AAT Kings Tours

AAT Kings Tours
Choose from 92 AAT Kings coach tours, small group tours & short breaks and read 301 in-depth AAT Kings reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. When you book your AAT Kings tour with us you'll enjoy exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel consultant to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!
AAT Kings Reviews: (301)
Tours on Sale: 92
Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours, Small Group Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 20
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: Australia, New Zealand

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301 AAT Kings Tour Reviews

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Summary

Average 4.5 out of 5 based on 301 user reviews.

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Huong, Adam, Annabel & Alissa's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 02/01/2017
“Great holiday”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5 /5
We had a wonderful time! This was our first extended coach tour, as we normally like to do our own thing. AAT Kings were excellent; Mel our tour guide and Rob our driver made the trip memorable. We met and enjoyed the company of many fellow travellers from around the world and we all had lots of fun together and great memories to share. All the accommodation was excellent as well. The scenery in the South Island of New Zealand is stunning and we miss the freshness and cool temperatures since coming back to the sweltering heat in Sydney. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would love to visit the North Island now, probably how we did this trip - on a coach tour, with AAT Kings and then some time with a car.
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New Zealand
Travelled: 25/12/2016
“Well opganised holiday package”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5 /5
We just returned from a 10 day South Island tour which was a truly amazing. The tour was organised in such a way we did not need to worry about anything, we were in particularly impressed by our tour director who knows so much about what we were seeing and enjoyed his commentary when we were on the road. The accommodation and meal were well selected too. The booking through Global Journeys was a quick and trouble free. Highly recommended.
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Carol Goulter & Jill Perrin 's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 28/11/2016
“Scenic South Island NZ Tour ”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5 /5
We really enjoyed the tour content, the comfortable coach, the friendly Tour Guide and Coach Driver, and the varied age range and Nationalities of our fellow travellers. The weather was great, not too cold, and mostly sunny days, so a good time of the year for NZ. They day trip to Milford Sound was awesome, again great weather, and the scenery was incredible. Another highlight was Lake Tekapo where the lupins in bloom provided an awesome sight. All in all, we saw a lot in 9 days - obviously a longer tour would be even better, however we would certainly recommend this tour for a good insight into the South Island.
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Australia
Travelled: 16/11/2016
“Wonderful holiday in Tasmania”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5 /5
Very happy with the booking process through Global Journeys and the tour itself operated by AAT Kings. No problems experienced with either and exceptional service received.
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Josephine Pickering's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 11/11/2016
“Adelaide & Kangaroo Island Adventure”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5 /5
I really enjoyed my stay in Adelaide. The tour showed me lots of different aspects of Adelaide from its churches and cathedrals to the beautiful wineries in the Barossa. Kangaroo Island was stunning and the Aurora Hotel was great. I loved all the fur seals, the sea lions and the koalas. I really loved all the beautiful scenery and the masses of colourful flowers everywhere. Especially all the roses. The tour drivers were very informative and looked after us all very well.
I will be going back to Adelaide and Kangaroo lsland again.
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Judy's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 29/10/2016
“Excellent coach tour”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5 /5
An excellent group of people to travel with. They were considerate of each other and had a good sense of humour. Enjoyed the tour, especially the small towns and the stories about them from the tour guide and driver. There was nothing to worry about. All details were taken care of. The driver and tour guide from AAT Kings were very professional and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. Global Journeys was perfect for what I needed and they did a great job of helping me keep track of the booking process. I would travel with either company again. The optional excursions were okay, but just did not appeal to me at the time.
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United Kingdom
Travelled: 29/10/2016
“Western Wonderland”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4 /5
We enjoyed the trip, but did find it very tiring, even though we are fairly fit people our ages 72 & 77, we feel we will not do a long coach trip again. If we do decide to do New Zealand, it will be a cruise. As Australia is such a vast country, there is obviously a long distance between each destination, and the scenery basically just bush, wheat fields for as far as the eye can see, and again, obviously, the stops can only be at road houses/filling stations. These all provided adequate refreshments. I have to say, the hotels were not as "flash" as the ones on the APT tour we did previously, but they were OK except for the switch at Margaret River, which was a bit below par. We personally would not recommend the Monkey Mia add on, two long days to get there, and although we did see the Dolphins it was not what we expected, the boat trips, well, perhaps its the weather, but we saw NO wildlife except for a brief glimpse of the Dugong, and the sunset not that special. Then two long days with not a lot to see back to Perth. Hope that's a help.
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Australia
Travelled: 19/10/2016
“Wonderful 6 day wilderness Tassie escape ”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4 /5
Beautiful stops on this 6 day trip to iconic places in Tassie. Very efficient helpful knowledgeable driver and tour director. Quite q full coach of 42 people more than what I expected but we managed. Only non positive was the last day optionals which had to be left out as it was in afternoon leaving little time for airport transfer. Loved Cradle mountain hotel where the a wallabies and joey came to greet us. Beautiful place and it snowed slightly. Great job overall. Will travel with AAT Kings again
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Australia
Travelled: 19/10/2016
“Great trip through Tasmania ”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4 /5
Enjoyed the trip and all the info given by the tour guide, we traveled with a nice group of people and had a lot of fun on the coach. The accommodation and food at the hotels was excellent. Keith our coach driver added a lot of info as well. I will definitely travel with AAT Kings again.
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Neil Trevitt Young's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 17/10/2016
“Wonderful trip through the South Island”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5 /5
Everything happened without a hitch. AAT Kings are a good tour group. Very impressed. The weather was kind for the two places l really wanted to see - Queenstown and Milford Sound.
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About AAT Kings

Why you should choose to travel with AAT Kings on your next holiday
AAT Kings Guided Tours
AAT Kings Guided Tours

At AAT Kings we strive to represent the very best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. Our people are warm, friendly, engaged and enthusiastic. We love a laugh and a good story. We celebrate our great characters and our authentic personalities. We are always respectful, we deliver brilliant service and we are proud of our heritage and our culture. Our goal every day is to share Australia and New Zealand with our guests and to bring these two amazing countries to life. You can relax in the comfort of knowing you're in the best of hands. We've got over 100 years of experience in taking care of absolutely everything so that you can get on with creating great new memories.

A Stress-Free Holiday!
A Stress-Free Holiday!

Why go through the stress of trying to drive yourself when you could save the hassle of vehicle rental, misreading maps, risking missing out on seeing the right places and turning something that should be enjoyable into something quite stressful? AAT Kings guided tours and short breaks are very convenient and provide the perfect remedy. All you need to do is jump on, sit back and relax and let someone else do all the driving for you. You'll have time to take it all in, learn about the area you're visiting, hear the insights from our expert Driver Guide and more importantly, enjoy the company of your family and friends.

Our People
Our People

At AAT Kings we've assembled a range of fun, passionate, quirky, knowledgeable and talented people to help make your holiday great and one you'll remember forever. Our team of Driver Guides and Local Guides will bring your holiday to life and they'll share their passion for Australia and New Zealand in ways beyond the expected. At AAT Kings we pride ourselves on having some of the most experienced Driver Guides in the world. They'll provide the commentary, stories and insights behind each destination to allow you to truly get a feel for the places you visit, while also being an invaluable resource of knowledge and information throughout your holiday.

Flexibility & Freedom
Flexibility & Freedom

Our tours offer free time, so there’ll be plenty of scope to take time out for yourself. Whether that’s some retail therapy, sampling the local cuisine, generally relaxing or choosing from our great range of optional activities – it’s completely up to you.

Travel in Style
Travel in Style

AAT Kings fleet of luxury coaches include some of the newest on the road. Our vehicles are equipped with modern features such as comfortable reclining seats with seat belts and footrests, panoramic windows, an on-board restroom, two-door access and state-of-the-art technology including DVD players, GPS and PA systems. Our coaches also have cold water available to re-fill your water bottle or cup. We regularly upgrade our vehicles to ensure they meet the highest safety standards. Most recently, we've invested $8.5million on acquiring new, top of the range coaches for our fleet.

Guided is the Way to Go!
Guided is the Way to Go!

Why go through the stress of trying to do it yourself and turn something that should be enjoyable into something stressful. Whether you're looking to explore Australia's stunning outback, the reef and rainforests of tropical Queensland, the rugged beauty of Western Australia and the Kimberley, the wilderness of Tasmania, cosmopolitan Sydney and Melbourne or the majestic landscapes of New Zealand, AAT Kings are the coach tour specialists that can take you there. We'll take you to all the must-see sights and even share some stories and 'Hidden Gems' along the way that you'd never have known if travelling on your own.

AAT Kings Australian Short Breaks
AAT Kings Australian Short Breaks

If you need some time off to recharge your batteries, AAT Kings Short Breaks could be just the thing you need. Ranging from 2 to 8 days in length, our Aussie short breaks combine the must-see highlights of a destination with your choice of accommodation standard. And, with more than 30 packages to choose from, you can discover the Red Centre, Top End, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns and the Kimberley.

AAT Kings FAQ's

Some of the frequently asked questions AAT Kings receive from their clients
What are the differences between the different tour types?

To suit different holiday styles AAT Kings offer a range of different touring types.

Guided Holidays

From 7 to 21 days, an AAT Kings guided coach holiday lets you fully explore a destination and immerse yourself in its landscape, history and culture. Our friendly Tour Directors will enhance your experience with their stories, local knowledge and sense of fun. They're genuine Aussie & Kiwi characters who'll ensure your holiday is one you'll never forget. AAT Kings offers two standards of Guided Holiday to suit your budget.

  • First Choice holidays offer premium accommodation in central locations, more meals and sightseeing inclusions, private car transfers, airport meet & greet, wine included with hotel dinners, plus unique 'You're invited' dining experiences.
  • Best Buys holidays offer great value, comfortable accommodation with easy access to city centres and more free time.

Short Breaks (Australia)

Need some time off to recharge your batteries? Ranging from 2 to 7 days in length, AAT Kings short breaks combine the must-see highlights of Australia with your choice of accommodation along with selected meals. You'll travel with a different Driver Guide each day, so you'll benefit from the breadth of their combined knowledge and experience. Plus, you'll meet a different group of like-minded travellers each day. Discover the Red Centre, Top End, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.

Inspiring Journeys

On an Inspiring Journey we'll introduce you to rich and immersive experiences in an intimate small group setting. You'll travel in luxury coaches and stay in boutique retreats, lodges and resorts with great cuisine to match. Our fascinating guides will take care of everything, leaving you free from the stress of holiday planning but also allowing you the flexibility to choose from a wide range of hands-on experiences. Best of all, you'll share your holiday with an average sized group of up to 20 like-minded travellers, giving you the chance to really get to know each other and create incredible holiday memories together.

Will our coach be comfortable and modern?

Yes, AAT Kings have one of the newest coach fleets in Australia & New Zealand. Our fully air-conditioned coaches are equipped with modern features like reclining seats with seat belts and footrests, panoramic windows, an on-board restroom, and state-of-the-art technology including DVD player, GPS and PA systems. All AAT Kings itineraries include scheduled and regular rest breaks. Most of our coaches are also equipped with phone chargers and free WiFi to keep you in touch with the outside world.

What does it mean if I book on a non Guaranteed Departure?

AAT Kings have designated certain departures as Guaranteed Departures, which means they have reached minimum passenger numbers and will definitely run as scheduled. Global Journeys continue to add Guaranteed Departure status to tours online as they achieve minimum numbers. If you book on a non Guaranteed Departure AAT Kings will determine if the tour will operate no later than 6 weeks prior to departure. If the tour is withdrawn we will work to offer you a suitable alternative. If you aren't happy with the options offered any money paid on your booking will be refunded.

What documentation will I receive?

This depends on the touring style you are booking. Short Break bookings will receive e-documentation. If you are booking an AAT Kings guided holiday (First Choice, Best Buys or Inspiring Journey) you will receive a travel wallet and luggage tag. Plus, we'll give you a map of Australia or New Zealand to follow your journey as a memento of your holiday.

When will I receive my travel documents?

Travel documents for AAT Kings guided tours are delivered to the hotel or address you are staying at prior to your tour depending on the tour type chosen. We also provide you with a tour itinerary and arrival instructions by email, once we have all your flight information and personal details.

Who can I expect to travel with on an AAT Kings tour?

With such a diverse range of destinations and touring styles there is no set age or type who travel with AAT, you can expect a wide-range of like-minded travellers. Families with children, young couples, baby boomers, solo travellers, small groups and more can be found on our guided tours. There is certainly no age limit for touring, with children as young as 6 through to seniors travelling, however, the general demographic tends to be over 40. As AAT Kings is sold internationally you will also find that there are people from all over the world on their tours, particularly North Americans, British, Europeans and many Asian nations.

How many other people will I be travelling with?

Depending on the tour you choose and the time of year you are travelling our group sizes can vary from 20 people up to 49 people, so there is a great opportunity to mingle and make new friends.

Is there a luggage allowance?

Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30" x 18" x 10" (76 x 46 x 25cm) and weight not exceeding 23kg (50lbs). Carry on hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12" x 11" x 6" (30 x 28 x 14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. If you have any concerns with regards to your luggage allowance please contact your Global Journeys consultant.

Do I need to tip my Tour Director, Driver or Driver guide?

While it's not compulsory in Australia or New Zealand, tipping is becoming an increasingly accepted practice in all areas of the service industry, but particularly in restaurants, bars and taxis. Likewise on your AAT Kings tour, if you feel that your Tour Director, Driver or Driver Guide has done an excellent job, then we would recommend tipping up to the equivalent of $5 per day. However, it's not compulsory. It is up to you!

What options do I have if I am travelling alone?

The beauty of travelling with AAT Kings is that you won't be travelling alone. You'll have a group of like-minded travellers and soon to be friends to share in the experience with. They also offer a room matching service on all guided tours (not applicable on Short Breaks) so you don't have to pay a single room supplement. AAT Kings room matching service means they will work to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender, but if they can't, they will provide a single room at no extra cost.

Can I travel with children on your guided coach tours?

Yes, they can accommodate children, however they must be over 6 years of age. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. AAT Kings do recommend that people travelling with children consider whether the itinerary is suitable, in particular the activities involved and the duration of the tour to ensure children's comfort.

Why is my contact information collected when I book?

There may be times when unforeseen events beyond our control impacttravel schedules and potentially disrupt cruises, tours, or packages. These include, but are not limited to, severe weather conditions, acts of nature, and government travel advisories. Under such circumstances, it is critical that AAT Kings be able to contact you immediately and reliably - including nights, weekends, and holidays - to make sure we've informed you of any possible changes to your travel.

Arrival & Departure Information

What happens when you arrive at your destination, including information on airport transfers with AAT Kings

Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and AAT Kings hotels on the scheduled start and end days of Guided Holidays, Inspiring Journeys and Short Breaks with pre or post accommodation booked through Global Journeys and AAT Kings. If you're travelling on a First Choice Guided Holiday in New Zealand, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel by private car. If you book your own pre or post accommodation then transfers are not included.

Terms & Conditons

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