog Travel has a busy Tailor Made department and prepares many bespoke tours for individuals, couples and groups, and particularly special interest tours for like-minded people.

Ffestiniog Travel would welcome comments regarding ideas for future tram tours around the world, so if you have an ideal tram holiday in mind give them a call on 01766 772030 or email

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