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    Places visited:

  • Buenos Aires
  • Ushuaia
  • Polar Cruise
  • Antarctica
  • South Georgia
  • Stanley
  • Sit among a king penguin colony 100,000's of birds.

  • Walk from Stromness to Fortuna bay in the footsteps of Shackleton, Crean and Worsley.

  • See wandering albatross on their nests.

  • Marvel at icebergs carved in to hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.

  • Spend time on deck watching wandering albatross circle the boat whilst keeping an eye open for whales.

  • Kayak or trek in peace through untouched regions.

Audley Travel specialist Fiona

What our specialists say...

This is a truly amazing journey that should be at the top of the wish list for anyone with an interest in wildlife, history, geology, remoteness or ice. The Falklands offer visitors a unique selection of wildlife from rock hopper penguins to nest black brow albatross, while South Georgia is home to countless king penguins, seals and wandering albatross as well as the history of whalers and Shackleton. To add to this you will also visit the Antarctic Peninsula and marvel at the ice and scenery there. This itinerary is based on a private ensuite cabin, giving a realistic price and the possibility of less expensive cabins if wanted to explore those options.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Buenos Aires
  • Ushuaia
  • Antarctica
  • South Georgia
  • Antarctica
  • South Georgia
  • Antarctica
  • Stanley
  • Antarctica
  • Ushuaia
  • Buenos Aires

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Buenos Aires.

Day 2 Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon free to explore the city.

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Day 3 Ushuaia

Buenos Aires , Ushuaia

Flight to Ushuaia and transfer to your pre-expedition hotel.

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Day 4 Polar Cruise

Ushuaia , Polar Cruise

Free time in the morning to explore the city before you board the ship and set sail, surrounded by snow capped mountains, along the Beagle Channel. (This trip is based on a twin window suite).

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Day 5 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

The ship will enter Drakes Passage in the middle of the night - we have experienced this fearsome stretch of water in every mood from dead calm to conditions probably best left !

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Day 6 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

On a good crossing you will get a sight of landfall by the end of today.

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Day 7 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

Reaching the Antarctic Peninsula you will have landing each day. Generally there will be two but may be more or less depending on the weather and opportunities that present themselves.

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Day 8 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

Exploring Antarctica.

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Day 9 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

Exploring Antarctica.

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Day 10 Polar Cruise

South Georgia , Polar Cruise

Today the ship will reach Elephant Island where Shackleton left the majority of his men under the command of Frank Wild while he sailed to South Georgia for help.

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Day 11 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

A day at sea on the way to South Georgia.

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Day 12 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

The journey continues to South Georgia - Shackleton and his men sailed this in an open life boat 100 years ago with just a sextant and Frank Worsley to guide them.

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Day 13 Polar Cruise

South Georgia , Polar Cruise

Today you will reach South Georgia and start exploring this startling landscape.

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Day 14 Polar Cruise

South Georgia , Polar Cruise

Wildlife has claimed back the island that was once home to whalers and now it is a teeming paradise for a vast array of species.

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Day 15 Polar Cruise

South Georgia , Polar Cruise

South Georgia is made up of near vertical volcanoes rising up from the ocean. It is simply spectacular.

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Day 16 Polar Cruise

South Georgia , Polar Cruise

More time to explore South Georgia - perhaps landing at Grytviken to visit Shackletons final resting place and raise a glass to "The Boss".

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Day 17 Polar Cruise

South Georgia , Polar Cruise

Your final day in South Georgia exploring the northern tip.

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Day 18 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

A day at sea on the way to the Falkland's.

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Day 19 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

A day at sea on the way to the Falkland's.

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Day 20 Polar Cruise

Stanley , Polar Cruise

A day to explore Stanley.

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Day 21 Polar Cruise

Antarctica , Polar Cruise

A day at sea on the way to Argentina.

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Day 22 Polar Cruise

Ushuaia , Buenos Aires , Polar Cruise

Landing back in Argentina you will disembark and fly back to Buenos Aires.

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Day 23 Polar Cruise

Buenos Aires , Polar Cruise , International return flight

Start your journey home (although we would recommend taking a few days to relax and take in the journey you have been on before heading back to the real world!).

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Day 24 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Lizzie
Audley Travel specialist Nik

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The specialist who designs your trip to Antarctica will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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Stanley