Peninsula, Falklands and South Georgia

from £7354
excluding flights *
18–22 nights Oct-Mar

Overview

Experience the abundant wildlife and dramatic landscapes of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia as well as the Antarctic Peninsula on this comprehensive voyage. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful places on earth, South Georgia has a huge range of wildlife in its bays, harbours and fjords including vast colonies of king penguins.

Highlights

  • Enjoy penguin encounters including king, macaroni, gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie
  • Marvel at the epic landscapes and history of South Georgia
  • Explore privately-owned outer islands of the Falklands
  • Cruise past breathtaking icebergs and sweeping glaciers on the Peninsula
  • Choose from a range of Adventure Options (depending on departure)

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Shore landings & Zodiac cruises
  • Experienced Expedition Team
  • Presentations on board
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage

Full description

Enjoy breathtaking scenery comprising icy waterways, sweeping glaciers, icebergs and rugged mountains. In the historic Falklands explore some of the privately owned outer islands that are home to great concentrations of seals and penguins while South Georgia offers a natural wonderland of awe-inspiring grandeur.

South Georgia also played a significant role in the story of Shackleton's epic Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. With their ship 'Endurance' claimed by the sea ice, the crew set out on an incredible journey in open lifeboats across the Southern Ocean, culminating in a hazardous traverse of South Georgia's mountain range. The settlement of Grytviken is appropriately the resting place of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

The final part of the expedition explores the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula, against a backdrop of mountains and icebergs.

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Prices & Dates *

Offers

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

2018/19 Departures

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Prices from (pp)
17 Oct 2018 20 days M/V Ushuaia £7,354
20 Oct 2018 ~ 19 days Akademik Ioffe £11,996
23 Oct 2018 21 days MS Expedition £9,499
20 Oct 2018 ^ 20 days Sea Spirit £10,227
03 Nov 2018 ^ 21 days M/V Planicus £10,818
03 Nov 2018 ^ 22 days Hebridean Sky £12,765
07 Nov 2018 21 days Sea Spirit £13,842
14 Nov 2018 20 days Ocean Endeavour £13,730
23 Nov 2018 21 days MS Expedition £11,999
29 Nov 2018 19 days Akademik Ioffe £12,612
03 Dec 2018 20 days M/V Plancius £11,727
13 Dec 2018 # 17 days Akademik Vavilov £13,996
18 Dec 2018 AC 23 days Ocean Endeavour £15,730
22 Dec 2018 19 days M/V Planicus £11,727
27 Dec 2018 # 17 days Akademik Ioffe £14,304
30 Dec 2018 19 days RCGS Resolute £16,765
31 Dec 2018 20 days Hebridean Sky £15,996
05 Jan 2019 21 days Sea Spirit £16,535
09 Jan 2019 20 days M/V Plancius £13,364
11 Jan 2019 21 days MS Expedition £14,699
21 Jan 2019 [ 20 days Akademik Vavilov £17,381
30 Jan 2019 19 days RCGS Resolute £16,765
02 Feb 2019 ** 17 days Akademik Ioffe £14,304
12 Feb 2019 20 days Island Sky £15,996
16 Feb 2019 20 days M/V Ortelius £12,636
18 Feb 2019 AC 23 days Ocean Endeavour £15,730
26 Feb 2019 + 22 days Sea Spirit £13,842
14 Mar 2019 20 days World Explorer £18,000

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin - please contact us for details of quad, triple, single and superior cabins.

AC This departure will attempt to cross the Antarctic Circle
*Special price - only available when booking voyage in conjunction with flights
+ This departure embarks in Ushuaia and disembarks in Puerto Madryn
^ This departure embarks in Puerto Madryn and disembarks in Ushuaia
~ This departure embarks in Stanley and includes a flight from Punta Arenas
[ This departure disembarks in Stanley and includes a flight to Punta Arenas
# This departure embarks on King George Island, disembarks in Stanley and includes return flights from Punta Arenas
** This departure embarks in Stanley, disembarks on King George Island and includes return flights from Punta Arenas
All other departures embark and disembark in Ushuaia.

Voyages on board the Ocean Endeavour include a pre-voyage night's accommodation in Buenos Aires plus return flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia to join the ship.

Activity options:
Kayaking

Camping

Diving

Cross-country skiing

Mountaineering

Stand-up paddle boarding

2019/20 Departures

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Prices from (pp)
20 Oct 2019 = 23 days Sea Spirit £12,765
20 Oct 2019 / 19 days RCGS Resolute £15,722
22 Oct 2019 22 days MS Expedition £9,999
02 Nov 2019 ^ 21 days Hebridean Sky £13,073
03 Nov 2019 21 days M/V Hondius £11,136
09 Nov 2019 - 19 days Akademik Vavilov £12,535
14 Nov 2019 * 20 days Ocean Endeavour £12,900
18 Nov 2019 19 days Akademik Ioffe £12,535
30 Nov 2019 19 days M/V Plancius £11,455
16 Dec 2019 19 days M/V Ortelius £12,091
18 Dec 2019 23 days Ocean Diamond £16,300
20 Dec 2019 20 days Ocean Endeavour £14,300
28 Dec 2019 ** 17 days Akademik Vavilov £14,919
31 Dec 2019 - 18 days RCGS Resolute £20,183
07 Jan 2020 21 days Sea Spirit £16,919
07 Jan 2020 20 days M/V Hondius £13,773
09 Jan 2020 20 days MV Ushuaia £11,923
11 Jan 2020 21 days MS Expedition £15,199
18 Jan 2020 ** 17 days Akademik Ioffe £15,242
19 Jan 2020 19 days M/V Plancius £13,045
23 Jan 2020 20 days Island Sky £16,765
24 Jan 2020 23 days M/V Hondius £13,773
28 Jan 2020 -- 18 days RCGS Resolute £20,183
11 Feb 2020 21 days MS Expedition £14,999
14 Feb 2020 20 days Ocean Adventurer £12,200
15 Feb 2020 AC * 23 days Ocean Endeavour £16,100
15 Feb 2020 - 19 days Akademik Ioffe £17,150
23 Feb 2020 20 days Island Sky £13,073
25 Feb 2020 + 23 days Sea Spirit £14,919
27 Feb 2020 20 days World Explorer £16,700

* Special price - only available when booking voyage in conjunction with flights
^ This departure embarks in Puerto Madryn and disembarks in Ushuaia
= This departure embarks in Montevideo and disembarks in Ushuaia
+ This departure embarks in Ushuaia and disembarks in Montevideo
- This departure embarks in Stanley and disembarks in Ushuaia
** This departure embarks in Stanley and disembarks in King George Island
/ This departure embarks in Punta Arenas and disembarks in Stanley
-- This departure embarks in Ushuaia and disembarks in Stanley
All other departures embark and disembark in Ushuaia

Activity options:
Kayaking

Kayaking taster session

Camping

Stand-up paddle boarding

Note the inclusions for this cruise are dependent on the vessel chosen, though the following are applicable to all.

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Tea & coffee available around the clock
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

NOTES

  • A pre-voyage night in a hotel in Buenos Aires, with return flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, is included on voyages aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Flights from Punta Arenas to Stanley, and from King George Island to Punt Arenas, are included on the 02 February 2019 voyage aboard the Akademik Ioffe
  • A flight from Punta Arenas to Stanley is included on the 20 October 2018 voyage aboard the Akademik Ioffe
  • A flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island is included on the 13 December 2018 voyage on the Akademik Vavilov, and on the 27 December 2018 voyage aboard the Akademik Ioffe
  • A flight from Stanley to Punta Arenas is included on the 21 January 2019 voyage aboard the Akademik Vavilov
  • A pre-voyage night in a hotel in either Ushuaia, Montevideo or Puerto Madryn is included with all other ships, except for the MV Ushuaia, Plancius, Ortelius, Hondius, RCGS Resolute or any additional departures on the Akademik Ioffe or Akademik Vavilov not listed above.
  • Expedition jackets are NOT provided on the MV Ushuaia, Plancius, Ortelius or Hondius. A jacket is loaned for the duration of the voyage on the Akademik Ioffe, Akademik Vavilov and RCGS Resolute. On all other ships you will be provided with an expedition jacket to keep.

Please contact us for full details and to discuss the options best for you.

Itinerary & Vessels

Itinerary & Vessels

Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina

Due to the size of the continent, Antarctica's diversity is best appreciated on longer voyages, where greater distances can be covered. This extended expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) as well as the extraordinary beauty of the Peninsula. Overnight at a hotel in Ushuaia.

Day 2: embarkation day

Afternoon embarkation in Ushuaia and sail along the Beagle Channel to start your Antarctic adventure.

Day 3: at sea

There are many activities to keep you engaged while you are at sea. You could learn to identify the seabirds that glide alongside the ship, or attend the illustrated presentations by the Expedition Team. They will prepare you for the shore landings and Zodiac cruising to come.

Days 4-5: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Explore the Falklands archipelago, heading ashore in search of penguins, kelp geese, albatross and more, as well as the chance to meet the residents of this remote British outpost.

Days 6-7: at sea

Sailing south you will enter Antarctic waters by crossing the Antarctic convergence, an invisible ring around the globe where the cold Southern Ocean meets the warmer waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Days 8-11: South Georgia

After crossing the Southern Ocean, a series of landings are planned around South Georgia, taking in king penguin rookeries, noisy elephant seals, abandoned whaling stations and the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Days 12-13: at sea

Your journey continues with the voyage south to the Antarctic Peninsula.

Days 14-17: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

On arrival at the Antarctic Peninsula you will encounter towering, glacier-capped mountains rising from a brilliant blue sea, dotted with ice floes and penguin colonies. Listen for calving glaciers, visit historic sites and research stations and set foot on the Great White Continent.

Days 18-19: Drake Passage to Ushuaia

The Drake Passage crossing is a fitting end to your visit to Antarctica - there may be a chance to see a variety of seabirds on this final stretch of your journey.

Day 20: Ushuaia

You will be transferred to the airport from the ship when you disembark in Ushuaia.

Notes

Important Reminder: All voyage itineraries are intended as a guideline only - embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy of expedition travel. Actual routes and landings will be dependent on weather, sea and ice conditions. A degree of flexibility is essential in the polar regions!

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