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Classic Antarctica
TQ-APT-406330
13 days from
£6,895
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Trip Highlights
Start Destination
Buenos Aires
End Destination
Buenos Aires
Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive Buenos Aires (Argentina)
On arrival in the Argentinian capital today, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, enjoy some time at leisure and perhaps step out to explore this vibrant city.
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Day 2
Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Embark Antarctica Cruise
This morning, transfer to the airport. Board your included flight to Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego regarded by many as the world’s most southerly city. On arrival you’ll be transferred to your luxury expedition ship, Le Boréal. Greeted by your knowledgeable Expedition Leader and a team of expert naturalist guides with a contagious passion for the White Continent, the atmosphere aboard is one of excitement. Enjoy some time to settle into your luxurious stateroom and explore the ship’s amenities before heading to the Captain’s Welcome Dinner where you’ll get an insight into what to expect on the action-filled days to come. Afterwards, head to the viewing deck to admire the mountainous scenery of South America’s most southerly tip on an early evening cruise down the Beagle Channel in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago. Your wildlife spotting begins here as you pass colonies of Magellanic penguin, Rock Cormorants and sea lions.
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Day 3
Drake Passage
Over the course of the next two days, you’ll cross the Drake Passage, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. During this time, learn more about the adventures ahead as you participate in a range of informative, interactive and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history and geology of Antarctica.
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Day 4
Drake Passage
Enjoy your second day cruising through the Drake Passage to Antarctica.
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Day 5
Antarctic Peninsula
On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water. Utilising the vast knowledge of your experienced naturalist guides and Expedition Leader, your Captain will charter a course based on the most exciting sightseeing opportunities available and the most favourable ice and weather conditions. For the next five days you’ll enjoy thrilling morning and afternoon Zodiac rides with your experienced Expedition Team who will get you up close to the towering glaciers. Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you’re taken to visit gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries. You’re also likely to encounter Weddell, crabeater, leopard and Antarctic fur seals. These chilly waters are often frequented by hunting orca and the breaching forms of humpback and minke whales, so be sure to keep an eye out. Although landing sites will vary depending on conditions, the route will feature the most scenic bays and channels, including the stunning Lemeire Channel and Neko Bay, where icebergs loom in a shade of captivating blue. Head to the shores of Deception Island, an active volcano surrounded by distinctive black sand. Once an old whaling station, you will see giant barrels and bleached white whale bones scattered along the deserted beaches as well as impressive elephant seals lounging along the shore. You may get the chance to stop at Port Lockroy, an active scientific base studying gentoo penguins. Here, you can take the chance to send a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp.
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Day 6
Antarctic Peninsula
Learn more about this amazing part of the world during lectures and on board presentations as you continue on your luxury cruise.
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Day 7
Antarctic Peninsula
Continue to experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing opportunities.
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Day 8
Antarctic Peninsula
Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula.
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Day 9
Antarctic Peninsula
Bid farewell to Antarctica and return across the Drake Passage.
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Day 10
Drake Passage
The adventure continues as you bid farewell to the beautiful waters surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula and return across the Drake Passage.
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Day 11
Drake Passage
Travel the Drake Passage towards the bustling Argentinian city of Ushuaia, Along the way, be sure to keep a keen eye out for the wildlife that may be encountered en route.
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Day 12
Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Fly to Buenos Aires
Today you’ll disembark your ship in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport where you will board your included flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival back in Argentina’s capital, guests transfer to the city and check into your hotel before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.
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Day 13
Depart Buenos Aires
After breakfast, your journey draws to an end as you are transferred to Buenos Aires airport for your onward flight.
Additional Information
Included Experiences
  • 10 night Antarctica cruise aboard an exclusive charter for APT guests only
  • Two nights at the Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires
  • All flights within South America
  • All port charges and tipping
  • Choose from a range of luxury suites and staterooms, all with ocean views
  • APT Tour Director and Expedition Team including naturalist guides
  • Shore landings and Zodiac excursions
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Fine and casual dining options
  • All day complimentary beverages
  • Wildlife talks with naturalist guides
  • Jacket and beanie to keep you warm
  • Antarctic expedition boot rental
  • 24-hour medical centre
Dining
  • Includes 31 Meals - 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 10 Dinners

Suite Floor and Ship Plan

Le Boréal

Length: 142 m | Width: 18 m | Max. Passengers: 200 | Crew: 139. See Le Boréal Deck Plans here.


Retreat to your elegant and luxurious Deluxe Stateroom on Le Boréal after a day of discovery with APT.Luxury Staterooms

Carefully and thoughtfully designed, each stateroom aboard Le Boréal offers the finest in luxury and comfort. Spacious, elegant and considerate of your surroundings, every aspect of the cabin has been created with you and your destination in mind. Perfect for gazing out at the world of white and blue, almost every stateroom features a private balcony. With stunning views available around the clock, you can make the most of the 20 hours of sunlight that Antarctica enjoys during the summer months. From individually-controlled heating, to 24-hour room service, you’ll have everything you need.

Superior Stateroom

Deck 3. 226 square feet. See Superior Stateroom floor plans here.

Deluxe Stateroom

Deck 3. 200 square feet + 43 square feet balcony. See Deluxe Stateroom floor plans here.

Prestige Stateroom

Deck 4, 5 and 6. 200 square feet + 43 square feet balcony. See Prestige Stateroom floor plans here.

Indulge with an upgrade on the Le Boréal's most spacious suite on your APT Antarctica adventure.Suite Upgrades

If you’re seeking an extra level of indulgence, upgrade to one of the ship’s more spacious suites. Located on the higher decks, these offer superior views as well as a private butler service. Prestige Suites feature a separate lounge area, bath and shower, while the Owner’s Suite offers the ultimate extravagance, boasting a private panoramic balcony, lounge area, dining table, bar and two ensuites. With a lift on board to take you effortlessly to each level, you can save all your energy for exploring. With every aspect carefully considered, Le Boréal’s suites are the epitome of luxury cruising.

Deluxe Suite

Deck 6. 290 square feet + 54 square feet balcony. See Deluxe Suite floor plans here.

Prestige Suite

Deck 5. 398 square feet + 86 square feet balcony. See Prestige Suite floor plans here.

Owner's Suite

Deck 6. 592 square feet + 129 square feet balcony. See Owner's Suite floor plans here.

Trip notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • All flights within South America are included
  • Weather and water conditions may cause changes to Antarctica cruise itinerary
  • Travel insurance is compulsory
  • Solo travellers, please enquire for pricing
  • Prices are for land, cruise and internal flights as specified only
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