APT: A Departure From The Ordinary

Posted on: 29 August 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

APT is Australia's most established touring company. Founded in 1927 it is still run today by the same family.

Despite these accolades APT don't believe in standing still so they are known as much for their innovation as they are for their experience. APT started with Australia, then New Zealand. They introduced Canada and Alaska and now, European River Cruising. They are also expanding into China and South America to become a global touring company.

There are many touring companies in operation today. APT believe they are different.

They understand that every traveller is different, so they have a plethora of touring styles available from extended tours covering the length and width of a country to short breaks ideal for independent travellers, from luxury cruises to small group experiences designed to get under the skin of the destination.

APT also suit a range of budgets from the Affordable Value collection combining great inclusive touring at a value for money price, up to their Premier Plus tours where luxury is paramount.

APT are proud of their philosophy to touring which has also earned them a 98 per cent customer satisfaction rate. They are fully inclusive so you know where you stand with your holiday budget.

They use the best hotels and stay for at least 2 nights where possible to soak up the atmosphere. APT include exceptional sightseeing lead by their local guides to provide a real insight into the country you are visiting. On selected touring styles you can also enjoy their Freedom of Choice concept which allows you to tailor your tours to suit your interests and dining preferences.

It's the little details too such as taking care of your luggage so you don't have to, and organising your arrival and departure transfers. This is on most tours. Please enquire for details.


Such a large and beautiful country you'll be thankful for someone doing the driving!

There are many holiday experiences to choose from including comprehensive tours of the East and West Coasts, and day tours spent wine tasting and short breaks discovering hidden gems such as Kangaroo Island and Kings Canyon.

Why not also spend a night in one of APT's exclusive luxury camps in the formidable Kimberley or Kings Canyon for a taste of the Real Australia?

New Zealand

maori_men_200x153Stunning is the only way to describe the Land of the Long White Cloud.

APT's selection of tours either takes in both Islands, or focus on just one of them for a deeper insight in to the destination. Alternatively enjoy one of their Small Group Experiences and get off the beaten track. For those wanting true hassle free travel APT also have a number of itineraries including flights.

Canada & Alaska

toronto_by_night_200x153From the excitement of cities such as Vancouver to the rugged beauty of the Rockies, there is something for everyone.

Many of APT's tours include iconic rail journeys such as the Rocky Mountaineer, and there is also the option to end most tours on the West Coast with a luxury Alaskan cruise on Holland America line. And no Canadian tour programme would be complete without a selection of wildlife watching holidays!

Europe River Cruising

An increasingly popular holiday choice and its easy to see why. It's one of the most relaxing holidays available where you only unpack once but still experience a large number of cities.

APT have cruises ranging from 8 days to more extensive cruises traversing many rivers. They also have Russian and Egyptian cruises, not to mention Christmas cruises which show off Europe at their very best.

More information can be found at: www.aptouring.co.uk
Telephone: 0845 602 1137

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