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APT Announces Exclusive New Highlights for China in 2016

June 16, 2015 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Luxury travel operator APT has announced that guests who travel on its China tours in 2016 will have exclusive access to two new Signature Invitations.

Guests who travel to the Great Wall of China with the award winning luxury travel operator will be taken to a rarely visited stretch of the Badaling section to enjoy an unforgettable lunch complete with free flowing beer, wine and soft drinks.

At Beijing’s Summer Palace, APT will take guests on a special cruise. Sailing aboard a traditional vessel they will enjoy a private cruise around the shores of China’s most beautiful royal palace complex.unnamed (40)

Both of the new Signature Invitations have been especially designed for APT guests and feature across all seven of APT’s China itineraries in 2016, including the most popular 13-day Best of China.

Priced from $5,995 per person twin share, the itinerary takes guests from Beijing – where guests spend three nights at the five star Raffles Hotel – to Shanghai for a three night stay at the Fairmont Peace Hotel, and includes an exclusive luxury four night river cruise aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer and then two nights in Xi’an.

Highlights include the chance to see Chongqing Zoo’s giant Pandas, enjoy a special tour of the Terracotta Warriors from an exclusive lower viewing platform, and premium seating at an acrobatic show.

In Xi’an guests will also enjoy new Freedom of Choice™ inclusions in 2016 with the option of enjoying a Tang Dynasty performance followed by a local feast of dumplings; or alternatively choose a tour of the Muslim Quarter taking in the sights and sounds of the local market followed by a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

Also new for 2016 is a city tour of Shanghai featuring the opportunity to take in the breathtaking views from one of the city’s tallest buildings, the Oriental Pearl Tower.

On relevant tours, APT has also halved the journey time from Suzhou to Hangzhou by introducing a high speed train journey between the two cities.

Commenting on APT’s new China 2016 program, APT Chief Marketing Officer Debra Fox says, “China is a truly fascinating destination, combining its Imperial past with a futuristic present. We’ve seen continued interest in our luxury touring and river cruising in this destination and we’re delighted to be able to offer our trade partners more exciting inclusions combined with some of the most competitive market deals.”

APT is offering a choice of three SuperDeals including ‘Fly Free to China, including taxes’, ‘Fly Free, just pay taxes’ and‘Fly Free to China and Vietnam’.

In addition, APT is introducing a new Early Payment Discount whereby guests who book a China, Vietnam and Cambodia holiday save up to $1000 per couple when they book and pay 10 months prior to departure. Book and pay 10 months in advance for any China holiday up to 22 days save $500 per couple.

APT is also offering a new Travel with Friends & Save offer – guests who travel with six friends on the same date will save $250 per person on tours up to 22 days in length.

Both new offers are combinable with all APT SuperDeals, which are valid until 31 October 2015.

APT also offers a long list of guaranteed inclusions across all journeys on its China program. These include all sightseeing, most meals, port charges, porterage and tipping, flights included within China, luxury hotel stays, airport transfers and dedicated APT tour and cruise directors.

APT’s China 2016 brochure is available now. For further information call APT on 1300 196 420, visit or see your local business development manager.

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