Be the envy of your friends with a private chef-prepared buffet lunch along a quiet stretch of the Great Wall of China.
At Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam House in Ho Chi Minh City, be treated to a dinner personally designed by Luke for APT guests.
Witness the beauty of Cambodia’s World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat as the sun rises over the temple.
Designed Exclusively for APT guests
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Vietnamese cuisine related experiences with celebrity chef and APT Ambassador, Luke Nguyen
Transfer to your hotel before a Welcome Reception this evening.
Stay: Three Nights, Beijing, Regent Hotel
Your day begins with a tour of Tiananmen Square which has been enlarged to four times its original size in the 1950s. After the tour, head to the World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, the largest surviving palace complex on Earth. Located within the Imperial City of Beijing, the Forbidden City was home to 24 Chinese emperors between 1420 and 1924. Entrance to the city was once at the sole discretion of the emperor, but today visitors are able to access this preserved site. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, then indulge in an authentic Peking Duck banquet served with all the traditional accompaniments.Daily :
Be captivated by the magnitude of this 8th-century monument as you wander along an unrestored and rarely visited stretch of the Badaling section. Later, enjoy a buffet lunch and free-flowing beverages overlooking the wall, prepared just for APT guests.
You may choose to attend a fascinating Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre. Alternatively, choose to take in a night of Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics at the Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.
Today, set out for the Great Wall of China, which winds its way from the Yellow Sea up into the Gobi Desert for more than 6,000 kilometres. Travel back to Beijing and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Following dinner this evening, embark on a Freedom of Choice activity.Daily :
Perhaps you may opt to visit the World Heritage-listed Temple of Heaven. This immense, conical structure was founded in the 15th century and is said to represent the relationship between heaven and earth, the human world and God’s world. It is considered the most holy of Beijing’s Imperial temples. Alternatively, art lovers may enjoy a tour of the modern 798 Art Zone, a contemporary Chinese art district of galleries, bookshops and cafes, accompanied with sculptures, paintings and music to create a lively atmosphere. Or travel to the historic Houtong district to meet a calligraphy master.
Choose your sightseeing activity today. This evening, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Yichang. Upon arrival, transfer to your luxury river ship and settle in as your ship sets sail along the majestic Yangtze River for an unforgettable cruise.
Stay: Four Nights, the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi ExplorerDaily :
Cruise along the Yangtze River through the spectacular Three Gorges region. Arrive at the Three Gorges Dam and take a tour of the Three Gorges Project and exhibition. Pass through the longest of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge, cruising through Yellow Ox Gorge and under Huangling Temple, which was built around 770–476BC and set amid groves of orange and pomelo trees. Return to your ship to delight in the Captain’s Welcome Reception this evening, before enjoying a special Welcome Dinner.Daily :
Disembark your ship at Badong and transfer by ferry to a traditional Chinese sampan (longboat). Arrive at a local riverside village for a glimpse of traditional, rural Chinese life. See the local farms and tracker huts, and the ancient artefacts and customs still used today. After lunch back on board, continue to the tranquil Wu Gorge, noted for its sheer peaks and towering cliff faces among the Wu Mountains. Later, your ship will glide between the Chijia Mountain and Baiyan Mountain to enter Qutang Gorge, the shortest and most dramatic of the Three Gorges. This afternoon, there is the opportunity to attend a hands-on arts and crafts demonstration on board.Daily :
Rise early to participate in a tai chi class atop the ship’s Observation Deck for a relaxing start to your day. After breakfast, disembark in Fuling, a sleepy town along the Yangtze and visit the 816 Underground Project, an old nuclear site hidden in the mountains. Constructed in the 1960s when tensions between the world’s superpowers were at their height, this nuclear installation spans almost 12 miles, with more than 130 man-made roads and tunnels. This opportunity to explore the project affords a deeper insight into China’s military and political history. In the afternoon, choose from a range of onboard activities. After, enjoy the Emperor’s Farewell Dinner, a banquet feast.Daily :
This evening visit a local restaurant for a delicious lunch before transferring to the airport for your flight to Xi’an. This evening, choose from Thai, Cantonese or Western cuisine.
Disembark your ship for the final time in Chongqing and head to the Chongqing Zoo, where more than 200 varieties of wild and rare animals are on display, including the endangered Giant Pandas. This beautiful creature is fast replacing the dragon as China’s emblem. Later, enjoy a Freedom of Choice Dining experience.
Stay: Two Nights, Xi’an, Shangri-La HotelDaily :
This evening, enjoy a Tang Dynasty cultural performance and feast on dumplings for dinner. Or, tour the Muslim Quarter, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
Visit the ancient city walls and a clay factory where terracotta soldiers are still made today, then spend the afternoon at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses. At the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, you have plenty of time to visit the three excavation pits, and over 8,000 terracotta soldiers arranged in vast columns. This evening embark of a Freedom of Choice excursion.Daily :
In the evening, enjoy a delicious meal of Chinese cuisine at the Dragon Phoenix restaurant. Alternatively, head to Lost Heaven, which specialises in the tribal cuisine of the Yunnan province. Or, for a western influenced seafood experience, delight in Amanda Restaurant.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. On arrival, ride the high-speed Maglev Train and watch the kilometres race towards an exhilarating 300.
Stay: Three Nights, Shanghai, Fairmont Peace HotelDaily :
This morning, be joined by a local guide for an orientation tour through downtown Shanghai. Stop at the Jin Mao Tower and take an elevator to the viewing deck where you will delight in panoramic views of the city. Tonight, after dinner at leisure, enjoy premium seating at an acrobatic show.Daily :
Cruise the Huangpu River and explore Yu Garden, followed by lunch. Perhaps stroll through the French Concession district, or take an excursion to Jinxi.
After a Freedom of Choice activity, attend a Farewell Dinner.Daily :
Enjoy free time in Shanghai to explore. This afternoon, board your flight to Hanoi.
Stay: Two Nights, Sofitel Legend Metropole HanoiDaily :
Perhaps tour Bat Trang or enjoy a foot massage. Embark on a walking tour of Hanoi or enjoy a water puppet show. Other options include a visit to the home of a local artist, or a bicycle tour.
Choose from a hand-picked selection of restaurants for dinner.
Take a tour of Hanoi this morning, visiting iconic local sites. Later on, choose from a range of sightseeing activities and restaurants for dinner.Daily :
Board a luxurious ship for your three-day cruise on World Heritage listed Ha Long Bay.
Travel to Ha Long for your Signature Experience cruise. Enjoy lunch on board, and later tour the World Heritage-listed Sung Sot Cave.
Stay: Two Nights, Ha Long Bay, The Au CoDaily :
Sail towards Bai Tu Long Bay before visiting Cong Dam fishing village by bamboo boat or kayak. Later, visit Cat Ba National Park and Viet Hai Village before dinner.Daily :
After a morning cruising Ha Long Bay, disembark and travel to Hanoi for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Stay: Two Nights, Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt SaigonDaily :
You may journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross - a memorial erected by the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment which is set in a rubber plantation and marks the site of the Battle of Long Tan. On the second alternative, visit the impressive Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. These tunnels served as Viet Cong hiding spots, supply and communication routes, hospitals and weapon caches, and make for a fascinating visit.
This evening, head to Vietnam House for a tantalising and exclusive dinner - a menu created personally by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen.
Today choose from two Signature Experiences before a delicious Signature Experience dinner at Luke Nguyen’s exclusive restaurant, Vietnam House.Daily :
This morning, you might like to tour the Ky Long Art Villa, take part in a cooking class of delicious local specialties, embark on an exciting city tour from the back of a motorbike, or join a shopping trip and wander the many sprawling streets.
After your Freedom of Choice activity, embark your ship and enjoy a Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Seven Nights, Mekong River, APT’s RV AmaLotusDaily :
In Cai Be, visit a rice paper manufacturer to learn how the staple item is made from grains and cooked over boiling water. After a demonstration, cruise towards Sa Dec. Tour Huynh Thuy Le’s old house and visit a Cao Dai temple. A delicious dinner is served on board this evening.Daily :
Transfer to a small boat for a journey along the Mekong’s tiny tributaries. Step ashore for a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau. Later, visit an evergreen island where you’ll experience authentic rural Mekong life. Return to your river ship as you cross into Cambodia.Daily :
Choose your sightseeing activity today.
This morning presents a wealth of included sightseeing choices. Experience some of Cambodia’s sobering history with a moving excursion to the infamous Killing Fields. Afterwards, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Otherwise, discover Phnom Penh on a tuk tuk ride past the railway station and the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom. You will also stop to haggle for a bargain at the Central Market. History buffs can embark on a visit to the National Museum or explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. After lunch back on board, the afternoon is yours at leisure to further explore.Daily :
Today, journey to historic Oudong, which was Cambodia’s fascinating royal capital from 1618 until 1866. During your time here, you’ll pay a visit to a monastery for a Buddhist blessing experience with local monks. On the way back to Phnom Penh, take a leisurely stroll through the village of Koh Chen and perhaps visit some home workshops that manufacture copperware. You also have the option to ride an ox cart, where you’ll meet your ship in Kampong Tralach. Later, your ship glides along the lush banks of the Mekong to Oknha Tey, which renowned for its silk manufacturing traditions, preserved over centuries. Here, gain an insight into the traditional silk weaving process. After, return to your river ship to relax before enjoying delicious onboard dining tonight.Daily :
Join a walking discovery of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages in Cambodia that was not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Here, people still live in traditional wooden homes and keep ancient cultural traditions alive. Continuing cruising towards Siem Reap this afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure on board. Perhaps go for a dip in the pool, or kick back on the Sun Deck with a good book.Daily :
If you are feeling active this morning, perhaps set out on a walk to the hilltop pagoda of Wat Hanchey. From here, enjoy views over the Mekong, making it well worth the climb. You’ll find many temples, pagodas and stupas, some dating back to the 8th century. Lunch is back on board, before taking a tuk tuk to explore the island of Koh Pen with its wooden stilt houses and local farming culture. On your ship this evening, toast the end of your cruise during a final farewell dinner.Daily :
Enjoy a Freedom of Choice Dining experience this evening as you disembark in Siem Reap.
Today, disembark at Kampong Cham and transfer to your hotel. Then, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the 12th-century temple, Bayon. In Siem Reap tonight, dine in one of the local restaurants tonight.
Stay: Three Nights, Siem Reap, Hotel Sofitel AngkorDaily :
Travel to the Angkor Archaeological Park to enjoy a sunrise at Angkor Wat with drink in hand.
After your Signature Experience, embark on a guided tour and explore the temple of Ta Prohm. Later, visit the ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA) organisation.Daily :
Perhaps visit the temple of Wat Preah Prom Rath and participate in a Buddhist blessing; enjoy a tuk tuk ride to the Senteurs d’Angkor workshop, where you can shop for local handmade crafts; participate in a fun Apsara dance class; take off on a thrilling quad bike adventure; enjoy a leisurely bicycle tour across the Cambodian countryside; take a horse and cart ride; partake in a traditional Khmer cooking class; go on a shopping adventure; or perhaps indulge in a relaxing spa treatment.
Today enjoy a Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and Apsara dance performance this evening.Daily :
Transfer to the airport this morning for your onward journey. Take a moment to farewell your new-found friends and Tour Director before departing.Daily :
Aboard the luxurious Au Co, you'll be treated to the finest service and amenities for your Ha Long Bay cruise.
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.