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Small Ship Cruising

Antarctica

Days
13
From
$11,990 USD
Journey Type
Small Ship
Time of Year
Dec
Cities & Landmarks
Antarctic Archipelago, Drake Passage, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia
Antarctica Cruise
Antarctica

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

Cruise aboard one of Tauck's sleek sister ships, Le Boréal, Le Soléal or Le Lyrial, accompanied by onboard naturalists who share their expert insights

 

Tauck provides you with a special, water-repellent hooded parka that you will receive aboard ship; this parka is yours to keep

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

All gratuities to Tauck Directors, local guides, naturalists and ship staff

 

Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions

 

Shore Excursions to islands in the Antarctic Archipelago that are guided by expert naturalists, ornithologists, historians or oceanographers

 

Two nights in a premium hotel in Buenos Aires in the heart of the city

 

SEE WHAT YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Cultural journeys and expeditions

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 captivated by the ice... Today, you are that Antarctic explorer.

Few experiences can compare to the feeling you'll have as you head off on an expeditionary Antarctica cruise. Your adventure begins with two nights in amazing Buenos Aires, Argentina, then it's all aboard Le Boréal, Le Soléal or Le Lyrial for a 10-night cruise. The locals, from penguins and seals to seabirds, welcome you ashore with friendly curiosity; learn about their life and icy habitats from onboard naturalists who educate and inspire. And at night, enjoy informal chats, onboard lectures, documentary films and warm camaraderie with fellow explorers, captain and crew. Read Less

See for yourself what Small Ship Cruising is all about

Exploring Antarctica's Archipelago

A magical place whose mystical allure fascinates and forever beckons to return...

The magnificent great white continent of Antarctica, the most remote place on Earth, astounds with glacial landscapes and Arctic wildlife that defy description… and you enjoy a rare opportunity to view them up-close with on-board experts who have spent a lifetime studying these natural wonders in extraordinary detail. Due to changing weather and shifting glacial patterns of this remote region, your day-by-day itinerary will vary and may include Zodiac excursions to Antarctic Peninsula islands. Penguins, seals, whales and myriad species of seabirds are often seen on land and at sea; our on-board naturalists can help you identify them during your cruise.

Embark in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city

Day 3

Ushuaia, Argentina's "gateway to Antarctica"

Your Antarctic cruise begins in the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, an Argentinian frontier town located on the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago and the Beagle Channel. Known as "the end of the world," Ushuaia is also the only Argentine city that sits on the other side of the Andes. Sightseeing takes you up and down the hilltop streets that preside over this waterfront town...

Our visit to Antarctica left us spellbound! The ruggedness of the Peninsula landscape was unexpected and the sheer beauty was magnificent!

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Owner's Suite

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Reviews (57)

Again, we were not disappointed. Tauck always does it right and we can truthfully say "You got it right, again". Every detail was taken care of, even to the taxi transfers. The ship Le Soreal was wonderful, the guides were very attentive to our every need and concern and the excursions were more than we could have asked.

Most Memorable Moment:

The Penquins and Whales - the Captain went out of his way to make sure we got every experience with the wildlife that was possible!!!


This trip is difficult to describe. Antarctica is like a different planet. Just go and experience the greatest journey of your life.

Most Memorable Moment:

There were so many, but negotiating the Drake Passage with 25-30 foot swells was something to remember.


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