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Riviera Travel: Voyage to Antarctica
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  • Location
    Antarctica, Arctic & Antarctic
  • Board Basis
    Full Board
  • Duration
    14 days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Please call free – 0800 707 6229 - for Huge Extra Savings on Riviera Travel: Voyage to Antarctica.

Get up close to incredible numbers of penguins, seals and whales, stunning mountain scenery and gigantic icebergs on a trip of a lifetime to the Great White Continent.

What's Included
  • 9 nights on the MV Ocean Atlantic
  • 2 nights in 4-star hotels
  • Return flights & transfers
  • Full board cruise, bed and breakfast hotels
  • Checked Luggage
  • On-board activities, lectures & talks
  • Expert tour manager/wildlife photographer
  • Daily shore excursions on Zodiac dinghies
  • Polar expedition parka
Voyage Highlights
  • Experience the incredible sights of calving glaciers, vast ice sheets and iceberg-filled bays amongst the mountainous terrain of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Step ashore on the world’s least visited continent
  • Wonder at the diversity and abundance of wildlife in the icy wilderness
  • All shore excursions on the MV Ocean Atlantic’s fleet of Zodiac dinghies
  • A programme of fascinating lectures by the on-board team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable expedition guides
  • Photography advice from our specialist tour manager
  • A polar expedition parka
  • Return direct flights from the UK to Buenos Aires
  • Return domestic flights to Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego
  • A nine-night cruise on the ice strengthened four-star MV Ocean Atlantic, including all meals
  • Stay in four-star hotels in Ushuaia and Buenos Aires
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
Voyage Itinerary

Day 1: Departure

You should arrive at London Heathrow for your British Airways overnight flight direct to Buenos Aires.

Day 2: Arrival in Buenos Aires & Ushuaia

Arrive in Buenos Aires and after a short city tour by coach we transfer to Jorge Newbery airport, the city’s second airport, for our domestic flight to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. 

Day 3: Ushuaia & Embarkation

Wake early and enjoy some magical views over Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel from our hotel, located in a peaceful position on a forested hill above the town. After breakfast, we set off to explore the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Covered in beech forests, lakes and mountains, this is the southernmost National Park in the world and the terminus of the famed Pan-American Highway. In the afternoon, we board our ship, the MV Ocean Atlantic and settle into our cabins. 

Days 4-5: Drake Passage

Sailing ever southwards, we cross the famed Drake Passage - a 500-mile long body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Drake Passage is known for rollicking conditions and its strong westerly winds, known as the Furious Fifties. While this passage may sometimes be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly-qualified crew.

Days 6-9: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Over the next four days, we’ll explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and the Antarctic Peninsula itself. As we sail into these calmer, protected waters, the ship will be a hive of activity as the Expedition team come into their own, organising multiple daily Zodiac excursions and landings.

Days 10-11: Drake Passage

We set sail northwards and spend two days at sea on our way back to the calm of the Beagle Channel and Ushuaia. En-route, we’ll cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, the legendary maritime landmark at the southern tip of South America.

Day 12: Disembarkation

This morning we disembark and catch our flight back to Buenos Aires where we stay for one night at the centrally-located four-star 725 Continental Hotel, with breakfast. This evening you may wish to round off your trip with a visit to one of the city’s famed tango shows.

Day 13: Return flight

Today we board our afternoon British Airways overnight flight direct back to London.

Day 14: Return home

Today we land back at London Heathrow after a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. 

Price Information

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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