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Luxury Festive Season in Antarctica

Luxury Christmas & New Year in Antarctica 17 days

Prices From £14,928pp
20 DEC, 2018 | Up to 16 nights

Luxury Christmas & New Year in Antarctica 17 days

Aboard: Le Soleal

This luxury expedition gives a taste of the Falkland Islands with landings on New Island and Saunders, where there is not only some of the most beautiful scenery, but also lots of wildlife viewing with four species of penguins, albatross and dolphins. Then on to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, before continuing to the magnificent Antarctic Peninsula.

Highlights

  • Rarely visited Falkland Islands
  • South Georgia, abundant birdlife and mammals, glacial scenery
  • Spectacular Antarctic icebergs and scenery
  • Marine mammals including whales and seals
  • Amazing birdlife
  • Historical sites

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation on board, including bar/beverage service
  • Flights Buenos Aires - Ushuaia and return
  • Transfers between airport and ship
  • Zodiac cruises and shore excursions
  • Entertainment and expert lecture programme
  • Optional excursion in Ushuaia pre-cruise
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Expedition parka

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With a lifetime of unforgettable nature and adventure based travel under his belt, Simon shares his passion, enthusiasm and hands-on experience to help create the perfect itinerary for every client.

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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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Having amassed a host of extraordinary adventures in destinations all over the world, Zoe’s experience, skills and enthusiasm for helping clients plan their ideal itinerary will help make your holiday unforgettable, action packed and life-changing.

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Ushuaia
1Day

Ushuaia

Meet at Buenos Aires airport for flight to Ushuaia, the world's southern-most city and also the main town in Tierra del Fuego.

Transfer to ship, board and set sail in the afternoon.



At Sea
2Day

At Sea

Get used to life on board and spend time on deck watching for your first whale sightings and spotting the various seabirds following the ship.



Falkland Islands
3Day

Falkland Islands

Today, we plan to land at Saunders Island and New Island in the West Falklands. Here, amongst the rugged and beautiful scenery, you will have the opportunity to get close up with several species of penguin, black-browed albatross, petrels and other land and sea birds as well as colonies of fur seals.

At Sea
4 - 5Days

At Sea

As we sail south, listen to interesting expert lectures and keep a look out for whales and other sea mammals as well as spotting sea birds for the deck.



South Georgia - Salisbury Plain, Fortuna Bay
6Day

South Georgia - Salisbury Plain, Fortuna Bay

We hope to disembark at the splendid Fortuna Bay among the penguins and be allowed to approach the sea elephants lounging in the weak southern sunshine. This glacial expanse of Salisbury Plain, surrounded by high mountains is home to over 250,000 king penguins and the spectacle is truly amazing.

Grytviken, St Andrews Bay
7Day

Grytviken, St Andrews Bay

At Grytviken, we disembark and spend time looking at the ruins of this historic whaling station. Here, we will also pay our respects at the grave of the famous explorer, Ernest Shackleton and visit the museum, from where you can also send postcards home from one of the most remote places on earth.

Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay
8Day

Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay

Gold Harbor is home to not only king and gentoo penguins but also a large colony of elephant seals - walking amongst these leviathans is an amazing experience. This is also a great place for seein the beautiful light-mantled sooty albatross.

Cooper Bay is home to a large colony of macaroni penguins, distinctive because of their floppy bright yellow crests.

At Sea
9 - 10Days

At Sea

As we cross the Scotia Sea, there are lots of chances to see whales and seabirds.





Antarctica - Cruising the Weddell Sea & Brown Bluff
11Day

Antarctica - Cruising the Weddell Sea & Brown Bluff

Our call at Brown Bluff on the Antarctic continent brings you to the foot of an imposing cliff where we'll find a colony of some 40,000 Adelie penguins. This area is also the habitat of the Weddell Seal, distinctive for its spotted belly.


Antarctic Strait - Neko Bay, Paradise Bay
12Day

Antarctic Strait - Neko Bay, Paradise Bay

Neko Bay is without doubt one of most beautiful sites on the Antarctic Peninsula! It was discovered by the Belgian explorer Gerlache, during his Antarctic expedition from 1897-99. Mountains, snow, ice and nature in the wild combine to offer a unique landscape. The wildlife here is as abundant as it is exceptional, with gulls, Cape petrels and cormorants, as well as sea mammals such as seals, orcas and whales. Zodiac excursions bring you into the closest contact with the icebergs, or take you into the heart of the penguin colonies, or to observe a sea elephant lounging on the shore as the Antarctic terns wheel about overhead.

Port Charcot, Pleneau and Gerlache Strait
13Day

Port Charcot, Pleneau and Gerlache Strait

The Gerlache Strait is renowned for its pointed blue icebergs, set amongst spectacular mountain scenery.

Deception Island and Half Moon Bay
14Day

Deception Island and Half Moon Bay

One of the best known of the South Shetland Islands because of its horseshoe shape, Deception has the black sand of volcanic beaches and the remains of abandoned huts that have been overrun by the largest colony of Chinstrap Penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula. Excursions aboard our Zodiacs will allow you to set foot on this expanse of land where more than 100,000 pairs of penguins, elephant seals and fur seals live side by side.

At sea, Drake Passage
15-16Days

At sea, Drake Passage

We navigate the Drake Passage named after the famous explorer, Sir Frances Drake, who sailed in these waters way back in 1578. Last opportunities to see marine mammals and watch albatrosses and petrels swooping around the ship.

Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
17Day

Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Disembark and transfer to airport for flight to Buenos Aires

A view from Above

All Aboard

Le Soleal
Luxury vessel

Le Soleal

Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and Suites, with balconies, is new in June 2013. Contemporary decor inspired by the luxury yachting world, with fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white. There are passenger lifts to all decks. The ship is a purpose-built luxury expedition ship with ice-strengthened hull suitable for sailing in polar waters.

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Now that I am back from my odyssey voyage, I thought I would let you know that after all that planning it really did exceed my expectations – we managed landings everywhere even on Tristan da Cuhna and had great bird sightings. The guides all knew what they were talking about too and made sure I got some great photos – still sorting them all out! Thanks for everything and see you at Birdfair!

Dave Martin

Overall I think that it was an excellent trip that was well worth the price paid and I would have no hesitation recommending your company to others.

Steve Sutton

Just a quick note to express my sincere thanks to you and all your staff for making this an epic adventure of immense proportions. Everything went smoothly, pickups, hotels and most of all the expedition itself. Truly a mind blowing experience unlike any I have ever taken.

Mr J Borg, Malta

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