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Antarctica Holidays

The Lemaire Classic Tour

12 Night Itinerary from £7,2187,401$9,105

Private Individual Tour

Head straight to Ushuaia to embark on a classic ten night Sea Spirit expedition cruise to the remote South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

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

Head straight to Ushuaia to embark on a classic ten night Sea Spirit expedition cruise to the remote South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

Travel Highlights

  • The quickest way to embark on a classic Antarctica Cruise
  • Embark on a ten night expedition cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Travel aboard the excellent M/V Sea Spirit with expert crew and guides
  • 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

Journey Breakdown

The Lemaire Classic Tour
Travel Itinerary

Buenos Aires Days 1 - 2

Day 1 - Overnight flight to Buenos Aires

Day 2 - Buenos Aires At Leisure

Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Overnight flight to Buenos Aires - Depart London on an overnight direct British Airways flight to Buenos Aires (other airlines/airports available).

Day 2 - Buenos Aires At Leisure - On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in the centre of the city. 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.

Antarctica Expedition Cruise Days 3 - 12

Day 3 - Fly to Ushuaia

Days 4-12 - Sea Spirit Antarctica Expedition Cruise

Itinerary Description

Day 3 - Fly to Ushuaia - Transfer to the airport for a mid-morning flight south to Ushuaia, the capital of Argentine Tierra del Fuego and the world's southernmost city. You will be met upon arrival and taken to your hotel, with the afternoon at leisure.

Day 4 - Ushuaia & Embarkation - Morning at leisure to explore Ushuaia. Afternoon transfer to the port and embark on the M/V Sea Spirit luxury expedition cruise, and sail south along the Beagle Channel.

Sea Spirit Expedtion Vessel in detail

Antarctica cruise map

Days 5-6 - Crossing Drake Passage - We sail past Tierra del Fuego Islands to cross Drake Passage. Albatrosses are common here and the ship’s fins help with stability in the event of rough seas. Enjoy briefi ngs and lectures as expert naturalist guides prepare you for your visit to Antarctica.

Days 7-10 - Antarctic Peninsula - South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. The captain will take advantage of weather conditions and long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to observe wildlife, view amazing scenery and take excursions ashore by zodiac. Waters rich in krill are home to a wide variety of whale, penguin and seal species.

Antarctica Cruise Holiday

We also stop at an Antarctic research station. We sail to the vast Gerlache Strait, with sheltered bays, accessible wildlife and stunning scenery. Visit Deception Island, pass the famous Lemaire Channel with calm waters, mountains and icebergs of every size and discover Paradise Bay. Everyday there are memorable excursions, sumptous meals and incredible scenery. 

Days 11-12 - Return to Ushuaia - Sail northbound again and enjoy a memorable farewell dinner, offering the chance to relax and savor the memories created on the frozen continent.

Sea Spirit

Antarctica - First Expedition Ship

The 114 passenger Sea Spirit is one of our favourite Antarctica expedition vessels. It has a comfortable and welcoming feel, with spacious lounge areas and superior manoeuvrability. Guests are infused with an adventurous spirit by the enthusiastic and highly experienced guides, who lead excursions in the zodiac boats and shore landings which take you onto the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

The Sea Spirit has a number of different suites to choose from. All suites are a minimum of 20 square metres, with en-suite facilities and either two porthole windows, a large picture window or, in the case of Deluxe and Premium suites, private balconies.

There are large communal areas, including an outdoor bistro, the Club Lounge and a library. A presentation lounge features state-of-the-art technology to facilitate informative discussions, lectures and social gatherings to prepare you for the upcoming excursions and reflect upon the unforgettable experiences enjoyed.

Buenos Aires Days 13 - 15

Day 13 - Disembark & fly to Buenos Aires

Day 14-15 - Buenos Aires & Overnight return flight to UK

Itinerary Description

Day 13 - Disembark & fly to Buenos Aires - After breakfast disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, staying for one night.

Day 14-15 - Buenos Aires & Overnight 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, departing mid-afternoon.

The Lemaire Classic Tour
Travel Details

Price Breakdown

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

SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel DatesNovemberDecember - February
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - £7,218 - - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel DatesNovemberDecember - February
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - €7,400 - - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel DatesNovemberDecember - February
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - $9,105 - - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Booking Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • 15 Days / 12 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Ten night Sea Spirit Antarctica Expedition Cruise, all meals & excursions
  • Breakfast every day
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • 15 Days / 12 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Ten night Sea Spirit Antarctica Expedition Cruise, all meals & excursions
  • Breakfast every day
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • 15 Days / 12 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Ten night Sea Spirit Antarctica Expedition Cruise, all meals & excursions
  • Breakfast every day
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person

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