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Journey to the Antarctic Peninsula

15 days, Ushuaia to Ushuaia

A humpback whale shows it's magnificent fin in the dark blue Antarctic waters
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Fierce, cold and stunningly beautiful – explorers since Shackleton have grappled with the contrasts of the Weddell Sea. Experience this ultimate Antarctic landscape on a 15-day adventure that defines "once in a lifetime." Cross the Drake Passage to the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea – this less-visited region of Antarctica is the planet's clearest sea and the birthing ground of incredible tabular icebergs. Two attempted shore landings each day means more potential sightings of leopard seals, whales and thriving colonies of roosting penguins. Be a part of history as you embrace Shackleton's spirit. This isn't a polar cruise – it's an adventure.

15 days

Ushuaia to Ushuaia

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Fierce, cold and stunningly beautiful – explorers since Shackleton have grappled with the contrasts of the Weddell Sea. Experience this ultimate Antarctic landscape on a 15-day adventure that defines "once in a lifetime." Cross the Drake Passage to the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea – this less-visited region of Antarctica is the planet's clearest sea and the birthing ground of incredible tabular icebergs. Two attempted shore landings each day means more potential sightings of leopard seals, whales and thriving colonies of roosting penguins. Be a part of history as you embrace Shackleton's spirit. This isn't a polar cruise – it's an adventure.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Marine

Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Age requirement: 10+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

15 days

Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: XVAWSX

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for Journey to the Antarctic Peninsula

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Itinerary

Day 1Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Day 2Ushuaia/Drake Passage

Enjoy a free morning in the world's most southerly city, Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping or explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Days 3–4Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands

The adventure begins with an 800km (497 mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of 16th-century English sea captain and privateer Sir Francis Drake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team, and keep an eye out for your first sightings of icebergs, whales, and albatross following in the Expedition's wake.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 5–12South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage

Spend eight full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands and navigating into the lesser visited eastern side of the peninsula known as the Weddell Sea. The less-visited eastern side, is as stunning as it is remote; this is where Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance came to her end (and where your polar adventure begins).

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Days 13–14Drake Passage/Ushuaia

Begin the northbound journey to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff, and keep your eyes open on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Ushuaia

Disembark the Expedition after breakfast.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • 13 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • Arrival transfer from airport in Ushuaia to hotel
  • 1 nt accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Waterproof boots supplied for men's USA sizes 8-14 and women's USA sizes 3-9
  • Expedition parka
  • Antarctica destination guidebook

Accommodations

Twin-share hotel (1 nt), aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (13 nts). Please note that cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have 1 queen-size bed.

Meals

14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners

Transportation

G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.

Staff & experts

1 Expedition team member per 10 guests.

Departures

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Journey to the Antarctic Peninsula

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