PTG Tours - Rail based holidays full of Culture and Heritage
About PTG Tours
PTG Tours was established in 1998 and offers rail based holidays from the UK to many destinations including Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, USA and Cuba. They pride ourselves on the enjoyment that you get from their tours. On their special charter trains, whenever possible, first class carriages are used with a maximum of 30 people per coach giving everyone space to spread out. They only use quality hotels, normally 4 star. All their tours are limited to small groups leading to an unrivalled friendly atmosphere. Many of their customers have become good friends and return time and time again. PTG Tours Limited has built up a good strong reputation for quality and reliability.
There is no better way to see these fascinating countries than travelling by train and staying at great hotels.
Their holidays are for anyone looking for something a bit different. They have a railway theme but include visits to historic cities, gardens, vineyards, port lodges, river cruises and much more. They use vintage locomotives (sometimes steam) and carriages, where available, therefore adding to the atmosphere. By using trains They allow you to see the most beautiful areas from the comfort of your First Class seat in the most relaxing and safest form of transport. Many of the areas they visit are only visible from the railway line.
They have regular tours throughout the year varying from one to fourteen days. On most tours you have the option of joining the complete tour or just the days that interest you the most. They can also arrange extra nights if you wish to extend your stay.
One of their specialist areas is Portugal's most beautiful region, the port vineyards of the Douro Valley. This wide river valley with its World Heritage terraced vineyards was tamed by a series of dams in the 1970's enhancing the beauty of the area even more. The only way to see the area at its best is by train and river cruise. Their tours combine both forms of transport to give you an unforgettable experience. They also visit the spectacular Tamega, Corgo and Tua valleys which feed the Douro and are still served by narrow gauge railways that cling to the sides of the mountains.