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Last updated 13/08/2019

Revealed – Our Exciting Plans for 2020

Dates for the 2020 Australia/Tasmania trip are:

  • Arrival date in to Singapore for (optional) three night stopover. 4 February 2020
  • Arrival date into Perth for (optional) Australian pre-tour. 7 February 2020
  • Arrival date into Tasmania for main tour. 13 February 2020
  • Arrival back into mainland Australia on completion of Tasmania excursion. 25th of February 2020.

These are our provisional plans for 2020 – subject to change. Please keep checking back here as these are finalised and the list updated. Final list will be posted here by 31st August. 

  Tour Name Tour Type Tour Manager Escorted From
24 – 27 Jan Southern Spain Alco Railtour Enth/Culture Phil Madrid
February* Vintage Tasmania (and Australia) In Style Stephen M Heathrow
February Rail Wonders of Argentina Grand Tour John Buenos Aires
         
14 – 21 Mar The Railways of Israel Enth/Culture Phil London
23 – 31 Mar Rail and Ancient Wonders of Jordan Grand Tour Iain London
28 Mar – 8 Apr Springtime in Sicily Classic Angelina Rome
         
April Vintage Greece Vintage  Apollon Athens
19 – 28 April Vintage Loire Valley Vintage David London St Pancras
19 – 26 Apr Classic Montenegro Classic Maria Podgorica
         
1 – 11 May Italian Vintage Vintage Angelina London St Pancras
5 – 12 May Vintage Linz Classic Marion London St Pancras
5 – 11 May Hungary Railtour Enthusiast Ferenc Budapest
11 – 18 May Hungary – A Little Bit More Classic Ferenc Budapest
14 – 21 May The Railways Around Bilbao Classic David Bilbao
22 – 29 May West Scotland – In Style UK In Style Anne Glasgow
29 May – 2 Jun Portmeirion and the Railways of Snowdonia UK In Style Stephen M Porthmadog
29 May – 10/14 Jun Gorgeous Georgia (with Armenia add-on) Enth/Culture Ray London
         
June El Transcantabrico In Style Local Madrid
4 – 11 June A Taste of Belguim Vintage Kevin London St Pancras
4 – 11 June Railway Ramble – Linhas do Sabor e Fafe Classic David Porto
18 – 28 June Trains of Trentino and the Tyrol Classic David London St Pancras
23 Jun – 1 Jul Classic Bulgaria and the Lavender Festival Classic Maris Sofia
         
July Belarus Part 1 Enthusiast Paul G London
1 – 15 July South West England – In Style In Style Stephen M Bath
2 – 9 July Douro – Rail, River and Wine Vintage David Porto
8 – 22 July By Rail to the Midnight Sun Vintage Stephen W London St Pancras
9 – 16 July Vintage Central Portugal  Vintage David Porto
Various Dates Luxury Trains of Spain In Style N/A N/A
11 – 20 Jul Vintage Slovakia (and Poland) Vintage Marion London
17 – 24 July A Royal Douro Cruise In Style Local Porto
20 – 27 Jul Vintage Poland Vintage Marion Krakow
         
29 Aug – 5 Sep  Little Trains of the Dolomites Classic David Verona
Aug/Sep TBC Rail & Natural Wonders of Alaska Grand Tour Phil Heathrow
         
September Across the World by Rail Classic John London
September Yorkshire and the North-East In Style Stephen TBC
11 – 21 Sep Southern France and the Pyrenees Vintage David London St Pancras
4 – 13 Sep Vintage Slovenia Vintage Marion Gatwick
5 – 14 Sep The Best of the Emerald Isle Classic TBC TBC
5 – 12 Sep Rail Wonders of Norway Enthusiast Stephen W London Heathrow
15 – 24 Sep Hidden Slovenia Classic Marion Vienna
17 – 26 Sep Vintage Baltics Vintage Petras Vilnius
19 – 30 Sep Wonders of the Balkans – Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria Vintage Maria Belgrade
24 Sep – 4 Oct Vintage Port 42 Vintage David Porto
TBC From the Vatican to Tuscany Classic Angelina Rome
         
October Balkans or Slovenia Enthusiast Tour Enthusiast Phil TBC
3 – 14 October Steam and Spa in Bulgaria Enth/Culture Marion Sofia
7 – 14 Oct Vintage Pisa and Corsica * Vintage Angelina Pisa
8 to 23/26 October Magical Mexico (with Panama add-on) Grand Tour Ray London
8 – 15 October The Magical Minho Classic David Porto
14  – 23 Oct Rail Wonders of Sardinia * Vintage Angelina Olbia
14 – 22 Oct Narrow Gauge Steam in Romania Enthusiast Chris P London
15 – 29 Oct Trains and Treasures of the Western States Vintage Geoff Denver
18 – 25 Oct Classic Montenegro Classic Marion London Stansted
         
6 – 21 Nov Classic Peru Classic Local TBC
November Darjeeling and Himlayan Kingdom of Bhutan Grand Tour Jenny London Heathrow
November Rail & Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka Grand Tour David Dubai
         
TBC Ecuador ??      
TBC Sweden Long Weekend      
TBC Finland Long Weekend      

 

NEW – 13 to 22 September 2019 – Clear Moldova

Charter train (mostly locomotive hauled) to cover ALL open lines in Moldova including freight lines and rare border crossings, and to, hopefully, see ALL of Moldova’s rolling stock, locomotives and stored vehicles. Price is £1,995 plus flights but includes overnight stays in hotels (in double or twin rooms) for 9 nights, all breakfasts, lunches and dinners including drinks (wine and water), English speaking Moldovan guide. Flights out to Iasi in Romania and back from Odessa (Ukraine). Limited to 40 people and is a one-off tour. Call(01235 227288)  or email Marisa (marisa@ptg.co.uk) now to grab one of the remaining places. No deposit to pay until all 40 places are sold and until we have final confirmation of the route.

Royal Douro Cruise 2020

Our Royal Douro Cruise for 2019 has sold out so we can now release places on our 2020 trip. This will take place from 17 to 24 July 2020. Reserve your place for just a £100 deposit. Only 14 cabins available.

The Grand Finland Circular

This tour, by special charter train with restaurant car, is now a confirmed GO as we have reached the minimum number needed.

Brexit

For all the latest Brexit advice please visit the ABTA Brexit page – https://www.abta.com/tips-and-advice/brexit-advice-for-travellers 

Hungary – A Little Bit More

This tour will now depart one day earlier and run from 20 – 27 May (was 21 to 28 May).

20th Anniversary Tour

This hugely successful tour has now finished. We were featured on the local TV station in Cuenca. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCTkcxLmOqY

Douro – Rail, River and Wine Tour

This tour has been re-dated to 18 to 25 June.