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Once upon a time, Antarctica and Latin America were one. Then, 70 million years ago, the opening of the Drake Passage kick-started the separation of Antarctica from the rest of the southern hemisphere land mass. Later, the final break with Australia completed the isolation, and created a new, soon-to-be ice-smothered, continent.

Antarctica has a dazzling display of larger-than-life landscapes, a kaleidoscope of colours and a symphony of sounds. Along the shores and among the hauntingly beautiful bergs and glaciers thrives a vociferous, agitated, sometimes violent, always entertaining wildlife. Penguins in their hundreds of thousands, seals, whales and a huge variety of bird-life breed, wheel, feed and die here. In the translucent light of a never-ending day visitors can watch them, walk among them, film them, and listen to their plaintive cries.

Nowadays it doesn’t have to be just a case of staring boggle-eyed as the Antarctic drama unfolds. A growing range of active adventures such as camping, hiking and kayaking give visitors a thrilling, intimate experience in the snow and ice.

Our holidays to Antarctica

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Paradise Bay

Antarctica: Journey to the Antarctic Circle

Private journey

18 days from £13,641pp

King penguins

Antarctica Wildlife: Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

Private journey

24 days from £10,873pp

Icebergs in Antarctica

Antarctica: Ross Sea and the Far Side

Private journey

37 days from £27,895pp

Albatrosses

Signature Antarctica: Highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula

Private journey

14 days from £8,508pp

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97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Our insider tips for Antarctica

Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

Take your first steps on the continent at Paradise Bay, arguably one of the most beautiful and mesmerising of Antarctic landscapes. On good-weather days the steel-blue water is calm and silky, glass-like, and dotted with giant icebergs with the white continent rising up behind the shore towards the cobalt blue sky. This is the place to find a quiet spot to sit by yourself and just take it all in, perhaps whilst watching the playful Gentoo penguins. 

Claire Milner

Claire Milner

Explore South Georgia. The glaciers provide a spectacular backdrop to the beaches crammed with hundreds of thousands of king penguins with their fluffy brown chicks, a quite unbelievable sight. This is also where Shackleton made his trek to seek help for the Endurance’s stranded crew and weather permitting, you might have the opportunity to take a hike too, albeit somewhat less challenging than his!
David

David Nichols

Cruise around giant icebergs by Zodiac in search of leopard seals, orcas and humpback whales with cameras at the ready. Humpback whales are often seen with their calves and will sometimes pass under your boat before coming up breaching the other side, almost within touching distance!

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What our experts say

There's nothing like speaking to someone who has been there to get a real feel of what it is like to travel on an expeditionary ship on one of the various Antarctic cruise holidays we offer. I myself and a good dozen of our staff have taken complete cruises on a variety of craft and will be more than happy to inspire you with personal information and anecdotes. 

Chris Parrott

Chris Parrott

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