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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Mixed Board Basis 12 nights from €10,449 per person Including Flights


The Antarctic Explorer voyage showcases the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula in an 11 day journey. Navigate the Drake Passage aboard one of the polar-class vessels; delve into the splendor of the Antarctic's natural landscapes by Zodiac and on foot; and witness up close penguins, whales, and other Antartctic wildlife.

Launching in the Antarctic 2024/2025 season, the cruise includes a helicopter-inclusive route. This route is crafted to maximise your airborne time in the twin-engine helicopters, providing an extraordinary perspective of Antarctica's magnificence from above.

This cruise entices its guests daily with vistas of awe-inspiring ice formations, humpback whales accompanying the ship, leopard seals beneath your Zodiac, penguins diving into the crystal waters from icebergs, and giant petrels gliding over the dynamic seascape. (Q)

**Please note this Expedition can be done on 3 different categories of ship. £8,849 is the lead in price**


Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • CAR licensed & bonded
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Arrive Buenos Aires

Your flight arrives in Buenos Aires and we have included a night here. We recommend longer as this vibrant, eclectic city offers so much, so please ask us for an extensions

Accommodation : A choice of hotels in Buenos Aires

Day 2

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina

Your adventure commences in Ushuaia, a lively port town situated at the southernmost tip of South America. This Argentine locale serves as the perfect starting point for your exploration of Patagonia's southern reaches as you gear up for the upcoming journey. Engage in outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains or relish handcrafted chocolate at a local café.

Day 3

Embarkation Day

Embarkation takes place in the late afternoon, followed by your ship setting sail down the historic Beagle Channel, which cuts through the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. Feel the excitement build as you set off — the next land you'll see will be the world's southernmost continent!

Days 4 and 5

Crossing the Drake Passage

Your days at sea will be enriched with presentations from your Expedition Team covering topics such as photography, wildlife, glaciology, and history. Between these sessions, you can spend time on deck spotting wildlife or enjoy conversations with fellow passengers over a drink at the bar.

Days 6 to 9

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Reaching the White Continent often evokes a profound sense of reverence and awe. The experience is indescribable, as few places on Earth remain as pristine and timeless as Antarctica. You'll begin to understand why this region has consistently fascinated explorers and travellers. Each visit to Antarctica offers new and unexpected sights, ensuring your expedition is unique and personally enriching.

Daily, you'll embark on Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore ice-laden bays, channels, and landing sites. Your Expedition Team will guide and assist you at each stop, whether you're hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station, or interacting with chinstrap, Adélie, and gentoo penguins, which are all common here. Be on the lookout for Weddell, fur, crabeater, and leopard seals, as well as inquisitive whales like humpbacks, minkes, or perhaps orcas during Zodiac cruises. Each journey offers a fresh array of wildlife, providing endless photographic opportunities.

In the tranquil silence of Antarctica, the occasional sounds become unforgettable memories, such as penguins arguing over precious stones or the thunderous crack of glaciers calving.

Every day will be distinct, thoughtfully curated by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this extraordinary part of the world.

Days 10 and 11

Crossing the Drake Passage

The return voyage across the Drake Passage offers final chances to savour the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on deck, watching for seabirds and scanning the waters for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team, and celebrate the shared experiences of exploring Antarctica.

Day 12

Disembark in Ushuaia

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, providing the opportunity to either extend your adventure further or catch your flights home.If you are flying home, we strongly recommend that fly to Buenos Aires and stay an extra night and catch your international flight the following day.

Accommodation: Choice of Hotels in Bueonso Aires

Day 13

Fly home

  •     International Flights
  •     Pre and post night stay in Buenos Aires
  •     Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and various activities
  •     All Zodiac transfers and cruising according to the daily program
  •     All shore landings as outlined in the daily schedule
  •     Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping services
  •     Comprehensive meal plan including all meals, snacks, soft drinks, and juices on board during your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary needs well in advance. Regrettably, our ship’s galleys are unable to prepare kosher meals.)
  •     Selected beers and wines during dinner; coffee, tea, and cocoa available at all times
  •     Both formal and informal talks by our Expedition Team and guest speakers, as planned
  •     A photo journal documenting the expedition
  •     Complimentary loan of waterproof expedition boots for landings and Zodiac excursions
  •     An official Quark Expeditions® parka for you to keep
  •     Hair dryer and bathrobes provided in every cabin
  •     All relevant service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  •     Comprehensive luggage handling aboard the ship
  •     Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers, up to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  •     Group transfer in Ushuaia from the airport to the pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  •     One night's pre-expedition hotel stay in Ushuaia with breakfast included (Note: The number of guests per hotel room matches the cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, guests who book a suite on board are accommodated in standard hotel rooms. Triple rooms may not always be available.)
  •     Group transfer from the hotel to the ship on embarkation day
  • Group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from the ship to either the local airport or a luggage storage facility

What's Not Included:

  •     Meals not specified in the itinerary
  •     Baggage, cancellation, interruption, and medical travel insurance—highly recommended
  •     Excess baggage fees on both international and domestic flights
  •     Mandatory waterproof trousers for Zodiac landings and cruising excursions, or any other gear not listed
  •     Charges for laundry, bar, spa services, and other personal expenses, unless otherwise stated
  •     Charges for phone and internet use (connectivity may vary by location)
  •     Optional tips at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and shipboard crew
  •     Additional overnight accommodations
  •     Transfers for arrival and departure, except where expressly mentioned


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