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Signature Antarctica: Highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula

14 days from £8,250pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Antarctica

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Overview & Highlights

The best classic Antarctic overview holiday  at a competitive price. Travel on a stable, high-quality purpose-built cruise ship among bergs and glaciers.

You don’t have to venture deep into this huge continent – larger than Europe – to have a rewarding experience of what Antarctica has to offer. One of the most frequent and popular itineraries is this journey which crosses the Drake Passage to visit the most accessible region of the continent around the Antarctic Peninsula, a slim finger of land and offshore islands reaching out from the main continental mass towards southern Argentina. You will observe prolific wildlife, extraordinary ice-carved landscapes and evidence of historic human impact – derelict whaling stations, and research outposts.

You’ll view the highlights from your ship, Zodiac or onshore excursions; but, on some departures and only if conditions permit, you may also be able to opt to paddle round the bergs in a kayak, or atop a stand-up-paddle board. You may even have an opportunity to camp out on the ice.

This expedition reveals the snow-drenched mountains and icebergs of the more accessible fringes of the White Continent. The cliffs and bays are brought to life by the chattering and wheeling of birdlife, sea-lions and penguins. You pass through the oft stormy Drake Passage and the Antarctic Convergence Zone, where the up-welling of nutrients, as warm water meets cold, attracts wildlife in astonishing abundance.

The specific itinerary shown, departure dates and costs are based on the Ocean Endeavour, however a huge number of ships operate variations on this popular route, each offering slightly different durations, inclusions, optional activities and levels of comfort. Contact us to discuss the best option to suit your requirements.

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