“what a great time we had touring for 17 days cape town to livingstone african adventure, fortunately we had a very small group and we made so many friends, the highlight would be the Madikwe Game Reserve and getting so close to the animlas was just fant...“
A family-owned company since its 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...
A family-owned company since its 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 1970s 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.Read more
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- CNCarolThe Twelve Days of Christmas (2019)5.0 - ExcellentWritten on January 7, 2020Overall the tour was well.planned and places we visited were beautiful. The accommodation was first class but the quality of the food was poor given the reputat…Read more
- BBarryOConnorSwitzerland by Rail with Magnificent Europe (2020)4.0 - GoodWritten on September 10, 2019We completed the Switzerland by Rail tour followed by the river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. The land based tour requires a lot of walking. There are no t…Read more
- CchristinekwantenAfrica Highlights - Cape Town to Johannesburg5.0 - ExcellentWritten on October 29, 2018what a great time we had touring for 17 days cape town to livingstone african adventure, fortunately we had a very small group and we made so many friends, t…Read more
- DCDavid3.0 - AverageWritten on June 21, 2017Ive just returned from a 30 day Mississippi,Rockies Odyssey and Alaska Cruise, loved the southern part of the trip, Robin was a great tour director ,Canada was …Read more
- AMagnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest4.0 - GoodWritten on January 2, 2013We decided to do the Christmas Market Cruise commencing on the 7 December. When traveling we always use Companies with very good reputations. APT were recomme…Read more
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- AmaDolceEnjoy the sweet life aboard AmaDolce. Your experience starts in your elegantly appointed stateroom, where Entertainment-On-Demand and soo… Read moreBuilt2009Guests144Crew45Length110 m / 361 ftStaterooms73RegistrySwitzerlandGross Tonnage3350 gtBeam11 m / 36 ftCruising Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
- AmaVenitaThe elegantly designed AmaVenita, sister ship to AmaCerto, set sail in 2015 and allows guests to take in mesmerizing views in unmatched l… Read moreBuilt2015Guests162Crew51Length135 m / 443 ftStaterooms81Gross Tonnage3600 gtBeam11 m / 36 ftCruising Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
- AmaReinaWhile there are no towers on the AmaReina, you’ll feel like royalty in your very own floating castle. Luxurious comfort is afforded… Read moreBuilt2014Guests162Crew51Length135 m / 443 ftStaterooms81RegistrySwitzerlandGross Tonnage3600 gtBeam11 m / 36 ftCruising Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
- AmaVerdeOne of AmaWaterways’ remarkable twin-balcony river ships, the inviting AmaVerde is full of light of love. Comfortably elegant stater… Read moreBuilt2011Guests161Crew51Length135 m / 443 ftStaterooms81RegistrySwitzerlandGross Tonnage3600 gtBeam11 m / 36 ftCruising Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
- AmaBellaIsn’t she lovely? The AmaBella is a stunning river ship, unique in her own right. A classic design palette of black and white in the… Read moreBuilt2010Guests161Crew51Length135 m / 443 ftStaterooms81RegistrySwitzerlandGross Tonnage3600 gtBeam11 m / 36 ftCruising Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
- AmaCelloDecorated in a palette of gold and orange that reflects Europe’s brilliant autumn foliage, the AmaCello is a floating delight. The… Read moreBuilt2008Guests144Crew45Length110 m / 361 ftStaterooms73RegistrySwitzerlandGross Tonnage3350 gtBeam11 m / 36 ftCruising Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
- AmaVidaTimeless elegance spills from the decks of the AmaVida, a ship that debuted on Portugal and Spain’s Douro River in 2013. Rust and g… Read moreBuilt2013Guests102Crew38Length80 m / 262 ftStaterooms51RegistryPortugalGross Tonnage1200 gtBeam11 m / 36 ftCruising Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
- MS Nieuw AmsterdamDelivered in 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam was built at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard and its interior de… Read moreBuilt2010 (refurbished in 2018)Guests2106Crew929Length285 m / 935 ftWidth105.8Staterooms1053Gross Tonnage86273 gtBeam32 m / 105 ftCruising Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
- MS EurodamThe ms Eurodam furthers the evolution of Holland America Line's sophisticated mid-sized ships with 11 passenger decks, a topside Pan-… Read moreBuilt2008 (refurbished in 2016)Guests2104Crew929Length285 m / 935 ftStaterooms1052Gross Tonnage86273 gtBeam32 m / 105 ftCruising Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
- Zambezi QueenDesigned specifically for wildlife viewing, the intimate 28-passenger Zambezi Queen made her debut in one of the world’s most capti… Read moreBuilt2009 (renovated 2015)Guests28Crew22Length46 m / 151 ftStaterooms14RegistryNamibiaGross Tonnage500 gtBeam8 m / 26 ft
- Island SkySpend the day discovering the world’s greatest wonders, and at night, return to the quiet tranquillity of the boutique MS Island Sk… Read moreBuilt1992Guests110Crew85Length90.6mWidth15.3mSuites57Gross Tonnage4,200Cruising Speed12 knots maximumDraft4m
- Coral Expeditions ICoral Expeditions I is a twin-hulled boutique catamaran designed for maximum stability and guest comfort. Accommodating a maximum of just… Read moreBuilt1988 (refurbished in 2015)Guests42Crew12Length35 m / 115 ftStaterooms21Gross Tonnage730 gtBeam13 m / 43 ftCruising Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mphDraft8ft / 2.5m
- RV SamathaBrand-new boutique river ship, the RV Samatha, takes luxury river cruising to a new level. Join us aboard the finest vessel to grace the p… Read moreBuilt2016Guests60Crew34Length60.96mSuites30
- RV AmaLotusThe RV AmaLotus is one of the most luxurious river ships cruising on the Mekong River. Experience Vietnam & Cambodia River Cruising in… Read moreBuilt2011 (refurbished in 2016)Guests108Crew50Length92.5mSuites54
- Le BorealWith an intimate setting that doesn't compromise on elegance, Le Boréal offers a luxury cruising experience that evokes a feel… Read moreBuilt2010Guests200Crew140Length142mWidth18mGross Tonnage10,944Cruising Speed14 knots
- MS Caledonian SkyEnjoy an all-inclusive lifestyle aboard the MS Caledonian Sky. Timeless elegance is reflected in every detail, while intimate spaces and… Read moreBuilt1991Guests110Crew85Length90.6mWidth15.3mSuites57Gross Tonnage4,200Cruising Speed12 knots maximum
- MS Island PrincessIsland Princess is your own private retreat on the sea. Whether you crave relaxation or exhilaration, you'll find the soothing Lotus… Read moreBuiltRefurbished in 2017Guests2,200Crew900Length964 ftSuites987Gross Tonnage92,822
- MS Royal PrincessIn December, 2018, Royal Princess® will undergo a multimillion-dollar program of refurbishments. Upgrades will include the award-winn… Read moreBuilt2013Guests3,560Crew1,346Length1,083 ftSuites1,780Gross Tonnage142,229
- MS Hebridean SkyThe MS Hebridean Sky offers superior comfort and spectacular view and allows you to be right in the heart of the action. Unlike larger ve… Read moreBuilt1991 (renovated in 2016)Guests118Crew70Length90.6mWidth15.3mGross Tonnage4,200Cruising Speed12 knots maximum
- Seabourn SojournSeabourn Sojourn enchants her guests with an array of public areas scaled to encourage a relaxed sociability. One of the most unusual fea… Read moreBuilt2008 (refurbished in 2018)Guests450Crew330Length650ft/198mWidth84ftSuites229Staterooms225Gross Tonnage32,346Cruising Speed22.3 knots (41.3 km/h; 25.7 mph) (maximum)
- Le BougainvilleAPT’s privately chartered luxury small ship, Le Bougainville, is the pinnacle of poise and sophistication and is ready to whisk you… Read moreBuilt2019Guests184Crew110Length131 m / 430 ftStaterooms92Gross Tonnage9900 gtBeam18 m / 59 ftCruising Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
- MS ValentinaCruise in superior comfort aboard the 196-passenger MS Valentina. Allowing you to journey between the fascinating cities of Moscow and St… Read moreGuests196Crew110Length129mWidth17mStaterooms98
- MS AmaMagnaAs imagined by AmaWaterways co-owner and president, Rudi Schreiner, the “godfather of river cruising,” the AmaMagna is twice… Read moreBuilt2019Guests196Crew70Length135 m / 443 ftSuites53Staterooms98RegistrySwtizerlandBeam22 m / 72 ftCruising Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
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Questions & Answers
Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.
How much walking is involved?
Most APT tours require a reasonable level of fitness to be able to walk on sightseeing trips, navigate along uneven ground and should be able to walk unaided for up to 1.5km. Some adventure tours feature visits to remote areas and activities that are more difficult than others.
Please make sure that you select a tour with an activity level suited to your health and fitness. It is your responsibility to carry any medication you require for the tour’s duration and consult your local medical practitioner for any health advice. Feel free to contact our Travel Experts for more information regarding the fitness level of a specific tour.
Are there any benefits for APT Club members?
Anyone who has previously booked with APT may be entitled to benefits which can be used on future tours. Please contact your Travel Expert for any questions regarding the APT Club membership program.
Will I have internet access?
Internet access is available on the majority of APT tours. However, please ask your Travel Expert if this is available on your tour. Many hotels and cruise ships offer internet access either free-of-charge or for a small fee.
What if I have special dietary requirements?
Please notify your Travel Expert of any dietary requirements that you may have when booking your tour to ensure APT can accommodate your request.
What do I pack for my tour?
There is no strict packing list for APT tours. However, you will receive a ‘Tour Hints’ booklet with your documentation pack that includes a guideline of what to pack for your specific destination.
What are ‘Freedom of Choice’ touring options?
The ‘Freedom of Choice’ touring options are activities that APT has organised to allow you to get the most out of your tour at no additional cost! Please note that these are completely optional, you do not have to do these activities if you do not wish to.
Is tipping included?
Yes! Tipping is included on all APT tours, so you can spend more money on souvenirs and having a great time.
Is there a dress code?
A smart and casual dress code is acceptable on most tours. However, there are some tours that do recommend certain items of clothing for Formal Nights, Captains Dinners, etc. If this is required, a packing list will be sent to you before the beginning of your tour.
What are the luggage requirements?
Each person is allowed to have one main piece of luggage and a daypack. Please keep in mind that both pieces of luggage should weigh no more than 44lbs/20kgs.
Are airport transfers included?
Usually a transfer is included in each direction of your tour if booking an APT operated tour itinerary: one upon arrival and one on your last day. However, this is subject to the specific itinerary booked which your Sales consultant will explain during the course of your booking.
As a general rule, you will receive a transfer on the first and last day or your tour and/or if you have booked pre or post tour accommodation through APT. Please note that if you have booked a Charter tour or Voyage tour of Europe, please check with your Sales consultant in regards to the included transfers for your specific tour.