Luxury Holidays to Antarctica 2014, 2015 with A&K

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Antarctica's magical aesthetic of snowy expanses and towers of ice plunging into the deep blues and greens of the bitter Southern Ocean symbolises one of our planet's last remaining natural frontiers -an isolated, untamed wilderness that is begging to be explored. To Captain Cook, Antarctica was merely "a land doomed by nature to an everlasting frigidness", which he deemed unworthy of exploring. How wrong he was. The impenetrability which he encountered is precisely what makes The White Continent special. Covering over five million square miles of the coldest and driest place on Earth, Antarctica's hostility and isolation have left it virtually untouched by humans, and as such has enabled it to protect an array of wildlife, making it possibly the finest place in the world to observe animals in their natural habitat. Our trips (link to new page) to the furthest point south will take you to the most far-flung reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula: vast colonies of penguins and seabirds;hanging ice cliffs;stately icebergs and calving glaciers;and the incredible adventures of Shackleton and Charcot. Visit the scantily populated, wildlife-rich islands of the Falklands and historic South Georgia, where you'll follow in Sir Ernest Shackleton's footsteps, gaining an in-depth understanding of the incredibly varied landscapes and the areas surprising history. The Southern Ocean's stunning scenery is home to equally extraordinary, unique wildlife. From Arctic tern to Antarctic shag, elephant seal to humpback whale, and of course, the penguins, the barren wastes of the Polar Regions are replete with wildlife, despite the punishing climate.

Antarctica with A&K

You're heading to earth's last frontier - a thrilling, impossibly photogenic adventure to Antarctica's icebergs, glacier-carved coves and snow-kissed mountains, ringed by freezing ocean. But visiting the pristine White Continent doesn't mean skimping on comfort. Each year Abercrombie & Kent charter the sleek, contemporary Le Boreal and Le Lyrial  for 4 itineraries covering Family adventure, Photographic Expeditions and Climate Change. Each itinerary gives you the opportunity to experience the continent in a unique way with unparalleled experts, covering a blend of luxury, adventure and experience with A&K having more than 25 years of safe operations and each expedition team member having over 17 years of experience. Please have a look through our Abercrombie & Kent Antarctica Cruises  to see the A&K difference.We also work with other top suppliers in the area such as the Sea Explorer  and Antarctica XXI but our flagship for experiencing the continent is our own Abercrombie & Kent Antarctica Cruises

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Fly to

Buenos Aires - British Airways or Iberia (via Madrid) and onwards to Ushuaia

flying time

14 hours to Buenos Aires

time difference

GMT -3 hours

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area


The months that visits are feasible are the austral summer months of November to March, when daily temperatures average from -4°C to 7°C.

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Guest Testimonial

Javier Peralta (our guide in Cusco, Machu Picchu and thereabouts) and Edwin Frisancho Carrasco (driver in same place) were both simply AMAZING! We have been to different parts of the world and have had lots of different guides but these two people were the best we have experience by a mile.

- MG, London

Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2017/2018

Nights: 19 | from £15,880pp

Set sail with A&K's award-winning Expedition Team on all-balcony 'Le Lyrial,' embarking on a panoramic voyage that includes wildlife-rich South Georgia,... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Family Holidays | Adventure & Culture

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The Antarctic Peninsula

Nights: 11 | from £7,495pp

Antarctica the land of superlatives! This itinerary will have you see some of the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure


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Classic Antarctica 2017/2018

Nights: 14 | from £13,140pp

Join A&K's renowned Expedition Team on luxurious 'Le Lyrial' for an unforgettable voyage to the White Continent, which you explore for five days during... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Family Holidays | Adventure & Culture | Cruising

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Le Lyrial


An A&K voyage to Antarctica offers an opportunity to experience the world's most pristine region at its very best especially while on board the comfortable...Find out more

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Adventure & Culture | Cruising

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Offer MV Le Boreal, Antarctica

Le Boreal


For those dreaming of genuine adventure, Antarctica has long been considered the last frontier. This pristine landscape of mountains and glaciers remains...Find out more

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Adventure & Culture | Cruising

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Antarctica XXi

Antarctica is a trip of a lifetime without question, to be able to fly over the Drake that can take over 4 days to navigate by boat maximising the time...Find out more

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Graeme, Charlie, Melissa, Dave, Kerry and Kelly are experts in designing the perfect holiday in Latin America to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean in our Travel Blog pages.

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