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Melissa Hookway

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Best Time To Go

January & December

Holiday Length

12 nights

Price guide

From £9,885pp

The price shown is a guide - based on two people sharing and generally includes economy flights. Your holiday will be tailor-made to suit you and there are many factors that can influence the price, such as standard of accommodation, class of flight and time of year. Ask your travel specialist for more information.
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A&K Expedition - Classic Antarctica

Discover some of the most dramatic and unforgiving landscapes from the supreme comfort of our all-balcony Antarctic expedition vessel. This unforgettable Antarctica itinerary cruises in style and comfort through the Drake Passage in the company of award-winning experts including leading scientists and professional photographers. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the region’s unique geology, history and wildlife through a series of fascinating discussions and exciting shore excursions. There will be the opportunity to see elephant seal, orca and an astonishing variety of birdlife in their native habitat. Discover some of the most dramatic and unforgiving landscapes from the supreme comfort of our all-balcony Antarctic expedition vessel.

This departure is aboard Le Lyrial

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UK - Buenos Aires

Your Antarctica itinerary begins with an overnight flight to beautiful Buenos Aires. Argentina’s chic capital city is renowned for its distinctive architectural styles and effervescent cultural scene.

Buenos Aires

Meet your fellow travellers for a guided tour of Buenos Aires, beginning in the Plaza de Mayo with its colonial architecture and magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral. Pausing for coffee at legendary Cafe Tortoni, you’ll explore the elegant gardens of Palermo and cobbled streets of San Telmo, the city’s oldest barrio. Later, a cocktail reception heralds the start of your Antarctic adventures.

Ushuaia - Gateway to Antarctica

You’ll fly to Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town. Enjoy a guided trek around the lush Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve. Later on you’ll board the stylish and comfortable expedition vessel Le Lyrial, relaxing in your suite or the lounge as the ship cruises down the Beagle Channel and out to sea.

Drake Passage

The Drake Passage, once an important trade route, is known for its stormy waters and icy conditions which Le Lyrial navigates with ease while you enjoy a series of enriching lectures. Leading experts discuss the birdlife, geology and history of the area as well as providing useful advice on photography. In the afternoons, look out for whales and seabirds from the deck accompanied by our naturalist guides.


Excitement builds as the Antarctic Peninsula and its offshore islands come into view. Daily small-group excursions by swift and sturdy Zodiac boat take you to explore penguin colonies and dramatic terrain. In the afternoons, you can relax deckside, scanning the horizon for humpback whale and orca. Other highlights include a tour of a working scientific research station, ancient whaling stations and colossal icebergs dotted with seals. The exquisite Antarctic twilight allows for wonderfully moody photographs.

Drake Passage

Time to pause and reflect on your experiences of the White Continent as the ship returns through the Drake Passage to Ushuaia. Though your Antarctic cruise is sadly coming to an end, there is still time to catch glimpses of various species of whale and seabirds from the deck, such as the albatross which can fly for hours at a time in search of food using its powerful wings.

Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Le Lyrial docks at Ushuaia early this morning. After breakfast, bid farewell to your crew and fellow guests before disembarking. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you connect to your international flight home.

Latin America & Antarctica team

From Mexico to the South Pole, our Latin America & Antarctica team know these incredible regions inside out
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