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  • BEST TOUR OPERATOR INTERNATIONAL

    2015

    BEST TOUR OPERATOR INTERNATIONAL

    2015

    BEST TOUR OPERATOR INTERNATIONAL

    2015

    RUSSIA 2018

    BEST DOMESTIC TOUR OPERATOR

    2012-2016

    BEST INTERNATIONAL TOUR OPERATOR

    2014-2015

    BEST RIVER CRUISE OPERATOR 2015-2016

  • 2 | RUSSIA 2018

    Vladivostok

    Irkutsk

    Listvyanka Ulan Ude

    Lake BaikalKazan

    Yekaterinburg Novosibirsk

    Ulaanbaatar

    Moscow

    MONGOLIA

    RUSSIA

    Khabarovsk

    Svir River

    White Lake

    Moscow Canal

    Volga River

    Volga-Baltic Waterway

    Volga River

    Lake Onega

    Moscow

    Svirstroy

    Uglich

    Kizhi Island

    Goritsy

    St Petersburg

    Vilnius

    Copenhagen

    Stockholm

    Oslo

    Riga

    Tallinn

    Helsinki

    Gulf of Finland

    RUSSIA

    LITHUANIA

    DENMARK

    SWEDEN

    NORWAY

    LATVIA

    ESTONIA

    FINLAND

    Yaroslavl

    Lake Ladoga

    Neva River

  • RUSSIA 2018 | 3

    Vladivostok

    Irkutsk

    Listvyanka Ulan Ude

    Lake BaikalKazan

    Yekaterinburg Novosibirsk

    Ulaanbaatar

    Moscow

    MONGOLIA

    RUSSIA

    Khabarovsk

    Svir River

    White Lake

    Moscow Canal

    Volga River

    Volga-Baltic Waterway

    Volga River

    Lake Onega

    Moscow

    Svirstroy

    Uglich

    Kizhi Island

    Goritsy

    St Petersburg

    Vilnius

    Copenhagen

    Stockholm

    Oslo

    Riga

    Tallinn

    Helsinki

    Gulf of Finland

    RUSSIA

    LITHUANIA

    DENMARK

    SWEDEN

    NORWAY

    LATVIA

    ESTONIA

    FINLAND

    Yaroslavl

    Lake Ladoga

    Neva River

    WELCOME

    ASTOUNDING BEAUTY – CAREFREE EXPERIENCES

    Studded with special, instinctive touches that make all the difference, our land, rail and river journeys throughout Russia, Scandinavia and the Baltics have been meticulously crafted.

    Explore beautiful countryside and iconic cities effortlessly as you breeze between majestic

    destinations, a touch of elegance at every turn.

    MOMENTS TO TREASURE

    Gazing upon incredible works of art at St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, sharing

    pastries with a village family… our extraordinary experiences not only indulge your curiosity,

    they enhance each incredible attraction.

    NOTHING QUITE COMPARES

    Culinary delights, unforgettable sightseeing, stunning hotels and the highest levels of

    personal attention – we’ve considered every last detail. Nothing compares to the new

    experiences and fresh perspectives that await when you discover Russia with APT.

  • 4 | THE APT DIFFERENCE

  • THE APT DIFFERENCE | 5

    THE APT DIFFERENCE

    AUSTRALIAN & FAMILY-OWNED – ORIGINATING IN 1927

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

    that date back to 1927, the year 2017 marked a special milestone for the APT Travel Group. We’re

    confident 2018 will be just as exciting, and we can’t wait to welcome you on holiday with us.

    AWARD-WINNING CRUISING & TOURING

    Among many awards and accolades, APT is proud to receive regular recognition from the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). In 2016, APT

    was voted Best River Cruise Operator for the second year running and Best Domestic Tour Operator for the fifth consecutive year. The company also won Best International Tour Operator in 2014 and 2015. The awards are further proof that when you travel

    with APT, you’re travelling with the very best.

    EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE APT introduced European river cruising to

    Australians and New Zealanders, and has been taking guests to Europe for more than 30 years.

    This experience has allowed us to develop sensational journeys.

    PEACE OF MIND APT is a proud member of the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS).

    INCLUSIVE & GUARANTEED Our prices cover everything as detailed, including

    transfers, port charges, gratuities, meals and sightseeing. Plus, all prices are guaranteed

    once your deposit has been paid, so you can relax knowing your price won’t be affected

    by currency fluctuations.

    98% SATISFACTION RATING We’re proud of the 98% satisfaction rating we receive from our travellers, and we’re

    committed to maintaining it.

    WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED If you pay an upfront fee of $95 per person, you can cancel your holiday prior to the due

    date for final payment and retain a credit for the deposit paid, less any third party cancellation

    fees. Held by APT, this can be used for a new APT booking made within three

    years of original cancellation.

    Conditions apply, see page 22-23.

    THE APT CLUB Once you’ve booked with APT, you’re invited

    to join the APT Club, which offers you a range of exclusive member-only benefits.

    See page 18 for further details.

  • 6 | YOUR UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS

    NO HIDDEN EXTRAS Gratuities, port charges and airport transfers Airport transfers are included at the beginning and end of your journey, as are port charges throughout your cruise. What's more, APT pay all gratuities for you, so no additional tipping is required.

    AWARD-WINNING SERVICE

    APT Cruise and Tour directors Leading all APT holidays, an APT Cruise Director is present for the duration of your cruise, while an APT Tour Director is on hand throughout all land journeys and Grand City Stays.

    INCLUDED BEVERAGES ON BOARD At your discretion, at any time A wide selection of included beverages are served at your discretion during your cruise, including wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks and juices as well as tea and coffee.

    DELICIOUS ONBOARD DINING Savour an array of incredible flavours as you cruise From buffet breakfasts to four course meals, absorb superb views while dining on international cuisine, as well as the local flavours of Russia.

    YOUR UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS

    APT’s holiday lifestyle allows you the freedom to leave the everyday behind, to indulge your whims, to live the extraordinary now.

  • YOUR UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS | 7

    CRUISE IN COMFORT AND STYLE Relax aboard the elegant MS Excellence Katharina Featuring outside balconies or panoramic windows that slide open, your stateroom or suite makes it easy to take in the incredible passing views. Each is spacious and features an ensuite bathroom and personal climate control for your comfort.

    STAYING CONNECTED Included internet access With Wi-Fi internet available throughout the ship, and on your coaches, it’s easy for you to stay connected with loved ones back home.

    LUXURY HOTELS Beautiful properties in the heart of the action During your land touring you’ll stay in luxurious hotels that are warm and elegant and boast exceptional service. In Moscow and St Petersburg, you’ll enjoy relaxing stays at the distinguished Kempinski hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group.

    SMALL GROUP EXCURSIONS Onshore discoveries Step ashore and as part of a smaller group, explore the landmarks and hidden gems of Russia with English speaking guides. Our wireless audio headsets mean you never miss a word of your guide’s insightful commentary.

    FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ Your holiday, your way We understand that our guests are individuals and may want to explore differently. Offering a choice of sightseeing experiences, our Freedom of Choice™ concept allows you to tailor your journey according to your own interests and tastes.

    APT’S SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES Crafted especially for you Included as part of every APT holiday, our unique Signature Experiences perfectly complement your sightseeing. They have been carefully designed to help you experience Russia in greater depth than the average traveller.

  • 8 | RUSSIA 2018

    A GLIMPSE OF THE SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES THAT AWAIT

    Enjoy a special before hours visit to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, where you will take in the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony before a tour

    Visit the home of a Russian family, and enjoy morning tea while you get a unique glimpse into their everyday lives

    Tour a World War II bunker in Moscow and take in a private performance from a military choir

    TRAVEL STYLES

    LUXURY RIVER CRUISING

    Unpack once and relax aboard your floating boutique hotel, then let the best of Russia arrive at your doorstep.

    CLASSIC JOURNEYS

    Visit iconic and hidden sights of multiple countries by a spacious coach or train, and stay in luxurious central properties.

    RUSSIA, SCANDINAVIA & THE BALTICS

    Explore the fascinating history of some of Europe’s most intriguing regions, enjoying your journey by cruise, land or rail.

    PAGES 8 – 17

    A country that conjures up strong images with the mere mention of its name, no one can accuse Russia of not being diverse. From its lavish palaces and museums, to rural towns and a pioneering history of space exploration, it’s a nation with so many draw cards even the most seasoned traveller will be kept on their toes. Glimpse into the past with remnants of