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  • Iconic railways from a bygone era – Climb aboard on the Isle of Man

    Iconic railways from a bygone era – Climb aboard on the Isle of Man

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    If you appreciate rail travel from yesteryear, where every journey affords you the time to savour the scenery, then it’s time to embark on the Isle of Man’s train network.    This atmospheric Island in the Irish Sea arguably has the richest transport heritage in the world, boasting some of the most iconic – and…

  • Celebrating 50 Years of Rail Holidays where the Journey Began

    Celebrating 50 Years of Rail Holidays where the Journey Began

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    Rail Tour specialist Ffestiniog Travel will mark its milestone 50th anniversary year in 2024 with a special celebratory tour to Switzerland – the destination of its very first escorted tour in 1974 – complete with the original tour leaders! The company’s founder Alan Heywood established the rail tour company while working as Traffic and Commercial…

  • Darjeeling Tours Ltd

    Darjeeling Tours Ltd

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    The forthcoming season sees our popular ‘Indian Magic’ tour, covering all three of India’s Hill Railways, running as usual, and following the success of our Darjeeling Mail tour last October, recreating the 1940’s Raj era train between Kolkata and Darjeeling in the hills, this tour is being repeated with several improvements.  We also have a…

  • Darjeeling Tours for 2021 now available!

    Darjeeling Tours for 2021 now available!

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    The good news from Darjeeling Tours is that their 2020 Indian rail tours are already fully booked. Don’t panic though, more tours for early 2021 are on they way.

  • It was 20 years ago today…

    It was 20 years ago today…

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    …So wrote the Beatles as a testament to nostalgia. So it is with FarRail Tours! It’s not that long ago that an airline ticket, a cheap hotel and a hired car satisfied the need for steam. South Africa, China, Zimbabwe, Cuba – all paradise for a dedicated man and his camera. But boy have things…

  • What Makes a Great Rail Holiday?

    What Makes a Great Rail Holiday?

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    At Ffestiniog Travel we create escorted tours that combine great rail and steam excursions with general sightseeing trips, quality accommodation and individual transport passes to allow for independent exploration.

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