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The Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Antarctica

21 Day Itinerary

Best Time
November to March
Guide Price

£19,100pp

$22,900pp

Embark on an exhilarating Antarctic expedition aboard a luxurious cruise, navigating through the breathtaking scenery of colossal icebergs and encountering diverse wildlife while learning about Antarctic exploration.

Highlights

  • Discover a wide variety of landscapes and wildlife sightings
  • Visit rookeries blanketed in thousands of penguins in South Georgia
  • Explore the fascinating history of Antarctic exploration in the late 1800s and early 1900s
  • Zodiac crossings beneath colossal icebergs
  • Potential encounters with orca, humpback and minke whales

Day 1: Ushuaia

Day 2: Ushuaia

Day 3: Embarkation

Day 4: Southern Ocean

Day 5: West Falkland Islands, Malvinas

Day 6: East Falkland / Malvinas And Stanley

Day 7 - 8: Southern Ocean

Day 9 - 12: South Georgia

Day 13 - 14: Scotia Sea

Day 15 - 18: Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Day 1: Ushuaia

Enjoy dinner in the world’s most southerly city

Relax at the Arakur Resort and Spa

Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego and the world’s most southerly city.

Take the potential stress of flight delays and arrive in Ushuaia with a full day to relax and enjoy the city tomorrow. The expedition team will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel in town. Please note this transfer may be shared with other guests on the cruise. True Travel can arrange dinner reservations for you this evening.

Arakur Resort and Spa, Ushuaia3
Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2: Ushuaia

Explore the sights of Ushuaia at your own leisure
Optional briefing with the cruise team this evening
Discover the history of this weather-beaten town where countless expeditions to Antarctica have begun.

True Travel can arrange a private guide to give you an insider’s view of the city (not included) or relax and enjoy exploring at your own pace. There are some beautiful vantage points to take in the mountain scenery and plenty of museums and leather markets to discover. This evening the expedition team will be available at the hotel for a pre-departure briefing and to answer any questions.

Day 3: Embarkation

Board your luxury Antarctic vessel and settle into your cabin

Enjoy a special Captain’s welcome dinner on board this evening

You will be taken to the port this afternoon where you will board your ship, The Seaventure. The expedition team will be waiting to greet you on board and there will be plenty of time to settle in before your orientation briefing and a special Captain’s welcome dinner.

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Falkland Islands

Day 4: Southern Ocean

Set sail towards the Falkland Islands

Enjoy lectures hosted by experts in local geology, history and wildlife

Sail towards the Falkland Islands today with a host of fascinating lectures on board to keep guests informed and entertained. There is plenty of opportunity for bird watching as seabirds soar over the ship’s wake.

Day 5: West Falkland Islands, Malvinas

Enjoy the remote landscape of the western islands

Discover an array of birdlife including albatross and penguin rookeries

West Falkland/Malvinas is known for its rugged beauty and the undulating Hornby Hills.

The island is home to thousands of cormorant and penguin species including rockhopper, King and Magellanic penguin. White sandy dunes tumble to the crystal clear water of the South Atlantic where elephant seals bask between feeding.

Malvinas
East Falkland : Malvinas And Stanley

Day 6: East Falkland / Malvinas And Stanley

Explore the highlights of the Falkland’s capital city

Look out for sea lions, dolphins and birdlife along the shores of East Falkland

The island’s tiny capital city is a lively hub of activity tucked into a sheltered harbour.

Head out on foot to explore the Falkland Island Museum, Government House built in 1845 and perhaps enjoy a drink in one of the town’s four local pubs. Beyond the town, East Falkland is home to exceptional birdlife and marine mammals including sea lions and dolphins.

Day 7 - 8: Southern Ocean

Sail east across the Antarctic Convergence and enter Antarctic waters

Enjoy fascinating lectures related to South Georgia, the next stop on the voyage

The Antarctic Convergence is the boundary zone between oceans that separates the waters surrounding Antarctica and Antarctic and sub-antarctic regions.

Sailing further into the Southern Ocean, the wildlife intensifies as conditions are ideal for phytoplankton and krill in these waters. Onboard lecture topics will focus on the wildlife and history of South Georgia including the fated voyage of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Antartic Waters
PL-South_Georgia-Prion-Island

Day 9 - 12: South Georgia

Discover the ‘Serengeti’ of the Southern Ocean

Visit Sir Ernest Shackleton’s grave 100 years after his death

The sight of tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds is one you cannot forget. There is a reason this island is referred to as the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean. Exploring South Georgia’s leeward coast, discover beautiful mountain scenery, glaciers and icebergs in mesmerising shades of blue and a remarkable variety of wildlife.

There is the opportunity to visit the historic Grytviken whaling station and the burial site of Sir Ernest Shackleton. January 2022 marked the centenary of the great explorer’s death. 100 years on, the legacy of Shackleton lives on and a visit to his final resting point is a humbling experience.

Day 13 - 14: Scotia Sea

Follow in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team of five others that traversed these waters in 1916 for 900 miles in an adapted lifeboat on their way to South Georgia.

Marvel at the towering icebergs as they become bigger and more plentiful

The Scotia Sea was named after the expedition ship, Scotia was used in these waters by the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902–04).

With more onboard lectures related to the history, wildlife and geography of the region, you will be gaining a wealth of knowledge. The Seaventure and Island Sky are known for the part they play in scientific research and one of the many benefits of exploring Antarctica with this expedition team is the access to on-the-ground scientific insight.

Scotia Sea
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Day 15 - 18: Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Explore the wildlife-rich waters of Antarctica

Visit active scientific research bases and historic landing sites

Over the next few days, the Antarctic voyage will culminate in the world’s most dramatic display of winter landscape and wildlife sightings.

The experienced captain and crew will plot each day according to the weather and migrating wildlife giving you the best opportunity to see the spectacle of Antarctica’s inhabitants. With 18 – 24 hours of daylight to play with, there is ample time for zodiac landings to walk with penguins and seals. Photographers of all levels will delight in the scenic landscape and camera-friendly wildlife.

All guests have the opportunity to partake in the ship’s citizen science programme, helping NASA and the Scripps Institute to record the incredible changes happening in one of the world’s most remote regions. Gathering critical on-site data on a regular basis is key to understanding climate change.

What is typically included

  • All land transfers
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Ushuaia prior to departure
  • Full board accommodation on board the Seaventure or Island Sky
  • Tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (some super-premium brands excluded)
  • All shore excursions and zodiac cruises
  • A polar expedition jacket

The Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

21

Day Itinerary

Best Time
November to March
Guide Price

£19,100pp

$22,900pp

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