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Antarctica holidays

Antarctica holidays

Encounter Antarctica's wildlife with a walk among penguin colonies on a tailor-made cruise

Antarctica, the great white continent, has had an incredible allure on travellers for centuries. Nowadays you do not have to be as intrepid as those explorers of the past, as a number of comfortable ships can take you there on a cruise to see the amazing landscapes and animals.

Flight Time

23 hours (Ushuaia, Argentina, via Buenos Aires)

Time Zone

UTC -3

Recommended Airlines

Air France, British Airways, KLM and TAM

Where can you fly from?

Flights to Antarctica are available from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow

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Audley Travel specialist Fiona

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Antarctica specialists on 01993 838 615

Suggested itineraries for Antarctica

These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to Antarctica could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to travelling in Antarctica

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Antarctica. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Antarctica at its best.

My travels in Antarctica, 2017

Country specialist Nik was fortunate to experience the beauty of Antarctica on a recent trip. In this short video he captures the wildlife and scenery, while crossing Drake Passage.

Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

A typical polar day

A trip to the Arctic or Antarctic is a real adventure but many travellers are unsure of what to expect during their voyage. Here, we share with you what a typical day on an expedition cruise in the Arctic or Antarctic is like and what you can expect to see and do.

M/V Orlova, Antarctica

Antarctic expedition cruises

Audley’s Polar specialists describe what to expect from a trip to Antarctica. They explain the logistics of cruising on an expedition vessel and how you explore the wildlife and landscapes. They also discuss what makes Antarctica such a captivating destination.

Zodiac cruise, Fournier Bay, Antarctica

Activity holidays in Antarctica

Visit an explorer's hut, swim in thermal springs, walk among king penguins - we can arrange these activities for your Antarctica adventure, among many more.

Zodiac excursion

Choosing your polar cruise

The awe-inspiring polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctic, are amongst the most beautiful and captivating in the world. Irrespective of which region you choose, visiting one of the world’s ultimate travel frontiers should prove to be a truly unforgettable and enriching experience.

Fiona on the Antarctica Peninsula
Start planning your trip

Provide us with a few starting details about your travel plans, and one of our Antarctica specialists will be in touch to give you suggestions and ideas.