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Northwest Passage - In Franklin's Footsteps

Northwest Passage - In the Footsteps of Franklin 17 days

Prices From £7,700pp
26 AUG, 2018 | Up to 16 nights

Northwest Passage - In the Footsteps of Franklin 17 days

Aboard: Ocean Adventurer

Cruising through the maze-like, icy channels of the legendary Northwest Passage is like sailing deep into the history of the High Arctic. On this immersive 17-day expedition through the fabled sea route, you’ll explore the same landscapes and waters that have enchanted adventurers and explorers for hundreds of years, tracing their footsteps. Pay your respects at the final resting place of three of Sir John Franklin’s lost crew. Visit traditional Inuit communities, and learn about ancient cultures at remote historical sites and more recent whaling activities. Look out for whales, polar bears, birds and other wildlife from on board ship and whilst out in Zodiacs, kayaking or out walking. An unforgettable adventure.

Please note: a mandatory transfer package of £2000 applies to this itinerary

Highlights

  • Spectacular and varied Arctic scenery
  • Land, marine and avian wildlife
  • Kayaking option
  • Follow the footsteps of great explorers
  • Inuit culture

What's Included

  • Overnight hotel in Ottowa pre and post trip
  • Flights as shown in itinerary
  • Group transfers to and from airports
  • Full board accommodation on board ship
  • Programme of expert lectures
  • Guided Zodiac and shore excursions
  • Expedition parka
  • Loan of rubber boots

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With countless travel experiences and an enduring hunger for adventure, Zoe knows exactly what’s needed to craft a holiday of a lifetime. Her experience and generosity of spirit are legendary and she’ll help you build an itinerary that will make all your dreams come true.

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As Senior Travel Expert, Simon has an absolute wealth of experience in adventure travel in some of the most fascinating places in the world. With in-depth knowledge and fantastic organizational skills, Simon’s first-hand experience and genuine passion drive him to work to create your perfect itinerary.

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Mike has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry and continues to be inspired by the people, places and wildlife he discovers. His in-depth personal knowledge of a diverse range of destinations ensures your adventure itinerary will be a holiday like no other.

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Ocean Adventurer
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Ocean Adventurer

Ocean Adventurer (previously known as Sea Adventurer) is a purpose built expedition ship with ice-strengthened hull and first class accommodation and facilities. All 61 cabins have outside views and private facilities, including some with exterior access and outside seating. Public areas include dining room, lounge and presentation room, library, 2 bars, gift shop, clinic and exercise room. Other facilities are satellite communication and massage therapist. There is a forward observation deck and other open deck areas.

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