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Signature Experiences

These exclusive or unique events are designed to deepen your experience, taking you on an inspiring journey beneath the surface of local history, culture and traditions. What's more, these once-in-a-lifetime moments are often not available to a regular traveller. The following experiences are just a taste of what we have prepared especially for you.

Moments to Treasure

The Butchart Gardens

Visit the enchanting Butchart Gardens before the public is granted access and enjoy an exclusive breakfast in the original Butchart Residence. With a former quarry as the initial canvas, Jennie Butchart transformed this into a haven overflowing with lush greens and colourful blooms.

Sunset Over the Temples of Bagan

Just before the day ends at World heritage-listed Bagan in Myanmar, you will be guided to a special viewing tower, complete with free-flowing drinks and delicious canapes. A moment to remember, you’ll watch the sun disappear behind thousands of stupas.

Ruins of Memphis with an Egyptologist

Guided by your own Egyptologist, explore the ancient ruins of Memphis and the fascinating step pyramids of Sakkara. Learn about lost civilisations in this incredible outdoor museum and archaeological site.

Signature Experiences

Dinner at Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam House

Delight in the celebrity chef’s signature Vietnamese cuisine with an Aussie twist during this special dining experience in Ho Chi Minh City. View Featured Trip.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Cambodia’s World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat is an amazing experience at any time, but to see the glow of a sunrise over the temple is simply remarkable. View Featured Trip.

Red Bridge Cooking School

Head to the food market in Hoi An to learn about fresh local ingredients, before taking part in an exclusive Vietnamese cooking class at the Red Bridge Cooking School. View Featured Trip

Learn from Bhutanese Monks

In Paro, learn about Buddhism firsthand from monks at the Nalanda Buddhist Institute before joing in on a meditation class. View Featured Trip.

Traditional Buddhist Blessing

During your Mekong River cruise, stop in Oudong for a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony with local monks. View Featured Trip.

U-Bein Bridge Private Boat Ride

Relax with a refreshing drink in hand on board a private sampan (wooden boat), as you watch local villagers cross U-Bein Bridge at sunset. View Featured Trip.

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Luke Nguyen preparing a dish in the kitchen

Walk to the ‘tip of Australia’ on the Cape York Peninsula | Queensland

From Thursday Island in Torres Strait, board a ferry and cross to Cape York on mainland Australia. Explore the region’s remote and natural beauty as you walk across Frangipani Beach towards mainland Australia’s northernmost point, ‘The Tip’. View Featured Trip.

Wilpena Pound from the Ground Up | South Australia

Take in the grand scale of Wilpena Pound both from the ground and in the air. Walk to one of the Pound’s many viewpoints and take in breathtaking panoramas. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to admire aerial views of Wilpena Pound and the surroundings of Flinders Ranges aboard a private flight. View Featured Trip.

King Island Dairy | Tasmania

During your time on King Island, visit the famous King Island Dairy. Thanks to the mineral-rich soils and unique microclimate of King Island, the cheeses produced here are award winning. Enjoy the chance to sample some for yourself.

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Journey outback Queensland by custom-designed 4WD and stand at the tip of Cape York

Whiz Through Horizontal Falls 
Not for the faint-hearted, this thrilling high-powered boat ride takes you through the churning waters of Horizontal Falls. Hold on tight as your boat skims across Talbot Bay to the mouth of the falls, where tides can rise up to 12 metres. View Featured Trip

Uncover Indigenous Rock Art
Bigge Island is renowned for its Indigenous rock art, found scattered in caves throughout the island. Step ashore and wander through the caves to see examples of first contact art created by the Wunambal people. View Featured Trip

Explore Montgomery Reef
An exhilarating Zodiac excursion brings you up close to one of nature’s most magical disappearing acts. See the reef rise from the ocean as the surrounding tidal waters recede. View Featured Trip

Discover the Kimberley Cruise the Kimberley Coast
An Aboriginal cave painting on Biggie Island

Denali National Park Tundra Wilderness Tour

As you explore the wilderness surrounding Denali, North America’s largest peak, a local guide will scour the area for moose, caribou, sheep, wolves and grizzlies. Along the way, enjoy the amazing scenery, from glaciers to spruce forests and carpets of wildflowers dancing in the breeze. See featured trip

Niagara Falls Illumination

There’s something truly magical about Niagara Falls. And even more so when you have the pleasure of adding your own flair to the spectacle. Head to the Illumination Tower and create your own light display over the raging waters. See featured trip

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Culture can be the most enriching aspect of any destination. In Whistler, we’ve organised for you to visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for breakfast, and an insight into First Nations customs and symbolism. See featured trip

Sugar Shack

80% of the world’s maple syrup is produced in Canada and the very best comes from the forests of Québec. Visit a sugar shack – a small wooden cabin nestled amongst maple forests – and see how maple sap is boiled and made into syrup, before enjoying local Québec food for lunch. See featured trip
 
Athabasca Glacier After Hours
 
After a round of canapes at your lodge, board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto Athabasca Glacier. After the general public have left the glacier, you’re afforded a quieter and more intimate experience of the natural wonder. See featured trip

Meet a Mountie

Ever a secretive bunch, it’s not often you get the chance to chat with members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police force. When you travel to Banff with APT, however, you’ll hear tales from the front-line while meeting with a Mountie amid the stunning scenery of the Rockies. See featured trip

 

Caribou (reindeer) standing on a mountain in Denali National Park with snow capped peaks in the background.

Ruins of Memphis with an Egyptologist

Explore the wonders of the ancient Egyptian civilisation with your own Egyptologist. Be guided through the ancient ruins of Memphis and the fascinating step pyramids of Sakkara. View Featured Trip.

Wadi Rum Luxury Desert Camp

Spend an evening under the most glamorous canvas at the Memories Aicha Luxury Camp in Wadi Rum. After a traditional Arabic banquet, the lunar-like desert landscape provides a perfect backdrop for stargazing. View Featured Trip.

Dinner with a Family in Tel Aviv

Join a local family for a traditional meal in their home. Hear their stories and gain a deeper insight into modern Israel’s melting pot of cultures and cuisine. View Featured Trip.

Lunch at Château Golan Winery

Indulge in a chef-prepared lunch at the award-winning Château Golan winery, set amid the orchards and vineyards of the Golan Plateau.

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Sappara Step Pyramid Cobra Wall, Cairo Egypt

The Grand Empress Steam Train

Set out on an imperial train journey with lunch served on board, then disembark in Budapest where a glass of sparkling awaits at Budapest Station's Royal Waiting Room. (April to September Departures)

Namedy Castle

Princess Heide von Hohenzollen graciously welcomes APT guests into her home, Namedy Castle, a royal escape set near the Rhine River in Germany. View Featured Trip.

Private Concert at Vienna's City Palace

We have arranged an exclusive cocktail party and exclusive recital, just for you. A full orchestra will perform classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. You will also be enchanted by an operatic recital and some members of the Mozart Boys' Choir. View Featured Trip.

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Side of the Grand Express Steamtrain

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More than just places to sleep, our hotels are experiences in their own right.

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