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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

Bright coloured and shapely botanical gardens, Canada

The Butchart Gardens

The gates to Canada's iconic Butchart Gardens are opened a little early for you. Free to explore with before-hours access, you’ll be treated to an exclusive breakfast in the original family residence.
View of Helicopter over Mitchell Falls, Kimberley

Soar Over Mitchell Falls

Gain an aerial view of the incredible Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight during your Kimberley Wilderness adventure.
Grand Empress Steam Train

Follow in the Footsteps of the Habsburg Empire

Take a special imperial train journey on the Grand Empress steam train from Budapest to Esztergom – an experience only available to APT guests.

Signature Experiences

Sunrise at Angkor Wat | Cambodia

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 | Vietnam

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

Luxury three-night cruise on Ha Long Bay | Vietnam

Set sail on a three-day cruise on Vietnam’s spectacular Ha Long Bay. Sculpted over millions of years, this World Heritage-listed wonder is a breathtaking icon. View Featured Trip.

Traditional Buddhist Blessing | Cambodia

Take part in a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony with local monks at a monastery in Oudong, a former royal residence and Cambodian capital for more than 250 years. View Featured Trip.

Hill Tribes of Sapa | Vietnam

In Vietnam’s mountain town of Sapa, explore colourful markets where Black H’mong hill tribes buy and sell household wares and handicrafts, go trekking past the lush rice terraces and visit Sau Chua village to learn about local traditions. View Featured Trip.

Dine at Vietnam House | Vietnam

Indulge in a mouth-watering dinner at Vietnamese-Australian celebrity chef Luke Nguyen’s magnificent Vietnam House in Ho Chi Minh City. View Featured Trip.

Cu Chi Tunnels | Vietnam

Visit Ho Chi Minh City's Cu Chi Tunnels, built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the war. This remarkable tunnel network concealed the Viet Cong and served as supply and communication routes, as well as hospitals and weapon caches. View Featured Trip.

Long Tan Memorial Service | Vietnam

Journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan, followed by a memorial service at Long Tan Cross, a memorial marking the site of the battle erected by the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. View Featured Trip.

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Experience the sunset at Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Australia is a wonder of contrasts bursting with diverse highlights just waiting to be explored. There are incredible Signature Experiences waiting for you throughout Australia; from sipping bubbly at the ‘Tip of Australia’ on Cape York and meeting the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia, to exploring Freycinet National Park in Tasmania and embarking on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk.

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Gordon River Cruise Hells Gate, Tasmania

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.

Zodiac Ride to King George Falls
Ride aboard a Zodiac to approach King George Falls, which plunge 80 metres over a sandstone cliff. Edge closer to this epic cascade and learn how it turns to a raging torrent during the monsoonal wet season. View Featured Trip.

Zebedee Natural Hot Springs
Head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of El Questro National Park. Relax as you soak in the hot springs and leave feeling refreshed. View Featured Trip.

Sunset Over the Bungle Bungles
During your time in Purnululu National Park, watch the sunset over the Bungle Bungle Range – with a glass of bubbly in hand, of course. Enjoy unparalleled views of the beehive domes as they transform during golden hour. View Featured Trip.

Discover the Kimberley Cruise the Kimberley Coast
Birds eye view of Fast boat with passengers, Horizontal Falls

Forget cookie-cutter experiences – we’re all about putting our own spin on things. Our intimate encounters with culture, food and history throughout Canada & Alaska add that something extra to your journey, and each one is as unique as the last. We make sure these experiences will become some of your favourite holiday moments, and the following are just a taste of what we have in store for you.

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View of the Capilano Suspension Bridge amongst the trees, just outside Vancouver.

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

These are the stand-out moments. Carefully designed to help you experience Europe in far greater depth, they offer more insight into Europe’s cultural fabric than regular sightseeing, and are not normally available to independent travellers. Enjoy experiences like the Grand Empress steam train, City Palace Concert in Vienna & Namedy Castle visit.

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Vicensgaudi Architecture Barcelona, Spain

Milford Sound

On a cruise through Milford Sound, uncover spectacular waters, broken by towering falls at all angles. Explore the picturesque range with a perspective that simply cannot be experienced anywhere else but on New Zealand's picture-perfect South Island. View Featured Trip.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Discover New Zealand’s most historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, known as the Birthplace of a Nation. You’ll visit the ceremonial War Canoe in the Maori Meeting House and admire the carvings representing Maoris from all over New Zealand. View Featured Trip.

TranzAlpine Train

Experience the romance of rail travel aboard the TranzAlpine train on one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Admire ever-changing New Zealand landscapes and spectacular gorges as you journey through the famous Southern Alps and alongside the Waimakariri River. View Featured Trip.

Hangi Feast

Immerse yourself in traditional Maori culture while in Rotorua by taking part in an authentic Hangi feast. Using a century-old method, food is cooked underground in earth ovens and shared throughout the community. View Featured Trip.

Stewart Island

Gain an insight into the unique Stewart Island community on the Stewart Island Village and Bays Tour, learning about its fascinating history and environment before enjoying free time on the island. View Featured Trip.

Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking

With experienced guides, take to the ocean in double sea kayaks, exploring the coastlines, sea caves, inlets and secluded coves. There are many inquisitive seals on this stretch of coastline and they love to swim close and play in the bow waves of the kayaks. View Featured Trip.

Interislander Ferry

This ferry is a spectacular travel experience in itself as you cruise between North and South Islands. The scenery as the ferry approaches Picton makes you realise why this is regarded as one of the world's most iconic ferry journeys. View Featured Trip.

Christchurch Heritage Tram

See the city sights of Christchurch on board a heritage tram while enjoying drinks and canapes as you step back in time to a grand era of transport. View Featured Trip.

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View of Milford Sound, New Zealand

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Mix and Match a wide selection of cultural, culinary, historical and active experiences.
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Luxury Stays

More than just places to sleep, our hotels are experiences in their own right.
An exclusive meal available from Luke Nguyen aboard RV Amalotus

Luxury Dining

By land, river or sea, the dining experiences on offer will not disappoint.