Depending on the holiday you choose and the time of year you’re travelling, our group sizes will vary. Guided Holidays will be a maximum of 48 guests; Short Breaks and Day Tours will be a maximum of 58 guests. So whichever holiday you choose, there is a great opportunity to mingle and make new friends.
We accept credit/debit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) and direct deposits. There is a 1% surcharge per transaction on all bookings paid by credit card.
To allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy seats at the front of the coach, AAT Kings has a seat rotation policy on all Guided Holidays. This means that everyone changes seats daily during the tour and means that you can meet new people throughout your journey.
It is not possible to reserve seats on Short Breaks and Day Tours.
The beauty of travelling with AAT Kings is that you won't be travelling alone. You'll be travelling with a group of like-minded travellers and soon to be friends to share in the experience with. AAT Kings operated Guided Holidays have competitive single supplement rates available if you prefer to confirm your own room.
Or we can match you to share with a guest of the same gender at no extra cost. If we fail to match you, we will accommodate you in a single room at no extra cost. This feature is not available on Short Breaks and Guided Holidays operated by our third-party partners.
With such a diverse range of holidays and tours, we offer sightseeing options to suit everyone. However, some will require a higher fitness level than others. If you are unsure, please check with our expert reservations team for advice before booking.
Yes, it’s essential that we know of any mobility, medical conditions, special or dietary needs you may have at the time of booking so that we can ensure, as much as possible, your needs are met on tour.
Guests requiring particular needs are welcome onboard AAT Kings Holidays providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion capable of providing all necessary assistance and do not require special assistance from AAT Kings personnel, or anyone else on the tour. To help you decide if a Guided Holiday will be suitable take a look at our Special Assistance Page. Prior to your booking being confirmed you will need to complete a Particular Assistance Form and return it to AAT Kings so that we can request confirmation of travel.
Please advise us of special meal requests at the time of booking, or no later than 14 days prior to departure. Please note that while all effort is made to accommodate special dietary requirements, due to the remote locations visited, these cannot be guaranteed.
We are more than happy to accommodate children; however, some restrictions may apply. Children are welcome on our Guided Holidays but are required to be a minimum age of 5 years.
On our Short Breaks and Day Tours we offer special infant and children’s rates – infants under 2 travel free of charge and children 2–15 years are entitled to travel at the child rate (some restrictions apply).
We do recommend that people travelling with children consider whether the itinerary is suitable, in particular the activities involved and the duration of the tour, to ensure the comfort of small children. For all tour types children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
We strongly recommend that all guests have a travel insurance policy to ensure your peace of mind before and while travelling. As extra security we also offer Gold Seal Additional Protection on our Guided Holidays. AAT Kings Gold Seal Additional Protection can be purchased by Australian and New Zealand residents at the time of booking. Click here for full details.
We have a selection of Definite Departures on offer to guarantee that your Guided Holiday will operate as scheduled. Some departures (Non-Definite) are not yet guaranteed to depart; AAT Kings will determine if the tour will operate no later than 6 weeks prior to departure. If the departure is withdrawn, we will work with you to offer a suitable alternative.
On our Guided Holidays, we pride ourselves on having the finest fleet of fuel-efficient, fully air-conditioned coaches, all with reclining seats, seatbelts and restrooms. The high vantage point from your coach’s window means you can take in all the glorious scenery, whether it’s a vast rural landscape or an urban city centre. We also have onboard Wi-Fi.
On our Short Breaks and Day Tours, our fleet varies. On the majority of these tours, the experience will be as above, however we sometimes use mini coaches to accommodate smaller groups which do not have a restroom or reclining seats.
Each itinerary offers the perfect balance of downtime and discoveries. We also give you the opportunity to tailor your trip with Optional Experiences. You might choose to enjoy a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle Ranges or maybe a cruise to Whitehaven Beach in the heart of the Whitsundays.
We have a dedicated Special Language Department who operate selected tours departing Ayers Rock in Japanese, German and Italian.
We also offer language audio devices for selected Short Breaks and Day Tours in Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, German, French and Spanish. If you would like more information on our language devices, please contact us on 1300 228 546 (Outside Australia +61 2 9028 5180) .
The beauty of taking a holiday with us is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.
We have a range of different holiday styles to suit your needs:
- Guided Holidays – Our fully guided touring experiences.
From 4 to 22 days, an AAT Kings Guided Holiday lets you fully explore a destination and immerse yourself in its landscape, history and culture. Our friendly Travel Directors will enhance your experience with their stories, local knowledge and sense of fun.
- First Choice Guided Holidays offer premium accommodation in central locations, more meals and sightseeing inclusions plus unique 'Be My Guest’ dining experiences and wine with dinner.
- Best Buys Guided Holidays offer great value, comfortable accommodation with easy access to city centres and more free time.
- Inspiring Journeys – Immersive and boutique small group journeys.
On an Inspiring Journey we’ll introduce you to rich and immersive experiences in an intimate small group setting (maximum 20 guests). You’ll travel in luxury coaches or 4WD vehicles and stay in boutique retreats, lodges and resorts with cuisine to match.
- Short Breaks – 2 to 7-day breaks with your choice of accommodation.
Short Breaks combine the must-see highlights of a destination with your choice of accommodation along with selected meals. You’ll travel with a different Driver Guide each day, so you’ll benefit from the breadth of their combined knowledge and experience. Plus, you’ll meet a different group of like-minded travellers each day.
- Day Tours – Full Day and Half Day Tours
With Day Tours across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Darwin, Uluru, Alice Springs, Perth and Adelaide, leave the stress of driving in an unknown city to a friendly local expert as we show you the must-see sights of the region and share our knowledge of its history and culture.
Our Travel Directors come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all share a passion for travel and their country. These experienced professionals guiding you on our Guided Holidays itineraries show you what the guidebooks can’t – a true insider’s perspective of each destination. Each Travel Director has been through a bespoke training program and many have at least five years’ experience under their belt.
On our wide range of Short Breaks and Day Tours, a passionate regional expert will join you as your reliable Driver and tour guide.
While International travel between New Zealand and Australia is now possible, both governments advise you to exercise increased caution when travelling to and around New Zealand or Australia. While the COVID-19 risk to you may be considered low, outbreaks can occur and authorities could implement measures at short notice, which may impact your ability to move freely. It is possible that either government could close borders with limited notice, which may cause disruption to your travel. This is at your own risk, and cannot be the responsibility of AAT Kings Tours Pty Ltd.