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Antarctica Holidays

Experience a far away land of penguins, icebergs and snow-covered mountains

12 Night Itinerary from  £8,676

Lemaire Classic Tour

Head straight to Ushuaia to embark on a classic 10-night M/V Ocean Adventurer expedition cruise to the remote South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Departing from the UK: 4 March 2023 (other dates available)
  • Embark on a 10-night expedition cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Travel full board aboard the excellent M/V Ocean Adventurer with expert lectures and guides
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula on guided shore excursions
  • Marvel at remote icescapes seen by so few
  • Get up close to penguin colonies, seals and sea birds
  • Undertake a range of activities to immerse yourself in the frozen landscapes
  • Enjoy free time in Buenos Aires to get to know the 'Paris of the South'
  • Fly direct to the Argentine capital with British Airways

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

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Buenos Aires - 1 Night

Day 1 - Overnight flight to Buenos Aires

Day 2 - At leisure in Buenos Aires 

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Saturday, 02 July 2022

Overnight flight to Buenos Aires

Depart London on an overnight direct British Airways flight to Buenos Aires (other airlines/airports are available).


Sunday, 03 July 2022

At leisure in Buenos Aires

On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your chosen hotel in the centre of the city for a 1 night stay. In the afternoon you will have some free time to explore the city at your own pace, perhaps discovering its colourful La Boca neighbourhood, the old-time cafes of San Telmo and the grand architecture of the northern barrios.

De las Americas

Buenos Aires - Tourist Hotel

An elegant hotel with spacious rooms and situated in the heart of the Barrio Norte, an elegant residential and commercial district, within comfortable walking distance of the exclusive shops of the Santa Fe and 9 de Julio avenues. All 162 rooms have private facilities, TV and telephone, mini-bar, and air-conditioning. There is 24 hour room service, a restaurant, two bars and a weekend tango show.

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Mine Boutique

Buenos Aires - First Boutique

This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Palermo Soho, metres from Plaza Julio Cortazar and many other touristic points of the city such as La boca, San Telmo, and the Plaza de Mayo. With strong Thai influences mixed with modern elements, the ground floor is warmly decorated.

1944 Mine Boutique

Alvear Palace Hotel

Buenos Aires - Deluxe Hotel

In 1932 a classic was born in Buenos AIres, the Alvear Palace Hotel, a genuine palace right in the heart of the city. Constructed of materials imported from France, the hotel became one of the most characteristic buildings in town, strictly keeping the Louis XVI style.

Situated in the elegant quarter of Recoleta, close to the Park, lined with excellent restaurants and street cafes. Rooms are spacious and service and decor are first class

Recently the hotel has been completely refurbished, sticking to the original glory.

 

1939 Alvear Palace Hotel
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Antarctica Expedition Cruise - 10 Nights

Day 3 - Fly to Ushuaia 

Day 4 - Embark Ocean Adventurer and set sail

Day 5 - Crossing Drake Passage

Day 6 - Crossing Drake Passage 

Day 7 - The Antarctic Peninsula

Day 8 - The Antarctic Peninsula

Day 9 - Last day in the Antarctic Peninsula

Day 10 - South Shetland Islands

Day 11 - Back across Drake Passage

Day 12 - Towards Ushuaia

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Monday, 04 July 2022

Fly to Ushuaia

Transfer to Buenos Aires airport and fly to Ushuaia, a small but bustling port town at the tip of South America. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.


Tuesday, 05 July 2022

Embark Ocean Adventurer and set sail

Morning free to explore Ushuaia. Embark the M/V Ocean Adventurer in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next time you see land, you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!


Wednesday, 06 July 2022

Crossing Drake Passage

Your days at sea are filled with presentations led by your Expedition Team who will prepare you for the wildlife, glaciology and history that will greet you upon your arrival. In between presentations spend time on deck looking for wildlife or chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar.

 


Thursday, 07 July 2022

Crossing Drake Passage

Continue sailing towards the Antarctic Peninsula.


Friday, 08 July 2022

Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

The most common reaction upon reaching the White Continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is beyond words, since few places are as untouched and enduring as Antarctica. You will begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travellers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica, we witness something new or unexpected, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other, creating a unique, personal experience.

 


Saturday, 09 July 2022

Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula

Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore glaciated bays, channels and landing sites. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station or consorting with chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins, all of which can be found here. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, minkes, or perhaps orcas while on a Zodiac cruise. Each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy.


Sunday, 10 July 2022

Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula

Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier. Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.


Monday, 11 July 2022

South Shetland Islands

Depending on the weather, we explore the South Shetland Islands. The volcanic islands of the South Shetlands are windswept and often cloaked in mist, but they do offer subtle pleasures: There’s a wide variety of flora (mosses, lichens, flowering grasses) and no small amount of fauna (gentoo penguins, chinstrap penguins, southern giant petrels). In Deception Island, the ship plunges through Neptune’s Bellows and into the flooded caldera. Here you find hot springs, an abandoned whaling station, and thousands of cape petrels – along with kelp gulls, brown and south polar skuas, and Antarctic terns. A good hike is a possibility in this fascinating and desolate volcanic landscape.


Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Back across Drake Passage

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.


Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Towards Ushuaia

Sail to Ushuaia. Enjoy a memorable farewell dinner with your fellow explorers tonight to celebrate the end of your Antarctic adventure.

Ocean Adventurer

Antarctica Cruises - First Expedition Ship

Why choose an Ocean Adventurer Antarctica Cruise:

  • Freshly refurbished for 2018, with a stunning new look throughout
  • 132 passenger capacity, for an intimate cruising experience
  • Choice of cabins, all with exterior views and private en-suite facilities
  • Ice-strengthened hull for Polar experience
  • Optional camping experience
  • Range of itineraries available, including Falklands 
  • Choice of flying over the Drake Passage from Punta Arenas
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Building Buenos Aires

Return to Buenos Aires - 1 Night

Day 13 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 14 - Return flight to UK

Day 15 - Arrive in the UK

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Thursday, 14 July 2022

Fly to Buenos Aires 

After breakfast disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, staying for one night.


Friday, 15 July 2022

Return flight to UK

This morning you will have some time for some last minute sightseeing or shopping before being taken to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

 


Saturday, 16 July 2022

Arrive in the UK

Mine Boutique

Buenos Aires - First Boutique

This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Palermo Soho, metres from Plaza Julio Cortazar and many other touristic points of the city such as La boca, San Telmo, and the Plaza de Mayo. With strong Thai influences mixed with modern elements, the ground floor is warmly decorated.

1944 Mine Boutique

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season
Travel Dates October 2022 - December 2023
Room Arrangement First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £8,676

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 15 Days / 12 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 10-night M/V Ocean Adventurer Antarctica Expedition Cruise including all meals, soft drinks, beer and wine with meals and tea/coffee throughout
  • All shore excursions on the cruise
  • FREE expedition parka jacket to keep
  • FREE use of rubber boots or snow shoes for shore landings
  • All port fees on the cruise
  • Breakfast every day on land arrangements 
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Prices per person sharing a twin cabin

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