Short Trips 2019 (English language page)

In 2019 we will again run three short tours. As usual you will have to book your own hotels and make all your own other travel arrangements (i.e. getting there and back). We will recommend a hotel (this will be the meeting point for all). The tour price includes all depot visits, charters and sightseeing walks (where we offer them) plus one welcome dinner. We are happy to accomodate non-members only if there are seats available. We always travel as a small group (15-20 people) so we don’t have to charter multiple cars (which would make the tours much more expensive). Our trips will only take place if we receive enough bookings!

  • Porto/Lisbon & Sintra (PT) May 2 to 8

    • planned schedule: 
    • THU May 2 arrival in Porto (ideal if you want to travel to Brussels for the May 1st celebrations „150 years of trams“ with big tram parade – there are flights from Brussels to Porto!)
    • FRI May 3 charters in Porto and depot visits (including light rail system)
    • SAT May 4 annual public grand museum parade (we can not guarantee that you will be able to ride any of the cars but photographers should have a splendid day)
    • SAT May 4 evening ride to Lisbon by train (ticket included in tour price!)
    • SUN May 5 charter in Lisbon (1/2 day „free time“)
    • SUN May 5 evening welcome dinner
    • MON May 6 depot visits in Lisbon and maybe another charter
    • TUE May 7 charters in Sintra – we plan to have two separate runs with enclosed and closed combinations (motor + trailer)
    • WED May 8 departure from Lisbon (if you want to visit the light rail system across the Tejo or see the trolleybuses in Coimbra on your own: we advise you to extend your stay by a few days).
  • Budapest (HU) June 5 to 9

    • planned schedule: 
    • WED June 5 arrival in Budapest
    • THU June 6 charters and depot visits
    • FRI June 7 more charters and depot visits (trolleybus and metro included)
    • SAT June 8 visit to Szentendre transport museum, guided sightseeing walk and afterwards possibly more charters (or „free time“)
    • SUN June 9 departure from Budapest
  • Lemberg/Lviv (UA) October 3 to 6 (with optional tour to visit trolleybus systems in Iwano-Frankiwsk, Chernivtsi, Chmelnyzkyj and Ternopil by coach – two systems still operate Skoda 9Trs!)

    • planned schedule: 
    • THU October 3 arrival in Lviv
    • FRI October 4 depot visits (tram + trolleybus)
    • SAT October 5 charters (tram + trolleybus)
    • SUN October 6 guided city walk and then „free time“ (end of program for those who only do Lviv)
    • optional coach tour afterwards:
    • SUN October 6 later afternoon coach ride to Iwano-Frankiwsk (hotel)
    • MON October 7 depot visit and „free time“ to ride trolleybuses – evening coach ride to  Chernivtsi (hotel)
    • TUE October 8 depot visit and 9Tr charter – evening coach ride to Chmelnyzkyj (hotel)
    • WED October 9 depot visit and „free time“ to ride trolleybuses – noon coach ride to Ternopil (depot visit and 9Tr charter) – evening coach ride back to Lviv (hotel)
    • THU October 10 departure from Lviv
    • please note: this trip will take place even if we do not reach the minimum number of parcipants as the tour leader is starting from Lviv on another private tour to Belarussia (let me know if you want to join this).