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Holiday Voyage: Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

20 days with Abercrombie & Kent   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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DAYS 1-2 ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Arrive in Argentina’s capital and transfer to your hotel. The next day, explore Buenos Aires with your local guides, choosing from excursions that include a guided tour with a tango demonstration or a tour of the city’s vibrant street art scene. Join your fellow guests and A&K staff for a welcome cocktail reception and briefing. (Breakfast, Lunch (Day 2))
 
DAY 3 USHUAIA | AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Take a guided trek in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve before boarding your luxurious expedition cruiser for the next 17 nights. Watch with your family from the comfort of your own private balcony as ‘Le Lyrial’ heads out to sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4 AT SEA | RICHES OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN
As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, A&K’s Expedition Team begins their exciting lecture series, covering everything from penguins to the formation of sea ice to thrilling personal accounts of living in Antarctica. Photography enthusiasts of all ages enjoy time with A&K’s Resident Photo Coach, on hand to share tips and answer questions. Young guests — even teens, who may enjoy their own teens-only group — are invited to join Young Explorers Guides for onboard adventures ranging from a scavenger hunt to nautical knot-tying with a former British Royal Marine Commando. The cool waters in these parts are rich in krill, making them a favorite with local wildlife searching for food. Alongside your naturalist guides, spot various species of whales and seabirds from 'Le Lyrial's' deck. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAYS 5-6 THE FALKLAND ISLANDS | HISTORIC OUTPOST
Arrive in the remote Falkland Islands, which you explore for the next two days. Your expedition may take you to the western side of the archipelago to observe its flourishing wildlife. Conditions permitting, you also visit the tiny capital of Stanley, choosing from several excursions. Young Explorers Guides lead young guests on a visit to a sheep-shearing farm and the local museum, where they embark on a tour with a taxidermist. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAYS 7-8 CRUISING THE SOUTH ATLANTIC | ABUNDANT WILDLIFE
Time spent cruising is once again filled with fascinating lectures with your Expedition Team as well as exciting family-friendly programming led by Young Explorers Guides. The open ocean is a treasure chest bursting with life, and deck-side sightings of humpback whales and seabirds become more frequent. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAYS 9-11 SOUTH GEORGIA | WILDLIFE HAVEN
Look forward to a most inspiring and unforgettable Christmas Day when you arrive at South Georgia, the Southern Ocean’s crown jewel for wildlife. A nearly submerged continuation of the Andes mountain range, the island offers glacier-covered coves and rugged shores, ideal for exploring with your naturalist guides on Zodiacs (inflatable boats). Weather and ice conditions permitting, excursions over the next three days include stops along the northeast coastline of the island, where we hope to visit vast colonies of king penguins and Southern elephant seals. You may also explore iconic historic sites with your A&K historian, who shares tales of the whaling era and heroic age of exploration. You also learn about the life and exploits of Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose final resting place is right here on South Georgia Island at Grytviken. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAYS 12-13 THE SCOTIA SEA | LIFE AT SEA
Cruise the Scotia Sea while your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia and hint at what’s to come in Antarctica. Young Explorers Guides arrange for wild activities that include dissecting loligo squids, creating Japanese fish prints with an ink rubbing and a special visit to the ship’s high-tech bridge to see how ‘Le Lyrial’ is controlled. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAYS 14-17 ANTARCTICA | INCREDIBLE WHITE CONTINENT
Your itinerary and a memorable New Year’s celebration call for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands. Weather and ice conditions permitting, your expedition team takes advantage of the best opportunities to set out on Zodiacs and explore the continent's iconic shores, which teem with gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins. Meanwhile, a parent-free Zodiac ride beckons younger guests, who receive a lesson from their naturalist guide on how to drive the nimble boats, all while cruising past ice floes, whales and napping leopard seals. Antarctica’s stunning geography enhances the excitement of your experience here and competes for your attention with its dramatic snow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers, and iceberg-strewn channels and bays. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAYS 18-19 THE DRAKE PASSAGE | REFLECTIONS AT SEA
Bid farewell to Antarctica as ‘Le Lyrial’ points north to Ushuaia. Enjoy time with the new friends you’ve made, observe more marine life from the decks or participate in family-friendly activities with your Young Explorers Guides. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 20 DEPART USHUAIA
After breakfast, disembark ‘Le Lyrial.’ Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you board your flight home or join our new Ushuaia post-tour extension. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
Experience an epic holiday voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, discovering the world’s most remarkable wilderness alongside A&K’s passionate Expediton Team, enjoying additional family programming led by dedicated A&K Young Explorers Guides, and celebrating unforgettable holiday festivities on the seventh continent.
  • Private Balcony with Every Stateroom and Suite
  • Shore Excursions Led by Expert Expedition Team
  • Butler Service on Suite Accommodations
  • All-inclusive Cruising; Includes All Meals, House Drinks, Gratuities, Port Charges and Taxes
  • Complimentary 24-Hour Room Service and Breakfast in Bed
  • Pre-Cruise Hotel Stays and Sightseeing
  • Airport Meet and Greet and Transfers
  • Complimentary Gear and Equipment
  • Complimentary Onboard Wi-Fi & Traveller’s Valet®
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
Highlights
  • Cruise for 17 nights on an extended holiday voyage aboard luxurious ‘Le Lyrial,’ enjoying guaranteed balcony accommodations for all guests, an included amenity offered exclusively by A&K
  • Begin your journey with two nights at the beautiful Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt on Alvear Avenue in Buenos Aires
  • Sail with an exceptional team curated by A&K, featuring our award-winning Expedition Team, an experienced service staff and crew, and one of the best personnel-to-guest ratios at 1 to 1.3
  • Enjoy all-inclusive cruising with included onboard meals and house drinks, Zodiac excursions, expedition gear, port charges, gratuities, Traveller’s Valet laundry service and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Voyage to the Falkland Islands to explore this remote archipelago with its colorful history and abundant wildlife
  • Explore historic, wildlife-rich South Georgia, where you visit with spectacular king penguin colonies and the gravesite of one of Antarctica’s most intrepid explorers, Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Experience the best of Antarctica during excursions led by an Expedition Team deeply in tune with its environment
  • Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s Eve with spirited onboard festivities while exploring the Southern Ocean and enjoying additional family programming led by dedicated Young Explorers Guides
Accommodations
Buenos Aires: Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires 
Cruising: Cabin onboard Le Lyrial
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Economy class from $895, Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
  • This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.
  • Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion of the Captain.
  • Minimum age is 7 years.
  • Categories 4-9 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.
  • First group event: welcome reception on Day 2.
  • Last group event: disembarkation at 9:00 a.m. on Day 20.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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