The Antarctic Peninsula

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Best time to go: January to February, October to December

11 Nights | from £7,495pp

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Holiday type: Group departure

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recently been refurbished providing affordable luxury to its clients
  • Great team of experienced and knowledgeable individuals, as well as a photographer on every voyage
  • Visiting locations that are both historic as well as of scientific significance
  • Optional camping and kayaking for the utmost Antarctic experience at additional cost

Day 1 Ushuaia

Explore the southernmost town in the world as you enjoy the Argentinean leather markets and succulent lamb dishes that make Patagonia famous. Highlights of Ushuaia include an award-winning museum and trips to nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park and its popular “Train at the End of the World”.

Hebridean Sky Meals: B L D

Day 2 Embarkation

Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by Polar latitudes Expedition Team and the ship's officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on an early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

Hebridean Sky Meals: B L D

Day 3-4 Drake Passage

Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the Albatrosses, Prions, and Petrels that frequently follow the ship. Our Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the Whales and Dolphins that may also be seen in the area. Our experts will hold informative and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in the comfortable lounge. The length of our journey depends on sea conditions but we should approach the South Shetland Islands of the Antarctic Peninsula in the evening of Day 4.

Hebridean Sky Meals: B L D

Day 5-9 Antarctica

The land of superlatives, Antarctica! Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route will stress the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbour, sheltered Paradise Harbour, the Humpback Whale favoured Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. We may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy as well as an historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House. Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell, Crabeater and Elephant Seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard Seals and the aggressive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback Whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.

Hebridean Sky Meals: B L D

Day 10-11 Drake Passage

We will continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting as we sail back to Ushuaia and reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future. We arrive at Ushuaia in the early hours of Day 12.

Hebridean Sky Meals: B L D

Day 12 Ushuaia disembarkation

Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Pricing

£7,495 per person, based on two people sharing. Includes one hotel night pre-embarkation, group transfer from group hotel to pier on embarkation day and group transfer to the airport or downtown Ushuaia on the last day.

Departure date options:

Please speak to one of our specialist travel consultants for different departure date options.

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Weather

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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