APT Releases Winter Wonderland Cruises and Tours


From the fairytale town squares and festive markets of Europe to the snow capped mountains, luxurious hotels and picturesque alpine villages of Canada, if you’re looking for the ultimate Christmas holiday then APT’s new Winter Wonderland 2015 brochure has it all.

Available now, the new brochure offers a choice of six festive itineraries ranging from 10 to 21 days in length. On offer is luxury European River cruising and city stays; and land and rail journeys in Canada, both of which offer departures in the run up to, and including, Christmas and New Year.

APT’s luxury river cruising in Europe features Christmas markets and all the festive highlights Central Europe has to offer. Four itineraries are available, with departures running from 21 November to 24 December ranging from 10- to 21-days in length.

For example the 21-day Christmas Markets Magnificent Europe from Paris to Prague is priced from $12,545 per person, twin share. This all-inclusive luxury trip takes in eight countries, showing guests festive Europe in all its glory, and also includes APT’s three Royal Invitation Signature Experiences: the Majestic Imperator rail journey to Salzburg; the chance to explore Germany’s Namedy Castle followed a royal banquet; and a private performance and cocktail reception at Vienna’s City Palace.

Alternatively the 10-day Christmas Time Cruise, priced from $4,545 per person, twin share, takes in the Christmas Markets and festive highlights from Prague to Budapest. Included are 22 meals, two nights in Prague followed by an eight-day cruise, all port charges, gratuities and sundries, as well as beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner while onboard the cruise.

The brochure also features two 15-day itineraries that encapsulate the magic of Canada at Christmas, travelling to the Canadian Rockies with VIA Rail.

Both are priced from $8,295 per person, twin share and combine active sightseeing options – including snowmobiling, dog-sledding and ice-trekking – with more relaxed activities such as a horse drawn sleigh ride, afternoon tea or indulgent spa treatments.

Guests also visit magical light displays at both The Butchart Gardens and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Luxury hotel accommodation features throughout including Fairmont stays. Guests on the 15-day Enchanting Christmas enjoy a magical Christmas Day in Whistler and lavish New Year’s Eve celebrations in Jasper and guests on the 15-day Canadian White Christmas spend a white Christmas at the spectacular Lake Louise.

For further information on APT’s Winter Wonderland 2015 cruises and tours call 1300 196 420, visit aptouring.com.au or see your local travel agent.