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Antarctica Vacations

Antarctica is a feast for the senses: the cracking sound of calving glaciers, the bright sun glistening on spectacular icebergs adrift in the deep blue water, and the freshest air imaginable.

Cruises of Antarctica explore what many consider to be the final frontier on Earth, as it is untouched by civilization and remains in nature's purest form. Our Antarctica itineraries include the services of expedition leaders who are familiar with the continent's history and wildlife.

These adventures typically start with a day in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From there, you'll travel to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and the starting point for cruises to Antarctica. Your expedition ship will sail through glacier-draped Beagle Channel and then Drake Passage. Guests go ashore in small, motorized Zodiacs. Expert lecturers in the fields of history, geology and marine biology often lead shore excursions.

Explore islands that are home to a fabulous assortment of wildlife -- penguins, seals, sea lions, petrels and albatrass. Other common stops include the Falkland Islands, a remote and beautiful archipelago with a temperate climate, diverse wildlife and friendly people of British descent; King George Island, home to elephant seals; and the South Shetland Islands, where thousands of chinstrap penguins nest.

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Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
Antarctica Vacations

Falkland Islands Expedition - Past & Present 8 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands  Port Stanley, Falkland Islands  Escorted Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake 2020-2021 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Expedition Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake from Punta Arenas 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Expedition Quark First Class Dates and Prices
South Pole Flight with Overnight at South Pole 8 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Escorted PolarExplorers Budget Dates and Prices
South Pole Flight 9 Punta Arenas, Chile  Punta Arenas, Chile  Escorted PolarExplorers Budget Dates and Prices
Falkland Islands Discovery 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Whale Journey 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Discover Antarctica 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
The Antarctic, in the Wake of the Belgica (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia (10 days) 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Discover Antarctica 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctica Classic 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition G Adventure First Class Dates and Prices
Voyage to Antarctica 2020 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Voyage to Antarctica 2021 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Expedition Cruise to Antarctica - 11 Day Adventure 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Pristine Antarctica 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Best of Antarctica 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia (11 Day) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent (11 Day, Begin Ushuaia) 11 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Quark First Class Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.