Discover the Joy of Rail Travel with PTG Tours in 2024

As a dedicated rail enthusiast, I’m thrilled to share the exciting array of tours PTG has lined up for 2024. PTG Tours has a well-deserved reputation for delivering exceptional rail travel experiences that combine cultural exploration with the thrill of vintage train journeys. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newcomer to rail tours, PTG offers something unique and unforgettable. Allow me to guide you through the highlights of what’s on offer this year.

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Classic Tours: Timeless Adventures

Our Classic tours are perfect for those who enjoy a blend of rail travel and cultural immersion. These tours are thoughtfully designed to offer a relaxed pace, allowing ample time to soak in the rich history and vibrant cultures of our destinations. This year, our Classic tours will take you to enchanting locales such as Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, and Slovenia.

We pride ourselves on selecting comfortable 4-star hotels, ensuring you have a cozy retreat after a day of exploration. Our itineraries are packed with diverse activities, including visits to historical sites, beautiful gardens, and engaging cultural experiences. And for the train enthusiasts, expect a few journeys on vintage and steam-hauled trains. We also strive to make these tours accessible to solo travelers by offering single supplements at minimal or no extra cost.

Railway Rambles: Walk Through History

If you have a penchant for walking and a curiosity about the history of railways, our Railway Rambles tours are a must. These unique walking tours take you on a journey along lost rail lines, showcasing the engineering marvels and historic stations that once brought these lines to life. It’s a perfect blend of outdoor adventure and railway history, offering a deeper appreciation for the bygone era of rail travel.

Vintage Tours: Elevated Experiences

For those seeking a touch of luxury, our Vintage tours offer an upgraded experience. Travel through France, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Scandinavia, and the Baltic States while staying in top-rated hotels, often 4-star or above. We ensure a high standard of accommodation, opting for hotels rated 4 stars or higher, often rated 4/5 on TripAdvisor and 8/10 on Booking.com. These tours promise a refined yet immersive travel experience, complete with vintage train journeys that harken back to the golden age of rail travel.

NoFly Tours: Overland Adventures

Prefer to avoid flying? No problem. Our NoFly tours offer overland travel options via Eurostar, making the journey an integral part of your holiday. We can arrange comfortable accommodations en route, ensuring your travel is seamless and enjoyable. This option provides peace of mind, knowing your entire trip is protected under our ABTA bonding, offering security and convenience from start to finish.

Railway Enthusiast Tours: For the Passionate Traveler

For the true railway enthusiast, PTG Tours has curated a series of special tours designed to ignite your passion for trains and adventure. These tours venture off the beaten path, offering unique experiences that are often one-of-a-kind and unlikely to be repeated.

Special Highlights for 2024:

  • 25th Anniversary Special: Celebrating a milestone year with exclusive events and journeys.
  • Bigboy Steaming Special to the US: A rare opportunity to witness and experience the iconic Bigboy steam locomotive in action.
  • Enthusiast Tour to Romania: Explore the rich railway heritage and scenic beauty of Romania.
  • The Eger Counter: A unique tour featuring a variety of rail experiences.
  • ALSA Barcelona Tour: Discover the charm of Barcelona’s rail history.
  • The Great Peruvian Adventure: An extraordinary journey through the stunning landscapes of Peru.
  • Vietnam: Explore the captivating rail routes of Vietnam, blending cultural and railway experiences.

These tours are designed for those with a deep interest in rail travel, often featuring private charter trains with vintage carriages. Enjoy the luxury of having at least two seats per person, allowing you to move freely and choose the best views. These tours also include visits to private heritage railways, rides on rarely used rail lines, and exclusive access to railway depots and museums. With plenty of photo opportunities and scenic routes, these tours promise to captivate both the dedicated enthusiast and their companions.

Why Choose PTG Tours?

PTG Tours stands out for its commitment to providing unique, high-quality rail travel experiences. Here’s why so many of our travelers return year after year:

  • Unique Holidays: Our tours offer experiences not available with other rail holiday companies.
  • Expertise and Trust: With over 20 years of experience, we have a loyal customer base and a reputation for excellence.
  • Personalized Service: As a small, family-run company, we prioritize individual customer care, ensuring each trip is special.
  • Diverse Offerings: From general interest to specialist railway enthusiast tours, there’s something for everyone.
  • Small Group Sizes: Our culture tours often have 12-16 travelers, never exceeding 36, ensuring a more intimate and enjoyable experience.
  • Comprehensive Inclusions: All travel, excursions, quality accommodations, and meals as listed in the itinerary are included, providing a hassle-free travel experience.

Join Us in 2024

Whether you’re drawn to the cultural richness of our Classic and Vintage tours or the exhilarating adventures of our Railway Enthusiast tours, PTG Tours has something to offer every rail lover. Join us in 2024 for a journey filled with discovery, camaraderie, and the timeless joy of rail travel. Don’t miss out on these unique opportunities to explore the world from the comfort of a classic train carriage. Book your adventure with PTG Tours today and become part of our ever-growing family of satisfied travelers​