Antarctica Classic

  • 11Day(s)
  • Trip Code: GAXVCASX

The Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins, and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Day 1 Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time

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

Day 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town, or visit 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.

Days 3-4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands

The adventure begins with an 1000km (600mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake

The adventure begins with an 1000km (600mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the G Expedition's wake.

Days 5-8 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history.

Days 9-10 Drake Passage/Ushuaia

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep sharp eyes on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

Day 11 Ushuaia (1B)

Disembark the G Expedition after breakfast

Disembark the G Expedition after breakfast.

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  • TRIP NAME: ANTARCTICA CLASSIC
  • DURATION: 11 DAYS
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  • TRIP CODE: GAXVCASX
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You will visit

  • Antarctica, Argentina

Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: Small Group Adventures
  • Physical Demands: There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

What's included?

  • 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, 9 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.
  • G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus, walking.
  • Max 134 aboard the G Expedition
  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
  • One Expedition team member per 10 guests.

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Departure Month

  • Nov 2019 Nov 2019 FROM NZ$ 9099
  • Dec 2019 FROM NZ$ 9199
  • Jan 2020 FROM NZ$ 10599
  • Nov 2020 FROM NZ$ 8549
  • Dec 2020 FROM NZ$ 8549
  • Jan 2021 FROM NZ$ 9989
  • Mar 2021 FROM NZ$ 8099