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Classic Antarctica

FROM $11,995

A journey to Antarctica really is the definitive trip of a lifetime. From the fascinating wildlife to thrilling Zodiac rides and unparalleled glacial scenery, this breathtaking world of white will leave you awestruck.

Offering the ultimate luxury cruising experience is Le Boréal. Purpose-built with a fleet of Zodiacs on standby for impromptu excursions, this state-of-the-art vessel allows you to get up close to hidden penguin rookeries, larger-than-life icefields and noisy seal colonies at a whims notice. The possibilities are endless.

Privately chartered and with a maximum of 200 guests, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable and personable Expedition Team while enjoying the luxuries and personalised service that APT is renowned for. Join us for an intimate exploration of one of the world’s most incredible destinations.

  • DURATION 12 NIGHTS
  • TYPE LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISE
  • OPERATES 31 JAN & 10 FEB 2018
  • DEPARTS BUENOS AIRES (RETURN)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arrive Buenos Aires (Argentina)

On arrival in the Argentinian capital today, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of Recoleta. After settling in, enjoy some time at leisure.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel

DAY 2 Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Embark Antarctica Cruise

Transfer to the airport and board your included flight to Ushuaia. Enjoy a city sights tour before being transferred to your luxury expedition ship, Le Lyrial, and be greeted by your Expedition Leader and a team of expert naturalist guides. Take some time to settle in before enjoying the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. Afterwards, head to the deck to take in the stunning scenery of the Beagle Channel.

Stay: Le Lyrial (BD)

DAY 3 Drake Passage

Sail across the Drake Passage, where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet 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. These sessions will be delivered by your knowledgeable Expedition Team.

Stay: Le Lyrial (BLD)

DAY 4 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 knowledge of your Expedition Team, 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 six days, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon Zodiac rides.
Stay: Le Lyrial (BLD)

DAY 5 Antarctic Peninsula

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you’re taken to visit penguin rookeries and seal colonies. 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. 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 whale bones here as well as impressive elephant seals lounging along the shore. You may even get the chance to stop at Port Lockroy, a scientific base currently studying gentoo penguins. Here, you can send a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp.
Stay: Le Lyrial (BLD)

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.
Stay: Le Lyrial (BLD)

DAY 7 Antarctic Peninsula

Continue to experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing opportunities.

Stay: Le Lyrial (BLD)

DAY 8 Antarctic Peninsula

Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula.
Stay: Le Lyrial (BLD)

DAY 9 Antarctic Peninsula

Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula.
Stay: Le Lyrial (BLD)

DAY 10 Antarctic Peninsula

Bid farewell to Antarctica and return across the Drake Passage.

Stay: Le Lyrial (BLD)

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.
Stay: Le Lyrial (BLD)

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. Transfer to your hotel before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.
Stay: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel (B)

DAY 13 Depart Buenos Aires

Your journey ends upon arrival at Buenos Aires airport. (B)

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