APT is celebrating Christmas early this year with the launch of its new Winter Wonderland 2016 brochure.
Available in travel agents now, the new brochure offers a choice of 6 itineraries showcasing both the fairytale town squares and festive markets of Europe and the snow-capped mountains, iconic hotels and picturesque mountain villages of Canada.
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 15 November to 24 December and ranging from 10 to 23 days in length.
The most popular tour is the 21-day Christmas Markets Magnificent Europe from Paris to Prague. Priced from $12,745 per person, twin share, this all-inclusive luxury trip offers a choice of 3 departures and takes in 8 countries, showing guests festive Europe in all its glory.
Highlights include APT’s three Royal Invitations: 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.
Lead in price for Europe is $4675 per person, twin share, for the 10-day Christmas Time Cruise taking in Christmas Markets and festive highlights from Prague to Budapest. Included are 22 meals, two nights in Prague followed by an 8-day cruise, all port charges, gratuities and sundries, as well as beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner while on board the cruise.
The brochure also features two itineraries that encapsulate the magic of Canada at Christmas, travelling to the Canadian Rockies with VIA Rail.
The 12-day Twelve Days of Christmas is a new tour that covers Victoria, Whistler, Vancouver, VIA Rail, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff. Christmas Day is celebrated at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Priced from $7495 per person, it departs on 18 December 2016
The 15-day Enchanting Christmas covers the same route but offers an extra night each in Vancouver, Whistler and Lake Louise. This departure includes Christmas Day in Whistler and New Year’s Eve at Lake Louise. Departing 20 December 2016, this tour is priced from $8495 per person, twin share.
Both 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.