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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Antarctic Circle from Punta Arenas

From £14800 for 11 days
Trip Overview
Enjoy Antarctica in style – by flying and then cruising south of the Antarctic Circle! A short three-hour flight is all it takes to travel between Punta Arenas, Chile and King George Island in Antarctica. Skipping all the extra days at sea, you’ll enjoy only the best scenery and wildlife experiences of the Antarctic. Prepare yourself for a sensory overload, as you’ll be inundated by the sheer beauty and dramatic landscapes of the white continent. Soon after, our team of polar experts on the ship will have you searching for penguins and whales in Antarctica.
Essential Info
Starts: Punta Arenas, Chile
Ends: Depart Punta Arenas
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Polar
Trip Code: IGQMCC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Antarctica, Chile
What's Included

Meals

10 Breakfasts included
7 Lunches included
9 Dinners included

Transport

Plane,Ship,zodiac

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•   Flying over the famous Drake Passage to King George Island is the fastest, most direct way to travel to Antarctica

•   Get up close to an incredible range of wildlife, such as minke, humpback and orca whales or gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins

•   Few people ever get the opportunity to set foot on the Great White Continent, but you'll be one of them

•   A diversity of possible landing sites and activities allows you to see the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula from multiple perspectives

•   Optional activities such as sea kayaking or polar ice camping can take your adventure to the next level. Book early, as these sell out fast

•   On-board lectures and presentations led by polar specialists provide in-depth knowledge about Antarctic history, geology and wildlife

Where you'll be staying

World Explorer

Newly built in 2018 and designed specifically with polar cruising in mind, the beautiful World Explorer is one of our newest ships. Decked out with panoramic windows, a glass-domed observation lounge, bar, restaurant, dedicated lecture theatres and even an onboard running track, the World Explorer has everything you need to enjoy every minute of your time in the Antarctic (plus those extra creature comforts to take your voyage to the next level).

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Dates & Availability
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Departing: 26th Jan 2021
Returning: 5th Feb 2021
£16,400pp
This price is for a 'lowerDeckTwin' room type
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Departing: 26th Jan 2021
Returning: 5th Feb 2021
£18,500pp
This price is for a 'mainDeckPorthole' room type
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Departing: 26th Jan 2021
Returning: 5th Feb 2021
£20,100pp
This price is for a 'mainDeckWindow' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 26th Jan 2021
Returning: 5th Feb 2021
£22,200pp
This price is for a 'superior' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 26th Jan 2021
Returning: 5th Feb 2021
£24,200pp
This price is for a 'deluxe' room type
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Departing: 26th Jan 2021
Returning: 5th Feb 2021
£26,300pp
This price is for a 'suite' room type
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Departing: 26th Jan 2021
Returning: 5th Feb 2021
£28,700pp
This price is for a 'owner'sSuite' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 26th Jan 2021
Returning: 5th Feb 2021
£14,800pp
This price is for a 'triple' room type
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Feb 2021
Returning: 28th Feb 2021
£21,800pp
This price is for a 'verandaSuite' room type
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Punta Arenas, Chile, where your Antarctic adventure begins. Punta Arenas, which is on the Strait of Magellan, is the most populated city in Patagonia. In the afternoon, meet your leader and fellow explorers at the official starting point hotel. Enjoy a first meal together and be briefed on the necessary preparations for embarkation day. If you arrive into Punta Arenas early, there are plenty of things to see and do. For a poignant look into the city’s history, perhaps visit the Cementerio Municipal to see the lavish tombs of wool barons and the modest graves of immigrants and explorers.
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