AAT Kings Tours

AAT Kings Tours
5 out of 5
408 Reviews

Choose from 93 AAT Kings tours and read 408 in-depth AAT Kings tour 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!

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City Breaks & Short Breaks
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Premium & Affordable
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3.5 - 4.5 Star
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Australia, New Zealand

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AAT Kings Tour Reviews (408)

408 AAT Kings Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Perfect Tasmania”
- United States Mar 2020

Ms. Jemma Rosen took care of my reservation for the Perfect Tasmania tour with AAT Kings. Ms Rosen was very prompt and answered all my questions within 24 hours. This was my first reservation with Global Journeys and my experience was very positive and pleasant. I plan to visit Western Australia in the future and will definitely book again with Global Journeys. I highly recommend Ms. Rosen and Global Journeys to everyone. This was my third trip with AAT Kings and the tour was well planned and executed. The pace of the trip was good as we stayed two nights at most of the places. I thank you for making this holiday memorable.

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“An amazing adventure through the Red Centre”
- QLD, Australia Mar 2020

The tours were amazing and very well organised. Very busy so it was well worth having a couple of extra nights to relax.

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“NZ Vista”
- United Kingdom Mar 2020

The timing of the trip was unwittingly good bearing in mind the pandemic. Basically the last night dinner was underway when we were told that all subsequent trips had been cancelled. The travel guide and driver were extremely good. The accommodation apart from the Copthorne in Queenstown were very good. The group was a good mix of nationalities and gelled together well. The Itinerary was excellent.

The one annoying factor with AAT Kings was that they had a second coach virtually shadowing us which had never been explained either before or after booking. This was particularly galling given the most intermediate stops were in small towns with limited services. Why is it that AAT Kings give details of the situation of each trip and date but never says it will runs two coaches simultaneously if necessary.

(GJ. Thanks for the feedback David. That would be because they may not know until close to departure - it's rare but does happen occasionally due to the size of NZ and it's popularity. Great you managed to get home before the borders were shut! All the best.)

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“Wonderful AAT Kings Tour”
- NSW, Australia Feb 2020 View Photo

Couldn’t have been better. ‘Southern Wonders NZ’ was a comprehensive and fun tour. I was blown away by the wonderful scenery in the South Island and the opportunities I had for extra tours like flights over glaciers and the alps. Our group was large - 47 people but we all got on well and everyone was really nice. Our Tour Leader Gina went out of her way to make sure we were always happy. She’s extremely well organised and everything ran like clockwork. Mark, our driver, was a competent and friendly driver, keeping us safe and happy. Our luggage was always delivered to and from our rooms so that was a pleasant surprise. Everything was fine for us! Thank you to AAT Kings and Global Journeys for such a well organised booking, follow up through the web and tour.

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“Excellent New Zealand South Island Coach Tour”
- Canada Feb 2020

We would like to thank Tracey for her excellent help in planning our trip with AAT Kings, the Southern Wonders of New Zealand. She constantly kept in touch with us as we were awaiting the NZeTA to complete the booking. Even now, after the trip, she is assisting us in getting a partial reimbursement from AAT Kings due to one day revision of tour due to weather. The trip was everything we had hoped for and we highly recommend booking with Global Journeys.

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“A great Tasmanian holiday ”
- Hong Kong Jan 2020

Everything was good, selection of hotel, meals, tour leader, driver, the coach, the pace, the excursions. We felt looked after. I especially enjoyed the river cruise at Strahan, the Cradle Mountain experience, and the winery lunch and wine tasting at Launceston - all three are included activities.

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“10 Day Tasmanian Wonders”
- NSW, Australia Jan 2020

What a wonderful holiday we had with AAT Kings on their 10 day Tasmanian Wonders tour. The tour started off with our connection with the dedicated Global Journeys consultant (Hannah) who made all of the arrangements. Our tour Director (Melissa or Mel) and our Coach Driver (Tom) made the trip extremely enjoyable and also entertaining. Considering the amount of Tasmania we experienced in the short 10 days of the tour, all I can say is this tour is extremely good value for money and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get a taste of this beautiful piece of Australia.

With the aid of Hannah, we extended our holiday by 2 days (1 night before and 1 night after the tour). I would strongly advise this to anyone contemplating this tour as it gives a bit more time to discover Hobart and its surrounds. The accommodation for the most part was more than acceptable. The best accommodation was the Wrest Point Casino in Hobart. Some of the accommodation was a little tired however all were centrally located. I think this is more a Tasmania issue than one of this tour company.

The tour pace like most coach tours can be a little quick at times. It would have been great to have spent a bit more time at Port Arthur and Richmond. Overall the tour flowed well. The included excursions were excellent. Mel made sure that we were admitted as swiftly as possible. It was great to beat the lines etc. Also the included meals were excellent. The banquets at Wrest Point and the 3 course meals at Strahan and Bicheno were standouts.

This is the second time we have used Global Journeys to manage our tour bookings. On both occasions, we have had an extremely positive experience. We would definitely recommend them to anyone considering a tour.

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“Wonderful 10-day tour around Tasmania”
- Singapore Jan 2020 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

The 10-day tour around Tasmania by AAT Kings offers a well planned itinerary. I visited many scenic places, beautiful small towns, national reserves, historical sites, etc. Great varieties to see beautiful Tasmania. The Travel Director Carolyn Tipper is a true Tasmania veteran. She knows the places, people in details. She doesn’t just provide commentaries, she tells wonderful stories! The driver Tom is very helpful and keeps the nice big coach sparkling clean. They are both experienced, cheerful, young at heart and fun! The group was quite big of about 40 people, but everyone was punctual and friendly. Pleasure to meet friends from all over the world. Overall, it was a fantastic holiday! Would certainly go back to Tasmania, especially Hobart and Cradle Mountain :)

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The AAT Kings Experience

Why you should choose to travel with AAT Kings on your next adventure

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.

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.

Australian Short Breaks
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.

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Destination Spotlight: Australia's Extraordinary Red Centre with AAT Kings 15 January, 2020
Destination Spotlight: Australia's Extraordinary Red Centre with AAT Kings

It’s easy for Australians to overlook their own backyard when holiday planning, but the Northern Territory gives any natural landscape around the world a run for its money. The Red Centre was named #4 in Lonely Planet’s Top Regions to Travel in 2019, and if you didn’t make it this year, then..

AAT Kings’ Highlights of the Untamed Kimberley 02 January, 2020
AAT Kings’ Highlights of the Untamed Kimberley

The Kimberley region is wildly beautiful. If you've been lucky enough to explore this ruggedly remote corner of the world, you’ll have many memories and pictures that paint this same spectacular story. If you are yet to visit, then now is the time.   Located in the northernmost region of..

Explore New Experiences with AAT Kings in Australia plus SAVE 10%! 10 September, 2019
Explore New Experiences with AAT Kings in Australia plus SAVE 10%!

Looking for travel inspiration? Perhaps you are a wine lover? Or are you simply looking for new things to do in Australia? AAT Kings have a host of new and exclusive experiences just for you, so take your pick and start exploring! Go all out and take a holiday to one of these amazing spots:..

AAT Kings Tour FAQ's

Frequently asked questions for clients considering travelling with AAT Kings

Before I book
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

Our Inspiring Journeys range of tours will 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.

What is Gold Seal Protection?

Gold Seal Protection is designed to provide you with peace of mind. For $99 per person, should you choose to cancel your guided holiday for any reason, up to 7 days prior to your departure date, AAT Kings will refund your deposit and/or guided holiday payment. Gold Seal Protection must be paid with the deposit and cannot be added at any later date. If you wish for us to include this protection in your quote (additional benefits alos provided - please read), let us know when completing your 'Quote Request'.

Before I depart
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 AAT King's 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.

Can I reserve a seat at the front of the coach?

To allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy seats at the front of the coach, AAT Kings has a seat rotation policy on all their holidays. This means that everyone changes seats daily during the course of the tour, and also means that you have the opportunity to meet new people throughout your journey.

Are the luggage restrictions really strict? What happens if I go over?

Yes! Owing to strict Government vehicle weight restrictions you are allowed one medium size suitcase per person, with dimensions not to exceed H76cm x W46cm x D25cm. The maximum weight of all luggage must not exceed 23kg (50lbs). We suggest you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available (e.g. airports, railway stations and cruise terminals).

You are also allowed one piece of hand luggage on-board the coach: please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage. Alternative arrangements should be made for forwarding excess baggage to the final destination prior to commencing your AAT Kings Holiday.

On the road
Will I have time on my own?

Yes, AAT pride themselves on offering the perfect mix of sightseeing and free time. While many amazing must-see experiences are included, there is also time to shop, explore, relax in a local café or take a walk.

How often do we stop?

On travelling days you will stop every 2 to 3 hours either at a rest stop where you will have access to food and facilities or for sightseeing, activities or free time.

What meals will be served?

On guided holidays many meals such as breakfasts and dinners are included. There are some meals AAT Kings intentionally don’t include, like lunches and some dinners, to give you the flexibility to explore in your free time and try all kinds of local cuisine.

Breakfast is included daily on our guided holidays and generally comprises of cereals, fruit juices and a selection of cooked dishes such as eggs, bacon and sausages, plus, toast, preserves, tea and coffee. Many dinners are also included and always provide choice with either quality buffet or a la carte menu to choose from. Dinner is accompanied by dessert options and tea and coffee.

On guided holidays AAT also include special Highlight Dinners that are an experience in their own right, like a BBQ dinner under the stars at Uluru or a traditional Maori Hangi feast. AAT King's 'You're invited' dining experiences give travellers unique meal experiences, with the opportunity to feel the true essence of a destination through its history, its locals and its produce.

To allow for maximum flexibility and choice, AAT King's Short Breaks packages do not include meals unless specified in the itinerary.

What are Optional Experiences?

AAT have included the must-see and must-do experiences in all their tours but also offer you the ability to customise your tour with a selection of Optional Experiences. Details of Optional Experiences available will be sent with your final documents.

There is no need to pre-book as Optional Experiences are organised by your Travel Director or Driver Guide whilst on tour. Payment is accepted in local currency or by credit card.

Arrival & departure details

Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and AAT Kings hotels on the scheduled start and end days of your trip 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.

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