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Antarctica Classic

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Set foot on Antarctica—the world's least visited continent
Includes return economy airfares

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Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light—the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation.

Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Set foot on Antarctica—the world's least visited continent
  • Watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the Drake Passage
  • Brave the chill by taking an optional polar plunge
  • Witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers

Holiday Type

Wildlife & Nature
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What's included
  • International flights
  • 9 nights aboard the G Expedition boat, 1 night hotel in Ushuaia
  • All meals included on board the G Expedition. Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Transport: G Expedition, private bus, Zodiac excursions
  • Expedition team member per 10 guests
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
  • Expedition parka
  • Antarctica destination guidebook
Need to know
  • 134-passenger polar expedition ship
  • The ship has 14 Zodiacs that allow you to visit the shores of Antarctica
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Itinerary

Days 1-2
Fly from the UK to Ushuaia

Fly from the UK to Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 3
Ushuaia/Drake Passage

Ushuaia/Drake Passage

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the MS Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Days 4-5
Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands

Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands

Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the Expedition's wake.

Days 6-9
South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula

South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history. This is what we've all been waiting for - a chance to explore step foot on the Great White Continent! Over the next 4 days the Expedition will navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula. Our goal is to attempt two excursions per day while navigating through the area but the itinerary and daily schedule will be based on the local weather and ice conditions. During the voyage, learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

Days 10-11
Drake Passage - Ushuaia

Drake Passage - Ushuaia

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings. Leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. In between bird watching and whale watching and enjoying some final lectures by the expedition staff, this is a chance to relax and review the adventures of the past week before returning to Ushuaia. Remember, the best way to experience the wildlife of the Drake Passage is to be on deck keeping a look out for Albatross, Prions, and Whales!

Days 12-13
Depart Ushuaia and return to the UK

Depart Ushuaia and return to the UK

Disembark the Expedition after breakfast.

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