Antarctic Classic

from £6,499.00

The Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Adventure, Bespoke Holidays, Cruise, Discovery, Eco-Adventure, Guided Tours, Wildlife
    • Activity Level Moderate
    All about the Antarctic Classic.

    Day 1 – Ushuaia
    Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world’s most southerly city.

    Day 2 – Ushuaia/Drake Passage
    Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town, or visit the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.
    Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

    Days 3–4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
    The adventure begins with an 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the G Expedition’s wake.
    Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Days 5–8 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
    Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula’s remarkable history.
    Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Days 9–10 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
    Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep sharp eyes on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.
    Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 11 – Ushuaia
    Disembark the G Expedition after breakfast.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    9 nights aboard the G Expedition
    1 night hotel in Ushuaia
    Arrival and departure transfers
    Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
    Lectures and educational programs
    Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 6 – 16
    Expedition parka

    Twin-share hotel (1 night), aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window, 9 nights).

    Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.