European Spring Breaks with Ffestiniog Travel
From the Green Hills of Spain to Slovakia’s Romantic Mountains
plus the Rhine, Rhune… and Romania
European Spring Breaks with Ffestiniog Travel
With the clocks set forward and long light days now a long-awaited reality after the dark doldrums of winter, what better time to plan a Spring sojourn? Enjoy this delightful time of year on a memorable holiday with rail specialist Ffestiniog Travel, choosing from an array of escorted tours across Europe that include…
Slovakia – Romantic Mountains & Historic Towns
One of central Europe’s most beautiful but lesser-known countries, Slovakia is a treasure trove of unspoilt towns and villages, and spectacular mountainside scenery. Discover its delights on a 12-day escorted tour that visits the historic town of Banská Štiavnica and breathtaking Spišský Castle, travels on the narrow-gauge forest steam railway at Čiernohronská and by rail through the High Tatra Mountains, and includes a (sedate!) river rafting experience on the Dunajec River at the Polish border
Departing 22 May, this holiday costs from £1,950 pp (two sharing), including flights (London) to/from Vienna, rail travel and excursions as per the itinerary, a Tatra Pass for unlimited travel on the local tram network, 11 nights’ B&B, some other meals, and the services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour, plus a local professional guide. More details here.
The Rhine – From Sea to Source
Follow the course of the mighty Rhine from the North Sea to its source in the Swiss Alps on this 14-day escorted tour that begins with a two-night stay in the Netherlands’ city of Arnhem. Take to the water with paddle boat cruises on the Rhine and Lake Thun, a river cruise to Stein am Rhein and a cruise on Lake Constance, whilst rail travel enthusiasts will adore first-class journeys on the famous Bernina and Glacier Express trains, and the chance to experience the UNESCO World Heritage Rhaetian Railways. Keen to explore independently? This holiday also includes a first-class Swiss Pass, giving unlimited travel on trains, postbuses, lake steamers and many city buses and trams.
Departing 7 June, this holiday costs from £2,390 pp (two sharing), including Eurostar and standard class rail travel to/from Switzerland, first class Swiss Pass, 13 nights’ B&B, daily optional excursions, and the services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour. More details here.
The Green Hills of Spain & La Rhune
Spain’s northern ‘Green’ coast is the focus of this 15-day escorted tour, which also makes a short visit to south western France. As well as superb sightseeing – there’s ample time to explore Bilbao, Santander, Gijon, Santiago di Compostela and Leon – enjoy the scenic rail journey between San Sebastian and Bilbao, travel on the metre gauge FEVE network and experience the ‘petit train de la Rhune’ rack railway as it makes its impressive ascent.
Departing 14 June, this holiday costs from £2,400 pp (two sharing), including Eurostar/TGV, 14 nights’ B&B, a 15-day Global InterRail pass, excursions and the services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour. More details here.
Romania – A Living Heritage
As the UK’s leading operator to Romania, Ffestiniog Travel has more than 20 years’ experience of creating escorted tours to this fascinating country. Romania – A Living Heritage brings together its rich and diverse history and culture in a 15-day itinerary that celebrates life as it used to be. Visit medieval cities, Saxon villages and painted monasteries, travel on steam-hauled railways through spectacular forest and mountain scenery, and enjoy warm hospitality in traditional homestay accommodation, dining on meals made from locally sourced organic produce.
Departing 15 June, this 15-day holiday costs from £2,695 pp (two sharing), including flights (London) to Sibiu/from Bucharest, rail travel and excursions as per the itinerary, 14 nights’ B&B (hotels and homestays), seven lunches, six evening meals, and the services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour, plus a local professional Romanian guide. More details here.
For more information on Ffestiniog Travel’s tailor-made rail holidays, ticket-only service and escorted tours worldwide, call 01766 512 400, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ffestiniogtravel.com.
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