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Signature Antarctica: Highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula

14 days from £8,282pp

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Signature Antarctica: Highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula

14 days from £8,282pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip

 

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You don’t have to venture deep into this huge continent – larger than Europe – to have a rewarding experience of what Antarctica has to offer. One of the most frequent and popular itineraries is this journey which crosses the Drake Passage to visit the most accessible region of the continent around the Antarctic Peninsula, a slim finger of land and offshore islands reaching out from the main continental mass towards southern Argentina. You will observe prolific wildlife, extraordinary ice-carved landscapes and  evidence of the human impact – derelict whaling stations, and research outposts.

You’ll view the highlights from your ship, zodiac or on shore excursions; but, on some departures and only if conditions permit, you may also be able to opt to venture onto the ice and ski, paddle round the bergs in a kayak, or even indulge in a spot of mountaineering.

This expedition reveals the snow-drenched mountains and icebergs of these more accessible fringes of the White Continent. The cliffs and bays are brought to life by the chattering and wheeling of birdlife, sea-lions and penguins. You pass through the oft stormy Drake Passage and the Antarctic Convergence, where the upwelling of nutrients as warm water meets cold attracts wildlife in astonishing abundance.

The specific itinerary shown below, departure dates and costs are based on the Ocean Diamond. Other ships operating the same route on different dates and with different prices include Silver ExplorerUshuaia, Sea Adventurer.  Click on the Departure Schedule tab above for more information.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel in downtown Buenos Aires.

Day 2

Guided city tour.

Day 3

Fly south to Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), overnight in hotel.

Day 4

Embark your cruise ship.

Days 5-6

Cross the Drake Passage.

Days 7-11

Visit the South Shetland Islands, on to and explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

Days 12-13

Cross the Drake Passage. Disembark in Ushuaia; fly to Buenos Aires.

Day 14

Transfer to airport for international flight.

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Included in this holiday

Buenos Aires
Places visited

 
Antarctica
Things to do

 
Ocean Diamond
Accommodation

 

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