With over 85 years experience in the travel industry, the APT Group gives you security in your travels. Botanica’s founder, Judy Vanrenen, has 30 years tourism and business experience and was awarded the coveted Centenary Medal by the Australian Federal Government in 2003 for her voluntary services improving the performance of small business. We understand the complexities of business and know how to run a responsible tourism business. Botanica is a truly professional tour operator with suppliers and offices based all around the world.
Why you will enjoy travelling with Botanica
Sightseeing and Botanical Experiences
Botanica’s specialised itineraries combine iconic, must-see destinations with the opportunity to tour stately homes, castles, chateaux and magnificent gardens. On some tours you can even combine your land sightseeing with a luxurious cruise.
Travel With Like-minded People
Travelling with people who share a common interest is a great way to make new friends and ensure your comfort as part of a group. Share your botanical knowledge and experience with travellers and likewise learn from others.
Learn From Botanical Guides and Guest Lecturers
On most tours we provide a specialist Botanical Guide to enhance your touring experience. Our Botanical Guides offer a wealth of information about each garden you visit.
Flexibility of Freedom of Choice Touring Options
On many days, we offer you a selection of sightseeing activities so that you can personalise your holiday at no extra cost. Alternatively, choose to have some free time.
Visit Iconic and Private Gardens
Our tours and cruises provide you with an opportunity to see the beautiful gardens you have read or heard about.
Travel ‘Off the Beaten Track’
You will discover hidden gems you didn’t know existed. We will also take you to places that are difficult to find on your own or that are open exclusively for Botanica groups.
Relax Knowing All Gratuities are Included in the Price
With Botanica you never need to worry about tipping as it is all included in the tour price.
Leisurely Touring without Constant Early Morning Starts
Our itineraries are carefully planned to ensure that you can take your time to explore each garden you visit on tour, with minimal driving time between each destination.
Make Your Own Itinerary
Many Botanica tours can be combined; you may just require an extra flight or hotel night between the tours.