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APT Coach ToursAPT holidays are designed for the premium end of the market and offer quality, first-class experiences. APT offer a great choice of touring styles including river cruising, touring around the world and small group Kimberley tours & coastal crusies. Each holiday presents a mix of cultural activities, luxurious accommodation, world-class dining and more. On many of the company's holidays, APT's innovative Freedom Concept allows travellers to choose from a range of touring and dining options. Click here if you are looking for APT river cruises.
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2016 Canada & Alaska Tours Released! Enjoy Alaska cruising and Canada touring with APT and book your holiday with Global Journeys - Australia's touring specialist to receive unbeatable savings! View All APT Canada & Alaska Tours As a small island state with some of Australia’s finest roads, Tasmania is the perfect destination for experiencing the relaxation and convenience of coach touring holidays. Spectacular vistas of dense rainforests, rolling green hills, and rugged coastlines await around each corner. View All 2014 & 2015 APT Tasmanian Tours The vast cultures of the South Americas give you the ultimate holiday variety. From The Amazon to the Antarctic, book your next APT tour of South America with Global Journeys today! View All APT South America Tours 2016 USA Tours Released! Explore the dynamic and diverse cities of the USA, a land of towering forests, rolling vineyards, barren deserts and dramatic coastlines. Immerse yourself in the tapestry of its urban streets and its sprawling national parks and monuments in APT's trademark style. View All APT USA Tours
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From the ancient cities, modern culture and stunning scenery of China to the spirituality and serenity of Tibet – the trip of a lifetime awaits with APT or experience tantalising sights, sounds, smells and tastes on your journey through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos with APT. Discover APT's range of small-group African adventures taking you to experience the raw essence of Africa in the most personalised and intimate manner possible, without compromising on the style, convenience and security that our discerning travellers have come to expect. 2015/16 APT New Zealand Brochure Released! Experience majestic cruises, unforgettable train trips and incomparable land journeys with APT in New Zealand! 2015 APT Kimberley Wilderness Tours & Cruising Brochure Released! APT has been showing the remote rugged beauty of the Kimberley and revealing its secrets to guests for more than 40 years. Expert Driver-Guides, state-of-the-art 4WD vehicles, and the strategic settings of APT wilderness lodges, all work in perfect harmony to give you an unforgettable holiday. View All 2015 KWA Kimberley Tours

 

10 Most Popular APT Coach Tours
18 Day Royal Tourer New Zealand (Auckland to Christchurch) from AU $5,755 pp
10 Day Tasman Temptation (Launceston to Launceston) from AU $4,410 pp
14 Day New Zealand Highlighter (Auckland to Christchurch) from AU $4,890 pp
19 Day Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise (Vancouver to Vancouver) from AU $11,175 pp
18 Day Majestic Rockies & Alaska Cruise (Victoria to Seattle) from AU $10,020 pp
23 Day Magnificent New Zealand (Auckland to Christchurch) from AU $8,635 pp
12 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights (Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap) from AU $4,235 pp
14 Day Gems of the Rockies (Vancouver to Vancouver) from AU $9,225 pp
10 Day Discover Eastern Canada (Toronto to Montreal) from AU $5,960 pp
9 Day Southern Tourer (Christchurch to Christchurch) from AU $3,065 pp

 

Recent APT Coach Tour Reviews
Past clients of Global Journeys that chose to travel with APT have sent us their feedback on their return home. Their comments and insights can help you decide on the tour best suited to your travel plans. We've listed the 5 most recent reviews below, click here to view all APT tour reviews.

12 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights (APT Asia)

Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights The Mekong river cruise was amazing. The staff and food are fantastic. The fellow passengers were all lovely. I had the best time! Vietnam and Cambodia are such interesting countries to visit and the people are beautiful.

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Frances (Australia)
Tour Date 20/06/2015

12 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights (APT Asia)

Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights The Mekong river cruise was amazing. The staff and food are fantastic. The fellow passengers were all lovely. I had the best time! Vietnam and Cambodia are such interesting countries to visit and the people are beautiful.

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Frances (Australia)
Tour Date 20/06/2015

19 Day Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise (APT Canada & Alaska)

Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise This is what I wrote to my best friend about the trip. It sums it up. So many wonderful thoughts in my head. Sitting on a sundeck in a herb garden outside our room in Vancouver when we arrived with a beer. So tired yet so exhilarated by being in Canada we stayed up and partied all afternoon ! The Rocky Mountaineer train trip....... bloody hell it was amazing mate. Forrests, streams, lakes and mountains snow capped and water falls. All seen whilst being served the most amazing food and drinks you have ever eaten.. The dome carriage gold leaf is the only way to go. My most emotional moment was on blue river on the River Safari where we went on rafts out to the wilderness and just slowly stalked the lands edge looking for bears. We floated silently and waited and WOW ! Black bears eating and just clumsily strolling along the river bank not knowing we were there. I cried happy tears. You could hear the sticks crack on the bank as they walked along. WOW. LOL

My next one is glacier bay. It was the most eerie place ever... Small and large ice burgs in the water as the ship quietly drifted through and then you would here hissss. The water touching the the ice as we sailed passed. Then the most amazing thing I have ever seen was in front of me. A glacier !! OMG Its width and height was overwhelming and the colours in it. We slowly drifted passed it and I can honestly say I thought I was in another place other than this earth. No sound just every now and then massive cracks like thunder. We were so lucky as we heard the most amazing crack and then part of the glacier fell into the sea. I thought I was in a movie ! The friends I made and the things i saw mate. I hope this gives you an idea of my favourite moments.

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Paula (Australia)
Tour Date 13/06/2015

19 Day Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise (APT Canada & Alaska)

Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise This is what I wrote to my best friend about the trip. It sums it up. So many wonderful thoughts in my head. Sitting on a sundeck in a herb garden outside our room in Vancouver when we arrived with a beer. So tired yet so exhilarated by being in Canada we stayed up and partied all afternoon ! The Rocky Mountaineer train trip....... bloody hell it was amazing mate. Forrests, streams, lakes and mountains snow capped and water falls. All seen whilst being served the most amazing food and drinks you have ever eaten.. The dome carriage gold leaf is the only way to go. My most emotional moment was on blue river on the River Safari where we went on rafts out to the wilderness and just slowly stalked the lands edge looking for bears. We floated silently and waited and WOW ! Black bears eating and just clumsily strolling along the river bank not knowing we were there. I cried happy tears. You could hear the sticks crack on the bank as they walked along. WOW. LOL

My next one is glacier bay. It was the most eerie place ever... Small and large ice burgs in the water as the ship quietly drifted through and then you would here hissss. The water touching the the ice as we sailed passed. Then the most amazing thing I have ever seen was in front of me. A glacier !! OMG Its width and height was overwhelming and the colours in it. We slowly drifted passed it and I can honestly say I thought I was in another place other than this earth. No sound just every now and then massive cracks like thunder. We were so lucky as we heard the most amazing crack and then part of the glacier fell into the sea. I thought I was in a movie ! The friends I made and the things i saw mate. I hope this gives you an idea of my favourite moments.

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Paula (Australia)
Tour Date 13/06/2015

22 Day Rockies Odyssey & Alaska Cruise (APT Canada & Alaska)

Rockies Odyssey & Alaska Cruise Canada is a beautiful country, very much like the South Island NZ. The hotels were magnificent and attention to detail by APT was impeccable. I have travelled to many countries of the world, both rich and poor (75 to date and still counting!) but I found this holiday to be the most expensive one I have taken so far. To me , Alaska was a bit of a let down; perhaps I expected a whole lot more from it but it did not deliver except for Glacial Bay. One tour that I took from on board the ship particularly at Ketchekan (Fishermen's Bering sea excursion) was I think a con-artist's job. The giant crabs and the octopus had been caught months' beforehand and were in a cage on the sea bed only to be hauled out for the gullible tourists on the tour. Greenpeace would not have been happy with them! The huskies and Harley Davidson tours were the most memorable ones for me. Our fellow companions were pleasant people but a little on the old side with an old mind set. This tour would suit seniors and retirees but not young people.

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Gloria Port (Australia)
Tour Date 13/06/2015
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Learn More About the APT Coach Touring Experience

 

APT Tours

A family-owned company since its auspicious conception in the 1920s, APT had its beginnings when Bill McGeary built a bus body on a tray truck after a tram strike affected the city of Melbourne. Through Bill's son, Geoff, APT pioneered Australia's dynamic travel industry in the 1960s and 70s via a diverse range of modes. Such innovation continues to thrive within the APT Group today, now a multi-brand business with an extensive global portfolio of touring and cruising products still owned and controlled by the McGeary family.

APT FamilyNow, with a third generation of the family contributing to the APT Group's success, the benefits of the company's family-style culture are increasingly apparent. While vigorously pursuing a global vision, the unwavering focus is on delivering a life-enriching and memorable holiday experience for each and every individual.

The APT Group recently embarked on a program of international growth, with the objective of positioning the company as a truly global tour and cruise operator and one of the world's leading travel companies. In doing so, the company has embraced an efficient, goal-oriented business that nurtures and develops a culture of exceptional performance. We will continue to expand on our present commitment to touring in regions that include Europe, Scandinavia, the Americas and Asia.

As the number one tour operator in Australia and New Zealand, the company is committed to the continuation of its role as a fully integrated travel business by owning and operating its touring and cruising operations.

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Where We Go

APT North America, Canadian Rockies and Alaska North America, Canadian Rockies and Alaska
APT has perfected touring in the Rockies and Alaska for travellers looking to discover stunning natural wonders. North America is a destination that offers something for everyone - from the vibrant and exciting cities of Vancouver and Toronto, to the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Alaska's Inside Passage. If you're wanting to experience the cruise of a lifetime, a train journey not to be missed, and the chance to visit places of spectacular beauty, then APT's Canada, Alaska and America is for you. See our range of trips>
APT Tasmania Tasmania
There are few places in the world like Tasmania. Where friendly people greet you with a smile, and show you the rich colonial history that has shaped present day Australia. All this and more is within a short drive to some of Australia’s last remaining untouched wilderness regions. Tasmania has something for everybody. See our range of trips>
APT Europe including Russia, Scandinavia and the Baltics Europe, Russia, Scandinavia and the Baltics
Away from busy highways, the rivers of Europe and Russia thread intimately through beautiful and historic landscapes. European river cruising is quite possibly the most leisurely and convenient way to travel. As the clear market leaders, with over eight years of experience in river cruising, we have created a wide variety of dream journeys ideal for the traveller looking to discover Europe and Russia. Read More>
APT Africa Africa
A small-group African safari with APT is unlike any other holiday you’ll ever take. From close-up game-viewing to unique outdoor dining; private 4WD game drives to iconic hotels and resorts; superb game lodges to exclusive camps; and private rail journeys to air and river safaris – APT have taken the best elements of independent African travel and enhanced them. You can experience the essence of this wild continent in the most personalised manner possible, without compromising on the style, convenience and security for which APT are renowned.

 

 

Coach Touring Styles

APT Touring

APT is the APT Group's flagship company. Its holidays are designed for the premium end of the market and offer quality, first-class experiences. The company offer a great choice of touring styles including river cruising, coach travel, & 4WD adventures. Each holiday presents a mix of cultural activities, luxurious accommodation, world-class dining and more. On many of the company's holidays, APT's innovative Freedom Concept™ allows travellers to choose from a range of touring and dining options. Further, all holidays are operated by a dedicated team of professionals, who ensure each holiday is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.

APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventures

APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventures has been operating 4-wheel drive safari tours throughout the Kimberley for more than 15 years, and are recognised as the touring specialists in the region. The APT Group stands for quality, value and excellence. The APT Group encompasses a number of companies, including Kimberley Wilderness Adventures, and leads the way with a greater choice of holidays.

TravelMarvel

As a member of the well-known and always reliable APT, you can think of Travelmarvel as the "everyday touring option from APT." Travelmarvel offers affordable touring and cruising of exceptional quality in Tasmania, Western Australia, and Queensland. When you travel with us, you will receive the great value for money touring for which Travelmarvel is known, as well as all the reassurances of travelling with a well respected and reliable tour operator, APT.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my documents?

Once your tour is fully paid for, we will email your tour itinerary to you so you that have a copy on hand including your arrival instructions This generally happens around 30-40 days out from your tour start date. On arrival in New Zealand you'll be met at the airport and you'll then receive your tour documentation, tour wallet and travel bag.

Who else will be travelling with me?

Travel with like-minded English speaking people from such countries as the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, America and Canada. Our seat rotation policy allows you to mix with fellow travellers and see spectacular landscapes from all angles. Our clients are generally 50+, but more than age a positive attitude is important in a group situation. We have found ages to be as diverse and varied as the sites and attractions you will see on tour.

How many people will be on tour with me?

There will be a maximum of 44 people on your coach, however the coach carries an average of just 40 guests.

Will the coach be modern and comfortable?

APT’s fleet of luxury motor coaches provides you with the pinnacle of touring luxury. Coaches feature as standard: air-conditioning, toilet/restroom, video screen, comfortable reclining seats with foot rests, state of the art sound system, on-board drinking water, air suspension and large panoramic windows.

What are APT Tour Managers like?

Your Tour Manager and Driver are both highly trained industry professionals committed to making your holiday a cherished memory. Their informed and entertaining commentary will showcase their passion for this country and an in-depth knowledge of its history, wildlife, culture and legends. From the moment you join your tour, our Tour Manager and Driver are there to look after you, to make sure you’re comfortable, to take care of all arrangements, to answer queries and to provide a friendly face. So the only thing you need to do on your holiday, is sit back,
relax and enjoy yourself.

What will our accommodation be like?

Your accommodation is one of the most important elements of your holiday. This is why we have carefully chosen the best hotels on offer to tour groups, to complement your level of touring. We are proud to provide superior accommodation with the highest levels of comfort, service and cuisine available.In the more remote locations, hotel standards may vary, but we always provide the best accommodation vailable for touring groups wherever we go.

What does the tour cost include?

APT's Premier Plus Escorted, Premier Escorted and Travelmarvel tour prices all include meals and touring activities as specified, cruises and rail, accommodation, transfers where applicable, sightseeing, entrance fees and even tipping for these services is taken care of.

What are the meals like?

APT will endevour to cater for all special diets and preferences. Please advise us of your dietary requirements at the time of booking and we will include the information within your booking to ensure you are catered for appropriately. Please note that in more remote locations options may be more limited.

Do you have APT tour reviews I can read before I decide?

We request feedback from past clients who have travelled with APT and booked with Global Journeys. You can read their APT touring reviews here, and each of our tour itinerary pages displays past client reviews relating to that particular tour.

Are the flights included?

Flights are generally not included within your tour. Normally, the itinerary will specifically state that flights are included when this is the case. Global Journeys reservations staff will be happy to assist you with your flight reservations in conjunction with APT to tie in with your tour.