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Argentina & Antarctica Holidays

The Explorer Tour

18 Night Itinerary from £9,92410,513$12,894

Landmark Multi-country Tour

Embark on a luxury expedition cruise across Drake Passage to one of the world's true wildnernesses. Admire the towering glaciers, penguin colonies and breathtaking icescapes of the Antarctic Peninsula

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An expedition cruise to the frozen continent - a land of immense glaciers & amazing wildlife

Embark on a luxury expedition cruise across Drake Passage to one of the world's true wildnernesses. Admire the towering glaciers, penguin colonies and breathtaking icescapes of the Antarctic Peninsula

Travel Highlights

  • Embark on a memorable journey from Argentina to the remote Antarctic wilderness
  • Start with a tour and free time in Buenos Aires, the 'Paris of South America'
  • Admire the colourful houses of La Boca and choose to attend a tango show
  • Continue to the Lake District, a region of pristine forest, lakes and volcanoes
  • Follow walking trails, horse ride or enjoy picnics in splendid alpine scenery
  • Fly to Tierra del Fuego to begin your ten night Antarctica Expedition Cruise
  • Sail aboard the luxury Sea Spirit, with superior comfort and spacious cabins
  • Explore the icy landscapes on regular excursions
  • Discover sheltered bays and gaze at huge glaciers and icebergs
  • Encounter penguins, sea birds, seals and whales

Journey Breakdown

The Explorer Tour
Travel Itinerary

Buenos Aires Days 1 - 3

Day 1 - Overnight flight to Buenos Aires

Day 2 - Buenos Aires

Day 3 - Explore Buenos Aires and around

Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Overnight flight to Buenos Aires

Depart on overnight flight to Buenos Aires. 

Day 2 - Buenos Aires

On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay. Afternoon guided tour of Buenos Aires, named the “Paris of South America” for its turn of the century French architecture. We visit La Boca, with its brightly coloured houses, the cathedral, the Recoleta area and the Presidential Palace, with its famous balcony where successive leaders have made appearances. Optional dinner and tango show in the evening. 

Day 3 - Explore Buenos Aires and around

Day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires or choose from a number of optional tours and excursions: tango classes; traditional bars and cafes of San Telmo; Colon Theatre; Evita & Peronism tour; art in Buenos Aires; Argentine Dinner experience; Buenos Aires' Jewish heritage; hidden Buenos Aires; underground tunnels of Buenos Aires; the life and times of Diego Maradona; estancias of the Pampa; Delta del Tigre day trip; day trip across the Rio Plata to Uruguay.

Argentine Lake District Days 4 - 6

Days 4-6 The Argentine Lake District

Itinerary Description

Days 4-6 Bariloche

Fly to Bariloche, in Argentina’s Lake District, where we stay for three nights. This friendly alpine town is surrounded by beautiful mountain countryside, with excellent hotels and country lodges. The scenery ranges from lush, snow-covered mountain peaks and beautiful lakes, to the dry Pampa in the lowlands. It is a hub for outdoor activities, horse riding and walking the numerous trails; a wonderful place for picnics on the shore of picturesque lakes. Gabriela, our local guide, has a detailed knowledge of the area.

Antarctica Expedition Cruise Days 7 - 17

Day 7 - Fly to Ushuaia

Days 8-17 - Sea Spirit Antarctica Expedition Cruise

Itinerary Description

Day 7 - Fly to Ushuaia

Fly to Ushuaia and transfer to your hotel for one night.

Day 8 - Ushuaia & Embarkation

Morning at leisure to explore Ushuaia. Afternoon transfer to the port and embark the luxury M/V Sea Spirit for your 10 night expedition cruise on a full board basis. We set sail south along the Beagle Channel.

Sea Spirit Expedition Vessel in detail

Antarctica cruise map

Days 9-10 - 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 11-15 - Antarctic Peninsula

We explore the 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, sumptuous meals and incredible scenery. 

Days 16-17 - Return to Ushuaia

Sail northbound back to Ushuaia. Enjoy a memorable farewell dinner at the end of our Antarctic adventure.

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 18 - 21

Day 18 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 19 - Buenos Aires 

Day 20 - Overnight flight to UK

Day 21 - Arrive in the UK

Itinerary Description

Day 18 - Fly to Buenos Aires

After breakfast disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, where we stay for two nights.

Day 19 - Buenos Aires

Your final day in Argentina. A chance to explore at your leisure. Discover the artistic, bohemian district of Palermo with cafes, galleries and shops or perhaps take the ferry across the river to the old colonial settlement of Colonia in Uruguay.

Day 20 - Overnight return flight to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 21 - Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

The Explorer 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 - - £9,924 - - £13,845
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - + £9,070 - - + £11,635
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel DatesNovemberDecember - February
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - - €10,512 - - €18,383
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - + €10,432 - - + €10,019
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel DatesNovemberDecember - February
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - - $12,893 - - $13,845
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - + $12,699 - - + $20,827
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Booking Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • 21 Days / 18 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
  • 21 Days / 18 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
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 21 Days / 18 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
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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