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Five Festive Experiences for the Future

From Lapland's reindeers and dog sleds, European Christmas markets and Tasmanian meals with local produce and local wine, read about these seasonal experiences can be celebrated for years to come.


Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Of leaving the sun, sand and surf behind to spend a fairy tale festive season in a winter wonderland? Then APT is has you covered.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas in Canada, where the most wonderful time of the year comes alive in snow-covered villages where fairy lights sparkle, sleigh bells ring and the world’s most impressive sky show dazzles above you. Or set off to Europe, where the first recorded Christmas celebration took place on 25 December AD336 and so many Christmas traditions originated.

Lapland’s Night Lights

A journey into a Christmas dream. In the European tradition, Lapland is the home of Santa Claus; a magical place 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.
Sami Woman with Reindeer, Lapland Norway

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.
Teepee lit up under the Northern Lights

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. For Christmas Eve, enjoy a guided discovery of Koblenz and celebrate with a gala dinner and onboard festivities. For Christmas Day, step ashore into Amsterdam's streets alive with festive lights and bustling Christmas markets
How: 15 Day Magnificent Europe with Christmas river cruise
Christmas Markets in Salzburg, Austria

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 West Coast Highlights tour.
View of Cradle Mountain with lake in foreground, Tasmania

Switzerland's Christmas Cracker

From Christmas markets to workshops, experience an authentic winter in Switzerland in twelve locations. Visit magical Christmas markets in Zurich, Basel, Vevey, Montreux and Lucerne. Enjoy mulled wine, taste gingerbread and pick up a trinket to take home. Make the most of the fairy tale winter setting with a private reception at the Glacier Bar in Jungfraujoch and delight in a leckerli cookie workshop in Basel. 
How: 13 Day Festive Spirit of Switzerland river cruise
The Aletsch Glacier is the longest at 23 kms in Europe

Book to the Future

When travelling with APT, 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.