Antarctica in Depth

This 16 day cruise takes you to some of the most remote places in the Southern Hemisphere. Nothing will prepare you for the wonder of visiting Antarctica.

16 Days
Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
From (GBP)
£ 10,625
£ 9,825
Dates & Pricing

2019/2020 Buenos Aires > Buenos Aires

Great white wonder

Vast icescapes, mountains that have never felt human footfall and an abundance of wildlife will take your breath away. Spend your days marvelling at the wonders while exploring via Zodiac, kayak, helicopter^ and submarine^.(^Helicopter and Submarine excursions are an additional expense)
Quite simply, Antarctica defies the imagination. Its many delights are accessible as never before on these voyages, with countless opportunities to satisfy the explorer within. Mountains that have never felt human footfall and an abundance of wildlife greet you as you cruise on the World’s First Discovery Yachts™. Wake up to spectacular scenery and ice-filled channels, spend your days marvelling at the many wonders along the Antarctic Peninsula. Set out exploring via Zodiac, kayak, helicopter^ and submarine^, and immerse yourself in the spectacle. The constantly changing weather, scenery and colours provide unique opportunities for professional and amateur photographers alike, leaving you awestruck with memories that will last a lifetime.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
D11S
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Buenos Aires

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Buenos Aires

    Fly from the UK overnight to Buenos Aires. Regional airports available on request.

  2. Day 2 - Buenos Aires

    Welcome to Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina. You’ll be transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay.

  3. Day 3 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Fly from Buenos Aires to ‘the southernmost city in the world’, Ushuaia, where your crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your beautifully appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast to the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception, hosted by the captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel, admiring the dramatic views of the Andes of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will excite you for what’s to come, or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options, or a butler will serve you as you dine in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are now open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Our experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight.

    Discovery

    You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak around icebergs, hear the ice cracking and feeding whales blow.

    Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. Sail close to blue-tinged icebergs and there may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. In late February and March, if conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At sea

    Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Take the opportunity for a last presentation by the Discovery Team and share memories of your experiences with new-found friends.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

    Your cruise ends this morning as you say your goodbyes to the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Buenos Aires > UK

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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