"Antarctica is travel’s last frontier, the legendary ‘white continent’ where a dramatic and alien landscape is blanketed in snow and ice."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in Antarctica

Antarctica is travel’s last frontier, the legendary ‘white continent’ where a dramatic and alien landscape is blanketed in snow and ice. Hard to reach and even harder to inhabit, this vast wilderness is one of the last truly pristine habitats on earth, untouched by humans save for a few research stations and abandoned whaling outposts. Icebergs the size of cities calve off the icecap and drift out across the notorious Drake Passage, while enormous penguin colonies huddle for warmth on guano-splattered islands, guarding their chicks and hunting for fish below the waves.

 It’s not just penguins that hunt here, with leopard seals lurking in the inky seas, and many species of whale pass through here on their migratory routes across the southern seas. The only way to really explore Antarctica is on board a specialist expedition ship, though it is possible to fly across the Drake Passage if weather conditions allow. As well as the Antarctic Peninsula itself, you should consider an itinerary that calls at the Falkland Islands, of particular historical interest to Brits, or take an even longer detour to South Georgia, home to a staggering concentration of wildlife including king penguins and fur seals.

 

Touring Highlights in Antarctica

  • Antarctica is all about the penguins, and you’ll see vast colonies where tens of thousands of birds huddle together for warmth, always on the lookout for predators lurking below the waters.
  • Learn about the British presence in Antarctica and send a postcard from the world’s most southerly post office at Port Lockroy.
  • The Antarctic scenery is truly out of this world. Enormous icebergs the size of cities drift across glassy bays, framed by jagged mountains and vast fields of pristine snow.
  • It’s well worth taking a detour to include South Georgia on your itinerary, a true wildlife hotspot where you’ll see king penguins, fur seals and albatross, as well as the last resting place of the great explorer Ernest Shackleton.
  • The iceberg-filled Lemaire Channel, also known as the ‘Kodak Gap’, is one of the Antarctic Peninsula’s most photogenic locations. Look out for orcas and humpback whales breaching the icy waters.

Tour Types in Antarctica


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10 Nights

Antarctic Explorer

Towering blue icebergs, vast penguin colonies, whales, seals and glaciers right in the heart of the peninsula

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £118pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:2- 189
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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10 Nights

WWF Giants of Antarctica

Join Intrepid and special guests from the World Wildlife Fund – Australia (WWF-Australia) on an 11-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £130pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:1- 200
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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13 Nights

WWF Journey to the Circle and Giants of Antarctica

Join Intrepid and special guests from the World Wildlife Fund – Australia (WWF-Australia) on a 14-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula and Circle

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £184pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:1- 200
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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13 Nights

Uncharted Antarctica: East and West Peninsula

Discover what it means to be a true Antarctic explorer on a 14-day expedition to wild western side of the Antarctic Peninsula

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £148pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:1- 200
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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13 Nights

Journey to the Antarctic Circle for Christmas & New Years

Enter the southernmost region on earth then take things a step further as you cross the Antarctic Circle

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £184pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:1- 200
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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11 Nights

Best of Antarctica from Punta Arenas

Cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula on an 12-day polar expedition from the southern shores of Chile’s Punta Arenas

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £114pp
Starts:Punta Arenas
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:1- 200
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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19 Nights

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

The fascinating history and overwhelming wildlife populations of the Sub-Antarctic combined with the awesome beauty of Antarctica itself.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £266pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:2- 189
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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13 Nights

Crossing the Antarctic Circle From Buenos Aires

Cast off from Ushuaia, Argentina, to embark on an adventure to one of the most beautiful and remote locations on the planet

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £278pp
Starts:Buenos Aires
Ends:Buenos Aires
Group Size:1- 200
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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13 Nights

Antarctic Circle Quest

Always one of the most popular departures, this expedition gives more time where it matters, below the Antarctic Circle.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £172pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:2- 189
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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22 Nights

Crossing the Antarctic Circle via Falklands & South Georgia from Buenos Aires

Become well acquainted with Antarctica's icy wilderness on this crossing of the Antarctic Circle that stops by the Falklands and South Georgia

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £504pp
Starts:Buenos Aires
Ends:Buenos Aires
Group Size:1- 200
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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20 Nights

Spirit of Shackleton

Discover the abundant wildlife and the unrivalled landscape of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £258pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:1- 134
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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10 Nights

Antarctica Classic

Enjoy and explore the adventure on this Antarctica Classic tour

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £98pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:12- 18
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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12 Nights

Antarctica Classic in Depth

Explore the world’s most southerly city – Ushuaia experience amazing views and wildlife sightings.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £104pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:1- 134
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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13 Nights

Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Explore the polar circle on an ice-strengthened ship. Overview; Itinerary; What's included. Quest For The Antarctic Circle.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £150pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:1- 134
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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10 Nights

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

Visit the Antarctic Peninsula, going south of the Antarctic Circle, but skip the Drake Passage by flying instead.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £218pp
Starts:Punta Arenas
Ends:Punta Arenas
Group Size:2- 132
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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13 Nights

Crossing the Circle via Buenos Aires

Go south of the Antarctic Circle and beyond, into waters untouched by all but the lucky few.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £260pp
Starts:Buenos Aires
Ends:Buenos Aires
Group Size:2- 199
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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10 Nights

Antarctic Whale Journey

Want the chance to see spectacular Antarctic sea life and follow whales as they migrate south for the winter? This 11-day Antarctic Whale Journey offers the opportunity of a lifetime for wildlife lovers, increasing the likelihood of spotting orcas, minke and humpback whales during an adventure on the Antarctic Peninsula

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £156pp
Starts:Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Ends:Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Group Size:1- 200
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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15 Nights

South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

Enjoy all of the highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic peninsula

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £180pp
Starts:Ushuaia
Ends:Ushuaia
Group Size:2- 189
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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7 Nights

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

The perfect short, introductory expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £188pp
Starts:Punta Arenas
Ends:Punta Arenas
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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10 Nights

Antarctic Explorer: From Buenos Aires 11 days

Experience an adventure tour of Antarctica and explore the unique conditions at the end of the Earth

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £214pp
Starts:Buenos Aires
Ends:Buenos Aires
Group Size:1- 99
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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