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Antarctica Classic

Antarctica Classic

 Description: 

The Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. 

 

What's Included:

9 nts aboard the G Expedition. 1 nt hotel in Ushuaia. Arrival and departure transfers. Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team. Lectures and educational programs. Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16. Expedition parka.

 

Prices from €6,999 pp

  • Travel Style:  Marine
  • Physical Demands:  2 - Light
  • Continent:  Antarctica
  • Duration:  11 days
  • International flights not included 

Brief Itinerary:

 

Day 1 – Ushuaia: 

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city. 

 

Day 2 – Ushuaia/Drake Passage (Breakfast | Dinner): 

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

 

Days 3–4 – Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands (Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner): 

The adventure begins with an 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the Expedition's wake. 

 

Days 5–8 – South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula (Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner):

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history.   

 

Days 9–10 – Drake Passage/Ushuaia (Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner): 

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings. 

 

Day 11 – Ushuaia (Breakfast): 

Disembark the Expedition after breakfast.

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Send us an email, give us a call Dublin 01 6619090 Cork 021 4320710    for expert impartial advice :) 

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