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APT Launches New Canada and Alaska 2017 Program

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A six star cruise and journeys taking in Eastern Canada and the USA are just some of the new highlights ofluxury travel operator APT’s Canada and Alaska featuring USA 2017 brochure.

Redesigned to make it even easier for travel agents and their clients to navigate, the new brochure features a collection of 34 luxury holidays, including APT’s Platinum Collection portfolio and its USA journeys.

Highlights for 2017 include a new partnership with Regent Seven Seas Cruises whereby APT will offer guests travelling on its Platinum Collection itineraries the chance to experience Alaskan cruising aboard the six star Seven Seas Mariner in a guaranteed Deluxe Verandah Suite.

Guests enjoy unlimited daily shore excursions, Broadway-style performances, dine whenever and wherever they like onboard and enjoy unlimited beverages.

Two APT Platinum Collection itineraries are available, each featuring the new cruise alongside highlights including a private dining experience at the Gernot Suite at Vernon’s Sparkling Hill Resort, a stunning property once owned by the former head of Swarovski crystal; the opportunity to learn how to sabre champagne in an impressive 20,000 bottle wine cellar at Whistler’s Barefoot Bistro; and a private floatplane journey direct to the Butchart Gardens for lunch.

Offering the ultimate in luxury the APT Platinum Collection is designed for no more than 30 guests on each departure.

Eastern Canada is covered extensively in the brochure, with a range of combinations and exciting highlights on offer. A new addition for 2017 is the 18-day Eastern Canada’s Fall Colours from Toronto to New York City.

As the title of the tour suggests, this journey is timed to perfection to ensure guests enjoy the full impact of nature’s Autumnal floorshow. Other highlights include the chance to step aboard the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train for three delightful courses in a restored vintage Pullman railroad car; and the exclusive opportunity to enjoy dinner overlooking Niagara Falls before visiting the Illumination Tower to create their very own light display on the Falls.

Also covering the East Coast of Canada and the USA, APT has introduced the new 16-day New England Discovery from Montreal to New York City.  Highlights include the chance to stay at Bar Harbour, exploring the 47,000 acres of protected forests, granite peaks and craggy coastline that is the Acadia National Park; and also a three night stay at the summer playground of the rich and famous, Martha’s Vineyard.

In Western Canada APT offers its sought after combination of luxury land tours of the Rockies, featuring rail journeys with Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf or VIA Rail, along with a choice of Alaskan cruises, all of which include World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay.

Highlights on offer in Western Canada include an exclusive sail away dinner, drinks included with dinner onboard your cruise and a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom; and guaranteed Lakeview Rooms at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

APT’s lead in tour for this region is the 18-day Majestic Rockies and Alaska Cruise. Priced from $9,595* per person, twin share, it comprises a 10 night luxury land journey from Victoria to Vancouver with an overnight stay on VIA Rail and stopping in Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, Sun Peaks and Whistler.

Guests then set sail on a seven night Inside Passage cruise with Holland America Line aboard MS Eurodam to Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka and Ketchikan. Sightseeing highlights on this trip include breakfast at The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive; the chance to meet a Mountie in Banff; and on the cruise a special ‘Sail Away’ dinner at the Pinnacle Grill.

A choice of five USA Itineraries feature in the brochure, covering the Western, Eastern and Southern highlights. APT’s exciting new in depth luxury land journey, the 19-day Grand Southern Charm has already attracted strong early bookings.

Tracing its way through the Southern US states from New Orleans to New York, it features numerous included highlights. Guests will enjoy the chance to take to the historic waters of the mighty Mississippi on a Jazz Dinner cruise; join a traditional Dixieland Jazz marching band through the streets of New Orleans; learn to make the classic southern Mint Julep cocktail followed-by a five-course dinner in a former antebellum home; experience a performance and a post-show tour at the home of the iconic Grand Ole Opry; and savour a dinner in Savannah’s only 18th-century mansion.

As well as operating smaller group tours of no more than 40 guests on every departure, APT also offers a long list of guaranteed inclusions. These include all sightseeing, most meals, port charges, porterage and tipping, airport transfers and dedicated APT tour and cruise directors.

Commenting on the new program Debra Fox, APT’s Executive General Manager Global Sales and Marketing said, “Our North America program is one of our strongest performers and it’s easy to see why. The luxurious journeys are exceptional in every way. From the outstanding hotels, to the hand crafted and often exclusive APT Signature Experiences and sightseeing. Our team has thought of every detail, thus ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience.”

APT is offering a special ‘Fly to Canada from just $995 per person’ SuperDeal across a range of selected tours. OtherSuperDeals on offer include ‘Fly Business Class from $5,995’, ‘Fly Premium Economy from $2,595’ and ‘Air Credits of$1,000 per couple’.

These offers are available until 30 November 2016 and are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

APT’s Canada & Alaska featuring USA 2017 brochure is available now. For further information call APT on 1300 196 420, visit aptouring.com.au or see your local business development manager.

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