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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

  • 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 - At leisure in Buenos Aires 

Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Overnight flight to Buenos Aires 

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

Day 2 - 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.

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.

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.

 

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 for an overnight stay, with the afternoon at leisure.

Day 4 - Ushuaia and embarkation 

Morning at leisure to explore Ushuaia. Afternoon transfer to the port and embark 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 briefings 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, delicious 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 savour 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 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 14 - Return flight to UK

Day 15 - Arrive in the UK

Itinerary Description

Day 13 - 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 - 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.

Day 15 - Arrive in the UK

Legado Mitico

Buenos Aires - First Boutique

In Palermo Viejo a neighbourhood with an interesting past and an avant-garde present we find the Legado Mitico hotel, ideal for those who seek the authentic & sophisticated. Eleven ensuite rooms with air conditioned, LCD TV, minibar, and safe. There is a jacuzzi and solarium and internet access.

Loi Suites Recoleta

Buenos Aires - First Hotel

The Loi Suites Hotel is located in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires, close to the best shops and the trendy cafes overlooking the park. The hotel has 112 fully equipped rooms and suites combining style comfort and technology, and all decorated with tasteful beiges and creams creating a relaxing home away from home. There is a restaurant, bar, indoor heated swimming pool and health club.

Regal Pacific

Buenos Aires - First Hotel

Located in Puerto Madero the hotel is within walking distance to many of the city's attractions. The hotel offers comfortable guest rooms with luxurious bedding, bathroom linens and exclusive amenities, most advanced technologies & classy contemporary furnishings.

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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