Building on the success of its inaugural Private Jet Air Tours program in 2020 – developed in response to travel agent demand for tours for time-poor clients – APT has released an expanded product range for 2022. The program now includes New Zealand and an indepth tour of Australia.
A major benefit of Private Jet Air Tours is freedom from commercial airline schedules. These unique itineraries are created for maximum sightseeing from the air, and maximum time on the ground exploring Australia’s and New Zealand’s greatest sights.
APT is offering savings of up to $3,000 per couple across the range when booked by 31 March 2022, or until sold out.
A new 16-day tour, Icons of Australia by Private Jet, takes travellers on a journey to the country’s highlights including Hobart, the Barossa Valley, Margaret River, Broome, Darwin, Cairns, the Whitsundays and Uluru.
En route, the privately chartered jet flies scenic figure-8 circuits over locations such as Cradle Mountain, the Great Australian Bight, Kalgoorlie’s Super Pit, the Bungle Bungle Range and Arnhem Land. These flyovers allow for spectacular views for all passengers.
Prices for the ‘Icons’ trip start at $15,495 per person twin share including a saving of up to $3,000 per couple when booked before the end of March next year.
The 12-day Remarkable New Zealand by Private Jet itinerary visits Auckland, the Bay of Islands, Rotorua and Christchurch, before travellers catch the TranzAlpine train across the Southern Alps. There is a flyover of Aoraki Mt Cook, before exploring Dunedin and Queenstown, as well as a Milford Sound cruise. The trip is priced from $11,495 per person, twin share including a saving of up to $1,000 per couple.
Other itineraries include:
- 9-day Queensland Outback & Tropics by Private Jet: Explore Longreach and visit the Qantas Founders Museum, the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and a family-owned cattle station. Spend time on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, and walk to the tip of Australia at Cape York. The tour also visits tropical Port Douglas and Hamilton Island, with departures from Brisbane and Sydney.
Prices start at $8,995 including a saving of up to $1,600 per couple.
- 7-day Southern Ocean to Top End by Private Jet: Fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island for a tour and then on to Wilpena Pound in Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Uluru follows, including the Field of Light installation at sunrise, and Alice Springs before the journey ends in Darwin.
Priced from $6,595 per person, twin share including a saving of up to $1,600 per couple.
- 8-day West Coast & Kimberley Horizons by Private Jet: Visit Margaret River and sample wines and hand-made chocolate. See Kalgoorlie’s Super Pit and visit Exmouth, with an opportunity to swim with the whale sharks. Broome and famous Cable Beach follow, after which comes the chance to fly over the Bungle Bungle Range en route to Kununurra. The trip ends in Darwin.
Prices from $7,695 per person, twin share including a saving of up to $1,600 per couple.
Maureen Styles, APT’s Product Manager for Australia and New Zealand, said last year’s inaugural season of Private Jet Air Tours had been an outstanding success, encouraging the planning of more departures for 2022, including the comprehensive Icons of Australia and Remarkable New Zealand tours.
“In creating these tours I was thinking about ‘bucket list’ items and hard to reach attractions and destinations – experiences such as swimming with the whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, seeing Uluru and the Field of Light, and visiting Cape York and Longreach,” she said.
“Our west coast and Queensland sales and feedback have exceeded expectations, and we are thrilled with the market and customer feedback. Directly in response to that sentiment, we now have Queensland Outback & Tropics departures from both Brisbane and Sydney.”
APT Private Jet Air Tours include the services of an expert flight Captain and crew, with an APT Tour Director.
APT is including its Domestic Peace of Mind Deposit Cover on all bookings. Guests can pay an upfront fee of $95 per person to postpone their holiday up to 100 days prior to departure. All monies paid can be used towards a new booking within three years of departure.
View the full collection of itineraries at aptouring.com.au/travel-styles/air-tours