VDVA Tours 2019 (English language page)

Our 2019 convention takes us to Sweden via Denmark. In addition we will again run our „short tours“ (long weekends really…). 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 usually recommend a hotel. The tour price usually includes all depot visits, charters and sightseeing walks (where we offer them) and our welcome dinner. We are happy to accomodate non-members only if there are seats available (members also get a discount!). We always travel as a small group (15-25 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! For our convention we always offer hotel and transport and we can take more people (up to about 50).

  • Lodz (PL) Feb 28 to Mar 4 „farewell to line 43“ – almost no seats left!

    • planned schedule: 
    • THU Feb 28 arrival
    • FRI MAR 1 depot visits
    • SAT MAR 2 charters line 43 and visit to Brus museum depot (2 rides with 4 cars total)
    • SUN MAR 3 charter line 41 and afternoon Lilpop II charter in the city
    • MON MAR 4 departure from Lodz (stay longer or arrive earlier to enjoy the rest of the large tramway network)
  • Porto/Lisbon & Sintra (PT) May 2 to 8 – only 3 seats left!!!

    • planned schedule: 
    • THU May 2 arrival in 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 (ticket included in tour price!)
    • SUN May 5 charter in Lisbon and possibly a visit to a private tramway collection
    • 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
  • Denmark (DK) & Sweden (SE) July 26 to August 5

    • planned schedule (details for each day may still change):
    • FRI July 26 train ride from Hamburg to Roskilde
    • SAT July 27 visit to Skjoldenaesholm tram museum
    • SUN July 28 train ride to Malmö and Gothenburg – charters on Malmö museum line
    • MON July 29 Gothenburg charters
    • TUE July 30 more Gothenburg and train ride to Stockholm (via Norrköping) – Norrköping charter
    • WED July 31 to FRI August 2 Stockholm depot visits and charters
    • SAT August 3 day-trip to Malmköping tram museum
    • SUN August 4 day-trip to Mariefred museum railway (back by boat)
    • MON August 5 departure from Stockholm
  • Lviv (UA) October 3 to 6 (with optional add-on tour to visit trolleybus systems in Iwano-Frankiwsk, Chernivtsi, Chmelnyzkyj and Ternopil by coach)

    • 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 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).

If you want to join any of our tours please email the webmaster!