LUXURY HOLIDAYS & TOURS ANTARCTICA

A MYTHICAL LAND OF ICE AND SNOW

Few have experienced first-hand the sheer magnitude and awe-inspiring beauty of the White Continent. Follow in the footsteps of Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen to this pristine world of drifting ice floes, monumental glaciers and enchanting wildlife. A mythical land of perpetual ice and snow, Antarctica was made for the intrepid traveller. The best way to explore this isolated corner of the globe is aboard a purpose-built expedition ship. Most cruises set sail from the southern tip of Argentina, journeying straight across the notorious Drake Passage to reach the Antarctic Peninsula.

Despite the seemingly inhospitable environment, a remarkable array of wildlife awaits you. Colonies of emperor, gentoo and Adélie penguins huddle in huge numbers on the vast snow plains, whilst the beaches are populated by pods of raucous elephant, fur and leopard seals. Humpback and minke whales glide effortlessly through the still, near-frozen waters, whilst giant petrels and wandering albatross soar elegantly across the skies above. Unfamiliarity with humans means you can expect up-close encounters with many of the region’s natural residents.

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As you navigate the narrow fjords and glacial channels, you’ll have the opportunity for shore excursions in Zodiac boats, kayaking among icebergs and hiking on the Antarctic Peninsula – all alongside expert naturalists and guides. You can even spend a night camped out on the ice-shelf.

Some cruises can also take you to the sub-Antarctic islands of South Georgia and the Falklands to discover yet more fascinating wildlife alongside old whaling stations and historic explorer sites. With no cars, no pollution and almost no people, a voyage to this icy wilderness is a truly once-in-a-lifetime adventure. If you’re interested in Antarctic luxury travel or luxury Antarctic expeditions, get in touch with our experts who are on hand to help you plan your bespoke trip.

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TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

Whether you plan to follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorers or you’re seeking the company of penguins, leopard seals and humpback whales, our destination specialists will prepare the itinerary of a lifetime.

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With over 30 years of experience in the luxury tailor-made travel sector and over 40 destination specialists, we will source the perfect accommodation for your every need.

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WHEN TO VISIT

KEY FACTS

Antarctica

  • FLIGHT (FROM LDN)23 hrs (Indirect)
  • CURRENCYAntarctican Dollar
  • POPULATION5,100
  • BEST TIME TO GODecember – March
  • LANGUAGEEnglish, Spanish, & Russian
  • TIMEZONEGMT + 13
  • CAPITAL CITYN/A
  • GEOGRAPHIC SIZE13.66 million km²
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