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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

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

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.

Gourmet Margaret River | Western Australia

Enjoy the best of the rich bountry of the Margaret River region south of Perth. Set off on a gourmet tour of Margaret River including a visit to Gabriele Chocolates before heading to a landmark local winery for a winery tour, tasting and lunch. View Featured Trip.

St Hugo Winery | South Australia

Savour a visit to St Hugo Wines in the Barossa Valley. Sample wines, guided by an expert team member, and then take a stroll through the Kitchen Garden with executive chef Nik Tucker, to explain St Hugo’s food philosophy and how the garden produce is used. Then follows a two-course lunch with paired wines. View Featured Trip.

 
Coffin Bay Oysters | South Australia

Cruise through the oyster leases in Coffin Bay as you learn about the area's famous Pacific oysters. Then, taste the magnificent molluscs fresh from the ocean, before exploring Coffin Bay National Park by coach. Visit Almonta Beach, where majestic sand dunes meet azure waters, and keep an eye out for schools of salmon, dolphins or seals as you walk along the beach. 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.

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

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.

Discover Lopud | Croatia

Enjoy an evening walking tour around Lopud, then toast the spectacular views from the old fort with a glass of champagne. View Featured Trip.

Local Encounters in Radosic | Croatia

In the traditional village of Radosic, sample some of the local brandy and home-made doughnuts on arrival, then watch on as the locals perform a dance that has been passed through generations since the 18th-century. Afterwards, enjoy a cooking 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.

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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