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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

Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Travel through scenic wine-producing areas of northern Tasmania en route to the picturesque Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Here, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare, including ice cream. The estate distils pure French lavender oil, the only variety suitable for use in perfume and cooking.

Soar Over Mitchell Falls

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

Follow in the Footsteps of the Hamburg 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

Learn from Bhutanese Monks | Bhutan

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 | Vietnam & Cambodia

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 | Myanmar

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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Single canoe at the shoreline with the wooden bridge behind

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. View Featured Trip.

Spirit of the Wild | Tasmania

Explore the best of the Tasmanian wilderness aboard the Spirit of the Wild on a Gordon River cruise. Pass through Hells Gates into Macquarie Harbour and visit World Heritage-listed Sarah Island to view the ruins of the convict settlement. The vessel also stops for guests to enjoy a rainforest walk at Heritage Landing. View Featured Trip.

Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair | Tasmania

Join a friendly local guide to discover Dove Lake in spectacular Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The glacially-carved lake lies directly beneath Cradle Mountain, and the walk takes you through a rainforest filled with distinctive Tasmanian vegetation. View Featured Trip.

Tarkine Wilderness | Tasmania

The Tarkine is the largest temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere, and the Arthur River is the only completely wild river in Tasmania – it has never been logged, dammed or damaged by bushfire. At Sumac Lookout, you can gaze on this icon of the wilderness, running blue and free through the lush greenery. View Featured Trip.

 
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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.

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Birds eye view of Fast boat with passengers, Horizontal Falls

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

A Royal Train Ride | Hungary

Follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire on an imperial train journey aboard the Grand Empress steam train. Step aboard at Budapest Station’s Royal Waiting Room, then take in the scenery as you follow along the Danube River to Esztergom, enjoying along the way. This experience has been arranged for especially for APT guests. View Featured Trip.

Namedy Castle | Germany

Princess Heide von Hohenzollern graciously welcomes APT guests into her home, Namedy Castle, a royal escape set near the Rhine River in Germany. After wandering through the castle and its manicured gardens, you’ll attend a cocktail party or morning tea, accompanied by a classical piano recital. View Featured Trip

Classical Concert at Vienna’s City Palace | Austria

You’re invited to a lavish cocktail party at Vienna’s City Palace, owned by the princely family of Liechtenstein. You’ll then sit down to a private concert of superb arias, an orchestral performance of Mozart and Strauss masterpieces, plus music from members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir. Available exclusively to APT guests. View Featured Trip.

Black Forest Cabin Dinner | Germany

If you’re joining us in the Black Forest, you’ll enjoy a special dinner at a traditional German cabin nestled in majestic woodlands. Complete with live entertainment, this will be a night to remember. View Featured Trip.

Valpolicella Winery Tour and Lunch | Italy

While exploring the Italian wine region of Valpolicella in the province of Verona, you’ll stop at Villa Serego Alighieri. Here, mouthfuls of red Amarone wine that this historic vineyard is renowned for producing complement the Italian flavours of your light lunch.

Ireland

As part of your discovery in Ireland, visit the Killarney School of Music for an exclusive Celtic concert. This showcases incredible instrumental and vocal performances, as well as an Irish dancing demonstration. View Featured Trip.

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Side of the Grand Express Steamtrain

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.

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View of Milford Sound, New Zealand

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