Trip reference number: 2334

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Classic Antarctica

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An incredible voyage visiting prime wildlife sites along the Antarctic Peninsula and in the nearby South Shetland islands. The perfect introduction to the Antarctic!

Your journey begins and ends in the southern-most town in the world – Ushuaia, in Terra del Fuego – which nestles between the spectacular snow-capped mountains of the Andes and the Beagle Channel. You will travel across the Drake Passage (an experience in itself), accompanied by albatrosses and other seabirds, watching for whales and dolphins along the way.

Your first stop will normally be the Shetland Islands, where you visit enormous penguin rookeries, land on beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals, and observe wallowing elephant seals.  The vessel will then move on to the Antarctic Peninsula where you will have plenty of time to experience the special magic of this awe-inspiring wilderness.  Visit huge rookeries of Gentoo, chinstrap and adelie penguins, and see blue-eyed shags, kelp gulls and Cape petrels. You are also likely to see Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, while orcas, humpback ad minke whales are often encountered at close range.

Finally, you will head back north back across the Drake Passage before rounding Cape Horn and making your way back to Ushuaia. 

A typical Classic Antarctica itinerary is shown below, however, we offer a choice of itineraries, expedition vessels and cabin types to suit your requirements. 

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Embark in Ushuaia, Argentina
  2. Days 2-3: Cross the Drake Passage
  3. Days 4-8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
  4. Days 9-10: Sail back across the Drake Passage
  5. Day 11: Disembark in Ushuaia

Please note: Exact itinerary and duration will depend on your chosen vessel, departure date and local conditions.

  • Available*: Nov to Mar
  • Group size: Varies according to vessel
  • Price excluding international flights: From £6,775 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Accommodation in twin-share cabin
    • All meals on board ship
    • Guided shore excursions
  • Activities available:
    • Ice diving
    • Sea kayaking
    • Snowshoeing
    • Glacier walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

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

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