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Peninsula, Falklands and South Georgia

from £10499 excluding flights

  • 18-23 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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Enjoy shore landings and Zodiac cruises past glistening icebergs

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Marvel at towering mountains and exquisite blue-hued icebergs

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Visit the world’s largest king penguin rookeries

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Choose from a range of adventure options

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Learn about the old whaling stations and research facilities

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See beaches filled with basking elephant and fur seals

Why this trip...

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Choice of vessels

We offer a wide choice of small ships from simple budget-conscious options to purpose-built luxury vessels

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Immersive exploration

Immerse yourself in your surroundings on a true exploration of remote and spectacular areas

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Expertly guided

In-depth knowledge and expertise will enrich your experience on this trip

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.

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.

Special Departure: Sir Chris Bonington

In March 2021 living legend Sir Chris Bonington will be joining the Greg Mortimer as a special guest lecturer, sharing tales of his global adventures and experiences in Antarctica.

Itinerary

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Expedition ship on board lecture - Quark

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Days 12-13 at sea

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

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

Days 14-18 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

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

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Penguin

Days 19-20 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.

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 21 Ushuaia

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

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

Vessel Finder

There are a choice of vessels available for this voyage. Compare the facilities of up to three ships at a glance then talk to our Travel Specialists who will be happy to advise which one is right for you.

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G Expedition

The ever-popular G Expedition offers spacious and comfortable accommodation at an affordable price.

The ever-popular G Expedition offers spacious and comfortable accommodation at an affordable price.

  • Category: Standard
  • Passengers: 134
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Sauna
  • Jacket to keep
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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M/V Hondius

New for 2019, the M/V Hondius is one of the strongest vessels of its category in the polar regions.

New for 2019, the M/V Hondius is one of the strongest vessels of its category in the polar regions.

  • Category: Deluxe
  • Passengers: 174
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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M/V Ortelius

A former scientific-research vessel, the Ortelius offers the classic small ship experience.

A former scientific-research vessel, the Ortelius offers the classic small ship experience.

  • Category: Simple
  • Passengers: 116
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Helicopter: on selected dates
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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M/V Plancius

The M/V Plancius is a traditional ex-research vessel, with proven experience in icy waters.

The M/V Plancius is a traditional ex-research vessel, with proven experience in icy waters.

  • Category: Simple
  • Passengers: 116
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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M/V Ushuaia

A former research vessel offering affordable Antarctic voyages, the M/V Ushuaia is small, simple and comfortable.

A former research vessel offering affordable Antarctic voyages, the M/V Ushuaia is small, simple and comfortable.

  • Category: Simple
  • Passengers: 90
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Loan of rubber boots
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Ocean Adventurer

An attractive ice-strengthened vessel, the Ocean Adventurer features plenty of outside deck space making this a great choice for a polar adventure.

An attractive ice-strengthened vessel, the Ocean Adventurer features plenty of outside deck space making this a great choice for a polar adventure.

  • Category: Standard
  • Passengers: 132
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Jacket to keep
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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Ocean Diamond

One of the fastest ships in our fleet, the Ocean Diamond is also the first Carbon Neutral polar vessel, with all emissions being offset.

One of the fastest ships in our fleet, the Ocean Diamond is also the first Carbon Neutral polar vessel, with all emissions being offset.

  • Category: Superior
  • Passengers: 189
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Jacket to keep
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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Ocean Endeavour

The Ocean Endeavour is a bright and spacious purpose-built expedition ship, with excellent facilities, a range of optional activities and a focus on health and wellbeing.  

The Ocean Endeavour is a bright and spacious purpose-built expedition ship, with excellent facilities, a range of optional activities and a focus on health and wellbeing.  

  • Category: Superior
  • Passengers: 199
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Pool/Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Jacket to keep
  • Loan of boots
  • Optional activities available
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Sea Spirit

This all-suite vessel couples adventure with spacious accommodation and a friendly atmosphere.

This all-suite vessel couples adventure with spacious accommodation and a friendly atmosphere.

  • Category: Superior
  • Passengers: 114
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Balcony cabins
  • Jacket to keep
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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Greg Mortimer

Brand new for 2019, the Greg Mortimer is a custom-built expedition ship featuring cutting-edge design, superior comfort and environmentally friendly technology.

Brand new for 2019, the Greg Mortimer is a custom-built expedition ship featuring cutting-edge design, superior comfort and environmentally friendly technology.

  • Category: Deluxe
  • Passengers: 120
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Balcony cabins
  • Sauna
  • Jacket to keep
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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World Explorer

The World Explorer is a new state of the art, purpose-built expedition vessel, among the fastest and most luxurious in our fleet of small ships.

The World Explorer is a new state of the art, purpose-built expedition vessel, among the fastest and most luxurious in our fleet of small ships.

  • Category: Deluxe
  • Passengers: 176
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Balcony cabins
  • Pool/Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Jacket to keep
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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Ultramarine

The spacious Ultramarine is a purpose-built expedition ship, offering a choice of adventure activities as well as the chance to explore by helicopter.

The spacious Ultramarine is a purpose-built expedition ship, offering a choice of adventure activities as well as the chance to explore by helicopter.

  • Category: Deluxe
  • Passengers: 199
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Balcony cabins
  • Sauna
  • Helicopter: on board
  • Jacket to keep
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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Sylvia Earle

The sister ship to the Greg Mortimer, the Sylvia Earle features the same cutting-edge design, superior comfort and environmentally friendly technology.

The sister ship to the Greg Mortimer, the Sylvia Earle features the same cutting-edge design, superior comfort and environmentally friendly technology.

  • Category: Deluxe
  • Passengers: 126
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Balcony cabins
  • Pool/Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Jacket to keep
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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M/V Janssonius

Built specifically for exploring the Polar regions, the M/V Janssonius is amongst the strongest and most environmentally friendly vessels on the Polar seas.

Built specifically for exploring the Polar regions, the M/V Janssonius is amongst the strongest and most environmentally friendly vessels on the Polar seas.

  • Category: Deluxe
  • Passengers: 170
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Balcony cabins
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional activities available
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MS Seaventure

A classic and strong Polar expedition ship, the MS Seaventure immerses passengers in their surroundings with opportunities to participate in important scientific research projects and activities including kayaking and camping.

A classic and strong Polar expedition ship, the MS Seaventure immerses passengers in their surroundings with opportunities to participate in important scientific research projects and activities including kayaking and camping.

  • Category: Standard
  • Passengers: 139
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Balcony cabins
  • Pool/Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Jacket to keep
  • Load of Rubber boots
  • Optional activities available

Select 2-3 vessels to compare.

Excursions

Guest Lecturer

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Join Sir Chris Bonington in Antarctica

Onboard The Greg Mortimer 10 March 2021

We are proud to present Sir Chris Bonington CBE, legendary mountaineer, writer, photographer and all-round-adventure-expert, as special guest lecturer on our Peninsula, Falklands and South Georgia voyage departing 10 March 2021.

Sir Chris will travel on board the Greg Mortimer, following a similar route to that of Shackleton’s Endurance, focusing on South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. During the voyage Sir Chris will share personal stories from a lifetime of adventures, including his various attempts on the South West Face of Everest (successful and otherwise), his first expedition to Antarctica and the first British ascent of Mount Vinson. He will also present a screening of his multi-award-winning auto-biographical film, ‘Bonington – Mountaineer’.

Prices and Departures

Price from £10499 excluding flights

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

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
  • Full financial protection

2020/21 Departures

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Prices from (pp) Special Interest
19 Oct 2020 - 24 days Sea Spirit £13,756
21 Oct 2020 = 22 days G Expedition £10,499
01 Nov 2020 ^ 21 days M/V Plancius £11,591
01 Nov 2020 ^ 21 days M/V Hondius £11,591
09 Nov 2020 21 days Greg Mortimer £17,600
10 Nov 2020 21 days Sea Spirit £15,676
16 Nov 2020 20 days Ocean Adventurer £14,396
02 Dec 2020 19 days M/V Plancius £11,773
08 Dec 2020 21 days Greg Mortimer £17,600
18 Dec 2020 AC 23 days Ocean Diamond £19,196
20 Dec 2020 19 days M/V Plancius £12,455
06 Jan 2021 21 days Sea Spirit £18,556
10 Jan 2021 21 days G Expedition £15,999
17 Jan 2021 19 days M/V Plancius £13,591
17 Jan 2021 21 days Ocean Endeavour £13,715
20 Jan 2021 20 days Ocean Diamond £15,596
22 Jan 2021 AC 23 days Greg Mortimer £20,720
10 Feb 2021 21 days G Expedition £14,299
16 Feb 2021 20 days M/V Ushuaia £12,048
24 Feb 2021 AC 23 days M/V Hondius £14,000
27 Feb 2021 20 days Ocean Adventurer £14,396
27 Feb 2021 + 23 days Sea Spirit £15,996
10 Mar 2021 ~ 22 days Greg Mortimer £17,200 Guest lecturer

AC This voyage attempts to cross the Antarctic Circle
- This departure embarks in Buenos Aires and disembarks in Ushuaia
^ 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 Buenos Aires
~ This departure embarks in Ushuaia and disembarks in Puerto Williams
All other departures embark and disembark in Ushuaia

2021/22 Departures

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin

Departure Duration Vessel Activites Prices from (pp) Special Interest
20 Oct 2021 - 23 days Sea Spirit £13,895
22 Oct 2021 = 22 days G Expedition £10,699
25 Oct 2021 ^ 21 days M/V Ortelius £12,045
26 Oct 2021 21 days Greg Mortimer £18,396
03 Nov 2021 ^ 22 days MS Seaventure £17,476
06 Nov 2021 ^ 21 days M/V Hondius £12,045
14 Nov 2021 20 days Ocean Adventurer £16,396
13 Dec 2021 22 days M/V Ortelius £14,909
17 Dec 2021 25 days Sylvia Earle £25,436 via the South Sandwich Islands
20 Dec 2021 21 days Ocean Endeavour £14,730
27 Dec 2021 AC 23 days Ocean Diamond £22,396
30 Dec 2021 21 days MS Seaventure £18,132
08 Jan 2022 21 days Sea Spirit £17,995
11 Jan 2022 21 days G Expedition £16,799
14 Jan 2022 19 days M/V Janssonius £14,136
15 Jan 2022 20 days M/V Plancius £14,909
21 Jan 2022 AC * 23 days Ultramarine £32,792
07 Feb 2022 21 days MS Seaventure £16,556 Shackleton focus
21 Feb 2022 AC 23 days M/V Janssonius £14,500
28 Feb 2022 + 23 days Sea Spirit £14,195
13 Mar 2022 21 days Greg Mortimer £18,396
14 Mar 2022 AC 23 days Sylvia Earle £20,236

AC This voyage attempts to cross the Antarctic Circle
* This departure starts and finishes in Buenos Aires
- This departure embarks in Buenos Aires and disembarks in Ushuaia
= This departure embarks in Montevideo and disembarks in Ushuaia
+ This departure embarks in Ushuaia and disembarks in Buenos Aires
^ This departure embarks in Puerto Madryn and disembarks in Ushuaia
All other departures embark and disembark in Ushuaia

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  • activity camping Camping
  • activity diving Diving
  • activity kayaking Kayaking
  • activity mountaineering Mountaineering
  • activity paddleboarding Paddleboarding
  • activity photography Photography
  • activity snorkelling Snorkelling
  • activity snowshoeing Snow-shoeing
  • activity cc skiing Cross-country skiing
  • activity kayak tester Kayak taster session

NOTES

  • Inclusions are dependent on the vessel chosen, though those referenced above are applicable to all
  • Two pre-voyage nights in a hotel are included on voyages aboard the Island Sky and the Hebridean Sky
  • One pre-voyage night in a hotel are included with all other ships, except for the M/V Ushuaia, M/V Plancius, M/V Ortelius, M/V Hondius and M/V Janssonius

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