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APT adds small ship cruising to Tasmania line-up for 2018

February 27, 2017 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Luxury cruise and tour operator APT has added small ship expedition cruising to its popular Tasmania program.

Departing for the first time in January 2018, APT’s 14 day Tasman Coastal Cruise itinerary will incorporate a six night classic land tour with a seven night cruise along Tasmania’s ruggedly beautiful southern and eastern coastlines on board the Coral Discoverer.

The cruise will allow guests to discover the tiniest nooks of the Tasman Wilderness World Heritage Area, see the Bruny Island lighthouse through mariner’s eyes and experience the crystal waters and stunning beauty of Maria Island and Freycinet National Park.

APT Executive General Manager of Global Marketing & Sales Debra Fox said the new itinerary would add an extra dimension to APT’s Tasmania program.

“Combining land exploration with small ship cruising is an ideal way to explore for Tasmania and one that will appeal to many travellers,” she said.

The 14 day Tasmanian Coastal Cruise is priced from $7,995 per person twin share and features in APT’s new Tasmania 2017/18 brochure, which is now available to agents.

Accompanying the brochure is a range of APT Tasmania Superdeals, including Earlybird Savings of up to $500 per couple on some tours, and savings of up to $750 off the solo supplement on selected itineraries and dates.

Guests who book and pay in full ten months prior to departure can receive an early payment discount of up to $400 per couple, and those who travel in groups of six or more are eligible to save up to $400 per couple with APT’s Travel with Friends discount.

APT’s most popular Tasmania tour is the 12 day Royal Tasman, a classic land itinerary priced from $5,245* per person twin share for a 2018 departure.

This comprehensive Launceston return itinerary sweeps though to Freycinet on the east coast before heading to Hobart and Port Arthur, into the wilderness of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, across to the historic west coast harbour village of Strahan and to Smithton in the far north-west.

Guided wilderness walks, wine and gourmet food tastings and special meal experiences are peppered throughout the itinerary, including a new APT Signature Experience lunch at the Josef Chromy Winery at Relbia, near Launceston.

APT’s Tasmania itineraries feature Freedom of Choice inclusions, allowing guests to tailor their experiences to suit their own tastes at selected destinations. Guests who visit Hobart on the Royal Tasman tour might choose to visit the Museum of Old & New Art, walk among the treetops at the Tahune Airwalk, or take a fun tour looking at the history of alcohol in Hobart.

All of APT’s Tasmanian itineraries include superior hotel and lodge accommodation, hand-picked to showcase the best of each destination.

Guests who overnight in Strahan are guaranteed a Harbour View room at Strahan Village, while those who visit Freycinet stay at the stylish Freycinet Lodge. Those who overnight at Cradle Mountain experience Peppers Cradle Mountain lodge.

APT’s Tasmania tour prices are all-inclusive of transfers, sightseeing and meals as detailed on each itinerary.

All APT Tasmania Superdeals are subject to availability, terms and conditions and must be booked before July 31, 2017.

For further information, please contact APT on 1300 196 420, visit or see your local business development manager.

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