Embark on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. David Attenborough has spoken and it’s time to head to Antarctica and take in the wonders it has on offer. This once-in-a-lifetime expedition is one to write home about, and this 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Pass huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning and it will reshape the way you look at the world. Have the chance to encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins and stunning landscapes only a few have ever witnessed.
Day 1 Ushuaia
Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.
Day 2 Ushuaia/Drake Passage
Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last-minute shopping, explore the town, or visit the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.
Breakfast | Dinner
Days 3–4 Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands
The adventure begins with a 1000km (600mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the G Expedition's wake.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 5–8 South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula
Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Days 9–10 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep sharp eyes on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 11 Ushuaia
Disembark the G Expedition after breakfast.
About the ship
Not only will the G Expedition take you closer to some of the planet’s most amazing places, but the professional and highly skilled team offer incredible insights, unique perspectives and hands-on attention you won’t find anywhere else. G Expedition offers multiple large public areas to enjoy during sea crossing and in-between land excursions, not only that but you will benefit from a great range of onboard amenities such as:
· Forward deck viewing platforms
· Polar Bear Pub
· Fitness centre/sauna
· All cabins with private en-suite and outside view
· Medical clinic with a doctor
· Large aft deck with BBQ facilities
· Albatross dining room
· 9 nights aboard the G Expedition
· 1 night hotel in Ushuaia
· Return flights from London
· Arrival and departure transfers
· Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
· Lectures and educational programs
· Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 - 16
· Expedition parka
Twin-share hotel (1nt), aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window, 9nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.
10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
Allow USD25-35 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.
G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus, walking.
Staff & experts
One expedition team member per 10 guests.
When can I go?
This offer is based on departing 12th March 2020. For alternative dates, please speak to your Personal Travel Consultant.
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Terms and conditions
Subject to terms and conditions, and availability. Prices subject to change, correct at time of publishing.