Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

Imagine yourself a true explorer on this 23 day luxury cruise that sails to the Falkland Island, South Georgia and the astounding Antarctic Peninsula.

23 Days
Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
From (GBP)
£ 18,445
Dates & Pricing

2019/2020 Buenos Aires > Buenos Aires

Extraordinary landscapes

Arrive as the breeding cycle reaches its peak. Chicks become juveniles, parents shuttle fish ashore and seal pups thrill with mock charges. Long days of discovery are filled with humpback and minke whale sightings, visiting the king penguin colonies on South Georgia, seeing leopard and elephant seals and visiting historic sites and scientific stations.
Travelling around the time of the summer solstice assures that you’ll encounter plenty of newborn wildlife and long daylight hours, giving you more time to explore the natural wonders. While at the end of February and into March there is a staggering amount of whales, seals, birds and penguins on display as they prepare for the annual migration north.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
D21S
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Buenos Aires

23 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. You’ll be transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay.

  3. Day 3 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia where you will be warmly greeted by your crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your beautifully appointed suite and acquaint yourself with all the facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Toast to the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by your 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

    As Scenic Eclipse cruises towards the Falkland Islands, you will settle into shipboard life and your Discovery Team will prepare you for the experiences to come.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Falkland Islands

    The Falkland Islands are a unique archipelago teeming with wildlife and nature intertwined with an intriguing history and culture. Saunders Island is where you can see the gentoo, Magellanic and rockhopper penguins on white sandy beaches.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and nature walks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Falkland Islands

    Discover the picturesque capital of the Falklands, Stanley, and get to know the friendly locals who are proud of their history and heritage which you will uncover at the museum.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of the small capital or on a Battlefields tour visit the key sites of the conflict.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursion at Gypsy Cove, walk the wildlife trail and see the Magellanic penguin colony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise to South Georgia. Partake in an entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - South Georgia

    South Georgia is one of the most unique and biodiverse environments on Earth. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible once you reach the heart of the archipelago. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions on the islands, the ice and the wildlife.

    Discovery

    Equipped with a fleet of custom built Zodiacs and kayaks, your discovery excursions will take you to the place of your wildest dreams.

    Daily excursions led by the Discovery Team offer unique insights into the environment, wildlife and history. A schedule of activities means that whilst on board you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied. You can even watch the underwater antics from the comfort of your suite with live streaming from our ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle).

    Be in awe of the majesty of nature as you step onto beaches surrounded by thousands of penguins and encounter enormous southern elephant seals and countless fur seals. In Grytviken, a former whaling station, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the resting place of Ernest Shackleton.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - South Georgia

    Take discovery excursions dependent on ice and weather conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - South Georgia

    Take discovery excursions dependent on ice and weather conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - South Georgia

    Take discovery excursions dependent on ice and weather conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - South Georgia

    Take discovery excursions dependent on ice and weather conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At sea

    As you cruise to the ‘great white south’ of Antarctica join an educational presentation by the Discovery Team or take a dip in the Scandinavian inspired spa pools. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - 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 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 penguin rookeries, kayak around icebergs, hear the ice cracking and whales blow.

    The Antarctic Peninsula is a haven for wildlife. Vast penguin rookeries and beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals make every day unforgettable. Across the seasons from spring to summer to autumn it has the highest concentration of multiple species of whales and you are likely to see many species including minke, orca and humpback up close.

    Under the hand of your expert Captain and his crew, Scenic Eclipse will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways and sail close to blue-tinged icebergs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula enjoy a range of daily activities and discovery excursions depending on ice and weather conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula enjoy a range of daily activities and discovery excursions depending on ice and weather conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula enjoy a range of daily activities and discovery excursions depending on ice and weather conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula enjoy a range of daily activities and discovery excursions depending on ice and weather conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - At sea

    Farewell your adventure in the icy lands as you set sail heading north to the continent of South America.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - At Sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - Buenos Aires > UK

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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