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Ffestiniog Travel Adds New Itineraries

Rail travel specialist Ffestiniog Travel has created five new trips for 2015 aimed at train and TV enthusiasts alike. Based on the most recent episodes of BBC Two’s popular Great Continental Railway Journeys series, shown at the end of 2014, the itineraries include destinations as diverse as Russia, Italy, Poland, Spain and France.

The 11 day Tula to St Petersburg rail trip travels through Russia, visiting the onion domes and icons of Tula and cosmopolitan Moscow, before exploring St Petersburg. Optional rail highlights include a journey on the high speed ‘Sapsan’ and a train journey to the former Imperial residence at Tsarskoye Selo, visits to the Winter Palace or Bolshoi Theatre. Prices start from £1660 per person based on two sharing and including flights London to Moscow/from St. Petersburg, airport transfers, standard class rail travel as per the itinerary and 10 nights’ B&B which includes three nights at the five star Belmond Grand Hotel where Michael Portillo stayed in the BBC series.

Another new option is an 11 day La Coruña to Lisbon itinerary along the Iberian Peninsula. Passengers journey from Galicia and have the opportunity to explore the beautiful streets of Santiago di Compostela, take a day trip by train to the coastal city of La Coruña and pay a visit to the world famous fortified wine lodges dotted along the banks of the River Douro before travelling onwards to the historic university city of Coimbra, and to Lisbon. Prices start from £865 per person based on two sharing and including flights from London to Bilbao/from Lisbon, standard class rail travel and 10 nights B&B.

More details, plus 2015 brochure, at: www.ffestiniogtravel.com

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Date Published:
16th February 2015


David Betterton
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