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€10,125 Per person
15 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This trip is ideal for any traveller looking to experience the white continent for the first time or the twentieth time as each and every trip is unique. Crossing the legendary Drake Passage is always an experience ranging from very rough to mill pond calm, but always a great experience and with fantastic wildlife. When you reach the peninsula the seas flatten out and the glorious splendour of such a naturally beautiful and untouched place, and of course there are plenty of penguins to stop it being too quiet!

Itinerary highlights

  • Sit among a penguin colony.

  • 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 Nik

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Antarctica. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

  • Your trip will be unique
  • We work to your interests and budget
  • Advice from first-hand expertise
  • Buenos Aires
  • Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego
  • Antarctica
  • Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego
  • Buenos Aires

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

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

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Have the afternoon to explore Argentina's diverse capital.

Day 3 Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego

Buenos Aires , Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego

Fly to the world's most southerly city of Ushuaia where you can sample the local delicacy - king crab!

Day 4 Polar Cruise

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Free time in the morning to explore the city before you board the ship and set sail along the Beagle Channel. Settle in to your cabin (this version is based on a mid range twin cabin with an ensuite)

Day 5 Polar Cruise

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You will enter Drakes Passage at around 2am and the day will be spent making your want across this notorious stretch of water. Surprisingly the wildlife spotting on the way can be amazing with wandering albatross, Wilsons petrel and even blue whales possible.

Day 6 Polar Cruise

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Come to the end of the Drake Passage and start to spot the first icebergs as you approach the South Shetland Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 7 Polar Cruise

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Shore landings and excursions on the Antarctic Peninsula and nearby islands such as Petermand, Livingston and Deception. There will generally be two excursions per day.

Day 8 Polar Cruise

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Shore landings in Antarctica. You may also have the chance to camp on the ice, go kayaking or even snorkelling or diving. More and more adventure options are being added to Antarctic expeditions so please do ask if you are interested.

Day 9 Polar Cruise

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Shore landings in Antarctica.

Day 10 Polar Cruise

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Shore landings in Antarctica.

Day 11 Polar Cruise

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Start crossing back over the Drake Passage.

Day 12 Polar Cruise

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At sea crossing the Drake Passage.

Day 13 Buenos Aires

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Early morning arrival back in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for a flight to Buenos Aires, where you will spend the night. We have kept this itinerary short but we would also recommend that, if you have time, you head out to an estancia to relax for a day or two. Trips to Antarctica can be hard work as you are constantly on the move and lots of people are in need of a few days' rest before returning home.

Day 14 International return flight

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Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Fiona

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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.

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