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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.

A Quintessential Croatian Village

During a small ship cruise of Croatia’s coast, head inland to the village of Radošić, where you will enjoy an authentic cultural experience including sampling local delights and seeing a traditional performance.

Signature Experiences

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.

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

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

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