Expedition Cruise To The Frozen Continent

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Run by: Veloso Tours

Reference number: lemaire-classic

From: £7218.00

Highlights

  • The quickest way to embark on a classic Antarctica Cruise
  • Embark on a ten night expedition cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Travel aboard the excellent M/V Sea Spirit with expert crew and guides
  • Marvel at remote icescapes seen by so few
  • Get up close to penguin colonies, seals and sea birds
  • Undertake a range of activities to immerse yourself in the frozen landscapes
  • Enjoy free time in Buenos Aires to get to know the 'Paris of the South'
  • Fly direct to the Argentine capital with British Airways

Buenos Aires - Days 1 - 2

Day 1 - Overnight flight to Buenos Aires - Depart London on an overnight direct British Airways flight to Buenos Aires (other airlines/airports available).

Day 2 - Buenos Aires At Leisure - On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in the centre of the city. In the afternoon you will have some free time to explore the city at your own pace, perhaps discovering its colourful La Boca neighbourhood, the old-time cafes of San Telmo and the grand architecture of the northern barrios.

Antarctica Expedition Cruise - Days 3 - 12

Day 3 - Fly to Ushuaia - Transfer to the airport for a mid-morning flight south to Ushuaia, the capital of Argentine Tierra del Fuego and the world's southernmost city. You will be met upon arrival and taken to your hotel, with the afternoon at leisure.

Day 4 - Ushuaia & Embarkation - Morning at leisure to explore Ushuaia. Afternoon transfer to the port and embark on the M/V Sea Spirit luxury expedition cruise, and sail south along the Beagle Channel.

Sea Spirit Expedtion Vessel in detail

Antarctica cruise map

Days 5-6 - Crossing Drake Passage - We sail past Tierra del Fuego Islands to cross Drake Passage. Albatrosses are common here and the ship’s fins help with stability in the event of rough seas. Enjoy briefi ngs and lectures as expert naturalist guides prepare you for your visit to Antarctica.

Days 7-10 - Antarctic Peninsula - South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. The captain will take advantage of weather conditions and long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to observe wildlife, view amazing scenery and take excursions ashore by zodiac. Waters rich in krill are home to a wide variety of whale, penguin and seal species.

Antarctica Cruise Holiday

We also stop at an Antarctic research station. We sail to the vast Gerlache Strait, with sheltered bays, accessible wildlife and stunning scenery. Visit Deception Island, pass the famous Lemaire Channel with calm waters, mountains and icebergs of every size and discover Paradise Bay. Everyday there are memorable excursions, sumptous meals and incredible scenery. 

Days 11-12 - Return to Ushuaia - Sail northbound again and enjoy a memorable farewell dinner, offering the chance to relax and savor the memories created on the frozen continent.

Buenos Aires - Days 13 - 15

Day 13 - Disembark & fly to Buenos Aires - After breakfast disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, staying for one night.

Day 14-15 - Buenos Aires & Overnight return flight to UK - This morning you will have some time for some last minute sightseeing or shopping before being taken to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK, departing mid-afternoon.

What's Included

  • 15 Days / 12 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Ten night Sea Spirit Antarctica Expedition Cruise, all meals & excursions
  • Breakfast every day
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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