APT 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 Wilderness 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. Click here if you are looking for APT river cruises.
Enjoy Alaska cruising and Canada touring with APT and book your holiday with Global Journeys - Australia's leading online touring specialist to receive unbeatable savings! View All APT Canada & Alaska Tours
2014/15 APT Tasmania Brochure Released! 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
2014 KWA 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 2014 KWA Kimberley Tours
With an epic history dating back thousands of years, China offers travellers a truly enthralling adventure. From the ancient cities, modern culture and stunning scenery of China to the spirituality and serenity of Tibet – the trip of a lifetime awaits. View all APT China River Cruises.
Experience tantalising sights, sounds, smells and tastes on your journey through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Explore the iconic landmarks and temples at your leisure or with the guidance of one of our professional tour directors. View all APT Vietnam & Cambodia Tours
Experience majestic cruises, unforgettable train trips and incomparable land journeys with APT in New Zealand!
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.
Overall, it was very good trip; accommodation and meals were very good. We found the tour to Ha Long Bay too short; would've been nice to stay there for an extra night and then the trip back to Hanoi Airport onto Saigon, made for a very long day, arriving into Saigon and having dinner 9pm. We found the tour to Long Tan out of Saigon a little too far as the travel to and from was around 3 and half hours each way and by the time we came back to the hotel were exhausted. Canal trip was good local waterways branching from the mighty Mekong river, and the real and raw experience visiting local villages although one of the high-lites was visiting the Orphanage. Both Cambodia and Vietnam tours were excellent with expertise from local guides sharing their world, culture, history and diverse local foods. The only dissapointment was where our journey was cut short from the original program and we believe that it was not the usual standard we expected from APT. The boat was diverted at Phnom Penh to a alternative route up the Mekong River instead of through the lake Tonie Sap and the experiences associated with this section. There was a unforgettable bus trip that was 5 hours through very bumpy, uncomfortable and most complained there were not sufficient rest stops on the journey up to Siem Reap. I would recommend the original programme to my friends.
Value For Money
Global Journeys Experience
Scott & Gail Wells (Australia) Tour Date 18/12/2013
An expensive trip but you expect to pay for luxury, comfort and security. Our first group tour so difficult for us to rate. APT tour director in Chile/Peru was excellent, very experienced and calm. Brazil director was not so good, a lovely guy but seemed inexperienced and not too efficient. All the local guides were fantastic, enthusiastic and informative. The 5 star hotels were beautiful and well located although the rooms at the Inkaterra in Machu Picchu were below par eg. we had to dress in the toilet at night because the curtains in the main room were see-through. Would recommend South America as a destination but with a caution to older travellers: it is physically demanding and the older (ie. over 70years) members of our group found the trip very tough. Also hard for us to rate our Global Journeys experience as we normally book everything ourselves without using a travel agent, but it was frustrating not to deal directly with APT, particularly when we were having trouble organising the flights we wanted.
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Global Journeys Experience
APT's organisation was excellent and the tour/cruise proved to be very good value for money with accommodation in top-class hotels and ships, on both Halong Bay and the Mekong River, fabulous range and quality of food, excellent service and the excursions were both interesting and varied. We felt the length of this tour was just about right and gave us a very good overview of both Vietnam and Cambodia.
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Global Journeys Experience
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.
Now, 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.
Where We Go
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>
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>
Europe, Russia, Scandinavia and the Baltics
Away from busy highways, the rivers of Europe and Russia thread intimately through beautiful and historic landscapes. 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>
Coach Touring Styles
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.