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Experience the remote natural beauty of the seventh continent and its spectacular wildlife on this unforgettable adventure

With its vast unspoilt scenery, extreme climate conditions, roaming icebergs and magnificent marine life, Antarctica is a destination like no other. This voyage to the virtually uninhabited seventh continent promises to be an unforgettable adventure.

You'll start your journey in Buenos Aires, Argentina's bustling capital, where you'll have the warm spring evening to explore the 'Paris of South America'. Then it's on to Ushuaia, in Argentina's southernmost region, Tierra Del Fuego, where you'll realise why the city is nicknamed the 'End of the World' to embark your state-of-the-art custom-built expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen.

You'll leave the southern tip of the Americas and glide through the icy waters of Drake Passage to the Arctic Peninsula and gaze out at seas that are home to whales, pods of orcas and seals.

Looking back you'll see 'the End of the World' disappear over the horizon as you approach skyscraper-sized icebergs rising up out of the waters before you.

The next five days will be spent in Antarctica, which never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales.

Your expedition team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to go ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales and huge colonies of penguins.

With your adventure over, you'll cruise back to Ushuaia to transfer to Buenos Aires and your journey home. Or choose to extend your stay in the Argentina capital or with a trip to the magnificent Iguazu Falls.

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Price includes

  • Return flights from London**
  • Overnight stay in Buenos Aires, including breakfast
  • Return flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • 12-day premium comfort cruise on MS Roald Amundsen in a cabin of your choice
  • Free upgrade to Premium Beverage Package covering almost all drinks served on board during your trip (saving of £408pp) ***

  • Up to five meals a day with wine, beer and soft drinks provided during lunch and dinner
  • English-speaking expedition team and range of included excursions
  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats in Antarctica
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket and reusable water bottle
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Jan 1, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Jan 15, 2023
Duration
15 Days
Price per person
£7,733*

* Price based on two sharing a Polar Outside cabin. Cabin upgrades and single supplements available on request. Subject to availability. Deposit 20%. Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and at the tour manager's discretion. Offer subject to availability. TS Tours acting as an agent for Hurtigruten ATOL 3584. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Hurtigruten, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. **Flight package prices can be subject to change. ***Premium Beverage Package inclusion subject to minimum numbers. Exclusions apply, including top shelf spirits and champagne.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Today you set off for Buenos Aires from London, arriving the following day.

  2. Day
    2
    Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Your trip will begin in Buenos Aires, the ideal setting to kickstart your adventure. This buzzing city is a fusion of European and Latin American influences. You'll spend the evening at leisure, perhaps sampling an authentic steak dinner at one of the city's many parrillas or discovering some of the city's best-known landmarks such as the Casa Rosada in Plaza de Mayo.

    Buenos Aires is also home to numerous fine and modern art museums, landscaped parks and one of the world's greatest opera houses - Teatro Colón. And that's before we even mention the world-famous nightlife. But let's face it - you're in the city that gave the world tango - you're not leaving until you join the locals in an informal lesson, or at the very least, watch a dance show!

    Tonight you'll stay in the Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta for a restful night before the start of your voyage the following day.

  3. Day
    3
    Ushuaia
    Ushuaia, Argentina

    You'll fly first thing this morning to a place nicknamed the 'End of the World': the bustling port city of Ushuaia, where your voyage truly begins. You'll board your basecamp, the world's first hybrid-powered expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen.

    Once on board, you'll meet your expert expedition team and crew, who'll take you through a mandatory health and safety meeting. Later that evening, you'll celebrate the start of your journey with a welcome dinner.

    As you start your voyage sailing through the scenic Beagle Channel, you can watch for rare endemic Peale's dolphin and other marine wildlife.

    Meals - Dinner
  4. Days
    4-5
    Drake's Passage
    Drake Passage, Antarctica

    You'll spend two days at sea on the MS Roald Amundsen as you cross Drake's Passage. the body of water between South America and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

    During your voyage south, you can prepare yourself for what lies ahead by joining lectures in the dedicated onboard Science Center. Your expert expedition team will talk passionately about Antarctica's history and the science of the unique landscapes you're about to discover. You'll also get the chance to talk to the onboard photographer who will provide helpful tips on capturing the wildlife and landscapes that await you once you reach Antarctica.

    You'll also be able to take in breathatking views, from the comfort of a hot tub, the infinity pool, the spectacular panoramic sauna or the observation deck. You may even spot humpback, orca, minke, and fin whales as you sail.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Days
    6-10
    Antarctica
    Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

    On the fifth day of the tour you will arrive in Antarctica and step into the stunning wilderness of icebergs, glaciers and wildlife. You may have learnt a lot about it from your expert expedition team during your journey, but nothing ever quite prepares you for the moment you see it for yourself! You'll spend five days here exploring the breathtaking wilderness of ice, icebergs, and glaciers with the expert expedition team taking you ice-cruising and on landings to get you even closer to the impressive scenery.

    You'll see plenty of wildlife; a range of seabirds including bitterns, swans, and petrels soar in the sky above you and gather on the shores. In addition to thousands of penguins on the ice, you might see seals playing in the water, a breaching humpback whale or even spot an orca, if you're lucky.

    You may even get a chance to go kayaking among the icebergs as an optional activity. And whenever time allows, the expedition team will continue to give lectures, helping you deepen your knowledge of the fascinating world you're exploring.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Days
    11-12
    Drake’s Passage
    Drake Passage, Antarctica

    After five days in Antarctica it's time to travel back through Drake's Passage. These two days at sea will give you further time to deepen your knowledge of Antarctica and its wildlife, by attending more lectures on themes like climate change and plastic pollution.

    When you're not learning, you can again make use of your ship's many facilities - perhaps relax in the Wellness Center or chill out on the deck, watching the seabirds trailing the boat.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    13
    Ushuaia
    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Today your expedition cruise will end as the ship arrives back Ushuaia. You'll travel back to Buenos Aires where you'll have a second chance to acquaint yourself with the passionate city of the Porteños before heading home. You may also choose to join an optional post-programme trip to the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls on the border of Argentina and Brazil.

  8. Day
    14
    Depart from Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Today you'll fly back to the UK from Buenos Aires, arriving in London the following day.

  9. Day
    15
    Arrive in London
    London, United Kingdom

Accommodation

MS Roald Amundsen

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Cruise ship

A state-of-the-art expedition vessel featuring new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology

Named after the first man to cross Antarctica and to reach the South Pole, MS Roald Amundsen is specially designed for voyages in polar waters. It serves as a comfortable base camp at sea - bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations.

The sleek interior design uses Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool are used to create stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are exterior cabins, and half have private balconies, and aft suites have private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views. One of the most appealing features is the two-level indoor and outdoor Observation Deck. It is an ideal place to scan the scenery and watch for wildlife with your binoculars. It also features three lovely restaurants, a lounge and bar, a spa and hot tub, and a science center to get a deeper understanding for the areas you explore.

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Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Jan 1, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Jan 15, 2023
Duration
15 Days
Price per person
£7,733*

* Price based on two sharing a Polar Outside cabin. Cabin upgrades and single supplements available on request. Subject to availability. Deposit 20%. Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and at the tour manager's discretion. Offer subject to availability. TS Tours acting as an agent for Hurtigruten ATOL 3584. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Hurtigruten, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. **Flight package prices can be subject to change. ***Premium Beverage Package inclusion subject to minimum numbers. Exclusions apply, including top shelf spirits and champagne.

Call now to book 02039934304
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