PTG Tours Customer's Reviews

Don’t Just take Our Word For It – What our customers say

“Of course I could have done much of the Lisbon trip independently – and alone. But to visit with a group of friends, for that is what PTG travellers soon become, led by a guide who knows his stuff, is so, so much better. David G is friendly, unflappable, and brilliantly organised. And then there was a PTG special, the Sintra tram, not open to the general public. Health permitting, I’ll certainly be back for more PTG tours!  They’re unique!”
LS, North Yorkshire

“Nicola and I are really looking forward to the Loire trip which sounds stunning. I am also really looking forward to the Hungary trip which is equally exciting. We both greatly enjoy travelling with PTG Tours, which we have done a number of times since 2002. All tours have been excellent: Portugal, Spain, Sardinia, Sicily, Alaska and Canada. We look forward to meeting the new members of your team: David and Ferenc. Your tours always make the highlight of any year; and you, and your team, provide an excellent service.”
Vic and Nicola, London

“I joined this tour (Brazil) and thought I would let you know how much I enjoyed it. It was very well organised and extremely successful, and Ray with the help of our Brazilian guide Bruno worked hard to ensure that every strand of enthusiasm was catered for, whether riding the trains, action photography or, as in my case, recording and photographing as many steam locos as possible. There were many highlights, but one that stands out is São João del Rei, where Ray and Bruno obtained permission for an unrestricted visit to the depot and roundhouse on this attractive system. Other recent visitors have not had such luck. It meant we saw all 19 steam locos here instead of about 6. The hotel and meal arrangements worked well and both coach drivers were very good. All in all this was a superb tour in every respect.”
Graham, Derby

“David needs a gold star for his patience as well as his fantastic organisational skills – we found the holiday great fun and there was always something good on offer … What could be more relaxing than sitting on a train or a tram and enjoying the passing scenery? Poor David never got to sit and have his breakfast without someone stopping him to make some comment or other but he handled them all with incredible patience. PTG were recommended to us by friends who like to do rail holidays as they have travelled with you many times and felt you offered lots of extras which other companies don’t and we have to agree with them – David provided a reassuring presence but was not too bossy and gave you as much freedom as you wanted – he was also great at advising on good places to eat and things that were worth seeing and doing so he is a real credit to your company.”
Graeme and Christina, Ross-Shire

“I went on your Vintage Port tour from 11 to 21 September and wish to place on record the very high esteem I (and I believe the rest of my party) held the our leader David Gourlay in. He was friendly, personable ad clearl wanted to establish friendly relations with all of the people in his charge. He made an effort to socialise on excursions and in off duty moments at the hotel. He was knowledgeable about both the transport and the places we visited and organised everything with an amazing efficiency, even where the odd little thing didn’t go entirely to plan David sorted it out as a matter of urgency.He made the holiday even more enjoyable than it was and is a credit to your company. If all of your tour leaders are of the same calibre as David I would be more than happy to go on another one of your holidays.”

“Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful and unforgettable holiday , for myself , partner , and friends , it exceeded all our expectations , a holiday none of us will ever forget. The hotels , scenery , trips , meals and organisation were faultless. Our special thanks go to our guide , David , who was exceptional, nothing was to much trouble for him , and was so friendly and made us all feel so welcome , he is a real credit to your company , and was a pleasure to meet him. David and PTG Tours will always be spoken about in the highest regards , to all our family and friends , and we hope to be able to join one of your trips in 2015.”

“I decided to simply give myself up to the experience and see what happened. Surprisingly, I am very glad now that I did – or I would have missed out on one of the most enjoyable family holidays of my life”….”I have never felt less touristy in my life”….”This holiday was turning out to be far better than I could possibly have imagined”…
Clare Campbell, The Daily Mail

“The tour was a great credit to your organisation. There was so much to do, see, and enjoy. “We have been on some excellent tours with similar companies but feel it was the best one yet. There was a good mix of activities to suit rail enthusiasts, people who like rail travel, and those who just enjoy interesting holidays. We look forward to travelling with PTG Tours again”.
Marilyn & Trevor, Huddersfield

“A very friendly and great holiday, many thanks” Barrie & Berinice, Cheshire “Graham was an excellent guide, I cannot praise him too highly. The group was extremely friendly and we shared a common appreciation of food and drink as well as the other aspects of the tour”
Lauraine and Kevin, Berkshire

“The well prepared welcome pack made a difference. The inclusion of maps etc. was great. Having Graham as a guide really made the holiday, thank you”
Andy & Janet, Cheshire

“Must congratulate you on the very smooth running of your programme, we were always well informed, given plenty of freedom of choice and no early starts. Lovely hotels in fabulous settings. Each of the rail journeys were totally different, so not easy to say which was the best…Many thanks for all the efforts you and your excellent team put in to make our holiday so enjoyable.”
Laurence & Gail, Redditch

“Shirley and I both want to thank you and the others involved for arranging such an interesting and enjoyable holiday. The whole programme was so well thought out and varied….The notes on the daily programmes were an excellent idea and much appreciated with their good illustrations and detailed information”
Christopher and Shirley, Cumbria

“Although we have spent many holidays in Portugal, this one was certainly one of the most memorable, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The whole holiday was well thought out and well organised, and we wish you, and all those who work with PTG, every success for the future.”
Ted & Jennifer, Peterborough

“Having recently returned from my first PTG trip, it seems appropriate to drop you a line to express my appreciation. The organisation was superb. Steve and Marion were excellent and friendly guides and a great credit to your Company; it was really more like being on holiday with knowledgeable friends.”
Mr & Mrs Roberts, Suffolk

“Thank you for another wonderful trip in Portugal and Spain. The food, organisation and trains were all brilliant.” Matthew, Cheshire “An excellent holiday which we both thoroughly enjoyed”
Mr & Mrs Dunn, Hertfordshire

“One of the best foreign holidays I have been on. Well done and many thanks. A very friendly tour”
Gerald, West Midlands

“A great holiday well led by Graham who helped to make the holiday so enjoyable – A great bunch of people – wonderful company”
Patricia and David, Staffordshire

“We were both really delighted with the holiday…the company was fine. Louise was reticent to come on the holiday, but loved it! Looking forward to the next time.”
Mike and Louise, Chepstow

“It really was a wonderful holiday. Diane, my partner, not being a rail buff, has clearly been converted to the delights of foreign railway travel. She describes the holiday as being the best she has ever been on.”
Kevin and Diane, Surrey

“A holiday we will be talking about and remembering for a very long time”
Bunty and John, Bristol