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Last updated 17/07/2018

PTG Tours 2019 Tours (provisional)    
       
January      
Fri 25 – 30 January 20th Anniversary Special (Spain) Phil Enthusiast
February      
Sat 2 – 17 Feb Rail & Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka David Grand Tour
March      
Fri 15 – 31 Mar Taiwan, North Borneo and South Korea Ray Grand Tour
Thu 21 – 28 Mar Springtime in Lisbon David Classic
April      
Mon 1 – 12 Apr Springtime in Sicily Angelina Vintage
Sat 6 – 13 Apr Springtime in Switzerland Jenny Classic
Sun 7 – 21 Apr South Africa and The Sandstone Festival Geoff Enthusiast
Sat 6 – 13 Apr Mainline Steam in Sardinia Angelina Enthusiast
Fri 19 – 26 Apr Classic Bulgaria Local Classic
Sun 21 – 28 Apr & 6 – 13 Oct Classic Montenegro and Serbia Marion Classic
Sat 27 Apr – 4 May Classic Romania TBC Classic
May      
Fri 3 – 13 May Italian Vintage Angelina Vintage
Wed 8 – 13 May Portugal – Linha do Corgo David Ramble
Thu 16 – 23 May & Sep TBC Little Trains of the Dolomites David Classic
Fri 17 – 22 May Really Hungary Ferenc Enthusiast
Fri 31 May – 4 Jun Portmeirion and the Railways of Snowdonia Stephen M Vintage
Fri 31 May – 9 Jun El Transcantabrico Marion Vintage
June      
Tue 4 – 11 Jun Classic Douro David Classic
Sat 8 – 15 Jun Vintage Bruge (with steam) Kevin Classic
Tue 11 – 18 Jun Vintage Central Portugal David Vintage
Mon 17 – 28 Jun Wonders Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania Maria Vintage
Thu 30 Jun – 12 Jul Little Trains of Austria David Vintage
July      
Sat 6 to 13 Jul Rail Wonders of Norway Stephen W Classic
Sun 7 – 20 Jul Rail & Natural Wonders of Alaska Phil Grand Tour
Sat 13 – 22 Jul Vintage Slovakia (and Poland) Marion Vintage
Sat 13 – 22 Jul The Grand Finland Circular Paul G Enthusiast
September      
Mon 2 – 17 Sep Rail and Ancient Wonders of Colombia Ray Grand Tour
Thu 5 – 15 Sep Vintage Port 41 David Vintage
Fri 13 – 22 Sep Vintage Slovenia Marion Vintage
Fri 20 – 30 Sep Southern France and the Pyrenees David Vintage
Sat 21 – 29 Sep Classic Baltics Petras Classic
Sep Trams & Trains of Southern Spain 2 John Enthusiast
29 Sep – 8 Oct Bulgaria, Romania or Slovenia tour TBC Phil Enthusiast
October      
Wed 2 – 9 Oct Vatican and Tuscany Angelina Classic
Thu 3 – 17 Oct Roman Iberia David Vintage
Wed 9 – 16 Oct Vintage Pisa and Corsica Angelina Vintage
Wed 16 – 25 Oct Rail Wonders of Sardinia Angelina Classic
November      
3 – 17 Nov The Colours and Cultures of North India Jenny Grand Tour
8 – 18 Nov Wonders of Ecuador (and Galapagos) Local Guide Grand Tour
In Style      
2 – 18 Feb New Zealand In Style Stephen In Style
18 – 25 May West Scotland – In style Stephen In Style
9 – 17 Jun Galician Paradores Marion In Style
19 – 27 Jun The Paradores of Northern Spain Marion In Style
Jul TBC South Western England Stephen In Style
26 Jul – 2 Aug A Royal Douro Cruise TBC In Style
Nov TBA Costa Rica and Panama Stephen In Style

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)

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