The polar regions were once the sole preserve of intrepid explorers such as Scott and Amundsen, along with the hardy souls that manned far-flung Antarctic whaling stations or eked out a living on the Arctic tundra. These days you can travel to the poles on board specialist expedition vessels, allowing you to explore these remarkable frozen landscapes in warmth and comfort. In Antarctica you’ll encounter abundant wildlife including whales, sea lions and vast penguin rookeries, while in the Arctic you’ll see walruses, spectacular seabird colonies and perhaps even the majestic polar bear. Travelling in the polar regions can be expensive, but it’s worth every penny: this is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience, exploring some of the last true wilderness areas on our planet.
The perfect short, introductory expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth.
Cycle through the wild steppe and attend the Mongolian Olympics
Towering blue icebergs, vast penguin colonies, whales, seals and glaciers right in the heart of the peninsula
Enjoy all of the highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic peninsula
Discover the dramatic fjords, glaciers and peaks of southern Chile
Visit the remains of Thule camps and enjoy the splendour of Scoresbysund as the ship navigates past majestic icebergs
Celebrate the life of Sir Ernest Shackleton on the centenary of his death
Visit the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth
The fascinating history and overwhelming wildlife populations of the Sub-Antarctic combined with the awesome beauty of Antarctica itself
Always one of the most popular departures, this expedition gives more time where it matters, below the Antarctic Circle.
Navigate your way through Provence by bike defined by mountain backdrops and the region's famous lavender scent.