New Zealand with APT

APT offers luxury all-inclusive holidays to some of the world's most sought after destinations. After 85 years in business, APT are the experts in New Zealand and Australia and this is reflected in their exquisitely crafted itineraries that include exciting additions such as trains, ferry’s, small planes, boat rides and more.

Not only does APT offer local guides, professional, experienced Tour Directors, luxury coaches and first class dining and accommodation - their Premier escorted tours also give you unparalleled choice. As well as the signature “must sees” - in every destination you'll also have the opportunity to choose from a range of land touring options that tailor your vacation experience.

So, for instance, on a tour that stops in Auckland you will see the Auckland city sights and cruise in Waitemata Harbour. But then you can choose from activities like a visit to the Aukland Museum, a guided exploration of Auckland’s lush rainforest and black sand beaches – or stay at your hotel for a massage.

APT Premier means you’ll also enjoy freedom of choice dining and stay in some unforgettable accommodation that is unique to APT. For instance – the iconic Hermitage hotel at the base of snow-capped Mt Cook boasts sophistication, luxury, magnificent views and superb dining.

Or you can select APT’s Value-Plus touring - the perfect vacation if you’re on a budget, yet still want to enjoy the main attractions and sights and stay in comfortable accommodation. Relax knowing your travel arrangements are being looked after, with an excellent range of sightseeing inclusions and cultural highlights while on tour. With a good balance of free time, you’ll also have the freedom to explore each destination as you choose.

On an APT tour you will visit iconic landmarks, explore new cities and immerse yourself in a world of interesting cultures and delicious cuisines. All while travelling with a mix of like-minded, English speaking fellow travellers. APT guests are mainly from Britain and North American with some Australians and New Zealanders - creating opportunities for friendships with people from other countries on tour.

New Zealand is a fascinating destination. You will be welcomed by friendly, good humoured locals and become immersed in both the Maori & English culture including great local foods and wines. And New Zealand is made up of a stunning range of landscapes and natural environments.

So, for example, your APT tour in New Zealand may take you to Hobbiton – the film set of “Lord of the Rings” - to see the Hobbit houses and the familiar landscapes of that epic movie. And to Rotorua, where you can see Nature at work in bubbling volcanic mud pots and astonishing geysers. To the beautiful curved harbour of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Or to Queenstown – South Islands’ capital of soft adventure with amazing outdoor activities.

APT’s East Coast Adventure Tour in Australia explores the East Coast from Sydney to Cairns. The highlight is to cruise, swim and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. And APT also offer tours to the island of Tasmania which offers pristine wilderness, extraordinary wildlife and a unique history.

APT Trip Showcase

The “Magnificent New Zealand” Itinerary is the perfect tour for anyone wanting a full tour of the highlights of New Zealand. This takes in both North and South Island, New Zealand’s major cities and natural wonders from the volcanic area of Rotorua to the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier. Plus travel on New Zealand's famous TranzAlpine train - one of the world’s greatest train journeys as you voyage from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass.

For the full itinerary, click here.

The Chris Robinson Travel Show
Saturday August 24, 2013
10:00 am – 11:00 am EST
New Zealand