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Antarctica

Earth Journeys... Created by Tauck and BBC Earth

2016 Prices From $10,190 plus on-tour air for 13 Days - Tauck Cruising

Floating castles of ice glisten in the warmth of the austral sun... glacial mountains rise from the sea, framed against a radiant sky... in an instant, a bright sun illuminates a floating regatta of ice formations... Explorers throughout the centuries have been mesmerized and captivated by the ice... Today, you are that Antarctic explorer. Immerse in the Earth Journeys experience, featuring custom-made BBC Earth on-tour film vignettes and when the opportunity arises, the use of field equipment. Few experiences can compare to the feeling you'll have as you head off on an expeditionary Antarctica cruise to a magnificent glacial continent that defies description. Your adventure begins with two nights in Buenos Aires, where you'll become acclimated to the local time – and culture – with Tauck. Then it's all aboard one of Tauck's ships, L'Austral or Le Lyrial, for a 10-night cruise to a magical wonderland where the locals, from penguins and seals to myriad seabirds, welcome you ashore with friendly curiosity. Learn about their life and icy habitats from on board naturalists who educate and inspire on our Antarctica cruise. And at night, enjoy informal chats, on board lectures, documentary films and warm camaraderie with fellow explorers, captain and crew. 

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  1. Itinerary
  2. Pricing & Availability
  3. Accommodations
  4. Before You Go
  5. Reviews (48)
  6. Deck Plans
  7. Packing Tips

  1. Day 1

    Your Antarctica cruise begins on land in Buenos Aires

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    Day 2

    Spend the day exploring Buenos Aires

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    Day 3

    Fly to the tip of South America and embark on your Antarctica cruise

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    Day 4

    Cruising the infamous Drake Passage

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    Day 5

    Getting closer to Antarctica

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    Day 6

    Feel terra firma, Antarctic Archipelago-style, under your feet

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    Day 7

    Explore the world of the penguin

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    Day 8

    The main attractions are made of ice... cruising the Archipelago

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    Day 9

    Seabirds of different feathers

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    Day 10

    Whales and seals of Antarctica

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    Day 11

    Back through the Drake Passage

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    Day 12

    Enjoy the last day aboard ship of your Antarctica cruise

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    Day 13

    Fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

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    Note: Antarctica features two types of landings in the Antarctic Archipelago. Dry Landings occur when guests step from a Zodiac-style raft on to rocks or a dock. Wet Landings occur when the raft edges on to land and guests step into knee-deep water to wade ashore.

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I was very impressed with the naturalist team and enjoyed our daily briefings and the lectures. I learned so much... The diversification of our landings and their histories was fascinating. Every landing was unique – the wildlife, together with the beautiful scenery, was overwhelming. It is locked in my memory forever.

Lois McGann, NJ

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