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Antarctica holidays 2020 & 2021

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Antarctica’s a place of almost engulfing whiteness, hard to fathom yet libraries of writings have been dedicated to it. Whatever draws you there, our specialists understand. They have all experienced this ultimate wilderness first-hand and will work with you to plan an Antarctic expedition cruise that’s tailored to your needs. They’ll take into account how much time you want to spend at sea, how active you wish to be, and whether you want to expand your trip to take in South Georgia or the Falkland Islands.

Our polar team will prepare you for the sights and the sensory bombardment of this land of eternal winter. Penguins are your constant (and you might spot whales, if you’re lucky). But, our specialists will explain, holidays to Antarctica are also about absorbing the sheer scale and surreal shapes of the continent’s landscapes: its glaciers, icebergs, ice floes and mountains.

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Suggested tours for Antarctica

These tours 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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Travel Advice

Practical tips for travelling to Antarctica, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

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Our detailed brochures feature trip ideas and travel experiences recommended by our specialists.

Antarctica in pictures

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

    My travels in Antarctica

    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.

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