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Last updated 04/03/2018

International Sandstone Festival 2019 – South Africa

We are pleased to be able to offer a full package of holidays to the renowned International Sandstone Festival in South Africa for April 2019. Full details: 

The Balkans Circular (update 02/01/2018)

Veles – Kočani was omitted from the brochure but this is still part of the trip!

Loco update as it stands at the moment:

  • Sofia – Dimitrovgrad probably an 06
  • Dimitrovgrad – Niš 666 requested
  • Niš – Tabanovci ZS say this will have to be electric but we’ll keep pushing for diesel
  • Macedonia both 661.4 requested (probably too heavy for Kočani so expect 643 on the branch)
  • Greece, class A-501 to Thessaloniki, with hopefully draw back loco ex Axios. Class A-451 to Alexandroupoulis for another forward if available
  • Last three days in Bulgaria with 07s from BDZ Cargo and talks looking good with PIMK Rail and using their blue livery ex BDZ 07.077 on one day

Usual comfortable BDZ compartment stock with opening windows

Bulgaria News

For our Bulgaria tours there is now a direct flight from Birmingham to Sofia on Tue/Thu/Sat:

FR6336 18.35 Birmingham to Sofia (arr 23.50)
FR6335 16.45 Sofia to Birmingham (arr 18.10)

Our full 2018 holiday brochure is now available

Click on image to download (7mb PDF and can be imported to iBooks on Apple devices for a great viewing experience)

Book any of our 2018 tours online now and pay just a £100 deposit.
(excludes Cuba)

Northern Portugal by Special Train – NEW NEW NEW 

Minimum number reached – this tour is a confirmed go.

We are very pleased to announce an extra tour this coming October to our most popular destination – Portugal. We return after a period of a couple of year with a loco hauled charter train using vintage Schindler carriages and EE locomotives. We cover all the stunning rail lines north of Porto and also a restored vintage train on the Vale do Vouga narrow gauge line. A one of tour not to be missed with prices from just £99.

Click here for the full itinerary