Looking for the best Welsh rail holidays this year? Check out our pick of great trips – from only £499 per person.
Dylan Thomas Rail Tour
Trip Highlights: Enjoy a 5-day rail holiday that pays homage to Wales’ famous poet Dylan Thomas. You will stay for 2 nights’ stay in Dylan Thomas’s house and pay a visit to Laugharne (above). You will also enjoy rides on the Heart of Wales Railway and Cambrian Lines. Your return journey will take you on the Rheidol railway.
Details: 5 days from £545pp; various dates in 2021
Great Rail Journeys
Railways and Castles of Wales
Trip Highlights: This Welsh rail holiday will show you the best of North Wales. You’ll enjoy great views from the Snowdon Mountain Railway. You’ll also travel on the famous Welsh Highland Railway (above) and the Ffestiniog Railway. History fans are in for a treat too with visits to Caernarfon Castle and Conwy Castle. You’ll also be treated to a ‘Taste of Wales’ dinner.
Details: 6 days from £695pp; various departure dates in 2021
Railways of Wales
Trip Highlights: You will enjoy the beauty of the Welsh countryside on this great rail holiday. Your trip will take you through the mountains and towns of Wales on the Welsh Highland and Llangollen Steam Railways. You’ll also travel on the Ffestiniog Mountain Railway (above) and the Welsh Highland Railway.
Details: 6 days from £499pp; various departure dates in 2021.
Trip Highlights: On this great rail holiday you will enjoy a ride on the Welsh Highland line that takes you from the coast at Llandudno to the peak of Mount Snowdon. You will also get to travel through Snowdonia on the Welsh Highland Railway and world famous Ffestiniog Railway. Other trip highlights include visits to the Bodnant Gardens for tea. And a trip to mysterious Portmeirion (above), famous as the setting for TV show The Prisoner.
Details: 6 days from £895 pp; 5 July and 6 September 2021 departure dates.
Tailor Made Rail
Wales By Rail
Trip Highlights: You will enjoy a spectacular ride along the Heart of Wales line. And you’ll journey on three of Wales’ most famous heritage railways – the Vale of Rheidol, the West Highland Railway and Ffestiniog Railway. You’ll also get to visit three castles – Caernarfon (above), Harlech and Conwy.
Details: 9 days from £829pp; various departure dates in 2021.
South Wales Short Break
Trip Highlights: If you fancy enjoying a bit of Welsh heritage as well as travelling by train, this is the trip for you. On a memorable visit to South Wales, you’ll enjoy a stay in lively Cardiff. You’ll also get to visit Caerphilly and Cardiff castles. And railway lovers will enjoy a leisurely ride on the heritage Brecon Mountain Railway.
Details: 5 days from £799pp; various departure dates in 2021.