The Snowdonian


Friday 13 April to Sunday 15 April

What better way to experience the beauty of Snowdonia National Park than to ride on a great little steam train aptly named “The Snowdonian” and travel 80-miles of 2ft narrow gauge track through North Wales’s finest countryside.

The Snowdonian Steam Train will return for another one-off excursion in 2012 following the success of its inaugural 80-mile trip over the full length of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways last year. Ffestiniog Travel is delighted to offer an unescorted mini-break to give customers the chance to experience this special journey and delight in Snowdonia’s beauty and appreciate the wonderful Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways during this unique steam event.

As with “The Snowdonian’s” 2011 80-mile round trip, all profits will again go towards the preservation of the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways, so as you sit back and enjoy the ride you can take additional pleasure in knowing you are contributing to the continued future of steam in Snowdonia.

This mini-break includes your seat on the private “Snowdonian” train as it travels from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog, on to Caernarfon before returning to Porthmadog. For those steam connoisseurs among you, locomotive power will be provided by steam engines Linda and Blanche on the Ffestiniog Railway and Double Fairlies on the WHR. Two night’s accommodation in Porthmadog is included in the package.

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Please contact Ruth on 01766 772050 or email if you have any questions or wish to make a booking.

If you are unable to attend this mini-break, Ffestiniog Travel can create your own, bespoke "Signature" tour to the Snowdonia area to include journeys on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways together with the many other Great Little Trains of Wales. We can design a tailored trip to coincide with special events at one or more of the railways in the region.

If you would prefer a more in depth view of the railways our "Ffestiniog Railway Behind the Scenes" tours in May and October may be just what you are looking for. As part of the Ffestiniog Railway family we are in a unique position to offer a truly 'Behind the Scenes' view of Britain's premier independent railway. With a rich history going back 175 years and now with the newly completed Welsh Highland Railway, you have nearly 40 miles of railway to explore. This new and exciting tour goes where no tour has gone before and promises a unique insight into the world's oldest independent railway.

A little further afield our "Isle of Man Driving Experience" tour will give you a hands-on feel for both steam and heritage electric railways. The Isle of Man is one of the UK's hidden gems for steam travel and vintage transport. This tour will indulge your passion for old-fashioned transportation as you go behind the scenes of working railways and trams and tour this pretty island in style. This seven day tour includes travelling on the Manx Steam Railway and Driver Experience on the Manx Electric Railway. We also have the Groudle Glen Railway to ourselves for a day when there will be time for everyone to have a footplate experience and plenty of photo run pasts.

Please contact us on 01766 772030 or email to find out more about these tours and our 'Signature Tour' options.

Ffestiniog Travel, First Floor, Unit 6, Snowdonia Business Park, PENRHYNDEUDRAETH, LL48 6LD

Tel. 01766 772030 • Fax 01766 772049

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