Ffestiniog Travel have just launched its 2017 Rail Holidays of the World Brochure (www.ffestiniogtravel.com) featuring all its escorted tours that will travel the globe over the next 12 months, beginning with three festive rail escapes for those who love the build up to Christmas and all the trimmings. As a rail tour specialist Ffestiniog Travel mixes some festive ingredients with great train journeys for those looking for a Christmas getaway by rail.

Christmas Market – Budapest - Departs 24th November 2016 – 8 days from £1,050pp

  • Enjoy the festive traditions of this lovely city that is full of light at Christmas
  • Enjoy browsing the many cottage-style wooden stalls selling gifts and giving off wonderful aromas
  • Also Includes stays in Nuremberg & Bonn
  • Spend a day in Bratislava – this city is said to be at its most beautiful in the run-up to Christmas
  • You will have unlimited mainline rail travel within mainland Europe for the duration of your stay should you wish to explore further afield
  • It also includes unlimited travel on the Public Transport systems of Budapest, Nuremberg and Bonn so you can explore these cities in depth
  • For the rail enthusiasts we visit the Lillafured Forest Railway (at additional cost) - Hungary is well known for its charming ‘little trains’
  • The tour includes FREE travel from your home station to London before and after the tour (only valid with InterRail pass)

Christmas Market – Stralsund – Departs 24th November 2016 – 8 days from £970pp

  • Situated on the shores of the Baltic Sea, Stralsund glistens in the winter sunshine
  • Enjoy the wonderful festive markets of this UNESCO World Heritage town
  • This tour includes excursions on the Molli Bahn and the Rügensche Baderbahn narrow gauge steam railways (at an additional cost)
  • Enjoy unlimited mainline rail travel within Germany for duration of stay
  • Opportunity to explore Baltic Coast with InterRail Pass
  • Additional stays in Aachen and Cologne and the evening meal on the first night is included

For those who dream of a White Christmas then you will not be disappointed if you join Ffestiniog Travel’s  annual festive holiday to Switzerland. This escorted tour allows you to enjoy the company of others during this sociable time of year whilst embarking on your own sightseeing tours and enjoying the magical snow-capped Alps up close as you travel on its wonderful railways – no skis required!

Christmas & New Year in Switzerland – Departs 21st December 2016 – 15 days from £2,380pp

  • Enjoy this popular annual ‘white Christmas’ tour with fellow travellers in the snow-drenched Swiss Alps
  • Fastest possible rail journey to and from Switzerland using Eurostar and TGV
  • First Class Swiss Travel Pass for unlimited travel whilst in Switzerland
  • Stays in Wilderswil and Chur
  • Half board in Wilderswil and dinner on New Year’s Eve in Chur
  • First class travel on the Glacier and Bernina Express trains
  • Journey through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel
  • Escorted optional excursions to Zermatt, St Gallen, Lucerne, Montreux and Christmas Day Lake Thun cruise
  • Ideally located hotels for independent sightseeing

Detailed itineraries of all three escorted tours are on Ffestiniog Travel’s website at www.ffestiniogtravel.com where you can book online, or if you would like a copy of their annual brochure call 01776 772030 or email info@ffestiniogtravel.co.uk to order one.