APT Tours & Cruises

APT Tours & Cruises

Choose from 166 APT tours & cruises and read 354 verified APT reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. When you book your APT tour & cruise with us you'll enjoy exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel consultant to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!

Destinations View all Explore the following regions on one of 166 trips with APT

APT Europe & Med Cruises
Europe & Med

4 Cruises

APT Asia Tours & River Cruises
Asia

9 Tours & River Cruises

APT Australia Tours
Australia

65 Tours

APT Baltic & Arctic Cruises
Baltic & Arctic

4 Cruises

APT Canada & Alaska Tours
Canada & Alaska

22 Tours

APT Europe Tours & River Cruises
Europe

47 Tours & River Cruises

APT New Zealand Tours
New Zealand

14 Tours

APT UK Tours
UK & Ireland

1 Tour

APT USA Tours
USA

1 Tour

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15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

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15 Days Budapest to Amsterdam

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22 Days Vancouver to Vancouver

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Cruise Fleet View all Inclusions, itineraries, onboard facilities & deck plans of each APT cruise ship.

MV Lady Eleganza
Ship Class: Small Cruise Ship

The MV Lady Eleganza is APT's newest addition to their small ship cruise fleet. Catering for only 34 guests, you'll drop anchor in port overnight to allow a more immersive experience with the option to dine onshore or onboard - the choice...

MS Caledonian Sky
Ship Class: Expedition Cruise Ship

Part of APT's small ship cruise fleet, the MS Caledonian Sky offers its guests personalised attention and an all-inclusive experience. With less passengers than other vessels for its size, an exceedingly comfortable cruise discovery...

MS Hebridean Sky
Ship Class: Expedition Cruise Ship

One of APT's Small Ships, this vessel underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment in Sweden re-emerging as the MS Hebridean Sky. With a maximum of just 118 passengers, take comfort in larger suites and spacious public areas in the...

MS Island Sky
Ship Class: Expedition Cruise Ship

Discover your cruising destination by day, then return to your spacious suite aboard APT's Small Ship, the MS Island Sky. Enjoy the benefits of an all-inclusive lifestyle with a personalised touch as you cruise Europe, the Med and beyond.

APT Reviews (354) View all 354 APT reviews from past clients of Global Journeys

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Lots of Fun   0 , SA, Australia, Sep 2021
From Cradle Mountain to Port Arthur and Hobart APT's Tasmania Complete was a trip of highlights, fun and laughter. Our Tour Director and Driver were exceptional and really made this trip wonderful. From singing on the bus to the dad jokes, we could not have asked for more. We have made new friends and created a list of 'must go back and see again' places. ...read more The memories will last a long time. In a difficult environment when we had no idea we would be going or not due to COVID lock downs and restrictions, right up to the time of leaving, Georgie from Global Journeys worked hard to make sure we were kept informed of what was happening and that we received all paperwork and information in time when we suddenly needed to leave a week earlier than anticipated. This being the second trip we have booked through Georgie, the exceptional service we receive means we will continue to do so.
Kimberley Completed   0 , WA, Australia, Aug 2021
What a tour, there are many highlights from our two weeks in the Kimberly. The scenery and site was amazing the accommodation and food were impressive, especially considering we're in the middle of nowhere. The APT staff went above and beyond to make us comfortable and enhance our pleasure on the trip. This is the best way to see the rugged Kimberly ...read more and would thoroughly recommend the APT tour.
APT Kimberley Complete   0 , ACT, Australia, Jun 2021
Very enjoyable trip. The itinerary is excellent with signature visits to Bungle Bungle and Mitchell Falls. Accommodation and meals are both very good. Our tour leader is generally good, but can allow more time for activities in particular at Mitchell Falls and the gorges.
APT West Coast Explorer and Pilbara Tour     0 , SA, Australia, Jun 2021
Our APT 4WD guided tour from Broome to Perth was sensational. Our tour guides were fantastic as nothing was too much trouble and they made sure we were comfortable, well fed and well informed. They treated our friendly group like a family. The resorts at Cable Beach Broome, Echo Beach, Exmouth and Monkey Mia were stunning. All our accommodation and ...read more meals exceeded our expectations. Every day greeted us with new experiences and amazing places- swimming and walking through the gorges at Karijini NP, watching sea eagles feed as we boarded our Yardie Creek boat tour, snorkelling from a glass bottom boat at Coral Bay Ningaloo Reef, walking around stromatolites at Hamelin Pool and on coquina at Shell Beach, drinking champagne on a sunset cruise at Monkey Mia, viewing the panoramic landscape from the AirWalk at Kalbarri NP, just to name a few places. Our tour ended in Perth and staying at the Ritz Carlton, we felt like millionaires with everlasting memories of an amazing tour.
Queensland Outback& Tropics By Private Plane   0 , QLD, Australia, Jun 2021
A great trip, what a way to see the vast expanse of outback Queensland. Longreach and Winton exceeded expectation whilst Mt Isa was a little disappointing and could be bi-passed. Thursday Island did not disappoint and the trip to the very top of Australia provided great memories. The trek is not easy but you are rewarded with a great feeling of satisfaction. ...read more It is as far north as you can go! The local guide kept us interested with many anecdotes of life in the far north. The Oaks Resort at Port Douglas and Reef Hotel on Hamilton Island were first class. Accommodation in outback towns whilst OK, some tolerance is required. It has been a tough couple of years for them. The Alliance Airline SAAB 70 was terrific and the "Hosties" Meagan and Bronwyn provided exception service as did the APT Tour directors Richard and Rod. The APT App was down for a considerable time before the trip and we must commend the assistance of Jemma of Global Journeys who managed to keep us informed despite the outage. Overall a great way to attack our Bucket List.
Qld Outback and Tropical Air Tour   0 , QLD, Australia, May 2021
We did this tour mid May which was a good month of the year to do it. We had a great group of 62 people and had lots of fun and saw some amazing things. The ground tours were excellent with very professional bus drivers excepting the day going to the Cape where the buses were dreadful and our driver didn't say one word on the whole trip. Overall ...read more the accommodation wasn't the usual APT standard but we were visiting outback places. When we booked we were going BNE/BNE but it was then changed and we had to fly to SYD before Longreach which was not good plus we had to sit on the tarmac for over an hour in SYD. And then fly from Hamilton Island to SYD and then BNE. Our tour guides were very good and we found booking with Georgie at Global Journeys very easy.
15 Day APT Kimberley Complete   0 , NSW, Australia, May 2021
I enjoyed my trip, although 2 excursions on Ord River in Kununurra were a bit much on the same day. Global Journeys & APT both have very good customer service.
Beautiful Tasmania     1 , QLD, Australia, Mar 2021
The beauty of the Tasmania form the west coast to the east coast is in many of it's parts breathtaking with dense forests, rolling hills quaint little towns as well as its very serene landscapes. We were taken from the bustling city of Hobart to cruising the Gordon river and visiting Sarah Island across to Cradle Mountain up to Stanley and the extinct ...read more volcano "the Nut" down to of Launceston and the Cataract Gorge via the mural town Sheffield then east to Freycinet with a cruise out to Wine Glass Bay accompanied by dolphins then ending back in Hobart. For all Tasmania's beauty and wonder this tour provided a great insight into Tasmania's violent history of not only of the harsh treatment of convicts transported to Australia but of the decimation of Tasmania's first peoples and the removal of the last remaining indigenous people of Tasmania to Flinders Island . This history is not easily understood when visiting Tasmania on your own but our tour guide and all the local guides along our journey provided a great insight on our history. All of this made for a wonderful holiday.

Travel Styles View all Popular ways to travel with APT

APT Europe River Cruises
Europe River Cruises

Relax aboard one of APT's award-winning European river ships on an unforgettable journey along Europes iconic waterways

APT Asia River Cruises
Asia River Cruises

Immerse yourself in the heart of Asia on a tour and river cruise combo of Vietnam & Cambodia, China, Japan and India & Sri Lanka

APT Kimberley Adventures & Coastal Cruises
Kimberley Adventures & Coastal Cruises

Explore Australia's most rugged landscapes and natural wonders in luxury by land or sea

APT Small Group Journeys
Small Group Journeys

As part of a small group, explore the world on one of APT's fully escorted, all-inclusive land journeys

APT Small Ship Cruises
Small Ship Cruises

Sailing to destinations around the globe, APT's fleet of small ships allow you to step ashore & enjoy more time to explore.

APT Rail Journeys
Rail Journeys

Fantastic last minute savings on selected APT tours and cruises - exclusive to Global Journeys

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It’s falling in love with the world all over again. Adventure. Exhilaration. Laughter. Flavours you can’t get enough of. Making friends. Embracing the unknown. Being curious. Being surprised. Being free to live fully in every unforgettable moment.

Whether you want to cruise the rivers, glide through landscapes by rail or coach, or get deeply immersed in art, culture, food and history in any number of amazing cities, APT is for you.

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Adventure Meets Luxury: APT’s Walking Tours in Australia and New Zealand

21 July, 2020

Adventure Meets Luxury: APT’s Walking Tours in Australia and New Zealand

APT have expanded their Australia and New Zealand tour collections to include a new travel style for guests seeking a blend of active adventure and luxury. APT’s walking tours take travellers into the heart of incredible natural landscapes and stay in boutique lodges and eco cabins along the...

Introducing APT’s New Australian Luxury Short Breaks

06 July, 2020

Introducing APT’s New Australian Luxury Short Breaks

APT have launched a series of new luxury short breaks showcasing three remote and enchanting Australian destinations. Guests will enjoy luxury stays and five star indulgences on these scenic and epicurean journeys visiting Tasmania’s East Coast, the Flinders Ranges and Barossa Valley, and...

APT’s New Health and Hygiene Protocols

24 June, 2020

APT’s New Health and Hygiene Protocols

As an Australian company with unrivalled experience, awards for excellence, and a collection of comprehensive domestic travel options, the APT Travel Group always has the safety and wellbeing of guests’ front of mind, and now even more so in this COVID-19 era.To give travellers assurance that...

APT's 2021 Europe Sneak Peek

28 January, 2020

APT's 2021 Europe Sneak Peek

APT has released a sneak preview of their 2021 Europe collection, with new itineraries, much-loved favourites, and an array of special offers to celebrate the launch. Enjoy pre-release pricing and Superdeals such as included or discounted flights and business class offers on select...

APT FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with APT

I am travelling alone. Is this OK?

Many passengers travel with APT on their own. You can choose to pay the single-supplement rate which enables you to be accommodated in a single room or cabin. Alternatively you can choose to be matched up with a person of the same gender and pay the twin-share price. In this instance, accommodation will be in twin-bedded rooms (not applicable on river crusies).

I have specific dietry requirements, do you cater for this?

APT will endeavour to cater for all special diets and preferences. Please advise Global Journeys 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.

When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

Travel documents, including your travel kit are sent approximately two to three weeks prior to departure from your home country, provided full payment has been received.

I booked my trip with a flight promotion, can I request changes or special preferences?

If your APT trip was booked with a Fly Free or Companion Fly Free promotion, or if your flights were booked by Global Journeys with APT then please read this.

What is the luggage restriction on my tour/river cruise?

Each passenger is entitled to take one piece of luggage that does not exceed 160cm - length/height/width (63 inches), weight limit 20kgs (44 pounds), plus a piece of hand luggage. Some safari / adventure tours may have further luggage restrictions where passengers need to pack down to a small soft duffle 10-15kg bag due to the smaller vehicles that are used whilst on tour, this includes Kimberley Wilderness Adventure, Outback Wilderness Adventures, Africa. Your Global Journeys travel advisor can provide you with specific regulations.

Do you allow children on your tours & river cruises?

Yes, however the minimum age is 7 years on our escorted coach tours and 13 years on our river cruises. Please enquire for further details.

What is the average age of people on your tours & crusies?

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.

What is APT Deposit Cancellation Cover?

With APT Deposit Cancellation Cover you can cancel your holiday 100 days prior to travel and retain a full APT holding credit of the deposit paid. There are no penalties if a new booking is then made within three years. If you wish for us to include this protection in your quote, please let us know when completing your 'Quote Request'.

Why is my contact information collected when I book?

There may be times when unforeseen events beyond our control impact travel 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 APT 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.

Why should I book an African tour with APT?

Africa is possibly the world's last truly untamed continent, which is why APT's extraordinary range of small-group African adventures are so vastly different to anything ever offered before. Our goal is to take guests 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. We've taken the best elements of independent African travel and enhanced them. So join us, explore the wilds of Africa in the finest style imaginable on a true departure from the ordinary.

What does the price include?

All coach, rail and cruise travel, accommodation, sightseeing, internal airfares, park fees, gratuities, port charges, admissions, luggage service (one bag), local guides, services of a Tour Director, and meals (as specified and indicated in each individual itinerary).

So flights within Africa are included?

Economy flights within Africa and airport taxes are included in the price. This is based on passengers booking an international ticket to Africa with South African Airways. A surcharge may apply if H class for internal flights is not available or flying another airline. If you are flying with another international airline (not SAA), internal flights will be based on best fare available at the time of booking.

Do you allow children on your tours?

Children under twelve years of age are not recommended on tours to Africa. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and share their accommodation with an adult. Game lodges cannot guarantee triple bedding.

What are the passport requirements for travelling to Africa?

South African passport control has become very strict. Passports MUST be valid for at least six months from the passengers' return home date. We recommend a validity of nine months to prevent any problems in this regard. There must be at least three blank VISA pages in the passport (not endorsement pages). Guests have been deported for having insufficient visa pages in their passports.

Do I need a Visa or Permit to enter Africa?

At the time of printing, Australian & New Zealand passport holders are required to obtain appropriate tourist visas before they depart, for entry into Kenya and Tanzania. People of all nationalities will need to contact the relevant consulates for the most up-to-date information on visa requirements. If you hold a passport from another country, check our Passports & Visas page about specific visa and permit regulations.

Will I need any vacinations before I leave?

A Yellow Fever vaccination is required for Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda and recommended for Kenya. The South African Department of Health has advised that passengers returning from or travelling to Zambia require proof of a Yellow Fever vaccination. In-transit passengers, irrespective of the time period in transit in Johannesburg, still require proof of the Yellow Fever vaccination. Please note that authorities require visitors who've been to East Africa to hold valid Yellow Fever certificates upon re-entry. Antimalarial medication is recommended for Africa. See your doctor or visit a travel clinic at least eight weeks before you travel for your recommended vaccines and/or malaria medication.

How fit do I need to be to travel with APT to Africa?

Travel is in 4WD vehicles in game parks and all throughout East Africa. Anyone with back conditions or limited mobility should seek advice from their doctor about joining this tour. Dust may also irritate contact lenses, therefore we suggest bringing glasses. In many of the cities and game parks walking is required on uneven ground and gravel paths, and good mobility is needed getting on/off 4WD vehicles, coaches, river ships and trains.

What are the meals like?

African cuisine offers a vast array of dining experiences from right across the continent. In South Africa's Cape Town, enjoy exotic Cape Malay fare and delicious seafood, while in Zululand experience traditional African cuisine made from fresh local produce. Throughout your trip, be open to wonderful new dining opportunities, such as sumptuous bush dinners in breathtaking African wilderness settings or outdoor boma dining, providing the quintessential African safari meal under the stars. South Africa is also renowned for its world-class wine regions, while there is nothing quite like special sundowner drinks, served after a safari in a beautiful game reserve, as the sun sets.

Do I need a Visa to travel to Asia?

Citizens of Australia & New Zealand require visas for travel to Vietnam and China which must be obtained prior to departure. If you hold a passport from another country, check with us about specific visa regulations. Read more here.

What kind of meals are included on board the cruise component of our tour?

On the Mekong, all meals on board the ship are included. Meals are served in the dining room in a single sitting. Open seating allows you to sit at different tables for each meal if you wish to meet fellow passengers. Table reservations are not accepted. All meals are prepared by local chefs and consist of Western cuisine as well as Vietnamese, Cambodian and Thai. Lunch includes salads, soups, a selection of hot mains and dessert. Dinner is a multi course meal with a selection of main courses. Complimentary soft drinks, juices, local beer, house brand spirits, international house wine, filtered coffee and tea are available throughout the cruise. A wine cellar is available for premium wines and spirits to purchase at an additional cost.

On the Yangtzee, a team of internationally trained chefs and a well stocked wine cellar ensure dining aboard Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is a superb experience. Innovative menus feature the finest of Chinese and continental cuisine, served with complimentary house wines and other refreshments at all lunches and dinners. Enjoy a hot buffet and salads at lunch and a four course à la carte menu at dinner. Please do not drink the tap water in your suite. Bottled water is placed in your suite daily. Water and ice served in the Explorer Bar and dining room are safe. Tap water in China is generally not safe for drinking.

How do I pay for purchases and services on board?

There is a no cash policy during the sailing. All settlement will be calculated at the time of check out. Please check the invoice to make sure all items are accounted for before payment/closing of the account. Payment is accepted by cash (US dollars or Vietnamese dong), Visa, MasterCard and American Express. In China only card are accepted. Some bank/credit cards may charge a separate fee as well.

What language is used on board our cruise?

The on board language is English. All staff, crew and local guides speak a high standard of English

When is the best time to travel to Vietnam & Cambodia?

The climate on Vietnam is tropical in the south; monsoonal in the north with the hot, rainy season (May to September) and warm, dry season (October to March). The climate in Cambodia is also tropical with the rainy, monsoon season in (May to November) and the dry season (December to April). There is little seasonal temperature variation. We have average temperatures and rainfall listed on every itinerary.

When is the best time to travel to China?

Normally, the most comfortable season of the year is early autumn (September to early October). During that period, temperatures are reasonable throughout China with a limited amount of rain. Spring can also be delightful with the average temperatures roughly the same as in autumn. We have average temperatures and rainfall listed on every itinerary.

How old is 'too old' on a Kimerberley Wilderness Adventure?

There's no such thing as too old, as our tours put the spring back into your step. It doesn't matter what age you are as long as you are in good health, and have a spirit of adventure. Join us and swim in remote waterholes and below striking waterfalls. Enjoy guided bushwalks (sometimes over uneven terrain) on all our tours. And yes, a good general level of fitness is required.

Are these Kimerberley 4WD tours suitable for children?

Given the nature of our adventures in the Kimberley, we recommend that seven (7) years of age is the minimum age for children joining one of our tours. All children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. During Australian school holiday periods, there may be a higher proportion of children on board the tour.

Wilderness Camps & Lodges? Tented Cabins? You call this a holiday?

Absolutely! Our network of exclusive Wilderness Lodges are designed for you to enjoy a unique experience in some of the most remote regions of the Kimberley, without compromising your comfort.

Our Wilderness Lodges feature permanent and sturdy tented cabins on a raised wooden floor with private ensuites. A range of Standard and Superior tented cabins feature twin or king beds, spacious ensuites with hot showers and flushing toilets, and a private front deck.They also feature low voltage night lighting and solar powered hot water throughout the camp.

What about the 4WD vehicles?

Our modern fleet consists of Mercedes and Isuzu Landcruiser 4-wheel drive vehicles have air conditioning, comfortable coach-style seating, and are seat belt equipped. These vehicles are fitted with satellite telephones ensuring uninterrupted communications with our Broome base, in case of an emergency. All vehicles have been specifically designed for the rugged Kimberley terrain.

What's a standard camping meal?

There's nothing standard about our meals; they are praised as being plentiful, well balanced, and healthy. Breakfasts include cereal, toast with condiments, and often with cooked options. Lunches are fresh with a variety of cold meats, salads and breads, served picnic style. Dinners are delicious home-style three-course meals, served in unique dining areas. Enjoy a glass of wine from the bar with your evening meal, and reflect on another great Kimberley day.

When is the Kimberley at its best?

April through to October are the most pleasant months to travel through the remote Kimberley region. In April/May and September/October the weather is fine and hot with mild nights (average maximum 33 degrees Celsius). From June to August the days are fine and warm with cold nights (average maximum 29 degrees Celsius). Inland conditions at night can drop down to 2 degrees Celsuis. Rainfall is rare.

What to bring?

Casual, drip dry, hand washable clothing is recommended. Bring 4 or 5 changes of clothing, including shorts, T-shirts, collared and long sleeve shirts to avoid sunburn, and a windcheater and pants for cooler evenings. In winter, thermal wear offer great warmth and easy to pack. A good pair of hiking boots is recommended, along with some shoes you don't mind getting wet. It is recommended that you bring a sun hat, sunglasses, sun block and all necessary toiletries (Gentlemen, don't forget a razor as your electronic shaver cannot be powered out here!)

Can clothes be washed along the way?

Hand washing facilities are available at each of our Wilderness Lodges (hand washing is not encouraged at Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge due to water conservation principles). In larger centres such as Kununurra and Broome, hotels feature coin-operated washing machines and dryers.

Which airlines fly to the Kimberley?

Qantas and Virgin Blue both fly to Darwin and Broome from all major Australian centres. Air North, the Kimberley's regional airline operates daily services between Darwin, Kununurra and Broome. Skywest operate flights from Perth to Broome and Kununurra.

Why should I book my Canadian adventure with APT?

With APT, the wonders of Canada and Alaska are within your reach and will soon be part of your memory of a truly unforgettable holiday. APT's included touring highlights take in all the classic sights of Canada and Alaska, from iconic destinations to the quaint places that embody the diversity of this fascinating part of the world. APT recognises that not all travellers have the same interests. That's why we have developed Freedom of Choice touring, allowing you to choose your own activities in selected locations - adding a personal touch to your holiday. With Freedom of Choice Touring you are presented with a selection of different touring activities to choose from in feature locations. Whether it be a nature walk in Jasper, a round of golf in Banff, a Traditional High Tea at The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, or walking tours through the highlights of Montréal or Québec, select the activity that best suits your interests and we will incorporate it into your itinerary.

What will our accommodation be like?

The places in which you'll stay with APT are as exciting as the adventures that await. From the iconic to the contemporary, our hotels and resorts are chosen for their picturesque setting or central location and all share the exacting standards of service and cuisine that you expect from an APT holiday. During your West Coast discovery, enjoy luxurious Fairmont properties in the heart of the Rockies and stay close to the action at our Vancouver and Victoria hotels. On Canada's East Coast, stay in landmark hotels that combine stunning architecture, luxurious facilities and attentive service. Click on the hotel name in the day by day itinerary for more information on each property.

Are meals included on board?

All meals on board are included. Meals are served in the dining room in a single sitting. No table reservations can be made in the main restaurants. Guests have the option of making a reservation at the Erlebnis Chef's Table Restaurant. Please note that reservations can only be made on board the ship. On board, enjoy a full buffet breakfast in the restaurant. Lunch consists of salads, soups, a choice of mains and dessert. Dinner is a multicourse meal with a selection of mains. On Royal Collection cruises, casual dining is available in the River Bistro.

What are your handicapped facilities like?

Handicapped facilities on board are limited. River cruise vessels are not equipped with wheelchair ramps and hallways and doors may not be wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs. Ships are equipped with an elevator but it does not access all decks. Additionally, motorcoaches and minibuses used for transfers and shore excursions may not be equipped with wheelchair ramps. Any condition requiring special attention must be reported to Global Journeys & APT at the time of booking. Facilities and services for passengers with disabilities differ among destinations and, in some cases, may be limited or non-existent. Participants requiring special assistance must be accompanied by a person responsible for and physically able to provide such assistance. Transfers and shore excursions follow a predetermined timetable and thus participants should have no physical impairment(s) that would affect the time schedules or interfere with the rights of other passengers on their holiday.

Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are included for all cruise staff and local guides on all river cruises and extended land touring.

How do I pay for purchases and services on board?

For your convenience, all purchases and paid services on board are billed to your shipboard account. At the end of the cruise, you will receive a total that can be paid with cash or credit card. The ships do not accept payments made by Diners Club cards, prepaid Visa or MasterCard, EFTPOS, Travelex cards or travellers cheques. The on board currency is the Euro.

Do you have a share program for singles?

Solo travellers pay only a 50% single supplement on all suite categories from E to P+ on European River Cruises. On Exclusive Sailings we will match up those who are willing to share a suite with another single traveller of the same gender, so you don't have to pay the single supplement. If no match is found then single supplements apply.

Do I need to bring an electricity adaptor?

Electricity is 220V. A plug adaptor is necessary if you plan to bring appliances from home. On select Concerto ships there is one Australian power point in each suite. Adaptors can be purchased on board your APT ship.

Is there internet access on board?

All ships offer internet facilities. Suites have free internet access, and are equipped with a monitor and keyboard (no USB port available). Remember to take all log-ins and passwords with you to log in to your favourite websites. For all ships, wireless internet is also available; however, you need to bring your own laptop or tablet to access the Wi-Fi. As all ships use a satellite system, routing may cause reception to be restricted at times.

When do we embark and disembard on arrival and departure?

Official embarkation of the ship is at 3pm, which gives staff time to prepare your suite. In the case of an early arrival, you may check your luggage onto the ship and enjoy exploring the port city. On departure, check-out is at 9am and luggage may be stored.

Altitude sickness - will it be an issue on tour?

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a condition caused by ascending to high altitudes. Some parts of Peru, including Cusco and Lake Titicaca, are situated at an altitude of up to 4000 metres. At these altitudes, the lack of oxygen affects most people to some extent, until they become acclimatised. Some symptoms include headaches, lethargy, dizziness, loss of appetite or just light-headedness. To reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness we recommend that you drink plenty of fluids: water, fruit juice, herbal tea and the local 'mate de coca' and avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages.

Are flights included within South America?

Once the tour commences, all flights within South America are included. APT has chosen the best available connections for your holiday; some of these may be early morning or late afternoon departures. We find flight schedules can change regularly, and our APT tour director will keep you informed of any changes that occur while on tour. Since we cannot guarantee pre-assigned seats or do a group check-in ahead of time, your tour director will assist you at the airports.

What are the meals like?

South American cuisine offers a vast array of foods right across the continent and is world renowned for exceptional quality red meat, especially in Argentina and Brazil. Peru and Chile will offer some of the finest seafood, including ceviche (a raw seafood dish cooked in citrus juice) and sushi. Throughout your trip, there will be a variety of food styles, so be prepared to delight your taste buds. South American wines are a highlight of the trip, and some of the best wine regions in the world are located in Argentina and Chile. There is also a large number of spirits, liqueurs and cocktails that are unique to their associated regions.

Are gratuities inlcluded on our South American tour?

Gratuities are included for all of your included meals, hotel charges, APT tour director, driver and local guides. See your travel documentation for any variations to the above.

How fit do I need to be tour South America?

APT requires passengers to have a good level of fitness and health to participate in our South American tours. Given the size of South America and the distances covered, the pace of this itinerary can include some long days with early morning starts, which may also be due to airline schedules. When visiting many of the cities and ruins walking is required on cobbled streets, steps (sometimes steep) and uneven footpaths, and a good level of mobility is required. You should be able to stand on your feet for an extended period of time to visit museums and other sites. In the lead-up to your tour we recommend you try to walk for an hour at a time at least three times a week. This will ensure you have the stamina and energy to see and appreciate all of the sites we'll take you to. You should also ensure your walking shoes fit properly and have been broken-in prior to departure. We recommend seeking medical advice prior to your travels. Consult your local doctor for the latest immunisation and medical recommendations.

What should we pack?

The dress code on tour is casual. We suggest bringing a pair of good walking shoes, casual lightweight clothing that can be layered, a jacket or parka, and a sweater or windcheater. In the mountainous areas (including Machu Picchu), bring your well-worn runners or boots, warm clothing for the cold nights, and your hat and sunscreen. There are no formal nights or dress requirements, though many people wear smart casual attire for dinners and dressier clothing for some nights out.

Transfers

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 travel advisor 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 & Global Journeys.

How to book Home to Airport transfers if included?

If your APT club membership has included a return Home to Airport transfer, you will receive a flyer with your documentation pertaining to this transfer. You will be provided with a phone number to call and quote the dedicated reference number, your name and flight details. Provided you are located within 40kms of the airport, you will receive confirmation of your pick up times.

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