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5 Festive Experiences for the Future

Think you’ve got Christmas all wrapped up or perhaps you’re all dressed up with nowhere to go after a year unlike any other? Well, read on for gifts that keep on giving festive inspiration and some Christmas cheer. These seasonal experiences can be celebrated into 2022. 
Sami Woman with Reindeer, Lapland Norway
Lapland’s Night Lights
This journey is what Christmas dreams are made of. In a winter wonderland where the skies dance at night, reindeers roam and dog sleds whisk you through snow-blanketed forests. Stay in ice hotels and glass igloos and celebrate the festive season Scandi-style. You’ll discover traditional Sami and Lappish cultures, and see where Santa lives, before exploring the architecture capital of Helsinki and boarding your luxury river cruise to sail through the heart of Europe.
How: 22 Day Northern Lights and Lapland with Mag Europe combined land journey and river cruise
When: March to December 2022
Canada's Star Attraction
Yellowknife’s far-north location, clear skies and long nights create the perfect conditions for Northern Lights viewing. By day, you can dogsled, ice fish or snowshoe but when dark descends all eyes face the skies. In a tepee at Aurora Village enjoy a private 'ViTeepee' dining experience for VIP viewing at nature’s headline aerial attraction.
How: 15 Day Winter in the Rockies & Northern Lights tour
When: March 2021 and December 2021 to March 2022
Teepee lit up under the Northern Lights
Christmas Markets in Salzburg, Austria
Europe's Magical Markets
No one does Christmas quite like Europe and what better way to experience its magic than by slipping in and out of its magnificent capitals and chocolate-box villages by river ship. At Christmas, step ashore into streets alive with festive lights and bustling Christmas markets. For New Year’s Eve, sail between Bamberg and Würzburg and celebrate with a gala dinner and onboard festivities.
How: 15 Day Magnificent Europe river cruise
When: March to December 2021 and April to December 2022
Russia's Christmas Cracker
From Swan Lake to the Christmas-themed Nutcracker, Russia’s dedication to ballet has produced some of the world’s finest. So a visit to its former capital St Petersburg isn’t complete without catching a pas de deux at the Hermitage Theatre, known for its ornate interiors and exceptional productions. A private ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre is a Signature Experience on the 13 Day Russian Waterways cruise. It could be the Christmas gift you’ll always treasure. 
How: 13 Day Russian Waterways river cruise
When: March to December 2021 and July 2022
Hermitage Palace Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
View of Cradle Mountain with lake in foreground, Tasmania
Tasmania's Cradle Country
Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is one of Australia’s most spectacular wilderness regions with its snow-capped mountains, lakes, ancient Gondwanan flora and button-grass moorlands. Whether you’re here for the alpine scenery, southern hemisphere’s ‘Christmas in July’ or for a regular Tassie Christmas, this is one region that serves up a feast of fresh produce and local wines to accompany any seasonal celebration. 
How: 8 Day Cradle Country tour
When: September 2021 to August 2022
Book to the Future
When travelling with APT in 2021 and 2022, we want to ensure you do so with security and confidence. You’ll have the freedom to change your plans, lower deposits are available, prices are guaranteed once booked extended payment dates are on offer.