Best of Antarctica Expedition

£5,795

INCLUDES:

Return flights from regional airports in the UK
11 days on a Best of Antarctica Expedition
Expedition Meal Plan as per itinerary
1 night accommodation in Ushuaia on Bed & Breakfast basis
1 night in Buenos Aires on Bed & Breakfast basis at the start and end of the expedition
Visiting Antarctica and Argentina

Low deposit of £800 per person

Valid for travel: 1 November – 13 November 2021 (alternative dates available)

Book by: 30 June 2020

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Best of Antarctica Expedition
From £5,795 per person

Destinations: Antarctica, Argentina

Includes:

  • Return international flights from regional airports in the UK and Ireland
  • Return domestic flights Buenos Aires – Ushuaia
  • 1 night at 4* hotel in Buenos Aires on B&B basis at the start and end of the expedition
  • 1 night accommodation at 3* hotel in Ushuaia on B&B basis prior to cruise
  • 11 days expedition cruise on the ship Oceon Endeavour in a Category 2 Triple Interior with all landings included
  • Regular trips out on a Zodiac boat to explore the area and search for wildlife
  • All airport transfers
  • Meals on full board basis
  • Yoga and wellness activities
  • Polar Expedition Fleece to keep
  • Polar Jacket and boots lent for the duration of the expedition cruise

Deposit of £800 per person

Book by: 30 June 2020

Valid for travel: 1 November – 13 November 2021 (alternative dates available)

Other Cabin types are available, please see additional information

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Ushuaia

Welcome to Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost city. You’ll be briefed at the hotel tonight on the journey and details for tomorrow’s embarkation, but if you happen to arrive early there are a surprising amount of ways to entertain yourself at ‘the End of the World’. Check out the Museo Maritimo to brush up on the region’s history, or take a stroll down Avenida San Martin if you’re after any last-minute essentials before departing. Oh, and did we mention this is Argentina – if all else fails, head to a local restaurant to get your fill of red wine and steak. Muy bueno.

Meals Included

There are no meals included on this day.

Special Information

An arrival transfer from the airport on Day 1 is included in your voyage fare. Full details will be sent with your final joining instructions.

Day 02: Ushuaia – Embarkation Day

This afternoon you’ll board the Ocean Endeavour, settle into your cabin and begin cruising down the stunning Beagle Channel, named for Charles Darwin’s ship. The channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America, and as the ship pulls away from port there’s always an air of anticipation. Wave goodbye to Argentina and know that the next time you see land you’ll be staring at Antarctica.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 03 – 04: Drake Passage

The time has come to cross the Drake Passage, the legendary body of water named after English explorer Sir Francis Drake. If the conditions are right, enjoy some time out on deck to spot dolphins, orcas or perhaps albatross. If the waters are a little rough, the Ocean Endeavour is equipped with some seriously lush facilities for you to take advantage of. As well as safety briefings, a comprehensive lecture program will run throughout the journey delivered by experts in Antarctica’s history, geology and biology. With any luck we’ll make it to land by early evening on Day 4 – a moment that always brings much excitement.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)

Day 05 – 08: Antarctic Peninsula

The adventure truly begins once the Antarctic Convergence is left in your wake and exchanged for four incredible days of exploring the Antarctic Peninsula. Stare wide-eyed at glaciers, mountains and an unimaginable array of wildlife as the sheer magnitude and rawness of the area comes to light. Every day is a new adventure, and you’ll explore ice-filled bays and channels as well as Antarctica itself on Zodiac excursions and by foot. While the landscapes will no doubt take your breath away, Antarctica is all about the wildlife. Visit penguin rookeries, spot humpback and minke whales and look out for leopard seals, all while calving glaciers crack through the immense silence. The landing sites visited will depend on the ship’s location and weather conditions, but for information on potential landing sites please contact us.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast (4)
  • Lunch (4)
  • Dinner (4)

Day 09 – 10: At Sea

Say goodbye to the Antarctic Peninsula as we begin our return leg to Ushuaia. Take the opportunity to share photographs with fellow travellers, use your now expert skills in wildlife spotting and enjoy the final lectures from your polar experts. It’s also a great opportunity to make use of the Ocean Endeavour’s health and wellness facilities, including its saunas, spa, heated pool, yoga classes and gym.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)

Day 11: Ushuaia – Disembarkation Day

Your Antarctic adventure draws to a close after breakfast this morning. Farewell your shipmates and transfer to the airport if you’re flying out today, or perhaps spend some more time exploring this incredible part of the world.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Excludes:
  • Tips
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks on board the cruise
  • Optional extras (kayaking, camping, photography and snow shoeing)

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Additional information

Alternative Cabin Types

Category 1 Single Interior – £6,825 per person
Category 3 Twin Interior – £6,825 per person
Category 4A Twin/Single Porthole – £7,290 per person
Category 5 Twin Window – £6,934 per person, Save £976 per person
Category 6 Comfort Twin – £7,329 per person, Save £1,046 per person
Category 7 Select Twin – £7,958 per person, Save £1,162 per peraon
Category 8 Superior – £7,505 per person, Save £2,035 per person
Category 9 Junior Suite – £8,086 per person, Save £2,229 per person
Category 10 Owners Suite £8,375 per person, Save £2,325 per person

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person and is subject to availability.
Valid for departure: 1 November – 13 November 2021 (alternative dates available)

For More Information

Please contact us on 01634 307906 for alternative dates, durations and departure airports.

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