Travel 2 Touring 18/19

ANTARCTICA

LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

ARGENTINA

1

1 Ushuaia

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

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9

Drake Passage

Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Exploring the world’s least-visited continent • Marvel at immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers • Encounter whales, seals, penguins and a variety of species of seabird • Learn about the region’s history and some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ on G Expedition Ship and 1 nights’ hotel accommodation • Meals as specified: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners • Services of qualified expert expedition guides (1 per 10 passengers) • Arrival transfer, expeditions and sightseeing as per itinerary (excludes ‘optional’ items) • Waterproof boots, expedition parka and free water bottle DEPARTURES 2019: Mar 4, 13; Nov 22; Dec 12; 2020: Jan 2, Mar 13 TOUR DETAILS £6999 per person PRICES FROM:

EXPEDITION CRUISE PRICES FROM £6999pp

11 day Antarctica Classic Ushuaia • Drake Passage • Antarctic Peninsula • South Shetland Islands

Day 11: Depart Ushaia The tour comes to an end as you disembark in Ushuaia in the morning. Transfer independently (own expense) to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

Day 1: Arrive Ushuaia Arrive into Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and transfer to your hotel. Day 2: Ushuaia – Beagle Channel Your morning is free for last minute shopping, an optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park or a good hike up to the Martial Glacier before embarkation on the G Expedition and an evening sailing through the Beagle Channel. (BD) G Expedition Ship (9 nights) Days 3 & 4: Drake Passage Your adventure begins with a 800km (497mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th Century English Sea Captain and Privateer Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from your expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales, albatross and other species of seabirds following in the Expedition’s wake. (BLD) Days 5 - 8: Antarctica Peninsula & South Shetland Islands Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world as you set foot on the Antarctic continent. Over the next 4 days you’ll navigate southwards making stops in the South Shetland Islands then through the Bransfield Strait and to the Antarctic Peninsula. The coastal areas you’ll visit have some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on the continent. Weather permitting you’ll enjoy 2 shore excursions per day and encounters with Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, as well as orca, humpback and minke whales that frequent the cold Antarctic waters. There is also plenty of time to enjoy the sheer beauty and the breathtaking scenery of ice- choked waterways, blue and white icebergs, impressive glaciers and rugged snow-capped mountains. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history. During the voyage, you’ll learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world. (BLD) Days 9 & 10: Drake Passage Leave Antarctica and begin your journey north across the Drake Passage. Review the highlights of your Antarctic experience with lecturers and staff and keep your eyes open on the observation deck for last-minute sightings of albatross, prions and whales. (BLD)

TOUR STYLE: Marine

GROUP SIZE: 134 (on board)

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Pair this tour with a pre or post Buenos Aires, Iguazú or Patagonia extension. Please call for details.

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