Classic Antarctica

Antarctica Expedition Cruising 2019


$14,939.00 per person twin share (members)

$15,490.00 per person twin share (non members)

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  • 10 nights abord the luxurious privately-chartered Le Lyrial
  • 4 nights at the luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel in Buenos Aires
  • Expert Expedition team of leading research scientists, wildlife photographers, historians and marine biologists
  • Finest dining - a total of 34 meals
  • APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • Air Credit of up to $500 per couple

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Arrive Buenos Aires - On arrival in the Argentinian capital, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, enjoy Welcome Drinks.

Day 2

Buenos Aires - Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the city’s oldest barrio (district). Explore La Boca’s colourful houses and picturesque pedestrian street, the Caminito; drive along one of the widest avenues in the world, Avenida 9 de Julio; pass the parks, gardens and tree-lined streets of Palermo; and visit La Recoleta Cemetery. SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE - Enjoy a tango lesson, dinner and an exciting tango show.

Day 3

Buenos Aires - FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing - Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. Alternatively, explore the extraordinary history of the city’s vibrant street art culture, or take a behind the scenes soccer tour that celebrates ‘fútbol’, the national sport of Argentina. Perhaps you would prefer to learn more about the game of polo and attend a professional live polo game.

Day 4

Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Embark Antarctica Cruise - Fly to Ushuaia, South America’s most southern city, and transfer to your luxury expedition ship, Le Lyrial, to 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.

Day 5

Drake Passage - Sail across the Drake Passage, where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. To cross the Drake Passage, making your way ever closer to the White Continent, is to achieve one of the great travel milestones. During this time, you’ll learn all about the adventures ahead as you participate in a range of informative, interactive and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history and geology of Antarctica delivered by your expert Expedition Team.

Day 6

Antarctic Peninsula - On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water.

Day 7

Antarctic Peninsula - 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

Day 8

Antarctic Peninsula - For the next seven days, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon Zodiac rides. Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you’re taken to visit penguin rookeries and seal colonies.

Day 9

Antarctic Peninsula - These chilly waters are often frequented by hunting orcas and the breaching forms of humpback and minke whales, so be sure to keep an eye out.

Day 10

Antarctic Peninsula - 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.

Day 11

Antarctic Peninsula - 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.

Day 12

Antarctic Peninsula - 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

Day 13

Drake Passage - The adventure, and the wildlife spotting, continues as you bid farewell to the beautiful waters surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula and return across the Drake Passage back towards the bustling Argentinian city of Ushuaia. Along the way, be sure to keep a keen eye out for the wildlife, including the many whales, dolphins, giant petrels and albatross that frequent these waters.

Day 14

Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires - Today you’ll disembark your ship in Ushuaia, later travel to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE - Embark on a tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Day 15

Depart Buenos Aires - Your journey ends upon arrival at Buenos Aires airport.

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