GUARANTEED! Smaller Groups - Maximum of JUST 40 Guests
On every APT land journey, smaller group sizes ensure that you’ll enjoy a more personalised experience, as well as more space on board your coach.
GUARANTEED! Verandah Stateroom
When you embark on a premium Holland America Line or Princess Cruises ocean cruise with APT, we guarantee that you’ll stay in a spacious Verandah Stateroom.
GUARANTEED! GoldLeaf Service
On a Rocky Mountaineer rail journey with APT, you’ll travel in a custom-designed, glass-domed GoldLeaf carriage – easily the best place from which to take in the awe-inspiring scenery of Western Canada and the Rockies.
EXCLUSIVE! Fairmont Collection
With APT, you’ll stay in Fairmont properties; enjoy Lake View Rooms at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and mountain-view rooms at The Fairmont Banff Springs. And, as a preferred APT guest, you’ll also receive the exclusive Fairmont Card.
EXCLUSIVE! Luxury Two-Door Coaches & Free Wi-Fi
The first of their kind to feature two convenient doors, APT’s new state-of-the-art coaches will be introduced in Canada in 2014. They feature superior amenities, panoramic windows, free Wi-Fi internet and more.
EXCLUSIVE! APT Signature Experiences
Hand-picked by APT, these exclusive or unique holiday experiences have been carefully chosen to complement your wonderful range of included sightseeing.
GUARANTEED! Must-See Included Sightseeing
Included as standard on every APT itinerary, we’ll take you to experience the iconic attractions as well as the hidden gems of the wonderful destinations that you visit.
EXCLUSIVE! APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions
In select places, you’ll enjoy a choice of sightseeing activities and dining experiences, allowing you to tailor your journey to suit your interests and tastes – at no extra cost.
EXCLUSIVE! Signature Dining Experiences
From a stylish barbecue in Jasper National Park to dinner on the Le Massif de Charlevoix rail journey to Québec City and so much more, our holidays present some truly amazing dining experiences.
GUARANTEED! VIP Access
As an APT guest, you’ll enjoy preferential treatment; you’ll bypass queues; and you’ll never need to worry about hotel check-ins, meaning you can simply walk straight in to your room, where your luggage will be waiting.
EXCLUSIVE! Iconic Luxury Hotels & Resorts
Chosen specifically for their luxury, location and prestige, as an APT guest you’ll stay at such properties as Le Westin Resort & Spa at Mont Tremblant, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa and The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa.
EXCLUSIVE! Wilderness Lodge & Resort Collection
Extend your journey and enjoy a truly unique wilderness and wildlife experience at Seal River Heritage Lodge, Sonora Resort or at the Great Bear Lodge.
EXCLUSIVE! APT Gold Experience
For those seeking something extra when it comes to accommodation, APT’s Gold Experience provides a range of enhancements – at hotels, resorts and also on board your premium ocean cruise.
EXCLUSIVE! APT Platinum Collection
Designed for a maximum of just 28 truly discerning travellers, these incredible holidays present an array of exclusive sightseeing, dining and accommodation enhancements.
With more than 20 years of experience in North America; a 99% Customer Satisfaction Rating; a team of dedicated North American Tour Directors; and a local operations team, your holiday is certain to be a life-enriching experience.
Premium Alaska Ocean Cruising
APT partner with two of the most experienced cruise lines in the region – Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. Enjoy world-class facilities, superb accommodation and expert service, as well as all meals included throughout every day on board.
EXCLUSIVE! Small-Ship Expedition Cruising
For a genuinely unique small-ship experience, board the MS Caledonian Sky for an adventurous expedition cruise along the Alaskan coast, exploring places that bigger vessels simply can’t reach.
EXCLUSIVE! Five-Star Mississippi River Cruising
Cruising between New Orleans and Memphis, the Queen of the Mississippi is an authentic paddlewheeler that offers an entirely fresh perspective on America’s beautiful South.
US Air Cruising
Discover the amazing sights of the USA by private plane. Enjoy VIP treatment as you travel with a maximum of just 29 guests, flying between private airports and taking in some of America’s most well-known destinations.
No Hidden Extras
We include a meet-and-greet service at the airport, airport transfers on the first and last day of your holiday, all gratuities, port changes and much more. So you’ll know exactly where you stand with your holiday budget before you even leave home.
While all of our tours are of a five-star standard, the APT Gold Experience has been designed for discerning travellers who are seeking an even finer level of accommodation.
A Hotel Within Your Hotel
The Fairmont properties at which you’ll stay during an APT holiday are incredible in their own right. Further enhancing your stay, the APT Gold Experience offers a range of exclusive benefits.
The Prestigious Fairmont Gold Floor - On arrival, head straight for the Fairmont Gold floor – an entire floor of the hotel set aside purely for Fairmont Gold guests.
Unparalleled Service - With a dedicated Fairmont Gold reception desk that’s staffed 24-hours-a-day and access to your own concierge, you’ll enjoy the finest levels of personalised attention throughout your stay.
Elegant Fairmont Gold Lounge - Accessible only to Fairmont Gold guests, Gold Lounges are inviting areas in which to relax in front of the fire, enjoy a drink from the well-stocked honour bar and reflect on your day’s adventure. It’s also here that each day begins in peace and quiet over a healthy and delicious continental breakfast.
Free Wi-Fi Internet Access - Gold floor guests will enjoy included internet access throughout the hotel.
Complimentary Canapés - Before dinner each evening, you’ll enjoy complimentary cocktail canapés served in the comfort of the Gold Lounge.
Luxurious Verandah Suites
Rather than stay in a Verandah Stateroom on your Inside Passage or East Coast cruise, you’ll enjoy the extra space and luxury of a Verandah Suite. On Holland America Line ships, your suite features a large verandah, whirlpool bath, a lounge and more. On Princess Cruises ships, your suite boasts an expanded balcony, two TVs, a lounge and other deluxe amenities. Both cruise lines also offer a range of additional onboard benefits.
Benefits of APT Gold
- Fairmont Gold Rooms in Banff, Vancouver and at Lake Louise in Western Canada
- Deluxe Rooms at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge*
- Fairmont Gold Rooms in Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City and Montréal in Eastern Canada
- St Lawrence River View Rooms at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu*
- A spacious Verandah Suite on your Inside Passage or New England cruise
- Fairmont Gold Rooms in Boston and Washington DC during American land journeys
*These properties do not feature a Gold floor.
Designed for a maximum of just 28 guests, APT’s Platinum Collection holidays present all the incredible features of APT’s luxury tours as well as an array of exclusive sightseeing, dining and accommodation enhancements.
The Small Group Experience
On an APT Platinum Collection holiday, you’ll travel with just 27 other like-minded guests, venturing off the tourist route to enjoy greater interaction with the locals. You’ll enjoy more individual attention from your APT Tour Director and commentary will be more personalised. Plus, with a smaller group size comes more flexibility in your schedule, so you’re able to satisfy personal interests, and generally enjoy a more relaxing holiday experience.
APT Signature Experiences
In addition to the superb sightseeing all APT holidays present, Platinum Collection holidays also offer a range of extraordinary inclusions that will elevate your holiday experience to a level that’s unrivalled. In the west, for instance, you’ll enjoy a private floatplane flight direct to The Butchart Gardens, and explore the renowned Gray Monk Estate Winery by Lake Okanagan. In Eastern Canada, you’ll take a sunset dinner cruise amid the 1,000 Islands. On a small-ship expedition cruise of the Alaskan coast, meanwhile, you’ll hear from a local resident of remote Elfin Cove and cruise through Fjordland, a marine park far removed from the usual ship route.
Enhanced Freedom of Choice
New in 2014, Platinum Collection holidays present an expanded range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing Inclusions. They include such experiences as a nature photography escape in Vancouver; an eco-tour off the coast of Victoria; a vintage biplane flight over Ottawa; lunch at the home of a local Montréal resident; and much more.
Exclusive Dining Occasions
The Platinum range of Signature Dining Experiences includes: a night of fanciful indulgence during ‘An Evening at Le Cirque’ on your Holland America Line cruise; a gourmet feast prepared before you by a guest chef in a private room at the Granville Island Public Market; a progressive four-course dining experience with paired wines at four unique venues in Whistler; and private dining in the elegant Gernot suite at Sparkling Hill Resort. On an APT Platinum Collection holiday, dining is an experience you’re sure to savour.
Experience unprecedented luxury, in truly unbelievable locations.The properties and locations at which you’ll stay during an APT Platinum Collection holiday are among the very finest in Canada.
Decadence on the West Coast
New in 2014! Sparkling Hill Resort - Owned by the former head of the Swarovski crystal company, this oasis subtly incorporates 3.5 million Swarovski crystals throughout. Overlooking Lake Okanagan, the resort’s European-style spa, award-winning restaurants, architectural brilliance and extensive grounds ensure it really is one of Canada’s most amazing properties.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia - Opened in 1927 in the heart of downtown Vancouver, this legendary boutique hotel was fully refurbished and re-opened in 2012. It was swiftly named one of the best new hotels of the year by Condé Nast Traveler.
Fairmont Upgrades in the Rockies - As an APT Platinum Collection guest, during your time in the Canadian Rockies you’ll stay in a Fairmont Gold Room at The Fairmont Banff Springs; a Deluxe Lakeview Room at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; and a Deluxe Room at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Enhanced Accommodation Options - At the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa, you’ll stay in a superior ModeClub Room. At The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa, a One-Bedroom Suite provides you a spacious and indulgent retreat.
New in 2014! Hotel Sacacomie - An amazing gateway to nature, Hotel Sacacomie is set in the heart of the forest overlooking Lake Sacacomie. The hotel’s superb location is ably matched by its remarkably rustic charm.
Fairmont Gold - At the iconic Fairmont properties in Toronto, Montréal, Québec City and Ottawa, all the exclusive privileges of Fairmont Gold await. Such as access to the private Gold Lounge and much more.
Verandah Suites on Your Holland America Line Cruise
Whether you’re cruising the Inside Passage or the New England coast, when you travel as a Platinum Collection guest on a Holland America Line ship, you’ll stay in a Verandah Suite, complete with its own large verandah, whirlpool bath, a lounge and more.
MS Caledonian Sky Cruising
Our small-ship expedition cruise represents an intimate, luxurious and genuinely unique way to explore the rugged Alaskan coast. During your cruise on our boutique ship, the MS Caledonian Sky, Platinum Collection guests will stay in a spacious Superior Suite.
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