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Ffestiniog New Escorted Tours for 2018

Rail holiday specialist Ffestiniog Travel has released its 2018 escorted tours brochure.

A new option is to California, Ffestiniog’s first ever dedicated tour to the USA Golden State. Passengers will travel along the scenic west coast on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train, ride San Francisco’s iconic cable cars and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit, one of the world’s widest gauge trains), ride behind Shay locomotives on the Redwood Forest Steam Railroad and Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, and hop on the Beach Train, a classic American ‘short line’ along the San Lorenzo River Gorge to Santa Cruz. The two-week rail odyssey also features a journey on the California Western Railroad’s ‘Skunk Train’, a visit to the Sacramento Railroad Museum and a lunch excursion on the Sacramento River Train, as well as sightseeing in abundance and accommodation that includes a two-night stay on board the Queen Mary and three nights on a paddlewheel river boat, the Delta King. Departing 4 September 2018, this 15-day holiday costs from £4,655 per person.

Also new to Ffestiniog Travel’s collection of Small & Traditional tours is a 15-day Albanian Odyssey. Guests will discover Albania’s rich and varied history on a journey that encompasses some of the remotest scenery in Europe as well as the capital, Tirana. The itinerary takes in the Koman Ferry through the Albanian Alps, a visit to the archaeological sites of Butrint and Durrës, and beautiful views from Montenegro’s main railway line as it stretches from Podgorica to the Serbian capital, Belgrade, where the group has a free day to explore before heading back to the UK. Departing 9 May 2018, prices start from £1,995.

Other additions include a five-day Bonn & The Rhine in Flames tour which costs from £645, and three new itineraries which appeal to those with a specific passion for railways - such as a nine-day Trams & Trains of Portugal tour which costs from £1,640. There is a new journey to Australia and New Zealand in February 2019 and, closer to home, new Christmas and New Year options to Switzerland, Germany and Romania.

Ffestiniog Travel prices include rail travel and transfers, flights, accommodation on a B&B basis, some other meals, excursions and the services of a tour leader throughout. All prices are based on two people sharing.

All details/bookings at: www.ffestiniogtravel.com

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Date Published:
12th September 2017


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