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Last updated 16/09/2018

Our update Programme of Tours for 2019

These are gradually being added to the website so keep checking back for updates.

£100 discount on all Classic, Vintage, Grand Tour and In Style tours booked direct with PTG before 31 October 2018

Fri 25 – 30 Jan 20th Anniversary Special (Spain)  Enthusiast Phil
Sat 2 – 17 Feb New Zealand In Style Grand Tour Stephen M
Sat 2 – 17 Feb Rail & Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka Grand Tour David
Fri 15 – 31 Mar Taiwan, North Borneo and South Korea Grand Tour Ray
Thu 21 – 28 Mar Springtime in Lisbon and Sintra Classic David
Mon 1 – 12 Apr Springtime in Sicily Classic Angelina
Thu 4 -11 Apr Springtime in Switzerland Classic Jenny
Sun 7 – 21 Apr South Africa and The Sandstone Festival  Enthusiast Geoff
Sat 6 – 13 Apr Mainline Steam in Sardinia Enthusiast Angelina
Sun 21 – 28 Apr Classic Montenegro Classic Marion
Fri 3 – 13 May Italian Vintage Vintage Angelina
Thu 9 – 16 May Little Trains of the Dolomites Classic David
Fri 17 – 22 May Really Hungary Enthusiast Ferenc
Sat 18 – 23 May Portugal – Linha do Corgo Ramble David
Sat 18 – 25 May West Scotland – In style UK In Style Stephen M
Fri 31 May – 4 Jun Portmeirion and the Railways of Snowdonia UK In Style Stephen M
Mon 8 – 17 Jul South Western England UK In Style Stephen M
Tue 4 – 11 Jun Douro – Rail, River and Wine Classic David
Thu 6 – 13 Jun Vintage Bruge (with steam) Vintage Kevin
Sat 8 – 16 Jun Galician Paradores In Style Marion
Tue 11 – 18 Jun Vintage Central Portugal  Vintage David
Mon 17 – 24 Jun Classic Bulgaria  Classic Maria
Fri 21 Jun – 1 July Vintage Slovenia Vintage Marion
Sun 30 Jun – 12 Jul Little Trains of Austria Vintage David
Fri 5 – 14 Jul The Grand Finland Circular Enthusiast Paul G
Various Dates Luxury Trains of Spain In Style N/A
Sat 6 – 15 Jul Hidden Slovenia Classic Marion
Sun 7 – 20 Jul Rail & Natural Wonders of Alaska Grand Tour Phil
Sat 13 – 22 Jul Vintage Slovakia (and Poland) Vintage Marion
Sun 14 – 21 Jul Rail Wonders of Norway Classic Stephen W
Fri 26 Jul – 2 Aug A Royal Douro Cruise In Style Local
Mon 2 – 17 Sep Hidden Colombia by Rail Grand Tour Ray
Thu 5 – 15 Sep Vintage Port 41 Vintage David
Fri 20 – 30 Sep Southern France and the Pyrenees Vintage David
Fri 10 – 29 Sep El Transcantabrico In Style Marion
Sat 21 – 29 Sep Vintage Baltics Vintage Petras
Sat 21 – 2 Oct Wonders Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria Vintage Maria
Wed 2 – 9 Oct Vatican and Tuscany Classic Luciano
Thu 3 – 17 Oct Roman Iberia Vintage David
Sat 12 – 19 Oct Rail and Ancient Wonders of Israel Enthusiast Phil
Wed 9 – 16 Oct Vintage Pisa and Corsica Vintage Angelina
Wed 16  – 25 Oct Rail Wonders of Sardinia Vintage Angelina
Wed 16 – 30 Oct Trains and Treasures of the Western States Vintage Geoff
Oct 28 – Nov 4 Trams & Trains of Southern Spain 2 Enthusiast John
Sat 3 – 17 Nov The Colours and Cultures of North India Classic Jenny
Sat 17 – 30 Nov Southern India Classic Jenny
Fri 1 – 16 Nov Classic Peru Classic Stephen M

 

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: http://www.ptg.co.uk/rail-holiday-sandstone-festival 

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)