With over 80 years experience, APT is proud to be a multi-awarded touring company - but what gives this family-owned business the greatest pleasure, is the 98% satisfaction rating received from APT travellers. The discerning travellers who choose APT do so for the unparalled rating received from APT travellers.

A family-owned company since its conception in the 1920s. APT had its beginnings when Bill McGeary built a bus body on a tray truck after a tram strike affected the city of Melbourne. Through Bill's son Geoff, APT pioneered Australia's dynamic travel industry in the 1960s and 1970s via a diverse range of modes. Such innovation continues to thrive within the APT Group today, now a multi-brand business with an extensive global portfolio of touring and cruising products still owned and controlled by the McGeary family." 

“APT was awarded Best Domestic Tour Operator in the 2012 National Tourism Industry awards.”

At APT, we know that great service is more than just fulfilling your travel needs – it’s the genuine smile that greets you each day and the warmth, care and consideration afforded to you throughout your holiday...

Opening up the world for you

APT is the APT Group's flagship company. Its holidays are designed for the premium end of the market and offer quality, first-class experiences. The company offer a great choice of touring styles including ocean and river cruising, coach travel, rail travel, 4WD adventures, air safaris and short breaks. The discerning travellers who choose APT do so for the unparalleled holiday experience, and for the security inherent in travelling with the region's leading tour operator.

98% Customer Satisfaction

Underlying the success of APT, customer satisfaction is of vital importance. Each year, satisfaction levels exceed 98%. It's quite apparent why nearly half of APT's clients return to travel with the company they trust and no wonder that APT boast a global reputation for excellence, offering a truly memorable departure from the ordinary. 

85 Years Australian Family-Owned

As Australia’s leading travel company, APT is still owned and run by the McGeary family. 


The investment in luxury European river ships, the recent acquisition of a majority interest in GW Travel (who hold an exclusive lease on Russia's Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express) and a continued investment in a vast network of wilderness accommodation in Australia's outback ably demonstrate APT's absolute commitment to global travel.

Fully Inclusive & Guaranteed

Our prices cover everything as detailed, including transfers, port charges, gratuities, meals and sightseeing. Plus, all prices are guaranteed once your deposit’s been paid. 

APT Signature Experiences  

APT Signature Experiences provide a unique window into the history, culture, lifestyle, cuisine and beauty of the region you’re exploring. They comprise extraordinary aromas, enthralling sights and unexpected flavours. They’ll take you on adventures through history or lead you on a discovery of your own palette. 

APT Deposit Cancellation Cover

If you choose to pay an up-front fee of $75, you can then cancel your holiday prior to the due date for final payment and retain a holding credit with APT of the deposit paid, less any 3rd party cancellation fees. This deposit held by APT can then be used towards a new APT booking without further penalty, provided the new booking is made within five years of the original cancellation  

“Experiencing local food and wine is an integral element of our tours.”

Delectable Dining Experiences  

We make sure you'll have ample opportunity to indulge in the renowned local cuisine. Whether you're absorbing the impressive views over Paris as you lunch at the Eiffel Tower or dining in the captivating surrounds of Piazza Navona while in Rome, you'll be treated to exceptional food.  

Buffett Breaksfasts

At APT, we know the value of starting a day of exploration on the right foot. Our sumptuous included buffet breakfasts will ensure you're fuelled and energised. Choose from a selection of delicious offerings, including bacon and eggs, pastries, cereals and yoghurts. 


Lunches are scheduled with specific stops to allow you to purchase whatever lunch best suits you. as indicated on your itinerary, we occasionally include feature lunches, which are light and nutritious.  


Dinners are at least three-course meals with multiple-choice entrées (appetisers) and main courses, accompanied by salad or vegetables, and dessert. Some dinners are buffet-style, offering a wide selection of quality food. Dinner settings can vary from hotel restaurants to outdoor BBQs.


Feature Dinners

As a special highlight, you may have a feature meal included in your tour. this could be a gourmet banquet featuring tastes regarded as a speciality of that region. meals that are included in your tour price are clearly indicated on your itinerary. 

Flexible Dining

We understand that quality dining is essential for your holiday enjoyment, so in addition to our Freedom of Choice Dining Inclusions, we offer you flexible dining options that best suits your tastes. Choose to dine early or late; in a small or large group, and of course, what you’d like to eat.   

Hand-picked Culinary Events

We also include unique dining experiences that enhance your insight and appreciation of special destinations.  

Dietary Requests

Dietary requests will always be taken into consideration and fulfilled where possible, but they cannot be guaranteed. the wide selection of menus and choice of dishes available at hotels will help in meeting any special dietary requests. if dietary requirements are strict, please check with your travel agent or travelmarvel concerning catering. You may have to carry a small supply of the necessary food (that does not require refrigeration). if you have special dietary requirements, please contact us as soon as possible.  

“Unique APT journeys by Rail, River, Land and Sea.”

More Space, More Comfort

As we guarantee a maximum of 40 guests on each of our land journeys, you'll get to enjoy the freedom of spreading out in your luxury AP coach. APT's smaller group sizes ensure you a greater ease of access, as well as plenty of spare seats aboard our modern coaches for your comfort.

Rail Journeys

Enjoy the great rail journeys of the world. Join APT on Russia's Trans-Siberian rail, South America's Hiram Bingham journey by Orient-Express. Explore New Zealand, South America, Africa & the Canadian Rockies & Alaska by train

4WD Adventures

Step aboard our custom-built 4WD vehicle and discover many of Australia's hidden treasures and natural wonders. Travel off the beaten track, on iconic highways and explore the Outback's most remote regions.

Ocean Cruising

The essence of leisure travel was born on the high seas, & today APT offers luxury ocean cruising to Alaska's Inside Passage, the Galápagos Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Asia, Europe & into the Kimberley.

Air Safaris

APT operates Air Safaris in Australia & the USA. Discover the Kimberley from the air including the Bungle Bungles and the Mitchell Plateau. Explore the West Coast of USA by plane on our Air Cruise from Los Angeles.

River Cruising

Relax aboard one of APT's luxury river ships. Unpack only once & enjoy your floating boutique hotel, where the next great destination appears at your doorstep. Enjoy extraordinary journeys along iconic waterways.  

APT is fully committed to ecologically sustainable tourism with a focus on experiencing natural areas, fostering environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation. Our KWA lodges and adventure touring operations are eco-certified at the highest level.

We are proud to be one of the few tour operators with Advanced Ecotourism certification, which officially recognises the outstanding economically, environmentally and socially sustainable practices we adopt. APT is also an Accredited Tourism Business having met the requirements of the National Tourism Accreditation Standard.

The APT Group has long been committed to responsible tourism. We have continually focused on achieving best practice in economic, social and environmental responsibility. In conducting our operations, we strive to minimise our impact on the environment, spread benefits throughout the local economies in Australia and internationally, as well as directly promote and support community wellbeing.