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Christmas Trips

Be enchanted by the magic of Christmas in the northern hemisphere as snow gently settles on mountains and cobblestones, intoxicating aromas entice, carols fill the air and your senses are delighted. The seasonal pageantry and excitement of this magical time of year is contagious.

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Whether your idea of the perfect Yuletide season is one spent on the slopes of Whistler or exploring the Christmas markets of Europe from a luxury river ship, you’ll enjoy a festive season to remember forever with APT.


Your dreams of a fairytale Christmas are set to come true. Many of Europe’s cities begin to bustle in anticipation as Christmas approaches. Communities lay out their locally-made crafts and produce in quaint market stalls. With APT, you’ll enjoy included visits to Europe’s most iconic Christmas markets. Meanwhile, on board our ships, learn how to make festive Gluhwein (mulled wine) and traditional Christmas cookies. On a Small Group Discovery, go in search of the magical Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
Fairy lights draped across the square linking the Christmas stalls
Step into picture perfect Christmas scenes in Canada, where snow caps the mountains, blankets the landscapes and presents a wealth of opportunity for adventure. Village centres are decked in festive evergreens. Grand hotels are transformed into fairytale castles, with cosy corners warmed by crackling open fires. Spend your days watching wildlife, ice-skating and dashing through the snow, then return to cosy surrounds tucked away amongst the frozen wilderness.
Christmas in the Masai Mara is a magical experience. On Christmas Eve, absorb the sunset with sundowners, then partake in a special Carols by Candlelight set within the African bush. On Christmas morning instead of tearing open presents, your invited on an early morning game drive, followed by a festive champagne bush breakfast. 
In Rio De Janeiro, enjoy your Christmas Eve attending a special gala dinner. On Christmas day enjoy a leisurely start and head out to explore the breathtaking spectacle of Iguazu Falls. Continue the celebration into the New Year with cocktails, followed by a six-course dinner with Peruvian music, dance and flowing champagne at midnight. 
Huge waterfalls at sunset, Brazil

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  • Personalise your holiday in select locations with our included Freedom of Choice activities and dining options
  • Experience centuries of epic history, esteemed legend and regal enchantment as you traverse the cultural canvas of Europe
  • APT reveals North America from every unforgettable angle on a range of journeys with every last detail considered
  • An evocative collage of colour, culture, beauty and history - South America is a land like no other
  • Overlook incredible landscapes in exquisite camps, air and 4WD tours in Africa
  • Immerse yourself in one of our uniquely curated Experiences & Special Interest Journeys